Always making something

on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Seems as if I am always creating.
It is just what I do.
I have been wrapping paper free for many years.
I buy silk scarves at the thrift stores to wrap my gifts.
I also use pillow cases, tea shirts and all matter of tea towels.

When I found this book at the library I was excited. The art of furoshiki is  amazing.
I was hoping I would learn a few more wrapping up ways.

My husband helped me make a pattern so I could make a pumkin pin cushion.
Using six segments I can sew up a pumpkin or a tomato.
I am wanting to make a few pumpkin pin cushions for October gifting.
I worked on my prototype last night. I stuffed it with roving.
I will finish with a stem and a large button bottom. I am doing hand sewing in the evenings. 

I felted an old orange wool sweater. I cut out my segments, a stem and some leaves for a fancy pumpkin pin cushion. I will let you know how it comes out.
I needed a pin cushion for quilting.
I needed a place for my needles and my embroidery scissors.
I made this little cushion and scissor holder.
I am organizing my fabrics and trims.
I am organizing the buttons.
I want to be able to find things quickly.

This tin is just perfect for white buttons.

I have lots and lots of felted wool.
I have lots of buttons.
I do love the idea of this piece.
I want to make a Cowgirl on a button Moon.
Button dolls are fun!

I have started a scrap basket and am gathering ideas on what to do with them.

I have decided 2011 will be a waste free year.
Coming up with ways to use everything that comes into my house.
I will be looking at packaging before I buy.
I am repurposing as much as possible.
I have made a commitment to sharing with you what I make each week. I am always making something.
Wednesday is my "Artful Life" blogging day.
I am repurposing my blogs too!