Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Sewing Habit









I've been sewing a lot lately - I keep finding myself heading down to the sewing room (aka the garage) and pulling out all of my ancient scraps. These old cutters, pieces that couldn't possibly be used for anything else, are finding new life in my small fabric collages. I kinda like this new sewing habit - it reminds me of when I learned how to link beads together - it's addicting.

19 comments:

MARY PERNULA said...

I simply love it, they remind me of little ispiration board/ wall quilt............HUGS MARY

Rachel said...

Love those blocks. I seem to recognize some of those hat paper tags ;)

Rachaeldaisy said...

These are simply stunning! Each one seems to tell a story. Beautiful.

homemade said...

I love these, I can never throw away a scrap of fabric either.

dorylyn thomas said...

Your work is beautiful!

Babsarella said...

Love these great collages!! What a perfect way to use those pieces that are too small, but you just can't bear to toss.

katie coulton said...

love them...makes me miss crosby st store but i'm so glad you and molly have blogs

Suzanne said...

Love the clear blues you're using and the reds are devine. I hope you are thinking of incorporating some of those paper elements in your new fabric collections. You have some amazing old labels and tags there.

Anonymous said...

I see a whole new way to scrapbook out of these small pages. I like how you have incorporated the old religious cards (Joan of Arc?) with the scraps. They remind me of pages from an old scrap book...simply amazing!

Susan Fuquay said...

These are so lovely! You are insuring me to finish the little woad patchwork I started in France!

stuf & co said...

I think your little collages are stunning! What a lovely idea.I have so many fabric scraps I can't throw away!Chris

madrekarin said...

I love your story blocks. :)

Nancy said...

I love these. The colors lined with others like it just look so cute and ancient. I'm inspired.

grizwaldski said...

fabulous! Very inspiring in their simplicity! Reminds me of sewing with my grandmother:-)

Mandy said...

They are all just yummy. A great way to display those small but priceless pieces. :)

Jillayne said...

What a fun way to use up scraps. I have just discovered collage myself and it's so freeing - no seams to match perfectly, plaing with stitches, layering and layering. I can't imagine what a store of treasured bits you have to pull from though!

Champagne/StitchPoet/CrushParty said...

I love these! Oh to be so organized...You have inspired...as usual :)

Rhonda said...

I have loved your shop and fabrics for years. I longed to make something one day with them. The only thing in my whole life I used a sewing machine for was mending a drape hem, big deal. Now I sew all the time. I love it. Who knew it could be so much fun.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Very inspirational !