Friday, July 29, 2016

Summertime in Arizona is Spent Indoors

So summertime here is the best time for me to get creative! 
Since I have a beautiful "AIR CONDITIONED" studio what better way to stay cool and get some work done. So here are a few of the bags I've been working on.

This sweet clutch is made from a vintage wool embroidered pillow. I have added a nicer tassel since this photo was taken.

This cross body bag is large and roomy! Great market bag. It is made with soft leather and a European grain sack.

This one is made with a beautiful gray velvet and an antique crochet piece, I pick up on my travels. It an be worn cross body or on the shoulder.

This is another beautiful embroidered pillow that I took apart. 

This chair!!!  I found this wing back at a thrift store and had a slipcover made for it.  I think it turned out amazing!!  My friend Scott did a fabulous job.  I purchased the vintage French ticking when I was in Texas.  At Carol Hicks Bolton's shop in Fredericksburg! 

All of these pieces are available for purchase.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Where Bloggers Create 2016 - Sacred Heart Studios

First and foremost I would like to thank my friend Karen Valentine for hosting this event.  It's only because of her that I have this blog and even attempt to post!!

I have been so busy traveling, junking and creating.  I just don't seem to take the time to post.  When I am home, I try to spend as much time as I can in my studio, it is my happy place.  I feel so blessed to have this space and the time to be creative.  Plus I have a very supportive husband who makes it easy for me to have this creative space.  
I have made some changes in my studio since the last blog party. I love to use antique and vintage pieces in my home and studio, but sometimes you need utility over looks.

So I changed out the antique piece I used as a cutting table with a "New" island. And it works great!  I love that it has storage and one side drops down for more space!

This old beat up drawer cabinet holds lots of pieces and parts for making jewelry and also my soldering supplies and all my different glues i need.

This amazing tall drawer cabinet, I've had for a couple of years now.  I brought back from a Texas junkin trip at Round Top!!

It holds more wonderful pieces. I know I have an issue, but we all have our
 addictions :)

I love having these old jars out so I can see all my little treasures.

Seeing all these beauties help to inspire me in the creative process.

I now have three machines! Not shown is a old heavy duty Juki. Now I can sew leather :)

 This one is made with a European grain sack, soft leather and an old belt.

This was my first try with leather and my Juki. I love vintage serapes. I have a chair covered in one. I guess I will have to do a post when I finish the transformation in my guestroom and master bedroom.

On this messenger bag I used a vintage french tapestry.

With several racks full of vintage and re-purposed fabric and lace. Yes I have been called a "Horder" !!

 And here are a few of my mannequin and dress form collection. The newest addition is this amazing French mannequin from 1900's. He has glass eyes and real hair. I love him!!

And I can't forget my sweet little assistants, Milo and PeeWee!

Thank you all for taking the time to peek into my little world. I hope you are inspired to create your own little space to do what makes your soul soar!!  
And I hope you enjoy all of the creative space that are posted on
 "Where Bloggers Create 2016"