Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Yeah for recycling ... and vintage!

Today I got a new super duper sewing machine - thanks mom!  This is the first time I have had a new machine and it has - wait for it - 33 twin needle stitches including overlock!  I'm estatic.  My other 2 machines are a 1950's brute that is a work horse but hernia inducing - can a machine be made out of lead? And a newer circa 1980's model which weighs marginally less but has a disposition to chew thread. But it did zigzag which made me very happy.  Yes.  I am easy pleased.

So my re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose master plan is about to evolve.  Houston we have lift off! 

I would so love if I could design and create totally with organic hemp (the best fabric out there for ticking all the green, organic, ethical boxes),  wild silk ( ok not as sumptious as muga silk but the silkworms get to stay alive) and organic cotton ... but for now the fabrics will be re-using, re-cycling, re-purposing what is already here.

That means of course that you can expect to see lots more of my embellishments fetish as I weave lovely vintage bits and pieces, like the gorgeous vintage buttons I received in the mail today from the irrepressible and delectable bohemienne - http://bohemienne.etsy.com, into my creations.  Oh and you really should make sure to check out her other shop with all her gorgeous handmade lovelies http://rubyclover.etsy.com.

Aren't the buttons brilliant?!










4 comments:

  1. oh and they're from my other shop!
    www.bohemienne.etsy.com

    ♥♥♥

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  2. lovely! i have loads of buttons and one of these days, i'll make something with them. i swear!

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  3. congrats on the new sewing machine. I got a new one last Valentine's that does 30 stitches, but NO overlock. :(

    It has been very nice, but I still need a serger. Looking forward to your creations.

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