Last week, the bright sunshine that flooded my studio motivated me to spend time working on a few fun projects.
First, I got out my old Singer sewing machine and fashioned a festive pennant banner from a vintage tablecloth with a Vera Neumann vibe. Then I used a bit of the remaining fabric and made an embroidery hoop art swatch portrait. This textile is sunshine personified!
It had been a while since I combed through my vast collection of vintage buttons. So out they came. Before long, I crafted sets of button magnets from translucent yellow flowers and added colorful carved buttons for the centers. Aren't they sweet?
These whimsical magnets would be a cheerful springtime addition to a fridge. Or place them on a metal tray, washboard or cookie sheet and you'd have an instant message board.
Since another of my handmade altered art globes sold last week, it was time to create a new one.
Using a vintage Replogle Land and Sea Globe, this one sports a gold metal stand with a Meridian band attached at the North and South Poles allowing the globe to pivot on its axis and adjust it to any angle.
My, how I love my studio! As I always say... everyone should have a little space that is all their own. Mine never fails to inspire.
Now I'm off to run errands. But before I go, I'd like to wish you all a Happy Spring!