Sunday, January 17, 2010
Happy New Year - Back in Action!
Happy New Year, Everyone!
I know I have been away from my blog for a long time. I promise to try to stay on track and keep regular posts coming.
One of my major resolutions this year is to be more disciplined in some areas. I have some definite goals in mind and God willing - I will stick to them.
In regards to the arts and crafts world, I would like to get back into making art quilts and dolls. Quilting has always been one of my favorite things to do. I got so caught up in making jewelry for my customers, boutiques and the like that it took up all of my creative time. Don't get me wrong - I'll still make and sell jewelry as long as there is still a demand for it, however, I'd like to get back to doing what I really enjoy.
For years, I have hoarded vintage quilts, chenille blankets, linens, hankies and doilies with the intent that I would make them into something new. I did make some awesome hankie quilts, hankie angel dolls and teddy bears made from chenille blankets and cutter quilts a few years ago. Please keep an eye out for my new creations which I will sell on EBay and Etsy. This is going to be an interesting year!
Speaking of hoarding, I have collected vintage brooches, earrings and broken jewelry pieces for years. I have also been experimenting with creating these into repurposed assemblage necklaces. These are a nice change in design for me and quite refreshing.
As I mentioned on an earlier post, I wanted to start selling vintage items on Etsy and even had a contest to name the store. What I didn't realize is the store name I selected was already in use, so I have had to select another name. I expect to be opening that store in the next few days. Stay tuned for details...