Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

We are experiencing our first blast of arctic chill. It is the season to be thankful, and I realize in-spite of what might seem like a little grumbling on my part, I do have a lot that I feel quite happy and thankful for. However. I don’t care for cold weather. I had made a …

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Weekends have taken on a new meaning for me. Switzerland arrives on Sundays with food for the soul. Somebody got into the pound cake before their dinner.  I’m not naming any names, but that isn’t my hand – just sayin’. I had mine with my morning coffee – awesome. Apple cake – I’ll have that …

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Recently I had the pleasure to take part in a very special ceremony honoring and remembering The Greatest Generation.  A ceremony honoring those that fought and gave so bravely for their country.  Their belief  in freedom during World War II. It is hard to put into words exactly how amazed I felt about taking part …

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sewing holiday projects with recycled fabric

November 8, 2013


Vintage Bark and Chenille Stocking

Vintage Barkcloth  and Chenille Stocking

I’ve finished a few sewing projects.

 Holiday stockings, all made with recycled material.

Some of the material is really old, vintage and some new, like the boho gypsy stocking was a skirt that I purchased at a thrift store and took apart.

When I purchased my first sewing machine last year, the first thing I wanted to make were stockings.

 Well, that didn’t happen.  A year later, and few false starts I’m on my way.

Vintage Bark cloth and Chenille

Vintage Bark cloth and Chenille

Vintage Bark and Chenille Stocking

Vintage Bark and Chenille Stocking

Traditional Plaid stocking

Traditional Plaid stocking

Traditional plaid stocking

Traditional plaid stocking

Traditional plaid red stocking

Traditional plaid red stocking

Boho Gypsy Stocking

Boho Gypsy Stocking made from an old skirt

Boho Gypsy stocking

Boho Gypsy stocking

Boho Gypsy stocking

Boho Gypsy stocking

Boho Gypsy

Boho Gypsy

Body made from vintage fabric, cuff, new

Body made from vintage fabric.

The body of this one was made using vintage fabric, I’ve had for many years.  That piece of fabric on the cuff is new.  It is a left-over scrap from a chair I am reupholstering.

Tropical Red Stocking

Tropical Red Stocking

What projects are you working on?

See you later, Bye!

Kim

Earlier this summer I received a wonderful gift.  Something I’ve always wanted.  It was hand-made by my dad so it couldn’t have been any better. Not really a barn – it is actually a Purple Martin house. Betsy Beagle supervises the installation. Dad and Mr. Cottage working on a plan. A job well done. A …

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Threads that bind us together. Last weekend, Mr. Cottage treated me to a trip to a few craft and thrift stores. Honestly it isn’t an easy undertaking and I’m really lucky that he is so patient with me. New embroidery thread. The colors make me swoon. I always lose the color codes, and end up …

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