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angel with the broken wing

 I find eggs in unexpected places when the girls mischievously lay them outside their nesting box.

Sometimes I put them in my pocket.

Sometimes I forget that I put that egg in my pocket.

Sometimes I get a drippy gooey surprise.

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crafting · Photography · Ramblings · vintage

box full of vintage treasure

I went up in the attic, out to the garage and into the far depths of my studio and pulled out boxes of dusty, crusty moth-eaten, beautiful stuff.

 

 

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fringe

I’ve been keeping my heart busy with projects.  They are all rocking some fringe.

So in the words of the Junk Gypsies  – “If loving fringe is wrong, I don’t want to be right.”

Yes, I’ve been a crafty sewing freak.

This spring I scored a bit of vintage fabric at thrift shops and yard sales.  Oh and all kinds of fringe too.

Boxes of it.

Oh Yeah!

I made a pair of curtains for the pool side bathroom door.

curtains

Mr. Cottage says I got the ’60’s thing going on here.

Several months ago, I bought a plain little stool at a local thrift shop.

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Painted it one coat of Parisian Grey chalk paint, then a coat of  Grotto with a somewhat dry brush, so that the grey could still show.

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Cut some foam to size.

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Played with fabric choices.

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Too plain, not the right color.

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Nope. Right color, pattern didn’t feel right.

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Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner.

More vintage fabric.

Stool

A pop of ball fringe and the completed project is ready to travel to Coral Cottage South.

I leave you with a few photos from last night.  Mr. Cottage and I were mesmerized by the full moon and feeling grateful to live amidst the beauty of the rolling hills of Virginia.

carysbrook moon

Barely there wispy clouds.

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On the other side of the driveway the sun slips behind the trees in a blazing ball of awesomeness.

carysbrook sunset

What projects have you been working on?  Do tell.

See you later, Bye!

Kim