Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

I’m ready to make over my front hall and stair-case  I pulled some photos from Pinterest for inspiration. My there are some really creative people out there. Holy busy staircase! Believe it or not, I’ve been thinking of going with neutral tones on the wall and trim and a traditional black and white stair case. …

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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. …

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Sometimes it is the simplest of things that make me have happy. Here is one of them.  Herbal steam tablets. So easy. You will need: 1 box of baking soda Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender a mini muffin tray and muffin papers Place the baking soda in a bowl, then add a little water …

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Over a year ago, some friends and I went on a shopping venture, where they helped me nab a big stash of old neckties.  I planned to repurpose them into something. I’ve pulled them out from time to time and thought about making stuff with them, but as of yet nothing has come to me. …

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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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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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From a box lot purchased at auction came the ugliest lamp ever. Or so I thought. I was going to give it to a friend that I thought would appreciate the design as it was.  But then I started envisioning a little face lift.  One thing led to another. It has been so blasted hot …

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