Wednesday, July 28, 2010

artful birds

This beautiful "artful birds" mosaic was created by one of my favorite artists Rebecca Sower. I've been following her blog and creative endeavors for a few years- so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered my linen bird bag in her mosaic. rebecca sower's weblog is an inspiring must read. If you love vintage textiles and details then you'll love her work. You can see the entire mosaic here with artist's info.
Thanks Rebecca!

I made the list!

I'm always flattered when someone includes me in their Etsy Treasury- a list of favorites hand picked by Etsy members. I wanted to share these...
This is called "Apple of my eye" curated by room29. Beautiful colors! You can see the entire list here, including my Vintage Fabric House Pillow.
"Orange You Glad" was put together by zJayne- a fellow Clevelander. I don't usually like orange- but this collection is great! You can see the entire list here, including my Mod Leaf Pillow.
This collection by oktak is called "Vintage fabric love". I love it- what more can I say! You can see the entire list here- including my Little Vintage Fabric Birdhouse.
This last list by lynchgirl is called "A New Leaf" Very fresh & contemporary. You can find the whole list here- including my Vintage Fabric Applique Bag.

Thanks Etsy friends for taking the time to include my work!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

5th Annual Summer Market

I hope to see you all this Friday & Saturday at the 5th Annual Summer Market in Avon Lake. Right on the shores of Lake Erie, this outdoor market features artists, antiques, live music, and great food. Find hours, map , and vendor list here.
I'll be selling my wares- mostly pillows, bags, and of course my leather wrap bracelets. This is always a great event- and the weather forecast looks great (fingers crossed!)
So spread the word and come join us for some great shopping- start your Christmas shopping early! I'll be closing my Etsy shop for a few days so if there's something you've been eyeing grab it now.
I'm off to finish my linen birdhouses. I'll post more on that after the show- hopefully with pics of the event.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

...a few new pillows...

I have this thing for vintage fabric. I almost never buy new fabric- why should I when there's so much vintage fabric out there just waiting for a new life? I decided to use some of my stash, along with a few recent flea market finds.....
These new pillows are in my Etsy shop- the big Peonies & Birds....
..and this fun Mod Leaf print.
More tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Here's a snapshot of a lovely Etsy Treasury curated by BlueRoseRetro. Titled Meadowlark- inspired by the "green of the meadow and the song of the lark"- here's unique variety of Etsy finds (including my vintage fabric applique pillow!). It's always an honor to be included in a treasury collection! Thanks BlueRoseRetro.

for the birds....

Here's a snapshot of a fun Etsy Treasury curated by applechampagne titled {Bird Cages}. I never knew so many people shared my obsession! My linen pillow, jewelry, wall decals, prints, and accessories all with a bird cage motif. You can see the entire treasury here. Thanks for the feature applechampagne!
As I'm posting this I realized it's been a few weeks since my last post. I've been crazy busy getting ready for Summer Market in Avon Lake, Ohio. The outdoor show, right on the shores of Lake Erie is Fri.7/30 & Sat. 7/31. This is a wonderful Summer Market including crafts, antiques, live music, great food, a farmer's market & more. Here's the link- but I'll post more about it tomorrow!

Stay cool!

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Last of the Pin Cushion Rings...

I made the very last batch of my pin cushion rings- made from hand-felted wool balls and little vintage enamel stickpins. Very cute and very useful!
I bought a whole bunch of these little vintage stickpins years ago not knowing what to do with them- they were pennies a piece. (I went through my ebay phase where I bought anything unusual and vintage I could find!) I tried to get more & saw similar pins on ebay for $5 a piece! I think they look right at home perched on their rings- just waiting a new home.
These are all listed in my sister-shop (not my sister's shop!) Everything in my Junebugz shop is under $20- check it out!

More tomorrow!

Summer Sale!

I'm making room in my Etsy shop for new linen bags and just marked down several bags and totes. Grab them while you can! There's more in my shop.
This is a great tote made from a dusty green vintage barkcloth- with antique lace & button detail. You can find it here.
This great reproduction tropical barkcloth is the perfect summer bag! Find it here.
A pretty vintage hanky was the inspiration for this linen tote- find it here.
I LOVE this pretty high end tropical print fabric! Find it here.

New bags next week!