The theme this year is Recycled*.
This owl is filled with the stuffing of an
old pillow. Nothing goes to waste on the
If you remember this post I shared that the
remaining parts of gourds grown on the farm
were going to become some sort of dolls.
The body of each doll was formed from~you guessed
it~baling wire recycled!
The bottom part of the gourds became bowls
that I entered last year.
The left~6 folded cloth napkins and on the right
are two potholders. The fabric is from a
1950's housedress. I wrote about the woman who owned
the housedress here.
The lining is an old beach towel.
I have shared progress photos of this rug. It is a braided rug
made up of an old skirt, curtains, pillowcases, a few
shirts and remnant fabric. I hand sewed this.
This is a crocheted rug made from cotton
t-shirts. I shared progress photos here.
This rug is made up from ten~old shirts!!
I have had the wood for this piece for a while now.
Believe it or not this is from my island that was in the kitchen
before we tore out all the cheapy thin almost cardboard wood cabinets.
Whenever others ask how Bill and I have been able to live the lives
we do...I try and explain how we live. The value of items is truly
appreciated here on the farm. I work hard at not wasting anything
and giving new life to as many things as possible.
I enjoy making something different from something that is usually
considered waste. I enter items in the County Fair...not because
I am the art guru. No. I enter items to share that anyone can make
items for their homes. One need not rush out for new to have something
nice. Imperfection of stitches and crooked paint strokes makes for character...that
makes the contents of our home one of a kind originals.