Had an idea for a project............ within a six month period, to furnish a house from scratch with found objects. Make a little doco out of the process.
This funny thing happens....... friends and family know I collect things and in our conversations mention they are looking for certain items. My radar goes out, and as if by magic, I find the item discarded somewhere in my travels. Recently I have found a beautiful teak table, a gas BBQ, timber single and double bed frames, a Moroccan leather pouf, a copy of the Women's Weekly Basic Cookbook (for my little sis), teak 70's office chair etc., etc.. A couple of years ago I found a Castiglione Arc lamp minus the marble base. The objects were mostly found on the side of the road............... all in good condition. Of course, there is the story of the book The Crochet Workshop by James Walters (posted January 14th, 2007). Totally bizarre.
While it's still raining I have been busy making..........bbzzzz............bbzzzz.
The Couch Shoulder Bag.
The Kalahari Bag (actually made a few months ago).
The Nelly Bag.
Bags are made entirely from preloved materials (except thread)
Patterns came from these Japanese Craft Books, The Book of Bag ISBN4-277-43006-6 and Handmade Bags in Japanese Fabrics ISBN978-4-9347-2516-2.
New woolly gems for the The Gooseflesh Boutique.
The Mermaid Charms Bracelet (made from pre-loved tapestry wool).
New additions to the El Nodule Collecione (made from pre-loved tapestry wool).
The bracelets are available in The Gooseflesh Boutique.