Too much going on this week for a lot of words... not the time to go too deep. So how about some lovely fabric! We can all rally around that! This vintage canvas was a fantastic score at a garage sale this summer. It was an old tarp that had been lovingly cared for by a country family and used for generations of farm chores only to find its way into my hands. I think it was waiting for me! I've cut off sections that aren't stained and worn and thoroughly washed and pressed them to be reinvented into something new. I kind of like the stained parts (looks like clean dirt to me) and might save them for my own crafting or possibly to dye! These are custom zipper pouches that have finally made their way to their new homes. I am stitching slowly these days, or should I say in fits and bursts... but I hope to make some more soon, as this canvas might be some of the most delicious fabric I've worked with. Sturdy, soft, and filled with stories of hard work and seasons passing. It suits this romantic quite well. And takes stamps bea-U-tifully!
And here is a bit of luna love, custom created for a purple lover. I knew I had an old vintage purple zipper in my stash, and I stitched this pouch around it according to her specs. Her pouch utilizes an old tarp that once hung in my studio... it's infused with tons of creativity and inspiration. Oodles, I tell you!
That's what I appreciate most about fabric... more than the prints and the patterns, I love the stories woven in. I know... you've heard me say it quite a few times. Wink. Wink.