Thursday, September 3, 2015

A little bit of fun...

Last night of all things, I discovered I was completely out of butter.  I cannot remember the last time I let myself run out of butter.  Anyway, I knew that meant a trip to after a bit of breakfast we headed to Super Walmart in Paris, Illinois.
There's a little shop over there that we have passed several times but never had the time to stop till today.  First of all, it was not near as small as we thought it was.  The front is crammed full of stuff.  I cannot even think of all.  A lot of it new...some of it stuff you would see at the dollar store, or at a flea market.  Some pretty stuff.

In the back was mainly used stuff, tables, chairs, sofas, etc.  And it had several signs.  You know the type I mean...the Americana type of signs.  and then there were some just kind of the one above.

Or this one:
They both gave me a VBG!
Anyway, after we came home, I just needed to sew a little.  And there was something I wanted to try.  I started out with this:
Yep, that is just bits and pieces of fabric that would normally go in the garbage can and be thrown away.  This is what I did with it:
I spread it out on a piece of fabric that I didn't particularly like and then cut a piece of organza to put over it...the organza was not see through enough to get the effect I wanted.
Still I had fun using some of the fancy stitches on my machine and I also used up a couple bobbins with bits of thread on them.

I happened to set may camera down on it, and when I went to pick it up and move it, I noticed this view.  I liked it.

As to what I will do with this, I am not sure.  I had thought a little cosmetic bag, but will have to wait till I have enough scraps to make another piece this size.  Then again, I am not that happy with it, so may not do anything with it other than think of it as a learning experience.


DeniseinVA said...

Oh my, how lovely! You created another work of art. And I love that last picture too.

Nancy Chan said...

This is good advice! I will remember to waste my time wisely for it is precious. Good reminder for me. Rose, you are very creative with the things you have at hand. I am learning a lot of new things from your blog. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Cute signs.
I love what you did with the tiny scraps. That last photo is great. Let us know what you decide to do with this pretty fabric art. Have a great day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great way to use up scraps of fabric and thread! Oh, and to have fun with the various stitches on your sewing machine. ;))

Gill - That British Woman said...

now that's different. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Sandra said...

i love the last photo and it turned out great and used up your trash which is up cycling to me..

Anonymous said...

Fun signs. Sometimes it's enough to sit at the machine and experiment. I need to do more of that.