Monday, February 7, 2011

Waste not want not...

 
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Hi there!  How are you?  Did you guys all make it through the Super bowl?  I was the designated bean dip  and cocktail weanies chef.  Very high class I tell ya.  Today  has been a reminder that alas...Winter is not over rover.  Nope.  Cold and snow flurries.  Luckily it has not stuck.   Oy.
 At any rate...it was a great day to try out a few ideas I had using some antique handkerchiefs I found while out and about at my fave thrift store.  I am sure you have heard the term "Waste not Want not"...a term heavily used during the great depression. They knew a value of  a dollar and used what they had. Repurpose reuse....two beautiful words in my dictionary.  I have a thing for old scraps of fabric and collect them...including hankies (I have a few of my great grandmothers that are dear to me) this time I allowed myself to cut a few up  and had fun using them on cards.  I plan to take the time to repurpose more often...I like the outcome.  The two other cards I used scrappies on...I swear 2011 is the year for scraps!  I am over run with them.    The frame on the one card I painted (did not like the original color) and serendipity reared its head and made it chippy for me!  LOVE how that happens from time to time.  I like using the unexpected.  How about you?  Well I am off to catch up on dishes...the dish fairy never came.    Hugs, cherry

11 comments:

Deb said...

I like them...so ready for spring myself...22 years ago we had ice...and snow....today....

Joy said...

gorgeous cards

Linda B said...

Great idea with the hankies... beautiful cards as always. Stay warm!

Ros said...

These just take my breath away!!

BEAR's Mom said...

Love the cards
If the dish fairy
finally shows up
give her my addy.
BEAR HUGS xxx
~victoria~

Cheryl Nelson said...

Sooooooo incredibly lovely!!!

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Nancy said...

Really wonderful cards. Love the creamy vintage look. Always fun to see your amazing creations!
XO Nancy

miss vio said...

Oh! such lovely eye-candy. Your cards are so pretty... so so pretty, miss cherry! and it sounds familiar: "the dish fairy never came" ... how I wish she would! :)

on another note, the job is almost done :) sorry for taking so long to get back to you! life is busy! :)

Geri said...

Oh my gosh...so many creations since I last visited!! Yikes!! It is all so very beautiful and inspiring!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I love your idea of using up scraps and the waste not, want not motto. It just feels so good to make beautiful things from leftovers, doesn't it? Love your re-purposing of old fabric here. Your projects, as always, fill my heart with light and happiness!