Friday, June 18, 2010

New life to old chairs

I have been on a journey lately to reuse, recycle, repurpose, buy local, eat clean & grow what we can. My husband & I are both self employed, Ted is a carpenter/alternative energy consultant and I work with fiber and mixed media. We both have lots of scrap in our studio/workshops and I am always looking to do something with all that is leftover. As I posted earlier, a friend showed me her weaving method for repurposing ties, my intent was to use my scrap jersey for weaving seats & backs and was so thrilled with the outcome. I am now in the process of finishing a couple of these old rush rockers and six of these old cane chairs. I am certain I will not have room for them all, so I may be selling a few of these at some local shows here in Maine.

Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 26 is the 2nd annual Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Festival. This free festival is a great place to spend the day with your family while supporting local Farms, Farmers, Restaurants, Artists & Craftsmen. You can pick your own strawberries, listen to great music and your children can create something fabulous at the Kids tent. The day will finish with a pot luck dinner and silent auction to support the Cape Elizabeth Farm Alliance. This is the second year of this event and last year was a great little Festival. Bring the family and support your local business folks while enjoying some down home fun!
Below is a coloring page of the poster above. If your kids are coloring fools as mine were when they were younger, they will enjoy making their own poster!
Feel free to down load and color away!
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Sunday, June 6, 2010


Just finished sewing these 2 cuties. A tooth pillow w/little pouch in the back for tooth awaiting the Tooth Fairy. Bee pillow is just a little Bee love. Both cute just sitting on a shelf.