January 26, 2016

This time it’s a girl

My boys Pelican Joe and Popping-Eye Pete told me that it would be wonderful to have female company. Human women and cat ladies obviously don’t count. I couldn’t refuse their wish and created a girl for them that is more after their taste. Her name is Office Joy.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture

She loves her office job and is well equipped to execute it optimally. If you think that she has a bad hair day you might be right Smile.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture

Joy looks slightly unhappy because someone had misplaced some files she was supposed to archieve.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture
Finally she found them and now doesn’t let them out of her sight, especially the one that is marked “confidential”.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture by Vintage with Laces

She wears the key to the file cabinet with the confidential records around her neck to make sure, no one unauthorized has access. Joy is a valuable staff member and is popular among her colleagues. The boys are thrilled about their new female friend and love spending time with her when she comes home from the office.

Joy will have some fun at these great parties:
Talk of the Town at My Salvaged Treasures
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
A Morning Cup of Joe at The Cottage Market
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Brag About It at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
A New Life at Rostrose

December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Vignette


Thank you very much for all your visits this year and for your lovely comments.

I wish you and your loved ones

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 09, 2015

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Trees

When my husband sorted out a cotton sweater with a cable pattern, I cut it up and put the pieces in my fabric stash with the idea to make sweater trees for Christmas. Some weeks ago I rummaged through a box filled with rusty parts and found the perfect tree trunks for this project.


Upcycled Sweater Christmas Trees
I dyed one piece of the sweater in a medium gray because I wanted the trees to look a bit different. Additionally, I used the left side instead of the right side of the knit fabric for the smaller tree. To give the trees a certain stability and to prevent the fiber filling to poke through the little holes, I sewed inlets from heavy weight muslin first and covered them with the sweater material.

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree


Christmas ornaments made from star-shaped thread cards

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree
The Christmas ornaments I used to embellish the trees, are a few years old. I made them from star-shaped thread cards, a bit of paint, pieces of lace and glass cabochons.

Upcycled Sweater Christmas Trees


Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree


I keep my Christmas decoration rather simple this year and I love it. I’ve sorted out and given away a lot of Christmas ornaments and other décor pieces. My taste has changed so much and I had been in a serious decluttering mood. Almost everything super cute has left the building :) . Has your Christmas decoration style changed as well over the last few years?

The sweater trees will join these great parties:

Vintage Inspiration at My Salvaged Treasures
Vintage Charm at My Thrift Store Addiction
Create - Share - Inspire at The Wicker House
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice