Vintage French grain sacks are SO desirable…and therefore pricey if you’re lucky enough to even find one. But that quintessential look- either the offset stripes in red & blue, or faded print/text- can be replicated with some crafty ingenuity. So, I headed out to the thrift store with a defined agenda- find something in the linens section that could pass as linen/burlap/grain sack material.Read more ›
I can seriously hardly believe that the end of April is here and it’s time (almost past time!) to shop for Mother’s Day! I’m just about ready to declare 2015 as the fastest moving year ever.
Last December, I did a “12 Days of Etsy” series on my Facebook page, featuring 12 of my favorite Etsy shops. Ya’ll know I love to find new makers- vintage, upcycling, and handmade- and I especially love sharing their shops and pages for all to see! So in honor of moms everywhere, here are 12 fantastic shops offering fun, unique, and handmade gifts for Mother’s Day.Read more ›
You may recall that I attended something called the Indie Craft Parade back in September…a weekend-long festival dedicated to handcrafted, functional, obtainable arts and crafts right here in Greenville, South Carolina. I bought a fantastic tote bag there- handcrafted from waxed canvas and a salvaged feed sack- from Hawks and Doves. Now, truth be told, this was my SECOND Hawks and Doves purchase because I just LOVE her stuff.
All of my vintage-loving friends have a special affinity for old linens…whether it’s cute embroidered hand towels, pretty crocheted doilies, or colorfully kitsch tablecloths, we always paw through them in shops. The same goes for old grain, feed, and flour sacks- cotton, linen, or burlap, we just seem to love them all.
I have to give credit where credit is due, and Country Living magazine came up with this first. I fell in love with this project the moment I saw it, and I knew it was a craft I needed to attempt. Our dining room needs more wall décor, and an embroidered feed sack (or 2) would be fitting (dining room…feed sack…) and quirky.Read more ›