Yvonne Newgard's Profile

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I live on a little spot of sweetness, nestled in the lower foothills of Mt. Baker, tucked into a valley and next to a river. I am surrounded by all the qualities of bucollic life...the sights, smells, sounds and the bounty from this rich soil. I love this place where cows neighbor us on one side, a corn field sits across from us and hay fields surround the rest. Our little addition to the local agriculture is growing Christmas trees...for families to take home and enjoy during the holidays...and because of that, I am always thinking of what to do for Christmas time.
I have learned that there is always time to create, always time to think about the next adventure of creating and always time to gather supplies for creating. That means there is always time to create messes...and I have been making messes everywhere I go in order to do exactly that...create, design, manufacture. There pretty much is…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 13
  • Joined April 17, 2007

Favorite materials

fabric, cotton, canvas, wool, wood, paint, metal, tin, antiques, linens, lace, twigs, greeney

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About

I live on a little spot of sweetness, nestled in the lower foothills of Mt. Baker, tucked into a valley and next to a river. I am surrounded by all the qualities of bucollic life...the sights, smells, sounds and the bounty from this rich soil. I love this place where cows neighbor us on one side, a corn field sits across from us and hay fields surround the rest. Our little addition to the local agriculture is growing Christmas trees...for families to take home and enjoy during the holidays...and because of that, I am always thinking of what to do for Christmas time.
I have learned that there is always time to create, always time to think about the next adventure of creating and always time to gather supplies for creating. That means there is always time to create messes...and I have been making messes everywhere I go in order to do exactly that...create, design, manufacture. There pretty much is no way to craft, design or manufacture anything without making a mess along the way. It is those messes that have lead me to fresh inspiration for many other projects. The spilling of colors into one another the unplanned marriage of fabrics that accidentially land next to each other and the bag of a friends junk...these things keep me going, keep me in the zone of creativity and keep me vulnerable to something new.
Vintage designs, antique themes and darling baby stuff are my weak spots..also my strengths. It is a joy and a challenge to use repurposed items in my sewing, painting and design work. Each item you find here has been handmade...completely...using vintage buttons, some old laces and trims and various trinkets for embellishing. Nothing is sold or resold without molding it in some new fashion, distorting it's originality and recreating it's meaning.
This shop will be growing and changing...so come and stay, and travel with us along the way...enjoy. Thank you for stopping in.

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