Announcement I am a scavenger bird at heart. I love to create out of things I own or find. My number one passion is creating beautiful wreaths from up-cycled cotton and wool sweaters. My second favorite thing, folding birds. Come and see.
I am a scavenger bird at heart. I love to create out of things I own or find. My number one passion is creating beautiful wreaths from up-cycled cotton and wool sweaters. My second favorite thing, folding birds. Come and see.
lmnopks on Apr 27, 2016
Beautiful and unique! Very nicely made.
Breathing new life into something that has past its prime!
Each discarded sweater has a story to tell and I try to bring that story to life through my art. As far back as I can remember my motto has been "use what you have". I was up cycling before it was fashionable to up cycle. Breathing new life into something that is past its prime is a creative high like no other for me.
I rescue old, used sweaters and reinvent them into new, fresh wreaths for the door and home.
Color, texture, detailing and fiber content all play a part in choosing my sweaters. I know immediately when I find a gem in the racks that I am inspired, but not until I make the first cut, does my vision start to emerge. I use thread, yarn and glue to sculpt the fibers into what it is destined to become.
I hope you enjoy my finished pieces as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
Update: Effective March 7, 2016, my sister Susan from Buttermilk Cottage at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ButtermilkCottage?ref=si_shop
will be helping with my shipping. I am moving temporarily six hours away to help care for our mother who suffers from dementia. I will continue my shop, but inventory already created will be shipped by Susan from the house we shared in Johnson City, TN.
I'm a Victoria's Secret girl, in fact I've just celebrated my 25th year. When I'm not at work, I'm either in the garden or at my crafting/creating table here at Buttermilk Cottage. I rescue old, used sweaters & reinvent them into new, fresh wreaths.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards