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.
Liz H. on Nov 5, 2016
Nancy is amazing!! She did a custom wreath for me using my grandmother's sweater and incorporated items that remind me of Gaga (vintage buttons, seashells & coral, feathers). It's a piece I will cherish for a long, long time. :) Thank you, Nancy!!
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