15 January 2012

Upcycling/thrifting and First sewing attempt

Many of you know I bought a sewing machine last may and I promised to dig it out in January. I use to sew in high school 20 years ago well it all came back but I can't thread machine (thanks mom) due to shaky hands. Does a needle threader work for machines??? Anyhow I tried a star last week but was using weird blanket material so this weekend I dug out this It's kinda fun and really SIMPLE........

Next I wanted some Primitive burner covers but couldn't find any square ones so I had some rusty rooster covers so I thought why not try to redo, well here they are. I'm happy with the way they came out a few paint drips (as alawys any suggestions) off to the side is a glass vase that had apples on it that I redone in JUTE. Love how it came out.

My $8.00 find. I kept picking it up and putting it back. What was I thinkin it's Primnastic. I love it. I might try to tace the pattern. My favorite thing to do is thrifting and Upcycling.


  1. Tam, Looks like you are getting the hang of your new sewing machine. Love how the burner covers turned out. That jar is very creative, never would have thought of doing that. The box is a nice find. You could paint over the design if you don't like it and paint something even more prim.
    Glad you are getting some crafting in.
    Country at heart

  2. Tam , glad to see you trying that machine out a lil practice and you'll be stitching up a storm ! I love the jar wrapped in jute great idea! you did a fab job on the burner covers love them ! Have a great weekend ! hugs lilraggedyangie

  3. I have a sewing machine with dust on it! I need to get it out too! I love love the jute jar!!! I love thrifting and upcyling too! I just discovered it about 6 months ago and I am hooked for life :)
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  4. These came out great! Love those burner covers, what a good idea and I am sure much cheaper than buying them already done! =)

  5. Terrific projects, that cat is adorable and I like your burner covers. That was a terrific $8 find.