Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Never the twain…

paper fun

I work from two {twain} creative spots.

My main workspace is where I charm from.  Here, I also work on a variety of paper crafting, including collage work. It’s where papers are my #1 collecting fascination.

variety

Downstairs I have a completely different area for creative endeavors.   This is where my #2 collecting fascination can be seen.

maybe just a little variety

I find that I do the same thing in both areas –

I collect!

more varietyIt really is a favorite pastime.  We all know that it’s so much better that a whole array of other interesting addictions and most often it is more cost effective.

cost effective!

It’s so rewarding when I’ve had an idea formulating in my mind for days or even, at times weeks, to go down to my little area and rummage through the stash to find what I need to pull together this idea and coordinate a  theme and the colors necessary to bring it all together.

this amazing and beautifully worn barkcloth is so wonderful to work with

this amazing and beautifully worn barkcloth is so wonderful to work with

I am actually in the middle of just such a project.

sewing that luscious barkcloth

So there you have it, I am completely justified is much of what I do.

These two areas don’t often mingle, although I have been know to use snippets of fabrics and trims in my #1 area – so, I guess that my initial claim, as stated in my title, is not 100% accurate.

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,…Rudyard Kipling

my all-time favorite piece of barkcloth - I've had it for several years and I just cannot cut into it

my all-time favorite piece of barkcloth - I've had it for several years and I just cannot cut into it

I do have to say that sewing, most often, fills that little creative spot in me more than so many of the other things that I work on.  I find myself smiling often as I work along.  🙂

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February 23, 2009 - Posted by | collection, craftiness, sewing, thrifty shopping, vintage, vintage{y} apron

3 Comments »

  1. ooohhh!, look at all that vintage yumminess!!!, **drool** fantastic! I spend hours rummaging in thrift shops looking for stuff like this and barely ever find anything!, you lucky girl!

    Comment by Jen | February 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. LOve the vintage papers and linens! Of course I noticed the tatted lace strand, LOL! I love paper and linens, too… I have to say the two have met! LOL! 🙂

    Comment by tattingchic | February 25, 2009 | Reply

  3. Elaine, I’m sorry to have to be the bearer of “bad” news (depending on how you look at it), but collecting is a disease. I’m afflicted too! The symptoms – the car automatically slows down at flea markets and antique shops. My cursor automatically clicks on etsy and ebay….

    *sigh* Enjoy! Everything is lovely!
    Diane

    Comment by Diane | February 25, 2009 | Reply


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