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January 9, 2012

Meet Margo In Junker's Heaven

Hi Primmies -
I found an interesting site this evening while looking at rusty bed springs crafts. Look at what a gal named Margo came
up with: 
Click the link below to go to her page of DIY craft projects
using reclaimed vintage cast offs (junk!).
Rusty Bed Springs Votive Holders On Patio Planter 
Her site is also categorized by items on this site RoboMargo 
with little file folders to click by items like 'windows',
'shutters', 'frames','china','luggage'.
I also got a LINK HERE for Vintage Textile Soak for vintage quilts and linens. It's supposed to be safe for all antique
fabrics. I'm going to try it on my vintage quilts.
So there are hundreds of ideas from different sites that
contribute their trash to  treasure projects and some of
them are really cute and can be used in prim decorating.
A lot of them are more for shabby chic and garden settings
so I wouldn't use a lot of the ideas but the one above I
would definitely make. There're probably a few ideas in
there for everyone's taste.
These U.S. Mail bags make great prim porch pillows for
your wooden benches or wicker:
She just stuffed the bags with 2 standard bed pillows and she can sell the bags if she gets tired of them. I will use my old
feed sack/flour/sugar bags to make some pillows for my porch.
I'm stitching and I'll tell you, I'm having a very difficult time seeing the threads in the linen even with my magnifying glasses and the magnifier that you wear around your neck.
It hangs right over the needlework and I thought I would be good to go with that but I still need the 2.5+ glasses from CVS. I remember stitching the same count linen 20 years ago without ANY visual aids! Now look at me, I had no idea my eyes were so "old"! This has been harder than I thought
it would be so it's going to take a lot of time to finish these
It was 18 degrees last night  and will only get up to 34 degrees today, I suppose this is the beginning of our cold weather. 
Stay warm Prim friends -


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Susan,

Mom just woke me up so I am beary sleepy. It's 51 degrees here @ 6:15 a.m. and it will be in the low 70's this afternoon. I think I will sit out on the deck and enjoy the sunshine cause it's gonna get cold again by the weekend.

Heaps of Hugs

Traci said...

Good Morning Susan... Ooo love the ideas you shared from Margo's blog, will have to pay a visit.
I especially need inspiration this time of year, don't know why but I think my creative juices freeze like the icicles on roof tops, LOL...

Good luck with your stitchin'!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Susan,
What great ideas.
Thanks for sharing the links.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love those rusty spring candle holders..that is genius..I am heading over to see what else she has up her sleeve..thanks for sharing this..and I hope you are staying nice and toasty..)

frontporchprims said...

Cute idea with the pillows. They will look great outside on a patio. -Steph-

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Susan, seeing what I'm stitching is my biggest problem now that I'm starting to quilt. These 50-year-old eyes just can't focus like they used to. Yesterday I was trying to applique on a quilt block using a satin stitch on my machine, and I had to take my glasses off and stick my nose about 5" from the needle! LOL


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Thanks Susan!!!
I like inspiration ~ I've been looking for new patterns!
Prim Blessings

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Love the feedsack pillow case idea....gonna try that one for sure

Miss ya...hope we can catch up soon

Grace to you,

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