Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Friday, February 18, 2011

First Day in the Workroom!

 I am so excited!  I had my first session in the work room this week!  Each grain sack has its own personality and character!  

It is a challenge but oh so fun to work with the flaws and stains of all the hard work these sacks have been through.
I loved all the rulers laid out at the end of the work table..
I am trying to make sure that I keep as much of the grain sack in place as possible, as AUTHENTIC as is allowable!  Due to the amount of printing on the front of the American grain sacks, I am trying to incorporate some on the back of the pillow or possibly on the front of a second one to be sold as a pair!  I hate to loose a single inch if I can keep it! 

 I started off working with a french grain sack and as I talked it over with the work room owner, I wasn't sure about using a zipper, which would change the design.  

I was worried that I might have to incorporate the envelope back on all the pillows, which I feel limits you somewhat and forces you to cut the grain sack more than necessary in some instances.

After discussing this quandary with my "textile mentors", I decided to go ahead and use zippers as-well-as envelope backs...and some other options you will see down the road!

While I was researching the "zipper" options, we went ahead and started working on the American grain sacks....what fun!  Each one brought a smile to our faces....the pigs, the chickens, the ads!  I am so loving this!  

I have a lot of pictures to share and will soon have a dedicated website at   The domain is mine...but no website yet, I am not the most I'm calling in some help!

Keep living your authentic life!

1 comment:

Mairie said...

Sounds wonderful - playroom rather than workroom by the sound of it.
Enjoy m+x