Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Decorating Challenge-Christmas

A friend/customer challenged me and others to decorate with things you already have and I had to laugh a little (ok,  a lot!).  I  always use what I have and every year in a new way.  This year I did buy some of that netting thats about 20" wide and thats it.  It will be a wonderful way to wrap gifts (if the people I give them to will reuse it).  

Then I went down and searched my stash for an old picture frame and some twine.

I added sparkle letters that say PEACE, glued to
a piece of twine.

I love these lanterns because you can fill it with whatever
is in season (a bird nest and flameless candle) .    Add a french
cafe chair in the right color and a deep red table cloth.

 I went into the woods and pulled out grape vine and wired them up on little cup hooks, then strung white lights and a string of patio lights from them.  Everyday on my walk I take extra bags to fill with pinecones etc to use in my decorating.  The urns are full of them.  Its so pretty at night when the lights are all crazy and you don't see the vines.  I went for a simple and understated look that cost me just a few dollars for a half off roll of netting, and only used a bit.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Thankfulness can barely cover the past 5 years at junk E .  It's overwhelming sometimes to think of all the wonderful people I've met.  

  Junk Evolution is here to stay with  Linda and Bernie  at the helm but I'm ready for some new challenges that will provide me with more of a paycheck.  Money isn't everything, but at this point in my life I need to prepare for retirement and the present position is not the solution.   With that being said I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to make a lifelong dream  a reality.    I'm not sure what I'll be doing at this point because I want to finish out the year (and I've got tunnel vision) but it will be a creative,  thought provoking job because I need to love what I do.  

All the Best~


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Harujion Design

Unless you look closely at Hiromi's work, you really can't see all the hard work and detail that goes in to every item.  She just did a blog post on some of her new bags that happen to be for sale at junk Evolution.  Instead of giving a mass produced bag, give a beautiful, one of a kind, handmade piece of art priced similar or even less than a popular cloth bag company.   As a seamstress myself,  I can't even begin to compare to her exquisite  craftsmanship.  Click on her link to read more about what goes in to each bag!  Get them now at junk Evolution through December,  while they last!

hand embroidered details

Recycled jacket and belt with felted wool and sequin embellishments.

phone jackets