Going vintage- using sweaters and flea market finds

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The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse. – Issey Miyake .

My new POST STREET bird is made from RECYCLED and GENTLY WORN products- the body from a sweater, the beak and wings from a wool blanket. Vintage buttons complete the look and the furrowed brow makes her particularly precocious! She measures about 26 cm (10 in) from tail to beak.

As she is the size of a football, you can rest your weary head on her back and feel yourself infused with her LOVE.

To purchase, go to my Esty Store : POST STREET SOCK CREATIONS

Proud to be a part of the @ETSY group #NorthwestTreasureChest #NWTC!

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Northwest Treasure Chest

“NW Treasure Chest” is an Etsy Treasury Team. The goal of this team is to promote Pacific Northwest artists and entrepreneurs who are Etsy sellers, by creating “Etsy Treasuries”.  We strive to creatively and collectively promote Pacific Northwest artists and entrepreneurs. Our team supports our local economy by supporting our PNW Etsy neighbors.


THE TEAM


Saturday with Cher!

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Cher came over and we ate Thai, roamed for a bit in Sally Ann, talked about fabric, Tasha Tudor, life, sewed sock monkeys (very productive!), ate “sockarooni” spaghetti sauce, watched “Young Victoria” and “Milk” and “The Times of Harvey Milk”… delish and wonderful!  Cher made the cutest monkey with its pink mouth, dot eyes, red stripes on its legs and arms…

Tomahawk is officially in the Sock Monkey Cult!

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Chuck Chamberlain, owner of my beloved Tomahawk Restaurant in North Vancouver BC, accepts a sock monkey as a token of my appreciation and love!!!

Nothing quite soothes my anxious soul as the Tomahawk Turkey Dinner!

 It’s about community.” – Chuck Chamberlain

Making time to create…

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Now that the Fall schedule is here- it is time to slip into a disciplined routine that juggles my family, my art therapy work, my creativity workshops and own artwork, and my POST STREET SOCK CREATIONS!  Making time to sculpt with sock is key!  I have tons of ideas and projects in mind.  I find myself falling asleep at night with the laptop, the cat, journals, pens, books, and sewing supplies taking up most of the space.