Saturday, January 23, 2016

Vintage Quilt Pieces Repurposed...Kitchen Towels

It's that time of year, again!

Time to put on the dreaded Accountant hat!

Another year,

Actually a great year for my little business,

Isa Creations/Isa Creations Vintage

But, time to create sales and expense spreadsheets

to create the Scedule C.

But, before I start that dreaded accounting/tax task,

I have been having fun

Creating one of a kind kitchen tea towels.

Flour Sack Cotton Towel +

Vintage wedding ring quilt pieces ( a favorite estate sale find from last summer) +

Sizzix Die Cut machine and assortment of dies +

Free form stitching =

Isa Creations Kitchen Towels

All the vintage quilt pieces were washed in hot soapy water. I spent lots of time ironing the pieces. The steps to clean the vintage linens I purchased are time consuming but necessary and well worth the effort.

Lots of lovely wedding ring quilt pieces. All handstitched by someone many years ago. Now, a small portion have been repurposed.

I love using my Sizzix Die cut machine and dies.

Instagram photo with filter, IsaCreationsVintage:
Love creating this flower with Pom Pom trim,

A closer look.

And, my love of HOUSES continues, along with free form stitching!



A Instagram photo with filter,

A whimsical game of tic tac toe of hearts,

A clothesline of love,

Instagram photo with filter, IsaCreationsVintage:

Currently working on more kitchen towels. I am giving myself till middle of next week to create then I will put on the accountant hat and go into accounting purgatory:(


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Vintage Whites Market in Loveland

A great start to 2016 season with the Vintage Whites Market in Loveland this past Friday (VIP Event 5-9pm) and Saturday 10-5pm.
I want to thank my dear friend Amy (owner of the Pink Attic Cat) who loaned me several display pieces for this market. We shared a rental truck and she drove us safely to Loveland as it snowed most of the way up to Loveland early Friday morning.

 It was wonderful to have our booth spaces next to each other. Her husband Greg was a great help as he loaded most of the rental truck and helped us during the market. I was impressed at how much Amy and Greg can fit into a truck. It was just the three of us loading, unloading and setting up 3 booths. Amy had a double and I had a single.

It was a great market. About 4,000 - 4,500 people attended (according to an email from Vintage White Market organizers). Many great vendors. I met wonderful ladies who liked my work and saw a few of my regular customers as well. 

The drive home late last night was a bit stressful as we encountered very dense fog. Amy did a great job driving us home safely to and from Loveland under interesting weather conditions.

I did not have my Cannon SLR camera with me.  Due to the lighting in my booth, the pictures were darker than I would have liked.  I lightened the pictures but lost some quality in the process.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Vintage Whites in Loveland...Friday Evening and Saturday

I will be a vendor at Vintage Whites in Loveland this Friday evening  (VIP night) and Saturday.  Here are the details posted on their Facebook Page.

Join us in Loveland, CO at The Ranch Events Complex on Jan 9th from 10-4!!

Over 150 vendors selling vintage, antique, repurposed, and vintage-inspired handmade goods! We'll have live music, food, demonstrations, a fashion show, and MORE!

VIP NIGHT: Jan 8 from 5-9 PM. Your ticket includes shopping, hors d'oeuvres, a concert by Nashville artist Brooke Waggoner and admission for Saturday! Buy online!

Admission for Saturday is $6 if you buy them online (click the buy tickets link on this page), $7 at the door!

 I have been working on a few items that I hope to have ready just in time for the Vintage Whites.  I will be at the FNB Building - South Hall
Booth Space 20
Next to my good friend Amy of the Pink Attic Cat,
Booth Spaces 18 & 19

I know its a drive up to Loveland but it's worth it!