My own early spring…

Well the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow, (although that is debatable as the fog in Pennsylvania yesterday morning was as thick as pea soup) and so we are to expect another six weeks of winter. And seeing that the weather forecasters are telling us that we are going to get 4 to 6 inches of the white fluffy stuff today and more later this week, I’m inclined to believe him! So for all of us who long for warmer days and the sight of colorful spring flowers here is a bouquet of bright coffee filter roses that I have created. Enjoy!

filter flowers


Zippers Galore…….


Recently I inherited a tin full of zippers. They are of varying lengths and colors. Some are new and in their original vintage packages, while others have been used and were most likely salvaged and were being saved to be recycled into a new garment, long before recycling and being “green” was the “in” thing to do. Most of the zippers have metal teeth, while others were made with what was at that time a modern material, nylon. Seeing this glorious rainbow of colors and textures got my creative juices flowing and I knew that I just had to re-purpose this wonderful treasure. After Googling “What to make with old zippers?” I found some tutorials on how to make zipper flowers and then I got to work. I think that they turned out beautiful and I can’t wait to use them in my next project!