Follow my highs and lows of a small business, working with junk, repurposing, and creating original treasures!
Im a Visual Merchandiser, Interior Designer, Junk Artist, Collector, and Daydreamer!
My studio is filled with many old and new, shabby and chic, antique and vintage, one-of-a-kind items....
My life, and my home are much the same, 'cluttered and fabulous'!
Come and Browse....


Wide open spaces, and sacrifices!

Business is going reasonably well at the moment, so I have managed to clear my front verandah of some furniture I found buried under stuff....had them a couple of years, but couldnt sit on them! So now I have blank spaces! It is an incentive to keep going, and no more shopping for a while, though after my next sale, I will be bringing in some more! It never ends does it!! Just the way I like it!

Some people can cut up fabric like there is no tomorrow, but I almost find it a crime....
But today, there was no stopping me, there were sacrifices to be made!
I actually found it easier as I went along! Im feeling a bit guilty that I enjoyed it! I buy some things like clothes, curtains and tablecloths from op shops,just for the fabric. But when I get them home, I usually like them too much to get the scissors to them, oh well Im on a roll now!

The inspiration board was made from a bedhead.
You might notice the lace I used to make this inspiration board, may look familiar...I cut up one of my saris! There I said it! I know, what was I thinking! And while Im still on the confession box, this gorgeous round crochet tablecloth was easy to cut up, well some of it anyway! Oh I cant believe Im telling you all this.

Dont worry, I wont be cutting this one up in a hurry!

Think of all the gorgeous creations I can make with these.....shame, but someone had to do it!


  1. Oh Sue, wow! What a wonderful combination of things!! I've been wanting to make one of these for ages with some old frames but not quite sure how. Are there any tricks to putting a board together? Great work! Cheers, Irene :)

  2. just love that inspiration board
    and congrats on the destruction you are reeking.Its called re purposing and i bet at least they are enjoyes now.

  3. I do the same thing. I bought some vintage tablecloths to make curtains for my kitchen. I just couldn't cut them up so I bought a reproduction tablecloth from Moda & used that! I still have the vintage ones all nicely folded in my cabinet. :) :) Just can't cut up history....
    Love, Marilyn

  4. You brave girl! But they did not die in vain. I'm the same way. I can cut up new fabric, but not the old stuff. I'll buy it thinking of the uses for it, but knowing all the time I won't cut it.


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