FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I feel like crafting again

                       Many years ago, about 18, I used to craft everyday. I have always love the process of making something wonderful out of nothing. I used to make country wooden crafts, florals, victorian inspired pretties and everything in between. Then we moved to Fort Hood because of the military and my world was turned upside down. Moving to Killeen which back then happened to be this place in the middle of nowhere was not my idea of a pleasant move. There was no market for my product and people there seemed to be stuck in a nothingness for style. So I became a frustrated artist. I put my brushes away, sold everything in a yard sale and got a 9 to 5 job. Then The Antiques Roadshow change the market. I was very lucky because I have always been a hoarder and collector, I thought, hum...maybe I can combine my junk with my creations, and that how Marta's Room was born, That was 15 years ago, the first three as a dealer with a room full of good junk. I went back to paint, upholster, do florals, sew and used everything I knew to make a go of the new adventure. The rest is history. Then lately, for the last year or so, my time got so limited that I stop making things all together. I have more materials than I can probably use in this lifetime. I have it all, in excess. Last week after organizing my craft room I felt the urge to create something.Well, this is what I make, from 12:00 to 3:00 AM last Wednesday.

                              I have so many silver pieces, I can make so many of this pretties .
               I'm getting my bunnies ready, I lied, I keep my bunnies year around, anything garden, I love.

                I love coin purses, I keep the leather ones and sell the silk ones. I like to decorate them, I just pin things to them, I don't glue the stuff.

                                  I made about 10 of the little nest signs. I glitter the eggs too.
                                   I almost discarded this little shoe, that would haves been a waste.
 This past weekend I went to a sale and there was a linen basket. This beautiful lace collar was in the basket and it looked like a rag. I bought it, washed and ironed it and voile! Isn't it beautiful?
 This week I have been sorting my costume jewelry, trying to decide what to keep and what to sell or use in my projects.




 I have one box of blue and green bling, pink and red, amber and yellow and so on. I will post pictures of those for PS. I have been having fun doing all this and that is a good thing, I believe that I'm getting my groove back. Happy White Wednesday, blessings, Marta.

12 comments:

Debbie P. said...

Your creations are beautiful! Welcome back to the crafting world! (you'll be SORRY!!! ha! just kidding!)

Crystal said...

I love all the crafts....they are beautiful!!!! I was in a crafting slump for a while too.....It's nice to be back isn't it???

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I think you got your craft back. Everything is lovely. ~~Sherry~~

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So lovely. I always admire anyone with talent. I am not crafty so I would be a customer! hugs, Linda

The Vintage Attic said...

Love it ALL! you take great photos. Really like how your photos of your vintage jewelry turned out in the muffin tins.
There is something about vintage whites that looks just fabulous.

Melissa

Marie said...

OMG Marta! That collection of costume jewelry is fabulous!
-marie

Terry said...

I craft and paint daily when I am not in the garden. I adore your products shown and can tell you do quality work. Keep sharing.

Ellen said...

It's all great, you have some really amazing treasures there! Glad you are feeling like crafting again, it's beautiful works of art.

xoxo,
Ellen

DeAnn said...

HI Marta! I miss you! The shop is beautiful as usual! How is the little white fur ball? Hope he is now potty trained! Love you-DeAnn

DeAnn said...

Hi Marta-

I miss you! The shop looks great! How is the little white fur ball? Is he house broken yet? Love you-DeAnn

Cottage Panache said...

Superb and beautiful repurposing and creating! I like your use of the muffin tins for the sorting! I brought all of my baubles home from the shop so I could finally get the same thing done! It is so time consuming!:D
Maureen

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness !!
Those are as precious
as can be!!
I adore them and am so
glad that you showed us :)

xoxo
Lori