Friday, October 19, 2012

Back In The Studio

When the volcano candle from Anthro gets lit,
and my fingers start to sift through 
the stacks of linen and 
burlap and wool, well there must be 
something new created. 
I have purged most of my "store bought" decorations,
so this year, in my goal for a handmade
holiday... out came 12 days of Christmas 
stockings for the upper railing.

Vintage MOP buckles, just enough in one jar,
and some luscious pearlized organza, some linen...

Some small grunge tags, 
covered with a book page, 
then stamped 1-12

Behind the railing, my memory wall,
mementos from friends, bloggie and life long.

A wee cone in  my Mom's tin,
a precious memory
typed some 40 years ago,
always, always Macky.

Life of Z


Blondie's Journal said...

A homemade Christmas sounds wonderful Z! You have the creativity to make it so. I love your memory wall, it's definitely jam packed!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Razmataz said...

I love your talent for creating and also for display.

Theresa said...

I love your memory wall, what a wonderful idea. The 12 days of Christmas stockings are beautiful, nice stash of the MOP buckles! Have a fabulous weekend! love, t.xoxox

Jillayne said...

Oh my. I have been wondering about a post like this for a while (don't get me wrong, they're always great but I love your creative side too).
I don't even know where to start, between the stockings and the wall of fame or the gritty-yet-beautiful photos... love it all!

Primitive Stars said...

Good Evening Z.....LOOOOOVE your memory wall.....such a neat idea....sweet tin and little pine cone.....Blessings Francine.

wendy said...

A memory wall...What a GREAT idea. Love that.
I haven't even given a moment's thought to Christmas.

Lana said...

Love your memory wall, Z...and the mother of pearl Looks so nice. I'm also doing my own small tree this year with only "scrounged" things that I'm making...paper scraps, "creations" with sticks from my oak tree out back, etc. Just doing some experimenting and putting my mind and hands to use without the jumble of Christmas "stores"...
Loved visiting your blog tonight. Thank you, as always.

Anonymous said...

I love your memory wall and the stockings look wonderful..Your ideas of a homemade Christmas is something we should all think about doing..Have a fabulous weekend..

Faded Charm said...

Looks like a good life to me:-) I've been going through stockings I've made today because I'm trying to clean up my bedroom so I can paint in there and they were still lying in a pile from last christmas...oh my!!! Now they are neatly stacked in a box on the shelf of my closet...which makes no sense cause it's almost Christmas...I might be losing it!

Take care my friend,

Jill said...

I don't even know who Macky is and that makes me feel sad. Your stockings of course are perfect. Creating is good therapy!

moosecraft said...

Love these stockings and the memory wall!

Nella said...

Hi Z, beautiful stockings, and all those vintage buckles, you are a magpie too, but an organized, very picky one!! Your memory wall is so pretty, I plan on creating one someday!!
I lLOVE that teeny pumpkin from the last post, so sweet...fall brings all that creativity home! Hugs always, N.xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your memory wall is wonderful. I adore those stockings hung up the stairs!
hugs, Linda

Bead and Needle said...

It's beginning to look a lot like're REALLY not fooling me, now!

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful life, Z.

Kathy said...

I adore that memory wall. What a great way to enjoy all your little treasures!

Carole said...

Ok you know it's only October right? haha I won't be give you any s*** but I'm still throwing pumpkins around the house. Not throwing ...lightly placing:)
Love the stockings and the handmade items sounds wonderful to me. Ok I'm feeling more Christmasy the longer I write this. Sprinkle some glitter on me and stick me in the corner.

Evi said...

my goodness, you are way ahead of me. I am planning some homemade Christmas creations too. Love the stockings. I think, on a smaller scale, they would be great as an advent calendar.Would be nicer yet to have such a pretty way to display them like your memory wall.
Very clever, as always.
I am with Carole, still enjoying pumpkins etc, but getting ready for Christmas in my mind.
Heck...and getting ready for 2 more shows....lots of winter dolls etc.
You got me in the mood.

Cindy said...

L o v e i t a l l!
so talented and clever!
xo Cindy

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your beautiful memory wall is the perfect backdrop for your sweet garland. The end of the year and holidays is always a time for reflection and memories ~ this is the perfect combination!

Susy said...

It's all beautiful, creative, and inspiring. What fun it must be to have your memory wall cheering you on as you create. you put things in those cute stockings? (:

Kit said...

Love the fence with all the little bits! Kit