Rescued and re-imagined memories

It’s all about the Journey
that’s the phrase I had on my first quilt labels, along with clipart’s representing 4 points along my journey.

Utilize what you have been given
is a fortune cookie I opened just before I began quilting, and has represented how I make my items.

A sample of what can be made in folded book art

I believe there are stories in everything around us.
Do you have something you’re no longer using for it’s intended purpose but haven’t let go of because it carries your story?
Have you seen something you can re-imagine it as but don’t have the time / ability / desire to do it yourself?

Let me help you re-imagine your memories…
Picture frames no longer fit your dΓ©cor? Let’s make them into something that will. A board replacing the glass will make a tray, a wire rack with clothespins makes a bulletin board, wrapped with clothing will make a re-imagined memory.
Canvas chairs with broken legs make great tote bags.
Clothes have so many stories to tell, and can be re-imagined into soo many things. My specialty is using what’s already on the clothes in what I make. Pockets, button strips, cuffs, etc.

This is a repurpose site. Together we can re-imagine memories and I can do the work for you. My true goal is to repurpose items from something unusable in it’s original form yet with too much meaning to let go of, into a re-imagined memory. One example being the memory bears that are made by hospice. I want to give you an option other than a teddy bear for turning a shirt into a re-imagined memory.

Now, I’m still learning and am not at magazine or museum quality yet. I am a believer in the story, and even the glitches, (some call them mistakes) have a story to tell. Everything I do has a story to tell, and it’s usually not the story I started with – told it to tell – planned on.

Enjoy your day.

27 Responses to Rescued and re-imagined memories

  1. Joe says:

    I think repurposing things is wonderful and I am a firm believer in that philosophy. There is a similar thing going on in Brooklyn, NY and it is called the “Fixer Movement” and it involves fixing old things like toasters, Irons and other things that were built so much better years ago and not going to landfills. I am so happy to see someone like yourself doing something really cool, then blogging about it. Thank you for the follow and you have gained a follower.

    • Thank you. Your photos are beautiful. I’ve finally managed to get some in focus πŸ™‚
      Things were definitely made much better a while ago. Maybe if enough people try to return to that time someone will get the hint and make things to last once again. I’m afraid that’s wishful thinking but you never know. Enjoy your day.

  2. treadlemusic says:

    Thank you for becoming my newest bloggy friend!!! I look forward to many future visits!!!!!! Hugs………Doreen

  3. beeseeker says:

    Best wishes with the wonderful journey you are on.

  4. I re use things all the time. I shop at resale stores and thrift shops. I find the best deals. Last week I got a stack of books for 5.00 and clothes and holiday things. I am doing the zero to hero challenge and will add you to my sidebar. Bar with my blog I am working on it all. Jackie

    • thank you very much for the follow and the like. I started folding books and I absolutely love it. Went thrifting today and got a lot of things I can’t wait to work with. will post some pictures when I get sun again (for better taking πŸ™‚ Enjoy your night.

  5. daniellajoe says:

    I’m all for recycling too!! πŸ™‚

  6. I repurpose to many things, lately I use a shower curtain ring for all my pony tail things, as well as other head bands and such.

  7. mtetar says:

    Great post thanks for sharing as well as stopping by my blog today and Clicking the Like Button. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  8. missAmy says:

    Love your ideas over here!
    I recently redesigned my blog and switched servers and lost my followers- just wanted to contact you and let you know that if you still want to follow along, you might have to resubscribe….Hope you will keep reading!
    http://lovelydoesit.com

  9. captureyouphotography says:

    Have you seen the stuffed animals like a bear made out of a old chenille bedspread? I have also seen angels done out of the white ones. I love the ones done out of old quilts.

    • I have seen animals made of different fabrics. I don’t think I’m ready for the shaping yet, but I can say I’ve learned to make a mean square (pillow) LOL

      I thought i’d try the side of the public who might want something else made of that old quilt/shirt than a bear – there are some people out there who make really good bears. I don’t think i’ll ever be that good.

  10. RobynG says:

    Thanks so much for the follow! You have some really great things posted here! So creative! And I love the folded books! Amazing!

  11. Tammy Tolley says:

    What an awesome post! I love your journey!

  12. mtetar says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today it is always nice to have you visit or comment. Be Blessed, Mtetar

  13. mtetar says:

    Awesome Creativity. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Blessings Always, Mtetar

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