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Passionately taking the old and worn to create fresh, new textiles for you and your home. We upcycle materials normally considered to be cast offs and create practical, everyday items that make your home a pleasant place to be.

 

Rag Rugs in Literature

The carpet was beautiful, just beautiful.  The many different colored strips of cloth all blended into the prettiest carpet they had ever seen. They could pick out pieces of faded red that had been cast-off flannel petticoats, and a dull blue that was Ma’s old wool wrapper, discarded when it finally fell all to pieces.  The carpet was thick and soft and bright and it covered the bare boards of the floor from corner to corner, with only a space left clear by the hearth, for fear of flying sparks.

~ Mist on the Mountain by Jane Flory


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I received two lovely bouquets of roses for Mother's Day, this year.  They sat on the table for weeks.  Yes, weeks! because I couldn't bring myself to throw them out.
Then it came time to decorate the table for a Girl Little's birthday so I had to do something with them.
One of my older daughters cut off the nicest tops (they were already dried 🤗) and I thought that I would keep them in an apothecary jar.  I put them into this basket until I could find the right jar and now they have become one of my favorite items on my work table: a contant reminder of our family and the love we have for each other. (And a fave photo prop, too! 😉)
What do you do with your love-gifts-in-the-form-of-flowers when they start to fade? .
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 #momlifestyle #momlifeisthebestlife #joyfulmamas #mybeautifulmess #inbeautyandchaos #our_everyday_moments #roses #mymothersdayflowers #driedflowers #cottagestyle #keepingitreal #crochetlace #flowerlove #flowerbasket #wirebasket #wirebaskets #ipreview @preview.appHappy Fourth of July!! Hope everyone is having a fun and safe day.  And just maybe you all have had some yummy strawberry rhubarb lemonade with your holiday cookout.  No?  You really should try it!  It's fantastic!
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#happy4th #happy4thofjuly #happyfourth #happyfourthofjuly #communityovercompetition #ladyboss #mompreneur #wahm #womenwhohustle #solopreneur #womeninbiz #therisingtidesociety #handsandhustle #makersgonnamake #creativepreneur #handmadehome #handmadehomegoods #handmadehomedecor #handmadebusiness #handmadelife #handmadehome #handmadegoods #handmadeshop #ipreview @preview.appSometimes we make little rugs that fit on your table.  This small runner is one of my favorite rag weaves ever, so I think it's going to live with me, permenantly.
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#prettylittlething #pursuepretty #handwoven #woven #wovens #woventextiles #handwoventextiles #handmadehomegoods #handmadehomedecor #handmadegift #handmadegoods #handmadeshop #handmadehome #handmadeisbetter #handsandhustle #makersgonnamake #craftsposure#craftfinder #createeveryday #creativepreneur #cottagestyle #cottagestylehome #cottagestyledecor #cottagestyleliving #cottagestyleliving  #farmhousestyling #farmhousedecorating #farmhouselove #farmhousecharm #ipreview @preview.appIt's hot here!  I'm dreaming of a nice cool meadow and a comfy chair like this for some quiet reading time.  With no mosquitos around!! It's good to have dreams, right? 
My current evening read is a book on cougars that I bought at our library discard sale.  When the days are crazy busy with home life & biz tasks, some time to relax before bed is a necessity, even if I squeeze some learning in at the same time. 
Fact or fiction ~ what's on your nightstand for bedtime reading?
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#read #reading #reaadingislife #mycurrentread #wahm #womenwhohustle #mompreneur #solopreneur #womeninbiz #handsandhustle #makersgonnamake #createcultivate #therisingtidesociety #handmadebusiness #selfcarematters #selfcareeveryday #selfcaremovement #thejuggleisreal #ipreview @preview.appI have a special project that I've been working on.  And it doesn't have anything to do with Shepherd's Song Creations.  But it does have eveything to do with me!  Check out @lacebybethannedesigns to find out what it is.  #ipreview @preview.appRaspberries are my absolute favorite fruit!  I've been trying them lately in their frozen state to make fruit infused water.  It definitely adds interest to plain old water.  Have you tried it, yet? What's your favorite fruit?  Tell me in the comments.
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 #mompreneur #solopreneur #womenwhohustle #womeninbiz #wahm #handsandhustle #makersgonnamake #handmadebusiness #fruitwater #iloveraspberries #therisingtidesociety #selfcarematters #selfcare2017 #selfcaretips #selfcareeveryday #pixabaystockphoto #createcultivate #ipreview @preview.appHey there Friends!! Today I'm going to tell you a little about a super fun and exciting thing that I have going on for the month of July.  It's called Camp Reset and it's being hosted by @theresetgirl.  Cori is an amazing, beautiful lady who has been a big influence and encouragement in my life for the last nine months, or so.  #TRGcampreset is all about digging into a month long online 'camp' experience on self-care and let me just say, it is going to be a-MAY-zing!! I'm still waiting for my new planner to arrive, but here's a peek at the printables I've been prepping.  I hope you'll pop over to Cori's profile, click the link and scroll for the Camp Reset post.  Follow that to join us for a fantastic camp in July!!
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 #ipreview @preview.appThe first textile art that I learned was crochet.  It will always be my first love in the crafts of textiles, even if other things push it aside for a while.  The dainty, lacy motifs and trims created with cotton thread have always been a fascination for me.  It was actually these kinds of things that fueled my desire to learn to crochet.  And now they serve another purpose.  Examples coming soon!
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#calledtobecreative #communityovercompetition #creativeentrepreneur #ladyboss #mompreneur #wahm #womenwhohustle #therisingtidesociety #handmadecraft #handmadebusiness #handmadelife #handmadeisbetter #handmadehome #handmadehomegoods #handmadehomedecor #handmadegoods #handmadeshop #crochet #threadcrochet #crochetmotif #crochetmotifs #ipreview @preview.appThings can be a bit crazy around here, just like in any other family.  My husband being self employed, me running a biz on the side, and dealing with an adult who is mentally handicapped adds some other dimensions to the mix, though.  Once in a while my husband will surprise me with some flowers like these shrub roses from a neighbor's fence row, just to let me know that he's thinking of me.  I much prefer blooms like these to fancier store bouquets, so it's a lovely lift to my spirits when he remembers that and brings me some.
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