Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beaded Appliques from a Vintage dress and Vintage Lace.

Why is it I find repurposing so rewarding but I do. Month's ago I was at my favorite place to find great vintage deals.  A small town outside Pittsburgh, a little place where people empty out there homes with wonderful surprises. A WHOLE house with every room filled with great finds at great prices.

I found these wonderful beaded appliques from a vintage dress. 
They have a whole room with vintage fabrics and sewing finds.

My partner in crime you have heard me mention many times, Heather from Larissa Hill   gave me these great bangles she found heaven knows where. 
She always find amazing deals!

It's funny one night I pulled out these appliques and lightning struck. I had fun experimenting a little before it really fell into place but I love when that happens.
 I added the vintage black lace to one and it all came together. Inspiration is so exciting sometime. I had so much fun doing these.

 Also just finished this one too. I decided on no lace on this one and I liked the contrast.

These will be on my Etsy  site.

You can see the more Bangles Here   These were inspired from a J. Crew catalog.
They sold out in less than 24 hours.
Please take a minute and let me know what you think and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Hope inspirations come to you all the time,

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  1. What a great idea you had there! Those are so lovely!

  2. They DID turn out great, Shari! The appliqué looks perfect on the bangles.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage