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use what you have

to create something new and fresh

FOUND! Tropical Tapestry Parrot

This pretty polly was a stray from the SPCA.  I knew I could give her a happy place to stay, so took her home with me, and set her free from the mouldy frame she was trapped in.   She brightens a corner of my living room now.  I can leave her cage door open and don't...

Twinkle Twinkle..

Knife Star - Made from vintage knives - the not so valuable ones you get for next to nothing at charity...

Needle Art Jewellery

Embroidered Jewellery originating from Vintage Table Linen! Vintage embroidery work, cut out and hand-stitched onto a felt...

Book Paper Trophy

I have been focusing largely on paper art and craft lately  There are some gorgeous goodies in production at the moment.  I am loving the challenge of seeing just how much can be done, with vintage book paper in particular. Last week I received an enquiry about a...

Confetti..

Confetti - A multitude of pieces of paper... Things have been quiet on the social media side, because I have been so busy with a multitude of Freshly Found projects and orders. This custom made confetti from differently textured papers is the most recent one to be...

Light, Leaves, Paper and Wax

I had some fun mounting leaves between sheets of wax paper. These small samples are mounted on my window with my Washi Tape. I believe the leaves will be fairly well-preserved and maintain some of their colour. I made some autumn leaf panels too and soon I will...

More Cushions

I've put 2 more cushions into the store today. The first one is a real favourite of mine. I loves the blues and greens of this house tapestry and I love the way the patchwork backing made from linen samples turned out.  The next cushion is made from a vintage jersey...

Rescued and Revived!

This unfinished work of craft was a pleasure to transform into a delightful cushion cover. The embroidered natural textured linen is so pleasing. It comes with a separate silky sari inner and buttons closed on...

Glass Cloche

Glass Cloche or Bell Jar - Originally made for protecting plants from the cold.  I am using mine to protect [display] my bone china tea cup collection! It took quite a bit of manoeuvring to get this to work.  I turned the jar upside down, and stacked the cups. ...

Stitched and Printed Vintage Paper Wrap

Patchworked, printed and stitched book pages - made up into gift wrap.  Featuring silhouettes of Dutch lace, ric-rac, etc. Finished size approximately 80 x 60 cm - [32 x 24in].  Ideal [but not exclusive] for wrapping Christmas...

Monopologami

Monopologami - a tongue twister title for this pic. I couldn't resist a wad of Monopoly cash on sale at a local charity shop. And I thought these notes looked quite good - all dressed up! [background paper is typewritten notes from my college days in the late...

Genteel and Affordable…

Recently I moulded most of my doily collection into little plates and bowls. Each doily is dipped into Plaster of Paris and is then coated and gently baked with a layer of sealant. This makes the delicate dishes slightly more robust and water-resistant. They look good...

Soft Pottery

The thing about having a growing business, is that you have to make, (or organise to get made) a lot of the same thing. Being a lover of new things and new ideas means that its quite a discipline for me. This past weekend, I took a creative break. I felt like a potter...

The Caboodle – Jersey Font Signage

Our sign is up at last - Visiting The Caboodle in Glenwood Road is going to be just that much easier now!  The sign, in keeping with Freshly Found philosophy is made from recycled products - [a recycled poster and some vintage jerseys!] Thanks to Cate Rayner for the...

The Girls!

A while ago I hinted about a series of cushions going into the Freshly Found online store.  Well today I am going to introduce you to the girls. The embroidered beauties were created by Claire Norden and inspired by some exercise diagrams from a vintage Vogue book on...