Let’s swap!

Don’t you just love meeting people that inspire you to be more creative? That’s just the case with the darling girls of Indie Craft Experience and Birds of a Feather Creative. I had the pleasure of dreaming up a lovely area for their Indie Craft Experience Art Swap. “Bring a piece, take a piece.”

The inspiration for this vignette was “Grandma’s Flower Garden.” As little girl, I spent countless hours watching my Mema sew flowers for her flower garden quilts. I loved all the pretty colors and prints. I would take the flowers and spread them out all over her living room floor and dance on top of them. I couldn’t have been more than four or five years old, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

The Art Swap area was filled with gorgeous flowy tissue paper blooms and vintage sewing notions. The blooms climbed a vintage apple ladder and spilled out of milk crates.

Wire baskets were filled with industrial spools and (one of my favorite pieces) a vintage dress form donned a gorgeous strand of fabric scraps.

Even Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder got a little crafty for this event. Leave it to him to take on the meticulous tasks. He created this “Art Swap” sign using T-pins and yarn.

Once the major pieces were selected for the area, I decided to spruce it up a bit with some homemade garlands. In keeping with the “art” theme, I made a colorful paintbrush garland – tons of paint brushes painted in vibrant hues. So fun!

A big thanks to everyone at ICE this year – All the awesome vendors for sharing their immense crafting talent, all the great people that came to support indie crafts and of course all the sweet gals behind this fun event!


Posted 6/11/12, Topic: Blog, Events

  • lesley graham
    June 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm |

    those flowers are total stunners! i would have loved to see you dancing on your mema’s flowers. cutest vision ever. i love your creative brain and mr bey’s meticulous fingers! such a cute pair.

    • BlueEyedYonder
      June 15, 2012 at 9:07 am |

      You are so sweet! xo

  • shea B.
    June 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm |

    EEP! This is my favorite yet. I need those flowers flowing down my wall in my house.

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