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Buttons, Bows and Britches

Fly Away Fox items can now be found at Buttons, Bows and Britches in Louisville! This lovely children’s consignment store is located at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and Cannons Lane in the Crescent Hill Neighborhood.

I will be selling beautiful handmade items for little girls. I have a variety of headbands and hair clips on display and my signature aprons as well.  The little red apron has pockets in the front with a cherry patterned fabric. The other apron is one of my favorites. The fabric features two little children hugging. They look like Japanese anime characters dressed in vintage clothes.  Fly Away Fox aprons are all one-of-a-kind and made with vintage and re-purposed material and each one comes with a removable brooch.

All of my headbands are made with vintage and re-purposed material and my hair clips are all made with eco-felt. I have felt flower clips, felt peacock feather clips and a variety of headbands in all colors.

Buttons, Bows, and Britches is located at 111 Cannons Lane.  They are open Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM.

Derby Headbands

Fly Away Fox now has Derby headbands available for sale at Salvo, in downtown Louisville on East Market St.  I wanted to show my interpretation of the big and bold on Derby by creating headbands with large flowers and birds’ nests. I used vintage and recycled material in natural colors like brown, orange, red, yellow and green.

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Valentines Gift Idea

Since it’s Valentines Day, I’m sharing a DIY craft that is perfect for your sweetheart! “I Love You Because” dry erase boards are easy and meaningful. I first saw this idea a lot on Pinterest but I made a few changes to make mine a little more unique.

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Glasbake

When shopping for vintage glass, it’s important to know the differences in the brands. Glasbake is a well-known brand of vintage glass and bakeware. It was introduced by McKee Glass Company in the early 1900s. The spelling was originally Glasbak, but was changed to Glasbake. McKee Glass Company became a division of Thatcher Glass Corporation (1951-1961).  Jeannette Glass of Jeannette, PA gained control of McKee Glass in 1960.

Glasbake produced by Jeannette Glass will most often have a J prefix followed by a number om the bottom of each piece.  Jeannette Glass closed their doors in 1983.  (That’s how you can tell when your Glasbake was made. If it has a J prefix it was produced after 1960.)

 

 

Ikea Sells Fabric!

I just discovered on a recent trip to Charlotte that Ikea sells fabric! How had I never noticed before! Perfect for DIY projects like throw pillows, curtains, and chair cushions! It’s affordable and modern so head up to Cincinnati and get some today!

Here are some of my favorite designs:

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Scarlet Hope Bedroom Makeover

It’s finally finished! My bedroom renovation at the Scarlet Hope house is complete. The Hope House is located in beautiful Crescent Hill and will serve as a transitional home for women in Louisville who want to leave the adult entertainment industry.

Scarlet Hope’s mission is to bring the Hope and Love of Jesus Christ to women in the adult entertainment industry. By sharing the gospel message with these women through action and words we are proclaiming the name of Jesus who is their only Hope to be free from bondage. Scarlet Hope provides resources such as transitional job change, housing, mentoring, transportation and drug rehabilitation.

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iPhone App

I just found this iPhone app by Red Stamp! I can’t wait to start using it!

Featured in the New York Times, by the CBS Early Show and voted Best Of the Web by InStyle Magazine. Email, text, post, or paper mail personalized cards, notes, invitations + announcements effortlessly, right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Snap a photo + share the gratitude of great gifts as they are being opened. Give your host instant gratification on a well-thrown party as you head out their door. Mail fresh, modern, expertly designed invitations, announcements and holiday cards to your list of 1 or 189 in mere minutes. With just a couple of clicks, Red Stamp will print a high-end, eco-friendly paper postcard and mail it directly to your list of recipients, postage included. (Below is a screen shot of the app)

 

Embroidery

Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric with needles, thread and yarn.  I am a big fan of embroidery artwork with yarn.  Here are three vintage works that I have. These pieces have a country craft feel but still embody mid-century style.

Visit http://www.sublimestitching.com/ to learn how to embroider for yourself!

For local information about embroidery check out Louisville Embroidery at 714 E Chesnut street, The Embroider’s Guild of America at 426 W Jefferson Street, or You’re Sew Vain at 3937 Chenoweth Square

 

 

Rachel Mueler

I recently viewed Rachel Mueler’s work at the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville, KY. Rachel’s work represents mythology, fantasy and emotion. The figures, though odd in appearance, appear delicate and soft in each work. Her mixing of materials (watercolor, gouache, and ink) and use of negative space is brilliant and adds depth to the paintings.  The photos included below are part of the Fuyapasa series from 2011.

The landscape and characters of the Fuyapasa embody the dynamic struggle between the self and other, both internally and externally. The Fuyapasa are monsters. They are guardians. They are heroes. http://www.rachelmeuler.com/

Photos courtesy of Rachel Meuler

Photo credits: Tripod Twinsies, Egghead Sage, Bridgebone, Tumor Toadstool, Birdcage Twinsies, Humer Bridge

Home Spotlight – Jacque Parsley

Today we’re taking a peek into the home of Louisville artist Jacque Parsley and her husband Dr. Robert Solinger.  This couple lives in the Crescent Hill neighborhood in a restored barn. The architecture and layout of the house are unique which add interesting elements of design. They have an extensive art collection, in-home gallery walls, artistic furniture, a spiral staircase and more! Jacque and Robert don’t abide by the conservative rules of hanging art and matching color schemes. Their design taste is bold and exciting.  Their home is a mix of museum quality work with the fun and whimsy of a circus. It’s absolutely gorgeous! We could go on and on but the pictures will speak for themselves.