Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stitched Labels



Theme Thursday's theme this week is "labels" .... and Inspiration Flirtation (a new challenge spot) is "stitches." I thought I'd combine the 2 challenges with this project. I'm a recycle nut and one of my favorite things to save is labels. My favorites come from specialty brew beer bottles - like this label from Kona Brewing Co.'s Longboard Island Lager. And of course I save the bottle caps too. This is a pouch for my iPod nano. I used the main label for the front, the bottleneck label for the back and I turned the cap into a button. The fabric is a swatch of decorator fabric friended to me some months back from Jean at Bluebirds. 



.... and in the spirit of Aloha, here's a little altered photo of my "recycled" indoor palm (rescued from a neighbors garbage can 2 years ago.) He was left for dead with only one leaf left on him. Now he's lush and beautiful and breathing aloha into my favorite room in the house ....


23 comments:

Christina of Inspiration Flirtaton said...

KIMMIE!!! Thank you so much for participating in this week's "flirt"! I really love your use of stitches and I am thrilled to tell you that you are the first submission that we have gotten from someone who is not a friend or family member! Woohoo! Thanks so much for putting my name out there and for helping us grow... I appreciate your work and your support!
~Christina of Inspiration Flirtation

Kelly said...

beautiful!

hastingshall2 said...

Kimmie, what a queen of recycling you are!!! Love the stitching on the labels. Who could've dreamed one could get gorgeous art from beer bottles?

Stempelchaotin said...

Wooooooooooooow Kimmie this is absolutely stunning.
Wonderful piece of art.

Robin said...

Love your recycling on this project! That is adorable and I really like the bottle cap button.

ilonka said...

Lovely cards and beautiful colors.

Rosie said...

Kimmie - it's so you!! I love it and bravo for recycling so beautifully. Using the cap as a button is pure genius - I'm gonna have to try that myself! ;o)

Jane said...

I am 'familiar' with this bottle label and I love what you've done with it!

Buffy said...

Wow, such beautiful work.

stamp and scrape said...

I'm inspired by your work - amazing what treaures can be made from recycling!
Ros

ooglebloops said...

I like the way you flattened the beer cap into a button!!Also glad to know I am not the only one who rescues plants from the trash!! LOL

Melisa said...

I love the way you even used the bottle cap as a button! What a cool project!

Kris Dickinson said...

SO fabulous! I love all things Hawaiian and especially Kona Coffee!

ELK said...

happy long neck labels ~ happy rescued palm! ELK

Lidy said...

Very colorfull

J and Z said...

beautiful project and so very clever!! your plant in lucky indeed and you photo of it divine!!

RubyMay said...

brilliant re-cycling...it looks amazing.
so glad you managed to rescue the plant and revive it...thats made my day x

Rosie said...

I just popped back to thank you for the Inspiration Flirtation link... what a lovely challenge blog - and really nice people!!
Kimmie - your Blog Header is fab! I love those houses - really do mimic the seasons beautifully!

Christina of Inspiration Flirtaton said...

Kimmie! Just a post from Rose... another talented lady! Thanks for sending her my way! I do have a question for you... can you tell me how your got your link in the comments to be a "live" link! I have had to go in and put everyone's links into the actual post and make then live. They don't seem to just go into the comments as a live link. Would love to be able to tell my followers how to do this! Please advise if you can! Thanks again...
~Christina

Silvia said...

Great interpretation and wonderful work.

Jendy said...

Love your take on the theme! The labels are fantastic. Great piece.

Gaby Bee said...

Hello! I found you through a comment somewhere...
A really fabulous creation. Love the recycling on this piece. Really fabulous!
Gaby xo

Gaby Bee said...

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