After nearly 6 months of inactivity, I reopened Irene Design today with little less than a bang (that banging sound was probably dishes falling out of the over-flowing drying rack!) Don’t let that fool you though! I am very excited to have a few items to put in my shop, and I am also glad to have the ability to only list as many as I have the energy for–just a small fraction of what I was listing 6-7 months ago!
I am really enamored with this latest work of art, my garden in a hoop you could call it. There is a small antique store up the street from my house that I enjoy perusing when I go for a walk, and I recently found a single linen napkin. Who wants just one napkin?? Well, I obviously did. I bought it not knowing exactly what would becoming of it, but I swore to myself it would never make it to the bottom of the fabric. Being true to my word, I used it to form the background for the garden. I also incorporated some of the buttons I found when our local fabric store closed down so suddenly as well as some truly vintage thread my husband’s great aunt gave me a few months ago.
Tomorrow I will be photographing the other items to go in the shop and listing those. Then the fun will be a bit better known to the rest of the world!
I have also been busy redecorating my own kitchen one small project at a time as well as making a few items for some friends. Next up, a baby update.