Sunday, March 30, 2008


originally uploaded by rustchic.
Etsy Street Team Jazz Challenge Done


a mix of procion dyes, a bit of hand quilting, archival photos,inverted applique,jazz,coffee(always coffee),found object stuff.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


originally uploaded by rustchic.
Easter is here, yay! this is a little spring chick made from debris materials. my hat needed something and this was it. he's so cute!

Friday, March 21, 2008

New Thrift Store on Earhart Boulevard!

The M & V Thrift Store has opened on Earhart Boulvard. It was a great sight to drive up and see the fabulous chippy bathtub and old time glider and chair set.
I spoke with the owner, Mary, who said they had been open for about a month. She, along with her husband, Victor (hence the M & V)have actually had a lot of business and are very encouraged about the outlook for their business on the Earhart corridor.
So the pickings, is that what you ask? Besides the great chippy glider and bathtub, there was a super cute chippy table and a set of sweet 60s breakfast set chairs.I also saw some great old linens, like a pair Danish MidCentury modern curtains, and a bunch of old lace runners and such. Also, Mary has a rather large collection of old cameras. She's not sure if any of them work but she has quite a few of them and look great. Would be great for assemblage work.
The M & V Thrift Store is located at 901 Earhart Boulevard in uptown New Orleans, right off of Carrolton.Open everyday but Sunday, 10-5.See yall there.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Found Poem by the bayou Slip

originally uploaded by rustchic.
I happened upon this incredible trashpile last fall by a home that was finally being gutted post Katrina. I got a few books and some lace and other stuff but didnt look too close at all of it. When I got home, I found the latin book was full of someone's handwritten homework, including these poems. So they were scanned and printed them onto silk to embellish these recycled slips.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Faux Bois BayouSalvage style

originally uploaded by rustchic.
Fake wood- that 70's afterglow- has been festering and blooming in the Misses Salvage workshop. We've been trying to find alternate ways to use this chippy wood and incorporate more of our burgeoning stock into creative reuse that isnt just shotgun houses and fleurdebris.iIve been printing my photographs onto my own recycled linen and canvas and then sewing to leather for cuffs and bags.But other less obvious uses are festering too.... More to come mon amis.........