Tramp Art, like quilting, relies on using salvaged materials to create textures and patterns then piecing them together to make beautiful yet utilitarian
objects. While relatively unknown, Tramp Art was a wide-spread form of Folk Art that flourished in America between the 1870's – 1940's.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Everything your HEART desires...

I wanted to share with you
some of the Hearts in my personal collection...
you got have heart!


A new piece that is going to be a Valentine
for someone very special....

I call her "Sew Sweet".
She is a thread holder, scissor holder and a pin keep.
The inspiration for this piece came from a
wonderful old Fraktur Angel and a sweet, very worn
antique pin keep. I used an antique German
porcelain doll's head, some hand-dyed velvet, silk ribbon,
some vintage German milliner's flowers and 
a wool paisley from the 1800's to make the pin keep.
It is filled with sawdust and a small amount
of cherry tobacco for a wonderful faint aroma.


Here is a selection of pieces from my website
that may tug at your heartstrings or
be the perfect thing for your sweetheart...

"Fruitful Sewing"


Scissor Holders with Heart Handled Scissors


Heart In Hand Thread Holder & Pin Cushion


Courting Mirros and a box entitled "L.M.A."


"Hearts Desire", 5" x 7" picture frame 
awaiting a photo of that special someone.


And a piece that I recently saw and loved....

designed and made by a new friend of mine,
Lori Rippey.


I have some exciting news that I will be sharing VERY soon!
Hope you all have a Happy Valentine!


  1. Hi David,
    Your work is impeccable and each piece does indeed pull at my heartstrings!! Thank you for your kind words to me and may you have a wonderfully creative week!
    Warm Hugs~

    1. Thank you Julie! I am very excited to receive your piece in the should be delivered long as they can get through the snow!

  2. Wow, I can't believe I almost missed this posting! Oh what fun to admire your wonderful craftsmanship!