Salix Tree Art

Artwork by me, Silvia.. Ponderings and poetry by myself and other more talented writers.

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My name is Silvia (also known as SalixTree ), I live in the Irish countryside. I write and illustrate children's books. I like to garden, cross stitch, crochet, and read fantasy books.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

My label collection shirt

Studio Friday, part 2
I'm happy to be chosen to pick this week's topic!
Studio Friday October 27th suggested by
"Most people collect something, it would be fun to see what others have in their collections."

I used to hate the labels scratching my neck, so I took them off my clothes. Some were so pretty, I couldn't throw them out, so kept them in my sewing box. One day several years ago, I was not able to go to work, and started this shirt, and have been adding to it ever since.

I have several theme sections. Here are the Irish and rainbow labels: (and do click on the pics for a closer view)

Cartoons and Levis:


Unicorns and horses:


Palm tree sleeve:

Plants and men:


That's all folks! ;-} Hope you enjoyed my shirt, I'm enjoying making it!


Blogger Salix Tree said...

leekre said...

very cool idea about the shirt and labels.


7:43 PM
Kate I said...

wow! what a unique idea silvia...I just love your shirt. thanks for suggesting this great idea of collections!

8:38 PM
Going For Greatness said...

Oo how WONDERFUL This is!!! I bet this took a lot of time and attention! Do you collect only labels from Ireland or do you look for them all over? I'd LOVE to help you with this collection as I have some very intersting ones I can send to you!
I think it's intriguing what you are doing here making a shirt! It will be such an awesome piece once you finish it! Worth 1000's of dollars!!
Thanks so much for this topic! I had such a great time with it!
Oh.. and let me know if I can add to your son's and daughter's collections as well!

1:47 AM
DEW said...

This is so AWESOME! I never saw anything like this. Thanks so much for sharing it!

7:48 PM
Daisy Lupin said...

What a fantastic idea the shirt is, I have never heard or seen anything like that it really is amazing.

1:15 AM
Suzie Q said...

Hi Silvia! Your label collection is amazing! :D

'Just wanted to stop by & say thanks for this weeks' SF topic - it's wonderful how you got so many of taking part. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Have a wonderful Samhain :D

Q xXx

11:57 AM
Lina said...

Wow, I love your shirt! What a fun and unique idea :) Thanks for sharing!

5:20 PM
Camilla said...

wow- how long do you think until you'll finish it all?

11:12 PM
Salix Tree said...

I never really think of it as becoming "finished". More like "when will I run out of room"? I think it will be covered fairly soon, within a year. I will then have to buy a new shirt to continue my collection!

12:13 AM
Sydney said...

What a great idea for displaying your collection! Thanks for the topic also.

3:45 PM
I need orange said...

I love this idea. I like the way you've accomplished a coherent design, as well as several separate collections. :-)

12:38 AM
iHanna said...

that is one cool shirt! does it ever happen that you buy something now that has a beautiful label? ;-)

I love collections!

9:27 AM
Salix Tree said...

Yes, I used to go to thrift shops a lot, just to look and see if there are any pretty labels on clothing! Not so much anymore, I live too far from the city.

12:12 PM
AscenderRisesAbove said...

what an interesting collection; i bet people come up and read your coat all the time!

11:07 PM
Cat said...

Oh my gosh - I did this to a vest once!!! You have a wonderful collection. I DO HOPE YOU WEAR THIS!!! I'm way impressed.

12:42 AM


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