Tuesday, January 31, 2012

White Wednesday, Altered Journal and Freebies!

I have been working on altered journals for a swap at Speckled Egg,
so I thought I'd share with you this altered journal I made a couple of months ago
for a swap with my Art Party group.
I decided to do a seamstress theme, here is the front cover:

And these are a few of my favorite layouts from inside the journal:

I just have sooo many vintage buttons, lace, sewing patterns and notions
so it was great to be able to put them all together in this journal.

But my favorite resource for pictures and text was a 1927 Butterick sewing book!

The big fabric flowers I picked up at a thrift shop, someone must have meant them for appliques because they were ALREADY CUT OUT!!
My hands were so happy about that!

But the best thing is that my friend Marti was the recipient of the book!

Thanks for stopping by, you may like to pop in at
White Wednesday for links to more pretty whites!

Here's a couple of sewing themed freebies for you:

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Pinks, Thrifting, Valentines and Freebies!

I have been having so much fun working day and night : )
creating for the various swaps for which I just couldn't resist signing up.
♥♥♥ Love, love a Valentines theme! ♥♥♥

Here is the finished matchbox I made for my partner in
Vintage Dragonfly's Altered Matchbox Swap:

I sandwiched a small matchbox between
two graduated-sized chipboard hearts (Maya Road),
which I covered in pretty papers...
a larger scalloped-edged heart on the bottom and a smaller heart on the top,
so that you can see both hearts. Except it's a bit hard to see in this picture!
Gessoed the edges, added some glittery scrolls, tulle, cupid,
forget-me-nots, and made a little banner.
We were also to includes some mini-sized ATCs to fit in the box:

AND, I finally got myself to the thrift stores, and did pretty well.
I got this hand crocheted table scarf, the silver plated dishes
(one of which is a two piece serving dish),
the two plates and adorable valentines for $20!!
How cute will those plates be for Valentine's Day with my Valentine?

They're probably not terribly vintage,
but they are Spode, made in England.

Love these true vintage valentines:

And here's a couple of freebies to use in your own Valentines crafting:

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Thanks for stopping by,
and visit Pink Saturday for more Valentine Pinks!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Pink Saturday and Valentines and Valentines!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!
And welcome new followers...
and everyone!

I am in a very fun swap at Paper Whimsy,
yes, you guessed it, VALENTINES!!
Eleven of them!

Soooo, here is a little peekie:

I feel I must explain the soft focus on this photo:

I half-wittedly accidentally left my camera outside in the rain.
Well it wasn't actually raining when I left it outside.
In my defense, I live in San Diego, and we don't have much experience with rain here.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Oh! I can't let you leave without a freebie:

or two:

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After all, I'm sure you have valentines to make also!

Visit Pink Saturday for more pink romance!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

White Wednesday Valentines!!

Welcome and Happy White Wednesday to you all!

I just love vintage valentines,
and thought I'd share these very vintage,
over the top hearts and flowers valentines with you:

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Perhaps they will inspire you to create your own romantic valentines.
Or you could copy and print, add some glitter and a paper doily, et voila! :)
Thanks for stopping by, and visit White Wednesday for more white loveliness.
Have a great week!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pink Saturday and Valentine Freebies!

Happy Pink Saturday!!
How have you been artfully kickstarting the new year?

I have been working on swaps, like
Paper Whimsy's Valentine Swap
Vintage Dragonfly's Altered Matchbox Swap
and Speckled Egg's Altered Composition Book swap.
But I can't post anything yet!!
Til my swap partners receive their goodies...
I don't know if I can wait that long...we'll see...

Here are some lovely pink vintage images to
use in your Valentine crafting:

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And head on over to Pink Saturday for more pink inspiration!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Anthropologie NYC

And what's a trip to NYC without a visit to Anthropologie?
I just love their ever-changing window decorations and in-store decor. This year's theme seemed to be an icy/frosty one... Fairly minimal for Anthro... Love this outfit, though... Ah, this is more like it... And inside the store,
paper discs edged with glitter,
stacked and hung from the ceiling... I probably won't be trying this at home, though ;)

Further down the block I spied this cute little coat made from "newsprint":

And this fabulous shoe wreath!!

I probably won't be trying that at home either! LOL

Here's a couple of wintery white freebies for you:
Click to enlarge, right click and save!

Is it winter white where you are?
It's 80 degrees here...

Visit White Wednesday for more winter whites! And Pink Saturday for lovely pinks!


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