Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hello Friends!
Hope you are all having a lovely summer.
It's starting to really warm up here, and last night
we had an almost warm summer night.
Something you may not know about Southern California
is that we rarely have warm summer nights.
We have to have the braziers going if we want to stay out after dark.
But right now it is so worth it, because we have just planted a
night-blooming jasmine and its wonderful fragrance just fills the air!

I've been busy making more pincushions for my friends
at the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.

 I've had so much fun making these, using vintage salt cellars
and mixing in some vintage lace, buttons and handkerchiefs with newer trims.

And I made this "coin envelope" mini-book
for another swap in the MAMA group.

This is the top view.
I bought my envelopes from Paper Source, because I liked the color,
but you could also use the manila ones from the office supply stores.
I then sent them through my Vagabond die cut machine
with an embossing plate  for some texture.

 We were also to make 10 tags, one to fit inside each envelope.
Oh, how I love crinkled seam binding :)

On to this week's freebies, some lovely flowergirls:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!
For all things lovely and vintage, visit Knick of Time!
Lovely repurposed vintage finds at Coastal Charm!
And for links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by White Wednesday!
Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you all have a great week!



JoAnne said...

Love those pincushions and that tag book is spectacular Lorraine!

Marlene said...

Hi there, I know what you mean I love night blooming Jasmin, what a treat. Loving all you r pin cushions, all of your work is just lovely.

Ann said...

your pincushions are beautiful..and i love your tag book!!

Marti McClure said...

Fabulous pin cushions Lorraine! I can't wait to trade with you. And your coin book is just wonderful. I just love how MAMA keeps pushing us. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Creative Wings Boutique said...

lorriane i just adore mine

Liz said...

Your pincushions are so sweet and that lovely book is beautiful!!!
Love your blog! I'm following you now. :)


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your pincushions are gorgeous, Lorraine! Found your blog through Tabitha posting about the swap. I love swaps, too, and just signed up for your prize ribbon swap. I've scrolled down through your posts and you have such lovely pictures that you share. I'm your newest follower!

Laurie said...

OH, that little book with the tags is so adorable!!! And, thank you for the cute little girl pictures!

Jeanie said...

I don't know which I love most -- the pincushions or the coin books! They're both simply perfect!


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