I have been in a blog posting slump. So I have gotten together some photos of projects that were recently done for Mother's day sales. I have had some strange and crazy things happen in the last little while. I hope to get out of the slump I have been in.
I have been taking vintage dishtowels and turning them into something else. This embroidered one took on new form of a swag for a retro kitchen style.
I made some cards recently. They are all different with some being for thankyou and some just because!
some of the cards were already in celaphane ready to sell.
A very Country French one
I made some burlap bags for the Country store too.
Well it is long overdue, as my involvement with the Clark Co. fair has caused me to put this so cute post off. Last week or so, I recieved my 6 tags from the Fairy Children tag swap, hosted by JoAnne at Vintage dragonfly.
It was great fun to see where they came from. All but one came from people I have swapped with before. Here are the tags I recieved. They are all so exquizitely made and envoke the feeling of spring so well! Just beautiful!
And this is how I have them displayed in my craft studio, so I can see them all the time. I bought this antique carpenter's ruler from Kimberly's Etsy shop last year and unfolded it to hang my favorite tags on. A few of the tags here are from previously.
Now I will show you the tags that I made for the swap. I had fun doing them up. It is funny how it just evolves, and when you start putting them together, you are sure what you are going to do, but one thing leads to another. I was so happy with the color palatte on these.
and if that wasn't enough fairy stuff, I just had to play around a bit more and came up with this fun little poster. It will hang in the craft studio too.
I hope that everyone is having a most wonderful April and SPRING!
It has been a couple of weeks since I posted, simply because I have been so busy getting ready for the Clark County Fair's Country Store. I live here in Logandale, NV where the Clark County fairgrounds are. Las Vegas is part of Clark County, so it is quite a large fair that lasts 4 days. I helped set it up and worked there during the fair also. Whew, I am glad it is over! The following photos are of my wares and my section in the Country Store.
First off this is the black satin covered dress form I got for $5.00 at an estate salea few weeks ago. It smelled reallly bad of cigarette smoke, so I got the most flowery bottle of Febreze and dowsed it about 6 times. The odor came completely out and it smells so fresh. I have other plans for this dress form, but for now it was beautiful covered with an antique dickie and a vintage collar. It was perfect to hold all of my necklaces I have made that are for sale.
Next up at the same day I found this little gem of a cabinet. Broken glass and very dirty, but there was a vision and it turned into this. . . . . . . . . .
Love I added molding to the drawer and painted it with a Robin's Egg Blue chalk paint that I made myself.
Here is another tray that was in an earlier post from the same day of yard sale finds. I love chalkboard art, so thought it would be fun to do some on the chalkboard I had for sale.
a few of my pillows
one of the aprons I made with vintage buttons and doilies
this metal tray became this chalkboard
Many things can become chalkboards
Another apron with vintage buttons. All of my pillows and aprons, have vintage elements on them.
More of my vintage elements pillows were there.
My next project is to go to a new show in Henderson Nevada that specializes in vintage, antiques and collectables.
On Saturday night I decided to try my hand at some chalkboard art on the large chalkboard I have hanging in my kitchen. I also wanted to show all the Easter Decorations I have around this year. I can't believe Easter is upon us. Wasn't it just Christmas? But I love this time of year and where I live we are experiencing spring in full force. This week temps will be in the high 70's and low 80's for Easter. I LOVE SPRING!
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of 19 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 34 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!