Hey, all you crafters out there that participated in the
Alice tag book swap, I have made some new ones.
If you are interested in swapping a couple more tags,
let me know I have 3 pairs to swap. I will be sending
two new ones to Karla over at karlascottage.typepad.com
for her very hard work in putting together these wonderful
little tag books. She made about 8o covers and put at
least that many together, then mailed them out to everyone.
She is a jewel.
I just got kind of caught up in it all and just wanted to make
more tags for my own book. I happen to have a ver very old
Alice in wonderland book that was my mother's when she was
a young girl.
It is so worn, with an insect hole in the back that bore right into
many pages. I love how differently it is illustrated. (true victorian
fashion) with the colors all being Lavender and violet hues.
The other little circles come from a sheet I bought digitally from
Petite Paperie in their Etsy shop. They are wonderful, so I had
to do something with them as well.
The bottom picture is the Tag book I recieved from
Karla and I have added the extra tags that I made.
If you are interested in swapping two more, just let me know
via a comment here. You can also visit my other creative blog, by clicking
on the button at the top. I am posting this in both places.
I made this apron for my beautiful daughter-in-law for her birthday.
This one does not go into the Etsy shop. I was so excited to give it to her.
It is hard to see, but at the top of the bib, there is an antique doily. Her smile
says it all. Love you Tiffany and Happy Birthday.
I wanted to do a swap with someone for May Day. I came back from my daughters home in logan, Utah where she just had her first baby. I was gone for quite a while, and I had not been posting or visiting blogs. I found everyone was swapping. I was not able to get in on some of these swaps, so I decided to do one of my own. I decided to fill up this cute ceramic cottage instead of a petite basket. This one has so many surprizes. But I am selfish, and don't want to just give it away this time. I want a great little vintage goodie basket myself. So I am petitioning all of lovely blogging friends who have not participated in a swap for may day yet. Leave me a comment if you wish to participate and if I get a few by Saturday, April 24th, I will draw, and if I just get a couple of responses, I will just pick. I am confident that I will find someone soon, who has some cool things to send me. Included are: vintage store stock items from Germany, a doily with ribbon rose in the middle, Antique buttons, old kilt pin, old fan, velvet ric rac, soap from bath and body works. handmade paper medallion with bird, and more, not to mention the cute ceramic cottage with lid. It is all wrapped up with celophane and a pretty ribbon Won't you swap with me?
I have been having lots of fun with this new found craft. I have been remaking jewelry into fun shabby vintage look long chokers. I have crafted about 12 of these necklaces in the last couple of weeks. I have been having so much fun gathering old pieces including 1 leftover earring, pendants, charms etc. I lay it all out and rework chains and then I will do some beading too. I can't get enough of it. I have had fun looking in antique and thrift shops for old pieces of jewelry, and have come up with some really neat looking stuff to keep, give as gifts and list in my Etsy shop. I would love to hear some feedback on this stuff. I don't know if my pricing is good, but I kind of went by the time put in, how old some pieces were, and the amount of findings I had into them also. I might be changing the pricing a bit. I will see. These first two pieces are the ones I will keep. Both of them have sentimental value in them.
While in Utah, I was able to go to 3 different thrift stores. Here are some of the items I found 1) a sweet clock, I may change it up a bit, 2) a cute ceramic vase. (same on both sides) 3) an old book that I will use the pages out of for paper crafts 4) inside the old book this cool quote about MUSIC!
I found other things, but these were the most significant
When I was in Utah this past week, I
stayed at my friend Carla Morris' home.
She had Easter bunnies at every turn. I
really got into the Easter mood with
staying there. She was such a lovely
hostess, I felt like I was in a wonderful bed
and Breakfast. Thanks so much to Carla!
Here are some of her bunnies.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 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 have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. 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!