Last week I just wanted to really thank Jen from Jnichelle Holiday again for the wonderful items she sent to me for the 'something old something new, something borrowed, something blue swap,' so I had this old spoon that I decided to decorate for her. I used some of the antique victorian scrap she sent to me for the swap. She is truly a soulmate and kindred spirit. I glittered it up, because this was an old military issued large spoon. It really wasn't one of those pretty spoons, just plain old ugly. If you look closely you can see the pieces of scrap on the handle and the spoon part. I added other embellishments and of course the glass glitter, of which I have become a huge fan of. I put it in the mail and she replied back with much enthusiam and gratefulness. What a great thing we have come upon in the world of vintage blog swapping. She is such a wonderful person, and so generous. Love Ya Lots Jen!
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!