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Friday, February 7, 2014

Jane Austen Anniversary Swap

I recently participated in the Jane Austen Anniversary swap that was hosted by Mercedes Scott over at an Altered place.  My assigned partner was Angi who lives in Hawaii.  I decided to make a little book that would celebrate Jane Austen's greatest work.   "Pride and Prejudice" which is of course my favorite and so many others worldwide.
 I love it when you just start crafting something, not knowing how it will really turn out, but when you are finished, you wish that you did not have to send it away.  This is what you are always asked to do, by the swapping hosts, to create something you would love to recieve.  It is what it is all about.

these images and book pages came from an old copy of the book, Pride and Prejudice, that was my Mother's.  I could not find any copyright date on this one, but would love to know more of a history of this version.  It was so cool that it came with some illustrations.

 that is my little book, and here is the other item I made in honor of Jane Austen.  A paper medallion with pheasant feathers, lace and ribbon.

And these are the two items that were sent to me by my partner Angi.  I felt it was cool that both of us went in the direction of Pride and Prejudice.  I willl hang this up in my craft room.  

 Information of her life on the back side.  Beautifully done mixed media art.  Thankyou Angi

And then this showed up in the mail, made especially for me by Debbie Vignola for my birthday which is coming up next week.  It was so very thoughtful of here.  She is a member also of An Altered place too.   Thanks so much Debbie.  It was so thoughtful and I adore it!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

More creative endeavors in the month of January.

We had a new granddaughter in November, and in our church, babies get bleased when they are young.  I was fortunate enough to get to make the little white dress that Mayley Kate Askeroth would be wearing.

 The headband I made for her.
 Here we are Grammy and Pa Pa with our youngest grandchild.  Mayley Kate will be 3 months old on February 12th.
then I also took some simple onesies on sale and decided to doll them up a bit.  I added cotton ruffles to the back of one and put a row in front at the 
and then for the striped one I put ruffles at the top and made a separate little skirt.  She won't be able to wear these until she is older and probably in the summertime.  
I sure had fun sewing for Mayley in January!

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