Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Latest project, DRESSMAKER art bottle

Just wanted to show you an art bottle I made from dressform and scissor images from Karen at Graphics Fairy. I decoupaged a vintage bottle with an old dress pattern, added a piece of tape measure around the "waist", added the images, a snippit of lace, and then bonded a bobbin with white thread to the top.





Saturday, February 20, 2010

Can't you smell Spring?

First, a couple of giveaways - Karen at My Desert Cottage:

Linda at Robin's Egg Blues:

Today, I actually went outside and didn't have to wear a jacket! It was so nice. Spring is in the air, my friends......... here's a some little spring bird egg tags I made from an image from The Graphics Fairy-





And I wanted to show you a recent purchase from Expressions catalog - if you haven't seen this catalog, you must take a look - beautiful things! Aren't these mirrors sweet?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day! - Amour Valentine Swap, and a blog giveaway

Hello all, I've been away for a bit, just started a new job - transcribing for a medical office - and devoting my time to that until I get it off the ground.

First,
**I do want to mention a fantastic blog giveaway at patinasoul - hurry!**

And here is my Amour heart box from my wonderful swap partner, Stephanie, of crownsandpearls . I dearly love every trinket that Stephanie sent. My beautiful box was done in a creamy white with white roses trimmed in a touch of silver glitter. I opened it and it was filled with all this wonderfulness! I can tell that Stephanie took time to find out what I like, as she sent bit of bird memorabilia, old silverplate spoons, bits and baubles to create with, alphabet cards with my initials, a Keep Calm and Carry On pendant, a gorgeous petite valentine box she decorated, the sweetest vintage handkerchief - all packaged so beautifully! A big thank you to Stephanie for all of these - I couldn't be happier... and thanks to Cathy for such a wonderful Amour Valentine swap! Here's my pics, and after scrolling through them, the other participants are listed - click to see what they received -














Sheila - Faded But Desired TreasuresMelissa - Piney RoseJanet - Janets Creative PillowsDebbi - The Wicker PatioDeborah - Debs Vintage SoulTrisha - The Brantingham Family Vera - Olivia PaigesGail - The Sassy BeachRhea - Sweet n Shabby RosesSandy - HobbnobbersSarah - My So Called Junky LifeEleanor - A Bit of Pink HeavenJenny - Fated FolliesLinda - Country PickinsJoyce - Scrap for JoyJulie Ann - Kitchen Floor CreationsStephanie - Rose Petals and RustCarol - SongberriesTerri - The Glittered NestLisa - Lisas Craft BoutiqueChastity - One Womens HavenCindy - Angel Heart DesignsTracey - Magical KardzMary - Vintage PatinaJacalyn - RME Bath ProductsMary Jo - Creative Vintage CottageLisa - PupylovLori - Ruffles Ribbons and RosesValarie - Glittery Daze and NightsKaren - Secondhand RoseJayme - Flaming Biscuits On The FarmElyse - Tinkered TreasuresLisa - Pale Pink and RosesShannon - Shabby Shans CottageVivian - Vivs WhimsyKathy - Lil Bit Old Lil Bit NewStephanie - Crowns and PearlsNancy - Coeur d'Alene GiftsKaren - My Desert CottageTammy - One Frustrated MommaRamona - Samuels Family FrenzyCathy - Treasured HeirloomsPam - Treasures-N-TexturesSherry - Sherrys Rose CottageLaurie - Mermaid Treasures ArtSue - SuzeeezAndrea - Vintage Bella StudioHannah - Ashmore FamilyMeg - Vintage Garden HomeNancy - Its Raining PearlsJosette - My Grammas SoulAngela - Henny Penny and ChickiesMelissa - Abigails Pocatello Cassandra - My Artful AdventuresRenee - Vintage RecreationsLorena - Rose Chic FriendsAmy - Paper Trails LeaverStevie - My Art CanvasJennifer - Jennifers Petal PalaceShirl - Shirls Rose CottageLulu - Coastal Sisters NewsJill - Jill SibbaldCrystal - The Hummingbird CottageHayley - Nesting NotionsNicole - Gibbys GirlBryanna -The Canarys Cupcake