LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Thursday, January 22, 2015

VINTAGE APRON STUFFED WITH MARIE ANTIONETTE PRETTY STASH ITEMS


 All of this pretty stash is for a swap partner in the Marie Antoinette art group on Face book.
In trying to figure out how I was going to package all of these goodies up I came across this amazing vintage apron I have had in my stash for many years, so I decided to use it.  I do love choosing the packaging for my swaps, I feel this is part of the whole process and it is as much fun as creating the item itself.


The apron has three pockets and all three are full of fun items for my partner to use.
Buttons, bling, paper flowers, hand made flower, book mark, charm, earrings, ephemera, ribbon, vintage lace, organza bags with goodies, all sorts of stash!
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Friday, January 16, 2015

VALENTINE GOODIES TO CREATE WITH

I went shopping at some local junk shops.
These silk flowers I purchase at the local re-store, you know, one of those junk stores where one never knows what they may find in there.
  I ended up with 48 or so for $2.50 how marvelous indeed!


I then moved on to Staples where I had some colored printing done.  For $1.00 per colored page on glossy paper I can't print at home for that price.  So I load up my flash stick and off I go.


I purchased these buttons actually on a different day while in JoAnne's, this sale was 50% off, I do love a sale.  I thought these might be good for Valentine work and Marie Antoinette work.


 This paper pad was also 50% off, love the colors.




I just could not resist these little glass owls, don't know what I will do with them if anything, I do hoard some things you know..


The ribbon on the left I got at The Christmas Tree shop for 80% off, thought it could be used for Valentines day, what do you think?


This sugar pot and lamb I purchased at the re-store .50 each.  I think I will make a pin cushion out of the pot.


These next two images are from a Vintage book I purchased for .50, full of images like these to use.
I tried to take a photo of the book, too much glare from the cover.  
You will probably be seeing some of this in some of my upcoming work.

Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Monday, January 12, 2015

MORE TREASURES TO SHARE


For those that follow my blog, do you remember this picture?
You can see that post here
Anyways, this was a window of a shop in Kennebunkport Maine that Mr. Nook and I visited while there over the Thanksgiving holiday.  This shop was truly amazing, I can't even tell you!!!


Well, I did promise to show you what I purchased in this shop.
This lovely bird.


This string of snowflakes are what is on the dress in the window.
Pearl trims and a glass icicle.
I may use the pearl trims in my work but the other items I do believe I will just keep close by in my craft room so I can admire it all.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Monday, January 5, 2015

TREASURES


Take a look at what my friend, Betsy gave to me a few weeks ago.
While cleaning out a great aunt's home Betsy came across these most beautiful items
This is a collar, notice at the bottom of picture is a bow.
This material/lace is so amazing to say the least.



Table scarfs and such.





Here is the collar again.



More collars.



These are cuffs made from the same material/lace as the collar.


This is so lovely, too.



A few holiday pins and look at the bird pin, this is the most beautiful pin I have ever owned.
The camera is not picking up just how much it sparkles...
I love, love all of my goodies.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SWEET CARD AND TAG

|I thought I was done posting all of my creations only to discover I forgot these two items.
A sweet tag using an up-cycled greeting card.



This is a card using a vintage image I have in my collection.
I am pretty sure this is the very last of my creations for the season.
See you all in a few weeks.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LAST OF MY CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

These are the last of my Christmas creations.
I made this spooly snowman for my Aunt Cindy, my dearest friend.



I am not sure if I am that thrilled with her face but I ruined one thread spool trying to draw a face, I am not good at drawing...




This is an altered frame I created for an ornament swap over at Vintage Dragonfly.
This swap consists of two ornaments.


This is my second ornament.
A spool tree.
The spool is pink, you can't see it very good here.



This is a snippet roll I created for Laurie in our Flicker swap group Vintage Dragonfly.
I have to thank Laurie for the pictures because I forgot to take pics in my haste to get this in the mail to her.





I had a wonderful time creating for all of my swap group partners and family this holiday season.
I will be taking a small break from creating and blogging, besides I do have to find my craft room floor before I can attempt one more thing.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele