Sunday, March 28, 2010


Join me for the "VINTAGE EASTER BLOG HOP" over at you will find more entries of vintage bunny/Easter stuff. Hop on over and have a look. I want to thank Joan for hosting this blog hop. This egg is a wind-up musical egg. I purchased this at a yard sale many many years ago. I get it out every year. It is kinda large is size, approx 6-7" tall and is made of metal.
The colored easter eggs are made of wood.
This rabbit is not vintage but I think he is so beautiful I just had to share him with all of you.
HAPPY EASTER everyone. Thanks for stopping by.
Michele & Minyele

Monday, March 22, 2010


This is my "FRUITFUL" entry for Collage Obsession, a weekly challenge for anyone who wants to enter. Be sure to visit here: to see more art. This is a regular file folder collaged with the image provided by Elegia of a Francis Millet's painting. The folder has rice paper as a back ground, trimed with vintage lace and blue tule. Stamped with gold butterflies and gold wording, and cutouts of birds. Some chalk was used as well. Thanks for looking. Michele


A vintage journal to enter in Mixed Media Monday challenge. These are very vintage children, they are sisters actually. I know the children to be vintage for they are my mother and her sister. I made the journal using vintage wallpaper to cover the new journal, a copy of an image from my personal collection and cutouts of tiny little birds. The lace and trim is also vintage, (scraps from vintage wedding gowns). I LOVE vintage!!
Be sure to visit for more "vintage children" challenges. Thanks for stopping by.


This is my "STEAMPUNK" entry. Steampunk is new to me, but I will give any collage theme a whirl. Be sure to visit for all of the other steampunk entries. Steampunk is a very interesting art. Thanks for stopping by. Michele

Friday, March 19, 2010


This journal is my One Powerful Hour Challenge, you can find other "SISTERHOOD" challenges here be sure to stop by for other crafted items. Sisterhood is a fantastic thing. The feelings of sisterhood are precious and must be kept close to the heart. Your sister can be your sister or course, or it can be your best friend. My best friend is my sister, and I can actually see these two women as us if we would have lived in this era. I love my sister (my bestfriend). Our sisterhood consists of 38 years of more than everything... This is a journal that you can find here Thanks for stopping by. Michele & Minyele

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Here are a few things I see in my area, the place I call home. The Canadian Geese have arrived. They are everywhere. If you don't see them when you look up you can hear them...
Here is a flock flying over our house. We also hear them very late at night, in the dead of dark they are completing their journey.
Here is a flock of Snow Geese. These birds are getting ready to start their journey.
Today I saw several thousand of them on the lake. One would think the water was covered with snow. This is an area where they are every single year at this time. If you stopped to listen it would be very loud, indeed.
This is another sight I see as I venture around. The sap buckets are hanging and waiting for the sap to run. I love the sight of sap buckets hanging from trees. It is a beautiful sight.
Spring is just around the corner.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele & Minyele

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is my entry for the Tuesday Taggers-Masquerades, Jesters & Clowns. The challenge is made from a vintage bingo card, (one of my favorite items to craft with) cut outs from a circus book, the word "clown" on a piece of dictionary page, vintage lace and trim and finished off with orange and brown tule for hanging.
Here is where you can go see more Tuesdaytaggers challenges.
Have a great Tuesday.
Michele & Minyele

Friday, March 12, 2010


Roses and birds were the inspiration for this journal.The image is of two children that my husband thinks are his brothers. They do look like family to me. I will send this post to one of them, we will see what happens. I will let you know the outcome later.
The journal is created with some of the following items; vintage lace stained with coffee, a yellow silk rose, stained with coffee with vintage lace and trims. The picture is framed out with an antique photograph mat. The rose is finished off with feathers and a domino piece. The background of the collage is vintage sheet music, stamped with keys, stars and the words "First Class Mail".
I enjoyed making this piece (journal) I have made other collaged items with this image, I love it!!!
The journal can be found in our etsy shop, here
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele & Minyele

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The sun is shining and spring is in the air. I thought I might do a little spring decorating today.Peter Rabbit will be coming soon so I have created this Easter nest on his behalf. I dug around this morning in my craft room and found three vine wreaths (actually I was thinking about putting into the yard sale pile) but I thought; wait a minute, I can use these as a birds nest. I dug around for some moss and other fun items and located my easter goodies and this is what I came up with.
I love bird nests, one never knows what you will find there. Birds are collectors of things, rope, plastic, feathers, paper etc. In this nest you will find pipberries and a couple of wooden spools of wool, pinecones and eggs of course.
I decorated my favorite item (my canoe) something has happened to my camera, as soon as I get that figured out I will share it with you.
When will you start your spring decorating??
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele & Minyele

Monday, March 1, 2010


I have joined where a mixed media challenge is given every Monday with a theme. The theme this week is "enchanted". All children are "enchanted". My item is a 4" x 6" card. Covered with antique dictionary pages and antique sheet music with chaulk colors. The picture of the little girl is a copy of an image in my personal collection with the sides finished with ink and glittered. All the lace and trim is vintage and is grunged with coffee. There is a cutout of a butterfly with gold glitter,the ribbon is vintage from a gown stamped with winter birds with gold glitter. You can go to the link above to view more mixed media entries, go take a look. You can find this item in our etsy shop, click on the link on the side of the blog. Thanks for stopping by, come visit on Monday's to see more mixed media challenges. Michele & Minyele