Thursday, November 29, 2007

Calendar Girlies


Just for fun (and it really was), today I started making greeting cards using illustrations from old children’s books. The colors came out beautiful when I copied them! I’ve had the books for about a year now, and decided (in the midst of creating for Christmas, too) that it was time to get them done! After trying to embellish them with rickrack, (they looked sooo cute…) I opted for red polka dot and checked paper, as it’s less bulky for slipping into the envelope, and doesn’t drive up the cost of postage for mailing them. Ok, I know they are a bit sexist by today’s standards, but you can’t deny they’re sweet, right? I remember when I was about 8 years old, my cousin Nancy, would come over to my Grandma’s house to visit and we would actually draw daily chore pictures. We thought they were cute and old fashioned back then! Fat chance we would actually DO those chores. Even though Grandma had a clothes ringer she still used out in the garage. (That thing was painful on the pinkies!) And if we did, I know we wouldn’t have looked as wistfully thoughtful as the pink-cheeked little cuties on these cards!

They’ll be ready for the next sale at the shop (http://www.roomwithapast.com/) which starts on December 13th.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jan, I really like your blog. It is so fun to read and I am glad to have found it! :) How fun! hugs!

    Love, Jen

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  2. Woo just found your blog!!! What fun!

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  3. these cards are SO very cute!!

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  4. Love the bag! Can't wait for RWAP opening this month to see all the holiday goodies!
    Mandi

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