Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday -- Baby Booty

Here is the rest of my "haul" from last week.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Out and about last weekend searching for treasure, I was disappointed to have driven all over town and only found a few things, stuffing them all into a little bag. Last night I pulled them out; a few baby clothes, knit booties, and a child's apron. I hadn't noticed before, but the cute little pleated apron with blue rick rack was still stiff, like it had never been used and there was a crinkling sound in the tiny pocket--a note! It reads "Victoria with love from Great grandmother Georgia- every stitch hand sewed." Treasure indeed...

Humbled and A Little Shocked

So, uh, I actually won the Mind Wide Open Challenge #3. I still can't believe it! There are so many talented people who entered, I mean have you read any of their blogs and seen what beauty they display?!? Gail, Sherry and everyone over there were so kind and supportive.
I feel like I gain a little something every time I make something that makes me happy, but to know that other people appreciate what I've done is pure magic to me. Thank you to those who took the time to vote for me or drop me a line. It's pure magic I tell you........

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday--Curtain Call

I love love love old linens! I have quite a few old aprons, too, and most of them are all stashed away in a box in a closet. "What a dope!" I thought to myself when I finally had an idea on how to use AND display them! So they ended up as curtains! These are two I have over my kitchen sink.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mind Wide Open Challenge #3

Would you like to swig on a star---carry moonbeams home in a bottle or a jar? OK, so I changed some of the words of that old song to fit my needs. Is that what they call "Artistic Licence"?

Provided with this beautiful image from Mind Wide Open,
I decided to do a little digital art, and make a label for this bottle of my "Moonbeam Elixir".
(You can click on the photo to enlarge it.) I got the great graphics for the plain labels at The Graphics Fairy, where Karen posts a FREE graphic for your use every day! As the back label indicates, you can sip it with your favorite desserts or add it as a flavoring to what ever that thing is there you've got bubbling up from the depths in your cauldron. I started with a plain brown (12 oz.) glass bottle, added the labels, popped in a gold cork (that has a mother-of-pearl button and a gold marble blob on top) and tied ribbon, lace and a pearl choker on the neck. There's also a handy, silver measuring spoon tied on, in case you want to be exact with the elixir--as it is pretty potent stuff! Did I ever tell you about the night I was in the forest and I, becoming parched while on the hunt for the elusive Fairy Shoes, drank half a bottle of the elixir, tripped over some exposed tree roots and ended up lead dancer in a Fairy ring?!?!? I actually don't recall much of that incident, but when you wake up the next morning with a daisy chain tattooed around your ankle, you just know those Fairies have pulled one over on you! Oh sorry, that's getting off the subject a bit...what I really want you to know is that there are 25 lovely entries from 25 lovely artists who have all used this hauntingly lovely image, in vastly different ways. You can see them all here and please vote for your favorite by midnight September 14!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday--Postcards From Emma

I went to LA this last weekend to help clean out my late father-in-laws house. His mother, Emma, saved everything, and my father-in-law still had it all! Emma not only saved everything, but on the back of most photos she even wrote the time and place. I just about cried when I saw this album...

....and the 200 postcards it held! Thanks, Emma. They'll remain in safe keeping!