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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friendship Box and Theme Thursday

Hello everyone! Back to crafting again and having a really good time.

I got this idea from the theme of this past Theme Thursdays challenge. It is"favorite colors". Mine are aged paper and blues. I began with just a cheap little wood container from Michael's (I think it cost me $1.00). I crackled it, aged it and added the interior decorations. I think of it as a glorified greeting card : )
I have a dear friend that I want to give this to. I hope she likes it.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Silver Pin Cushion

Well, I am back and well enough to begin to post again! Photo's are piling up as well as things I want to share with you all. So this is the first in what I hope will be many more. I am excited to begin sharing things I make as Christmas gifts for others. I hope to post "how to's" as well.

The first gift I have created is a pin cushion made in an old silver baby cup that I found in a parking lot! It is beautifully tarnished and dented with age. A lovely little flower I made, centered with a old rhinestone button, is the main focal point. I used a vintage rhinestone bracelet to trim around the rim, and assorted vintage pearls.

It has been on my heart, that I would like to give gifts made with love this year for Christmas. So this is a beginning.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Vintage "Marie" Apron

At Marie Antoinette Mail Art we are having an apron swap. This is one I have made for it. I used some lovely quilting material, vintage napkin, vintage doily, vintage buttons and a vintage rhinestone button. I did really enjoy making this! I would love to make some more.

Friday, October 16, 2009


I apologize for my absence this past week. I have been experiencing a physical challenge. I will be back soon! The photo above is of a little tussie mussie I made as a thank you for a friend of mine in the spring. With this photo I would like to say "thank you!" to all of you that so kindly visit my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Theme Thursday "Birds"

Happy Thursday! What a beautiful day to create. Today I have been making a vintage "Marie" apron, and stopped for a while to create this little ATC for Theme Thursday. I enjoyed the break from all the sewing I have been doing lately. This ATC is a little dark for me, and the words just came to me. I am not sure what "Dark Beauty" means! LoL!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More Marie

I have been working away this past week on several projects for swaps. Above are parts of 6x8 fabric book pages for a journal page swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art group. At first I thought I was never going to be able to do this. I do sew, but not a lot. I found though, that the more I did the easier it became and the more creative ideas I had. It turned out to be delightful work.
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