Saturday, April 25, 2009

This is my little girl

This page all started with a dainty gold vintage baby buggy charm found at a sale .
PhotobucketThat hangs from the page by a tiny vintage lace that I found at an estate sale, it is vintage lace used for doll dresses, nancy ann doll sized, very old and petite.I started with a piece of vintage ledger paper, it has some of the prettiest writing on it I have ever seen. Along with tea stained crochet trim and one of my favorite vintage wallpapers with a floppy millinery flower with velvet and a little tulle from an old ladies hat..This old photo was sewn on to the ledger paper before I attached it to the page. I just love this little book I found which is actually an old black style photo album .Then I looked through an old Anne of Green Gables Book, I found the words that said, this is my little girl .
PhotobucketAnother page with a pocket that holds a sewn vintage postcard and a pretty huge cluster of vintage roses cut from old wallpaper. I am hoping to get a few more pages finished this weekend! Just picked up the Cottage Style magazine and I can't put it down! I love living the vintage lifestyle and this magazine is so inspirational.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

These sunny days ~

Finally a sunny day in probably the rainiest state :( ? Oh, Where can I get some sunshine? I can't stop thinking of sipping pink lemonade out in the garden and enjoying a sunset and a fresh bouquet of flowers from the garden made of lilllies, foxglove and hydrangeas and peonies.....Reading my favorite magazine.. Stirring my lemonade with one of these pretty spoons, and watching the kids play.

There were sweet old-fashioned flowers, romance and a rose of promise, just some of the words I found below from my old Anne of Green Gables book, I love looking for text and then pasting it to vintage ledger paper then lots of glitter of course, then I cut them out as I need them for things~

Gathering my finds for a show I do with my friend Jenny, she has a sweet barn that we set up our flea market a couple times a year , full of vintage finds and white furniture . I stamp all my tags with Cavallini's number stamp set that I just love because the numbers are vintage cash register style.We are looking at the last weekend in May or the first weekend in June , i need to get out and find more treasures to sell, Jenny does really well because she has so many things , she's been collecting for a long time and even had a shop and now she just does the flea with me a two others. Will post in case your in the area and will also post pictures of all the best goodies. A few things on my every growing to do list! And I made even pretty backed with a copy of a new vintage wallpaper I bought.
1. Gather and price my things for the flea market at the barn
2.Fix my esty shop by adding new things
3.Finish up upcomming articles
4.Write, proofread then write some more
5. Make more portabellopixie pants for my girls
These are really only a few but I'm working on it !!

Hope to see you again soon~
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My bloggy badge for Farmchicks

PhotobucketMy bloggy badge for Farmchicks
I can't wait to go for some serious fun and to meet some other bloggers in the area~ I also can't wait to get there new book.My bloggy badge turned out bigger than planned but hopefully it's not too big, what do you think?
Photobucket I hung cute vintage mercury glass beads from the bottom with a ruffled vintage tulle trim from an old prom dress and other ribbons.
And some vintage easter fun~

My Vintage Easter Basket swap goodies from Sarah. She knows me so well, I loved it all..Vintage millinery flowers, trim, a darling vintage dress and these cute little pillows with images and pretty fabrics ~

Thank you Sarah!And Diane for hosting such a fun swap!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter ~

Wishing You a Blessed Easter!

My new doll !! A beauty~

And Some Flower Power~Inspired by Jennifer Paganelli's new fabric collection flower power~

I decided to make something for the Flower Power Contest you can read more here on Jennifer's blog and here at Sew Mama Sew.

I made it using vintage chenille, a very pretty vintage pillowcase with a border of pale pink roses and hints of robins egg blue along with tucked in vintage velvet leaves ~ and velvet leaves hang below with lace and knotted ribbons ~Topped with a pretty vintage millinery flower , Pretty Posy to pin anywhere?? Maybe to the top of a ruffled lampshade??
Photobucket I almost forgot the winning number for the giveaway is 54 ~ Please email me your addy Natasha!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So ExciTeD TO Be A CoVeR GIRL!

Maybe you remember this barbie shirt I posted a few months ago after finishing it and here it is now! You can find them here! And look at that other cute top ~I love it as well! So to celebrate I thought I could find a few things to giveaway!I love to give , I guess the hardest part is knowing there will only be one winner , when I would love to give all of you something! Just leave a comment to be entered ! One of my glittery sweet birdcages !


Sent this and a few other things to a friend this week ~
Photobucket And look how pretty all the easter tags are! And please forgive me if you do not see your tag in the pictures, I realize I didn't get them all and my camera is being bad!aahh!Thanks to everyone who participated in my Vintage Easter Tag swap!!! All tags are being mail out tommarow or friday !!!

Don't forget to leave a comment , I will post a winner next time I post!!!!