Thursday, December 5, 2019

templates for vintage village




print and enlarge  if liked

Sunday, December 1, 2019

making a rustic village

My friends and I made little cottages and a church today
assembled from card stock and painted 
we added glitter roofs and added some snow and other bits of glitter here and there
By no means complete yet, but looks
 festive already
the wool balls are courtesy of my  daughter and are NZ wool,
 they feel wonderful
Hope you enjoy my festive Holiday village




Thursday, November 28, 2019

vintage journal in envelope

the envelope is made with french script
 I collected assorted French flea market papers in France
the bound them into a 32 page book
it nestles inside a fabric cover with pockets inside and out
a perfect gift for the traveler or for the holidays

closes with velcro

pocket


Monday, November 25, 2019

Holiday Hanger



made this door hanger from Mat board and a vintage postcard
Old text paper and some old lace too
14 inches
it could be added to a tree I think and maybe to a wall somewhere

Sunday, November 17, 2019

sketching Cahors

cahors france
 I found the lace pocket in Toulouse and added the button and tag
sitting sketching had to be quick , like 3 minutes, so I had to sketch it fast
hence very simple.


the marche'

tag to hang

I sketched en plein air this day
this was in the charming hilly town of Cahors
Not finished yet but I like to see the process


Friday, November 15, 2019

painted by me

assortment of hand painted cards for the Holidays
4 in package with envelopes
I love painting in quiet times.
 Just the birds and me on my Lanai
Here are some


 three out of 4 cards

for sale


Monday, November 11, 2019

one presentation of my Potpourri



see previous view for labels

Lavender and roses


I made a big bag of Potpourri
then found some small tins to hold it for gifts
after removing the labels and washing the containers
I added the fragrance and set about making simple labels to fit the tins
You are welcome to use any of them
They look nice printed on muslin bags too.

paint some simple lavender
Make a label with a program one for the top of the tin
one for the sides if needed
and one for fabric


after adding labels to my projects I tied on some seam binding
then found some fake stalks and added those
so here is my easy fragrant project
Finished items not shown!