Tuesday, September 18, 2018

shabby journal

 a shabby chic journal with ephemera, old lace and trims
Made Concertina style with 8 pages back and front
Stands up nicely  on a desk
Love to create this way, it shows all the main pages at once
Very cool
thanks Suzy for the heads up
Find it in my Etsy shop
SOLD

cover

stand-up
You can see more details in my French Country Boutique, aloha

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Made a pouch envelope with old textiles


Paris bag
Found the metal Paris piece in a Flea market in Toulouse France
Over the years the markets have become depleted there so the few treasures I have left are enjoyed more
I put a surprise inside as usual

Friday, September 7, 2018

creating French hearts

French script,  fabric textile heart
Vintage Paris pin applied.
I found the brooch in an antique market in Toulouse France
Everyone wants it now!
see this for sale in my Etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dovecall

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

French sachet of silk

I went through an old scrapbook of mine, and decided to remake some things I had collected years ago
That must make them genuine vintage by now!
Or perhaps it is me that is vintage?
the cushions are made from silk and I used vintage lace and trims
the doily is from France

vintage lace

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

a cove in Europe

I call the heart,,
Shell Seekers Cove, reminds me of one at home
Painted the heart and added shells and beach glass

sold
canvas heart

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hurricane craft party


We had a party to while away some hours
awaiting the storm
I came up with a challenge idea with  Nancy Drew as the theme
So a big box of 'stuff' was placed in the circle 
and the 3 participants were given a clean tuna can to act as the  base for the Mystery 
So here are 3 results, all wonderful, and each had a story to relate about clues they found.

Tasha

LuLu


Nicole

Monday, August 13, 2018

Making tin can pincushions

we were all doing a small challenge using tin cans.
Lots of interesting ideas abound
Here is one I just completed


Artsy wall pocket


I love things that are pretty and useful
this is a door pocket or it hangs on the wall nicely
I uses mine for Holiday cards and other storage, love letters would be nice!
There is a pattern on this Blog, it is years ago so would require a bit of looking back to find
By the way the painting is mine, an original