Sunday, October 16, 2016

a small give away

when in France, my altered manila envelopes were very popular
Here is one to give away, inside find the pin and a card and a surprise too
I will have a friend pull the winner out of my 'new' battered old cap, 24th deadline
overseas is fine too

pin and tag

large envelope

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Moving on and Hoildays are next

I like banners and pennants and things that drape
Always find them  decorative and useful for displaying more items
My girls say they pin small cards and notes to them to add personal touches

The crows   below were eventually pinned to the Fall banners......not shown
So here is a garland with layers of frayed fabric and images of old fashioned girls .
Tomorrow I will put up a give away, so watch for it here

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

more workshop pictures

There were 5 of us, working away on Fall projects
Here are some more pictures from our glittered and glued hands
There were 2 outdoor banners  and a flock of crows to wear



Friday, October 7, 2016

a project for Fall

I made this cool Fall banner in half an hour
Here are some basic instructions, so try one for Thanksgiving
You need brown sacks from the grocery store
Orange spray paint,
Image to glue on,     I used 6
Twine and stapler and Elmers glue

Wet the flat bags and crumple up.
Hang to dry, this gives  a sort of leathery look
spray with orange paint, just lightly so paper is still visible

Cut 6 pennant shapes, mine about 8 x 10 inches
Fold top over  1-2 inches
Place image in center of shape and glue
You can use my images which came from a paper napkin
or download free graphics.

add some glitter, and anything else to decorate.
Oh yes I added some black and orange seam binding on each end, loopy bow
place twine under the folded top of the pennants and staple in place
Thats it, hope you like the idea
Photo taken at a daughters pretty home

Saturday, October 1, 2016

ready for some Fall fun

once again I gathered my friends who like to craft
almost grown up now, but still willing to spend a fun day with me.
You may have seen our projects over the years, just see my archives.
This year is all about orange and black, ravens and poetry.
More in couple of days.
 Watch for pictures of our crows and banners and surprises and.....

Raven door hanger

pumpkin patch and banner

Thursday, September 29, 2016

ornaments for the holidays

I have made a number of ornaments over the years, this is the most recent selection.
made with some of my vintage English scrap and adorned with taffeta and glass glitter
all ready to hang anywhere or tie on packages with berries and bows.

three of a bunch

Sunday, September 25, 2016

la coeur de Mona

a crazy quilted heart made with a silk from Italy
I picked up a few when last there, mostly gone now.
Think I was waiting for the right place to use this Mona Lisa
It is sold

quilted Mona

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

some Deco decadence

I created some accessories for the vanity table
Both are made from re-cycled items
Pendant inside box is also a remake using some old metal-pieces I had,
happily I was able to jazz them up
Used some Patina looking paint, old chain, and a cameo with a pearl tassel.
The images are from an old French magazine