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
 
 

Monday, September 12, 2016

wrapped ephemera journal


I love brights and made this wrap for my Ephemera junk journal to remember the colors and sites of the markets in France
always  busy and bright with loud music and busy streets
the wrap ties with a long pieced sash
 
 
 

old linen from France


I have a small collection of French textiles
rapidly dwindling now
Often hard to find
This bag is made with very old linen that had beautiful crochet lace on the end...so
I made use of that and created the drawstring bag French style
How nice to use for lingerie when traveling



detail
, better than plastic!

Friday, August 26, 2016

more postcards

my daughter found me some of this style postcard, look like tags
  I am really having fun decorating  them on the reverse side
I stamped script at the top of each where it showed, added a bit of interest 




the pictures are in my 'mixed media collage' style with some frays and dyed silk fabric



I kept them light and dimensional
they can be mailed, if stamped by hand

Sunday, August 21, 2016

tale of two cuffs


I pick up antique metal and gemstones when I travel
as my bag of pieces has grown I decided to use the  lovely artwork,
 mostly from nomads, in various ways
I like to created wearable art, so made the two cuffs shown here
I used sari silk, tattered and dyed lace and yarns, along with vintage pieces
both for sale in my Etsy shop


mosswood

ornaments from the silk road

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

on the " other" side, a haunting ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O-AEL165RA
 please copy and paste ,you can visit the video here.
 have some light fun

an old town re-discovered

Monday, August 15, 2016

altered baby dress


I have found several vintage and antique baby dresses to alter.
I love to use them in another way, hanging on a closet door or even framed in an old frame
they are so nostalgic and sweet.
this is one just completed, the 'lawn' fabric is wonderful and there is a lot of tiny embroidery on the collar and cuffs