Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Be here after Thanksgiving


Taking a bit of a break 
here are some things to look at

a Paris brooch




Fragrant sachets

Friday, November 9, 2018

French gift box



  I made a set for gifts using images from a French magazine
Of course it is based on a Brie box, what else?
Love to make these, easy to give jewelry in, and they looked nice stacked on a vanity
Items inside I found in Toulouse
 great gift card too

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Charming lace journal

I found the embroidered cameo in a Flea market in France
It sits on the cover and is lovely
It is set in silver and has very fine stitchery dating back to early 1900's
The journal has pockets with tags, imagery and a glassine envelope  
I was happy to find it in an estate sale with old ones in a bundle
I placed some text from a French book and some stamps inside the envelope
Also added a poem by Robert Frost


Sunday, November 4, 2018

a French Cafe bag

Made with some old grain sack fabric
I left some seams on the outside for a new look, and placed a zipper in the front
It has a long cross body strap with lace
There is a tag and pocket inside
 a really fabulous bag that holds a lot and is easy to open to add shopping finds in a flea market
Then go for some coffee.

For sale  let me know if interested in it.




 


Castaway diary, a book challenge


I love doing challenges
This one suited me and my skills of sorts!
You can see more on my YouTube site.
We were limited to 4 items, plus usual paper, scissors and glue, and needle and thread
I am happy with mine
a bit primitive , but I was stuck on a desert Island so did my best

front cover

the back

Friday, November 2, 2018

Beauty in the Park


across the street from me, a lovely tree that has bloomed for the first time
Only flowers in September so had to take pictures quickly
It is Colvillea, I think there are only 3 on the Island
It is an import from Madagascar via the Pacific Islands



a branch heavy with blooms

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Have a safe and fun Halloween

atop my desk


door wreath


some of my humble decor. Fun to do with what I had.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween craft fun

my desktop
as usual we had much fun creating  projects for a Happy Haunting
First we made cloth pumpkins with lots of glitter flakes and some orange tulle trim
They looked very real!
some pumpkins
then we made bottler caps into items
like bookmarks, hangers for plants and some magnets

smashed bottle cap art
 we had made haunted houses earlier and I forgot to take photos of those

But we did make some slap cuffs to wear
they turned out and looked very pretty to wear

slap cuffs