So I finally washed the gorgeous vintage, red, floral bark-cloth that I bought that was in mint condition. The one that I didn't quite want to cut into because it was so perfect. Well, I washed it twice, as I usually do , and so much lint came off in the dryer that Hubby complained about having to clean out the dryer vent on the outside. Each time it was loaded with red lint.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
A little collage on wood that I recently finished. Sorry, for the lousy picture, but I scanned it and the light crept into the scan bed. This caused it to look more pale than it is.
This is what my dining room table looks like right now. Unfinished canvas paintings, paintings and collages that need their paper backings, and a few other miscellaneous items.So , what does your table top hold? I have this 'problem'. The problem is that I love to dabble in many media. Thus, the mixed media, right? Duh!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Here's a sweet little antique, satin purse, with tiny white and gold beads. A great' Something Borrowed 'clutch, that would be great for a wedding. Alex loves purses, and may get it, if it doesn't go for sale.:)
Way cool working clock! Except I want to give it a new fresh cord. It's got a great aged metal rim , and is just over a foot in diameter. It just needs some cardboard or other hard material to hold the glass and clock in place. It will go into my studio when built, unless I put it for sale.
This is an old little picture stand. It's got wonderful patina. Matches my old grapefruit spoon. I found a set of 4 grapefruit spoons to match the one I have from my Grandfather's house, and this stand, but wanted to pay less for them. Maybe next time.
This picture I wanted to get a while back, but decided against for the time being. It comes in a great old, gold painted frame. Makes you think that you are walking into the picture.Well, I got more goodies, but this sending my pictures on my cell phone to my email is so time consuming, and so many pictures just don't come out well , that I just delete them. I got other little goodies. I snagged a fabulous Vintage wire and sea shell hanging. I am No lover of sea shells, but it was just too cool. I will put a hanging lamp into it for Alex, or my studio. Boy, I better get going on that studio!!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This is a copper etching(?) of Fr. Joseph, a wonderful man, who brought over my grandfather and his brother, and was my Dad's Godfather. If you click on it, you can kind of see it better. I forget exactly what it is called. Pictures were made from it.
I was born in the year of Sputnik. ...thus the Russian-American interviews on playlist talking about when Sputnik went up.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
So my daughter Alex, has been making art her whole life. You will find her on the phone on her bed, making art. ...or on the floor.....So she made a bunch of charm bracelets, necklaces of vintage and new findings, broches ,etc.. for the show at Laura's. Only Mom had to tag and inventory them. So I made her up sheets of names for her to cut into tags, so that she can do her own tagging. It's the Cezanne font, which I love.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
So here's a quick and inexpensive , yet personalized idea! I purchased a little silver bead toy in the dollar section at Target over the holidays. You know, it's round, has a picture enclosed under glass, with holes punched through the picture, and you try to move the silver beads into the holes. You're done, when all the holes are filled. A very old style game for younguns'.
I took apart the wooden back of the toy, cut out a picture of my little nephew,born on my b-day almost 2 yrs. ago, and his older brother to fit the inside. I pressed the paper on the inside to make the whole template, holes included. Then I punched out the holes to match their openings inside the toy. I glued down the picture with some glue, then sealed the wood backing.....Voila, a simple personalized toy, that was a hit with my nephew and his family. :) (Sorry for poor photo- camera does not take good close up pics.)>
The whole job took less than a half hour, cost $1.00, and some scraps of paper, and glue. I covered the back to personalize it, and make it look special. And there you have it! It's always so much fun making special little things like this to personalize for others. People are always amazed that you think of these things. Go figure! I thought I was just having fun!:)
Thank you for all of the nice comments from the Carnival attendees and all who visited during this weekend's Carnival Blog Soiree posts....And,... So nice to meet so many of you! A couple of the attendees posted off the chart fabulously! Wow! That was a lot of fun:)
Sunday, March 15, 2009
On the path home from the soiree,hosted by the generous and clever Lisa Kettel of Faerie Enchantment, despondent that I never met up with my friend, I chanced upon the Little White Duck, and friend. They had a very nice time at the Carnival Soiree, and were very sorry that I missed Mr. Auguste Unica.
Missy Elle and friend, stayed 'til it was late, and told me that they had seen Mr. Auguste Unica! I couldn't believe it! They were so very excited to tell me the news!
Just then, I noticed a white stallion running quickly past, shouting,"Quickly, they've found him, there's been an accident!!!"
And there, at the end of the lane was Mr. Auguste Unica.
Carnival Sam, as the dog was called, immediately solicited help from nearby Starly Stan, and Birgitte Butterfly. Birgitte Butterfly was just getting untangled from a beautiful green pom-pom netting, into which she had flown. She thought it to be the new flavor of cotton candy that she'd heard so much about. Silly Birgitte!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
There was a large group of Carnival attendees, getting ready for the fun.
"I have not seen Mr. Auguste Unica", said Miss Heartwell, getting ready for her fun performance,(she still was not ready).
"I have not seen your friend , the clown",said Miss Primrose Petal also not ready for her showing at the carnival with her kitty.
"I have not seen your friend, Mr. Auguste Unica", chimed Ms. "B" on the trapeze, also not ready, as you can see; along with Robert Rabbit, and Red Heart Kitty.
"Not I", said Curlylocks, enjoying the bubbles in the Bubblerama Tent.
"Oh, My, it's getting late, already nearly 6:00pm. If I don't find Mr. Auguste Unica before the Carnival Soiree closes, I'll have to present with him tomorrow, and that will be a day late!!!I hope that doesn't happen, but if it does, please check back here tomorrow. He is very old, and a great sage of the circus, and certainly worth meeting!:) He's probably taking his time getting dressed properly for all you carnival attendees. Oh, my, oh, my...It seems that no one over here is quite ready for all the activities!"
"Not I", said the Ballerina.
"Not I", said the Sweet Pea Alexandra getting ready for her trapeze act.
"Not I", said Princess Kitty Foo Foo, rehearsing for her solo.
"Not I", said Cotton Candy Kitty, finishing up some cotton candy.
Well, who was that? Where did he go???Was that Mr. Auguste Unica? It's getting late, and I don't know if we'll make it in time for the Carnival.
Oh, Me, Oh, My, the Carnival's in town and I've been so busy that I haven't been able to find my clown friend. I hope that he will show up in time for the Carnival Blog Soiree over at Lisa Kettell's Faerie Enchantment!
If you'd like to see beautiful artwork, especially w/ ATCs, but including much more, stop over at A Vintage Heart. Jann is having a Blogoversary of a little seasonal goodie, that's so sweet!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
An award for Attitude and /or Gratitude! Wow! I am honored, coming from Poetic Dreams, over at Lil Love Creations- a woman of considerable positive attitude, who has seen and experienced way too much in her lifetime, or for any one's lifetime for that matter. Amazing Grace.:)
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
print of Cathy's collage
book, earrings, and bookmark from Elizabeth's giveaway
I'm so lucky, I won 2 OWOH giveaways !
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Too cute to not post:) Little Puma (he gives kisses in 2 languages!! yes, really:) )
So a doll friend from years ago called me up today and we were catching up for a couple of hours. She's been going through so much physically, going to many doctors, and guess what, they found a piece of watch in her that someone dropped inside her while having a c-section 18 years ago!!!