Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TPBP DT call entry

Hello everyone!  Hope you all are having a good week so far.  I'm really excited to show you my latest project!  For those of you who follow me on youtube, I recently bought a book called 'Linens and Laces' from a 2nd hand store.  It was unassuming and didn't have a book cover so I decided that it needed a little dressing up hehehe.  I thought it was perfect as an entry for TPBP DT call because I knew I wanted to incorporate laces and trims which is what Beverly sells among other things.  I tried to incorporate the things that were similar to what she carried at TPBP  because I don't actually have any of her products.  The papers I used are from the Prima fairy belle collection. I hope you all enjoy =)

Spine of book (I don't know how to rotate this photo on blogspot, help!)

Below are a couple of my crocheted flowers and assorted laces and doily.

This beautiful enameled flower is by Webster's Pages and I ruffled some crocheted trim behind it.  The script background was created with a stencil, modeling paste, and acrylic paints.

Banner is made with MME Lost & Found Fabric. I also cut up a crocheted table cloth and adhered it on the fabric with modeling paste.  Alpha stickers are from Prima.

Another one of my crocheted flowers with a stunning button that was given to me by my good friend Tammy (youtube: sscrafter1)

Small heart applique with a pink button behind it to make it pop!

This is actually 3 types of trims layered on each other.  Love that scalloped embroidered trim!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Unexpected treasure!!

I decided to visit a local "2nd hand" store on Tuesday called The Living Room Emporium and I am so glad I did!!  I've passed by this place so many times but never bothered to step in.  This place is a small place of heaven...vintage heaven!!  They've got everything vintage, from buttons to refrigerators!!  Although some things were quit expensive, some were actually really reasonably priced.  The owners are so nice and very involved with the community.  I'm even thinking of having some of my creations sold there for consignment!  Anyway, I left the place with 2 wonderful treasures.  First was a book called Linens and Lace which is about the history, different types, and how to care for linens and lace!!  It was such a good book, full of pictures and ideas!!  The 2nd treasure I got was more like a friend.  My new friend happens to be a bear but he's not just any bear and you can see why.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hi everyone!  Seeing as how I need to post something on my new blog I guess I can post my last project which is my beloved burlap canvas.