Saturday, January 10, 2015

Valentine Matchboxes

Thought you might enjoy seeing some of the past
swapped valentine matchboxes from
the talented artisans in my flickr swap group.
 

 
 Kimberly, ArtJoyStuff
 
 Lynn
 
Mercedes, All Things Pretty 
 
 Michele, Nook And Cranny
 
 
We're swapping again this year.
Won't you


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing each and every one
a very happy, healthy
and creative
2015!
 Please feel free to take
and enjoy
some of my favorite vintage
New Year images.

 
 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

From My Holiday Home to Yours...

best wishes for a blessed Christmas
and a
happy and healthy 2015.























 
Let us keep Christmas,
 
holding it close to our hearts,

for it's meaning never ends

and it's spirit is the warmth and joy

of remembering friends.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Wonderland Holiday Snippet Roll

I only participated in a couple of holiday swaps this year
but what wonderful swaps they were!
This is the snippet roll I made for my partner...

 
 
A big hug of gratitude to all the talented artisans
who swap in the
Vintage Dragonfly flickr group.
You certainly make my holidays happy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

It Isn't ALL About the Wrapping...

...but it counted in our
Vintage Christmas Embellishment Swap
that I hosted in my flickr group.
embellished picture frame ornament
handmade flower
handmade stickpin
all wrapped pretty
for my swap partner.




Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fun Estate Sale Finds

Just in time for holiday crafting!
 Aren't these vintage picks
kitschy and fun?
I've decided to share the find
and listed some in my
.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

White Christmas Button Book

What a fun swap this was
hosted by Laurie
at
It's a
White Christmas
Button Book Swap.
We were to make our partner a book of fabric, paper or both
and incorporate 30-50 buttons into the book.
 
I chose antique Christmas postcards as my pages...
This is the front cover
with a snowflake button enclosure.
(Clicking on all these pictures will give you much better detail.)
Buttons are incorporated everywhere...
These sweet Victorian girls are perfect button holders
and are a tri-fold on the inside front cover.
This wintry bird card is one of my favorites.
I embellished it with stickles and liquid pearls
and attached snowflake buttons
and frosty jingle bell trim.

I created a lace pouch for the back of the card
and made a vintage looking button card
to tuck inside.
 

The snow people, snowballs and flakes
are all buttons!
Another lace pouch
holds a handstamped cello envelope
loaded with holiday buttons.
Lots of lovely lace trims
adorn each page.
I hope my swap partner enjoys this.
Thank you Laurie for hosting such a wonderful
holiday swap!