Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sneak Peak

Hello All,

Just wanted to share a sneak peak of some things I am working on to be debuted at the Fall Craft Fairs.

I am printing on vintage dictionary pages. I will have vintage etchings, full color vintage prints and quotes.

What is your quote? 

To get this product off the ground 
I will be giving away a printed quote. 

Just leave your favorite quote in the comments and I will randomly select a winner. The lucky winner will get their quote turned into a custom BookIt Dictionary page quote.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Throw Back Thursday ~ Something New and Something Old


Just wanted to share one of the books that I will be reading in the near future. YEAH!


WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT HARPER-COLLINS HAS NOW ACCEPTED A FINISHED VERSION OF “THE PAINTED QUEEN” – a manuscript partially written by Elizabeth Peters and finished by her dear friend, mystery writer Joan Hess, with help from another dear friend, Egyptologist Salima Ikram. The book goes back to fill us in about the Emersons’ activities during the excavation season when the famed Nefertiti bust was discovered. The projected publication date is July 2017!

So that was the new and now this is the old. I found some lovely illustrations that fit nicely with this book. They are fashion plates from 1912-1913 the time period in which the book is set. I can totally picture Amelia and Nefret wearing these lovely dresses.

My goal is now to go back and reRead the series in order of the Archaeological Season in which the story takes place.

Crocodile on the Sandbank 1884-85
The Curse of the Pharaohs 1892-93
The Mummy Case 1894-95
 The Lion in the Valley 1895-96
Deeds of the Disturber 1896
The Last Camel Died at Noon 1897-98
The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog 1898-99
The Hippopotamus Pool 1899-1900
Seeing a Large Cat 1903-04
The Ape Who Guards the Balance 1906-07
Guardian of the Horizon 1907-08
A River in the Sky 1910
The Falcon at the Portal 1911-12
The Painted Queen 1912-13
He Shall Thunder in the Sky 1914-15
Lord of the Silent 1915-16
The Golden One 1916-17
Children of the Storm 1919-20
The Serpent on the Crown 1922-23
The Tomb of the Golden Bird 1922-23

If you like a good mystery set in a lovely historic time and exotic location then I hope you will check out the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Throw Back Thursday ~ Classic Banana Republic

I am totally in love with classic Banana Republic Catalogs. Everything in them is just so my style.

This is perfect, my new favorite thing is houndstooth. I have started making a line of scarves that I call the Ascot Scarf.  My photo-type has tan and black houndstooth wool on one side and black velvet on the other. It has very clean and classic lines, is reversible and looks great dressed up with your favorite vintage pin.

I'll get some pictures posted as soon as I can get a photo shoot set up. Coordinating time with my models is not always easy.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Throw Back Thursday ~ Retro Felt Hats

Hello all,

I am starting a new segment called Throw Back Thursday. I will try to have some fun new/old pattern to share with you each Thursday.

Here is the first installment. Enjoy!

The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. These are some lovely felt hats with easy to follow instructions.

I particularly like the red and gold hats, they are on my to do list.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Valley of Flowers

Hello All!

Just wanted to share some pictures for The Florissant Valley of Flowers Craft Fair.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fun Cards


Just wanted to show some of the things I have been working on. I have a craft fair coming up May 5th and 6th. The Florissant Valley of Flowers Craft Fair is at the James Egan Center on Friday from noon to nine and on Saturday from nine to six. Hope to see you there.

Sorry about the poor quality of the picts. 
The stamping is not blurry, 
just me not being able to keep the phone steady. : (

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Steampunk Inspired Frame

I found a plain frame at the goodwill and decided to give it an upgrade. I added a vintage drawer pull, a lamp key, some gears and book page and button flowers. 

 The cute picture is one from one of the old time photo places at Silver Dollar City.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Leaf Pin


Just wanted to share an new creation. The leaf pin was inspired by the leaves on the wooden button. I found a couple of leaf shapes that I had already cut out and started stitching them together. The light green is from a felted sweater and the dark green is from a wool suit coat.

As I was stitching the light green leaf onto the dark green one I started to get a curved shape. Instead of trying to flatten it I went with it. It had such a lovely organic feel.

I stitched the pin back to a backing fabric and got even more of a curve as I attached the backing. I hope you can see how much movement the leaf has from these photos.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Valentine Hot Air Balloon Card

This Card was created using the Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up Bundle which includes the hot air ballon stamps and the thinlets. The Tickets are from a retired stamp set. The cloud embossing folder is also retired. 

I love this hot air balloon set so you will be seeing more items made that include this.

I used the small balloon stamp on the inside as well as some cloud stamps that come with the set and the Hope your day is on cloud nine. I used my marker to ink up only the words that I wanted. The stamp has Happy Birthday below the cloud nine saying. 

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Steampunk Soar

I have a couple of new creations to share. The background for the Soar is made from vintage book pages. The wings are a can that has been embossed and embellished with a glimmer heart and gears. The Soar is also cut from glimmer paper and embellished with gears.  

I love the steampunk feel of the flying heart.

I also have a button bouquet created from a vintage dictionary and lovely old buttons. A retro 50's salt shaker acts as the vase.

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