Wednesday, January 27, 2010

White Wednesday


A couple of weeks ago, I bought a knitted white cotton sweater at my local thrift store. I thought I would wear it but my daughter informed me that it was shapeless and looked like a guy’s sweater. 


So I started unravelling it and rolled it into balls and now I’m knitting it up into yet another scarf. IMG_0929

Today, I photographed it up to post for a White Wednesday contribution. –hosted by Faded Charmwhiteyarn

I am so thrilled – a bunch of lovely white cotton for less than $10.00!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cabinet Card Ladies

I found these lades at the Sunday Antique Market last week. Sure wish I knew who they were and their history. If you happen to have any insight into their possible stories (real or imagined) please leave a comment.


Here’s a charming couple that I couldn’t resist bringing home. Feel free to download either of these photos and use in your artwork or whatever.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Getting ready to go ….

My first Remains of the Day journal cover here took on a life of its own and became much more elegant than was my original intent.  So for my second one, I went for a primitive, casual style shown here.


I revised the first one a bit from the original because it had a kind of Marie Antoinette era about it and reminded me of France. It’s on the left in the photo below.


Have you figured out that this year I’ll be making a trip to Spain and to France? 

Am I excited? 

Just a bit ;-)  ! 

My friends and I will be leaving in May for a week in Barcelona followed by a train trip into the south of France. I’m starting now to nail down the details which is almost as much fun as making the trip!

If any of you readers have been to any place that is a must-see near Barcelona or in the southwest area of France, please leave a comment or email me. I would love to hear your suggestions for accommodation, dining, flea markets etc.

And now I really have to begin on the inside pages of the journals!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Remains of the Day Journal Cover

It's only January 5th and I've already learned some new techniques and finished two items! This is a journal cover I just completed after seeing Pam's Journal in progress here. My cover is much lacier than I was aiming for, partly because I had to keep adding bits to cover the mistakes I was making.

I had my cover wrong side up which meant the bottom edge of my lace was on the top and my inside pocket ended up upside down! But luckily, this guerilla style sewing is very forgiving and you can hide a lot of mishaps by adding things on top. And whenever I'm in doubt about when a project is 'done', my motto is to add some buttons and call it quits.

The Remains of the Day class is here, in case you want to join in on the fun. Mary Ann Moss the class creator is vacationing in Mexico until January 16th so you might have to wait until she returns to join the class.

I made it sound like this journal project was completed but I've only done the cover so far. Now comes the fun of making and assembling the inside pages. Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

So happy with this!

Here is my first creation after joining KC Willis Collage Camp that I posted about a few days ago. I love how it came out, however, after seeing it in this photograph, I'm going to make a couple of adjustments. For a non-artist like me, it feels great to put together something that makes me this happy.

PostScript - January 7
I did a bit of tweaking and am happy with the changes.


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