It's almost Mother's Day and even though my mom has been gone for two years now, I still miss her more than ever. I always found her a vintage shell pin for her collection and the other day while I was in my favorite junk shop, look what turned up!
I am still collecting and adding to the beautiful collection that she used to wear all the time and left for me to enjoy. This one is a beauty. You would have loved this one Mom.
I am working on some simple and fun workshop ideas such as this Spring welcome board. It incorporates a painted and collaged background technique with paper flower making and other vintage embellishments.
A little bit of Easter crafting using up old paper pulp berry boxes that have been saved and some of my hand dyed crepe paper (which can be seen in my banner above), bits of ribbon and lace, pipe cleaners for the handles and some old millinery flowers. I made the paper shred using those multi-blade shredding scissors. It is very hard to find real paper Easter grass anymore. It is all that plastic stuff. An enjoyable and quick craft!
My newest Downton Abbey character doll: Lady Sybil. I do miss her spunky character and wonder if Tom will ever find another true love. Maybe in America. I think I read that this was going to be the last season and if that is true, I am broken hearted. I think they should do a parallel storyline in America with Tom in Boston and Lady Rose in New York leading up to 1929 and the big crash. Lots of history to be told there! Julian Fellowes are you listening?
Anyway, here is Lady Sybil in her WWI nurses uniform. I will make one in her famous harem pants outfit too when I get the time. These little dolls are very time consuming so I think they will stay in my own collection. They would cost too much for anyone to want to buy them!