Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Bunny Luv

More bunnies have been popping up in my studio but I guess that is what bunnies do when you are not looking.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Taste of Springtime

I had a wonderful taste of Springtime yesterday at my annual trip to the Smith College Bulb Show in Northampton, MA. It is a petite show. Just two old Victorian style greenhouses bursting with bulbs and color. I go for the sight but more for the smell. Rich and earthy with a hint of spice. So needed right now.
Here is a shot of the exterior of these wonderful old greenhouses. You can see what a gray day it was on the outside.....
Such a contrast on the inside! These were a favorite. I love the fringe because of course it reminds me of fabric or vintage paper millinery flowers.

This year we made time to check out a few of the unique thrift/vintage shops in town. This one is called Retro Genie and it was packed to the rafters with vintage clothing and accessories.
Like these fab prom dresses....look at those ruffles!
And this sweet little bride doll in the window.
This taste of spring will have to hold me until the Boston Flower Show at the end of the month and that will have to hold me until real spring comes for good.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Remains of the Day

Can you guess what I'm doing? (besides making a colossal mess). This is me making a Remains of the Day journal. I had signed up for this wonderful on-line workshop by Mary Ann Moss and the idea of using all those little scraps to create unique journal pages really appealed to me because I have boxes of scrappy things that are too good to throw away but what do you do with them? Plus, I save every card/note that was ever sent to me. I thought it would be good to make this stuff into a thing of beauty.
Here is a peek at some of the completed signatures for the book. I used some cool old pages from American Home magazine (1934), old childrens book pages, etc.. Plus she teaches you how to do wonderful things with security envelopes. You will never look at your bills the same way again!
The cover for the journal is patched together from vintage fabric and trims. Here is the back cover.
Here is an inside pocket for collecting trivia.
Cover made from an old quilt square and an image cut from 1940's barkcloth.

Notice the detail of the rick-rack on the tie closure. I had one piece of this and had been saving it for something special. Can you imagine that someone took the time to crochet this edging around a piece of rick-rack? Amazing. I think it came off of an old pillowcase.
Remains of the Day journal all tied up and ready to go. I will take it with me on a trip to Washington DC (my first) and use it to journal about my experiences there. Can't wait.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I was a Winner!

I recently received my winnings from the One World One Heart Blog event. I was lucky enough to win this beautiful decoupaged glove box from Susan of Black Eyed Susan's Kitchen. The box itself is lovely enough but she was so thoughtful to tuck some goodies inside!
A lovely pink heart theme: vintage hankie, handmade Valentine, gorgeous heart crystal, two heart pins and a china heart pomander. The edges of this wonderful box appear to be inlaid. Very beautiful. Thanks so much Susan!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Boyfriend for Hilda

Just finished a boy bunny complete with dapper bowtie. I managed to find a spot of ground without snow and it's a beautiful day to take photos..yea! Spring is coming!

Horace has a very large carrot that he must transport carefully in his tweed backpack. You can't tell from this photo but it is lined in sumptuous green Thai silk and adorned with lace and vintage china buttons.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hilda Hare

Bunnies are multiplying around here. I so wanted to photograph Hilda peeking out of some tall grass but sadly there is no grass to be found here in my corner of New Hampshire, just icy slush and mud. So I put some fake flowers around her courtesy of Picnik.
Her little woolen knapsack was cut from an old pink felted wool poncho that I found in a thrift shop.
The tag was copied from a favorite antique Easter card.
Her egg is being carefully transported in a bed of wooly fluff even though it is made from papier mache and won't break..but don't tell Hilda.