Friday, 21 September 2007

Wonderful Swappage!

Would you please just look at the vintage goodness of this swap package I received from Vicki at Hollyhocks!This was for the "Vintage Storybook and Crafty Bookmark" swap hosted by the Polka Dot Pixie.
It arrived wrapped up in sewing patterns and tissue:

And it contained these adorable items- 2 storybooks from the 1940's and 4 bookmarks made of Japanese fabric!

Here's close up of the gorgeous bookmarks- they illustrate fairy tales. The bear on the "Three Bears" bookmark is made of ribbon- how cool is that?
Thanks so much Vicki! I love it.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

"Broken Belle"

A mixed-media collage. I actually had just the lady cutout for quite some time, with the cloth heart on her dress, but I could never figure out what to do with her. I just kept it on my art table, looking at it sometimes. Until I found a whole spool of that striped, wired ribbon at Hudson's for 50 cents! Then it became clear. The jewel on the heart is from a vintage earring, which I also had laying around looking for a purpose. Anyway, I like it. My hubby says it's pretty, but that he "doesn't get it". Heehee. Men are so funny sometimes.