Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Angel Tilda

Hello to all  my friends, followers and visitors!   I had a yearning to create a new Tilda so with some encouragement from a dear friend I just finished my newest Tilda doll.

  
I found a layered embroidered dress in Good Will that I thought was gorgeous.  I would of love to have worn it; however I could not button it over my boobs.  Yikes looks like I better start exercising...
I proceeded to cut it up to use in future projects.  Well Tilda is wearing part of this vintage dress.
 
 
As I creating this doll I kept imagining long angel wings on her.  I hand cut the wings using felt and then covered the wings with the fabric.  As I looked at her some more I thought the wings need a feather look to them so I looked through my stash of bridal appliques.  This is a before picture:
 
 
Now you can see the appliques that I used.
 
 
I made her some pantaloons and a nice petticoat too.  And of course some shoes:
 
  
Here are a few more pictures of different views:
 

 
 
 
 
Thank You all so much for visiting today.  Also Thank you for all of the prayers and support as I went through a very trying time.  I appreciate each and everyone of you.  God Bless!
Happy Crafting!!!
 
 
 


 
 



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vintage Happiness!

Hi everyone!  Three cards within a week!!  Wow I must be on a roll here.  Angela Holt from Crafty Peeps on Facebook is advertising for DT's.   She gave a free digital print to play with.  I love the vintage images so I wanted to give this a try. 

 
I used Go Create XXL Square Frames Frilly #5 to make the card shape.  Spellbinders Labels 20 was used to cut out the digital image.  Magnolia Doo Hickey Go Wrapped Heart Folded tag was also used.   Prima Something Blue is the paper pad that I used.   Now for a peak of the inside.

 
The gift card envelope was made using a Sizzix Pocket w/Scallop Edge.  All lace is from my stash and I made some ribbon roses and used some Wild Orchid Crafts roses too. 
 
http://www.angelaholtdesigns.com/p/crafty-peeps-design-team-call.html
 
Please be sure to check out Angela's blog and see her gorgeous creations and tutorials!
 

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.   I'm just happy to be crafting again!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Couple New Cards

Hello fellow crafters, friends, followers and visitors.  First I must apologize for being so absent  from the web.  The last few months have been very trying.  Since my Mother passed away I am finally trying to get my life back in order. This is a start with a new card.


My daughter's Birthday is July 22 and she will be the big 40.   "Happy Birthday Leah!!"  I actually looked for a card to purchase and could find nothing that I liked.  Several weeks ago I purchased Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed die cut.  It is perfect for my daughter because she first introduced me to Starbucks in Baltimore, Maryland some 11 years ago.   We have both become Starbuck addicts since.  I also used a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder called On The Go.  I made the flower some time ago out of beige cotton fabric.  This card took me two days just to put together.  Trust me it took all the mojo I could use.   Various  stains were used to add color to the flower, lace and bias binding.

 
On the inside I used Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed Blueprint stamps and some Birthday Phrases from my stash.  There is a pocket on the upper part of the card for a gift.    Some lace trims were added to make the card appear more vintage.
 
Now a card just for fun!
 
 
I used Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition.  I layered different papers and used cardboard strips in between the layers to create dimension.  Zutter Distress It All was used on the edges of the paper as well as  Distress Inks.     Lace is added in sections between the layers.  All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.   Here is a picture to show you that this is an easel card.  Notice under the top portion of the card I added a gift card envelope.
 


  
Now for a full front view of the opened card:

 
Thanks so much for visiting and I would love to hear from you.  I think I will make another Tilda doll next in the near future.   As always......Happy Crafting!
 
 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Shabby Chic Travel Journal

Hello to all of my friends, followers and visitors!  Sorry I've been mia lately!  My Mom has been very ill for the last two months and my life has been  turned upside down :(     I did take some time to try to be creative and this was a refreshing change for my brain.   Here is a fabric journal that I did using a fantastic kit that I purchased from Doreen Rock of Oolala Vintage Treasures plus there is  a lot from my stash.  I also did a You Tube video featuring this journal 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DazOojVYhmA

 
This is the front cover.  I made it to appear as a small round suitcase.  Now for a side  view and back view:
 I made the flowers!
 
 
 
Now for some interior views.  Each page has a pocket! The tag pictures were part of the kit! (but I did use various dies cuts for the shapes.
 
 
 
The next pages feature a secret envelope and a change purse that was black and I altered it!
 
 
 
Almost done.....
 
 
 
All of the tags are decorated front and back.    Thanks so much for stopping by.   I really appreciate your visit.  Happy Crafting!!!
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You Tube Tutorial

Hello fellow crafters, friends and followers.  I just posted a You Tube video that is my own  tutorial of a  Victorian Fabric boot.  Here's a peak of the finished boot.


I hope you enjoy this video and subscribe.  Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np56MziNuxo

Also a couple more pictures in different angles:


Front view:
And back view:
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to make one.  Happy Crafting!!
 

 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tussie Mussie

Hi fellow crafters, visitors and friends!!   I got a chance to create something new since I completed my remodeled craft room.


 I get a monthly kit from Doreen , J'Adore Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures  (Facebook group) and this kit was totally awesome.  She had some beautiful laces, fabric, gems and a large rusted spring in the kit.   There was also a template for a Tussie Mussie!    I cut the fabric into the proper shape.  Next I fussy cut a portion of the fabric that had a shape similar to a Fleur de Lis. I hand sewn all of the tiny beads to the outline.  The crown gem in the center was included in the kit as well as all of the gems that I used for the stick pin. 

 
I painted the rusted bed spring then covered it with some bias binding and eyelash trim.  I thought of  adding the eyelash trim in my sleep last night. (Not sure if I dreamed it or what??? but I love the results!)  The purple roses are a gift from Kelly Neis (Thanks Kelly) and I hand made all of the other roses except the ones with the small pearls .  Correction:  The flower cluster with the feathers was also in the kit made by Doreen.
 
 
Now a back view.  I used wedding applique  but my pictures does not show it to much.
 
 
And now a side view:
 
That's all folks!!   Happy Crafting and Thank You for stopping by!!!!

 
 
 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Craft Room Remodel

Spring is in the air!   I finally got my craft room finished.  It only took almost two whole weeks to totally paint, refinish all cabinets, clean out my inventory and upholster all of my stools and desk chair.    I am very happy with the results.


My cupboards were all a dark wood finish.  I took all of the doors off and removed all of the drawers then sanded everything.  Next primer was applied then two finish coats of paint.   I built the shelves between the top cabinets so I could display some of my creations.  Also added a bracket to hold my camera for future videos.  

 
 
I use to have all of my punches  where the new shelves are.  I  made all of the shelving for all of my punches a few years ago along with a box for my Copics and holder for all of my Distress Inks  but they were also stained a cherry finish.  Needless  to say I also painted them all white.
 
 
I even painted my ATG gun!   I'll be dazzling it up soon!
 


 
All new hardware was applied to the cupboards.   Love it!!   I found the old wedding dress at the Salvation Army.  It had a long train but I cut it up for the appliques.  
 
 
My desk chair is leather but the arms were getting pretty worn.  So I covered all of the stools and my desk chair with the same fabric.  Due to the fact that the top of my chair indented  I applied a large ribbon with a bow from the same fabric.  
 

 
I'll even show you how packed my closet is but it is organized.
 
 
Got to have a chandelier too!
 
 
This is my favorite place to craft along with my Espresso!
 
 
 All of the ring binders contain many of my die cuts and the folders on the bottom shelf contain my Magnolia stamps.  The rings  hanging are my collection of Cricuit  cartridge's information, embossing folders, Sizzix dies and Tim Holtz dies and embossing folders.  Makes a great reference for me and I have everything stored in alphabetical order.  Some punches are displayed using rods and baskets that I found in Ikea. 
 

 
This is where my son usually sits when he stops in after work almost every day.   I love it!  This was a major make over .   Now you know what I've been up to.  Happy Crafting!!!