Thursday, May 29, 2008

Swap?

Very vintage lace gloves with very light pink embellishments on them. They are almost like air they are so light. There is a few little hanks of old and not so old lace too. This is the prettiest pink teacup I have ever seen. It is one from my personal stash but I do believe looks like it will be right at home in its new house. Spilling out of the teacup
are some vintage crystals and a piece off of a vintage broach. There are a few little rosebuds snuck in there too. This is a very old pink christmas ball. I imagine it would be lovely on a pink christmas tree! You can also see a very long string of old beads. It is hard to tell in the picture but the leaves are a very pretty irridescent pink and the whole thing just looks so sweet. But I bet that if it was cut apart the beads would be great used as little accents on other projects. Maybe a pair of earrings made out of the pink petals. There is also a porcelin pink rose pin that was picked up in an antique store. It is simply charming! A few other extras tucked in there too.
There is some gorgeous pink floral wall paper border there and these sheets of music are very dainty. I have never seen music like that before. the book they came out of was dated 1840.
A few other treasures. This is a very old petit point that is finished off with gold lace, there is some pom pom trim in there, a few velvet flowers, and some pretty pink tags.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Here it is!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Powder

What a sweet dog. She had a very laid back, calm temperment and she seemed to want nothing more than to just have company. She also did love her pats. I tried to get her smiling but she wasnt cooperating! Here is a glimmer of a smile starting. See how the corners of her mouth are turning up and there is a little fold of skin? Well, when she all out smiles, that becomes very pronounced and goes out from her snout so she looks like a cartoon smile. Adorable! I think shes a pitbull/boxer/lab cross from what her mom figures she is too. Maybe something else in there too but whatever it is, shes sure sweet.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This is actually my first attempt at a boxed zipper bag. I am very happy with how it turned out. I think I went a little heavy on the interfacing, but it sure does hold its shape nicely. I will deffinately be making more of these. I am thinking about 25.00 for these. I do really like the size and style of this tote. It fits nicely over your arm too. Its not too structured yet it still sports some nice styling.
I am really having fun with the idea of a little removable embellishment on each bag. Oh, on the upper one, I will add some beads to the zipper pull, that will be that embellie.
I think I finally have the pockets worked out just the way I like them. One side with simple open ones, a larger one for note paper/pen and a smaller one for the cell phone.
I am not sure how I'd like the key fob hanging in there for myself but I have a clip on my keyring already. I do think it would be handy if you didn't already have a clipping keyring though. I am happy with the size and placement of my zippered pockets. This tote borders on being a purse.


Friday, May 9, 2008

Dogwoods

I love dogwoods, specially the pink ones. The pink ones are far from blooming yet, so I had to 'settle' for the white ones. These ones are the ones that hang over my neighbours fence.

They have a gorgeous pink one but its blooms are not really ready yet. They did say that I can just hop the fence (not that I "hop" anything;) )and shoot the pink ones when they bloom. I couldn't decide which version of these flowers I like the best. The full colour, the desaturated ones, or the b&w ones. I think I would like to put them into a triple frame and hang them in my living room.
This shot, looking up and underneath the flowers is my favorite. I love that the blue sky is showing through.
I really cant decide if I like the desaturated better than the other. I think this first flower, I perfer in desat. But these next two, maybe not so much.
Although, this shot here, it is my favorite.
Black and white gives it just a whole new dimension.
Whenever I see collections of black and white flowers, I am struck with the impact. You'd think that taking the colour out of a flower would minimize the impact, however, it seems to increase it.
And then this last picture. I think I need to make sure I get a copy of at least this one on my walls.