Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vintage Bathing Beauties

My lovely sister-in-law Jo has come to stay for a few days while my DH is away and this is what I've created while she's been here.  I'm just a novice with all this card making so it's been great to be able to learn some of the ins and outs from her!  Besides she has all these special tools which has just made it much more fun!

I bought the picture card from Paperlicious studio on the Sunshine Coast and then added my own pieces of vintage laces, buttons and pages from an old book.  I love doing these vintage looking cards.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Old Buttons....

Don't you just love old buttons.  I was lucky enough to find these at a garage sale on Saturday.  They belonged to the young lady's Grandmother and she used to play with them as a child. 

They were such a bargain at only $2.  One of my better finds for the day!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vintage Finds ...

Just thought I'd show you a few treasures I have found over the last couple of weeks at garage sales. First is a lovely little wooden set of drawers. I have made it home to a lot of my vintage jewellery. What a bargain, it was only $5. I couldn't believe it! On Saturday I found this lovely set of embroidered doileys, a lovely large piece of white cotton lace and these divine vintage buttons. Also a lovely old lace covered coathanger.

Isn't it just great when you find those special treasures!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vintage Wedding


Just thought I would show you the vintage layout I have done for this photo of my husband's grandparents.
Lillian Kruger married Malcom Duncan on 18 December 1929 at Kilcoy Methodist Church.
Don't you just love her wedding dress and the lovely head piece.
I still have to add a few vintage pearls and then it's finished.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Oops and now for the photo.....


A Sneek Peek....

Here's a little look at the latest dress I've made for this sweet little bear. She will be for sale on The Chocolate Crow Trader on the 15th May under Cloth to Creation (I share with Pam). I have patchworked the front of this dress using lots of lovely vintage lace. Some from wedding dresses. The bodice features the corner of an old hanky. The bottom border is a lovely piece of antique lace. I have dyed the laces in Parisan Essence for a lovely aged look.