Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lavender and lace

Going to estate sales or garage sales, I always check out the sewing supplies.  While old thread is unusable except for display, other items like tools, vintage fabrics and lace can be great finds.
In my stash of vintage lace, I had a lovely snippet of lavender which made me wonder what type of garment had been originally made with it and for what occasion.
Inspired to give the last bits new life, I decided to create some dress form tags using Tim Holtz's stamp set Seamless Experience.  The dress form stamp was white detail embossed on lavender paper.  Then, I stamped the ruler stamp in Milled Lavender distress ink (Ranger).
After die cutting a large shipping tag from cream paper, I layered color using Milled Lavender, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks.  A section of paper doily was added to the corner and strip of lace adhered across the middle.

For the dresses, I gathered tulle and lace.  The bodice was tied with seam binding ribbon and adorned with a snippet of pale orchid velvet ribbon and a vintage millinery bloom.

A few pearly buttons were added for charm.  Then more luscious lavender and buff crinkle ribbon for the streamers on top.
I added this set to my etsy store here.
What cool finds have inspired your latest project?
Happy junkin'! Heidi

Sunday, July 14, 2013

An exciting update for you Sweethearts!

I am excited to announce the Sweethearts on the Homefront art event has been updated to make an incredible retreat for creating and connecting more accessible for everyone! 
Now for only $220, it is a 2 day art retreat jam packed with activities, classes and shopping at the Country Living Fair.
All proceeds go to benefit Operation Stars and Stripes which support our troops serving overseas and their families here at home.
Stop by and visit our amazing artists ~~~ Andrea Singarella and Jenny Holiday & Aaron Nieradka 
It will be a great time for a wonderful cause!
For registration details and information go ~~ HERE.
xo ~ Heidi