Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday Freebies Vintage Clip Art Little Bat Bird In Cage And A Skeleton Key

I have put Mr. Little Bat on before but I just love him
he is pretty small.  A line drawing from a Russian
Children's Book

The whole page I cut him out of

Bird in cage...Another from the same book

The full page...Isn't the writing beautiful?

The key..And I did not do a good job of cutting it out
Sooo...Here is the full page for you
Look at all the goodies on this page!! lol
Enjoy Your Friday!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vintage Clip Art The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe Tales Of Horror And Death

This little book has been one of my top
image hits.  I thought I would post it again for
you all and now that my crop and clean up
skills are a little better I think it is a much
better image for you.
I have left the vague fingerprints that are on the one
side of the front page.
I think it looks spooky.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vintage Clip Art Free Images Swallow Embrodery Pattern

I love this little swallow
From a pillow embrodery pattern
Mirror and copy  should give you
the full pattern for a pillow edge.
Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

At Last I Finished A Project My New Old Bulletin Board Jewelry Display

Several months ago when my whole
studio re design started one of the first things
I noticed missing was a bulletin board. to Goodwill I went and found a great one
for just a few dollars.
It had a natural wood frame and nice
very good thick piece of cork for the base.
It was ugly tho.
I spray painted the frame white
Tee Hee...And...As usual was not thinking
and over sprayed on to the cork a little bit.
In hindsight I just should of sprayed the cork white also
but I didn't so that is just the
way it was.
I got some gigantic nails from my husband (he was out
of town so let me tell you that
was an adventure in his garage I don't
want to re-do) Lol..The nails I found
and used are huge.
But again..No worries because in the end I plan
on repainting anyway.
This is what the first version of my board looked
And it ended up just collecting some random stuff.
Kind of a junk board

Not so great....

So...This last weekend I got a bee in my bonnet
to re work the board.
All the elements had come together.
I had the fabric...It finally hit me how to finish the
wood so it wasn't so woody
and at the last minute I was fiddling around with
using some vintage crochet to edge the board
when the white cord showed up at the bottom of the drawer.
My whole idea changed as I started to add the cord.

as you can see.
( that old medal on the board-I used that to push my
pins in...silly me)
I have a huge personal jewelry collection
and have never displayed any of it.
A mannequin would be so great...
but honestly there is no room
As I was adding the cord and looping the last
of it into a cool coil vine thing...
It hit me...The perfect display
for all my pins and earrings.
Shout of Joy

I will still be able to grab one to wear
when I want..
But now..I can see all of them
(Are you laughing--OK honest)
(I can see SOME of them)
This is only a few I had laying on my work table
Part of what I like to do is work with items I have
on hand...I could of run out and bought a new board
new fabric, new cord all to match.
But I was raised by frugal parents
and I consider it a real challenge to use what
is on hand to create something useful and hopefully
good looking...
Over the next few weeks I am going to delight in
adding more pieces to this display..At night with my
little area lamps I can tell already it will sparkle and glow.
Thanks for letting me share it with you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Vintage Clip Art Roses From Shakespeare Beautiful Lithographs Free Images From Leaping Frog Designs

Wonderful images from a beautiful little
book I added to my library this week
There is not a date that I can find
except a small tag glued into the front
that is dated 1917
A gift from one friend to the other.
Sweet and romantic
(Yes..It is from a man to a woman)
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