Sunday, October 16, 2016

Girlfriends Gathering - Our Autumn Art & Craft Day

When Girlfriends Gather it is always a wonderful day! 
Here's a peek of our recent day together - 
friendship, good food, arts & crafts.

My young friend Corinne worked on painting her sugar skull before
she was off to a birthday party.
 Marj worked on her crocheted baby blanket gift.
While Gail, Lee, Nora and I created other projects.

We started on Autumn/Halloween canvas art although no one finished theirs in class.
I completed mine later that evening.

My elegant witch canvas art
 Sparkly poofs of silver tulle enhanced her sleeves while strands
of black lace, pumpkin seam binding and black mesh became her skirt.
A bit of silver rick-rack along with a black bat for her belt. 

Most of our day was spent on creating our necklaces from vintage coin purses.
Who knows how long I have been accumulating these sweet purses, but I had acquired about 20 of them.  Along with bits & pieces of vintage beads, jewelry and trims,
we created our beautiful necklaces. 

    Gail's stunning Victorian-style necklace

  Lee's lovely button-trimmed necklace - very fitting as Lee is a button collector

Nora's first necklace - a real beauty in teal, silver & pearls
(work in progress)  
(finished beauty)
Nora's second necklace - another real beauty in muted tones.

 And finally, my necklace also done in muted tones including
mother of pearl beads, pearls and of course some rhinestone bling

It was a beautiful day!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Vintage Connections Halloween Altered Matchbox Swap

In August I hosted a swap for Halloween Altered Matchboxes.

Now that we've all received our matchboxes, here's a peek at them...

Five names, Five swappers

The first name drawn was Kim,  Kim a very talented first-time swapper created for Lynnette

Way to go Kim on your first swap, such a great job!

 The second name drawn was Lynnette creating for Gail


 Lynette, what a cute, retro matchbox!
Gail hates real spiders, but loves your turquoise spider!

The third name drawn was Gail creating for Tami (me)

 What a beautiful Gothic it Gail, thanks!

The fourth name drawn was Tami (me) creating for Terri  

And the fifth name drawn was Terri creating for Kim

What a great nostalgic, glam matchbox!
Five unique and amazing designs!

Our matchboxes were filled to the brim with creative goodies for our assigned swapper.

Thank you Kim, Lynnette, Gail and Terri for sharing in this swap with me!

Friday, September 9, 2016

It's Our 32 Wedding Anniversary Anniversary

Today is our 32nd wedding anniversary.
Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband

I love you more each day!

Thank you Dear Lord for bringing this amazing man into my life, into my heart!


Sunday, August 28, 2016

My August 2016 Found Treasures

My August found treasures are from shopping adventures at a local antique store,
nearby thrift stores and garage sales
 Who could pass this creamer up at .50 cents? Not Me!

Great candle holder to repurpose into a base for nature art!

 Faux mini eggs for nature art & Easter
(again who can pass these up at .50 cents?)

Celluloid Bubble Top 'Pear' buttons, set of 4 for $1.00...score!

Mini animal tins

Mini shape tins

This has been my year for finding awesome bargains on vintage seam binding by the roll!

Gorgeous vintage hat with the sweetest pastel pink flowers.

Pretty vintage lace & trims

Pretty sheer fabric, flocked and embroidered.   

Sweet mini glass dome with gifted vintage child's tin tea saucer.

Belle photobombing...lovely vintage chair.

Have you been treasure hunting lately?