I bought a set of rather unique vintage math flash cards a while ago: they are silhouettes of various animals and people. I think they are so charming, and can envision various uses for them once you download the images.....
I've done a lot of things in the name of crafting, and today I had to decapitate a clown! Let me explain. I had a clown comprised of fabric yoyos that were extra special. They were satin yoyos in lovely colors. I decided I wanted to create little flowers from them, so I dismembered Mr. Clown. Here are the flowers I created:
Welcome to our second Make It Monday link party! Tamera, Donna and I were so pleased with the turnout for our first party. You can head over to Tamera's blog, Etcetorize, to see which projects she chose to feature this week. Also, by linking up you can still enter the giveaway! Entries must be received before midnight Monday.
I have a curious set of old postcards I'd like to share with you today. They depict babies and young children in comical situations. Printed in the early 1900's, they are German-made. I'm sure there are more in the series that I don't have. Perhaps the notion that babies grew in a cabbage patch originated in Germany....
Since I started my blog several years ago, readers occasionally write to me with questions about the value of their recent antique finds or items they've owned for many years. Sometimes, I know the answer right away, but inevitably there's something unusual that puzzles me. I still like to help them out in some way, so I suggest that they look for similar items on Ebay.
Welcome to our first Make it Monday Link Party! I know it's Sunday evening, but most link parties allow you to enter your goodies the night before, and we're no different. In this post you'll find our link party rules (pretty basic stuff) and instructions how to enter our giveaway.
Over the years I've bought and sold vintage yoyos by the thousands, but I'll admit right now I've never made a yoyo from scratch. I sell loose yoyos for crafting in my Etsy shop in bags of 100. For those of you that want to learn how to sew a yoyo, there's an easy tutorial HERE.
I'm starting a link party with two of my blogging friends! For a long time, I've been a participant in link parties when I create something and share it on my blog. Link parties are a great way to share craft projects and see what other creative folks are doing around the web. My friend Tamara at Etcetorize has asked my friend Donna at Distressed Donna Down Home and me to join her in hosting a weekly Monday link party beginning September 8th! Tamara is a link party veteran, so you might recognize her.
To generate excitement for our first party, we are offering some prizes. If you enter our first party on September 8th, you will be eligible to win one of six prizes, including gift certificates to our Etsy shops,
Today I have a special treat: I'm sharing the most charming illustrations from two of my favorite vintage books. I own two titles by author Elizabeth Gordon, writer of The Flower Children and Mother Earth's Children. They are special because of the illustrations by M.T. Ross, who created little anthropomorphic characters from various fruits, vegetables and flowers. These books were published over 100 years ago, so they are out-of-copyright and the images are in the public domain and can be shared without worry.
Today I'm web-hopping to share some interesting sites I've found with you. I've shared a list of my favorite online discoveries before, so check out my post HERE.
A wonderful website for pure Victorian style eye candy is French Lace Rose Tea Shop. It's a Japanese shop/online catalog that you can have translated by clicking a button in the upper right corner. I like perusing the site for crafting ideas and inspiration. If you have a pile of ribbons, velvet, lace and other embellishments with no idea what to do with them, head to French Lace and Rose Tea and you will get all excited, I guarantee!