Monday, 29 June 2009

Natures Nest

Natures Nest
a sweet little project with tiny bottles in a nest.



the bottles are about 2 inch high and filled with different items from the nature:
a little white leave
tiny pumpkins
some bits of twigs with some white
and a tiny piece from an old tree with moss


decorated on the outside with a piece of paper from an old book
and a bit of bast.

the bottles are tied with wire to the nest
and a tiny tea dyed tag with a birds nest rubber stamp
is added as a final finish.

A sweet little decoration for your table, on your mantlepiece
at the terrace or whereever you like.
Available in this shop.
Have a lovely day.
Tina

Thursday, 25 June 2009

My New Project - Eat Cake

Gather some fabric in your favorite colors
and cake molds too


the small one are from a home decor shop
the big ones was found at a flea market

ad some old lace

vintage buttons

machting pearls in different sizes

tiny tea dyed tags


decorated with rubber stamps and old buttons



and ad a little touch of silver glitter


and there they are

faux fabric cakes


Coming to a shop near you very soon


Have a lovely day
Tina

Saturday, 20 June 2009

New tags, notecards and a swap

I have been working on new notecards for my shop this last week.
Made from vintage inspired card stock, pieces from an old book and german scraps





I cut out the cards to match my small envelopes






added a pieces from an old book on the front and german scraps with the sweetest flowers and birds on top of the paper




the cards are blank inside, for your personal note
perfect for every occassion



and new tags too
on tea dyed manila tags






for these vintage girls tags I have added a pieces from an old
book first and then the image on top.
Finished with silver glitter glue round the edge of the girls image
and a piece of sea green seam binding.



more tea dyed manila tags
this time with vintage inspired flower images
added directly on the tag and for the final finish
silver glitter glue round the egde and pale pink seam binding.



The notecards and the tags will be available in my
Etsy Shop very soon.



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I have just signed up for my first swap ever
The Marie Antoinette Tag Swap


This is going to be so much fun:
There´s still a few spots open
so hurry over here to sign up I you would like to join.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Tina

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Etsy Frontpage

My decorated wooden spools and old cloth pins were on the frontpage of Etsy today



Thank you to pangeastore, who created this treasury.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

A little Romantic Touch to Your Home

Just finished my lastest project - using those old wooden spools and the vintage cloths pins that arrived in the studio a week ago.

added some old lace to the cloths pins


a piece from and old book and a bit of romantic pale pink ribbon

on top a vintage button



same old book sides around the old wooden spools


a piece of romantic ribbon
and tied with a bit of string



perfect for adding a little romantic touch to your home


displayed with candle light, on the manntle piece,
in an old glass jar, or wherever you like


just listed in my shop.
Have a lovely sunday
Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 13 June 2009

The most beautiful Garden Journal and two blog Awards

The most beautiful package arrived in the studio today - I just have to share this with you all.
The most lovely sepia tags and a stunning Garden Journal created by Eileen over at Stars Fault

A few weeks ago Eileen created two Beautiful Garden Journals - one in blue and one i cream. She listed those in her Etsy Shop and I was so lucky to get my hands on the cream one - and I do mean lucky, as I keept an eye on her shop for two days waiting for those journals. The blue one sold in the middle of the night my time and on the second day the creamy one was listed in the excact same time as I logged in to Eileens shop - ofcourse I had to have it.


The front page is decorated with beautiful white flowers, cream lace and a beautiful piece of paper in blue and white

beautiful decorated pages in the book - so detailed

a sweet little bird and a crown stamp


a tiny glitter cloth pin - of course


flower images and lovely tags



the back - beautiful decorated in cream and blue.
This is the most beautiful Garden Journal - I´m so impressed by Eileens work. She puts so much time and attention to details in her art work

My beautiful tags from Eileens shop.
Perfect for an upcoming project - love the Sepia colors on these.


And everything comes so beautifully packed - like a really special gift in the mail.
If you would like to get hold of some of Eileens lovely tags - pop over to her shop to get some here
Eileen blogs over at Stars Fault - If you haven´t visited before, please do.
Her blog is so beautiful and inspiring. One of my favorites to visit.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
My blog have received two wonderful blog awards.
The first one is the 'makes my heart smile' blog award.
Sweet Donna over at Donna and the Bears nominated me and my blog with this lovely award.
Thank you so much Donna.
Donna makes the most beautiful award winning bears.
Please do pop over to her blog to have a look at her wonderful creations



Second award is the 'one lovely blog award'
The lovely Ellen over at Ellifolks nominated my blog with this award.
Thank you so much Ellen for awarding me with this.
Ellen makes the sweetest little bears and critters in the most amazing colors.
Make sure to pop over to her blog for a visit.
Ellen is also hosting the 'Studio Shots - tuesday' blog
a collaborative blog for artists, crafters, writers, and any other creative people
who would like to share photos of the space where they do their creating.
Pop over here to visit

Recieving an award for my blog is something that makes me so proud everytime.
To think that some one out there likes to visit my small world and read about my work and creations, and even want to comment too - that just makes my day.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Tina ♥♥♥

Thursday, 11 June 2009

My workingtable

After unpacking from the fair in UK and the photosession and listing of the bears in my new Etsy Shop, it only took me about an hour to get my workingtable to look like this


Lots of stuff for new projects arrive in the studio these days. It´s so exciting. I can hardly wait to get started on all those new ideas popping around in my head.

Newly arrived is..




Beautiful old lace - cream and yummi


Seambinding in the most beautiful colors - like fall, my favorite time of year


more old lace - so, so beautiful. I just love old lace



Yarn in new colors - for scarfs, whrist warmers and felted purses. Don´t those colors look great


A little bit of mohair for more tiny bears - I see some Halloween in there.

Romantic fabric - roses and polka dots. A garland maybe...

Old cloths pins and wooden spools - I have already started a sweet little romantic project with these items. Can´t wait to show you how beautiful they turned out.
Just have to make a tiny bit more - so stay turned
So - what to order next- hhmmm... - maybe more hours in the day - ha
Could I wish for that - just a tiny bit more hours - say about 10 or something...... NO?
Okay - better get of the computer and start working then.
Have a lovely day
Tina

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

New bears available

Got home from a lovely fair in Stratford-Upon-Avon yesterday. It was so great to meet up with collectors and fellow bearmakers. And I have such a lovely weekend all together. Spend Saturday with the lovely Ruth over at flutter-by-bears and her family. We had such a great time together - cacthing up on some Sheakespeare stuff.



I brough some bears back with me though and some of them is now listed in my brand new Etsy Shop.




If you´re not familiar with Etsy, I can tell you it´s so easy to use. You just have to sign up - all for free, and then you´ll be ready to purchase - easy peasy

Pop over here to see the new bears - and if you have any questions about how to adopt a little one of are unsure how to use Etsy, don´t hesitate to contact me. I´ll be more then happy to help.

Off to start on some new projects - lots of ideas popping in my head.
Until next time - have a lovely day
Tina

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Preparing a bear show

So -the time is approaching for the Teddy Bear Artist Event in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
I´ll be leaving on friday, flying in for Birmingham, UK to participate in the show on Sunday June 7th. These last couple of days, I have been busy finishing the last bears and with all the preparations.
Sewn up a table cloth - I´m actually quite excited about if this will fit the table I have got - ha. I got a round table, and the size was measuring in feet, so I had to calculate it to cm. I really do hope I have done it correctly. This is my boxes for the stand - I can have them with me this time, as I will be travelling alone, wich means I´ll have a bit more room in my suitcase.
business cards, bags with moo cards, signs ect.


29 bears waiting for the travel to UK. They are patiently waiting and so excited to find out who will find new homes too.


I´ll be out of the studio from June 5th until June 8th.
The remaining bears will be available just after the fair.
If you would like to be notified, sign up on my mailing over at the left sidebar.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Tina