Friday, 31 December 2010

Christmas Stocking Swap and Happy New Year


On this the last day of the year
I wanted to show you my Vintage Christmas Stocking swap
from Joli paquet.
I was so lucky to have Cerri from
as my swap partner
and here´s what she made for me:



everything in white, cream and neutral colors
my favorite as you probably know already.
Inside the stocking were vintage sewing notions,
a little glass jar with pearls and a teeny tiny
frozen Charlotte all wrapped up in tulle.



the most pretty stocking
created with lots of beautiful lace pieces


an old wooden bobbin
wrapped up with the most georgeous lace
yummii...


this wonderful lace-covered cuff.
My first cuff ever and I so love it Cerri


and this beautiful ornament necklace.
Oh - she really knew how to spoil me.
I´m so in love with everything
and you should almost think she knew how
much I love lace..*smiles*

Thank you so much Cerri
for making this wonderful swap with me.

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I want to wish
all you wonderful blog friends


A Very Happy New Year.

May your 2011 be an amazing year.
I´m looking forward to share another
wonderful year with all of you.
Know that you all means SO much to me.

Have a wonderful evening
and stay safe out there....

Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 27 December 2010

Fabric Covered Journals

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas
We had a very lovely White Christmas.
Everything is covered with show
and it´s so beautiful

I did have a little bit of studio time
during Christmas and what would be more
appropriate to start a new year with...

Sweet little fabric covered Notebooks



this one is with a heart on the front cover.
Created with fabric, lace and muslin



a little heart on the back too

The covers on these are removeable
so the notebook can be replaced when written out
how cool is that.


another little one covered with fabric and lace


and the back of the second one.

These little books are now
available in the shop.

The year is almost over.
I wish you all a
Happy New Year
and are looking forward to a new
amazing one with all of you.

Wishing you all
a wonderful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas

It´s almost time



Thank you so much to all of you
who visited my blog during 2010.
It´s been a wonderful year
and it wouldn´t have been the same without
all of you, my sweet friends.

I wish you all
a wonderful
and peaceful Christmas


Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Little signs of Christmas

Things have started to settle down over here
Almost done with the Christmas Shopping
and the decorations are up



this is my table in my living room.
It has a big drawer diveded into 4 separate spaces. 


Added a little christmas decoration in each of them



I love how you can decorate the table
and still be able to put stuff on top 


two red hearts in a dome



and my wonderful Christmas Piece from Cheryl.

The snow is almost gone
It´s very cold over here
and today the sun makes this day a
wonderful and bright day.


Wishing you all a wonderful
and bright day too.

Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Swap Sneak Peeks

The back is much better and
thank you so much to all of you
who asked and send good wishes

I´m currently working on this years last swaps

Here´s a little sneak peek of the
Christmas Stocking swap





I hope my swap partner will like it.
I had lots of fun with this and it´s all ready
to go in the mail on monday.


I´m also working a very speciel private swap
This is with the very talented Miss Ann


She is just the sweetest ever person
and such a great inspiration for me.
I´m so honoured to do this swap


Here´s a tiny sneak peek of
what I´m working on
for sweet Ann.
More about that later.

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We are having the most beautiful
snowy weather over here these days
and today everything is covered in
white - the most wonderful Winter Wonderland
It´s also 2. sunday in Advent
and I have decided to celebrate the sunday
with a sale in my Artfire Shop.

All items reduced 20 %
only today
Sunday dec. 5th.



Wishing you all
a wonderful and beautiful Sunday

Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Too Late for Christmas

Could I please ask for the time to stop
for a little while
just a few days or so...

oh - I´m so late for Christmas this year.
I didn´t manage to get our advents wreath
finished in time
and this has never ever happened for me before



you see - I thought I had plenty of time last week
and when friday arrived I still hadn´t done it and
I needed to finish a few things for the craft fair
starting on saturday
so I when in the studio instead thinking
I still had saturday evening to
make the wreath....


I went happily ahead for the craft fair saturday morning
Hubby was driving me, there were so much snow and we
had to drive really carefully all the way.
Arriving safely I just had to carry
my bags inside while Hubby parked the car -
watching my stepps in the depp snow bending
down to grab the bags
and got this nasty
pain the bag



so, spending time at a craft fair on pain killers
are NOT all that funny I tell ya`
Do I need to say, I didn´t get that wreath finished
when we got home saturday evening....

This can teach me to do my exercises right


Painkillers and craft fair on sunday again.
The fair went very well though
I did have a great time despite

The advents wreath?
I finished it today.
We´ll light the first candle this evening.

(still on pain killers
but doing a little bit better)

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A big thank you to those of you who took
advantage of my Thanksgiving Blog Offer.

Wishing you all a wonderful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Thanksgiving Offer for my Blog readers

Happy Thanksgiving to All of you.
We don´t celebrate Thanksgiving over her
but I have decided to do a little celebrating anyway



so
to celebrate all of you my dear blog readers
I´m having a Thanksgiving offer in my shop
from now through Cyber Monday


20 % off on all items
if you use coupon code
Thanksgiving10
at checkout

I´m going to a craft show this weekend
so a few items will be taken out for this on friday evening (my time)
so if you have had your eyes on something special
now is the time to check it out.

Everything that don´t sell at the craft Show will go back in the
shop sunday afternoon (my time) before the offer ends on monday.

Wishing you all a wonderful
Thanksgiving weekend

Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 22 November 2010

A Wonderful Swap


I´ve been working on a privat swap with
sweet Julia
We decided the theme should be Christmas
and this is what I received from Julia



two wonderful ornaments created in fabric and lace
a christmas tree and a star


awesome lace and trim
wonder where she got that idea


vintage stencils
with MY initials - how cool is that
a beautiful doily and an old german book

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a bunch of paper Christmas trees
ready to unfold and put up as decoration


vintage buttons
an old rusty hinges
beautiful keys


and what about this
This is the lid of a wonderful tin


and here´s the rest
This tin is so so pretty
I love how it´s decorated


and THE most beautiful Christmas Wallhanger
you cold ever imagine



see
I told ya`

Thank you SO much sweet Julia
for making this for me.
I can´t wait to decorate for christmas
and I will treasure all your creations forever.

If you haven´t visited Julis blog already
make sure to pop over and have a look at her wonderful creations
Tell her I send you.

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Show Update

Time is approaching for this years last show

The Teddies Worldwide Online Show
The show starts on Saturday Nov. 20th
at 9am NewYork time
and ends sunday Nov. 22th. at 4 pm.

I have 4 little ones available at this show
one of them is this little sweet Christmas Bear.



She is named Joy and are 4 inch 
sitting in a vintage mold
with her own teeny tiny Chrismas Tree.

This show is having its debut this year
with participation of lots of wellknown bear artists.

The sneak peek is open
so pop over here to have a look at all the amazing
bears for this show.

Check out what time the show opens
in your part of the world here.

I´m really looking forward to this
and I hope you´ll drop by and enjoy the show.

Wishing you all a very merry....
lovely day

Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A New Canvas Creation and the first sign of Christmas

I´ve been having fun with the lace again
and created a new collage.
This one is sewn onto a canvas
You can just see a bit of the canvas underneath
the layers on this photo


I think the canvas gives a great
dimension to the collage.

So I used different layers of lace
and an old doily
added a bit of creamy silk


some vintage buttons
and a sweet image on muslin in the middle 




quite pretty I think
and all ready to hang

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The first sign of Christmas is here



I bought a few hyacinths today
removed the soil on one of them
and hope it will grow in this old jar


the rest of them were planted
in a little zinc bowl
and are now the first to see
when entering my frontdoor.

Thank you so much for visiting
and I hope you all will have a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Time is running fast

Sorry it´s been a while since I posted
Time is running so fast for me these days.
Have finished a few project though, so next
weeks is going to be much better.

All the advent presents are bought.
Only need to finish the last homemade one.
and yes - sweet children, if you read this,
one of you is going to have homemade gifts this year :-)

I´ve also finished this little Christmas Collage



the background is the cover of an old book.
Layers of fabric, lace, ribbon, trims
and an old watch.
It´s now in the shop

The weather have been cloudy and rainy over here
so I had some trouble taking photos of
the next project.
I´ve been working on a privat swap
for a very sweet German friend
and I´m only going to show a little sneak peek
as the package will go in the mail
tomorrow and I´m not going to spoil
the surprise for Sweet 'J'.
Please bear with these dark photos
I promise it all looks so much better in real






The bears for the next online show
Teddies Worldwide
next weekend is finished
and I have finished my show page today too.
So everything is ready - set - go
A little sneak peek of that later this week.

Also signed up for the
Vintage Stocking Swap
over at Joli Paquet



This is going to be fun.
I´m really excited to see who´s
gonna be my swap partner.
Today is the last day for sign ups
so if you haven´t already hurry over then.

Wishing you all a wonderful sunday
Tina ♥♥♥