Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Dreaming in White

I have wanted to create something in those delicious
white and cream colors for some time now
and the print on muslin project generated the first idea in my head.

this sweet image of birds (printed on muslin), some lace,

and a vintage doily
was used for the cover of this journal

on the inside of the cover is a sweet 'album' image
and on the inside of the back cover is a pocket
tucket with sweet bird images


this next project included some fabric,
seam binding and lots of lace

you probably know those altered suitcase pockets...

well - I didn´t have any old suitcases to I decided to make my
own altered suitcase pockets instead

I thought they would be great to tuck little thíngs in for presents

a few of these are on their way as presents already.
I won´t show you what´s inside as it would spoil the surprice
and I won´t tell you for whom eighter - they might pop in here for a look.

some will be heading for my shop too.
Just need to find a few goodies to put inside of these too.
okay - my first attemp of creating little pockets.
What do you think...

Wishing you all a wonderful and creative tuesday
Tina ♥♥♥


Bunty said...

These are very pretty indeed - white and cream lace is beautiful.


Petite Michelle Louise said...

ooh la la tina! these are magnifique. i am loving your sweet suitcase pockets. lucky...lucky gals who will be receiving them!

Chani said...


littlethings1 said...

Beautiful ! I love creamy tones ! My favorite !

sjmcdowell said...


These are so beautifully done!!
Love them...

Hugs and Smiles,

Marianne@Songbird said...

those are beautiful! I love the colors. All those lacy neutrals go so good together.

Lori said...

OH! *swoon* Tina, those are absolutely stunning!!! you did such a beautiful job of pairing the fabrics, laces and trims...LOVE them!!!

Paula said...

Hi sweet Tina,

I love your gorgeous journal!!! The bird image is so sweet! You did a wonderful job printing on the muslin! I love the tag and all of the beautiful lace and doily!!! You are so creative and talented! I love the cream and white too. Those are my favorite colors, and pink too! :)

You did a fantastic job making the suitcase pockets!!! How wonderful you made your own! I love all of the gorgeous laces and old buttons you used! What a fabulous idea to use these to hold presents. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!
Love, Paula

Julie said...

What a dreamy, gorgeous journal, Tina--love every image!

Debby said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful journal cover and the pockets are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Oh, all the details! It's all in the details you have added! Your workmanship is exquisite!


sissie said...

Wow girl, your creative beans are jumpin! Love that book cover using the doilie. And the suitcase pockets are the cutest thing ever!


alveen said...

What do I think.....Just beautiful!!
Regards Alveen

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Tina!
Oh, it's absolutely beautiful! Will you be selling it? Too pretty. :-)

Have a wonderful week!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Tina, The journal and the suitcase pockets are very pretty. I also love everything you had sent to Carola!
Have a wonderful and sunny day!

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, for your first attempt at the pockets you did an amazing job! They are so pretty and delicate and it would be so much fun to fill them up with a variety of goodies, how clever you are! The journal is so pretty too, I love that color-scheme, it is always so calming and serene!

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Oh Tina..This is just gorgeous! I love the creams and whites and the image is beautiful!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Gorgeous photos of your pretty pockets Tina! Love them and the journal too of course!
I'm still enjoying all the treasures you sent me :)
xoxo~ Carola

Alisa said...

Oh Tina! These are SO GORGEOUS!!!
Brilliant idea to create your own suitcase pockets!

icandy... said...

This is so marvelous, Tina!

Ruth said...

Just had to pop in and say "Thank You SO MUCH" for my beautiful little pocket which arrived today!How lucky I am to have such a wonderful friend! Love the materials and little bits too ... sending you many BIG hugs , and kisses ,
Ruth XXX

Shirley said...

You did an awesome job on making your little pockets. I always drop by to see what you have been doing. I may be a little late, but I try to catch up with my blogging friends. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

I am so all about pockets lately. I put one in that box for Julia, put them in my little egg baskets, put them everywhere. Yours are amazing. I need to check out your store. I love your book with the muslin transfer cover as well. I'm behind on my blogg visits so I'm going onto your previous post now, then to your shop. Beautiful work friend! Lisa