Sunday, 29 August 2010

Flea Marked Finds

I recently got a change to visit my all time favorite Flea market again
and I did get some really great finds
at least I think they are though
wanna have a look?

a sweet silver tray - a bit worn and tattered
and it do need some pohlish too
but I think it will look great with some lace in

a big bunch of crochet doilies and
some tart molds too

old key holes
and a box of vintage dominoes in a smaller size
than I have seen before.

I have no idea what to use them for - yet (the dominoes that is)
just thought they were great
and they might fit in to the Sweet and Sinister Swap coming up
with the black and white theme - what do you think?

some old tins
I´m really fond of those tiny yellow ones.
They were use for pain killers

a big back for old chandelier parts - yummi.

Have I been for a lookout for them... oh man
They are so great - image all the possibilities here..

a sweet little cloches - my second

the sweetest little cakestand.
I love the look of this.
Bought in another booth than the cloche

and look what happens when I pair to two

How cool it that...

Wishing you all a beautiful sunday
Tina ♥♥♥

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Celebrating Follower Blog Giveaway

Thought it was time for me
to have a little Giveaway on my blog
to celebrate all my followers.

400+ isn´t that amazing

I´m so grateful and honoured to have so many following
over here
A big thank you to all of you.

here´s a little sneak peek.
something with lace
something made of paper
a little thing in burlap

and muslin ofcourse - lol

a sweet paper heart with lace on both sides and decorated with
vintage lace and an old button.
Twine added as hanger

4 sweet and romantic tags
handsewn together with vintage crepe paper in the middle

and a little lavender burlap bag in pale pink
decorated with a vintage rose image printed on muslin and cheesecloth
the lavender is in a seperate paper bag inside, and can easily be removed
if you would like to use the bag for something else.

here´s what you have to do:

If you are a follower of my blog
if you sign up as a follower
leave a comment on this post
and you´ll be added to the drawing.

I will draw the winner on

September 1th

Thank you so much
for following along here
you all means the world to me.

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Lace Tag Book Creations

I´m so enjoying having a large stach of lace
it´s so great not to have to economise
when creating

I´ve had fun with lot of lace

using teadyed tags
and old hinges

and now you probably know what it is....

a few lace tag books

decorated with layers of lace 

little pieces of old book pages

sweet images printed on muslin
(again....) - lol

Didn´t they turn out just the sweetest...

I´m really having a hard time letting them go
One is already listed here
the other one will be there later - I think..

Wishing you all a beautiful day
and thank you so much for popping in
Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Back again

I´m back from a very relaxing vacation in Sweden.
I don´t want to bother you with a lot of photos
but I do have few I would like to share.

one of the days we drove from Gotherburg to the little town Trollhättan
situated at the buttom of the big lake Vänern
there´s lots of locks as they dam up the vater from the lake
to make electricity - anyway

this is how it looks beyond the lock
at a certain time everyday the let the water through

and this is how it looks only 2 minuts after the
opening of the 3 locks

they have the locks open for about 6 minuts and then it´s all over again.
This is how it would look with no locks
amazing huh...

okay - so

we visited the botanical garden too
and here´s a few pics.

these are big water lilies
I have never ever seen anyone that big before

beautiful cabbage

the herb garden

and lots of beautiful and special flowers.


back to work on the bears.
Need to finish a few before the fair
and I came back with a long list with new ideas for
other creations too - can´t wait to get started.

Wishing you all a wonderful sunday
and thank you so much for peeking in today

Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 13 August 2010


It´s vacation time again - yeahh

On Sunday I´m leaving for Gothenburg in Sweden.
We´re going to stay for a week.

Our plan is to see the city of Gothenburg
with trips to Trollhättan and the Swedish skerries

the botanical garden

castles and parks

and we´re going to bring our bikes too
for trips along the GotaCanal
which should be very pretty we have heard.

Wouldn´t it be great to find a few fleamarkets too.

Hoping to take a lot of great photos to share
when I´m back.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.
Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

More Little Ones

The Hugglets Teddy Bear fair is fast approaching
oh I know - there´s still a month to go
but with a vacation coming up next week
time is running fast over here.


so - this is what I have been doing for the last couple of weeks
making little ones ready for the fair

Hanna (left)  Mehlia (right)

they are all between 3 and 4 inch


there´s still work to do
with the size of my bears I do need  'a few' to fill a table
about 20 - 25 I would think

Piro (left)  Lydia (right)

or that´s what I hope to have finished before September 12th.
I´m almost there though.

I hope you enjoyed this little preview
and if you´re in the area on the day
do stop by and say hi - we would love a visit.

The Fair is held at
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street, Kensington,

If you would like to know more about the fair
click here

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 6 August 2010

Flea market Friday

This is some of the finds from last Flea markets visit
I didn´t found much though
but I did get a few jewelry pieces

I´m really draw the those pieces with the simili stones
and they are really hard to find over here

these weren´t even brooken
not sure how old they really are, but that doen´t matter
not going oi wear them though
I´m going to pull them apart and use the pieces in my creations
When I told the seller what I was going to use them for, she lowered
the price even more because she though it sounded interesting
how about that....

and a little bunch of metal findings
some old drawer pulls
and bits and pieces

look  at this
it´s like a kind of a rose
and is that a snake coming out?

and this one is really great
and a bit spooky too

so I decided to use it for a Halloween piece
and created this
great as a hanger don´t you think...

I´m linking this to
Lemoncholy's Flight of Fancy's Flea Market Friday
over at

Make sure to pop over and visit
all the participants

Wishing you all a wonderful friday
Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Pincushions with Lace

I so wanted to start play
with my new goodies

so I thought  it would be fun to make some new pincushions

using some of the lace from my new stash
this one had a background made of light blue silk

layers of lace, vintage buttons
a little bit of simili

sweet vintage photos printed on muslin
(who would have guessed)

everything handsewn together on top of each other

made a few of these too

Lace Tag Ornaments

the background is cardstock decorated with old book pages.
A piece from the beautiful curtain Jodie send me
and on top, muslin, cheese clothes and another
sewn on vintage photo.

What do you think?

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥