Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Petite Box Swap

Not so long ago
I participated in the
Petite Inspiration Box Flea Market edition
swap over at

Here´s a sneak peek of those I made
for my swap partners.
That´s all I got before they were shipped.







This is the wonderful box from my swap
partner Linda over at


on top decorated with sweet flowers



and here´s what were inside
We signed up for neutral colors


awesome goodies to play with



look at this beautiful piece of lace
with a vintage hat needle


beautiful buttons
I love those with rhinestones



and this wonderful rhinestone piece too.

Thank you so much Linda
I love all the goodies you send me
and can´t wait to use them in my creations.

Wishing you all a beautiful day
dear friends and followers
Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Inspirations

Hello my sweet friends and followers

We´re finally having some beautiful weather over here.
Still colds but beautifully sunny.
Now spring is definately on it´s way... finally

I wanted to pop in and show you
a few photo shoots from my studio
This is some of the stuff that inspires me
dayli while working in my studio




My awesome artist bear from Lora Soling
an old tin box filled with dolls parts
a sweet little pincushion from my sweet friend Doreen
old books and a wooden spool.



on the shelf
a vintage photoalbum filled with cabinet cards
from at a flea market



old wooden bobbins
filled with yummi crochet trims



My beautiful pocket from my sweet friend Ann



My wonderful pocket I won from sweet Rebecca


Rebeccas pocket
My georgeous cone from sweet Ann
a beautiful litte tin creation from my sweet friend Cheryl



some old books with a little bit of christmas



a tattered silver plate filled with
lace and trims to create with


a vintage suitcase also filled with lace
and on top: more lace and more lace and....

Hope you enjoyed the tour

I´m linking up with Rebeccas

Wishing you all a beautiful sunday
Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 21 March 2011

A Sweet Little Fabric Collage

I have had some new lace and beautiful
silk ribbon arriving in the studio lately and decided to take
some time in between the bear making for
some fabric collage making.



here´s a close up of one of the corner


and another corner
I love the texture of those old remnents of the past



I created this on an old book cover
Think the color of this one
matches perfect with the cream and white tones



some of the silk ribbon
turned into a tiny rose
and a pair of wonderful vintage buttons


Here´s how it looks in full.
Notice she´s wearing a piece
of rhinestone on her skirt.

listed here

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 19 March 2011

A Spring Sale


I´m having a little Spring Sale
in my ArtFire Shop this weekend

Need to make room for new stuff.

Everything is marked down 20%
and there´s something for everyone
so pop over and have a look
to see if something could be of interest.

here´s a few photos of what you
can find in the shop 



a few sets of the new notecards


some sweet bird tags


art kits



some jewelry





and nice mix of beautiful scarfs.

Sale

20% off everything during
Saturday March 19th and
Sunday March 20th



Click logo to visit the shop

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 13 March 2011

While we wait for Spring

We definately need us some spring over here
while waiting
I have been working on some cute little
spring like tags and cards



digital designed - pink peonies on old music sheets



vintage inspired postcards
handsewn on cardboard with old book pages
and tea dyed cheesecloth


love the vintage roses on these postcards


some tiny greeting cards
with flowers


handsewn on tea dyed cheesecloth



and sweet little notecards
ready for Easter.


made these in set of 5
including envelopes and wrapped in cellofan
decorated with a little velvet flower.

Come Spring....

Thank you so much for peeking in today
sweet friends
Wishing you all a wonderful sunday

Tina ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Blooming Bear Show Preview


The Blooming Bear Online Show
is approaching

Here´s a preview
of one of my bears for the show




75 artists
from 12 countries



The show starts on Saturday, March 12th at 8:00am New York time
and ends Sunday March 13th at 9:00pm New York time.
Click here to see what time it starts in your corner of the world!

I´ll have 3 bears available at the show.
Hope to 'see' you there.

Have a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 7 March 2011

Pay it Forward 2011

You may have seen it already
Pay it Forward is back
and I got the chance to play along
when my sweet friend Michelle posted about this over at



Here's how it works....


The first five people who comment on this blog post will receive a handmade gift from me.
In return, you must FIRST write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward 2011.
Then.... send out a handmade gift to the first 5 visitors who leave a comment.
Take your time...you don't need to send them all today or tomorrow.
Gifts from the heart are worth the wait!

This is such a sweet way to make new friends and
share the love of things we create with our hearts and hands.

"It's not the size of the gift that matters,
but the spirit of paying it forward."

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Sweet Little Books of Lace

I came across some cute little books a few weeks ago
Ordered them not knowing what exactly to use them for



When I got them I knew..
so I removed the original pages from the inside


replaced them with handsewn pages of lace


lots of lace
with lots of details



here´s a few of the pages


decorated the book covers
and the inside of the covers too


using fabric images, cheesecloth and
old paper



These are just perfect for little bits and pieces
and left overs from other projects.

And perfect for a sweet little decoration too.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
sweet friends
Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Back Home


I´m back home again
after a wonderful fair in London

Lots of the bears found new homes
and I had such a great time catching up with collectors
and fellows artists too.



Here´s photo of my table.
(some bears already left before I took this)
It´s unfortenately the only one from the fair
and I was on my own and had to stay behind the table.

I would have loved to wander around to see
all the beautiful bears made for this event
and there were so many fellow artists I would
have loved to chat with too.
If I´m lucky I´ll have a helper with me in september
so I will be able to get around.

I´ll be very busy with new bears
these next weeks.
The Blooming Bear Online Show
is coming up and I´m working on bears for that.

The preview page is open
so pop over and have a look at what´s waiting you


Hopefully I´ll have some
exiting news to share with you soon too.

Now back to the bears.

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥