Wednesday, 19 December 2012

While {we} wait

 
 
{Courage consists in the power of self-recovery}
Ralph Emerson
 
The snow arrived over here.
So did Mr. Blue.
Normally he would arrive at my doorstep sometimes
on the day before Christmas
 
 
this year he knocked on my
door already on Nov.1th.
Since then he have been
following me around the house

{while we wait}
 
I have been doing a little Christmas decorating
in the meantime
and a little bit of cleaning out in the studio.
Going through boxes - sorting a bit
stuff like that.

 
while doing so, I came across all the cards, and letters
and tags and business cards I have saved from
lovely blogging friends thought the years.

 
and decided to make a
Friendship Memory Journal
out of those. To have them all gathered in one place
to be enjoyed and to give memories
about all the lovely gifts and swaps I have received

{while we wait}
 
here´s some of the pages.
And there´s lots of space for more.
I so love this journals of Frindship
 

 
The 'Ticket to Venice'
have started and this is my suppliers
I gathered for my journal for this class.

 
the signatures - all ready

{while we wait}
 
This is my finished journal.
This is going to be my
'how to' travel journal

 
I have some really cool vacations coming up
next year and have planned to make travel journals
for those - can´t wait

 
Here´s the spine.
How cool is that.
MAM is such a wonderful teacher
and I can´t wait to follow along
with the 'fill it' part.
 
I´ll show you along the way.
 
 
That´s all I have been doing since last time.
But that´s okay
Things are going in the right direction
and will definitely be better
 
Thanks for popping in.
I so appreciate you all
 
Tina ♥♥♥
 
 
 
by the way
 
he´s still here
Mr. Blue that is.
Normally he´ll leave on Jan. 2nd.
Cross my fingers he´ll do so this time too.
 
 
 


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

{books}

 
hello
 
it´s not that I have been much in the studio lately.
Not quite my normal self - I guess it´s the reaction
of the recent worries.
probably just have to have some time.
 
anyway
 
I´ve made some journals
I wanted to share with you
 
 
 
handbound

 
and made from vintage books covers.

 
the pages inside is a mix of
scrap book paper, cardboard, vintage ledger paper

 
a few little envelope inside too

 
I used the tecnique I learned at the FTB class

 
perfect for a

 
travel journal
visual journal
glue book
note book 

 
or whatever you like.
All pages are blank and ready

 
they are here
SOLD - Thank you
 
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on another note
 
I´ve signed up for the new class
over at Mary Anns

 
this is going to be my December
'make something for me' project.
 
if you like bookmaking
if you like journaling
if you like travelling
 
just like me
 
this class is a must.
Be sure to check it out.
 
Thank you so much for visiting today.
Here´s to a beautiful day
 
Tina ♥♥♥
 
 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A Little Yuletide Webshow

 
A little Yuletide webshow
is going on, on my website right now.
 
A little bunch of bears are available from today
until Nov. 25th.
 
One of them is this sweet little girl
 
Her name is Augusta
and she´s only 4.2 inch tall.
She´s sitting in a little vintage crochet bag.
 
This old style bear is Thaddeus

 
4.5 inch tall
with a machting collar and a little brass bell.
 
He´s made from a vintage mohair
and created to look old, worn
and well loved.
 
If you have a moment,
pop over and have a look
at all the available bears.
 
Here´s the link to my
WEBSITE
 
This will be the last update on the website
for 2012 - and only available until Nov. 25th.
 
It´s time to start working on
bears for Hugglets coming up in February :-)
 
Have a wonderful day everyone
 
Tina ♥♥♥
 
 
 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

It´s been a while

 
Hello sweet friends and followers.
 
it´s been a while since I have posted in here.
Some of you know (from fb) that we have
been dealing with some health issues over here.
 
 
Mr. T had to have a suddenly and urgents surgery
and we have been out of the loop while waiting
for test results  - tuesday we
received message that everything was gone
and under control. We´re so relieved.
Life can go back to normal - Happy Day :-)

 
I haven´t been much in the studio due to circumstances
but relaxed with a few trips to the flea.

 
finding lots of old books
lots of vintage doilies
these very cool vintage Christmas tree candle holders

 
an old suitcase
some tarnished silverware

 
and tons of delicious vintage linen.
A lot of these find are now in the shop
 
(photos from Instagram - sorry for the blur)
 
********
 
Right now I´m working on bears
for a website update

 
Website Yuletide Show
Taking place from
Nov. 20 - 25th only
 
This will be the last update for this year.
Make sure to sign up on my
mailinglist
to be notified in time.
 
Thank you so much for visiting today.
I wish you all a blessed day.
 
Remember not to take life for granted.
 
Tina ♥♥♥
 
 
 

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A Fabric Book and A Wonderful Surprise

 
Hello my sweet friends
 
I´ve finished the fabric book on my worktable.
The one from the last post.
 
Here´s how it looks like on the front cover
 
 
filled with fabric and lace pages.
You can see the pages peeking out here.

 
the pages inside:



 
lots of details
with little pockets
and sweet fabric images.


 
Everything in this book is handsewn
using my stash of fleamarket finds.
 
Here´s the spine

and the back.


 
This book is here
 
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A wonderful and unexpected surprise
arrived in my mailbox today.
 
My sweet friend Rebecca
over at A re-purposed Life
had send me this awesome mag
 

 
where she had her beautiful vintage
inspired bracelets featured inside.
 
and
not only did she send me the mag.
Inside the mag. she had tucked in the
original one that was feaured in the mag.
 

 
Can you believe this.
How lucky am I.
 
Look how beautiful this bracelet is
with the rose made from a beautiful
velvet fabric and all the lovely details

 
I LOVE it Rebecca.
Thank you SO much
for making my day today
 ♥♥♥
 
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I have a new fabric book in the making.
This is the front cover

 
and some pages almost finished

 
Thank you so much for popping in today.
 
Wishing you all a wonderful
and bright fall weekend.
 
Tina ♥♥♥
 
 
 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

On My Worktable

 
On My Worktable Today
 
 
bits of vintage lace
vintage linen

 
old book covers

 
A new fabric journal in the making.
 
Have a beautiful day everyone
 
Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 15 October 2012

A Little Bear

 
I´ve made a little bear
 
A sweet little one
only 3.5 inch tall
Sitting in a tiny brass hardware
on a vintage doily
 
 
 
this little one is Tessa

 
She´s made from a very soft pale yellow mini bear fabric
with brown ultra suede paws

 
wearing a vintage lace as collar around her neck.

 
the lace, doily and brass hardware
are flea market finds

 
She´s available on Ebay
 
Tessa and I wishes you
a beautiful day :-)
 
Tina ♥♥♥