Friday, 24 February 2012

Off to London

Today is preparing and
packing day.
I´m leaving very early tomorrow
for London.

The fair is on Sunday.
Can´t wait to meet up with collectors
and fellow bearmakers


tableclothes and old books for display

paperbags and business cards 


Little bears all ready for travelling

If you´re in the area
please stop bye and say hi.
We would love a visit - the bears and me.

The fair is held at

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
Kensington
London W8 7NX

Sunday 26th
10.30am to 4pm.

Wishing you all
a wonderful weekend.

Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Time - An Altered Book

and here it is.
My finished Altered Book.

I originally started out wanting a natures theme on this -
it ended up having lots of birds in it,
I called it 'TIME' - An Altered Book
that makes sense right....  :o)
anyway


Here´s how it looks from the side




it shows some of the details
and you can see, I used a piece of drift wood
on the edge of the front.

the rest of the pages



I used some very cool drawings from an old book,
there´s lace pieces in there too,
and old watch parts

I´m really happy about how this page turned out
with the old bottle cap 


The front and back is made from an old book
found at the flea - I love the old worn and tattered look.
On top a vintage keyhole and an old watch case
with a sweet vintage lady inside.



the back is decorated with a piece of lace
ans an old cabinet card with sweet children.
Could you tell, they loved to be photographed.



another peek of the pages.
This was SO much fun to make
and definitely not the last one I made this way.
It´s such a great way to use all those
odd finds I collect at the fleas.

This will be in the shop later today.

Thank you so much for popping in today
and wishing you all a wonderful day.

Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Altered Book Pages

Working on a new project.

A very special altered book.
here´s a peak of some of the pages





I´ll show you the finished book soon.

What are you working at, at the moment?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Tina ♥♥♥


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Little lace Book

I´ve finished my little altered lace book
from the previous post
and wanted to show you how it turned out

 

This is the front cover.
On top a round metal found object with wire netting
on top of a sweet image on fabric.


a look at some of the pages.
I´ve included some paper pages for notes too.
Here´s little pocket with velvet flowers.


another little silk pocket
and a sweet little fabric image





look at these precious ladies
all dressed up for a trip to town...


This is how the pages looks from the side.
Lots of layers


the backcover with another sweet image


all tied with silk ribbon and a vintage buckle.

I had so much fun making this
so I just couldn´t wait to start on another little book.
More about that in a later post.

This little book will be in the shop
later today.

Wishing you all a wonderful day
and a Happy Valentines too.

Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Time for something else - Work in Progress

Hello sweet friends
I hope you all enjoy the weekend
despite the freezing cold weather.
at least it is over here....

I´ve sat the bearmaking aside for a few days.
I feel I have enough for the fair by now and felt the urge
to work on something else.


this is what´s on my work table at the moment.
The start of a little altered book.


I´m using the book cover from one of those old ones
I found last summer in sweden 


and have been able to work on a few pages today
using some of the good stuff



vintage lace pieces
sweet fabric images ect.


going to show you more as this little
book comes together.

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A little note about the follower stuff here in blog land.
As most of you know the Google Friends Connect
is no more supporting the non Google community as of March 1.
and some will know it´ll disappear from blogger at some time too.

So
to still be able to follow if you like
there´s a new follower tool over at the side bar.

All you have to do is sigh in and create your account.
It´s all free and very easy to use.
Just click 'follow me'
over at the "LINKY" tool

I do hope you will ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend
sweet friends

Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 4 February 2012

It´s beginning to look like something

Hello my sweet friends
It´s finally weekend again.
Hubby have been away on a weeks skiing in France
so I have been working all my spare time
in the studio on bears for Hugglets
and it´s beginning to look like something



17 little ones finished so far
so now I´m sure I´ll make it


there´s still a few weeks to go
so if I can manage a few more that´ll work



here´s a little peak of some of them.
I´ll have a proper preview on my website soon.


This little last one is only 3.5 inch.
I´ve named him Malley.
Don´t you think he looks handsome
with his little collar and tiny rusty bell.

I´m off to start on another one
before hubby arrives home late tonight.

Stay warm and have a wonderful saturday

Tina ♥♥♥