Sunday, 31 July 2011

Full Tilt Boogie

I first read about this over at
my long time blogging friend Alisa

She had made this beautiful journal
from a vintage celluloid photoalbum.
and when I saw it, I so wanted to make one too.

Knowing that I didn´t really had the time by now
I put it aside in my head for something I had to put on my
'to do list'

and then I went back to have a look again and again...
It keept coming back to me - the thoughts about
making a journal totally different from what I
normally work with.
This is all about paper and with lots of colors too

so I started to read about the workshop over at Mary Anns
still knowing I didn´t had the time

I could start on gathering suppliers, couldn´t I
that wouldn´t harm - and so I did.
It´s not easy to get the real good stuff over her, so I had to
order online.

The vintage celluloid albums was out of my reach.
I could find some at reasonable prices online
but the shipping costs were even more than the album price
so that was out of the question - and mind you, I wasn´t going to make one
I didn´t had the time.....

and you have probably guess it by now
I signed up for the workshop - ofcourse I did
I HAD to

so I found some awesome bookcovers in my studio
to use for the album
and have finished my first journal

Haven´t worked on any of the pages yet.

That´ll have to wait until later,
but I really enjoyed the process.

Here´s a close up of some of the pages
just prepared a bit - ready to work on 

using all kinds of different papers
for the pages and different sizes too

and here´s how my journal looks like
on the front cover

I´m so glad I did this
Thank you Alisa

wanna make one too?
check out Mary Anns workshop

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Some Recent Finds

Hi All

I´m still up to my ears in bearmaking working hard to be ready
for the fall show in London

but wanted to show you
a few recent finds I got
a few weeks ago at the flea

A few books with pretty covers.
The red one is an old flower dictionary
about chrysanthemums

Here´s a closer look inside.
Filled with pretty illustrations.
Not sure I´ll pull this apart though

a bag filled with cross stich fabric

two pretty vintage purses

a tea sieve (not sure this is the right word)
and an awesome old grater
all ready to alter.


I really AM working on bears and to prove it
here´s a little preview
of two little ones ready
for the fair

back to work

Wishing you all a wonderful sunday
Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

And the Winner is...

Hello my sweet friends
Today is the day for the drawing.

Thank you SO much to all of you
who left a comment and entered my giveaway
and also a big welcome to my new followers.


The winner of the pouch is

No 29

Congratulations Robin

and because so many of you visited
and because I have so much fun doing giveaways
I have decided to draw 2 more names

The winners for a tiny little
extra something from me is:

No 38

No 45

So Ladies

Please send me your mailing address
so I can have your wins in the mail.

My email address is in my profil
in the right hand sidebar.

Wishing you all a beautiful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 15 July 2011

Where Bloggers Create

and welcome to my humble studio

 This is how it looks like through the door.
I have to tell you , this is a VERY little studio.
About 6 x 13 feet - that´s all

My work table is in front of the window
with lots of light

On the left side of my work table
is the only free wall space I have
so this is my inspiration wall.
Filled with beautiful creations from special friends
and some of my own creations waiting
to travel out in the world.

On the right side of my worktable
is my cabinet
holding finished creations
and my little collection of Collectible Bears.

Old books
coin purses
and cupcake molds on my table

Heres´a look at the other end of my studio.
See - no wall space.

I have to use all the storage space I can get
to have room for everything.

Lets have a closer look
at some of the shelves.

Old cigar and tin boxes.
Ready to be altered

Old books to use in my creations

Here´s a little collection of what I love
A few bears from my collction
Old cabinet cards
Vintage molds and lace

Vintage music sheets
Burlap, twine

Love creative books and magazines
and have tons of them

grain sacks
and a pretty french box filled with lace

More lace
If you have visited over here before
you´re not surpriced by now - right...

Glass jars with pretty stuff.
lace, vintage buttons, wooden spools

Here were a few more shelves with
linen and lace.


I´m working on bears right now
so here´s a little bunch sitting on my
worktable all ready waiting for more fiends to join
before the show in London in September.

This is how it looks like at my place.
I hope you have enjoyed the little tour.

Linking up with
Where Bloggers Create
over at

Thank you so much for visiting
and remember
there´s still time to sign up for my giveaway.
Link in the left hand sidebar.

Wishing you all a great party
and a beautiful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Recent Finds

Hello Sweet Friends

I´m still very busy with the bears
but just had to show you what I found
at the flea market a few weeks ago

a bunch of beautiful old linen napkins with embroidered monogram

lace and doilies, an old toast rack and the most
awesome vintage french chocolate molds

and this
a well worn old photo album
I got it for almost nothing.
The lady selling this had a booth with used brand cloths
shoes and bags, and a little table with glass and transferware
and among that I spotted this.
I´m sure she had no idea what it was worth

here´s a look inside

all filled with cabinet cards

How amazing is that.
The scoop of the day.

Got some great stuff today too
but that will have to way to another post.

Remember there´s still time
to sign up for my giveaway
Link in the left hand sidebar.

Wishing you all
a wonderful sunday
Tina ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Dress Creations

Remember the sweet baby dresses I found
a few weeks ago at the flea market?

I have had fun altering a few of them

using some of the good stuff.
Pretty silk ribbon
and one of the newly found bells too

vintage doilies
and sweet images

vintage lace
an old book page
and more silk

I had a few drift wood pieces and used those
as hanger with some wire too
and here´s how they look now

I think they turned out quite pretty

they will be in the shop soon.

Linking up with
White Wednesday
over at

Have a beautiful day
my sweet friends and followers
Tina ♥♥♥