Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Preparations for a Party

I´m working on preparations for a Birthday Party
It´s actually my Birthday Party.

I had the big 5.0. birthday in January
January 1th in fact - and who wants to go to a party on January 1th
Not any I know - not me either
so I decided to have the party in March instead

I have to tell you this is a big deal for me,
being a very private person and a homebuddy, I´m not much for parties.
Last time I held a party was when I turned 30
I haven´t had a birthday party in 20 years
so you see.... this really is a big deal
and I´m kind of scared and close to regret too
as the party is getting closer - it´s on saturday - uurrggh :-)

I´m enjoying the preparations though
No one in my family reads here, so I´m going to show you
what I have been working on

these are for the name cards.
Little salt and pepper shakers - customized for every guest.
I´ve found some vintage images symbolising something personal
for each of my guest - something they like to do or have as a hobby.
I won´t tell anybody, so I´m excited to see if someone will notice

these pages are old magasin pages from a weekly Danish Magazin
called Ude og Hjemme. They are from 1879-1880.
I´m going to place them as place mates
under each plate - if the conversation goes slowly
we can always talk about what happened in 1880.

These are going to be next to every plate.
It´s the menu.
I´m going to have the food delivered so we - hubby and I,
don´t have to do all the cooking ourself. 
It´s a buffet - hopefully it´ll be good.
At least there´ll be great wine - we bought that :-)

closeup of the front

Here´s the menu inside.

The table cloth and napkins are cream collored
and I´m going to place all my silver candle holders
along the middle of the table with white candle in.

I hope it´s going to be a great looking table.
I hope the party will be a great one too.
Wish me luck and send some steady nerves my way.

Wishing you all a wonderful and calm day

Tina ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Teddy Bears Tea Party

Hello sweet friends

A little update on the bears

The Teddy Bears Tea Party
Online Show is approaching.

This is my preview bear Rosebud

She a sweet little 4 inch girl
sitting in her sweet little tea cup.

This is the only one I can show you
by now - you´ll have to visit when the show opens on
friday to see the rest.
I´ll have 5 bears available.

The preview is open though
and the voting for 'your favorite bear'
Pop over here and cast your vote.

The show opens on

Friday March 23
at 4m New York Time

Check out what time that is,
in your part of the world here.

I hope you´ll pop by
and enjoy all the wonderful bears
made exclusively for this show.

Have a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 16 March 2012

Making Little Books

Hello Friends
and Happy Friday
on this beautiful sunny day
as it is over here just now.

The last week I have been working on little altered books

Making experiments...
I have wanted for so long, so work more with books
and have decided this should be the year of books and bears
How does that sound - lol

some of these have lace pages - all decorated
some have paper pages - all ready for notes

This is the front cover of one with note pages.
The decoration is a vintage photo slide with a sweet
fabric photo behind. An old cufflinks and lots fabric and lace

you can see a peek of the pages here

experimenting with the binding too
I want to use different techniques with these
more about that in later posts

here´s another peek of a front cover
using a lid from an old rusty tin found at a flea

using some of the good stuff.
Lots of lace pieces
and some of my french fabric too

a look at the pages from the side

Stacking up in the corner of my table.
Some will be in the shop too.

I hope I´m not tiring you with my book stuff.

Wishing you all a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 11 March 2012

My Lampshade Project

Hello Sweet Friends
and happy Sunday.

It´s a beautiful sunny day
over here today
and spring is definitely on it´s way

I´ve finished my lampshade project

and here you have the result.
I think they did turn out quite pretty

Here´s the inside of one of them
with vintage lace and vintage bookpages.

on the outside
on this one - cheesecloth and pretty fabric photos

pretty little baskets - they are.
Wouldn´t they be cute for Easter

inside this one,
old book pages, a vintage doily
and a sweet cabinet card.

Or maybe with a nest and some tiny eggs
and even a little bird....

Here´s they are in full.
I´ve added some wire wrapped
in seambinding for hanger,
and a little crystal chandelier piece
at the bottom on the one to the left.

This is how they look like when hanged.

Pretty right.... :o)

I hope you´ll all have an awesome sunday

Tina ♥♥♥

Thursday, 8 March 2012

On My Work Table

This is how it looks like on my worktable at the moment


a totally mess of fabric and lace pieces

I´m working on a lampshade project.

You may remember all those vintage lampshades I came
across last summer at the flea

now I finally have some time to do something with them

Not quite sure where this takes me right now

but it sure is lots of fun.
I hope it´ll turn out to be something pretty.

Spring is just around the corner
I hope it is at your place too.
Wishing you all a very beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥ 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Back From London

Hi All

Sorry for my long absence.
I came back from a wonderful and very busy
show at Hugglets last sunday.
This week have been such a busy one too, so I haven´t had
a moment for an update over here.

The show in London went so very well
and it was quite busy too, so I didn´t get a change to take any photos.
You´ll have to do with this one
from a wonderful sunny saturday in Hyde Park

My friend Ginger over at Bearbits have some photos
from the show though, so if you´ll like to have a look,
she have a post showing my table too.
You can see it here.

Only a few bears came home with me.

This little one is Baxter
He´s made from a vintage well worn mohair.
He´s now available on my website

Baxter - 4.3 inch

And this sweet little blue bear  is Mervin.
He´s only 4 inch.
He can be purchased here.

Mervin - 4 inch

Thank you so much to everyone who visited
and made the show such a huge succes.
I can´t wait to come back to September for another one.

Wishing you all a wonderful sunday

Tina ♥♥♥