Monday, July 27, 2009

Button Brooches

I have tons of buttons and I was inspired to make brooches with them. Large buttons work the best and I paired them with plastic belt loops for the base. I just added a brooch pin in the back and voila! Instant vintage fabulous for my coat.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Spread the Love

For the latest issue of Uppercase magazine (number 2!), I sent Janine a paper maché heart wrapped like a parcel with stamps and twine string. She was thrilled to receive it and it made her stressful day "much nicer". So now she has made my day by including it in the Postal Service page of the magazine.

Interesting tidbit behind my heart; I made this piece almost fifteen years ago and it was the first and last time I ever used paper maché. I am so happy it has finally found the perfect home.

One of the great many things about Uppercase magazine is that there is always a call to artists and writers to participate in each issue. Lots of fun stuff to do. Check it out!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saucer Heaven

A few weeks ago at the flea market, I was inquiring with a vendor if they had any single saucers to sell. Unknown to me at the time, a lady overheard my conversation and her ears perked up. She came over to me later to say that she had a huge collection of saucers which she was wishing to sell. Turns out that her mother, now 86, had collected saucers as a hobby for many years of her life. I bought her entire collection — a total of 480 saucers. I was on cloud nine!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Christmas in July

This past spring, I went through some things (um, I mean, lots of junk!) in my mom's basement. I found this really ratty box of old christmas ornaments. A label on the box states that they were 'Made in Japan'. They are probably not worth a dime but I can still see their beauty reflecting back to me.

And yes, you can see me in some of the ornaments!

Pretty Little Things

For awhile now I have been collecting vintage earrings at the flea market. I realize that turning them into magnets is not a new idea. But what an easy and quick way to transform them into something useful again. I think they are even more beautiful the second time around!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Brown Family

A few months ago, I finished making a shadowbox for my Aunt Marilyn. Her maiden name is Brown and she wanted to display the photographs of her family history. The images shown do not include the frame of the shadowbox.