Friday, August 27, 2010

Vintage Hang Ups

Here's my contribution to The French Cupboard's Paperie Party...
I created a whole suitcase-full of these Vintage Hang Ups originally for a Street Festival this summer. Sadly we were rained out that day, but these make delightful last minute gifts. My friend who is a framer gave me a bunch of matt board scraps which I used as the base. Then, I found various vintage images (some are old family photos) to incorporate into the design. A little ribbons, lace, buttons and bows completed the assemblage. So much fun to create!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Simplify ...

It is the brainchild of my 19 old son ...
He writes:
Okay, I had this idea. I think that Christmas has become excessively materialistic. But, what if we don't buy any presents this year? What if all our gifts are homemade and second hand? What if the only gifts we will receive are homemade? Let's not buy anything more than usual this Christmas, and see it as a holiday to spend time with family.

I have hand-crafted some Christmas gifts for many years.
This year, however, I am going to try to exclusively participate in the
by creating handmade gifts and buying from garage sales, ReUse Centre and 2nd hand stores.
I will make one exception shopping in the ethnic food aisle of my grocery store
to find a few goodies for the ever-hungry college students on my list!

So I will simplify ~ use my creative DIM (Do it Myself) skills and
save a few bucks at the same time.
This should be fun!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Summer Fun 2010

Here's a look at what I've been enjoying this summer:
Nature ...
Art ...
Family ...

"And summer's lease hath all too short a date."