- A couple months ago I made a few items (a hand embroidered table cloth and a necklace) to send in a birthday package my mom was preparing for a family friend. I had recently been purging and organizing craft supplies, and I also finished another project, my reticule from a class at a Jane Austen festival like 5 years ago, but I will probably figure out some way to rework it into something else, a quilt maybe because I would not use the reticule (or maybe I could offer it in a giveaway for another blogger’s regency blog event although I haven’t seen any for a while).More recently I completed these pages from my art journal. I kept putting off the painting, so I ended up doing a stylized type painting and I’m pretty happy with it. I got a watercolor paper journal, so I could use a variety of mediums without worrying about bleeding. And the ring binder allows for adding thickness. I know this is juvenile; I want to improve my efforts, but I need to start and not procrastinate until I’ve attained perfection (lol).
I bought clothes pins a couple months ago and then in a crafting mood made these.
I bought a little something I had been eyeing for a while in this store (I wanted to buy tons more jewelry, but I was good, at least temporarily) to wear in my hair for my brother’s wedding.
Again, my horrid photography does not do the subject justice. Here is the store photo. Also, the hairpins came in such darling little bags.
- I won a customized locket from Origami Owl a few years ago. I knocked the back out when trying to add a too wide charm. I need to find out how to fix it.My ten commandment bookmark from childhood.Books from Hobby Lobby to make this necklace or one similar. Except I do not want all the colors together, and I want to cover the gold on some of the books with silver and perhaps add a little more detail to the books.The book necklace I made. I have not really worn it; I think I need a longer chain.Resin earrings from Chicago years ago. I ended up loving them when I was hesitant at first.Sterling silver charms from a fun antique shop nearish us. There is always a nice pile of all sorts of random charms. The little Bible has the Lord’s Prayer in teeny-tiny print in it.Some jewelry from nature.Pewter from Williamsburg and glass beads from an art fair.Another art fair gem.I just love fairy-tale and whimsical jewelry and want to meticulously curate a collection for myself.
I mentioned in a previous post that I ordered a vintage pattern.Here is the pattern sleeve. I cannot find a date, but the ebay listed stated 1940’s. All the pieces are pre-cut, yay! The pattern is just one (too small) size, but I think I can enlarge it fairly easily.Look at those neckline and waistline details!I bought these 1960’s sterling silver earrings on etsy. They are so elegant. I think I want to wait until I have the proper new outfit with which to wear them. I will also try to polish them with baking soda.