"where flowers bloom, so does hope." ~ Lady Bird Johnson. My entry for the Take a Word bloom challenge.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I really like this definition of Steampunk - "it is a retro-futuristic neo-Victorian sensibility that is being embraced by fiction, it is ornate and vibrant, and intricate - it believes that functional items can and should be beautiful" I created a magazine cover as my entry for the Three Muses steampunkerie challenge.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I was a little obsessed with sewing over the weekend, after I spent most of the weekend behind my sewing machine and eventually returned to my computer last night - no wonder this is what I came up with! The sewing label, spool cotton advertisement and scissor images are all from Graphic Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.
Friday, March 25, 2011
I love love love cupcakes, and think they taste even better when they look pretty! Therefore I made some cupcake wrappers, click here for the pdf. I'm off to bake some cupcakes . . . .enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
One of my favourite works of architecture - the tower was much criticised by the public when it was built, with many calling it an eyesore. Newspapers of the day were filled with angry letters from the arts community of Paris. My entry for Take a Word's architecture challenge.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
I have been dying to use this chic girl in a design, the postcard background and the girl image from Graphics Fairy. This little pillow box is ideal for a small gift. Have a happy weekend! Linking to Brag Monday
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I love words and especially learning new ones - did you know that a yaffle was an armful of dried or nearly dried salt fish - the amount that could be comfortably carried under one arm. It was also used as a verb, as in to take up an armful of fish. It also had a more general usage as a verb, referring to the work of spreading, gathering and piling fish. My entry for Three Muses fish challenge
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
During the 1820's wide-brimmed hats and hat-like bonnets with masses of feathers and ribbon trims were worn by fashionable ladies - my entry for the hats challenge over at Theme Thursday.
Monday, March 14, 2011
I only recently found this Victorian graphic of children ice skating on Karen's blog, so nice to discover a treasure like that - she posted it in 2008 - so cute! The postcard is also from Graphic's Fairy - linking to Brag Monday. Can't help but wonder . . . . are these two still holding hands?
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
. . . is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Therefore I consider myself a capable seamstress, having digitally sewn this dress with extreme attention to detail with time consuming, hand executed techniques from two different dresses ;-) The antique wire dress form, the background and the flowers are from the Graphics Fairy - linking to Brag Monday.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I have decided to give myself this flower for my birthday today ;-) - I am very proud that this magnificent flower also known as C is indigenous to South Africa and therefore not exotic to me, but regarded around the world as an exotic flower. My entry for the Take a Word exotic challenge.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I know it probably doesn't look that way, but this was one of those designs that took me nearly half a day to finish, due to all the detail cutting of the roses, but it was so worth it - I am so pleased with the result. The flourish is from a vintage music sheet cover - my entry for the flourish challenge at Theme Thursday.