Sunday, August 22, 2010

Antique Sewing...

This sewing machine belonged to my great aunt, and is now one of my favorite things. Every now and then I love to go through the little treasures she passed on. Its great that this machine is still in perfect working order too!

Love this little tool box that came with the machine... unique.

These are just a few of the buttons she collected. Waiste not want not!

Luv the glass ones!

McCall's "Doll Special Box-Pleated Dress"

Above: The doll pattern is by McCalls called "Doll Special (16-inch) Box-Pleated Dress"
Patented April 21, 1908.

Costumakers " Buttons That Are More Than Buttons"

Found this crazy little booklet hidden in with all her buttons...
its by Lidz Brothers, Inc (couldnt find the year for this one). I totally laughed when I read the front says " Your entire wardrobe can pass the P.T. test with Costumakers."
P.T. standing for Professionaly Trimmed. How cute and funny is that!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Scrapbooked" Magnet Board

It started out as a plain wooden frame... not wanting to stain it and have to wait to decorate, I applied a brown ink pad to it to create the finish. It turned out great and only took minutes to get the desired affect I was looking for. Scrapbook papers in different animal prints and co-ordinating colors were inked around the edges and modge podged in place. Once that dried I sprayed it with a clear acid-free finishing spray (paper and ink friendly) and added some metalic accents around the frame to add some flair. Used the same technique on the magnets so they would match.
This was made for my daughter as a surprise.... so, I hope she likes it!
Her livingroom is themed with browns, blacks, animal prints and natural colors with a touch of burnt red/burgundy.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Removing Mom's Pool

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

New book to be released August 31, 2010! This is a companion to The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra of my absolute favorites!

Read it, started it the minute it came in the mail....great read cant wait for the next one!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Water Bottle Holder (Crochet)

Since Ive taken up walking and riding my bike this year this worked out great. I hate to carry things around!
The pattern was found on as a free download by Patti Gonsalves called Hydrate!