Monday, September 13, 2010

Altered Couture Magazine "Tulling Around" Challenge


Below is my BEFORE photo

Tulling Around Altered Couture Magazine Thrifty Ensembles Project

Well it's been a while since I last posted anything on my blog. I have been so busy starting a new business and working on so many projects. I waited until the last minute to submit this project to "Altered Couture" magazine and it cost me an unbelievable amount to ship, in fact it seems like UPS might have charged me the cost of a plane ticket for this package to arrive before the deadline of September 15, 2010. Well I guess that's what I get for not shipping it earlier. Anyway this was a fun project!

I purchased this gray vintage coat at my local thrift store for $10 along with a bag of sewing items including fabric, lace, tulle, trim and tons of other stuff for $7.00. They sold me the bag of sewing stuff so cheap because it was all tangled into one big mess and something red had spilled in the bag. I took it home cleaned everything and hung the coat up in my art room not knowing what I was going to do with it. Then I read about this Challenge in the May, June, July 2010 Altered Couture Magazine. I was so excited that I took the coat off of the rack and got to work designing, sewing, twisting, scrunching and tying. This is the first time I have ever submitted anything to a magazine and I sure would like to have my work published some day.

Sylvia Cruz Smith :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Vintage Vacation Swap 2010
















Here are some photos of the beautiful things I received from My Swap Partner Marti in the Vintage Vacation Swap. This is the first time I have ever participated in a swap and I truly thank Marti for thoughfulness. She picked the perfect items and I loved everything!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bloggerette Sorority Project











My Bloggerette Sorority Project using this lovely photo.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Decorated Paint Can













I have had this paint can just sitting in my art room filled with treasured junk. It needed some life so I decorated it using lace, ribbon, ephemera, glitter glue, and vintage sheet music. I guess I should have taken a before picture but as usual I forgot. The cute little postcard, cupcakes with roses, rose cutouts, Marie Antoinette card and some of the lace, I received in my gift pack from Cassi of Cassi's Creations at the Petticoats and Parasols Workshop/Art Event. She has the cutest stuff for sale and is so talented!

Candy Dish Pin Cushion















This is one of my lastest creations. A Pin cushion that I made out of an old candy dish.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Camera Case & Cosmetic Box draped in Pearls


This is an old Camera Case that I bought at the thrift store for $2.00










This is a an old Cosmetic Case that was pretty beat up.

Book Cover Collages






Here are a some Collages that I made earlier this year. I used old book covers, pink roses, old sheet music, stamps, scrapbook paper glitter glue, round metal edge tags, vintage paper dolls, vintage advertisements, maps, thin wooden sheets, canister lid, vintage buttons and other little items.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Things I bought at the Thrift Store



I shop regularly at this small thrift shop with wonderful things. Here are some of the items I purchase.

Future Vintage Things

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Southern Belle Dress


Here is the beautiful dress that I purchased on Ebay. What a wonderful time I had in this dress at the Petticoats and Parasols Art Event in April. I thank the wonderful Ebay Seller that I purchased it from Dee from FiddleDeeDee Mercantile. If you need a dress look her up on Ebay she has many beautiful dresses!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Natalie's Wedding Flower Arrangement


I made this for my friends daughters wedding.

Teacher Gifts



These are the gifts that I made for our little Braden's teachers. These teachers are very speacial to us and I wanted to make them something special.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Art Studio

This is where I work.

This is my grandson.. He couldn't resist the Parasol I made.





Southern Belle Hat









Petticoast and Parasols Gifts

This is the cute little paper doll that I received. - Made by Bryanna. She was wrapped so beautifully that I did not want to unwrap her.
This is the notebook Heidi made for me and did it come in handy. I am using it for all of my Art Notes.