Well seeing that I just received this beautiful cloche
for my recent birthday I decided to
assemble a vignette to
display in it!
I so loved these amazing soldered charms
created by Marie
that I had to share them with you one more time
in this vignette!
The silver plated spoon in the background
came from my friend Liz.
A silver plated embossed lid is the top of this
button jar and sits next to
a vintage photo of my mother dressed in the most
beautiful organza gown (just look at those sleeves!!!)
and that slim waist behind that huge bunch
of delicious flowers!
The roses I have dried from my garden.
Just wanted to share this parcel which arrived
from the U.K. last week.
It is the beautiful work of Liz
Yes that's Liz from LuLuLizinLaLaLand
(To me - Liz is the Queen of Tag making!!!)
Now how kind is this woman to send me such a lovely
collage and Yes, with those words, as
we really do love to spend time
chatting over the internet
(U.K. is oceans away from Australia!)
along with these other items -
some genuine ceramic frozen charlottes!
She also knows about my love affair with textures, exotic
Not to mention anything silver plated!!!!
How thoughtful and generous you are dear Liz
I thank you so much for your kindness in choosing and sending me
these gorgeous gifts
but more importantly for your friendship!
It is simply amazing when your friends know exactly what you love!
She really knows how to keep me busy (haha!)
This collage was a recent commission for
Carol from www.flightsoffancyboutique.com
Carol offers the most superb range of trims and embellishments,
ribbons, buttons, fabric, handmade paper, vintage laces, etc. for crazy patchworkers, stampers, crafters, scrap bookers etc.
Her range of materials is one of the most exciting
I have seen on the internet!
So go and check out her shop!
This is a very large multi-layered collage
using upholstery fabric, burlap, chiffon,
vintage laces, silks, buttons and baubles
all pieced together around the central theme
of a woman harvesting from a vintage book I own.
The pen and ink drawings are superb!
This is a smaller collage which went to live with Carol also
where I used an image of Maude Fealy
(quite a favourite of mine!).
She is definitely like a "Summer Rose"!
To all of you who drop in to say hello -
and leave me wonderful comments
I just want to say
"A big Thank you" -
I appreciate you so very much!