Tuesday, April 28, 2009

news news news!

Ok, this is going to be a photo-heavy post! How can a girl have so much news from only two days?? Yesterday our power was out for almost the entire day (yes, that sucked!) so I missed out on a days worth of sharing. I wanted to start with this amazingly cute dress that I found at the flea market on Sunday.

Now, this dress was a VERY happy find. I loved the pink polka dot fabric and picked it up without even looking at it. I often cut up old clothing for the fabric. Anyways, got it home and thought... hmm this might fit me - and it did! I am not a small girl and cute vintage stuff never fits me, so this was a big score! and it was only $2! I also found a few pretty brooches:

Yesterday when the power was out I made a few things:

The first picture is a little collage made on recycled cardboard. I covered it in patterned paper, affixed the pink lace around the bottom, freehand cut the birdie out and attached with pop dots. Then I added some pearls and flowers :) just a little something to pass the time. The second two photos are of some pretty little ear studs - paper*cakes will soon start offering accessories! These are the first of the lot.. and you better bet I am keeping quite a few for myself!

This arrived in the mail for me yesterday:

From the ever lovely Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. Now I have one more craft to add to me E pile! hehe.. not that they are in a pile. Previously, Elizabeth sent me a very special embroidered heart, and a dutch girl pegdoll (because I am dutch!). She sent another pincushion to Chelsea Ann too. Please go read Elizabeth's blog - she posts great stories! And finally... a photo of a couple of notebooks that I recently picked up.

I'm SUCH a sucker for all things paper, especially notebooks! I love to make lists.. I just love writing on the unspoiled paper - lol :) The pink notebook is to make a little art journal about myself and my likes right now.. some self exploration. I don't know if can see the writing on the cover, but it reads "today I had a conversation with my true self. She asked me why I had abandoned her, why I had ignored all her constant advice. And then she reminded me of all the things I had forgotten. And never once did she say "I told you so".

That's all for now! xoxo


Amy Jaz said...

Love your little collage! I espcially like the blue polka dots- very lovely!

Laura said...

love that dress! and i'm thinking i will have to have those cute rosebud earrings! :)

sassypackrat said...

Love the dress! It's very cute on you! Can't wait to see your new accessories. Also that pin cusion is so precious! I saw Chelsea Ann's too and they are both so special!

Diane said...

Love the Dress, great color for you! I do know what you mean most Vintage clothing is so very tiny in size.
I just jump for joy when I find something that fits me!
And of course I LOVE E's Creations.
Hugs, Diane

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the collage and also the gift from Creative Breathing!

creative breathing said...

Love your bird collage! Love the pink polka dots. Love the pink jewlery stash. Love that you like your pincushion! Happy day all around! E

Ann Martin said...

How pretty - collage, brooches, dress, and your shower curtain too! Say, since you love all things paper AND indie music, come on over to see my blog post from yesterday - I think you'll like it as it's 'papercutting meets music video.'

apparentlyjessy said...

The dress does look lovely on you, what a great find! :)
I love the inscription on the journal too, very inspiring.

Holly said...

Cute! I really like the collage! The birdie reminds me of the Twitter bird! :P

Tiffany said...

I would not have been able to resist that dress or broaches! Adorable!

Euphoria said...

that dress totally rocks!! LOVE those little rose earings too!