Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Wonderland Holiday Snippet Roll

I only participated in a couple of holiday swaps this year
but what wonderful swaps they were!
This is the snippet roll I made for my partner...

A big hug of gratitude to all the talented artisans
who swap in the
Vintage Dragonfly flickr group.
You certainly make my holidays happy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

It Isn't ALL About the Wrapping...

...but it counted in our
Vintage Christmas Embellishment Swap
that I hosted in my flickr group.
embellished picture frame ornament
handmade flower
handmade stickpin
all wrapped pretty
for my swap partner.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fun Estate Sale Finds

Just in time for holiday crafting!
 Aren't these vintage picks
kitschy and fun?
I've decided to share the find
and listed some in my

Sunday, November 23, 2014

White Christmas Button Book

What a fun swap this was
hosted by Laurie
It's a
White Christmas
Button Book Swap.
We were to make our partner a book of fabric, paper or both
and incorporate 30-50 buttons into the book.
I chose antique Christmas postcards as my pages...
This is the front cover
with a snowflake button enclosure.
(Clicking on all these pictures will give you much better detail.)
Buttons are incorporated everywhere...
These sweet Victorian girls are perfect button holders
and are a tri-fold on the inside front cover.
This wintry bird card is one of my favorites.
I embellished it with stickles and liquid pearls
and attached snowflake buttons
and frosty jingle bell trim.

I created a lace pouch for the back of the card
and made a vintage looking button card
to tuck inside.

The snow people, snowballs and flakes
are all buttons!
Another lace pouch
holds a handstamped cello envelope
loaded with holiday buttons.
Lots of lovely lace trims
adorn each page.
I hope my swap partner enjoys this.
Thank you Laurie for hosting such a wonderful
holiday swap!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's Holiday Swap Time!

(All snippet roll photos courtesy of Pinterest)
Sign ups open

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Autumn Fairy

a set of atc's for a swap.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Matchbox Heaven

I have sooooo much Halloween to share with you
but have been too busy the past couple of weeks
to take pictures and blog.
I will try to play catch up over the next 10 days.
Yes, 10 days until Halloween!
Can you believe it?
My partner Michele
loves nature themes so I incorporated
as many flowers, berries, leaves and feathers
a matchbox top could hold.
 I even managed to fit a
mini witches broom in there.
I truly enjoyed working with all the different elements
and beautiful fall colors.
This is the finished piece... 
 with lots of
Halloween treats tucked inside.
Michele created a special box
for me also.
She really captured my love of whimsy
with this glam skelly!
 The altered faux watch
in the foreground
is another cherished piece she
created for me.
I partnered with two Michelle's
this Halloween
and this is the sweetly spooky
box I received from
 And the box I made for her.
I covered it with cheese cloth and gesso,
then layered it with the
stretchy spider web stuff that you
find in stores this time of year.
I took a plain white mask and covered it with
white mica flakes
then embellished away!
If you'd like to see more Halloween matchboxes
feel free to browse around our swap group
photo album
Be back soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Masked Beauties

Isn't this the best theme for an atc swap?
Kimberly at
is our hostess.
I wasn't able to capture all the detail...
liquid pearl accents, black glitter tulle
but she really is a Halloween beauty.
In honor of Kimberly's swap
here are some masked images for you to enjoy...

as we celebrate another

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Halloween ATC's...More Vintage Image Freebies

Just can't stop swapping!!!
Certainly not during this season...

And because it's another
here's some vintage postcard freebies for you!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ATC's and Twinchies and Freebies, Oh My!

I'm participating in three (so far!)
Halloween atc swaps this season.
I'll share what I've come up with so far.
 This very vintage and beautiful witch
has her dance card in hand,
ready for the Halloween ball.
I adore the vintage German calendar background.
I have a wonderful set of these calendars
that I purchased from Valerie at
 Isn't she a sweetie?
I'm sorry but in my book, wings and pointy hats never go out of style.
I wish this one photographed better.
It really has a lot of pretty detail that I wasn't
able to capture.
      (Opening the pictures by clicking on them does help though.)  
I'm not hosting an atc swap this Halloween
but we are doing twinchies over in my
I can't end a hump day post
without leaving
a few image freebies for you.

Until next time....