Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Black and White Photos

It's my favorite wall with some of my favorite people. Faces watching over me in my office.


Black and white pictures make a statement when grouped together, and yes, that is me in the lower left hand corner. 

Blessings,
Ele

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sewing Pattern Paper Flower

The sound of the sewing maching, the feel of fabric, and the texture and transparancy of pattern papper. It's part of me. Imprinted upon me as a baby, I'm sure. Listening to my mother's sewing machine,(and my grandmother's), all while being wrapped up in a quilt sitting in a rocking chair. Simultaneously rocking, watching, and listening. Comfort.

It's no wonder that I love to sew, and I love vintage patterns. I use them in my collage pieces, and recently spied a lovely flower made of pattern paper at Vines Vintage; a store in Fort Collins Colorado.


It was a steal, and it has gracefully become a belt for the 
mannequin. 
 
 
 
How cute  would these flowers look as part of the decor in a vintage style wedding? I visualize them used on banners, candle holders, etc. The uses are endless. 

Repurposed and recycled into something lovely, and for me, lets me reflect a little on my past. 
 
Hope you enjoy.......
Happy Creating,
Ele

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 http://www.lisaleonardoonline.com           http://www.boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
 http://www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com     http://www.thecreativegirl.com
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dress Form & Broach Bouquet

Dress Form + Rhinestones + Hydrangea Flowers = Major Swoon




 



ENJOY! 
Planning to show you a Pearl inspired Bouquet Next! 
Jewelry available on my side bar!

Linking to Mondays: Keeping It Simple Crafts     Etsy Cottage Style     Craft O Maniac    Boogie Board Cottage Blogspot
 It's So Very Cheri  DIY Home Sweet Home  The Girl Creative    Sew Can Do    This Gal Cooks    Keeping It Simple Crafts
Sumo's Sweet Stuff   I Should Be Mopping The Floor 


Have a beautiful weekend,
Ele




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Baby Girl Mixed Media Ornament

The baby girl ornament I created was for a four month old named Olivia.  

2012 was year she was born and experienced her first Christmas. Again, I used mixed media; ephemera from an old Dick and Jane book, an O positioned in a charm for Olivia, rhinestones, glitter,  pretty papers, and more charms all for princess Olivia.

 
Blessings,
Ele