flying my Stinson

flying my Stinson

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Christmas spirit

January journaling pages - actually did the background in October. The snowmen from a Christmas card were the spark for the spread; I thought they looked vintage and I began thinking about the comparison between Christmas past and present; especially how Christmas would have been during the Great Depression. I like the postcard from 1936 which really reflects a much simpler time inviting a niece to come for Christmas dinner.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Making 2012 ornaments

Windy, gloomy day - great day to stay at home and make some ornaments from glittery snowflakes from the craft store, vintage frozen charlottes and other vintage bits I've saved "little bisque bunny, baby Jesus, kneeling bisque girl. The hot glue gun is my new "go to" tool. I'll have to pick at least one ornament to keep; the others will be gifted to friends.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Some old favorites, the "scary" santa collection by the tinsel tree.
A new "musical" santa now perches on our piano. I try not to add any more santas, but this one spoke to me at the after christmas sales last year.
Another wreath which I took to my booth at So Jax Antiques. Lots of vintage ornaments in this one.

Getting ready for Christmas 2013

Okay - so I haven't posted anything for almost a year. No real reason, life has been good. Still flying, junking and creating but also spending lots of time with my sweet grandchildren. The last couple of days have been almost non-stop decorating. Each year I say "this will be my LAST year for doing this much!" but I do love it. Yesterday, I finally put together two wreaths from my stash of vintage ornaments. This one goes in our living room.

Friday, January 20, 2012


What is it with little girls and Tutus? My just 2 year old granddaughter loves to stay home all day in her jammies and tutus. I must admit I wouldn't mind having one myself just to twirl around the house all day!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

altered book pics

Some more pictures from the book I made for a gift.

altered book gift

I made another book using the Full Tilt Boogie open spine method taught by Mary Ann Moss. My brother and a friend plan to give this book as a gift to a friend/co-worker. It was both liberating and exciting to create book to be used by someone else but also a little difficult to send it on its way - but I have pictures!

Paper feathers

I haven't posted for a long time - Busy holidays, grand-daughter's 2nd birthday and winter somehow take priority. I did post the paper feathers I made and used in assemblages I made for gifts from vintage books, 1800s Spanish lace and cabinet cards. Somehow??? I deleted the post a few days later so here it is again.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

It feels like thanksgiving - the harvest is over and fields are bare; shots from deer hunters are heard; skies are grey; there's a definite chill is in the air. I feel like snuggling in for a long winter's nap!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

witch from the past

I found this picture of me in one of my favorite halloween costumes. I loved planning my halloween costume - usually from an array of vintage clothes in the old hump-backed trunk - it was easy to put together a credible costume. I remember being a gypsy dressed in a colorful skirt and off-the-shoulder blouse, a scarf wrapped around my head, and tons of costume jewelry. I couldn't wait for the halloween party at school where each class paraded around the "old" gym and were judged for the best costume. I don't think I ever won a prize but there were free handouts and cake walks and lots of fun.

Trick or treating was another thrill. Groups of trick or treaters freely roamed the whole small town - we'd dare each other to run up on porches where we knew we would not get treats and might even get yelled at. There were plenty of other houses to go to where we got lots of homemade and store-bought treats which of course we started eating and trading before we got home.