Monday, January 25, 2010

one world one heart giveway

One World One Heart was created by
Lisa Swifka in 2007 as a way to
bring bloggers together from all over
the world. 
Last year over 900 bloggers
from 28 countries participated!
This year, I am very excited
to be taking part in this
exciting event!
I have three different giveaways to offer...

one of my collages made from
vintage fabrics and embellishments

 twelve bundles of fabric...
perfect for altered book or collages

 vintage hardware
and typewriter keys

the drawing will be held on February 15th.
winners will be chosen by random number generator.

all you have to do is leave a comment.
feel free to note which prize you would prefer and please
make sure that i have a way to contact you
either by email or blog link
 if you win!

thanks for stopping by to visit!
enjoy the OWOH ride!

Friday, January 22, 2010


frame built from repurposed barn wood
distressed and aged fabrics
vintage text and book covers
recycled printer's tray parts
brass printing plate numbers
quilt squares c. 1800s
antique mother of pearl buttons
vintage hardware and clock gears
fig twigs and white turquoise bead
beach rocks gathered
on the shores of Maine.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What could it be?

A few weeks ago,
 I received a lovely package in the mail from
my friend Nancy of All Pulped Out.
 It was quite a heartwarming surprise...just look at all the
wonderful goodies
she so generously sent to me!

all kinds of
fabulous text sheets...
vintage, chinese, german, music...

and loads of gorgeous
laces and vintage crochet pieces...

 I just can't believe all the beautiful things
she sent my way! She definitely knows what
 inspires my muse!
Thank you so much Nancy for such
a sweet surprise!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hope for Haiti

As you probably know,
Haiti was hit by a massive earthquake yesterday. 
In an effort to raise funds to help the people of Haiti,
Deryn of Something Sublime is
generously auctioning off this gorgeous
piece of jewelry she has created.
The proceeds will be donated to Hope For Haiti,
a non-profit charitable organization.
Please visit her blog for more information or to place a bid.
Bidding will end on Saturday, January 23rd.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Pulp Redux Update

Pulp Redux is an altered book collaboration between five artists.
You can read all about the project here.

 For the last month I have been working on Debrina's extraordinary and brilliantly crafted altered book titled "Through The Looking Glass." For a peek at her book click here. 

Deb has set the scene in her book through a journal entry written in January 1896 by Maude who is leaving London to meet her paramour, Damien. Her husband recently passed away and left Maude a substantial fortune. With this inheritance Maude has purchased herself an eyeglass (not considered a fashion accessory in her day) and is on her way to see the world with her not so secret lover now. Each of us will have a
chance to tell what Maude sees through her eye glass on her journey....

Keeping in mind Deb's love of tiny details, I have designed a page 
influenced by the end of the Victorian era and
dedicated to the passion of the lovers...

 the page is fairly thick with a few secrets

styled to resemble old luggage


inside reveals a removable calendar from the year 1896

she in all her glamour...

her locket...

with her secret inside...

Soon to follow...the flip side of the page
as the story continues...