Saturday, August 4, 2007

A New Arrival!

I am so excited to show you what I've been up to! Remember those vintage cards I was getting up the nerve to cut up and use? Well I finally took hold of my scissors and just WENT FOR IT! And I am so pleased with the result!

So without further ado, I present to you, the new arrivals!

~Keepsake Box~
This sweetest of vintage glove boxes has been transformed into a sweet-as-can-be keepsake box for Baby. Box lid features vintage a baby card, lovely roses and vintage crocheted
tatting and lace. The box ties closed with a cream satin ribbon but when it is untied, it opens to reveal more sweet treasures! Charming "baby powder shaker," unused vintage baby card and sweetly-decopauged mini-hatbox are tucked inside. The tiny hatbox has been decopauged with images from another vintage baby card....SOOOOO sweet!

The Keepsake Box is listed in my etsy shoppe...hurry on over, as it is a One-of-a-kind treasure!

"Little Traveler"

"Welcome, Little Traveler...

You've had a long journey,

but now you're here to stay.

You'll find you're the monarch

Of all you survey!"

Sweetest little suitcase has been decopauged with vintage card images and poem...perfect for display in baby's nursery or even for taking baby's "going-home" clothes to the hospital in! Inside you'll find three wooden "tags" with vintage card images decopauged to them and tied together with tulle. Also included is a sweet "Sleeping Baby" placque, also made from a vintage card decopauged on wood.

~"She's My Doll" Fabric Book~
One of my favorite things to make these days are these "altered art" fabric books...I get to incorporate all my favorite things: embroidery, vintage images printed on fabric, ephemera, beautiful fabric and more! This is one of my favorite books to date - "She's My Doll." Gorgeous quilted fabric makes up the cover of this book and a stunning vintage image of a girl and her doll is the centerpiece. She is hand-embroidered to a piece of lovely rose barkcloth and trimmed in vintage hand-tatted lace. SEW SWEET!
The inside pages all feature pockets for storing cards, letters, photos and the like and each page is unique. I will take more photos of the inside pages, as well as all the treasures that will be included with this book. I'll be selling this on eBay a week from now, so watch my auctions there for this one-of-a-kind treasure!

Here's an example of the "pages" of this book. This is page 1 and it has two large pockets and some vintage cards, as well as an appliqued barkcloth heart filled with dried French lavender! There are 6 pages total in this book, so stay tuned for more photos in the next few days!


Jennifer said...

OOOHHHH HOW DARLING!!!! Cheryl, this is to die for PRECIOUS!!!! Tooooo SWEET for words!!! Fabulous job sweets! ;)


Cheryl said...

Oh thank you, Jenn!!! hugs, cheryl:)

Karin (creativechaos) said...

LOVE it! That suitcase is adorable! What a wonderful heirloom keepsake....Beautiful work Cheryl!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The vintage cards are just the sweetest and the things you made~ adorable~ Great work!

The Rose Room said...

How beautiful and how clever you are and how brave to cut the cards up. But beautifully remade retaining their vintage-ness!
Take Care

ArtsyMama said...

Oh my goodness...look at you. What AMAZING art you made with your adorable cards. You've been a busy girl. I absolutely adore it all!!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh thank you, everyone! Such sweet comments...makes my day! :) hugs, cheryl

Cathy Louise said...

so, so pretty... what lovely work you do....
Take care

Cheryl said...

oh thank you, Sweet Cathy! :) Have a lovely day! hugs, cheryl

Natasha Burns said...

What a beautiful range of things Cheryl! You are just so creative thinking up all these gorgeous unique things!

Jules said...

Oh these are the sweetest things ever i am so totally glad you hacked away,now people can see the bin or on these delightfull things where they can be seen everyday/You are such a thoughtfull creator i can see of children and crafts both.
I love visiting here its good for the soul.