I've had these in my mind for weeks and weeks and it was so great because they literally came together in about two days since I'd already planned them out in my head. Analise had a similar experience this weekend that she'll hopefully share, too!
All of these goodies can be found in my etsy shoppe, Stitching a Dream, HERE.
This is a little sachet I hand-stitched with the words, "I have you in my heart." A tiny antique jointed bisque doll tucks into the pocket and the sachet itself (lightly rose-scented) fits perfectly in this sweet little cigar-style box on a bed of lace.
These are three Valentines-inspired fabric collages that are lovely as a set but are wonderful by themselves, too. I had so much fun using materials I love that I haven't had a chance to incorporate into art yet: vintage linen, tiny vintage bisque dolls, a vintage bottle I picked up in a Carmel antique store, vintage tatting and THE MOST incredible vintage lace I have ever seen. I'm hoarding it but I used just a few inches of it for one of the collages.
Each collage is in a frame that sits on its own little easel. James distressed each frame and easel for me! I love how they turned out. Everything looks more "orange" in most of these photos than it really is. I enjoy the late afternoon light, especially for more romantic pieces, but it can make things a bit more yellow/orange than they actually are. "Your heart is my home."