Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Design Team Reveal #2....just my colors!

Today is the Design Teams second reveal. It is always fun to see what each of us has created using the same elements. This months offerings came from  and was beautifully put together. Visit her shop- it is wonderful!
Beautifully packaged goodies!

There was alot packed into that little bag.
Getting started is the biggest challenge for me...the deciding "what to do"..."what to create"?  Well........I had to start somewhere, so, I pulled out the elements that spoke to me the loudest.  The paper leaves...the tea stained seam binding and ric rac trim...the pearl stick pin with a few wonderful pearl beads threaded on it...the stamen spray and a mop button. Then the mulling was over. I knew just what I wanted to do.

All those wonderful little bits belonged in a Black Box.

I pulled out some coordinating papers, and an old photo holder and added a bit of black velvet. Voila!
This carved coral focal piece has been waiting for home for a long time.
I designed this piece to hold a personal photo. The back opens easily to access the photo holder, so, you can replace my photo with yours. It has inspired me to add some similar styles to my shop. Why should'nt your cherished photographs be displayed as art? I think this will be the first piece in a new series of products for me. Thank you Sadie and Wild Heart for the inspiration.

I have one more "reveal". Kind of like a p.s. piece....created with the rest of the items in my package to make this lttle "Halloween"hanging


Reverse side. Looking at this should have "Happy Halloween" written on the back.

 I used most of what was left of my items. The book page became the ruffle. The paper flowers were folded then put together with the mop button for a center piece (I even used the cotton string to sew the button on). I dusted the pumpkin and the oval opening with the mica flakes.
Please take a moment to visit the other Artists reveal. Here are the links to their sites:

Stephanie- Cotton Candy Cottage
Sadie-Craftily Ever After
Ele-A Bit of Pink Heaven
Marilee-Marilee Jane Designs
Donna-Lovely Things Studio
Kathi-Out On a Whim Studio

Thank you Sadie from Lollishops

Please stop by and see the wonderful offerings Sadie has put together at 

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a wonderful day.
XO, Donna

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fruits of my labor of love

Just a quickie post to unveil a few pieces that came out of the last "Market Day" finds. ( I am feeling the itch to get back out there- it's been a whole two weeks!)

Mother of Pearl, Sterling and Marcasite gem, was easy to find a home for.

Love this Jet Spray!
Thanks for visiting. ( I said it was "just a quickie!). Working on the next Design Team Challenge due to reveal on Sunday...I'm a bit behind.... so till then, best to all.

Fondly, Donna

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Thrill of the Hunt

Today was "market day"! The weather was perfect and the pickins' amazing. I spent all my cash at the first two vendors...something I never do. Thankfully- I had a checkbook and an honest face.

Amazing brooches!

Lace, vintage trims and beautiful old button cards!
I really missed my "hunting and gathering" friends- Cynthia and Rebecca....but I did o.k. omo. Going solo is not as much fun, but, you do stay more focused. Did I say- it's not as much fun....
One of a dozen old cards I bought!

Some days you get really lucky. Like today. The thrill of the hunt! The joy in the find!

Thanks for visiting, XO Donna