Hello! I have been making a few things here and there lately, and just popped in to share. First up, I found this amazing gold and white journal at Home Goods a few weeks ago, and decided it would be just perfect for an idea journal. You know, an old style pinboard. A place where I can cut and paste ideas, write about my ideas, make lists, and overall keep my creative thoughts organized and all in one tangible place.
Here's a photo of the whole journal, and as you can see I couldn't just leave it bare. As lovely as those gold polka dots are, it needed just a bit more embellishment for an idea journal. However, since I plan to cary it with me, I just wanted something very simple and not too fussy or three dimensional. So I simply printed out an image that was shared in Romantic Homes years ago, (it was an image shared by Sandra Everston and was of a couple, but I only like the female part of the image) and glued it to my cover and gave her a bit of "blush". That was enough for me.
I also have been making a few special order paper doll kits. These particular kits were going with a sweet gal for a girl's creative getaway with members of her family. I LOVE that. I hope they enjoyed putting the kits together while spending that special time with eah other!
And because things have been pretty slow going around here as I recover I have been making collage sheets by the dozens.
A few collage sheets using my collection of vintage patterns. I just love all of those sweet images and have used so many of them in my projects over the years. There's several more too, if you would like to take a peek here.
And the other day I was playing around on PicMonkey and make this little "makers gonna make" print. You're more than welcome to save and print it to hang in your studio space if you would like. Just double click on the image, making it full sized and save to your computer. It prints nicely on 8.5"x11" paper. I printed mine on cardstock.
This darling Valentine was made for me, by the super sweet and talented Rachel. I was so touched to receive such a lovely surprise in the mail! Rachel creates the sweetest shabby style books as well and sells them in her etsy shop. I just love everything she makes!
What have you been making lately? Link me in the comments, I would love to see what you've been up to.