Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pretty Postcard

This antique postcard is from Graphics Fairy. I have added a scripture to it as best as I can, so you can print it out on card stock and send it to a friend! If you want a back to it, Graphics Fairy has a nice one on this post.
I have been trying to figure out a way to make the text print out clearly, so I have uploaded this file as a pdf for download.  Here is a link to it. It prints out in the middle of the page, unfortunately, but perhaps those who understand their printer better than I do can print 2 cards to a page to use the space better.

Here is a site on the history of postcards.

Enjoy!
p.s a little bit of gold or silver glitter applied to the dark spots of the rose and leaves would be nice, as that is what I think the original postcard had.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sunshine

Meet "Sunshine."
I do not usually name my clothing, but this dress was so cheerful, it inspired me to do so.
This is made from a "vintage" Simplicity pattern from the 1970's, for a wedding dress or bridesmaid's gown.
A friend found this pattern at a garage sale, and she knew I'd like it. She was amazingly right - as soon as I saw it, I was smitten! It is a sweet, lovely design, with cute sleeves, and lots of lace!
I am not fond of 1970's fashions in general; I do not know how many of you survived that decade. Polyester in thick and scratchy forms, fabric prints full of fungus, icky frogs and insects; colors of mud brown, algae green, atrocious unearthly orange and "harvest gold" (which is a rather muddied gold color with a greenish cast). Ugh. Ick. Yuck.
However, I have found out that some good fashions can come from the '70s, and that I can handle this yellow, which I am not calling harvest gold, but is the welcome color of sunshine now that our days are getting overcast.

And with the scraps, I squeezed out Sunshine II.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Adventures of Pincher

By Artist Charles Burton Barber.

The Order of the Bath

The Order of the Bath

Giclee Print
Barber, Charles...

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Do Not Quit


The Entangled Kite

The Entangled Kite Giclee Print Foster, Myles...Buy  at AllPosters.com


"When things go wrong as they sometimes will;

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;


When the funds are low, and the debts are high


And you want to smile, but have to sigh;


When care is pressing you down a bit-


Rest if you must, but do not quit.




Success is failure turned inside out;


The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;


And you can never tell how close you are


It may be near when it seems so far;


So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-


It's when things go wrong that you must not quit."
~ Unknown



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