I am enjoying a lovely day of rain, pj's, coffee, and a Colin Firth Marathon, started with the Bridget Jones movies, moving onto Love Actually and will end with Pride and Prejudice. I may throw in Nanny Mcphee if I can figure out where :)
Today I wanted to share a vintage inspired wall hanging I did. Graphic 45's latest releases were the start of the inspiration but once I dug into my stash and came across my Grandmothers old doilies and doll clothes, I felt even more inspired. She not only was quite a crafty person and known for her hand sewn Barbie and Doll clothes she sold, but she had a reputation as a fashionista as well. Being a See's Candy Girl for over 40 years was a perfect fit for her, since their uniform was always so clean and elegant. Growing up, I never remember seeing her without driving gloves and some sort of pearls or dangling earrings. When she passed away, I adopted all of her old stolls, gloves, sewing baskets and many more suitcases of treasures. Below a few of my favorites from today's adventure into her lovely things, I will try to pull out more later.
Some of her Doilies, aren't they lovey? I can't make myself use them but I like looking at them :)
These were her felt elf's that she made every Christmas. I love the pattern on the far left, I wish you could see first hand how worn out it is :)
This is a look inside one of her sewing baskets, lots of layers to dive into. I see one of her dolls dresses on top, she loved pink :)
On to my wall hanging inspired by the treasures above, these Graphic 45 papers remind me of her hair on older pictures, especially a old flapper dress I remember seeing her in.
I mixed a few layers for this project, some of her vintage pattern paper was used, the doilies will have to wait :) I pleated the pattern paper with some lace and an image off of some Steampunk G45 paper and added an old floral pin that seemed to fit. I also added a few crystal clear vintage buttons, some paper flowers in the perfect hue and as many layers of the gorgeous G45 paper I could find that would fit.
Well that's about all for today. I hope regardless of whatever weather you are having or chores you are catching up on, you all have an enjoyable weekend and hopefully a day off for President's Day if you are here in the states.
See you soon!