Monday, June 28, 2010

THE BIG EYED PEOPLE


When I was a little girl my Mom and Dad had a collection of prints by various artists. They were all of big eyed little girls. I think they were from the 60s and 70s. I know there was also prints of puppies and kitties. We didn't have those but I've seen them at yard sales and antique malls. I loved looking at them. I actually have one from my mom's house. She always said it reminded her of me. Anyway that's what inspired this little drawing collage on wood. I also used tissue paper and vintage sheet music.


Thought I'd throw in this little sweetheart from my studio.(just cause she's so cute)
Hugs,
             Jane

Friday, June 25, 2010

AROUND THE HOUSE WITH PHOTOSHOP


I went around the house and snapped a few shots of things that I thought I could have some fun with photoshop. Here's what I got. Definitely not a pro, but having lots of fun! Whatcha think?
Cheers,
            Jane


                 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

DRESS FORMS


I love decorating dress forms. From the little wire forms to the yummy vintage Wolf ones. I usually use mostly vintage fabrics and lace. My claim to fame with my friends and their daughters, and family is every time there is a Bridal shower I'm the go to girl. Could you please make me a dress form for the bride. It actually becomes quite an obsession for me. I can really get carried away with the details. My only problem is I always do it for free. Not that that's a problem but you girls know these vintage fabrics and laces can get hard to come by and also a little pricey. My friend JoAnnA of http://www.mosshill.blogs.com/ solders on these little wire dress forms and also teaches an online class for it too. They are really beautiful. Well that's about it.
Talk soon,
           Jane
                                                       

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tiny Rollerskates

I don't know when I found these little guys, but I've had them forever. The little wheels are delicate but strong. They just inspire me....I don't know why.


I also wanted to share a little sewing project I worked on. The vintage image was transferred onto muslin through my printer. I then used silver leaf with wonder under thanks to Pamela Huntington, and then embellished away.
Take care,                                     
Jane    

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trying to edit my where bloggers create post

Hello everyone, I recieved so many lovely comments from you all. I just wanted to say thank you, they have really touched my heart. I also have downloaded enlarged photos of my studio pics. I tried to edit my original post and started to make a disaster of it. I hope you all enjoy my studio in a little more detail.
Hugs,
Jane

   

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Gypsy Studio

This is so exciting!!! I'm so thrilled to be a part of such a fun event. Thank you Karen. Well here we go...... just can't get enough of these lovely vintage suitcases.They are fabulous for storing supplies and even better for bringing your goodies to workshops.
This is part of the Junker Banner I created for my studio. The banner is much prettier in person.  The view from my tableI love my studio. It is incredibly peaceful and it is the one space in my home that is truly mine. I spend hours painting, sewing, and making jewelry. I wouldn't have it any other way. I am grateful to my hub and the pixie for giving me the freedom to create whenever I want. (except for when I'm cooking your dinner cleaning the house etc..) only kidding....You guys are the best. I hope you all enjoy my studio!





Jane


Someone just left a comment saying my pics aren't clickable...I don't know why if anyone has any help that would be wonderful!




















































Friday, June 11, 2010

For the love of buttons




I just love buttons. Especially the antique steel ones. I got lucky this past weekend finding this card of some really beautiful ones. I was even late getting to the local flea. Sometimes you just never know if you're just gonna be in the right place at the right time. I've been busy working on a project for my studio.I'll give you a sneak peek tomorrow.


Jane