Sunday, February 21, 2016

4x6 Postcards for a Gallery Fundraiser

Hiya crafty peeps! The local gallery held a "Heart For The Arts" postcard fundraiser recently. I submitted 4 for the cause, and here they are!

Here are all the submissions arranged on the wall for the reception.

This was a fun project for me. All 4 of my postcards sold, which adds a little to the gallery bank account.

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a crafty day!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Patriot Altered Tin

Hi folks! It's about time I share a few new things with you. I've been working on more shadow boxes and such lately. This is "The Patriot".

The tin once held a big bar of fancy soap. It's about 5"x3"x2". Inside are some great vintage patriotic finds. The bunting is a sort of paper-y woven ribbon. I did the accordion fold and sewed the red section together, then fanned it out. The flag is an amazing piece, as is the piper. It's worth clicking on the above phote to get a closer look at the flag. The buttons are also old, and the tatting behind "Toledo For Me" once held a pearl instead of a message.

This wooden figure was found in a jumbled box of old lead soldiers at a toy store we frequent. He is perfectly battered and aged, don't you think?

This is one of 5 pieces I have in a local gallery right now. How cool is that?

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you're having a creative weekend!