Friday, May 27, 2011

Match box swap with MAMA group.

My online art group had a match box swap. I haven't heard of this before, you take a large match box and make it beautiful with ribbon, lace, and all kinds of ephemera and pretty things. Then you fill it with goodies and swap with your partner. This is what I made for my partner Caroline, her favorite color is yellow so I did my best to yellow it up, with blue as the accent color.
I also made the baby box to go with it and filled it with vintage buttons. I should have taken more pictures but for some reason I didn't This is her blog and I think you will like what you see if you go there as she is quite an accomplished artist, and she has much better pictures than I have of what I sent her. You can also see what she sent me as she has posted it on her blog It was very imaginative, and I love the coaches.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Glamping at McIver park

Here you can see the bedroom area in the trailer I made that spread from old linens that were called cutters, they had bad spots and I used the good areas to make the coverlet.
This is our hospitality table. Our guest book, sweets for the guests and some of my cards with my blog and email addy.
There it is our Argosy all lit up with our twinkle lights. This was our second Glamp in the big trailer, it is so nice as it has a bathroom, an electric fridge, and other amenities that the Aristocrat doesn't have.
Fabulous,right, I found this a darling shop she has the cutest things I really love this piece and it just fits in the bedroom area of the trailer, I paid a bit more than I would normally pay but it looks soooooo good. Well that is our trip I added more pics on another post as blogger will only allow a few.

Glamping at McIver park part 2

Champagne and strawberries, yum.
I am so happy with the cushions and the curtains, the gal who did them is such a sweetie and she does a good job and is inexpensive as well.
close up of the day bed in the outdoor room. I got the pillows at a garage sale, down the street was another and I got the pink and blue green patch quilt, plus much more a good garage sale day.
Everyone just loved the outdoor room, it was a big hit. I actually read my magazines out there in the afternoon. Very comfy.
My vanity area, that darling lamp was at a junk store we went to and it is just perfect for the vanity area. These are just a few of the pictures of our trailer and the outdoor room.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Marie style bottle

These bottles seem to be the latest in the mixed media art world, so I had to give it a try. I gave mine the Marie treatment and added lace and flowers.
Love the ribbon berry on top of the bottle, more lace and ribbon for the ruffles. The lace is from my vintage stash.
You can see I threw in a bit of the French theme with the words Paris. I made the fuchsia's from hand dyed silk ribbon, the pink flowers are satin ribbon and the lace covering the bottle is also from my vintage stash. You can see this on my estsy shop if you are interested.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Camping time again

I can't believe it is camping time again. We had a dry run with the Argosy but in 2 weeks we are taking out the glamper. Above is a picture of our hospitality table at our last camp last year. We had 30 people sign our guest book. It was great fun.
The Glamper is a 1967 Aristocrat little and cute. This year we are camping close by and that is a good thing considering the price of gas. Also I was approached by a member of our group and asked if they could photograph the glamper. Well you know I said yes, as long as I didn't have to be in any of the pictures. I think it will be great fun to see what they do. Summer is upon us and we here in Oregon know you have to "make hay while the sun shines" TTFN