Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

I had hoped to have my vintage inspired Valentines theme Putz houses ready for Old House Vintage Market in Loveland but that did not happen:(

However, I decided to create a village of Valentine Houses. They have been available at the Pink Attic Cat in Downtown Littleton.

Love using Tim Holtz Sizzix dies to create all these houses:

 

 

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Old house Vintage Market - Loveland 2017

Every year after Christmas I always feel creatively burned out. I find myself needing a break. Having had Vintage Whites Markets in January 2015 and 2016 in Loveland, taking a creative break is no longer an option. Creating new items for a market right after a Christmas continues to be a challenge. However, I do.

Although Vintage Whites Market moved venues and is now at the end of March (I will be a vendor) , Old House Vintage Market's first market this year was at Loveland and in mid January.

I have learned all I need is to find the right inspiration and my creative mojo comes back - thank goodness!

This year I wanted to expand by creating vintage inspired items for Valentine's Day. Ideas starting forming and I got back to work!

This is the result:

A tattered vintage quilt

Hand cut hearts

Aurifil 12 wt Red Thread to stitch around each tattered quilt heart

Vintage valentines, Adobe Photoshop Elements program, Iron on Paper

Transfer Vintage Valentine Iron on Paper images to white cotton fabric

Sew fabric vintage valentines to tattered quilt hearts

Add an eyelet and red and white twine

Result = One of a kind Fabric Vintage Valentines

Also created fabric and felt vintage valentine garlands:

Old House Vintage Market details:

This was a fantastic start to the new Market season for 2017!
Bernadette has created a very well attended market in a very short time. I am happy to have been a part of it since the first Old House Vintage Market in Golden - May 2016.
Old House Vintage Market organizer Bernadette and her team did an excellent job in organizing and promoting its market. She truly cares about all her vendors and market customers. Not only was it very successful but also fun. Loved taking photos with other vendors in the photo bus Friday evening. I am grateful to be a vendor at OHVM!
The next photos were taken by OHVM photographer and can be found at
Photos were taken before the market opened.
A rare photo of me at my booth - I'm usually behind the camera:)
After OHVM, sold out all the vintage inspired camper tea towels! I need to create more to restock but most likely will have them ready for the May Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove.
The following photos were taken by me before the market opened.
Almost sold out of these fabric valentines at OHVM. A few days later sold almost of what was left to a customer in Houston, TX. Customer found me on Instagram - IsaCreationsVintage.

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

November and December- All in one Post

This is probably the longest I have gone without blogging. The month of November and December are pretty much a blurr.

Between creating vintage inspired Christmas items, 3 holiday Markets- and spending time with family I did not find time to blog. However, I did many post on Isa Creations Vintage Instagram during the last 3 months.

The year began with creating vintage inspired Valentines for Old House Vintage Market in Loveland in mid January. It was a great market and nearly sold out on my tattered quilt vintage valentines. My next post will be highlights of Old House Vintage Market.

Currently I am working on a new collection of flour sack tea towels using tattered quilts and sewing illustration technique for Rebel Junk Market at the end of February- also in Loveland. More on that in another post.

The best way to update my blog is to share photos of the 3 Christmas Markets.

SUGAR PLUM BAZAAR

HORSESHOE HOLIDAY MARKET

RUE DE NOEL - A PARIS STREET MARKET

Once again, thank you to all my customers. I appreciate you purchasing handmade local items!

Sugar Plum Bazaar booth highlights:

My booth was at a corner- this allowed me to create a display wall on one side. So much fun with my friend Amy from Pink Attic Cat at the booth next to me at Sugar Plum Bazaar.

Horseshoe Holiday Market - the lightning for my booth at Horseshoe made my photos darker than I like. So, only have a few photos from this market.

Rue de Noel - A Paris Street Market in Castle Rock

Before Rue de Noel Market, I created many more camper (die from Papertrey Inc.) mini globes since my inventory was low after Sugar Plum Bazaar and Horseshoe Holiday Market.

Also created many Christmas vintage inspired Putz houses using several of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. These were all created for a Rue de Noel since I was not able to have these ready for the two prior holiday markets. I have to say I loved creating these paper houses and churches - a favorite of mine. Each year I challenge myself to create them a little different - and this year new dies became available making my my creative challenge easier.


My booth at Rue de Noel was my favorite of the season. It was also the biggest - 15 x 10 which allowed me to display more of my holiday inventory along with my year round inventory.

Another item created for Rue de Noel was the mini bottle brush trees with vintage thimble bases. I had a request for them at Sugar Plum Bazaar (I had these during 2016 - sold out). I had hoped to get them ready for 2017 holiday markets but it wasn't until Rue de Noel I was able to get them done.

Happy the large Martha Stewart inspired wreaths with the truly vintage Putz houses were sold to a repeat customer (and her sister in law). They both left happy.

During the holiday season, a sampling of Isa Creations vintage inspired Christmas was at the Pink Attic Cat in downtown Littleton.

Our family traditions continue with kids decorating sugar cookies and our family decorating a gingerbread house on Christmas Eve.

This is a long post with lots of photos but pretty much covers November and December 2017.