Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vintage Inspired Dressforms by Isa Creations

I love all the magazines published by Stampington & Company.  I have  been lucky to have some of my work published in two of their publications, Haute Handbags and GreenCraft Magazines.  While I was reading their latest issue of Somerset Life (published by Stampington & Company), a creative call challenge caught my attention.

The challenge?  Inspired Ideas..So Sweet Tart Tins...what can you transform them into?   The most obvious was to create a pin cushion from the tiny tart tins but that idea had already been published.  I have many vintage tart tins and jell-o molds, so I brainstormed.  I love dress forms and vintage items I can upcycle.  Slowly, an idea took shape in the form of a dress-form pin cushion with the tart tins as the base.  This idea grew to include vintage thread spools and vintage linens.  

Here is my Inspired Idea:

Creating these little treasures was truly fun!  I love the idea of using all these vintage linens, some of which had holes or little stains, to a new life.  I purchased many of these linens at my local thrift store and estate sales.  These hand-embroidered linens created by women of previous generations is a lost art but with this project, I feel I can salvage some of their work.

I submitted a few to Somerset Life Magazine and plan on adding them to my Etsy store and have them available for my fall craft shows.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy 50th Birthday

My hubby turns 50 today!  I was hoping for a birthday party...a small one but all my husband wanted to do was spend the day in one of the nearby canyons (no party!).  He loves the outdoors.  We had a great time, enjoyed a picnic lunch and a walk on a trail at Lair O' The Bear Open Space Park this past Saturday.  

Last night I created a special 6 x 8 digital album for him for this birthday.  Highlights from our day at Bear Creek Canyon along with some special notes from our kids and myself letting him know how special he is to us.
Cover of the Digital Album

One of 15 digital pages I created for the gift album