Friday, October 29, 2010

Here is a handmade gorgeous gift set for that bride who loves ooh la la and has everything.

Feel like you are in a Paris Apartement with this beautiful handmade lavender sachets. The scent is heavenly and it will fill your room with pure delight adorned with a pearl and removable seam binding. Stamped with vintage french Script. Size: 5" X 3.5"
2 hand stamped tapered candles, design on both sides as pictured and adorned with pearls.
Hand Stamped Ceramice trinket dish, great place to set your wedding ring when going to bed or washing your hands.

I visited Paris France this summer and fell in love all over again, thus the inspiration.  I have listed this item in my Etsy Shop.

What do youthink!
ooh la la!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Natalie Claire Dressed up as Santa!

I saw this adorble santa outfit and thought it would look great on my 8 month old.  With her chubby cheeks I always say she looks like Santa so this outfit is very fitting for her.  This will be her very first Christams.

Every time I tried to take her picture she would close her eyes because she new the flash was coming.  If you look at the first picture her eyes are wide open but after that first one she new what was coming.  It was so adorable to watch.  Babys are so smart and catch on so quick. Want to get ready for christmas and all those adorable christams pictures, please check out all the new Christmas products from Anna Griffin!

Vintage Tags are all the Rage!

Vintage seems to be the popular word these days.  I never thought that I would be a vintage type of girl.  I always loved modern and new.  But as I mature I seem to like the classics and the tradional. Hence my love for vintage art.  I started making Vintage tags and gifts and I can not seem to get enough.  I had a blast shopping for vintage items to add to my creations like lace, fabrics and trim.  You can see how I added these to my creation here.  Please let me know what you think.  Here are some photos of what I have been up to.

My family and I were at the mall yesterday and we noticed that the Christams decorations were up already.  They seem to start earlier and earlier every year.  Well I also started early by creating some Christams Gift tags.  I added Mica Flakes to these tags. 

Mica is a group of natural rock forming minerals that is found in all three rock types.  You can see silvery mica minerals in your sidewalks.  The mineral flake off in thin transparent sheets that are generally flexible and brittle, but very durable.  Mica is also called "Vintage Mica Snow" and it was used on ornaments as snow dating back to the 1900s.  Mica flakes and it vintage old look make it as if the item adorned with it has been pasted down from generation. Find it on many of my Christmas tags and vintage tags in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Vintage Style Childrens ABC Altered Composition Book

I just created these childrens ABC composition books.  Reminded me of the olden days like Little House on the Prairie.  I included a place to write with chalk on the inside fron cover.  I just found out from my 8 year old that they do not have chalk boards in the class rooms anymore.  The teachers use white, dry eraser boards.  Wow, I never noticed.  She was laughing at me when I was suprised.  Well here I went back to the olden days and included a chalk board.  Please let me know what you think.  You can find these cute keep sakes in my Etsy Shop.
Every page is stamped with "ABC"
Back Inside cover is a place for child to write who book belongs to. "This Book Belongs to".

Friday, October 8, 2010

Customized Personal Vintage Style Gift Tags with a French Flair

Personalized items are the big craze.  Here I have created a vintage French style gift tag to add to gifts. This elegant tag will add class to any package.  Please check out the details in my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Muslin Baby Diaper with Tucked in Gift Tag!

What can you do with Muslin?  That is my new challenge for the week.  Well since I have a 8 month old baby I think baby baby baby a lot.  SO I came up with making a vintage, tea stained muslin clothe diaper with a tucked in gift tag.  These were so much fun to make.  Much more fun than changing 4 poopy diapers a day.  I also tried my hands at tea/coffee staining for a while and that was also a success.  I have listed my new creations in my Etsy shop.  Please let me know what you think.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Vintage Inspired Muslin Ribbon and Tags

I have decided to go vintage.  It seems to be the latest craze and I love it.  I spend almost 3 weeks in Europe this summer with my family and most of the time was in Paris, France.  We all love Fench and French style.  Boy do these French people know fashion.  So its only natural for me to be inspired by them.  The Vintage tags and Muslin ribbons I worked on this weekend and listed on Etsy was all French inspired.  I used French script, The Eifell Tower, fleur de lis and more.  One of our sight seeing spot in France was Versailles.  It was beautiful and very Elegant and VINTAGE.  Thus the inspiration.  I hope you enjoy the items I created and get a little inspiration yourself. Please let me know what you think?  Go to my Etsy Shop to see more of the Vintage items I created.

These are Muslin Tags that have been distress/tea stained