Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stick Pins and Hatpins.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Beautiful Mess!

My hubby and I have been the messiest and laziest we have ever been in our lives but we have a great exscuse, I promise! Take a peek at the video below and you'll understand why. :)

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Welcome Laura!

Hello Laura and thank you for the lovely comments about The Vintage Vignette! I very much appreciate reader feedback and I was glad to gather the info about the mini album closure technique for you.

However, I can't take credit for the technique because I learned it from the fabulous "Weezie" from Youtube. I deviated from her technique just a wee bit by using a hitch fastener instead of a button and looped and knotted my hair tie from the inside back cover first.

Looped and knotted band inserted from the inside back cover through to the back cover. (photo above).

View of the hair band from the back cover (photo above).

View of the cover with the hair band pulled from the back cover and
wrapped around the hitch fastener on the front cover.

So that you have a choice of both techniques check out Weezie's tutorial below. I hope this helps you to finish out your first mini in grand style!

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Victorian Journal.

I've found myself in desperate need of some serious stress relief so I have been spending more time than usual in my craft room. You can tell by my projects how I am feeling. The more intricate and detailed the project, the more stressed out I really!

My craft room is a place for me to escape from everything and I'm sure I'm not the alone in this. As soon as I open the door to it and step one foot inside, everyone who is inevitably trailing behind me is banished to the other side of the door. My pug dog who snorts and chews her nails is given the 'ol' heave ho! My cat who insists on laying across all papers and projects in progress is ushered out to the hallway immediately and even my well intentioned hubby is relegated to very brief visits while I am inside.

As I create I listen to old radio programs on my computer. Currently I am listening to all the old Dragnet episodes. When my my mother calls she teases me and wants to know what kind of 36 year old listens to Dragnet! I reply with "Its my space and my rules!" With that said here is another project just completed during my last stint of "Me Time" in my craft room.

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