Sunday, July 27, 2008

Getting Crafty...and more...

Have been feeling a little bit crafty lately..so..I created an item for my Etsy shop.

A cute Marie Antoinette/"Let them Eat Cake" themed collage on canvas.
It is available in my etsy shop if any of you are interested.
I hand colored the vintage looking images to add a bit of fun.

Then...I had been wanting to create a bird themed altered art creation on an old silver tray I had..for quite some time..after seeing one similar over at my friend Dawn's blog (The Feathered Nest)...but whereas the version I had seen on Dawn's site was mainly done in sepia tones and black and white toile look print..I wanted my version to have a little bit of sepia toning but with some color tossed in.
I am keeping this of course for the new house..because I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

Thanks Dawn for the idea!
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My daughter has been creating a specialty line of aprons..exclusive design that she created especially for a new website /blog called Napa Farmhouse 1885
The items showcased on this website/blog are all repurposed/upcycled items...or organic/green style items.
Anyhow..my daughter was asked to design a set of aprons for the website.Exclusive design for the site.
And..here's the kicker....she is only 17 years old!!
yes!! how exciting!...
and..even more exciting is that this website that she was asked to design for...has been noticed and added to "Sites we like to visit" by the folks over at....Martha Stewart's blog!!
So...this could all wind up being ..to borrow a phrase from Martha..."A Good Thing"!
I hope that this is a start of something really nice for my daughter.
She is an accomplished seamstress already at age 17 and it would be so nice for her to be able to make a living designing and having fun and loving what she does..and earning money for herself along the way.
We encouraged her several years ago..at age 15..to start her own etsy.com shop..and you can visit it here:
I'm so proud of my gal!
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That's all the news for now...
I hope that you all have a really nice evening.
Thanks for stopping by!
~The Garden Goose~

2 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Tina! I love it!!! I'm so glad that you liked the images and I love the ones that you used with the music cover...I'm glad you're keeping this one for your new house, it's just beautiful. How exciting for your daughter too...I know you're so very proud of her! Hope you have a great week!! xxoo, Dawn

napa farmhouse 1885 said...

thanks for the link!..we expect to have the aprons on our website this weekend. please sign up for our mailing list by visiting www.napafarmhouse1885.com or keep checking the blog..we will be doing a feature on the aprons soon..
best,
napa farmhouse 1885