Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy 2014!

Wow - I really let the blog go in 2013! Got so busy with the new job, etc. that I've barely had time to create! But I will be back to blogging/creating in 2014! I may end up with a new blog/facebook/etsy - so please check back! My word for 2014?  ADVENTURE! I will start 2014 in a big way! Headed to Sydney, Australia for a month in February (for work) but will have time for some fun! Can't wait. If you are still reading this blog - and you have ideas for where I should go in Sydney, please let me know! I have never been there!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Time Goes By!

Wow - over a month since posting! I've been really busy at my (fairly new) job. I love it - very challenging. I've never worked for such a large corporation but it suits me fine, and I get to stay in my small little mountain town. So - my creative time has shrunk a bit - I have lots of ideas for projects so check back~  Lately, I have become obsessed with these adorable little figures from Robin Ridener at Baggaraggs! Aren't they just great? I bought these two, and I know I will soon add to the collection! Hope you all have a great Easter ~ It's going to be a warm, gorgeous day here tomorrow!

This is Asparagus - by Baggaraggs! (photo by Robin Ridener)
This is Vera Hottingham by Baggaraggs! (photo by Robin Ridener)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Warner Bros Costumes

A few months ago the owner of the antique store where I used to work went to an auction where she purchased a 'lot' of costumes from Warner Bros.!! There were so many shirts, petticoats, bodices, pantaloons, aprons, etc. I couldn't make up my mind on what to purchase! Most of the items looked to be from old 'westerns' and judging by the sizes (which were very, very tiny) I'm thinking they are very old! My pictures do not do them justice. I am dazzled by all the lace, trims and muslin.What a treasure! The waists are so small they don't fit on my size 8 mannequin!

yummy old muslin and lace
love the rusty-red of the tulle
layers and layers - I think there's at least 8... 
not in great shape but pretty! 
so many layers - this petticoat weighs about 10+ pounds! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

My Etsy store is now open!

It's been a long time in the making - but I have opened my Etsy store... I have little 'quilties' available right now, and I'll be adding some vintage items and other things as I get them photographed. This takes a bit more time than I thought! Please go here ~ jaimecollectionner ~  for a visit - I am trying to figure out how to get the sidebar link up and running as well!

Ooh la la! 
Grandma's Flower Garden

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Valentine Project!

I love Valentine's Day, and I especially love creating hearts! However, I seem to have started a bit late this year! I went to the local thrift store and found some wonderful white quilted pillow covers - king size - 2 for $3.50! Brought them home with a heart project in mind! Dyed one of them in the sink - a lovely shade of 'shabby', faded, red! Cut it into heart shapes, added a little vintage ribbon rosette I had, and here you go~

Found this 'embroidered' piece of fabric... lots of possibilities! 
One of the white quilted pillow covers (before)
Acollection of hearts I put in a basket! 
One of the pillow covers dyed - love this red! 
My studio helper - Asparagus! My new purchase from Baggaraggs! Love her dolls! 
The quilted heart - complete! 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I have chosen a WINNER for my Grow Your Blog giveaway! I did it the old-fashioned way, and the winner is Karen B of Elderberry Street! Karen, send me your address and I'll get it mailed out soon! Thank you all for visiting my blog - I'm still looking through each and every one of yours who participated in Grow Your Blog! So much inspiration! I have opened my Etsy store - it's a work-in-progress, so please check back! Here's the link ~ j'aime collectionner (I love to collect).

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Last Sign Ups for Giveaway!

I promised a giveaway today, January 26th, for Grow Your Blog Party! I will give you until midnight MST to leave a comment and announce the winner tomorrow! Thanks for visiting!