Hello and a beautiful Monday to you!
It was a gorgeous weekend here
although at one point it would snow..
then the sun would shine!
It was cool and breezy and perfect for
working long hours outside
raking, hauling rocks, planting and planning..
and trimming back a very large poplar tree.
I hope you had a good weekend.
Do you have spring fever?
And all of the hopes of dreams that
come with pouring over the seed catalogues...
and taking walk-abouts around the yards and gardens to
see what's coming up!
Today I wanted to share a little something that
I do with vintage patterns that I find
at the thrift shops.
I really like the warm color of the paper and
it just has that vintage look to it.
The pictures are so charming. If you like to
draw vintage clothing, these are perfect for
reference pictures to practice from.
You could even cut the pictures out
and make sweet vintage tags for gifts!
I think I might want to try that.
The patterns can also be used for mixed media
art for texture and filling for mailing packages.
I have used them in gift baskets and in place of
tissue paper in gift bags.
Do you like using them for something?
Here I used one for a simple, victorian-style gift wrap.
I tied it with some seam binding, thin ribbon and lace. And then I added a little angel charm with a tag that I had made.
You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving.
Are you a gift-giver? I am.
There are many kinds of gifts.
A listening ear
And then there are the ones that come in a package.
It's something that I can do to make someone
feel really special. They're a wonderful way
to express appreciation or to say I love you or
I'm thinking of you.
And I really enjoy dressing up the packages.
It seems to make them a little more personal.
Sometimes it can be simple.
Sometimes very fancy.
It depends on how much time I have.
Thank you so much for coming by.
Wishing you many good things for your week!