Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Things

Welcome to my blog :)
As well as my new blog 'Charlie and Grace', here are some other new things I’ve been making this week.

As part of my ‘Retro Ladies’, I’ve made these little brooches and rings. I love flipping through vintage women’s magazines and going back in time, having a laugh and finding little treasures! I found some particularly tiny treasures and decided to put them on rings ... while these are essentially paper rings, and not very practical, the images are fun!

This brooch is a pretty 60s lady. I used a page from an old novel and highlighted the words "I was thinking" - I think it suits her picture, don't you?!

As I'm hoping to sell these brooches and rings, either in my etsy shop or at local markets, I decided to make myself a brooch too. I used this gorgeous scrap of fabric - she's such a 1950s sweetie, reminds me of my mum as a little girl with curls :)

The magazines I use for my collage work are usually damaged with ripped covers or water-stained so I don’t feel so bad cutting them up. I do have a small stash of magazines in better condition that I keep away from the scissors (some even have the original sewing patterns still included … and one of these days I’d love to give one a go!).

6 comments:

Bec said...

Woo hoo, I'm your first poster :P Welcome to Blogland. So glad you're here. The rings look great, and I really love that brooch!! Cheers, Bec

Hot Fudge said...

Hi Ali

Congratulations on your blog; just be careful it doesn't take over your life. I love your remarks on the old magazines - your vintage is my youth! By the way, I love what you are doing with them.

Regards

Robyn

Twinkle Star Art said...

Great stuff Ali!!!
Congrats on your blog it looks fantastic.
Cheers, Amanda

Hey Harriet said...

Congrats on your new blog. Looks great! As do your retro sweeties!

rubyredstudios said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh Ali my vintage lovin soul siterette, welcome to blogland. We seem to be on some parralell retro universal wave discovering ways to repurpose all that is quirky and you do it sooo beautifully. Love the little girl pic - so sweet. Looking forward to more blogging x x
xh

Shadows of the goddess designs said...

very nice work I have enjoyed reading your blog. Saw it on an etsy thread. :)