Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vintage Trinkets

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Hello, dear friends!

Just a quick little post today…much to do!

We’re on day three of our new homeschooling experience—what an adventure!  I really love having my girls home with me—so much to learn…

Part of our home-learning is working on homemaking skills.  I’ll be sharing some of our experiences with you as we go along…

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Yesterday, my youngest daughter Annie (who wants to be an expert cake decorator), made homemade fondant all by herself (NOT an easy task!)—and it turned out perfectly!  I think she’s well on her way to achieving her dreams…!

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It’s such a funny time of year…still very much summer, but school is in full-swing wherever you go…whatever happened to the good-old days when school started after Labor Day?!

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Feeling the need to get a little gluey and glittery last night, I made four little trinkets that I’m quite happy with…

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First, a sweet little fairy—just a touch of iridescent glitter on her wings—is the star of this crystal pendant…she can be found in Crafty Secrets’ new “Mini-Vintage” Creative Scraps…{as are all the images I used in my projects today…}

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…the crystal pieces and ball chain are from the Tim Holtz collection {{{LOVE!}}}, and Platinum Stickles surrounds the crystal for a simple but shimmery finishing  touch…

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A beautifully ornate pewter-colored pendant (from the Melody Ross collection) is the base for this lovely Victorian cherub image…I just cut out the image, glittered it up a little, and covered it with an epoxy circle…can’t get any easier than that!

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Another sweet cherub takes a ride on a beautiful butterfly…I love this “bottle-cap” frame (a bit bigger than the pendant bottle-cap frames)…

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…looks just like a miniature pie tin, doesn’t it?!  Think I’ll back this one with a magnet…

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And, possibly my favorite one of all, this royal little birdie…why do crowns just make everything better???

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Well, that’ about it…not bad for a night’s work, huh?!

Hope you’re having a beautiful summer/school-time day, and I’ll see you soon with something new…

Julie