Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vintage Trinkets


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…


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…!


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?!


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


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…}


…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…


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!


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)…


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


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


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…