Friday, April 6, 2012

Springy Things


Hello, my friends!

Just a few things to share with you today…had a bit of a creative binge earlier this week thanks to Vintage Street Market!

I don’t make a lot of tags, but for some reason, that’s what was inspiring me…


First, a very feminine gift tag for a sister or best girlfriend…


…it’s so fun to start with a basic idea & then look through your stash to find just the perfect “toppers”!  LOVE those vintage flocked millinery flowers…must find more!

Next…did your grandmothers have special little “pin keeps” in their sewing supplies?  Mine did, which was what inspired this little project…


…my very own little pin keep.  A perfectly sized, clear plastic container found at Michaels was just the thing…


…topped & surrounded by very realistic-looking paper “buttons”, lace & twirly twine…just right for showing off a few pretties…

And lastly, a little memory tag…just for me!


…Easter in Southern California, just about 1967 {note the last number on the Bingo card—wasn’t that a lucky coincidence?!}


My younger brother Steve & I, hunting for eggs in the back yard, wearing our Easter finery…hard to believe that little red-headed brother of mine just turned 47 this week…!


More millinery flowers, some vintage mother-of-pearl buttons stand in for eggs, some lace and a bit of vintage-inspired tinsel makes the perfect “grass” for my little tag…


Well, that’s about it for me today!  Sending you all the happiest wishes for a lovely Easter weekend…


{all products used in these projects (unless otherwise noted) are from Vintage Street Market.  I used their “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags kit, Twirly Twine sets, Bingo cards, tinsel, crepe paper in all three projects.}


  1. Your tags are lovely, I have not tried to make many of these but love to see what others create. The pin keep is sweet too! Happy Spring!

  2. Very pretty tags! I love the layers! I've never heard of a pin keep but this is just darling!

    Have a Happy Easter!!


  3. What cute picture and tag of Easter Egg Hunt. wishing you a wonderful Easter.

  4. Lovely collection - so happy it's Spring!
    mary x

  5. Such pretty tags. Have a wonderful Easter--

  6. I can only imagine
    how much fun it must
    be to receive a package
    from you, Julie! Very
    special, indeed. You know
    I could relate to the picture.
    I can just picture my own
    brother {two years my
    junior} in a similar light
    blue jacket....sweet!

    Hope you are enjoying
    the spring and looking up
    at that beautiful Cali sky!
    E's top college choice is
    in Cali, so far : )

    Happy Easter,
    xx Suzanne

  7. Hi Julie,
    These are adorable!!! Love the flowers and the doo dads! Have a wonderful blessed Easter my friend! :) Sandy

  8. I love the Easter tag Julie! It is just precious! 1967, a good year! Both of my Grandmother's sewed all the time. Many happy memories wearing their creations they made me. Love you little pin keeper. Happy Easter to you & yours!


  9. Such sweet Easter Joys my that 1967 image! Happy Easter to you.

  10. My favorite is the sister or best friend tag I love it!

  11. as usual, all adorable, just like their creator!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating easter with your family Julie!

  12. Lovely lovely lovely....all of it.
    Happy Easter to you as well, from Chilly windy Alberta

  13. So beautiful. I could see these hanging off baskets full of linens..Happy Easter my friend...smiles...Renee

  14. Hi Julie! You should make more ATCs for a quick fix. You create such beautiful cards that I know you could whip out a whole slew of little tags in no time. So sweet! I love that Easter image of you and your brother. What a cutie he was in that little suit. We had so many Easter egg hunts in my Mammaw's backyard but I have no pictures of that time. Sure wish I did! I can't believe my little brother is 44. Just doesn't seem possible. Wishing you and yours a blessed beautiful day. Tammy

  15. julie,
    Happy Easter to all of your lovely family. I am going to spend it with Katie and the thirty-somethings. It should be interesting!

    I spent hours and hours making an Easter gift for a friend and I am so disappointed! I love how you (seemingly) so easily put things together.
    Just charming!

    Big hugs,

  16. The tags are very springy for sure. I am kind of sad that Easter is over. I just love decorating for Easter, and we got to have grandkids here the holiday!

  17. Tan dulce! Me encanta esa imagen de Pascua y la de su hermano. ¡Qué chica estaba en que se adapte a poco. Hemos tenido tantos huevos de Pascua en el patio trasero de mi Mammaw, pero no tengo fotos de esa época. Claro que quisiera yo que saberlo!


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