Friday, July 31, 2015

Almost The End Of ICAD 2015

With the closing of July comes the closing of ICAD for this year. Here are the next several cards. 

Another collage (no surprise, right?). This is scrapbook paper, old sheet music, and pieces of an old music magazine.

This one is sort of funny as I didn't think too much of it. Just sheet music and a rubber stamp that I colored in with markers. I almost didn't even post it. However, I received quite a few comments on Flickr about it; probably more than any other card. Guess that goes to show I don't know what's good!

More collaged papers and markers. I did a lot of that this year.


Ditto times 2

Okay, ditto times 3!!

My next ICAD post will be the last.  Hope you have been enjoying these.  Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Doll Clothes

On Tuesday, I showed a doll dress my mother knitted and thought later why not post all of my old doll clothes? So here they are.

Just for the record, all of these are pretty darn old now (funny how I haven't aged any). This scarf and sweater set was knitted by my mom for my Baby First Steps doll. I remember using it quite often, I'm surprise it survived.

This was also made by my mother, in fact, all of these were until further notice. A cute coat made from some leftover fabric, no doubt.

The flannel nightgown on the right is also leftover fabric; I had p.j.'s made from the same material.

Corduroy shorts and a skirt. That skirt fabric was left over from a dress my mom made for me with rust color trim.

Child size and one doll size apron. The fabric on the right was cafe curtains in our house. That little doll apron looks like feedsack material, doesn't it?

How mod! The dress on the left is the same fabric as a longish vest my mom made for me. I know it had "LOVE" printed on it, but can't recall any other words. The romper on the right was the ultra hip lining to a gold (think 60s "gold" like a sunflower) suit my mother made for herself. I remember that suit and thought it was really cool at the time.

A dress that fit my Crissy doll.

Okay, here is your notice: these two dresses below were store bought. Not sure what dolls they fit. The green one is a bit of a mystery to me as the color and style do not look 60s or 70s. So is it older? Did it come from an older cousin? Was it a contemporary doll dressed to look "retro"? You tell me.

It's amazing these are still with us.  After all, kids have played with them, tossed them aside; they were stored in a basement for a long time. I should be so resilient, right?

Have a super duper day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This week I'm showing my last Green Giant Wacky Pack. So they went from the Jolly Mean Giant to Geek Giant. I guess that makes sense (?).

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One Of Those McCall's Magazines

Remember the three McCall's Needlework and Crafts magazines I bought at a recent estate sale? I'm sharing one of those today. This is the Fall-Winter 1963-64 issue. Pretty mod (and worn) cover. How about that tiger faux fur jumper??

Some tres chic ladies

You and your poodle can have matching sweaters!

Very popular color back then.

When was the last time you saw someone using a muff?

 Here is that olive-y color once again.

These magazines had a lot of kid themed crafts. You could make Raggedy Ann and Andy in different sizes. Cute photo.

Most of these issues had Barbie fashions too. Pay special attention to the dress in the lower left...

How about this? My mother made this doll dress for me in the early 70s. I think that lavender dress above is the same pattern.  Small world (no pun intended)!

Thanks for looking back with me.  Have a nice day!

Monday, July 27, 2015

ICAD Getting Down To The Wire

Catching up on my ICAD cards today. This first one I made using the prompt "Fashion." The skirt image was cut from a 1950s sewing pattern. There are more pattern pieces and instructions in the background. I added the dots and flower on the left with a marker.

Here is a simple one, but I like the way it turned out. Scrapbook paper, washi tape, a cool cat sticker, and some marker.

This turned out to be one of my favorites. The main image is part of an old greeting card. The clouds, and additions on the left and right were added with markers. I did color in a few of the windows too. You probably didn't notice, but this is the only card I haven't dated so far. I didn't see an unobtrusive or conducive place to stamp it so left it off.

The fruit and large flower are old seals-- remember those? They were sold in small booklets before stickers became popular. Scrapbook paper, old book text, vintage trading stamps, and markers were also used.

This one is a smaller version of a page I made in my art journal. I liked the way that turned out so made a similar version for ICAD.

I used watercolor on the background here, and a cute lyric from old sheet music. The flowers were drawn in with a marker.

Thanks for looking as always and have a creative day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christmas in July

The current theme at Jingle Belles is a "Vintage or Retro Vibe." Vintage Christmas is definitely up my alley so I broke out my Christmas stash and made two cards. Both images were freebies at a blog several years ago (not sure what one now-- sorry!). The rest is scrapbook papers, sequin type snowflakes, and ribbons.

Nice little break from July temps. Thanks, Jingle Belles! Now, I need to start Halloween cards!

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thrifting Finds

I lucked into some thrift finds this week. Up first is a nice, newer craft book for paper enthusiasts (like me).

Melmac type plastic bowls, although these are unmarked. These are a cute little size-- about 4" across at the top.

And a bunch of vintage handkerchiefs. Lots of fun, pretty patterns. These will be on Etsy since I have some already that I use for doilies and dresser scarves.

Notice the one on the right. Does the lettering look sort of strange? It makes a message when folded. See below.

Clever, eh?

Have a pleasant day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July Flowers

Just sharing some flower photos today. These all happen to be in the "warm colors family." I didn't plan that.

That bee is real, but doesn't it look fake?

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

Here is the Green Giant take-off #2. Wouldn't be nice to buy money in a can (assuming it was at a discount!)?

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bookish Estate Sale

I went to an estate sale on a hot Saturday only to come home to a broken air conditioner. Great. Anyway, the sale was nice and had a lot, but I came home with mostly books. 

Would you believe I had this same set of flash cards when I was a kid? Nothing like math memories, right?

The few non-book items were paper doilies for crafts and two boxes of new colored pencils at 25 cents each. I can deal with that.

Are you familiar with the old McCall's needlework magazines? My mother had a bunch of these from the 60s and 70s that, yes, we unloaded years ago. My sister and I have picked some up at sales and antique stores. These are the first ones I've come across in years. I'll show some of the inner highlights in future posts.

This was a thrift store purchase recently, but I'm throwing it in anyway. Cute vintage planter.

Did you see the two Snoopy books in the first photo? They are very cute. I'm surprised they were still at the sale as I went on the second day.

My daughter thought these looked neat, and she was right. They are old Oster holiday craft and cooking booklets.

The 60s era artwork is fab!

Thanks for looking! Have a good one!