~REMINDERS OF OLD CEILING TILES~
For the past couple of days I've been working a huge special order for one of my website buyers in Michigan. She purchased fifteen (yes I said FIFTEEN) vintage lace Christmas Stockings for a charity auction hosted by her church and so needless to say getting them all ready has taken most of my time and focus this week. She is donating the Stockings for the new Children's Outreach Center formed by her local congregation. I was taken back by how benevolent she is (you bless the world, Miss L!). I mean...I might donate ONE...maybe even of two...but FIFTEEN??? I sure did learn a lot about the enormous capacity the heart has to give from this generous lady...
Some people just amaze me with their goodness!
Anyway~the Stockings are boxed up and on their way and I can once again BREATHE! :)
(Thank you, God, for such great business!)
~TWO by TWO~
Last night I took a little break from sewing (and packing) and treated my Momma to dinner. My Mr. AGPMan is back home, but generally has class on Thursday's so it's a great time to have some one-on-one conversation with my Mother. After a scrumptious meal at our favorite Chinese restaurant we stopped off at our local Goodwill to browse around. I was hoping to find a GREAT used Christmas Tree but they didn't have a single one! Now...this thrift shop is NOT the best one I've ever been too. I go there routinely but rarely find anything good. However, I did snag a pair of embossed metal sign/hooks that I think will look absolutely fabulous once they are transformed.
For all you ladies who are asking me about new things coming soon that will be painted out in a FRESH WHITE well this is it! Hand painted PINK ROSES (yummmm) will be painted on the front where the paper labels had been...
~RIPPING OFF THE OLD LABELS~
Removing paper signage isn't really hard...peel off the top coating to get to the paper's under-layer. Wet this paper with water and then scrunge off with a one of those green scraper pads. Dry off and then use Goo-Gone (or label remover) to remove the old sticky labels!
~LABELS ARE GONE~
Right now these two little beauties are drying in the Oklahoma Sun! Hope to have at least one done by this weekend!
~GORGEOUS VINTAGE LACE~
(Thank-You, Francy Girl)
While I was finishing the Stockings for Miss L's charity auction I managed to finish two for my website. I love, love, love working with old laces and antique trims and using them to fashion heirloom style Stockings and Pillows.
~SWEET OLD BUTTONS~
And I'm always on the hunt for great old buttons~
~FRENCH LACE on the RUFFLE~
The image of the beautiful little girl you see below is a reproduced Frances Brundage print. She's one of my favorite girls!!! The graphic is over a century old now... Can anyone compare to Miss Brundage's work?
I think not!
~LOVELY OLD TRIMS~
This one comes accented with a vintage scarf/ascot used for the bow!
~ALL DRESSED IN PINK~
The next one is one I just finished this morning but haven't photographed as of yet...
It was made using both new, older and vintage laces but was made without a vintage graphic as it's focal point... Love that carved shell button on the front...
~READY TO BE LINED~
Here's a shot of it before the ruffle and lining were added!
Now...before I scoot for the day I just have to add my little two-cents about the Penn State debacle...
I'm personally horrified over the recent events being played out over the news... My thoughts and prayers are with all those innocent boys and their families who suffered the depravity of grown men. I pray the full measure of the law will be enforced and ultimately bring them the swift justice they deserve.
I hope your day is lovely and blessed. Tonight is date night with my hubster! I've been missing him this week sooooo much~
Love to you...