Saturday, 26 January 2008

Valentine tags 21 of them .......

Instead of seeing stars I am now officially seeing hearts .... I love hearts, who doesn't , but I feel like I have had an overload of sugar this last week :)) I have been creating 21 tags for a Valentine Tag swap.

My fav tag is the one in the middle below, it was the penultimate tag and a great feeling of euphoria swept over me as I raced for the finish line.

Some close-ups of a few more.

The tags will be heading off to Heather of Speckled Egg who will share them out amoung 2o other keen tag swappers. Then Heather will be creating 21 little tag books and sending on off to each of us. Sharing other peoples creative work is the best part of all.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Ye Olde Worlde. ~ and other such matters

Well this has just flown in from America, and has whisked me back to the 18th century when words were said a little different and spellings very old English.
Late last year I thought it might be fun to subscribe to this olde worlde paper called 'A Goode Ladye's Press ' created by Kate at Sparrows Cottage. The little paper is filled with 18th Century matters, receipe's of the day, historical news, fashion and such like. In fact just reading it makes you want to go find a rather tight corset and gown and sit proper like ....... you know... like one does :))

I shall receive 6 papers throughout the year with little coloured tags, patterns and presents and even my own little paper doll (how old am I .... Oh I don't care LOL) with different outfits and accessories throughout the year. Would you believe it, she is called Ginny .... how apt. I think I might be fighting my youngest over this one.

Interestingly there are some useful snippets related to my latest project on Marie Antoinette . Well I always knew that mice would sometimes live in the ladies hair do's - as the intricate hairstyles took ages to create and so were kept in place for weeks and weeks,What I didn't know was that the creations were held in place by lard and flour, this made the hair-do's a veritable feast for rats and mice YUCK !!

Well this year the ladye's press is full of related topics, Babies, children, Weddings, myths and fairy tales ~ looks like it was made for me. Can't wait.