This is my first Altered Pocket Book made at the art retreat last weekend. Started with a children's book to give it a 2nd Time Around to hold photos, vintage tags, or whatever my heart might desire. And I'm pretty sure Ruby Tuesday would love Max's red coat.
LaVerne, our talented teacher provided dictionary pages, sheets of music, various stamps and ink pads, and an assortment of embellishments to fuel our own style and creativity.
Click to see the glitter glue raindrops & the King's key.Here it is ready for me to fill the pockets.
I said this was my first because I loved letting my imagination run wild and so, can't wait to make another and another and another. Wedding or Anniversary theme, Birthday theme, Christmas...New friends...Doris, her daughter Laura from Tennessee, me & our teacher LaVerne.
Dang...my French manicure didn't show up in this picture ;-(
Provenance, from the French provenir, "to come from", means the origin, or the source of something, or the history of the ownership or location of an object.
It all began with this lady who traveled abroad singing opera, educated in France, a draftsman for the Forest Service, and a music teacher at Grinnel College--just to name a few of the things that gave her a name. And her name~~Anna Rosalie Holberg, 1883-1973. Again with those family trunks? Yes. Had this stack of lovely lace for quite a while before noticing that the lace in these photographs were one and the same, c. 1914.
At Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat this past weekend, I had the opportunity for a cuff swap. Having never made one before I set off on a quick web search for inspiration. My swap mate was Sandra and through an exchange of e-mails I had my color palette~~brown and turquoise. Collecting trims, ribbons, buttons and lace...slowly something took shape. Started with a section of a woven belt and attached a small bit of Anna Rosalie's lace.
Now for the frilly part...vintage binding, tea-stained and torn muslin, a bit of suede from a thrift store find. Oh, how 'bout a piece from my wild cat fur that I've had for years and years. A corner got a little brittle and broke off. Perfect!
Wild Cat Cowgirl Cuff Wrapped with a photo collage of Anna in her gown. Sandra wore an animal print outfit and me in pink...it couldn't have turned out better if we had planned it.
its holster I'm ready to head down the dusty trail for a couple days of crafts, cupcakes, and carousing.
Really hoping this doesn't happen.Ouch!
As you can see I've been practicing since I was quite young. Look at me standing in the saddle. What a buckaroo!
Here's a sneak peek at the fabric cuff I made so that Icould play in the cuff swap. Will post the whole story onBlue Monday and give the rest of the details. This lace has a bit of history to share.I hope Sandra likes it.
While going through boxes of saved treasures we came across this sweet little booklet made in Sunday School c.1950's. We being me, MIL, and my SIL visiting from Oregon. Pouring over old photographs, letters and postcards, and news clippings has resulted in a little stack of things I will be sharing with you.
at midnight and... If it weren't forthe last minute, nothing would get done!
Slid in under the wire with a little help fromDixie. Thanks girlfriend!...we are going to have a blast! I'm packin' my trusty wheel barrow in case that new knee of yours can't keep up. Also packin' a little Coyote Gold ;-)