Friday, March 27, 2009

Paper Blooms, Vintage and a Bit of Recycling

I was so lucky to win the gorgeous Blog Candy Leah offered over at Paper Blooms to launch her new challenge site and introduce her design team. Her beautiful hand crocheted blossoms and stick pins scream for something lovely and vintage and though I'm not very good at this style, I truly love it. I can't wait for the challenges to start April 1st. Her beautifull blooms are available on Etsy and are sooo reasonably priced. She even does custom orders if there's a particular color or style you'd like to have. Be SURE to check it out HERE. She better be getting her little fingers busy because I just bought 3 sets to add to the ones I won so I'll be ready for the challenge. LOL

The doll image is a postcard I received from a fabulous store in Pleasanton CA called American Harvest that features many artists who craft with a distinctly vintage style. This doll is by the very talented Nicole Sayer who just so happens to live in Pleasanton. I cut her out and matted her in chocolate and popped her on top of a crocheted doily I had recently uncovered in the attic. The pretty paper is Basic Grey. I used some ecru lace from J's across her bodice and the glitter heart and vintage keyhole are from Melissa Frances. After taking these pix I realized I had neglected to ink the edge of the chipboard heart. I popped it off and it's all fixed now (okay Shelly? LOL)


  1. Donna, this is just beautiful! I love the colors you chose and thank you so much for helping get the word out. I can't wait to see what you do for our challenges!

  2. Donna this is wonderful!! And I must say I LOVE Leahs Blooms!! My order just came today and so I am now ready for her challenges to start ;-)

  3. Oh how talented you are... this is beyond beautiful... You must be very busy I haven't seen you.

  4. Wow, This is really beautiful Donna! I love that crochet flower! I think I have to go check those out!
    Have a great weekend!
    (-: Heidi

  5. Donna, you did a beautiful job with it... it all came together so perfectly!

  6. Beautiful creation Donna and I love the image.
    Hugs Linda


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