No idea what I'll do with it. I seem to have developed a clock fetish lately.
They are window shade pulls.
My English friend said they never had window shades. They used lace to cover their windows.
Well, here in the midwest we used and loved our window shades.
If you pulled hard and let it loose QUICKLY - you were presented with a lovely, loud noise! Sort of a THWACK, THWACK, THWACK kind of sound as the shade went flying upwards around the roller at warp speed. Ahhhh, the good old days. The things we did for fun.
Really pretty lace is getting harder to find. At least it seems that way.
A bit of what looks like hand dyed ribbon. I can't wait to use this on something.
This I couldn't pass up. An old motel ashtray, and some old motel/cottage matches. If I can find a vintage motel key I'm going to make a tableau on my nightstand.
Makes it look like I've had a checkered past...
My husband will think I'm nuts.
Or maybe, I'm too late on that one.
Charms! I love charms. Most of these are plastic. There's a nifty clock, a Webster's dictionary, a wonderful faucet and an old camera.
There's also 2 sterling silver charms. An old teapot and a little mouse. I'm going to put them both together for a necklace.
Sort of the dormouse and the tea party kind of idea.
The last two Alice tags for Karla's swap.
The poor Cheshire cat had his ear lopped off.
That's what comes of playing in the catnip.
Once the tag book is assembled it will be barely
I saved the best for last. I was very happy with how this turned out.
I freehand cut the tree and stitched it on. I drew the leaves and cut them out to glue on. Then, I printed out the mad hatter - cut and glued him on. Printed out the clock. It came from a digital collection done by Irene Alexeeva. I added the cutout silhoutted black rabbit. Then hand drew the checkered border. I left the strings hanging from the sewing.
I think this is my favorite tag, now.
I can't wait to see the tag books completed!
This is the may be the longest post I've ever done. If you stayed with me this far, then a big, hearty THANK YOU to you!
And if you haven't seen Alice yet at the movies, do go and see it. I really enjoyed it. Visually it'll knock your socks off!!