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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Scraps of old tablecloths ...

... timeworn tape measures, pretty coloured buttons and scraps of lace ...
all used to make individual cards.
Applique flowers cut out.
A little bit of bling here and there ...
The last bit of a wonderfully soft strip of old cotton ...
Timeworn and faded ...
with old darns ...
Crochet flowers and poems from an old ripped book bereft of cover ...
And a rosette, with a rather topical poem ...
She hopes to make lots more in time for ...
'Vintage at the Village Hall'
on Monday 8th September
at the Blandford Corn Exchange.
For lovers of all things vintage and hand made,
it is a quality fair that is not to be missed.

Hope to see you there!

21 comments:

rusty duck said...

Beautiful!

nilly said...

These are beautiful & inspiring! I am determined to try my hand at card-making (as I can't make it to the fair!). I love the addition of poems and would love to know who wrote the one about grandmother's garden.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a fantastic way to upcycle, reuse and make something wonderful from something old! xx

Rubye Jack said...

So pretty and so cool. You've got me keeping an eye out now.

Tammy Chrzan said...

Oh my gosh... Those are amazing cards, if a person received one they'd have to free it! Very pretty!
Tammy xx

Jen said...

They are charming--so pretty and poetic!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

your vintage cards are gorgeous!!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Jacqui Galloway said...

What lovely cards! I wish I lived closer so that I could see them, up clos.
Jacqui x

Vix said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, what a fantastic idea. I bet you'll sell out. Clever you! xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, now aren't these great ideas! This is what can be done with those scraps of great beaded or sequined pieces I have laying around in a box! This is the kind of card one would keep always! Happy day my friend, Anita

Tammy Chrzan said...

That should have said "frame" the cards. Not "free" them... lol... now I'm wondering how many typos I've missed and look like a complete idiot!! Haha! Love these though... seriously beautiful cards! They will sell well! Tammy xx

Ethel Johnson said...

So pretty...too nice to be cards...I would frame them.xx

Marigold Jam said...

Those cards will sell like hot cakes I'm sure - what a good idea.

the woolly dog said...

That's a fantastic idea, the flowers are lovely, good luck for the sale. x

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Just beautiful these and such a wonderful idea for them too :) Happy Friday doll xx

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So pretty!! And what a lovely way to re use those beautiful pieces together!! :) Happy Friday....I'm catching up on some blogs today! :) Have a wonderful weekend! xo Holly

Jane Aston said...

I love all these. Perhaps you should do framed images. I think they are a bit too good for cards.

Flaming Nora said...

Ooh lovely! Very enamoured with your pile of cut out applique motifs.

Barbara Fisher said...

So pretty! I hope to be there. Barbara x

Madelief said...

Lovely Jane!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Kristie Franklin said...

Okay Marina,

I adore your cards and the lovely verses! So sweet! You are so talented!

I spent the day outside burning a big ole heap of twigs, leaves and tree branches. I came in with a headache and a sunburn but I was doing a "happy dance" because I don't have to look at that BIG heap of brush any longer. It doesn't take much to make me happy!