Monday, September 26, 2011

Junk Queen

My flea market cart, Stella, sometimes gets a bad rap.  Some of you may remember my post about her here.  Since then, I have a liner in the making.  Also, I thought it would be fun to add a little swag to her liner.

She hauls around my junky finds so I thought it would be most appropriate if she were crowned the "Junk Queen".  Her talents include being steadfast and hardworking during the long junking days, caring by hauling goodies for friends and multitasking by being my impromptu table when a junkin' girl is grabbing an on the go meal.

I love pale blue, especially mixed with white and tan.

Some vintage lace tossed in for good mojo.

When her liner is complete, a little glam can be added too, lol.

Happy junkin' trails to you sugahs!
xo's ~ heidi

Creating Vintage Charm giveaway winner!

Yay!  We have a winner for the Creating Vintage Charm anniversary drawing!

With the help of one of my lovely assistants, we drew a name out of a vintage hat {quite literally}.

and the winner is . . . . .

Congrats Sonia and thank you everyone for the entering the fun!

xo's ~ Heidi

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fairytale memories

Fairytale memories need a place to be recorded and treasured.
For the Once Upon A Dream art retreat memory book swap, I made some prairie fairy memory books using vintage foiled and flocked wallpaper which I distressed.

Then, I layered a few more distressed and glittered {have I said I like glitter?} papers.

The darling prairie fairy image was covered with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist {and more glitter}.  I struggle with getting photographs which reflect the beautiful shimmer glimmer mists create.

The prize ribbon rosette was made from a gorgeous taffeta ribbon, foiled art paper, and snippets of trim.
The paper flowers were also inked and sprinkled with some Platinum Stickles.
If I had to list one of my favorite "go to" supplies, Platinum Stickles would be high on the list!

Thanks for stopping by sweet sugahs!
Have a  beautiful day ~ xo's ~ Heidi

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Calling all Good Stellas

Whenever we are creative we allow some of heart to show through our hands.

I am so excited to share with you the new blog, Good Stella, by Carol Spinski which celebrates creative women supporting other women in their creative dreams.
Its all about the good stuff and paying it forward.

Please join me in supporting all of the Good Stellas out there!

xo's ~ Heidi

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fairy slipper

The air has a crispness to it now on these Georgia mornings - a hint of the coming fall.

Fall brings so many festivals and fun here.
I am so excited to be attending the Once Upon A Dream art event held in Asheville this fall.
And, I have been busy working on some wondeful swaps for this event.

The fairy slipper swap is one where we were asked to alter a shoe and fill it with artful goodies.
I had some pointe shoes from my daughters old ballet school which seemed like the perfect beginning for a fairy princess slipper.

A hand-coiled, tulle rose with sprinkling of champagne glitter adorns the toe.

I dyed the shoe with a tan wash to give the pink a more earthy feel.
Then, I added bits of crochet and trim.

The inside is lined with vintage flocked wallpaper.

More sprinklings of lucious ribbon and tulle. . .

waitig to be filled with some prairie fairy goodies!

Wishing you a magical fall season ~ xo's ~ Heidi

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birthday party and giveaway!

Creating Vintage Charm magazine is celebrating its first birthday, 5 issues later.
Filled with inspiring projects, art design and decor, Creating Vintage Charm magazine, is the vintage girl's dream.

To help them celebrate, I am offering a giveaway which will be drawn on September 25th.

For you, I have two sheets of glittered German dresden scrap of beautiful babies, storks and cherubs,
Two rolls of my hand-ruffled crepe paper,
Vintage lace tied with a millinery flower,
Soft crochet flowers,
and a stash of buttons with a sparkly vintage earring.

These would be so sweet added to a card, gift tag, precious gift or mixed media art.

I love working with ruffled crepe paper.  Add a strip to a gift bag, card or mixed media art or wrap a cupcake for a little frill.

Having more pretties to add to your stash is always good right?

Please join me in celebrating with them by clicking the Creating Vintage Charm banner at the top of this post to visit the other party goers and toss your name in for some fun!

Good luck everyone!!
Happy Birthday Creating Vintage Charm!!

xo's ~ Heidi

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Seeking organization one pretty project at a time

On a recent archaeologcial dig through my cabinets, {insert giggle here} I found an old recipe box.
This wasn't any ordinary recipe box.
It was once a domestic administration box (my personal chore chart in a box).

This is a story of the upcycling of that box and my journey toward organization.
Well, "pretty" organization.  {because I like pretty}

Here is what my heart wanted.

Here is where our story begins:

This was once what I liked - pretty different than shot above, huh?
I was determined put my chore cards back in action fluffed up with the kind of pretty that makes me smile.

Some sanding, a can of spray paint, Mod Podge and pretty paper later . . .

*b l i s s*

"Don't forget" -- I have a set of index cards with monthly and daily dividers inside.
The index cards in between hold the daily, weekly, monthly things I want to get done.  When I am finished with the task, I move it along to the next day, week or month.

I want to keep this box out in my kitchen on a daily basis so that it will be easier for me to use.
{and maybe not end up in the next archaeological dig, haha}

"Live Today" - embrace the day, it could be the best one yet.

I wanted some pretty tags on the top
 like the one that says you are perfect.
I know I am not perfect but I am perfectly . . . me.

This quote by Mark Twain is one of my favorites.
This box is not only about doing chores {blah blah blah} but also about making the most of each day.
{family time, creative time, business time, soul stretching time}

Here is another shot of the sweet pearl buckle of this tag.
It is from Cerri of the Little Pink Studio.  I just love all of the sweet embellishments she has!

Another tag with one of my favorite papers (and nothing else - just plain paper love).

With my new found inspiration, I created a hub for the daily menagerie of life.
A sweet place for cell phone, planner, keys, purse and
all the other accoutrements of shuffling from point A to point B.

The table was from a friend.

A repainted tiered stand plays the organizer

Bavarian dish (holds keys and the occasional pocket contents)
Handpainted creamer (wrangles cell phone charger cord)


A silver sugar dish (plays cell phone holder)

I need to look around and find something to cover that awful black cell phone charger.

The darling "fly" tag is from my friend Tracy.
I've got some creative muse set to make a cover for that planner too!

Was is the best thing you have found {or found again} to repurpose or reuse for organization?
I love to hear new and inspiring ideas!

I am linking up with Amaze Me Mondays
Dittle Dattle

Thanks for stopping by sugahs!
xo's ~ Heidi