First it iced, then it snowed, and today the sun came out and showed us all the beauty Mother Nature bestowed upon us in the past few days. The groundhog says we are going to have an early Spring? My kids have spent most of the day marveling at the snow drifts and watching people get stuck in the neighborhood. Really, why do people get out in this? I took some time to work on the little doll trunk I picked up last week.
I have had this stack of vintage wallpaper for a while just waiting for the perfect piece. This was not a one day project. I was so careful to get each cut perfect as to not ruin the box or the paper. Martha Mod Podge was used to apply the paper.
I had to highlight the clip with this floral flower I cut out of one of the papers. This was a pain to get around. The paper itself had a matte finish and I was worried that it would not hold up to the handling. I finished it in a satin clear coat which sealed the paper edges as well.
Now, what do I put in it?
My hankies are overflowing the doll dresser...it is time for a new space.
Very rarely do I pass a handkerchief. I find them at estate sales always and sometimes if I am lucky a thrift store. These are some of the many floral hankies.
Oh, the embroidered one. I found one recently with my initial. Not as easy as you might think.
A very odd round one.
I can't imagine keeping track of these.
Sweet silk embroidered child size day of the week hankie. I found this at the thrift store.
These are my most recent finds from an estate sale. One in each color!
One of the first and my very favorite. This was hanging at the thrift store just waiting for me. I am a LEO by birth in August. It was meant to be.
Oh look, there is room for more. These just make me happy. The detail and care. Each of the stitches and or all the ironing just to dangle from a hand, hang out of a pocket or dry a tear.