Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Better Together

This is the result of a literal ‘storm that was brewing in my brain’. I saw this old mirror at a rummage sale and thought to myself “I can do something with that!.” I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.  Here’s my description: embellished vintage mirror with paper collage, original photo and tatted lace – it has a 2″ charm “love” medallion hanging from it, the words given to this piece are “they agreed that life was better together”, the mirror measures 7″x11 1/2″.  I took this picture off of my front deck so the reflection of the trees are a little distracting but also add something (although I’m not sure what).

Here’s another result to a different ‘storm’…a journal:

I’ve been cutting up books (Lord, please forgive me!!! Why is it that destroying books feels so close to burning a Bible or a U.S. flag?) and as a result I would like to do something fun with the covers. This is my best idea so far but I have to figure out a way to have this journal made in a more cost-effective way. The cost for this at Kinko’s was almost $10. I would like to do it for $5.

We celebrated my nieces’ birthdays today. They are 4 & 6 this month. I enjoyed making these Storybook Doodle Boxes just for them. They loved their gifts and for me to make a gift (rather than buy it) is so much more fulfilling.

They each got a charm with their pictures and names on them.

I won’t keep posting pictures of these boxes because they take up so much room but they are great and so cute. Moms love them too!

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April 14, 2008 - Posted by | collage, doodle box, vintage, vintage book journal

2 Comments »

  1. maybe the yard work will slow ya down for a bit:) Your so dang crafty it’s making my head spin!:)

    Comment by Amber Rose | April 16, 2008 | Reply

  2. What a wonderful group of pages! You certainly made the right decision to move to such a beautiful place! I appreciate your taking the time to call when I missed you.

    You are a very special person with a wonderful family! My best to all of you.

    Keep in touch.

    Comment by Adrian | April 26, 2008 | Reply


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