Saturday, 27 March 2010

Vintage?

Vintage?. maybe to some but not to others. I've always loved all things sewing and over the years have collected a mountain of 'vintage' haberdashery.... isn't that a fab word! So this is what I've done with some of it. I love shrines too!
There's stacks more stuff in the cupboard so there will probably be more shrines to come.

This weeks LTDO challenge is Vintage so this is my effort!


The shrine measures 35x18 cms and is made from foam core board.. and includes pages from an old Girls Annual. vintage buttons, embroidery silk,lace, a piece of very distressed cross stitch ( I knew that would come in handy someday!)
Vintage velvet leaves (Saved these for 'best') cotton reels.


26 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oh wow!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous and I love it :D
Julie xx

jo said...

Definitely vinatge and I love it!!!

craftytrog said...

A wonderful piece of artwork Gail, and a great way to display your vintage haberdashery (love that word too!) Hope your cold is better! xx

crafty creations said...

Morning Gail and what a gorgeous shrine this is - love everything about it

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Julie Kirk said...

It's wonderful! I love all the elements ....you may just find me stowing away in that cupboard of yours one day! :)

johanna said...

i love that your vintage isn´t only brown in brown... wonderful colors, great shrine!!

Anne S. said...

Just WOW!! Stunning work!!

Ellen said...

wonderful collection and what a great way to display it all.
see there's a reason for us to be magpies.

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabulous! Love this loads x Those cotton reels look fab...I have a bag of them lurking somewhere :O))

June said...

Ohhh wow thats fabulous !! what an excellent idea its a superbly crafted project
hugs June xxxx

Tuire Flemming said...

With my bad english I don´t understand the word - but your work is just fantastic =) !!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful work Effie and you are right ... Haberdashery is a fab word!

Jaqi said...

How different , and how lovely , this is quite an inspiration and would make a lovely gift

penny4thoughts said...

Fantastic piece - I love it!

Angelnorth said...

Ahhh, wooden cotton reels! Happy memories! Great shrine building, looks fab and I'm with you on "haberdashery" :o)

IsaNorris said...

This is brilliant!! love it
isa

peggy gatto said...

Oh MY Gosh!!!
I loved looking at your wonderful details!!!
This is "over the top"
thanks for the inspiration!!!

mommabear said...

what a wonderful shrine

Yvonne said...

Fab shrine!

Crafty Dawn said...

Stunning love so many assets of thie work! where on earth do you get this stuff I have to know!

Love Dawn xx

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, positively FABULOUS!

Lesley said...

This is co cool. Just love all the details.Great piece of art.
Lesley x

Daphne said...

Wow, wow, what a great artwork!
Love all the little elements in this piece!
Overall stunning work!

Neet said...

Love your take on the theme - this is a great piece of artwork and is going to be a talking point when people see it. Lovely!

Katy said...

Love it!

Chris said...

Fabulous vintage artwork. Love looking at all the different elements to it.