Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vintage Designs

A few weeks ago, the momentum to get the creative juices flowing came from a blog post by Carol at The Polka Dot Closet.  She shared with readers her work with paper dolls. I was really impressed by the look she achieved and thought it would be fun to try out a similar idea.

So, that "push to create" was combined with my own passion for vintage dress patterns and my love for the 40's and 50's style of clothing.  I decided to turn them into a sort of paper doll collection for myself.  I have been able to create a number of collages with items from my grab bag of old sewing items.  I also fashioned some note cards along with the collages.

Some are framed and some are ready to be framed.

Notice the Silverman's clothing label.  My friend Barbara gifted me with a couple of rolls of those labels.  Silverman's was a department store here in town back in the "olden" days when I was a child.  Serious nostalgia!

Hope you enjoyed walking with me down memory lane...

1 comment:

  1. I missed this post, these are gorgeous and soooo creative. See, that's the thing about blogging, one little idea sparks another...your interpretation is fabulous! I am sorry you are not getting new posts from my blog, maybe it was the change of computers, you could try signing up to follow again by email? There is a spot on my blog to do that, if you like! Ah technology, we can't live with them and we can't live without them!



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