Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Storage Story

As you might imagine since I've been spending my free time lately cutting and pasting in my Vintage Gluebook my desk is a mess! It's awash in a sea of paper...from full sized sheets of images down to scraps I haven't thrown away because they might turn out to be that one little thing that would complete a page. It's a mess! Mary has given us an ingenious way to organize all the paper madness. She even claims she can clear off her desk in under one minute! And after today's lesson...I believe it! Here are some photos of my looks disorganized (it is really) but I seem to enjoy working this way. But, now I'm going to try Mary's organizing method...I'll keep you posted! If you want to learn some of Mary's tricks come join us at Your Vintage gluebook! I'm flying off to see my Mommy today...taking the red eye after work. She doesn't have a computer so I'll be out of touch for a few days. I'm taking my gluebook, my Uhu and trusty scissors with me. I think this will be the perfect take along craft! See you next week....

Doesn't he looked shocked at the mess?!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Vintage Gluebook

I've been having a wonderful time creating my first gluebook. Mary of Green Paper has made many of these...and they're so gorgeous that she had requests to offer a workshop on them. So, what's a gluebook? Here's the answer in Mary's own words:

Vintage Gluebook? What’s a glue book?

It’s a book containing art made with paper and glue. A freeing way to play and practice, a gluebook strips away paints, inks, rubber stamps and embellishments. It focuses primarily on collage.

What’s a vintage gluebook? It’s a gluebook made with vintage imagery and paper, creating antique-style collage.

I'm creating my gluebook in a 3.5 inch by 5.5 inch moleskine sketchbook but there are really no can use anything you like. It's been so much fun to gather some images (Mary has shared tons of her gorgeous images) cut and glue. Here are the first few pages I've completed. You have to try this!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Do you remember Maypoles? I attended a Catholic grade school and May Day was always big celebration each year. We had a procession, the statue of Mary was carried outside and led the way while flower petals were scattered by the May Queen. Happy memories. Here are a few more pages from the May Wee Wisdom magazine. I hope you're having a beautiful May day today!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blue Eyes

Images courtesy of Land of Nod Studios

Monday, May 10, 2010

Recipes and Happy Thoughts

I love rhubarb and I'm thinking that recipe for Rhubarb Betty sounds good. I think I might add some oatmeal and pecans to mine, maybe a few strawberries and a little cinnamon. Yum!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

My Mom...she's still sassy!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Already!

By one of those happy coincidences that happen sometimes when I'm out thrifting I found two vintage magazines...both May issues...that are filled with some of the sweetest stories, poems, crafts and illustrations. So, I thought I'd share some of my favorites throughout the month with you. The first one is a Wee Wisdom magazine from May of 1948. Wee Wisdom is described as a "character-building magazine for boys and girls." Here are the first few pages....