Kids are finally off to bed. House is clean. A glass of Sutter Home and Billie Holiday singing in the background. Who wouldn't be inspired to create?
Although these old felt carolers and ice skaters were cute the way they were, I wanted to give them more character. They went from being Christmas decorations to unique Valentines!
This young girl is out shopping for her sweetheart. She's got a metal heart and Valentine quilt in one arm, and a basket full of goodies in her other. Her basket includes antique mercury balls and a vintage cupcake pick.
Looks like this fellow's all set for the big day! Three sparkly hearts overloading his arms with a large "Happy Valentine" stick, which is actually a vintage cake pick. I don't know why I added the goose to the bottom of his feet. It just seemed to go with the Victorian look.
Making these was extra fun because it gave me the chance to combine the old with the new, which is something I loooooooove.
What's Valentine's Day without a pretty combination of pink, red, and white?
This little lady is so shabby-chic! She holds her vintage "Happy Valentine's Day" sign in one hand and a basket stuffed with Valentine delights in the other. Silver garland, pink feathers, iridescent gifts, sparkly hearts, pale pink pearls, a pink rose and white dove all put me in the mood for a big heart-shaped box of chocolates.
This reminds me of a teen-aged boy wanting to impress his girl!
Can't you just feel the love-sick anticipation of this young boy, who obviously spent his whole paycheck on his sweetie-pie? He's got a lot of coordination too - he's balancing it all while on ice skates!
It's been SO hard to focus lately! So many ideas filling my head, so many adult responsibilities pulling me in a totally different direction, so little time it seems......but I'm thriving on it!!
How about you?!