"What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what is behind a windowpane."

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Santa's New Ride!

My focus lately has been to FINALLY work on
projects I had in mind years ago.  This sleigh
has been waiting for a redo for at least
two years and it was time to do it.
 And this is the result.
 Found lots of vintage goodies in my stash.
 The sleigh's about 11 inches long and
4" wide so I had so room to work.

 See that little porcelain angel tucked
away?  She's actually broken.  Her entire back and
wings broke off.  But, the front of her was so cute
I hated to just throw her away.  I figured maybe I
could put her in a shadow box where her back
would never be noticed.  This was just as good. 
Remember me next time you think something
is totally ruined.  
 And see this old Santa?  His hand was 
originally holding a huge candy cane.  Well,
that broke off.  So I placed his candy cane in the 
back of the wagon (you can see it in the picture
above) and have him holding a dyed 
bottle brush tree now instead.  
Presto!  Chango! 
 Adding miniatures is so much fun!
See the little Christmas package?
It's actually a matchbox.
 The wreaths and  trees are bleach and hand-dyed.
 Felt good to FINALLY work on this.
 This wreath is NOT hand-dyed 
though.  This old red scrumptiousness
is from the 1950's.
More to work on!