Monday, January 21, 2008
The day before Kip and I took our antique journey, I read an article in Somerset Life's Winter 2007 issue about using rub ons on glass. The article was written by Jenny Doh, the editor-in-chief of the Somerset magazines and showed some lovely projects.
So, I added vintage glass and bottles to my list of things for my hunt when we searched the stores. I found one tiny bottle that I loved. This little thing measures a bit over 5 inches with the cork and is about 2 inches wide. What caught my attention were the curved sides that were also flat enough to take a rub on...this I never did.
Today, after cleaning the bottle, I found the perfect rub ons by Bo Bunny (www.bobunny.com). I applied one set of the flowers to the back of the bottle and another to the front. Not satisfied to have a black design only on the bottle, I dug out my Lumiere paints by Jacquard and, with a tiny pointed brush applied the colors. I finished this with some glass leaves I've had for eons. The hat pin and the little watering can just called to me so I let them join the bottle to live happily ever after. Thanks for looking. I'd give this as a gift but I love it too dearly. Off to find more vintage bottles!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
If you are like me, you live on stick pad notes and small pieces of paper stuck everywhere which soon become lost. This 5 Ring Tab Book may be my salvation from the paper imp who takes and hides my essential little notes to myself. There are seven sections to label as need be, each with index cards in between. I also included a small note pad and an itty bitty cute gel pen for those times when the paper imp also runs off with my pen. Rub ons, paper, clips, ribbons, and pretty papers festoon this little helper. It is the perfect size for car, desk or even purse. And, on the back cover, a place for me to list "If Found, please return to____" should the paper imp graduate to bigger objects.