Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HANDMADE BY TINA...

A few months ago my sweet friend Tina, Tiny Bear Studio, and I decided to do a one-on-one handmade book swap.  The rules were simple and few, a handmade book using any materials or techniques we wished to use and no theme.  This left our creativity wide open.  I rarely do swaps anymore but the temptation to own a piece of Tina's artwork was way to good to pass up!  I wanted to share the exquisite book that Tina made for me, this fabric and vintage textile book is sheer perfection!
 The book cover is made from an old quilt and laces...
 Delicious layers...
 Darling images of precious children or beautiful women of days gone by are featured on each page...
Metal, Wax, and Buttons, Oh My!
 
 A sweet scene from nature and a trio of precious children richly layered and stitched...
 A pretty pocket, driftwood, and wire...
 This tickles my fancy, look closely at the key hole...
 These little lads are so cute and just look at that tiny coin purse!
 Time has run out and we have far too quickly come to the end of this fabulous book...
 But, that is not all Tina sent, she also included these wonderful tart tins filled with tiny bundles of stamps from Denmark...
 Beautiful old hand penned letters and trio of lace bundles...
 Vintage linens and sheer barely there ribbon...
 And last but not least, a trove of trinkets to create with!
 Love that brilliant blue piece of hardware, makes me want to scoop it up and make something...
 If you are curious to see the Nature Journal (no surprise there huh?) that I sent to Tina you can view the book HERE in Tina's swap post.  I don't know how it happened but this one got away and I don't have even one photo of this creation.

Special thanks to Tina for suggesting this swap, it was so much fun to both give and receive!

 P.S.  Thank you so very much to each sweet soul who left a personal message, good thought, or precious prayer on my recent post about my mother's condition.  You will never know how touched and uplifted I was by your kindness.  Thank You!

10 comments:

Lululiz said...

Can I just be the teeniest tiniest bit envious? OMG, you have received such an incredibly beautiful journal from Tina, along with those other treasures. I also loved the journal you made for Tina, you two are such gifted artists.

suziqu's thread works said...

Tina's journal is full of all number of magical vintage bits and pieces including that purse and rusty hinges as well as the most sweet images all wrapped up in a pre-loved piece of quilt! It's beautiful!
I love your nature journal Sandy and I could pour over that too for hours - both such stunning pieces you have shared with each other!
A true keepsake,
Hugs from dowunder,
Suzy

Vee said...

Creativity blows me away. That and the fact that you gals need a lot of "junk" to make things with. You must haunt the flea markets and yard sales. =D This is gorgeous and I know that you will treasure it and enjoy it.

Vee said...

Ohhhh I am sure that Tina is very pleased with her treasure as well. Such creativity! Such delights...

ekewin said...

Both books are equally amazing...great job by both of you

Katherine said...

The amount of treasures you got is astounding!!! And everything is so beautiful! :)

Hugs,

EllenaElizabeth said...

What a wonderful project between you and your friend. Thanks for sharing it.

Ruth Kelly said...

Do you know who all those people were?

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

I´m so glad you liked it Sandy - I had so much fun with this swap and love your book too. Thanks for the post :-)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings

Vee said...

Oh wow! I'm loving this new format where we can see the photos so beautifully. Yay! It's looking great over here.

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