May 24, 2010
Joy, the super talented photographer behind Wildflowers Photography, hosted a photo workshop for parents this past weekend. Earlier in the month, she had ordered a couple vintage camera garlands and a few sets of vintage camera cupcake toppers to use at this event.
I was giddy to see that a few completely gorgeous shots of my goodies ended up on her blog, and it made me so happy to see something I put so much love and energy into being used—so beautifully, I might add—out in the real world.
I love hearing from my customers! Being a creator is such an awesome double whammy of goodness, because not only do I love making things, I also love discovering what people use my creations for.
May 4, 2010
I almost forgot to show you how I ended up packaging my garlands for Crafty Wonderland. I strung up one of my vintage camera garlands above my main display, like this.
Then I whipped up some packaging for the garlands, and enclosed them in plastic sleeves:
The packaging design isn’t perfect, but it worked in a pinch. I need to re-work the design when I get the time to do so. It’s one of the many things I look forward to getting done over summer break.
March 26, 2010
This garland is inspired by the mystery and creepiness that surrounds the fascinating Victorian Grotesque: medical curiosities framed with black crepe fringe and orchid lace ribbon, a peek inside an old laboratory, a hand-written hospital I.D. card, a pair of fancy aged skull medallions, and a funeral memento from 1897.
Available in the Flapper Girl Boutique.
January 2, 2010
Step right up, folks! The old-timey charm of a traveling carnival show awaits. This vintage-inspired garland depicts the mystery that cloaks those fascinating side shows of the past: tarot cards, psychics, fortune tellers, palm readers… and who can forget the girlie show?
All components of this garland were hand-cut and hand-glued. Zodiac medallions feature hand-folded white tissue fringe.
Garland measures approx. 48″ long.
This item is currently for sale in the Flapper Girl Boutique.
P.S. Can you tell I’ve been watching a lot of Carnivale lately?