Tuesday, April 21, 2009

free e book link and some very exciting snail mail!

I came across this link while reading the messages from one of the yahoo groups I belong to. You may already know about it, but if not you might pick up the odd idea! It is a 58 page e book with 50 different techniques for using vintage photos in your art. The link is here.

I've had some lovely mail, this time from Doreen in Australia. We swapped an ATC and this is the one Doreen made for me. I think it's lovely and I especially love the image of the girl! Looks like she's peeking into an envelope! (looks like me, except a lot skinnier! lol) Anyway... moving on.. thank you very much Doreen, I really love it!
But wait! There's more! Doreen enclosed a little tray cloth for me! I was so excited, it's beautiful, and all the little stitches are so perfect, I don't know how they did it. I can never get my stitches so neat and even! Thank you Doreen, and I'm sorry to say this tray cloth won't be cut to bits and added to art work, but will be added to my growing collection of linen treasures!

Speaking of linen treasures, I bought this from Trademe recently, it was with a bunch of old linen. It is a very old linen laundry bag. It was used by the owner on the ship that bought her to New Zealand in 1870. I'm amazed it is in such great condition! Wouldn't it be great if these old pieces could talk and tell you the story of their lives?
Well must off,
Carole ;D


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Doreen's ATC is really lovely, and beautiful tray cloth....ah come on, you can cut it and enjoy it in something veryyyyy special ;) Easy for me to say LOL

Doreen G said...

Glad that you like both items Carole--it was my pleasure.

Jackie said...

Your linens are gorgeous!