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Vintage assemblage dolls

It's almost the end of September already! The weather is cooler, flowers are dying. If you're like me, I have a weakness for drying flowers. I have them all over my house and hanging on my staircase railing.  So while it was rainy and cool, I got out some old beat-up blocks and dried items and put together a couple of vintage assemblage dolls!

These little cuties have homemade paper dresses that have been distressed. They've also got a vintage button or bauble from my mom's old button collection. The backs are open so they look like they've been fashioned together by a child on a lazy afternoon while playing in their room.

This smaller one has arms made from a dried lily - and she's holding some dried greenery. She's also got a dried flower on her bonnet. Her underskirt is an old red block, complete with original scratches and gouges. She's mounted on a wooden spindle that's been covered in silk ribbon and distressed.

Her taller friend has arms made from the dried stems of the lily. And she's got dried lily petals on her hat. I love the red that shows through on her head piece!  She's mounted on a wooden spool covered in silk ribbon and distressed. That's attached to a distressed spindle and mounted in a beat-up bottle cap.

All the flowers used are from my dear mother's funeral back in January. These will always remind me of her!

I'm entering these lovelies at A Vintage Journey's Back To Nature challenge and I'm playing along at Creative Artiste!


How about another giveaway?

I feel like another giveaway - how about you?!

I've got a couple of bottles of Lindy's Violaceous Violet Vintage Spray to give away!

(Picture - copyright Lindy's)

When I reach 100 blog followers, 2 lucky followers will be randomly chosen to win!  Open to all my followers everywhere!   

Spread the word on your social media sites - this color is gorgeous and would look great on Halloween projects so we need to get it there quick! 


A batty mask

Fall is setting in and Halloween is getting closer!  And I've got a simple little batty mask that you can make on the EyeConnect Crafts blog!

There's lots of cool chipboard lace-ups and totems like this little bat!  Stop by my blog post to check out the details and have a look around the shop! 


What a trip!

Hello my lovelies! I'm up on Julia Cotrim's blog  with a little zine using her fun digital printable paper pack - What a Trip!

Want to see more inside and how it's made? Head over to her blog! And don't forget to check out her Etsy store for unique digital downloads and more!