There is a bit of a magpie in me and I know I am not alone. I bought this bag of goodies recently. Yummy bits and bobs of vintage costume jewellery. Some of it wearable or saleable on Etsy and some of it broken and just begging to be used for craft.
Here is my new red hat (every woman of a certain age should have a red hat) This is a wool beret like the one worn by Mary Kate Dannagher in the film The Quiet Man.
I could not leave well enough alone so I made a little felt and button decoration for it (will add pic soon) I then decided it would be perfect to display my vintage hat pin collection. It sits in my hallway on my styrofoam model head.
and a close up...
Another, broken seed beaded ring was perfect to finish off the knitted scarf with the rosette disk I showed you in an earlier post. I love how this scarf turned out and it is so cosy on these cold mornings. Pattern is called Rose and is on the Berroco website.
Big Bottle of Bubbly Bath!
After finishing this bottle of my favourite pink wine I was admiring the lovely bottle and thinking "What could I repurpose this lovely shaped bottle for?" Then it came to me....and this is what I made from it.
I filled it with pink bubble bath, added a few drops of rose essential oil, a handmade tag, some vintage trims, pins and beads.
The label I saved when I received some lovely crafting supplies from Southern Patina on Etsy. I punched a hole each side and threaded some vintage trim and tied it at the back. Under the name it says "Handmade Pretties"
Sugar beads and some pink beads speared on a heart long pin in the cork. These should be enough to warn any potential imbibers that this not a regualar bottle of wine!
Even the back got a new look.
Hours of lovely soaking to be had from this bath wine!