I would like to wish all my blogging friends a HEALTHY & HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope that 2010 will be the best for you and your family. And I hope that this new year will bring us a new passions for our creating.
A picture of this little girl, isn't she so sweet. Thought I would share it with all of you. I found this at a place here in Fort Worth called the Barns. Hope you like it. Also hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
Have a great night and blessed Tuesday. We are suppose to get some more winter weather tomorrow. Just hope it doesn't last. I go to the doctor Wednesday and I sure don't won't to drive on ice.
My Christmas Wish is that everyone could find peace, show love and help our neighbors not just at Christmas time, but every day of the year.We need to remember that Christ came to our earth to save us, not just to rush around town buying gifts to put under that magical tree.We need to wake up each morning and thank God for the beautiful day that he has given us. Thank him for our families and friends, for the health and wisdom he has given to each of us.We need to prais him and be gracious to him in each and every thing we say and do. We need to keep him first and everything we say and do. If every one in this world could do that we would have a heaven on earth to live in. Let's all remember that Christ is the reason for the season, and remember it every day!
I hope every one of you will have a wonderful MERRY CHRISTMAS and A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope this next year will be filled with love and joy to each of you and your families.
A few blogs back I showed you this pic of a piece of CQ that I was making for a new eye glass case. Well my daughter Kim came over last Saturday and spent the day with me and she wanted me to make her a pillow out of it. So as any mother would do I started working on a pillow.This is the pillow that I made for her. As you can see I added some more embellishments. The picture of my mother and dad holding me when I was a baby really caught her eye. She was really close to my mom and dad. She was born on my mothers 40th birthday and was her first grandchild. I had bought a beautiful drape and thats what I made the pillow from and added the lace to the front. Below I will show you a few pics up close.Hope you like the pics. I think Kim will treasure this for a long time. She doesn't have any children so she will probably hand this down to my only granddaughter Payton. I love to make heirloom treasures to pass down to a new generation. Hope everyone is having a great time decoratering,shopping and going to Christmas parties. Hugs, Pat
Today I wanted to start adding some things to my etsy. So I added all this beautiful lace. I tea dyed three of them and the other one was pink when I got it. All of it is bridal lace and wonderful for crafts.
These are some little pansies I have been making. Thought I would let you take a look. I will use them on some of my CQ things probably. I got some new material and I am going to try it on a new rose, I'll post it when I get it finished. Want to start on a purse too. We just want to do to many things.
Hope you enjoyed and come back soon. Hope everyone has a wonderful night.
Today I finished up the salt and pepper shakers that I had been working on. They are some old tarnished ones that I found at a garage sale. I remembered seeing some on Dawn's blog and tried it on mine. I used old photo's and in the other one I made a hand made silk ROSE with leaves. I like the bling in front.
And yesterday I was painting lace. I dyed all of these and lots more with rit dye, but I painted the dye on with a paint brush. I've got more to do but I thought I would give you a look.
One of the things I've been doing is adding sheets of old patterns to my maniquin. I used a glue made of flour and water after reading one of Dawn's blogs. I used flour and water as a kid, but most of the time I use white glue mixed with water or mod podge now. But I have to tell you, I love the way this mixture turned out. This maniquin had the paper cording wrapped around her and it didn't look good. It was brown and some of it had come loose. I tore all that off several months ago. Then last week I decided to spruce her up. I use her to display clothes when I sell them on Craigslist. And she has a spot in one of my studios. I think she looks pretty cool.
I found a hat at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. It had two roses and a bow on it. I loved the roses and wanted to try to make vintage roses, so I bought the had and took the roses off. One of the roses I tore up to make a pattern and see how it was made. This is a picture of the one I didn't tear up. Isn't it pretty.
This is the one that I made. I took the pattern I made and cut it out of an old pair of my pajamas. I loved the peachy orange color. And I had a piece of orange lace that I put in for the velvet. Thought I would let you see how it turned out. I want to try it again with some dupionie silk and see how it will turn out. Either way it was a lot of fun to work with.
Hope everyone out there in blogland has a very happy Thanksgiving and enjoys the day with family and friends. I know I am thankful to be a part of blogland and share with all of you.
Well here we are again at our Art Diva's craft night. Not everyone was with us, but we had fun anyway. Just missed Cami and Joann. Charlene got her round of pics too. We all had little projects we were working on. Charlene had a wonderful apron that she was altering and someone is going to be very happy!
Carolyn was working on a couple of beautiful Christmas wreaths, lots of bling. Joanna had an altered frame and she also brought some of her goodies from her Silver Bella trip. They were wonderful!! Can't remember what Jana was working on, probably a couple of things if I know her. She also had baked some brownies for us. Thanks Jana for the Sweets.
Lisa has bottles that she is always working on, have you seen her bottles. They are soooo awsome. I don't know where she gets the creative ideas she comes up with, but they are always grrrreat!! I love her work.
In this pic of Carolyn I think you can see the wreaths she is working on. They are both gorgeous. She is like me, likes the bling.
This is the crazy quilt piece I was working on. I am making an eye glass case for myself. I'll show it when it is finished.
Hope you enjoyed our fun night and hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Pat
It is with profound gratitude we honor you. Today and every day....Keep all of our brave men and women who are fighting for OUR Freedoms in your hearts and prayers every day...
At this time when our COUNTRY is in such a state and we are all wondering what will happen to our courages military guys and gals, what will happen to our jobs and healthcare, I go to my favorite verse and hold fast. Maybe it will hold you too!
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
And with God we cannot fail. May we all call on his HOLY NAME to BLESS this COUNTRY and the people that are fighting to keep her free and honorable. And to be THANKFUL for all the blessings he gives us. Our country has not been keeping GOD first and we need to turn back to him and lift him up in everything we do and say. May HE bless all of you and your families this day and everyday. Hugs, Pat
I went off to get my usual coke this morning, I don't drink coffee, and on my way home I spotted a garage sale. So my van just naturally turned the corner and stopped in front of that yard. They didn't have much, but I did spy this cute little train case sitting on the floor. Just perfect for a makeover. So I grabbed it up, paid the lady a dollar and headed for home. I am leaving today to go back to Cleburne for a big yard sale. My van is loaded and ready to go, I took the first load on Tuesday. I loaded on it again all day yesterday and now it's time to go and set it all up. Another hard working weekend, but the weather is perfect so I don't care. I would just like to get rid of some of this stuff. Wish me luck! The question is further down.
The question has to do with this post card I found on CardCow.com. I found a print, a very large print of this man and his dog. It is a signed and numbered print. The question is do you know the artist. I am wondering if Timber Jack is the artist. Does anyone know? If you do please let me know.
This is my picture. A very nice rugged picture for a cabin or rustic home. Doesn't do too much for my shabby victorian nest.
Well I'm off to Cleburne, will talk to you when I get back. Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.
Here we are at Trade Day. Charlene, JoAnn and I all shared our booth. Had so much fun. We all got to visit with a lot of friends and made a lot of new friends. The day couldn't have been more perfect. Here is a glimpse of our booth.
Most of you have seen the pictures of all of us, so I just showed the booth. Hope you enjoyed! Hugs, Pat
Thank you for stopping by to meet me and hear about My Tattered Elegance.
My name is Pat, I'm a self taught artist, junker and creative person. I paint on nearly any surface, make ribbon roses one petal at a time, do ribbon embroidery, form roses from the oven baked clay. I also do some sewing for my home.
My favorite pasttime is not going shopping at the mall, it is going shopping at a good yard sale, or fantastic estate sale or a big flea market. The thrill of finding that special something is better than chocolate (and I love chocolate). I'm even one of those ladies that stop and load my car with the cast offs on the side of the curb. Some of the curb trash becomes my best finds.
I'm at home here in Fort Worth, Texas and love it. I have a married daughter, Kim. She doesn't have any children only three cats. I also have a married son, Kent. He has two sons, Bryce and camron. Also one daughter, Payton. She is the one that comes and paints with me. And she loves to use my beads to make jewelry. Grand-daughters are so much fun.