Sunday, 13 April 2014

Collaging


I wanted to make some Natures Themed creations
and collaging was what came to mind.

So I have been making little collages these last dasy


using corrugated cardboard
vintage wallpaper, images, stamps
everything nature like from my stash



work in progress




red theme



gluing, stitching, painting
everything I like

        


I actually think they came out quite pretty.
This might be a new addiction
so caming and fun.

some is listed here

Wishing you all a wonderful sunday

Tina ♥♥♥



Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Closing Sale in my TinyBearWear Shop


I´m closing down my TinyBearWear shop


everything is marked down 50 %

here´s a few of the items available





the shop will close down for good
April 16th

Pop over and have a look if you fancy :-)

Have a great day
Tina ♥♥♥


Saturday, 5 April 2014

April is Here

and more than two weeks have gone since my last post.

I wanted to show you what I have been up to.

The flea market season haven´t really started yet, but I found one
a few weeks ago. Didn´t find that many goodies, but I was lucky enough
to get my hands on a little old unused dairy and a bunch of sweet
embroidered bird pieces


thought they would make perfect book covers
so decided to make some more book.
who could have guessed



this time with a new binding method
new to me that is - coptic stitch binding.


old books
and water color paper


and a few notebooks too,
made from old books
and unused vintage ledger pages.



here´s the binding


and some front covers.
These books are in the shop

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stamp carving

I have been wanting to try for some time now


quite fun that is



and quite happy with them too
I am

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I´ve also signed up for the
by Mindy Lacefield


first project


new inspiration

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For those of you who know
Things are lightning up a bit over here
I´m not sure how much respite we get this time
or if this is for good - cross my fingers here.

I´ve had a little more quiet me time
and new ideas are coming
that´s a good sign
on the other hand - the bear making spirit is fading
I´m not sure if this is a temporarry outcome or...

Those I make now will be aimed for Hugglets in september.
I´m hoping for a little update before the summer
holidays, but at this time, I´m not sure how
things will work out.

Thank you so much for coming in today
Tina ♥♥♥




Monday, 17 March 2014

Originals - on leftover watercolor paper


I´ve been saving my leftover paper cuts from 
my bookmaking, and knew I wanted to use them for something



the paper is 180 gr. watercolor paper
and would be perfect for little projects.


I´ve only just started, so here´s the first attemps.

using a watercolor set I found recently at a flea market.
I love the soft colors in this


little scraps of collage paper and 
vintage ephemera


adding some stitches too


here´s a closeup of the details



these girls are inspired by the classses and books of
Mindy Lacefield
over at Tims Sally



I´m going to work on more
using some paint and stencils too

quite relaxing



Tina ♥♥♥





Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A bear update and baby dress creations


I've had a bear update on my website - I got the last one I had in mind finished in time
for an update late Sunday.  5 little ones were available


Including this little lady in her coin purse. 
They all sold within a day - travelling out in the world to their
new home. Me - I'll start working on more.

I've also been working with some of the little baby dresses I found some years
ago at a flea market. 



Here's one in progress.
They have been decorated with vintage lace and doilies. 
Sweet fabric images and some jewelry pieces



everything is from my stash of flea market finds.
I'm so happy I had some time to create with this again.
It's been quite some time.



This one even has a little pocket.

Two of them sold very quickly, but there's still one left in the shop.

Spring is about to arrive over here and it's time to start thinking of
upcoming vacations - first one in April will be Italy.
Who could have guest - lol

Trying to find some time for journaling in between the
bearmaking too - miss that.

Tina

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

It´s been too long again


what can I say
it´s been way too long since my last 
post - again
 time have been limited for me the last few month
but I´m trying to hang in and working on getting
back to my normal schedule.

I´m working on new bears at the moment for a new website update.
I didn´t get a chance to post about the last one
before they all sold within half a day.

You should know that I´m very very grateful for that.

here´s a little peek on work in progress



a head is done



and here he is sitting on to top
of a little pink one in the making.




this one fitts perfectly in one of my last coin purses.
I´ll have to be looking for more - they are 
really rare over here.


a sweet little pink lady all dressed
up in vintage lace and little rosebuds.

One more is finished.
One little black one is on the work table
after another one, there´ll be
an update - in a few weeks I guess.
If you would like to know exactly when
you´ll have to sign up o my mailing list.

Thank you so much for visiting today
I hope you´ll have a wonderful day

Tina ♥♥♥



Sunday, 26 January 2014

More Handmade Books


I got some more books finished the week


junkjournals or
smashbooks

old book covers and a lot of different papers
for the signatures.

I love these kind of journals.
perfect for traveljournals



lots of little pockets
sewn in here and there
to store little stuff




here´s the covers
for a better look


and the spines



listed these in the shop today.

hurry if you need one.
on demand - it seems.

I´m very grateful for that.

Have a lovely sunday

Tina ♥♥♥







Saturday, 11 January 2014

The Start of a New Year


I started the year by sending off
a box of bears for The Bear Scout



6 little one are on their way to be ready for the
San Diego show on Jan 18th.
Actually I shipped them just after Christmas to avoid them to
get lost in the christmas rush, with the result that they
are now still at the facility office upon arrivel to the US due to 
the very bad weather over there.
I really hope they will make it in time.

I´ve been working a tiny bit in my artjournal too


Here´s the page I did.

I'm working on new bears for a website update
at the end of this month.
I haven´t decided on the date yet, but
will keep you posted through my newsletter


here´s a few pics of bears in progress



and new books are in the making too.
I think this year is going to be about
bears and books
doesn´t that sound nice together :)

anyway
here´s some journals in progress too


I´m using vintage book covers
and a mix of blank white pages
and blank vintage ledgers
for the signatures



If I get some decent daylight for the photoshooting
new journals will be listed in the shop
later today or tomorrow, depending on the 
weather over here.

We´re expecting some cold weather 
this next week and I´m fighting a cold - ugghh :(

Wishing you all a beautiful day today

Tina ♥♥♥