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Thursday, January 15, 2009

You can be inspired to create by the smallest things!

A sweet parcel arrived in the mail ~ another random act of kindness!!! I just have to share these treasures with you! One of the most amazing, delightful things about blogging is this very thing.....thoughtfulness beyond measure!! Sharon at My Vintage Studio mailed me the most wonderful things to use in my artwork ~ Just take a look.... OH, and she's having ANOTHER giveaway on her blog so CLICK HERE to enter :)





Can you believe such wonderful old things she gifted me??? Thank you so so much Sharon!!! I love each and every thing!! I will have to share the beautiful engravings with you all ~ I'll scan them in soon....

















And just look at this precious handsewn night dress.....I can see Clara toddling around in it now!!!






This is just a random thing but this is my new favorite item to work with....coffee dipped and dried cheesecloth! It has the softness of lace but has a more earthy, natural look ~






And on to why I titled my post about inspiring someone ~ After receiving my wonderful package from Sharon I was so inspired by her gifts that I just had to finish this piece that I was working on in the lid of an old suitcase!!! I used one of her gifts right at the top, the pretty metal ornament ~ Thank you again Sharon!



I designed this to hang just as you would a canvas. It's about 22" wide by about 14" tall and it's 2" deep. It's similar to a shadowbox but with all of the charm of the hardware on the suitcase! This piece is for available for purchase in my Lollishops store!


















I have a thankful heart today.... thankful for such sweet, thoughtful friends ~ for my loving family ~ for a cozy house to sleep in ~ for good health .... and for the love of our Lord ... for so many things ~

A thankful heart is a happy heart!




Wishing you a great Thursday sweet friends ~

xxoo, Dawn


24 comments:

Lori said...

what precious gifts...that nightdress is just adorable!!! love your assemblage piece Dawn, it is gorgeous...i am loving cheesecloth too!!!

Karen G. said...

I love seeing the excitement you have for Clara! I can't wait to see her.

Your suitcase lid is just beautiful! My sister LOVES old suitcases & buys them whenever she can. I can't wait to show her your piece.

oksana said...

You are sooo lucky to have this beautiful things!
And the peace you made is amazing beautiful!!!!

Zita - Magpie said...

What a lovely gift from a friend. But the best is the beautiful piece you created - I absolutely love it!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Dawn... Love the suitcase lid creation..... Very frigid here... bbbrrrrrr....

sandra said...

oh Dawn, that's got to be one of your most beautiful creations!!!! Everything about it is perfection. I love cheesecloth, too.....just has so many possibilities! Thanks for keeping me inspired..
Hugs,
Sandra

Country French Antiques said...

You constantly inspire me! Merci!!
Wonderful friends you have!
Have a beautiful day!

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Dawn,
I am so glad yu like your little mail surprise. You have out done yourself again with this lovely creation! Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Sharon

madrekarin said...

What a lovey array of gifts! Your little granddaughter is going have the best vintage baby wardrobe!
Your artwork is beautiful.
Hope your day is nice and cozy warm.
Ha! My word verification is undurfer. That's where I will be tomorrow- undurfer to stay warm!1

Barb said...

Dawn,
What wonderful gifts from Sharon.

I love how you finished the suitcase lid.

Blessings,

Barb

tam said...

Hello Dawn!
Very sweet gifts-you are a very blessed girl! The suitcase lid-very creative idea!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
~Tam :D

Lorrie said...

Your creations are all so unique. I love the layers of texture you include.

Lorrie

Diane said...

Dawn...

.....and YOU continue to inspire ME!

Diane

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful treasures! The art work turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us and for sharing your heart of gratitude. Have a wonderful day!

Pat@MyTatteredElegance said...

You did great with your suitcase lid. And the little treasures are all so nice. I know you love that little morning dress. It is soooo sweet.
Thanks for sharing.
Smiles,
Pat

Charlene said...

Beautiful! That Sharon is so sweet. What wonderful goodies to share with you & I know you will put them to use.

lorhen82 said...

How lucky you are to receive such a lovely gift from such a thoughtful friend! Your creation is beautiful!!! ~Lori

Deborah said...

Dawn, Isn't this a wonderful world, this land of bloggers! Sharon, what a lovely and kind gift! Even the packaging is beautiful and useful. I love the ribbon. The purse, the vintage cards, dress, I love it ALL!!! And Dawn, your suitcase lid is beautiful, I love your work!!!And I especially love the message in your work!!!! Blessings dear friend, Deborah

Marcie said...

Oh Miz Dawn,,,ohhh,,,so sweet,,I mean "everything", from the first photo to the last. Thanks for showing us!
Love
Marcie

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Beautiful work as usual, Dawn.... and what fun to get such a lovely package in the mail!

Please be sure to stop by my blog to sign up for my giveaway.

Nancy

Viv (VivLyn) said...

You are certainly blessed with such thoughtful friends! Your treasures are beautiful and so is your newest creation!

Donna said...

What a sweet thing for her to do! And your creation is lovely!

Maria Jové said...

wonderfull gifts¡¡

lovely
xxoo
maria

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Oh you lucky Girl! Love all the treasures yo received! I love to use the tea-stained cheesecloth in alot of my stuff too....You do such beautiful work and your pictures are to die for! Thanks for the tip on the giveaway....

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