Upcoming Fall Market

As I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been busy creating.  I’ve been reStyling or reDesigning thrift store finds and making some vintage inspired goodies.  The next market I will be in is Portobello West Fall Market.  Portobello West showcases wares from  local designers, artists & producers.  I was fortunate enough to be joining some talented peeps.  The Market is held at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre in Vancouver.  This is an awesome venue!

Anyhoo…below are some of my creations,

Dolly Dingle CollageVintage Inspired Paper Doll Softie

Spring LightVintage inspired desk lamp or pendant light

photo (28)ReDesigned Vintage Globe Pendant Light

148496_514946755245890_1419600267_nVintage Mason Jars painted with chalk/artisan paint

hob nail lantern

ReStyled Vintage Milk Glass Lantern using Cottage Paint

I’ve also been trying out different chalk/clay paints that are made locally.  I’ll tell you about in a future post.


Book Page Craft

I love books! Specially first edition hardcovers.  I read a lot of paper backs and when I am done reading with them I usually pass it on to whoever wants to read it next.  I also have a lot of paper backs that are just sitting around.  So I figured I’d recycle them.  I needed props for my market displays and found some great ideas on Pinterest.  Some were awesome! But I went for the simple look.  I remember my mom making angels with an old Reader’s Digest book and it is basically the same principle.

Book pages2

Folded Books2

If you want to learn more about book page art, check out this The Repurposed Library.  This is one book you don’t want to recycle!