Monday, August 16, 2010

Wall Pocket

Last spring, while shopping in Grapevine. I found these cute wall pockets.  They were filled with different tags and baby items.  They were like little baby announcements and they were so very sweet.

My sister loves wall pockets, but it's not really something she can hang in her cubicle at work!  She really needs a little "pocket" to place on her desk. So, I came up with an idea...first, I "collaged" two pictures.  I used "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" music score and a picture of birds and their nest.

I printed the pictures onto canvas and cut out my pocket shape.  I sewed the two pieces together. 
I then aged my pocket with stamping ink and a large brush.

I also colored parts of the birds darker with watercolor pencils.

Next I headed to my vintage lace stash to find some pretty lace for the top edge.

I hand stitched some lace along the top edge and added a decorative button.

I also "shopped" my stash and found this great frame I bought on a shopping trip to Canton.  I love the 'iron gate' look.

 I added a small bird, a glittered tag and more decorative buttons. The two buttons along the top edge are actually brads and I used them to attach the pocket to the wire frame on the back side.

I made some tags to put into the pocket. I put verses and "sister quotes" on the front and backs of the tags and added some decorative details. I changed the string on each of the tags to ribbon or lace.

Next, I printed some old photos of my brother, sister and I on water color paper.  I hand tinted the pictures with water color pencils.

I filled the pocket with the pictures and the tags.

I liked the end result.  I have a few of these frames left and I have some other ideas for some more 'frame pockets.'

I also mentioned to you the quilt blocks I picked up in Palestine, but I neglected to show you a picture of my purchase.   Here are a few of the quilt blocks I picked up at Star of Texas Antiques.

I love each little girl...

pigtails flying.

Several of the blocks had little dogs embroidered on them, but only one of the blocks I bought had a dog!

Of course, I have plans for these...but more on that later.

till tomorrow...

1 Cowgurls said:

Shannon @ Hase Haus said...

Awesome! Afterall, who doesn't have a "vintage lace stash" just sitting around ready to be used for creative projects?!