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When I was a kid, we made our own Christmas cards. We made our own potholders. We made curtains and napkins and tea towels.

I have a hard time buying things if I can look at it and say " I could make that!"

My grandmother lived with us -- she was driven and frugal. My parents were less driven but more frugal! And from that way of thinking I find I hate to throw things away. I find ways to reuse them, like my Seaside card. I find the little photo very evocative. But it was so small - it got lost! I had a ruined postcard with a shell border, so i put the two together -- the shell border brings out the "beachiness" of the photo, adding color and making the tiny photo a secret message -- something you discover on closer inspection!

But I can also find inspiration from an album cover...from a famous artist like Paul…

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  • Joined May 23, 2011

Favorite materials

antique victorian vintage paper, japanese origami paper, japanese origami paper on steroids, watercolors, old or unusual bits and oddments, photographs, vintage silk ties, vintage fabric, designer fabrics, felt

About

When I was a kid, we made our own Christmas cards. We made our own potholders. We made curtains and napkins and tea towels.

I have a hard time buying things if I can look at it and say " I could make that!"

My grandmother lived with us -- she was driven and frugal. My parents were less driven but more frugal! And from that way of thinking I find I hate to throw things away. I find ways to reuse them, like my Seaside card. I find the little photo very evocative. But it was so small - it got lost! I had a ruined postcard with a shell border, so i put the two together -- the shell border brings out the "beachiness" of the photo, adding color and making the tiny photo a secret message -- something you discover on closer inspection!

But I can also find inspiration from an album cover...from a famous artist like Paul Klee...or from an old pair or jeans!

And then there's my Etsy shop for VINTAGE items -- retro clothing and accessories, postcards, paper/ephemera, records, books...and decor!
It's called: mudintheUSA -- please check it out!

I have a new blog: www.paperfizz.com

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