Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Featured in My Etsy Shop. I made these pieces in the mid-70s from kits I bought while on vacation in Florida. As a collector/hoarder, it's so hard to part with beloved items, but since I'm trying to sell cards I've made, why not sell this pendant and pin? Someone should get some use and enjoyment out of them, otherwise they'll sit in my jewelry box as they have for years. It's recycling and sharing my love of arts and crafts at the same time! The bow design on the pin is an original; the materials all came in the kit, but I had already made a bracelet and decided to try my hand at something new. I believe I switched the needlepoint canvas to a larger count which meant many more stitches and better detail (this is known as petit point and it's often used for a small detailed area in the middle of normal stitches).
A Trio of Cards. Two cousins and a cousin-in-law are having birthdays at the end of September, so I made these cards with the same $1 stamp from Michael's and matching patterned paper. I used 2 different corner punches for each corner of the main image and the mat. The sentiment was made with a label maker. I hope cousin JR, BR and JL all really relax and enjoy their birthdays!
Monday, September 15, 2008
The photo on the right is the hallway leading to one of the buffet tables and cash bars. Since Target was the sponsor, their logo could be seen in a light installation, and moving across the walls and ceiling.
Outside on the roof, I got this shot with the church across the street nicely contrasting with the structure-like sculpture that is part of the Walker's permanent collection.
My contribution to the scaled-down city was the collection of little wood houses with button-windows. I made as many as I could with the wood scraps provided. If you look closely, you'll see the glue wasn't even dry when I took the photo. The orange duct taped structure and the windmill shape were made by other party-goers.
Saarinen's furniture designs were on display in the Walker's gift shop windows. These designs date to the 1940s and '50s - the very definition of classic!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
On the first day of filming (see sign), the whole street of retro houses was blocked off, but I spotted a line of '60s cars one block over and stopped to talk to the drivers.
It's just great to see the old license plate designs...takes me back to my child/teen years. Many owners of classic cars buy special permanent collectors plates, so it's not all movie props.
EDIT: C sent this via email:
Hi Cheryl, I don't know years like maybe D will, but here's what I see: In the bottom picture I think the yellow one is a Ford Galaxie, in front of it might be an Oldsmobile but I can't tell for sure. In the foreground is a blue 1965 Dodge but I don't know the model. The picture above it has a blue Mercury Cougar and behind it I think is a Pontiac GTO. The picture above that has a 1965 Rambler Classic and the car I couldn't identify. I don't have any photo software on this computer (my old one) but maybe if you use something you have you may be able to zoom in a bit and read some of the lettering on some of the cars if D doesn't know them just by looking. C
And from D:
C got them pretty close. I would have to look them up on the internet to know the exact year and model. I think the Cougar is a 68 and the GTO is a 66 or 67. The red one in the top picture is a 61 Olds
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The main card was an Archiver's make-and-take, with "Happy Birthday" stamped on the front. I added the "80th" label printed on vellum on my PC and embossed in gold. The band slips off the card to open it.