Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A very mixed bag

As I said yesterday, I forgot to photograph a handful of teeny treasures I found during the 10mins or so we got to spend at the bootfair on Sunday. They'll be great to use in collages I think, but see for yourselves -


Some shanked mother of pearl buttons, a sparkly L brooch ( L for Liz of course ), and a pair of really pretty floral buttons -


A tiny beaded flower spray -


A handsome gent, who had lost one of his arms unfortunately, but too handsome to leave behind -


And these "coins", they look very similar to coins I had on some of my belly dance costumes. They are stitched to very old silk ribbon -


I have also scanned in the postcards I bought, as promised, and I'll share them with you at the end of the post.

First though, I have to post my Every Inchie Monday challenge. This week's prompt was "Endless" and it had me tearing my hair out! I wanted to put a Moebius strip on my inchie, but Madam Fumblefingers here couldn't get it together, lol, that tiny strip of paper defeated me! I had to give in eventually and go with my second choice, the endless circle -


I do love working on such a tiny scale, but it really is a challenge sometimes.

I should have made my Tag Tuesday challenge tag as well, but instead, I created this tag, just for the fun of it -


And finally, the promised scanned postcards, I hope you can use them in your artwork -


Toodlepip xxx

22 comments:

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

You did well at the fair. Interesting to find out more about the armless gent!
Isabelle x

Barbara Jean said...

Lovely tag sweetie, and love the images!
Great finds and know they will look really cute no your work.

blessings
barbara jean

Debby said...

Nice treasures. I love the tag. I love that word "bootfair."

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Your belly dancing costumes???! Sounds intriguing! Love those photos and the forget me nots card is so pretty.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
Wow, I love everything!! And your tag and images are sooo beautiful!!! How are you doing? Great, I hope!!!
XO

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

HI LIZ, WONDERFUL FINDS FROM BOOTFAIRE! THANKS FOR SHARING THE LOVELY POST CARDS. AND YOUR WORK IS SO CUTE! LOVE IT!

HUGS, JUDY

Sheila A. said...

Enjoyed this post and thanks so much for the free images!

Nancy B said...

Wow, you really racked up on some great treasures! I love the black, white,and pink color combo of your inchie.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It's just amazing what you find within 10 minutes at a boot fair, Liz :-)! Great job!
The tag is very pretty and thank you for sharing those lovely images!
Hopefully you will get a nicer day than we here. It just started to rain.
Hugs to you,
Julia

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,
A wonderfull bag full, Liz-I love the little man-
and your tag of sisterhood :) is so lovely.
Thanks for the beautifull cards, they will be saved,-
I can see Julia writes it is raining , so it does here,too--how about you,-are you dry?
I wish you a good and lovely day, sweet.
Hugs,Dorthe

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Your finds are super but your tag is even better, real neat and have always loved the vintage touch!

Kris said...

What a packed post! So many treasures.
Great little inchie. Sometimes our fingers just will not fit what we want in an inch....been there, tried that!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
XO

Anneke said...

how beautiful is your tag.
and thanks for sharing these gorgeous images with us.
love the bag with the little treasures.

Bunty said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely images Liz = they are great!

You managed to find yet more cute treasures - enjoy!

Barbara

Croap Queen said...

Liz at a bootfair - how best to describe it? Well, in the 10 mins she had, let's just say she was out of the car while it was still moving and I went off to park; other than that, it was pretty much a whirling dervish in action :-) Did well though, didn't she? Not sure I'm up to a fully fledged open bootfair with her though - I need to be broken in gently I think.
JJ x

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful tag and those images are to die for, especially the girl sitting in the chair! Thanks for sharing!
Kelly

sonya said...

Hi Liz,
I love your teeny treasures! Especially the armless gent! And thanks for the images, I never can have too many of those!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Sonya

Diane said...

Liz, wonderful finds, tags and postcards. And today is....TGIF....so that means BOOT SALES tomorrow, right? ;-) Hope you get a good haul!

Hugs, Diane

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
I just came over to wish you a Happy weekend!!!
XO

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great post Liz, so many wonderful finds, Your tag is beautiful and those postcards, swoon. How come I never find postcards like those?
Have a beautiful weekend
hugs Lynn

Xela said...

Das Männchen sieht aus wie die Margarinefiguren :) Tolle Schätze Liz.
Dein Tag ist traumhaft geworden, ich liebe diese Stoffblümchen.
Und danke für die tollen Bilder.
schönen Abend wünsche ich dir
Alexandra