Monday, February 20, 2017

A quick pic of a few of our fabulous Czech glass buttons.  These are the real deal and you will look far and wide to find the beauty and fire that these display.  You will find these and everything else on our website, with the exception of our Trim and Treasure Club, discounted 20% during our Presidents' Day Sale.  Visit the sale at to shop, but don't wait too long as the sale ends Tuesday night, February 21.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Oh, and one more thing - this adorable heart pin is easy to make and so vintage!  An old friend, Charlene Birkle made this years ago and it remains one of my favorite things.  I have it pinned to a vintage little girl's eyelet coat, but it would be equally smashing pinned to your blouse.  This one is made from an old Ralph Lauren sheet and is embellished with some vintage millinery flowers, a bit of old lace and some krinkled rayon seam binding.  So easy!

Thought you might like to see what the March Trim and Treasure Club looks like.  Visit for ordering details, or call us at 817-313-5310 to order by phone.
Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since my last post.  No good excuse.  Let's see if we can get back on track.

I'm sending you a pic of a sort of collage, really just an arrangement of some of our most popular and most beautiful items.  Shown here is a luscious fabric collage, some rococo trim, some silk ribbon, a fabulous Czech glass button, a vintage looking lace flower, some gorgeous ribbon with a little bit of metallic bling and more!

We are sending out a magical combination of spring flavored embellishments, ribbons and things this month in our Trim and Treasure package leaving here around the 20th of February.  There is still time to order yours.  Take a look at the March package in the Trim and Treasure Boutique.

Visit all the things you have been missing since my last post at


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Little Inspiration

Just a quick note to add this picture of a padded silk velvet heart embellished with a gorgeous piece of vintage beading, half of an Edwardian buckle and a photo pin.  I wear it on my coat lapel or as the centerpiece on a vintage lace colored blouse.  I made it years ago and just found it in a drawer recently.  Actually, it is inspiring me to get out the old lace, etc., and make another one or two.  Easy enough - just find (or make) a heart pattern the size and shape that suits you.  Cut two hearts out of a piece of fabric (soft velvet is nice, but you can use any fabric - I think a faded vintage print would be wonderful, or turn a piece wrong side out to show the much more faded side).  Sew it up with wrong sides together - this gives you a little ledge to attach your edge trimming.  Then cut a slit in the back and push in a little bit of stuffing.  Don't make it too full or stiff - you want it to be soft.  Then get in your vintage stash drawer and pull out your very best stuff.  Drape it, dangle it, collage it - just have a good time until it pleases your eye.  I always like to have a focal piece, so I usually finish with a brooch or a particularly lovely piece of bric-a-brac.  Just somewhere for your eye to rest.  The possibilities are endless and the results can be stunning. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

An Afterthought

Just posted this fabric collage on Facebook, so thought I would post it here as well.  I did several of these about a year ago.  This one is done all in vintage laces in various shades of yellowing (old lace yellowing - my favorite color).  I used one new shabby fabric flower that I coffee dyed and tattered a bit and one image from an old postcard.  It's all kind of used and old looking.  At least I hope so ...  Don't think the whole thing shows in the photo, but you can get the idea.  Hope to do more and put them in a gallery on my website for sale - that is as soon as I find a way to put at least 10 more hours in each day. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Collage Pages from KC Willis' Book Class

I am just putting the finishing touches on the fabric collage book I did in a class with KC Willis - when was it - April?  Time flies, but it wasn't too long ago.  Anyway, we had this fabulous class where we made this book and KC's wonderful flag.  It's huge and beautiful and it's hanging on the wall in the room I put together for my grandsons' visits.   But I digress,  As I was doing the last bit of arranging and gluing, I thought I'd post a couple of the pages here.  So here you are. 
This is one I call Girl in Oval Frame. 

This one I call Deco Lady.

This is a little one I have not found a place for yet.  I couldn't find a place to stop, so this book is 18 pages long!  Too much??  I think not...