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Friday, August 9, 2013

Grandmom

It has been way too long since my last post! We finally found a house to move into and closed on both the old and the new in mid-July. We picked the hottest weekend to move, but we are now in the new house. We've already started the remodeling and redecorating. New wood floors are down throughout much of the first floor. Now the painting can begin. We are covering up some very dark (and unusual) color combinations, but so far so good. They make a primer for everything and we are taking advantage of that!

The first room that will be complete is my new craft room. I can't wait to get in there and start creating again! I'll share some before and after photos once we're done.

In the meantime...

I had a couple of projects published in last month's Create Vintage issue. And was I surprised (and a bit disappointed) to find out that Northridge stopped printing actual magazines and has now switched to an all digital format. I will miss holding the magazines in my hand and poring over the beautiful projects inside.

Here is one of the projects that was published. I made a vintage style hanging that features a photo of my grandmother. I reused a background I had created for another project that I wasn't thrilled with. I layered scraps of paper from Prima, some old fabric, lace, millinery flowers, and some sweet tiny flowers from Maya Road.


Here's a closer look at some of the embellishments.


The photo was taken of her and my grandfather back in his sailor days. I'm assuming they were either in Philadelphia or New York at a nightclub. Can't you just picture the band playing, martinis swirling, and couples dancing...

 

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4 Comments:

Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

So, so glad to hear you have moved in and are starting on transforming the house into your dream home! I know it is a ton of work, but so worth every moment!
Love your beautiful grandmother hanging. Simply oozes vintage charm!

August 9, 2013 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

Hey Erica,
Just seeing how you are coming along on the new house. Sounds like its's going well, but I know how much sweat equity you are pouring into it! Best wishes and hope we can see some pics soon!
Kate

August 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

Hey girl! I got an email this morning with a code for Northridge and was finally able to preview some of the all-digi issues......and I saw your fabulous Featured Artist article in the Sept. CARDS! Your cards are stunning! Great job, my friend! I only wish we could get a paper copy to have and to hold....

August 27, 2013 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

Just seeing how you are doing in your new casa! Hope all that painting and fluffing is going well. Happy fall!
Kate

September 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM  

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