jumping around a bit

about a year and a half ago, when I was visiting my friend, Kim, in Ohio, we went antiquing and i found this really cool vintage garden book that was done binder style, with removable pages. it was similar to a cookbook format, but smaller in size. i picked it up because i thought it would be a great book to use in a RR book swap. After the new Marie magazine came out by Somerset magazine, i thought that would be the perfect theme for the book; especially since we artists all seem to love anything and everything that has to do with Marie. So i put the word out in my Charmster group and got the swap going. Tonight i decided to start working on my cover. i picked up this Nancy Ann story book doll while in California. she was $10; her hair was a diaster, but her clothes were perfect. i knew what i wanted to do with her hair,so that really wasn't an issue. so here's my dolly. i'm going to make some sort of box for her to lay in and i'll glue that to the cover of my book. i also want to make a litle theater for under her dress. she has pink hair, only because i couldn't find my white yarn. kind of looks like cotton candy.

and here is what i added to my friend, Laurel's RR necklace. her theme is "let love in". she had added a keyhole for her center piece, so i added a tin type photo of a man peeking thru the key hole. then i made her a heart charm using some polka dot metal i cut out from a vintage receipe box. on top of that i added a little bezel and put the words: "let me in" on top.