Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sculptures and Sales

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We didn't do much but I did manage a trip to Finders Keepers which was really enjoyable - if you didn't catch it last weekend check out the next dates for Brisbane here.

I have been working a new product for my madeit store. Below is the first of two 'sculptures' I have been working on. The first card sculpture has been taken from an old atlas published in the early 70's. The second card sculpture has been taken from a vintage copy of Alice in Wonderland published in the 1950's. You can rearrange these cards to create any form you wish - they make an interesting coffee table arrangement, or look equally as good on a shelf in a child's bedroom. They are just another way of telling a story that would otherwise be shelved and forgotten! I hope to put them into my store tonight, although I am having trouble pricing them as they each took over 2 hours to make (I know!). I realise I cannot charge this time on, luckily I love making things with vintage story books. Anyway, I would love your opinion as always.

Well, that's the sculpture news - now to the Sale news and a map of a different kind. Janette over at my sweet prints is having a HUGE 40% off sale which she has announced only on her blog!!!! All you have to do is visit Janette's blog to obtain the sale code then visit one of her stores and receive 40% off each purchase - I know, it's a magnificent sale. So, this morning I bought a couple of prints, including a gorgeous world map and a bedtime scroll. Thanks Janette for your generous end of financial year sale.

Finally, some other tags going into my stores over the next couple of days:

Hope you're all having a great start to your week. Michelle

Added 30 June: p.s. My husband arrived home from work last night, took one look at my 'world sculpture', and decided (after rearranging it several times) that he would like to sit it on his desk in his office at work. So, after convincing myself that, a. it is good to give away your 'first' of any new range (to iron out the bugs) and b. that it would be good advertising, I let him take it. Now I am working on another one to go into the store, with a note to self to .... "hide all future 'sculptures' from husband". I am still trying to decide on the retail price ... stay tuned!


  1. Love the little sculptures and your bird tags are really sweet too. Yay for buying some of Janette's prints - such a great sale. I love our busroll print - will look forwards to seeing a pic of yours up in your home :) Enjoy the rest of your day xx

  2. Your sculptures are fantastic, you do really beautiful work..

  3. Great new designs Michelle, I love those bird tags they are gorgeous. xx

  4. Hi michelle, thats a great idea! And you will get faster at things as time goes by, thats what I have found. So pretty!!

  5. I love the paper sculptures! that is a fantastic idea!!! Something that older kids would love to play with and make their own sculptures out of. Thank you SO much for posting about my sale Michelle and for your own purchases today, I'm excited to send them off to you! Have a lovey evening & thanks again,

  6. WOW you're so CLEVER Michelle....LOVE your tags & the scuptures are BRILLIANT....You just can't beat the graphics of yesteryear....!

    I just popped into your YUMMY Etsy shop & had the BIGGEST smile on my face when I saw your Bambi Butterflys....Bought back some SWEET childhood memories....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  7. LOVE the owl tags and LOVE the new sculptures. what a precious idea. i haven't forgotten that you tagged me in the previous post...i'm onto it! didn't make it to FK on the weekend but the photos looked lovely. do you have frankie's sweet treats book? have a lovely week lovely lady. x

  8. Hi Michelle,
    Nice to blogmeet you! :) The sculptures you make are very cool! I am looking forward to see what else you do with vintage children's books. Thank you so much for visiting me. I've just spent a lot of time looking over your posts and links and now have about 20 more open tabs to go explore through. Woo hoo! Have a great week!

  9. Thanks for finding my blog Michelle and your kind words, much appreciated!
    Your new sculptures are wonderful...all of your work is, so fun. Hope you have a wonderful week. :)

  10. Hi Michell, very creative of you. What a fun idea. You know there is a funky little restaurant in Melbourne that gives you your bill in a golden years nursery book!!!! It is so quirky!

  11. Thank you all for your lovely comments. Jenny, how cool to receive your bill in a vintage book! Laura, sorry but I had to google to see what Frankies Sweet Treats book was, so no I don't have it but it looks full of yummy treats!
    Hope you are all having a great week. Michelle

  12. Hi Michelle! You are so talented! What pretty little things you have here! I am so happy to meet you, what a wonderful blog, I am happy to be your newest follower, and will definitely be back! XO!

  13. I love the Alice in Wonderland sculpture, especially - such delicate and intricate work. You must have a lot of patience! Thanks for your comments on my blog! Jane (the girl in the brick house)

  14. Hi Michelle. I love your sculptures:) I also LOVE your tags, just gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

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