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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pretty ladies

I have quite a collection of tin-types of women and have been experimenting with different ways to use them. I had this idea for awhile of making little purses-cell phone holders that could be worn whenever you don't want to lug around a big purse. So I combined that idea with the tin-types and here is what I came up with!

I used some of my vintage fabrics, laces, flowers and trim for each one. They measure about 3-3/4" x 5-1/2". Each one has been stitched by hand on the sides and I stitched on all the lace and embellishments. Even the photos have been sewn on. I find sewing by hand to be so relaxing even though it is so time consuming!
I decided to give each lady a name, here is Clara..

Eliza Jane





Hester Sue

I gave them all pretty long straps made from vintage trims and laces so that they could be worn over the shoulder as modeled by my daughter Callie!

or they straps could be knotted or trimmed to make them shorter to wear around the neck.

To see more photos of each and to get pricing info just take a peek here.

Now what else can I use these tin-types for......the possibilities are endless!




Jamie said...

Wonderful!!!! You clever girl!! I love them all. Tintypes are my weakness:) Love, Jamie

Anji Johnston said...

You are so amazingly creative! Is there no end to your talents? I like that you have still been true to your unique style with these - you are truly one of a kind. Fantastic!

Regina Moore said...

These are so pretty!

Kari said...

Those are truly beautiful! Great idea too! Off to check prices.:)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh my....Cheryl...they are wonderful! You just keep coming up with the best ideas! :)

TinyBear said...

They are SOOOOO beautiful Cheryl - what a great idea.
xo Tina

Viola said...

These are so gorgeous!!! Wonderful artwork!!

Dorthe said...

How absolutely fantastic, and such a great idea, for using the tin-types-beautifull and practical in one piece.Love them

lindaharre said...

Another fabulous idea! You always come of the best items :D

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

They are all beautiful!

Kathy said...

I whole heartedly agree, fabulous. I hoard my tin

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Each creation is gorgeous, Cheryl! I just love the combination of laces, fabrics, pearls/beads and flowers.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

paula nerhus said...

Love the idea of each having their own name that Hester Sue! These are really cool! What an amazing idea!