Friday, September 24, 2010
I bought a fabulous box of old bits and pieces from ebay a while back. Oh, it was like a treasure trove, all the pieces had been dug up from an old rubbish dump in rural Victoria. Most of the pieces were broken or chipped, but they had so much character. It was like Christmas when the box arrived!
This little lady was amongst them. Her poor body broken and her hat chipped beyond repair. Included was this gorgeous Victorian moustache mug, missing the handle and guard of course. They were a match made in heaven, their colours mimicking each other with glorious greens and rich pink tones.
I rummaged through my button stash to find these pearly beauties.
I cut a piece of styrofoam to fit snuggly in the mug and cut a couple of holes so the little lady could stand. I covered the styrofoam with the buttons and a sprinkling of pinky pearls.
I glued a few buttons on to her bonnet to cover the missing piece and to tie into the buttons below her waist.
She now sits proudly once again.
We are venturing early tomorrow to the annual Queanbeyan Swap Meet, I will try and take a few photos, and hopefully bring back a few treasures too. The weather is forecast to be nice tomorrow, a sunny 18 deg C, so it should be way better than last year :)
p.s. Natasha @Artistic Creations is having a Revamp it Party, I have added my link. Pop on over and check out all the wonderful makeover ideas.
Bye for now, Tamara