I’ve been researching clip art for a couple of different projects and I found a great source for free images: The Graphics Fairy LLC. Karen has a weekly post called Brag Monday where she puts up things people have made using the clip art found on her site, with links to their blogs that give instructions. The whole blog is a clip art/crafter’s dream. Plus she has some great vintage kids’ stuff, like a vintage how-to-draw series (my fave is the mice, click on the image to make larger):
I also found a great book, The Steampunk Sourcebook from Dover: Continue reading
I got into the pin-cushion-on-a-pedestal thing by accident. If you sew, you need a pin cushion, and I loved my classic fat tomato, but I kept losing it in clutter on the sewing table. So one day, in a fit of frustration, I grabbed an old white wood candlestick I never used, squirted some Goop on top of it, and socked my tomato down. To this day, it’s still my fave. I like the incongruity of the simple, everyday tomato on top of the white, classical column. Mostly I like that I never lose my pin cushion any more. It’s always high above the fray.
But once you start gluing together pincushions, it’s hard to stop. Continue reading