There are many red things in my house, it's my favorite color. Sometimes though, a little pastel find comes home with me. Exhibit A: Lefton Miss Priss salt shaker a thrift store save for $1.40. You know I walked those isles for 30 minutes looking for her 'other half' but she was destined to remain a single gal. I thought her a perfect spot to display this old cupcake topper. The topper reminded me of bakery treats at Sterling Pastries where my beloved Little Grama worked during my childhood days! Thank you to Elizabeth for triggering another memory with your gift bag of goodies!
The Home Companion magazine is dated 2005 but I save them and puruse them each month of the year. The paper dolls remained intact until this year when I decided to use them to create a little valentine project. You see, Anne Estell reminds me of another little blond who grew up in our house; our homemade baby girl.
The base is a heart shaped open sided red cookie cutter; I used scrapbook paper and then a layer of flecked opaque fabric over the paper. The back has a doily that allows a peek-a-boo view of the inside where I glued the other pieces of the paper doll clothes.
The Home Companion wasn't the only M.E. treasure I saved, calendar pages also provide great graphics for valentine paper crafts. My pal of 29 years will get this card next week. We are both Norwegian mothers of Korean born children. I love the Scandinavian Christmas papers for a great group of red mixes that complement the trim in Mary Englebreit's drawing!
'Hope you haven't stopped Valentine crafting yet, I love this time of red, glitter and doilies. One more week till the Big Day of Love!