Vignettes of the Sacred in the Ordinary; each moment alit with the sacrament of our ordinary lives on the sacred Altar of Life
'.... When you come across the looking-glass, pause only but for a second; do not be fooled by the mirror; turn around three times, stand on your head and go through the glass! Here you will find wonders and delights which you thought could only exist in Paradise! Indeed! The box of your ordinary life is the key to great extraordinariness...."
I made another shadow box of course! I also love to paint in oils and acrylics and mixed media, but my first love are the shadow boxes. To me they seem like miniature worlds captured in a frame!
This is the shop of a victorian dressmaker. She is a paperdoll, put together with pieces and parts of paperdoll clothes, a stamped paperdoll head, plenty of lace and porcelain arms.
The shoes are too adorable. They are a pair of black Barbie doll shoes that I attached two violet roses onto. And a matching handbag! with a navy blue and white madonna on it.
She is standing in her milliner's shop, this craftswoman and seamstress
surrounded by the tools of her trade : needles adorned with pearls and crystal beads; a vintage pair of scissors, a mannequin, a dressmaker's mannequin, a mannequin head, a piece of vintage cloth measuring tape, an old key and more. Oh what a graceful time it was! although it must have been very uncomfortable to sew whilst wearing all those layers of lace and crinoline!
The dressmaker's mannequin in the background I decorated with ribbon roses.
She has a mannequin head in her display window with the latest Victorian hat! I made the tiny little hat from the plastic end of a tassel and I added lace, tiny roses and a very immodest feather!
The lace curtains of the shop is decorated with many gold roses. The shop is wallpapered with victorian paper, lace, ribbons, vintage newspaper ads, a victorian die cut basket of roses.
Please step in and be measured for that special gown!
I am dreaming of travelling far and wide. Stitch by stitch, thread by thread, I sew together my heart-felt dream. I know that I have the key to all my adventures, and I am waiting, ready to embark on this journey.
I am ready and prepared; all my worldly treasures packed up; picnic lunch ready and my precious Snuggles. No-one is left behind, not even my darling parakeet.
I am dreaming of Paris in springtime, with love in bloom.
She is a vintage doll that I bought because of the beautiful detail of her clothing. Her hair was almost non-existent and bald on top! Now she is a grande lady, a seamstress, I guess. After she looked into the mirror and saw the transformation that I gave her, she realised she can be whoever she wants to be and she can do whatever she sets her mind to! She is starting off with a trip on a train to France, Paris in particular. Her favourite perfume is Anna Suis! She has already whispered to me that she intends buying herself a beautiful motor car and travelling on the roads in style!!