Ringing in the New Year!!

Here we stand on the edge of 2019. How exciting to have a clean slate, so to speak. I have purposed to just try to be a better person, rather than make a laundry list of things I am going to change. Would I like to suddenly become someone who puts nothing but nutrient-packed foods in her mouth? Someone who walks 10 miles to start the day? Why, yes, I think, as I stare across the table at an empty bowl with traces of whipped cream and strawberry-rhubarb pie.

I cannot believe, actually, that I am here at age 55, still wanting to change so many things, still running after goals, still loving every little step of this life we have the privilege to live.

I plan to do some things to streamline my ephemera / journal business in 2019. You will see more here about the business and what I have under way in the studio and for sale in the shop.

I know I talked about having a job I love! It is so true! Some have asked about it. I have left medical / clerical!! Finally. I did my time. I have taken my retirement and I am now working on things that are more creative! I work in a reuse center, building displays, making journal items to promote sales, learning about outreach, and I plan to teach classes on how to make journals. The other thing I am doing is building my business here from home. I LOVE it!!

Here is wishing everyone a wonderful, purpose-filled, prosperous 2019!!

Enjoy this day! ~Lynn

A few things from the New Year:

I started the year with 2-dozen roses from Jason.
Sorting gorgeous cigar labels for ephemera packs being listed today.

Creepy Journal (TN) — Not for the faint of heart.

Hi, friends! Just wanted to share the video here of the most recent embellished TN, a creepy one! Sometimes I’ve gotta use up that creepy ephemera that accumulates! Not for the faint of heart, and of course the contents of the journal do not reflect ME! Just something that fascinates me.

I will be back soon with the ghost(?) story regarding the old house.

Enjoy this day!

Sweet, Lovely Find — Vintage Paper Dolls

I remember reading about little girls of long ago, before the days of excessive toys or anything electronic. They would cut “paper dolls” from leftover catalogs and magazines given to them by their mothers. That was their fun!

Recently I came across an old magazine from 1907. When I opened it up, I was delighted! There inside was a stack of cut-out paper dolls. Babies. Bonnets. Ladies. Parasols. Rugs. Hats.  Horses.  Buggies.

I wonder what little girl cut these out. It looks like she even colored a few of her own! So sweet!  Enjoy.

Enjoy this day!