Just recently I’ve gotten back to doing art journaling. I can’t really call what I do “scrapbooking” because it’s really loosy-goosy mixed media style. So you know my current hero is Tim Holtz. We were chatting about all of this on the Nest Vintage Modern Facebook page the other night. Very quickly one of the […]
Remember awhile back when I was telling y’all about using an old Hoosier cabinet to store craft supplies at home? Still lots to do, but it’s coming along!
Awhile back I procured a really nifty ol’ Hoosier cabinet that needed a lot of love. It had always been painted, was chippy and ready for a facelift. After looking at it, tilting my head, furrowing my brow, and smooshing my lips up, I decided it would be an awesome craft cabinet. —Which, according to […]
Spring break has historically never been a time we get out of town. It is, however, a time when we spend more time together as a family and enjoy some of our area attractions, cooking nice family meals, and crafting fun projects. This morning I woke up a crabby toddler who has been having a […]
UPDATE: Just in case you happen to come across this older post at some point after 5/1/13, our address is now 26 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL 60525 … This Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:00am until 6:00pm. Drop in when you can. 3750 Grand Blvd., Brookfield, IL Phone: (708) 493-4127 Bring a small […]
Growing up on the Gulf Coast, I always had a melancholy soft spot for old cemetery angels. It was the main subject of my photography for many years. So a couple of weeks ago when I found this newly manufactured statue at my favorite antiques mall, I grabbed it and decided to try a process […]
This afternoon Sophia and I spent some quality time with our tube of E6000, some vintage buttons, and filigree ring blanks I ordered from Etsy. Super fun happy time!
Who doesn’t love a little hometown pride? I spent some time this afternoon making these 1 inch pendants showing off maps from the Brookfield area. The base of the charm is antiqued brass, strung on antiqued brass chains. There are pendants showing Brookfield, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Riverside, and North Riverside. They’re for sale in the […]
Sara and I have been enjoying old globes quite a bit lately. She came into the shop (Sara does lots of picking for Nest) a couple of months ago with a stash of Soviet Union era globes with beautiful Mid-Century typography on them. The colors were just gorgeous. But there was one sad little modern […]
I’ve moved! “That time I painted a Victorian Sofa…with PAINT” along with lots of other crafty fun is now at: http://alanawpiper.com/2012/10/05/that-time-i-painted-a-victorian-sofa-with-paint/