Monday, January 21, 2013

Create more consume less

How's everyone doing today?  I mentioned last week I am throwing a Valentine day party for some of my closest girlfriends.  I can't share a ton with you beforehand because I want a lot of it to be a surprise and a few of them read my blog :)  I can tell you that I have been making some of my own decorations with these Valentine day postcards from the early 1900's.
 The one above is a story of betrayal.  Who she is is unimportant, but what she did for love really screwed up a family.  You see she fell in love with her sister's husband and eventually he left his wife for her.  Joni I told you I'd find a use for the cuffs.
This one just makes me happy with those pom poms on it!  It feels really good to create right now instead of consume.
Here is a unicorn who just got done impaling someone who got too close to her horn.  Respect the horn!

I treated myself to a new pendant and strung it up all purty!  It was made by Sugar and Spikes!
 Pretty yummy huh!
I can show one of the party favors I've been working on.  Each gal gets a different one!
This is all you get to see of me today, I just didn't feel like snapping photos of me this weekend.  As you can see I was busy making stuff.
I hope you all have something to look forward too today, and if not create it!


Anonymous said...

My darling I love the stories you created with your amazing pink gifted hands!!
It's so inspiring to have friends like you that need to express themselves through making art, it's a great incentive to do my best and more!I do like everything and the snapshot of your colourful outfit fills me with joy (even if I miss your face!).

I love you more than cute and dangerous unicorns!!

Louise Mc said...

I only became aware of these early 1900s postcards for birthdays and valentines and whatnot this month when I found a stash at an antiques fayre. I'm planning on making the majority of my cards this year, and using them as the basis. Got to track down a nice Valentines one to make hubby's card. x

Helga! said...

Here's to awesome creativity!! You're on FIRE, girl!!!
The new pendant is delicious!
I reckon your party is gonna be a humdinger!
Love the unicorn painting, didn't realise they could be so dastardly!! Haha!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME Artwork--LOVE it!!!
The back-stories are so cool!!
Your new pendant is amazing!!!

I've been holed up in The Craft Palace pretty much all 3 days making stuff!!

doesn't it feel so good to create stuff??

Nat said...

Wow! I am in awe of your creativity :-)

pastcaring said...

You are on a creative roll, Krista! Sometimes the circumstances are just right for it, I guess.
I love your pictures and that fabulous pendant and the little party favours. I think this Valentines party of yours is going to be fantastic!
Keep creating, love, keep warm, and keep happy!
PS. Those knit tights (leggings?) are wonderful! xxxxx

Heather said...

Have fun creating!! I am enjoying all that color ;) OOOOHHH beautiful pendant~ I had no idea unicorns were so dangerous thanks for sharing I will be careful if ever stand next to one!! ~Love Heather

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Your friends are so lucky to get to go this cool V-day celebration and enjoy all the mad party favors you're creating!! Loving it!! The uni with the bloody horn is my fav :)

Anonymous said...

I love your creations today! And the handcuffs cracked me up! These are really a great idea. Are we going to get to see photos from your big Valentine's Bash?? I hope I hope!

two squirrels said...

Krista your party is going to be amazing, with so much love and heart put into your friends will remember it always. Lucky poppets.
So looking forward to seeing pics of the night, then we will all feel part of it, YAY!!!!
Love V

Bohemian vanity said...

Wow Krista you're so creative ! Guess it will be a fabby party !
I love to crate things, it is so relaxing and enjoyable. Btw your new pendant is amazing ! Have a nice day dear ! xx Tani

Misfits Vintage said...

Respect the horn!! Love it! The necklace is AMAZING and I love the pom pom card too. I'm creating too right now - and as always I'm totally inspired by your beautiful creations!

Sarah xxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

You're forgiven this once for not posting outfit pics dear woman ;). You've given me much eye-candy and scandal to feast on - yessssssssssss to creating, not consuming:)). Absolutely love ya baby!! xoxoxoxoxoxoox

delia hornbook said...

Everything looks gorgeous so much beautiful colour. Its going to be a fab party, dee x

Forest City Fashionista said...

Your Valentine decorations are GORGEOUS (and have cool stories). You are ultra-amazingly creative and that is one Valentine's Day party I would be excited to attend.

Trees said...

I wish I was coming to your party! It would be the best valentines day EVER :D said...

Unas artesanías con corazón , muy bonitas y bien elaboradas,falta poco para el día delos enamorados y espero que sea especial para todos, besos,ana.

CityScape Skybaby said...

I love seeing what you've been up to on your blogs Krista, you do inspire the wonderful in people! I love all your pictures but that little unicorn is my favourite, it's so cute even though it impales people now and again! Your necklace is gorgeous, as are your lovely handmade party favours and I still want those stripey leggings! I agree it does feel like making your own as opposed to buying everything is the way to go, though I guess I still buy quite a lot, even if it is mostly second hand, but we can only try our best can't we? Hope your party is great fun, I'm absolutely sure it will be! xx

Cristi said...

I'm so happy that you have been chillin' in the creative've certainly got the creative energy flowing and are making some amazing stuff!!
I love everything you've done, especially that they have stories! And the unicorn painting, makes me smile!:) Don't mess with her, she's cute, but she'll cut you...cuz she's a tough lil' gal.;) ...and the panda is like whateveh, she's ma friend, don't judge just get an umbrella.;) LOVE IT!!:)
And, your new necklace is rad, the pendent kinda reminds me of kids cereal, super cute and super fun!!;) It's going to be a perfect addition to your outfits!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

I LOVE your unicorn!! And recycling your old cards is such a great idea to make new art, love it :) x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

well done for channelling your creativity! I really need to do that too!! Love the evil unicorn and the glimpse of the party favours. I wish I was coming over! Also very much enamoured of the orange polka dots!! xxxxx

Vix said...

I've loved catching up with you and all I've missed, your Val's party is going to be incredible if that card's anything to go by! The party favours are fabulous and I love the heart pendant, too. You are on a roll with your creativity and of course, you've gotta respect the horn!!!!
Can't wait to catch up with you! love you lots! xxxxx

Victoria said...

What a nice blog you have! Wanna follow each other? Just let me know ;)

Sacramento Amate said...

Anybody can buy, but not everybody can create, and that is fabulous.
You are soooooooooooooo lovely, my pink Frocktasia.