Monday, 22 October 2012

Teeny Tags

The ‘big one’ is not too far away now.
March 2013 seems a long way off…..
….. but not if you count it in weeks.
Weeks, in which to create and make ….
… as well as all the other day to day jobs that have to be done.
It isn’t really that long at all.
It will soon be here.
A week long fair in London.
Wednesday to Sunday.
You have to make enough stuff to last for five days…..
….. so I am busy making now.
Hearts and bunnies and other fripperies.
This week though, I am making my tag pictures.
Pictures made up of mini collages of vintage finds sewn onto teeny tags.
Tags made from vintage ephemera.
Choosing the right vintage treasure, snippet of lace, button or key to complement each tag ……
….. juxtaposing the right tag with its neighbour ..... 
takes time.
Especially when I get side tracked routing through my treasures.
Or pouring over documents.
The show is a killer long one.
Five days and one evening ……
….. but you meet some lovely people - stall holders and visitors alike…….
….. and see some beautiful things.
The Christmas Fair is first, of course, in November, but I don’t make that one.
So, 22 weeks to prepare, create and make.
For the Country Living Spring Fair 2013.



  1. These are so gorgeous...I couldn't imagine doing a fair that big, i'd be a nervous wreck!! I'd love to go though.
    I'm not surprised you get distracted how can you bear to part with it all?, I love old photos and bits and bobs too x

  2. Thank you for your comment - it can be scary but exciting too and you get to meet so many people who love the same things ..... it is just sooooooo tiring you need a week to recover.

  3. Hello,
    Ohhh I agree with Sophie above, these are beautiful and I want to go too!(am going to get that on my wish list) hehe.
    I really loved browsing at your beautiful creations and all the vintage loveliness..
    Have a week full of loveliness, love Maria x

    1. ... as part of the exhibitors 'package' we get complimentary tickets to give away so will do a bloggie giveaway nearer the time for anyone wanting, and able, to go.

      You have a lovely week too. Thank you for your comments.

  4. Wow, those tags are soooo lovely, I could not make a choise,they'r all very special !!
    Have a great week :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  5. I adore the tags,they are so wonderful and I've not seen anything like them before.I love pouring over old stuff too anything with a bit of history.Xxxx

    1. Thank you for your comment - as well as the story's in all the ephemera I adore the writing - it is often so exquisite ... a talent I wish I had.

  6. Hello,
    What beautiful things you create, good luck at the Fair....
    Bestest wishes
    Daisy J

  7. Lots of creative loveliness !! How exciting to be doing the fair ...and nerve racking at the same time !! have a nice week ...Gail x


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