February 28, 2010

Vintage Photo Sunday - Carroll County Iowa Fair 1918

This is the earliest dated photo that was in a photo album I bought that has pictures from the Carroll, Iowa area.  Too bad there aren't any names or other information about the photo.  I think it is fun to look back into time through the old photographs.

February 21, 2010

Vintage Photo Sunday - Office Force - Carroll, Iowa - January 1921

This old photo of a Carroll, Iowa Store & Office setting was taken in January 1921.  By zooming into the photo, I was able to see several 'clues'.  The storefront sold not only lighting, but also Hoover products, and the address on the door is 119.  There is an Iowa Heat & Power cashiers window, and the calendars on the walls, from the American Saving Bank, tell the date.  The office machines include typewriters and adding machines.  Not all of the young ladies look happy do they?

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day - Mixed Media and Fabric Collage Postcard

I made this ltttle fabric Valentine postcard for my sister.  The sheet music heart and bird are cut from paper/fabric I made, and the rest of the postcard is made from fabric and lace - including the back.  I forgot to scan the back before I wrote the personal message and address.  It is off in the mail, hopefully to arrive in one piece.  I've had pretty good luck mailing fabric postcards, but this is the first one where I've included paper/fabric.

February 11, 2010

Urban Landscape ATC Swap - Fabric Collage

I am participating in an ATC swap with my Cloth Paper Studio online group.  My take on the theme, Landscape, is Urban Landscape.  I made two just the same.  The background fabric is rusted to give them a 'gritty city' look.  I used various scraps of vintage fabrics for the buildings.