Vintage Paper Doll Angels – Part 3

How about a 3rd set of Paper Dolls? I still have more dolls in progress, but might be a little busy the next few days, so don’t want to promise when they’ll be ready…:-P

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Paper Doll Angels #vintage #printable #freebie #ephemera #paper #doll

And here’s a pink version of the wings:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Paper Doll Angels #vintage #printable #freebie #ephemera #paper #doll

 

You can mix and match dolls and wings anyway you fancy 😀

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Vintage Paper Doll Angels – Part 2

Here’s the second set of Paper Dolls, for this series 🙂 I have a few more dolls in progress, still not sure how many we’ll end up with…:-P

PaperDolls_WingsofWhimsy kopi

 

And these are the matching wings, again:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Paper Doll Angels #vintage #printable #freebie #ephemera #paper #doll

I ended up sprinkling both my dolls AND the wings of the first batch with generous amounts of glitter, and I also made tinsel crowns for them, they now look so nice and sparkly, and very festive 😀

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Vintage Paper Doll Angels – Part 1

I’m working on some Vintage Paper Doll Angels for Christmas, and I figured I’d share some of the printables even though the project is still not complete:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Paper Doll Angels #vintage #printable #freebie #ephemera #paper #doll

I figured little paper dolls in their underwear will make such sweet little Christmas Angels! So I gathered a bunch of them and resized them to the same size, and also resized some beautiful wings to match:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Paper Doll Angels #vintage #printable #freebie #ephemera #paper #doll

I think you can figure out the rest yourselves…lol!

Now these don’t have to be for Christmas only, I know mine are going up the second I have finished embellishing them. But first I have to decide if I will put glitter on the wings, or maybe on both the dolls and the wings…? Hm… all these hard crafty choices 😀

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Last Christmas Recycled

If you have followed WoW for a little while, you might have discovered that I love recycling, upcycling, thrifting and revamping. I LOVE vintage and antique, and being able to combine any of the above can make me happy for days and days…:-D

So for the Christmas Ornament Swap (or any other Christmas Craft you plan to do this fall), you might want to take a look at the graphics I have used before, there might be some neat graphics deserving another go 😉 If you see anything you like, click on the image to go to the original post and download them there:

Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Torso 1 PNG (transparent background) - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printableWings of Whimsy: Cherub Torso 2 PNG (transparent background) - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Robins Gift Tags - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Robins Gift Tags - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Compliments of the Season Sheet - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #christmas #printableWings of Whimsy: Gilded Christmas Cherubs - free for personal use #vintage #christmas #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Antique Christmas Countdown - free for personal use #vintage #victorian #ephemera #cottage #cherub #tree Wings of Whimsy: Antique Christmas Countdown - free for personal use #vintage #victorian #ephemera #cottage #cherub #tree

Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Christmas Card - free for personal use #victorian #ephemera #printable Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Christmas Card - free for personal use #victorian #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Fisher Girls Christmas Tags - free for personal use #printable #ephemera #collage #sheet

Wings of Whimsy: Sweet Choir - PNG (transparent background) - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: 1 Inch Circles - free for personal use #printable #freebie #ephemera #vintage

Wings of Whimsy: French Christmas Cherubs in Vintage Frame - free printables #vintage #ephemera  Wings of Whimsy: French Christmas Cherubs in Vintage Frame - free printables #vintage #ephemera

Wings of Whimsy: Angel with toys PNG (transparent background) - free printable #vintage #shabby #chic #ephemera

Wings of Whimsy: Double Wreath of Holly - PNG (transparent background) - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Pig

Wings of Whimsy: Compliments of the Season Star PNG (transparent bakcground) #vintage #printable #ephemeraWings of Whimsy: Christmas Pig

Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Star PNG (transparent backgorund) - free for personal use - #vintage #victorian #scap #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Lace Robins Scrap - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Girl Cherub Scrap - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable

Wings of Whimsy: Boy Cherub Scrap - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable

These graphics, including several PNG-files (transparent background), were all shared by me last year, but could definitely be recycled into some cute Christmas Crafts again this year, don’t you agree?

Don’t forget to sign up for the

Christmas

Tart Tin or Cookie Cutter

Ornament Swap

Anyone can join, as long as you are willing to comply with the following rules:

  • I will assign swap-buddies and manage the swaps.
  • Sign up for contributing a batch of 3 tart tin ornaments OR a batch of 3 cookie cutter ornaments, vintage style
  • Take pictures of the 3 ornaments you have made to be presented here on WoW
  • Have your batch of ornaments ready to ship internationally no later than November 15th (we want to make sure your swap-buddy receives them in time for THIS Christmas…lol)
  • Ship the 3 ornaments to your swap buddy (same swap buddy gets the whole batch of 3 ornaments)
  • SIGN-UP DEADLINE: October 1st 2014 (leaving you 6 weeks to make the ornaments and take pictures)

You are welcome to sign up for more than one swap, but each batch should be either 3 tart tin ornaments OR 3 cookie cutter ornaments. If you sign up for multiple swaps, you will be assigned with multiple swap-buddies (keep in mind the international shipping costs!) You will receive a batch of 3 tart tin ornaments in return if you contribute with tart tin ornaments, and a batch of 3 cookie cutter ornaments in return if you contribute with cookie cutter ornaments.

Don’t have any vintage tart tins or cookie cutters in your stash? No worries, you can use new ones, as long as you make them look vintage! (I have tested various solutions of vinegar, hydroperoxide and bleach that will roughen and rust metal in no time, I will share those tips later)

There is no requirement to use WoW-graphics for the swap ornaments, you are free to use any graphics you like, or even no graphics at all 😀

Sign up by posting a comment below, with what kind of swap(s) you want to do, or send me a personal email 😀

If you feel like kick-starting your imagination for this challenge, take a look at some fabulous tart tin and cookie cutter ornaments on my Pinterest board (click on image below):
Inspiration for Tart Tin & Cookie Cutter Ornaments Swap

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Norwegian Sandkake – Sandbakels

Did you ever wonder about those tart tins, what they were used for? Obviously some kind of cookie…but WHICH cookie?

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Sandkake - Sandbakels, with recipe and instructions in English

I can account for (some of) the tart tins: It’s a traditional Norwegian Christmas sugar cookie, that dates back (at least) to the first half of the 1800s. 🙂 The cookie is called Sandkake or Sandbakels (both kake and bakels are Norwegian words for cake/cookie).

Sandkake can be eaten alone with tea or coffe (similar to Scottish Shortbread) or the little “cups” can be filled with whipped cream and berries:

Wings of Whimsy: Sandkake

The tradition of Sandkake reached America with the emigrants in the late 1800s. They even brought tart tins from home, to make the sugar cookies. Sandkake (along with Krumkake and Lefse) has remained popular Christmas cakes to this day, both in Norway and with Norwegian-Americans “over there”.

My personal favorite is serving these with whipped cream and cloudberries! I have not been able to verify if the emigrants were also able to find cloudberries in America, if any of the readers know, please post below.

Wings of Whimsy: Sandkake

Home on the farm where I grew up, my Grandmother would make all the traditional Christmas cookies. She’d be starting the preparations late October, depending on the moon phases! It is a well kept secret that milk, butter and eggs behave better during an ascending moon than during a descending moon. Making sure she’d fit all the different preparations in due time was thus a puzzle that she had to start early! Some of the cakes (like Sandkake) could be made well ahead, and stored in air tight cookie cannisters, bread and buns could be frozen. But some Christmas preparations had to be fitted as close as possible to Christmas.

Here is a typical set of Sandkake tins:

Wings of Whimsy: Sandkake

One of the tart tins has become more popular than the others. And I think I know why: although the tins are carefully greased before the dough goes in, it can be difficult to get the cookies out, undamaged. The round tin with sloping sides is the easiest one to use…:-P So today you’ll find a stack of these “standard” tart tins in most Norwegian kitchens:

Wings of Whimsy: Sandkake

Baking is not my best domain, but I do give it a try every once in a while. This year I have decided to try Sandkake again, since I’ve been stocking up on sooo many tart tins – I can’t make ornaments with all of them before I have tried baking the cookies, can I? So here is the recipe, if you want to try too:

Traditional Norwegian Sandkake

Ingredients

  • 200 grams butter or margarin, at room temperature
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 100 grams grinded almonds
  • 350 grams flour
  • 1 ½ tbs baking powder

Instructions

Whip butter white with the sugar, then add the egg. Mix the dry ingredinets and add them to the batter, mix well

Grease tins well with melted margarin, using a brush. Squeeze dough into tins by adding a lump in the middle and then squeezing it to fit the tin. 

Temperature and cooking

Cook on 190°C, low in the owen for approx. 20 minutes. Let the cookies cool some before overturning the tins. If they are not “popping out” willingly, you can try gently tapping the turned tin on the countertop, or tapping with a spoon on top of the tin.

Serve and enjoy!!!

Wings of Whimsy: Sandkake

Don’t forget to sign up for the Chrismas Ornament Swap!

Here are some of the ideas what kind of ornaments you can make with tart tins and cookie cutters (click on image):

Inspiration for Tart Tin & Cookie Cutter Ornaments Swap

Sign up for the swap before October 1st, by posting a comment below, or send me a personal email 😀

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