Around the turn of the century, Norwegian photographer Solveig Lund (1868-1943) made a good living photographing bunad wear and bridal attires. She was based in Oslo, and at one point had 3 different studios in Oslo at the same time! I'm sharing some of her work here, again sorted by Bunad-districts: These images are clickable… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part V, Photography
I simply have to share this über adorable Cherub Valentine Frame with you, and what better way to do it than by using one of the Black Victorian Beauty photos to really enhance it: Here is a low resolution preview of the frame as a PNG-file (transparent background) for you to easily layer with your… Continue reading Black Victorian Beauty – Cherub Valentine Frame
While researching the Antique Seed Catalogs, I have really noticed the Geranium images! Today's 1908 Child's frame is (again) based on Geraniums. I have sort of thought of Geranium only as cluster flowers, while indeed the single flowers are really pretty! I t-h-i-n-k this is one of Petrine's sisters, posing as a seated model, but… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1908 Child’s Frame
I'm sharing another delightful Seed Catalog reinvented into a cherub frame with ya'll today: This is a 1896 Burpee's Front Cover, originally with white sweepeas in the circle. But I think the romantic cherub theme fits even better for a picture of a couple! According to my friend Grethe (Petrine's granddaughter) this is Petrine &… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1896 Burpee’s Cherub Frame
Every time I post a new collage here, I want to declare it my favorite! Maybe because it is a more recent work than the previous, and thus more warm to my heart, I don't know... but I definitely love how this 1898 Maule's Seed Catalog turned out as a frame: I think it works… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Maule’s Cherub Frame
I thought this lovely Geranium frame looked great showing the delightful, smiling(!) Belle Epoque children posing on the stairs: I created this frame with a page from a 1901 McGregor's Seed Catalog, and the charming children are (you probably guessed it) from the Petrine Wiik Collection 😀 You may use the Petrine Wiik Collection images… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1901 McGregor’s Frame
When I'm crafting and creating, I always think of you. Your hands were never idle, even when you were resting. You would embroider or crochet, and both the sewing machine and the loom were in daily use. Maybe I had no patience to sit by your side and learn every trick in the book, but… Continue reading Thank you Grandma!
Wings of Whimsy is my creative outlet. And I have learned the hard way I need to have one! Designing and crafting are not my only creative passions, I like to take pictures and I like to write. In fact I like to apply my creativity to everything I do, including work! I regard creativity… Continue reading Creative Confessions: Love’s Greeting