Fresh Batch

If these aren't the cutest darn things I've ever made....


Here at Black Heart Revolution, there is a plethora of vintage fabric & textiles. I love collecting beautiful prints of yesteryear, giving them new life, then sending these pieces out into the world where they can be loved affectionately by someone else.  
Trouble is, I sometimes get really attached to a particular print. I'll love it so, I'll make spectacular plans for transforming the fabric.{But} What if I never, ever ever ever find this again?? Or on a side point of that, I don't want to mess up and waste the fabric either. It's a funny contradiction, I know. Eventually I get over this phase and get on with my work, still, the first scissor snip is always pretty rough.

I made massive amounts of cocktail napkins the first time I spotted them on Design*Sponge. I was hooked on these cute little things & I made them for everyone I knew. Hostess gifts, house warmings, family events....from Hop-Ins to Pop-Ins uninvited. I was like a little cocktailnapkin-fairy-gnome spreading a cocktail napkin frenzy. Maybe a bit rampant, I admit, but geez.....how could people go on not having any??

Whatever the case, they are adorable, & I'm still quite obsessed. 
There will be no end to whipping up a fresh batch as long as there are cocktail parties, afternoon tea's and everything in between!


November: Through the Looking Glass {A Linky Party}

I had a pleasant read this morning over at the Kanelstrand Blog. 
After indulging in a bit of chunky knit scarves then hopping and bopping around her site I came across some great buttons to add to my site and a chance to join in on her linky party featuring the beauty of nature through out the seasons. 

Sonya's beyond-gorgeous photos of Norway just blew me away. I fell in love with her image above. {& the one below. I'm a sucker for the sea}. As soon as I saw them all I could imagine was these turning into large scale oil paintings, in an impasto style, & hanging over a stone fireplace {which I unfortunately do not have}.

But a girl can dream, can't she?
For my own 'seascapes' & nature wonders, I found myself perusing through folder upon folder of photos. Ones I'd really like to start with were taken last November. Seems like a good place to start!

 My husband, Jamie, and I took the girls down to the lake to rest assure our summer memories of beach combing and picnicking. One last look before the grips of ice and snow would befall the land.

The wind blew hard, sending streams of sand transpiring the the shoreline into a flat, smooth plane.

{{   Presque Isle on the shores of Lake Erie {Erie, Pennsylvania} may be one of my all time favorite images I've ever captured. }}
It was only for a moment, as we reached the car parked near the end of this pathway, that the sun penetrated through the unyielding sky of cold, voluptuous clouds. The sleepy grass illuminated. Golden and brilliant. A fervor of yellow brass.

Often, this particular photograph reminds me of the movie James and the Giant Peach. When James is celebrating his birthday with his parents on the beach. This was the only still I could find from that part of the movie, but if you enjoyed this movie as much as I have, you'll know exactly the parts I'm thinking dearly of. 
A moment of blissful happiness verging on the cusp of a giant rhinoceros stampeding into their lives, unraveling everything as James knew it to be.

So, there they are folks! My mish-mash of nature. Bound into all their glorious beauty!


Back in Biz

A quadruplet of sisters fresh from the studio. For as cute as they turned out, I was having a helluva time creating their faces. I just couldn't decide what to make them look like. I always like to do "test faces" on a scrap of fabric I'm working with. Since they are made of flannel instead of the usual cotton, I had some challenges facing me {oh my, I just couldn't help it} beginning with the application of paint.

So I chose both faces!
These are so darling I can't even take it.You can find all these little Indie Rag Dolls in my Shop.

{{{I also take custom orders! Feel free to send me a message!!}}}


Photo Life

Isn't it funny when something you love, need, and use so much breaks & you find yourself dying with out it? Only to find when it returns in working condition- you don't even use it.
This has happened to me.

My beloved camera, the filter between the world and my eyes, had taken a bit of a tumble this summer. Resulting in a bad sorta 'boo-boo' but still worked presumably well. Obviously this was something that needed attention 
{sooner than later}.
It allowed me to take photos & document the kind of things I like to take into account. 
So I just kept going.

The pictures came out just as they should. 
All up until Halloween.
Of all places, Mr. Camera decided to stop working so nicely at Sophie's Costume Parade at school. 

Gah! How could this be? Did I change a setting? What is that clicky noise coming from the lens?
.....This. Is no. Good.....

It's unmentionable the amount of things I was unable to capture. Memories only. Unable to play early catch up photographing new items, editing and choosing photos for my shop. Missing some stellar nature shots. Not to mention- how much is this going to cost me to have this thing fixed? 
Yikes. Merry Christmas to me {I suppose}. 

Suddenly there was a click and a flash. My sister, out of the goodness of her heart, let me borrow hers. 
Yippie! Back in business. 

That was 3 days ago. Ha. I haven't even taken it out of its case. So, I got nothin. No pictures to share.
{Except, you know, for these ones} :)


The Little Fox {A Giveaway}

Hop on over to The Little Fox Blog to check out this amazing Facebook Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive two 8x10 prints
(one of 'The Runaways' and one of 'A Balancing Act') 
plus an oval pendant of 'The Love Bandits'!

I think I'm in love with these beautiful musing by Ms. Fox!
Here are a few others I simply adore from her shop:

Seriously. Adorable!!

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