Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Baubles from Vintage Books

I've been making these baubles from Vintage Children's books, it's really simple, if you've got any illustrated books you want to cut up.
Just 6 circles, as big or small as you like, I glued a whole page onto some card, then cut the circles, folded them (with the right sides in) to form semi-circles, then glued them together and looped some embroidery for a hanger!
Easy!! Bob's your Uncles, Fanny's your Aunt,
vintage baubles for Christmas!
Quite addictive to make.
Here's a close-up:
This gorgeous African doll made it's way into my heart and home today via the Op-Shop. Not sure which part of Africa, I'm thinking Masai because of the neck? Seems to be made from recycled fabric, and is all hand beaded. If anyone knows anything about these dolls I'd love to know more!

13 comments:

Kirsty said...

The decos look super cute.

knitting sprouts said...

I am definitely making some of those decorations - they are lovely. And the doll- A friend brought me one back from South Africa years ago and they were fertility dolls according to him - look out!

superminx said...

Lovely stuff - brightened my day! Guess you got that camera working? :-)

Donna said...

The doll is from South Africa, the Ndebele people. I've seen them called fertility dolls, but there appears to be a variety of different ones for luck and good fortune.

grrl+dog said...

I gotta find out where you op shop... are you in the inner west?

Liking the baubles... think i could make bone shaped ones...

msaims said...

a fertility doll eh? love the boobies! maximalist xmas trees are the groovy!

ax

Sherrin said...

love the baubles... what a great idea!

Loz and Dinny said...

Man those Xmas decos are ace (freeley).

mellimoomoo said...

The baubles are a great idea - thanks for sharing it.

Kylie said...

The decos are a great idea - thanks for sharing - what a great recycling project!

Miss Smith said...

I'm lovin those baubles. And I don't say that to every bauble I meet, either.

potty mouth mama said...

I love the baubles - they are beautiful. What a great idea - thanks for sharing it!

That doll is fantastic. What a fab find.

Victoria said...

Great idea Claire - they look so nice and vintagey and Christmassy.