Playing Dolls and Dress-Up

Posted on | February 25, 2013 | 146 Comments

Welcome to Day One of Spellbinders® Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy!

The child within can be a Talisman for an artist. It is as children, with minds growing and the whole world before us, that we first discovery creativity. Let’s play dress-up!

Tools:Media Mixage Texture Plate

Spellbinders®  Artisan X-plorer™ Machine, a high-pressure rolling mill   MMM-001

Susan Lenart Kazmer™ forSpellbinders®  Media Mixáge™ Texture Plates Grate Works Three MT10-005

Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders®  Media Mixáge™ Houses One MB6-002

Sandpaper, 320-grit Extra -fine

Drill with 1/8th Bit

Chain Nose Pliers

Non-stick Craft Mat

Wire Cutters

Hammer and Steel Bench Block


Nail Polish, White

Susan Lenart Kazmer™ for Spellbinders®  Media Mixáge™Ephemera Papers One, MP1-002

Rhinestone Chain pieces

ICE Resin®

Art Mechanique Rhinestone Brads

Art Mechanique 18-gauge Wire, Bronze

Artisan X-plorer

1. Roll dress blanks through the Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ to texturize with desired texture plate. I used the one with the small dots.

2.  Sand the surface of the blanks with sandpaper. As a metalsmith, I always clean my metal and the sanded surface also provides a “tooth” that allows the paint to adhere.

2. Sand the surface of the blanks with sandpaper. As a metalsmith, I always clean my metal and the sanded surface also provides a “tooth” that allows the paint to adhere.

Painting a Media Mixage Dress Blank

3. Paint the dress blank with nail polish color of your choice. Allow a few minutes to dry.

Media Mixage Collage Image Pack

4. Decide on the paper you want to show through the dress. The Media Mixage collage image packs I designed and licensed for the Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Line have a delightful array of vintage, fantastical, steampunk, botanical, classic advertisements, and patterns from which to choose just the right artistic element. Numbers are often a part of my work.

5.  Use sandpaper on surface of the dried blanks to take some of the paint off. This gives my dress a weathered, Talisman look. Even when I use brand new things I always give them a vintage, Talisman look because that is my artistic esthetic.

5. Use sandpaper on surface of the dried blanks to take some of the paint off. This gives my dress a weathered, Talisman look. Even when I use brand new things I always give them a vintage, Talisman look because that is my artistic aesthetic.

6.  Distress the edges as desired with brown acrylic paint.

6. Distress the edges as desired with brown acrylic paint.

Art Mechanique Brads Media Mixage Blank

7. Drill holes (not pictured) where you want your attachments. In this case I drilled the bottom corners of the dress and at the shoulders.
8. Attach front and back with painted sides outward securing with rhinestone brads.

9.  Now you are ready to create your wire attachment: Cut a 4-inch piece of bronze wire. Use the flat part of your hammer head to flare out the ends into a spoon shape. Feed the non-spoon end though the hole and then thread it through the other hole. Make spoon on that end. Use pliers to bend up ends to secure.

9. Now you are ready to create your wire attachment: Cut a 4-inch piece of bronze wire. Use the flat part of your hammer head to flare out the ends into a spoon shape. Feed the non-spoon end though the hole and then thread it through the other hole. Make spoon on that end. Use pliers to bend up ends to secure.

ICE Resin

10. Use wire cutters to cut desired length of rhinestones. (Not pictured.)
11. Mix ICE Resin® per manufacturer instructions. Coat dress with ICE Resin®. I attached the rhinestones using the resin as the bonding agent. The resin as it cures bonds the bling to the painted metal and the rhinestone will never come off.

Susan Lenart Kazmer Dress Blank Media Mixage

12. Extra rhinestones are optional, but what doll doesn’t love bling when playing dress-up? Add a few more rhinestones. Want to weat it as a necklace? Attach it to some ribbon. In the photo below you will see that I wire wrapped the ribbon but the dress and ribbon could simply be attached with a jump ring because of the wire loop at the top of the dress.

Corsets, dresses, birds, butterflies, frames, houses, trees, turtles, flowers, and dogs are all blanks (with corresponding dies) in the Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Line that I designed  so that  you can set the child within free to imagine and explore the possibilities in mixed media, scrapbooking, art journaling and jewelry.

Embrace your creativity! –Susan Lenart Kazmer

Madame Marguerite's Field Journal V3 Susan Lenart Kazmer

Madame Marguerite’s Field Journal, Volume 3 

At the turn of the past century Madame Marguerite travelled the globe in search of wonder. Volume 3 of her field journal/sketchbook was discovered in a trunk in the attic of the family home by her niece, Aimee. Aimee was trilled to read this legacy of her famous aunt, and is determined to follow the clues Madame Marguerite left as to where volumes 1, 2, 4 and 5 are hidden.

I am a metal and silversmith with a body of work spanning more than two decades. Forged, hammered wirework with cold join attachments in my signature style, are the foundation of this journal. I distressed and riveted in place the piece of patterned brass on the cover—a cold join jewelry connection that is often seen in my book “Making Connections”. The 3 rivets you can see sticking up are industrial nuts and screws. I added silk ribbons in ivory and blue and antiqued the pages in blue and brown. A vintage chandelier crystal hanging from the dress.


146 Responses to “Playing Dolls and Dress-Up”

  1. Baerbel
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:03

    What a great piece! Ken showed me ice resin in Germany and I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, Baerbel

  2. Martha Richardson
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:04

    What a fabulous idea for making a journal truly personalized

  3. Larissa Heskett =)
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:05

    WoW!! THANKS so much for sharing!! I am SO EXCITED about this!! Such a FUN and Neat design idea!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  4. Emlie Montoro
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:06

    Beautiful! You make it look so easy. I would love to give it a try.

  5. Regina M. Hamilton
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:08

    That is such an amazing project…

  6. Miriam Prantner
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:11

    Wonderful projects! I love those little dresses!

  7. Beverly Jordan
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:11

    Wow! Great effects with the ICE Resin! Have to get some! Can’t wait to play!

  8. Tami McDaniel
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:15

    Wow this is such a beautiful creation. I love that this is something I don’t have in my craft room yet and something I can now work on to add to my crafts! I love my grand caliber and all of my dies, so I can’t wait to add this to my work space. tfs Tami

  9. Anita Braddock
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:18

    Wow how cool is this I love this little dress perfect for everything is scrapbooking thanks for bringing us so many Amazing Dies,

  10. Velma
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:21

    Love your step by step tutorial on how to use the Media Mixage line. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Judy Scherban
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:26

    I really love the distressed look. I would love to learn how to make jewelry. Where is the best place to start?

  12. Kim Thompson
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:29

    Wow what a fabulous way to personalise items and gifts. Your journal looks amazing.
    Kim xXx

  13. Linda
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:32

    AWESOME!!!! Can’t wait to try these…

  14. Nikki
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:34

    This is truly stunning, lovely vintage feel xhugsx Nikki

  15. Charlene Dahlberg
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:36

    This project is just adorable. I can’t wait to try the ice resin. Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful tutorial

  16. kathy/NorthCarolina
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:38

    This is fantastic. the finished product looks as though it was found in a fabulous French flea market.

  17. Kathy Auld
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:41

    your project shows so much creativity, just so beautiful!

  18. jpscraps
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:42

    Beautiful projects! Love the new line.

  19. Cathy Homan
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:44

    Wow! What a great way to capture a moment in time or a great memory. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  20. Cindy Cima Edwards
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:44

    Too too cute!

  21. Barbara MacAskill
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:44

    You make this look so easy! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us! I look forward to giving this a try!

  22. Carol
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:49

    I didn’t think I would be interested in this, but WOW! was I wrong!! I’ve never worked with materials this way and now, I can hardly wait to try. The dress is super cute and I really like the necklace idea. I’m thinking on a scarf. They are so popular now. And then duplicated on a journal. How cool….Thank you.

  23. Lisa Leavitt
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:50

    Not only is that book amazing – it’s inspirational — I was sitting here all grumpy in my nightgown (still) and now I just want to go jump into my crafting pile and see if I can make something fun. Obviously never to this caliber, but sometime the creating process is where a person finds true freedom. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  24. Michelle Reaves
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:53

    I love this!! I can’t wait to work with ice resin!

  25. Glennis F
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:57

    What a fabulous project. TFS

  26. Bonnie Isabelle
    February 25th, 2013 @ 10:57

    This is fantastic. What a wonderful way for me to combine my paper crafting and jewelry making. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Amy Jones#8546
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:03

    wow…This is Beautiful…Thank you for the inspiration.

  28. Cathleen Moses
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:10

    Love the work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Teresa Godines #6857
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:15

    Very cool

  30. Eileen Lucas
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:17

    Such a cute little dress. Like that idea very much. Thanks for sharing it.

  31. Cathy A
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:23

    Fabulous photo tutorial

  32. Diane J
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:23

    This is way to cool. Thanks

  33. Naomi Mahon
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:27

    Amazing, can see have so much use for this and exploring new things. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Jean
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:32

    Thank you for introducing us to another world of creativity.

  35. Carla
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:32

    That is really cool! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ve never seen anything like it.

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  36. Annie
    February 25th, 2013 @ 11:40

    I just bought the Spellbinder’s Artisan X-Plorer machine. I can’t wait to try this Playing With Dolls project. When I was little, I always played with paper dolls and made my own. I’m so excited to found your projects.

  37. Heather B. (Maui)
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:06

    Wow– its so amazing all the possibilities with spellbinders. I’m anticipating creativity overload when the week is done.

  38. Heather B. (Maui)
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:08

    Well, I posted and I’m not seeing it so I’ll post again– :)
    Wow- its truly amazing all the possibilities there are with Spellbinders. I’m anticipating creativity overwhelm by the end of the week. :)

  39. Heather B. (Maui)
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:09

    Ooops – now it shows both comments please feel free to delete #38 :)and this one.

  40. Barbie
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:15

    Wow, it’s wonderful to see your collaboration incorporated with Spellbinders. Thank you.

  41. mary anne guth
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:41

    great tutorial for a way kewl project

  42. Lisa Fish
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:49

    Wow, what a gorgeous project!! My Joann just got in all of the new Media Mixage dies…I can’t wait to try them!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  43. lacyquilter
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:50

    Gorgeous pieces. I love the decorated journal

  44. TrinaM
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:53

    Awesome tutorial. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Kelli
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:56

    Love your work. I don’t wear jewelry much but when you showed your work attached to a book – PERFECT! I love trinkets on my mini books. I am going to have to this! TFS

  46. Marcie Smith
    February 25th, 2013 @ 13:00

    Wow fabulous project. Would love to give try this.

  47. Maryann
    February 25th, 2013 @ 13:04

    WAUW this is gorgeous, I just adore what you´ve created here, and I´m sure any girl wpould too. It´s just awesome.

  48. Sara
    February 25th, 2013 @ 13:11


  49. Allison Cope
    February 25th, 2013 @ 13:21

    Absolutely stunning! I love that you used to decorate the journal – beautiful work!

  50. pamela huntington
    February 25th, 2013 @ 13:31

    Cute, cute, cute..I LOVE it…

  51. Penny Gordon
    February 25th, 2013 @ 13:49

    What a lovely project.

  52. Amy
    February 25th, 2013 @ 14:27

    What a beautiful piece! Loved the well written tutorial! I can’t wait to try this for a Mini book.

  53. Tineke de Jong
    February 25th, 2013 @ 14:30

    Love it!!! This is soooo beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. XXX

  54. Julie A. Shearer
    February 25th, 2013 @ 14:32

    What a great project .

  55. Dee in NH
    February 25th, 2013 @ 14:47

    Love it!!!! It looks so beautiful on that awesome book!

  56. Cecilia
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:01

    Looks great!

  57. Conniecrafter
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:10

    Very cool, great compliment to your book!

  58. Jen Crossley
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:14

    OMG this is just too cute I love it

  59. adie
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:18

    so cute, now just waiting for the stores to get their orders in lol

  60. Josie Lombardi
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:22

    How very beautiful…I have a brand new granddaughter and can so see myself doing this. Thanks for sharing.

  61. Marie-Paule Dallaire
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:25

    Looks like fun, I will surely try it soon.

  62. Marie-Paule Dallaire
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:28

    This technique looks like fun, must try it soon.

  63. Angela Hardy
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:32

    Very cute project.

  64. Croms
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:33

    Wow, what an amazing and inspirational piece. TFS

  65. Beryl Black
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:35

    Thankyou for such an inspiration tutorial. You make the techniques look so easy. Now a must try on my list…

  66. Mrs Clutterbuck
    February 25th, 2013 @ 15:53

    What an excellent project.

  67. Stephanie Hester
    February 25th, 2013 @ 16:48

    Wow! This is incredible!! I love what you have done. Thanks so much for sharing.

  68. Rhea Thompson
    February 25th, 2013 @ 17:06

    Beautiful work! These new dies certainly open up a whole new world!

  69. Carol
    February 25th, 2013 @ 17:16

    Hi Susan
    Really enjoyed the tutorial! Can’t wait to try the Ice Resin.
    Thank you for sharing.

  70. Deborah Williams
    February 25th, 2013 @ 17:18

    Nice tutorial I really love the end result. I could use this on numerous different projects.

  71. cathy @ ma vie trouvee
    February 25th, 2013 @ 18:03

    This is wonderful – thanks for the step by step instruction. I need an X-plorer!!

  72. Marilyn Pribula
    February 25th, 2013 @ 18:15

    Such a great tutorial. I can think of ideas for using this doll. Would be great for a baby shower favors if the mom is having a girl. Or even a bridal shower. The possibilities are endless.

  73. Candida
    February 25th, 2013 @ 18:46

    I am speachless!!! This is fabulous, I finish reading about the ice resin being available trough Joann and I cannot wait till I get my hands on it, thank you for sharing your talent and ides!
    Have a wonderful day!

  74. Shannah
    February 25th, 2013 @ 19:07

    Ooooh how fabulous! I love your tutorial and the Ice Resin looks so fun. (And I now want to hunt for Madame Marguerite’s journals myself lol!!) What a wonderful and creative idea!

  75. Sandy Grady
    February 25th, 2013 @ 19:08

    Wow how very creative. I love it!

  76. Toni Storie
    February 25th, 2013 @ 19:18

    Wow, you make it look easy. I’m sure that is your experience showing through!

  77. Lesley
    February 25th, 2013 @ 20:05

    Wow, so outside my comfort zone, but you’ve certainly piqued my interest! Thanks for sharing…

  78. Trish Avery
    February 25th, 2013 @ 20:07

    Wow Wow Wow how amazing is this. love it and cannot wait to have a try.

  79. Agnes
    February 25th, 2013 @ 20:47

    Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

  80. Aaron
    February 25th, 2013 @ 20:49

    Great ideas! You are an inspiration!

  81. Helen
    February 25th, 2013 @ 20:51

    Beautiful! You make it look so easy!

  82. Barbara Hagerty
    February 25th, 2013 @ 21:32

    How fabulous! The tutorial is wonderful, and the photo of the book with the metal work, charms, beads, and talisman is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen! Wish I could see that up close and in person! Gorgeous!

  83. Mary
    February 25th, 2013 @ 21:53

    looks interesting. Something else to try!

  84. Mary
    February 25th, 2013 @ 21:54

    something new to try!

  85. LorraineN
    February 25th, 2013 @ 22:11

    How cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

  86. Linda R.
    February 25th, 2013 @ 22:15

    Wow! Just beautiful!

  87. Heather
    February 26th, 2013 @ 00:43

    Thanks for the tutorial it looks amnazing!

  88. Jan Westcott from Oz
    February 26th, 2013 @ 00:59

    Great project.

  89. Heather Woods
    February 26th, 2013 @ 03:12

    Amazing! Can’t wait to ‘play’. Many thanks for the inspiration.

  90. colleen h
    February 26th, 2013 @ 05:25

    I love the dress form, will be gettinh these for my cards and pages

  91. Cathy-Lynn
    February 26th, 2013 @ 05:32

    Totally Awesome! I love your vintage book with all the hardware!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  92. Peggy Packer
    February 26th, 2013 @ 06:39

    What a wonderful project! I can’t wait to get my hands on these great new products!!

  93. Christine Dring
    February 26th, 2013 @ 07:01

    Wow! This is incredible! TFS!

  94. Jann
    February 26th, 2013 @ 07:23

    LOVE IT LOVE IT. My latest craze of dresses and accessories (paper) is now completely in awe of Spellbinders latest and sort of greatest.

    I love that you incorporated nail polish, as i have for years. Never thought to distress it, will do that next trip to the craft cave.

  95. mary puskar
    February 26th, 2013 @ 07:36

    Love what you did with this little dress. I would never have thought of this. Your work is lovely.


  96. kathy
    February 26th, 2013 @ 08:51

    What a neat project… love the look of the complete journal.

  97. Sarah
    February 26th, 2013 @ 10:27

    Beautiful project and amazing journal!

  98. MaryLouH
    February 26th, 2013 @ 10:57

    Love this project. I’m going to forward to my grand-daughter. She would love to make these also.

  99. Lisa M
    February 26th, 2013 @ 11:00

    I love this!!!

  100. Nataliya
    February 26th, 2013 @ 11:30

    Wow! what a fantastic tutorial, so much to learn. On the end your project looks amazing!!
    Hugs Nataliya

  101. Holly T
    February 26th, 2013 @ 11:37

    Beautiful work!

  102. MsScrapmess
    February 26th, 2013 @ 12:08

    I love big charms – this is just wonderful!!!

  103. Dawn Edwards
    February 26th, 2013 @ 12:21

    wow that looks fabulous!

  104. Marge R. (mer)
    February 26th, 2013 @ 12:52

    Realized today I forgot to leave a comment yesterday AND I know I NEED this sweet little dress die, as I’m thinking it will make a darling shrink plastic necklace ‘charm’ for my DD’s original American Girls’ dolls!!! The open space could be used for so many things, plus a tiny bit of bling . . . ohhh, my mind is now spinning — YAY!!!

  105. Susie Pattison
    February 26th, 2013 @ 14:57

    This little dress is so lovely! It would be just perfect for a special book or picture frame for my beautiful new baby grand-daughter! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  106. Tina Gostling
    February 26th, 2013 @ 16:38

    Well now, isn’t that cute! I love how the dress made it more personalized. Thanks for the idea!

  107. Donna O.
    February 26th, 2013 @ 17:13

    Looks like fun! I’m gonna have to try them all!

  108. PatS
    February 26th, 2013 @ 18:28

    What a great tutorial. Love the ice resin and the distressed technique. Must try this soon.

  109. Evelyn R.
    February 26th, 2013 @ 19:17

    Would be great to try these new products out. There’s so many possibilities.

  110. Susan
    February 26th, 2013 @ 21:52

    It’s great to read about your process and have your line added to the Spellbinders products! So many new possibilities!

    February 26th, 2013 @ 22:00

    I love this..thank you so much for the inspiration. I will have to work more with metal now.

  112. Jacqueline
    February 27th, 2013 @ 00:19

    Wow! That is certainly a one-of-a-kind original!

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  114. Rosemarie
    February 27th, 2013 @ 02:12

    Wow, this is lovely. Never worked with metal before but this is seriously tempting. Thanks for sharing

  115. Ewelina
    February 27th, 2013 @ 03:19

    Great tutorial! Thank you

  116. Roseanne Boyle
    February 27th, 2013 @ 04:57

    What a wonderful tutorial Lesley. I sooooooooo want to make some of these right now but guess I need to go shopping first. Thank you for the inspiration.

  117. Roseanne Boyle
    February 27th, 2013 @ 05:06

    Oops sorry Susan am getting my names mixed up looking at all these great ideas.

  118. Laura
    February 27th, 2013 @ 09:08

    this looks addicting!

  119. Lori
    February 27th, 2013 @ 09:11

    I absolutely adore this. Can’t wait to make it! Thank you for being such a great inspiration!

  120. Jackie Hart
    February 27th, 2013 @ 09:15

    I have not ventured beyond crafting with paper, but your tutorial makes this look very do-able! Would love to try using different medium. Thank you!

  121. Judi Szyndrowski
    February 27th, 2013 @ 09:38

    This looks wonderful. I would love to try this as an accent for my paper crafts.

  122. Chris G.
    February 27th, 2013 @ 09:43

    The gears are cranking in my brain, thanks for the tutorial.

  123. Ami Diekemper
    February 27th, 2013 @ 09:49

    I love seeing new mixed-media projects. I am not one to try them…but would love to in the future. Love your work!

  124. Jolanda Spijk
    February 27th, 2013 @ 10:15

    wow . . this is amaizing . .

  125. Kathy @ Katalina Jewelry
    February 27th, 2013 @ 10:40

    Really cute project!

  126. Karen Schroeder
    February 27th, 2013 @ 10:54

    Wow! So Beautiful! I’m going have to make it!

  127. Linda Wilcott
    February 27th, 2013 @ 13:37

    What an inspiring tutorial! Thanks so much.

  128. Linda Wilcott
    February 27th, 2013 @ 13:39

    What an inspiring project! Thanks so much.

  129. JulianaT
    February 27th, 2013 @ 14:05

    This is so cool. I love the technique!

  130. kimothy
    February 27th, 2013 @ 14:06


  131. Cheryl Stauffer
    February 27th, 2013 @ 14:07

    What an amazing project. I love anything vintage and your creation really finishes off the cover of this journal! Thanks for sharing.

  132. Marion Maat
    February 27th, 2013 @ 14:28

    Beautiful project.Would love to make this. I love the vintage look.

  133. Mercy
    February 27th, 2013 @ 15:15

    This looks sooo fun. I would love to give it a try :)

  134. virginia O
    February 27th, 2013 @ 15:50

    Very nice. Looks like fun.

  135. Cindy Groh
    February 27th, 2013 @ 16:47

    That’s very cool. Great tutorial.

  136. Sheila Bacon
    February 27th, 2013 @ 18:00

    Love the necklace and the unqiue way of utilizing the die.

  137. Sheila Bacon
    February 27th, 2013 @ 18:01

    Love the necklace and the way that the die was used to crete a 3-D design

  138. Marianne #6701
    February 27th, 2013 @ 22:59

    You have the best stories to tell! Watching the video with you was so much fun and I didn’t want you to have to go away! Today I went to my local JoAnn store and bought my first set of bezels and dies. I bought the square which was my second choice. They were out of hearts :) Which is funny that you said we all change. I buy a lot of shaped buttons and when they come in a mixed bag, I used to give all of the hearts away. Now I use them. I would just love to have a chance to take a class with you!

  139. DebraK in Florida
    February 28th, 2013 @ 08:23

    Very cool! You do fabulous work!

  140. Cazzy
    February 28th, 2013 @ 11:36

    I love the old book and the story, I just wish I could find the link to enter day 1.

    February 28th, 2013 @ 13:40

    Love the dress – so nostalgic!

    February 28th, 2013 @ 13:41

    Love the dress – so nostalgic

  143. Sonia R
    March 2nd, 2013 @ 07:21

    Love your project!!!

  144. Patty
    March 2nd, 2013 @ 08:12

    Amazing project..looks fantastic with the book!

  145. Marg Byatt
    March 2nd, 2013 @ 12:48

    Fabulous!! So wonderful to see a different type of art. The finished item with the paper insert is beautiful and so versitile as you can paint any colour of nail varnish available ;)

  146. scrappymax
    March 3rd, 2013 @ 03:16

    Wow what a stunning piece of art, love it.
    Max x


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