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Guest Designer Angela Harris

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Projects designed by Angela Harris.

Projects designed by Angela Harris.

We are thrilled and honored that Angela uses images from The Vintage Workshop in her beautiful creations. These projects were previously featured in Somerset’s Holidays & Celebrations magazine and we wanted to share the inspiring designs with the readers of our blog.

Her Beauty Hanger

• Coffee filters: coffee-dyed

• Hanger: satin padded

• Lace fabric: piece

• Pearled stamen

• Strand of pearls: vintage

• Tulle

Print the Ruth Vincent image out on coffee-dyed cardstock. Tear coffee-dyed coffee filters into thick strips. With the image side of the photo facing down, gather and sew the strips. This creates a bunched frilly border. Twist one strip of coffee filter into a loose rope. Roll the rope into a rose shape and sew onto the corners of the photo. For some of these roses twist a strip of tulle along with the coffee filters. Fold your pearl stamen in half and sew onto center of bottom right rose. Next, attach your strands of pearls on the border of the photo over the threading with hot glue, making sure to put the glue on the photo and not the strand of pearls. Lastly, attach the complete embellished photo onto the front of the padded hanger over the lace with hot glue. Use to display an old prom or wedding dress.

Guidance Tray

• Adhesive: hot glue gun

• Chain of rhinestone jewelry: vintage

• Coffee filters: coffee-dyed

• Family photo: actual photo or vintage image

• Lace: vintage

• Millinery flowers

• Ribbon: velvet

• Scissors

• Seam binding ribbon

• Serving tray: vintage

• Sewing machine

• Tulle

Tear coffee-dyed coffee filters into thick strips. With the image side of the photo facing down, gather and sew the strips. This creates a bunched frilly border. Fold an 8-inch-long piece of tulle in half and sew each end to the edge of the photo, creating a looped effect around the coffee filter design. On the top of the image sew on a vintage lace strip. Adhere the strand of vintage rhinestone jewelry to the side of the photo, the inspirational word from a vintage book on the bottom right and a millinery flower and velvet ribbon on the bottom left with hot glue. Adhere vintage photo to the center of a vintage silver tray with hot glue. Display in large plate hanger as wall art or set in a tabletop easel.

Angela’s Tips

• A certain aspect of gift giving I like to use is the act of surprise. Consider contacting a relative and having them send a photo that your mother hasn’t seen in a while. When the gift is revealed, the surprise and joy of seeing that photo alone is a gift in itself.

• To dye coffee filters, dip white filters into a bowl of instant coffee. Ring out and place on a cookie sheet individually. Bake at 290 degrees for 10 minutes or until crisp and dry.

Angela Harris is 24 years old and lives in Missouri with her husband and three children. She works from home on her blog at You can contact Angela for project tips and custom order inquiries at

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Creative Connection Event

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The Creative Connection Event
Have you heard about this wonderful event coming to Minneapolis? Creative Connection.

Former Editor of Country Living, Nancy Soriano and current Editor of Where Women Create, Jo Packman are hosting a conference to bring together women who are passionate about being creative in their lives as artists, business owners, bloggers, and more! Come learn, network, market, and create!

They will offer entrepreneurial panels, a vibrant HandMade Market where you can shop for great items (and sell your own), and event meals where women entrepreneurs in the tech, craft, and artisan communities will talk freely about what they love most.

There are SO many great teachers, artists, speakers and panelists that many of you know and many of you need to know (some of them featured in the image)… and I am pleased to announce that I will be a panelist for the How to Launch a Business panel.

A few of the Panelists for The Creative Connection Event

A few of the Panelists for The Creative Connection Event

Junk Bonanza

As a bonus, your Weekender Pass for The Creative Connection includes free admission to the Junk Bonanza. Shop more than 100 juried national and regional vendors of antiques and vintage wares September 16–18, 2010, at Canterbury Park just 20 miles outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit for more information on this great shopping experience.

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Easter Inspiration

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Chick Place Card

Chick Place Card

Easter is the time to set the table and have your family over for the big family dinner.  Setting a nice table with delightful Easter decorations, adorable place cards and favors makes any meal more fun. Let these Easter decorations created by Beth Leintz for The Vintage Workshop inspire you to use our timeless imagery to create something beautiful for your home. (more…)

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