Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop

Yesterday’s Child, a Dream

Do you mind if I do a bit of a free thought writing? I’m thinking about opening another Etsy shop. Creating something new from old, often long-forgotten images brings me contentment & joy. I don’t know why exactly, but it does. Getting back to Etsy shops…Studio on the Corner leans toward more adult type images & themes, which I truly enjoy, but I have hundreds of child-like images just waiting in the wings to be called on to the stage. From old books in my possession to found images there are the sweetest, funniest images imaginable.

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That’s how many images sit waiting to be used within the folder marked CHILDREN!

There are silly images

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A frog driving a frog car!

There are classic images…

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Yes, Beatrix Potter’s original images are now in the public domain so it’s ok if Mrs. Tiggy Winkle holds court on a tag or card.

A few sad images are in the folder…

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Poor little dog with his feet chewed up.

Fantastical images…

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Where the salt & pepper shakers are children!

Images for boys….

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And images of girls..

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And I haven’t begun to tell you about the books on my shelves filled with wonderful pictures just waiting to be scanned in & added to my precious collection. Sooo….what to do?

You may notice all these images have something in common. You’ll find no Disney characters or the crazy storylines of precocious kids. These are images that yesterday’s child read about in books & very old magazines, the first of their kind for wee readers. I wonder if any of this would even appeal to today’s very busy, techno savvy child? Is there a place for quiet moments with simple lined images, soft from age colors, & the simpler things life has to offer? I just don’t know.

I do know that if I decide to open a second shop, I’ll do it differently. The shop will have a nice selection of printables including greeting cards, gift tags, prints to frame, party elements & decor before turning on the light. I also know that this will not happen before heading to England in May or in the next couple months. This will take some time, if it happens at all.  I’d love go hear your input, ideas, or maybe just something you’d like to see in a vintage shop geared toward children.

If & when Yesterday’s Child becomes a reality, you’ll be one of the first to know!

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A few new listings are in Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop.  The three listings, papers, recipe cards, & tabbed dividers for recipe boxes are all about French Country or Provencal inspired with colorful roosters & bits & pieces of French ephemera & iconic images like sunflowers & fleur de lis. Stop in & take a peek.

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Take a closer at the recipe cards, tabbed dividers, & also papers at the following links:

Maison de Ferme Papers

Maison de Ferme Tabbed Dividers

Maison de Ferme Recipe Cards 

Have a fantastic weekend & may you have sunny skies & no snow!

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Freebies, Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop

Éirinn go Brách

Irish Welcome

Wishing everyone an Irish welcome to Studio on the Corner! Tomorrow we’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s day with Steak & Guiness pie, a sumptuous meat pie rich with gravy & good things that make your lips smack in appreciation. I discovered a shortbread cookie recipe a few years ago that has become a tradition. The recipe is super simple & uses a lot of Kerrygold butter.

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Image Source: allrecipes.com

My cookies look similar to the ones above. I use an old cookie cuter that makes the scalloped edge.  A pecan or almond  is pressed into the center of the cookie. This year I’m going to look for turbinado sugar to sprinkle on top. So good!

It’s good to have a wee bit of the Irish runnin’ in my veins, but it’s even better on St. Patrick’s day!

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The Easter bunny will be hopping this way soon. I have 3 old postcards for you to download.  SotC Children & Chicks Postcard

They’ve been tweaked a bit to restore some color & brightness.

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Each postcard shows children with spring animals.  So sweet!

SotC Children w Lamb Postcard

The first 2 postcards are in JPG format, the third is a PNG. You can use them as is or extract the bits that you don’t want. Print or create something new from something old. The lamb & children is my favorite postcard.

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You can simply right click on each image & then select SAVE IMAGE AS or… you can click on the linked words below to download the zipped folder:

Old Easter Postcards

Don’t forget in order to access the files inside you must unzip the folder first. Need help? Just click on the link that pertains to you:

For Windows
For Macs 

That’s it for today….short & sweet.

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International Womens Day

Almost every woman I’ve ever known was a creator, an artist fashioning wonderful somethings from all sorts of mediums.

My mother loved sewing & quilting. She would gather fabrics, carefully trace patterns on to the material, cut the shapes out & sew them together before sewing the entire quilt to frames to hand stitch flourishes & lovely patterns. She was an artist. Mouse w thread & scissors 2

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People who paint with oils, acrylics, or watercolors have my admiration & one artist that truly amazes me is my niece, Emily. With paints & canvas she brings ballerinas & beautiful women to life.  You really must see her art to appreciate it…it’s just so stunning. Take a look at Emily’s art HERE.

 

My daughter has a way with words that truly makes me wonder why she isn’t a published author. Yeah, I’m a biased, but she’s wordsmith that doesn’t seem to think she’s all that good. I am a flowery writer & my inspiration comes from classic authors like Jane Austen, the Brontes, & the ever so flowery, omniscient point of view Victorians, while her writing is raw, authentic & often injected with subtle humor. Her creativity with words serves her well in the marketing field, but I think there’s a book or 3 in her.

 

Every woman I know is creative in one way or another not always taking the form of the obvious.  Life tosses us situations that require original solutions & women have been taking up the challenge in inventive, colorful ways.  Warmth is a basic need, but why not make it vibrant with intricate patterns created with other women. One of the necessities of life is a roof over our heads, but let’s hang art on the walls that makes us feel. Reading & writing adds so much to our lives, where would we be without these skills? Why not write with flair & share our words? Woman & creativity….we’ve always been & we’ll always be!

The Studio on the Corner has a new set of recipe cards just in time for Easter. Like the images on this post, the adorable bunnies & chick all began life in books from the late 1800s & early 1900s.

I’m going to share a secret with you…starting in 2017 SotC has been adding a little something extra in each listing. I’m not going to tell you what those little secrets are, but I’m pretty sure Do-It-Yourselfers out there would enjoy them. You can find the recipe cards along with some charming Easter tags to hang on baskets & gifts at Studio on the Corner Etsy shop.

Stop by back next week for an Easter freebie!  I think you’ll like it, alot!