Saturday, December 29, 2012

Little Glitter Houses and Church
Free Printable Christmas Ornaments

Yes Santa.... Inka is still alive :)) I am so sorry it has been so long and I had some great free Christmas graphics planned. Not to mention I wanted to get my Nutcracker Theater in my little etsy store. I made the characters from redressed Tuck and Sons paper dolls and the Theater is just an amazing Christmas fantasy! However I still have some work to do on the nutcracker character but he is coming along nicely.

It seems that the past few years life has just gotten in the way of my blog this time of year. This year my daughter in law was ill. It took the doctors several weeks to figure out that her gallbladder had problems, then the surgery, then the recovery. So during all this time I had my grand babies. Taking on a 14 month old when you have MS is an ENORMOUS undertaking! Sitting at the computer while watching him was mission impossible! Although his brother who is 5 helped a lot, by time I got him in bed at night I would just collapse. Then to top that off hubby has kidney stones and was on the couch for several weeks too.... no help

Once the boys went home, I had Christmas staring me in the face. I usually have the decorations up and the gifts bought by the day after Thanksgiving. This year we skipped Thanksgiving and I was still doing some shopping the day before my big Christmas eve party. So I thought I would share some pictures of our holiday decor and the little graphic for my ornaments. I know it is too late for this year but maybe you can save them for next year :)

   Our tree was dressed in crystal icicles, little news print houses and little music print churches. The graphic for these will be at the bottom of this post. Also I glued a heavy wood bead inside the house to weight the other side. That way the little tree did not make the ornament hang crooked.

I wrapped the gifts in newspaper and burlap ribbons

The stockings were hung by the chim... well the coat rack with care :)) I made them from vintage lace table cloth and they are reversible. You can cuff them if you like but I ended up with too much to put in them so by Christmas they were hung without the cuff.

I thought they looked nice even empty!

The topiary was dressed in gold this year.

And my daughter in law did a lovely job decorating the chandelier.

We hung glitter snowflakes from the ceiling as we always do. This picture really doesn't do them justice. They spin and twinkle with every movement and it just sets such a holiday mood.

I even changed the display in my glass cloche for the season.

Well there you have it :))

Here are the graphics for the little ornaments. I used a free pattern from the internet and made the steeple to fit. I have included my copyright because of the background papers are mine. Your more than welcome to make and sell as many as you can make but please don't sell the graphic :) Just click on the little images below to go to the larger printable. If you link to this graphic, Please link to the post and not directly to the image itself... Thanks so much and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nightmare B4 Christmas Free Printable
Printable Poison Bottle Labels

This was a special request and since it is copyrighted by the movie make sure you only use this for personal use... I would hate to be the cause of anyone getting in trouble :)
Deadly Night Shade, Worm's Wort and Frog's Breath printable poison bottle labels. Be sure to click on the little thumb above to go to the larger printable.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Dancing Skeleton Poster
Free Printable

Halloween is just around the corner and I thought you all might enjoy this old poster for a "Extremely Hideous Fright Producer"

Monday, September 10, 2012

I have some bragging to do

One of my customers has made some awesome art with some of the images purchased from me and I just had to share. I especially like what she did with "Dark Marie". Most of these have sold already but if you don't find something you were looking for, I am sure  she would do a special request. Please visit her shop at
NacreousAlchemy on Etsy

You can click on the thumb above to check them out a little better or you can just go to her shop and see the various views of them. You might just have to check her sold items though L :)) 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

French Perfume Label Eau de Toilette
Free Printable

I seem to be into all things French these days so I thought you might like this little French Perfume label. I would also like to remind you all of my bottle light tutorial since this would make such a wonderful night light in your bathroom... or water closet.
I also thought these would be fun. They would make great perfume labels if you added some text.
Be sure to click on the thumbs above to go to the larger printable!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Free Printable French Puppet
Poupee Modele 14

You all know how I love and collect puppets. Well as I was working on the studio redo. I ran across this little puppet. She is kinda rare however I have seen some not so great scans of her on the internet. Anyway, I thought although she is already out there that you all might like a better copy of her.

Be sure to click on the little thumb to go to the larger printable. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dreaming of Paris Free Printable

My son is feeling better but his wife has been sick so I have had my grandbabies a lot the past couple of weeks. I have really enjoyed them but having MS it is hard to keep up. On top of that hubby has pneumonia so he has not been much help. So as I go through my hectic days of changing diapers and watching cartoons, I have been dreaming of quite strolls though Paris. I thought you might enjoy this little graphic of a tourist guide I did. It would be a great ATC background :)

Enjoy! Inka 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Artfully Musings Apothecary Event

Laura Carson over at Artfully Musings teaches some great tutorials. For this event she has used some of my Halloween potion labels on her Apothecary cabinet! Do click on the badge below and attend her Apothecary event :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Butterfly Fairy Free Printable

I am sorry for not posting sooner. I have had my hands full of grandbabies. My son and his wife has been sick again : / This morning the doctor told my son he had pneumonia so I have the boy's again today :)) I love  it but little ones are a lot of work for an old grandma :))

Enjoy this darling little flutterfly and don't forget to click on the thumb to go to the larger printable.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Lace, Ribbon, Yarn, Trimmings Spool Organizer Free Printable

I am working on getting all my lace and ribbon organized and designed this little spool from some vintage sewing graphics I had. I thought I would share it with my readers :)  To make it strong enough I print it on brochure paper or matte finish photo paper. Then use spray glue to attach it to a medium weight matte board... You can purchase medium weight matt board at your local office supply store. Cut it out and sand the edges with a emery board. This will give it a die cut look. You can also dress up the sides with a paint pen or heel and sole dressing that is normally used for shoes and that seals the matt board and really makes it  look vintage too.

Update 7-3-12
I made a card to fit a photo box (shoe box) for my really wide lace and thought you might like it as well :)
I also put two of these on a full sheet. Along the sides I added some of the spools sized for my embroidery floss and a couple across the top for my baby lace, or doll lace. You still might want to grab the larger image above so you can print some for your larger laces and yarn.

Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads.

Download Lace Spool here
Download Shoebox Spool Card here 
Download Mixed Spool Sheet here 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Studio Update Sewing Trunk
Free Sewing Printable

I know this studio redo is taking forever! I have so many projects and I keep doing a little on this one and a little on that one... and nothing is getting done! So I decided to just get one completed : )

This is what I started with.

First I darkened the interior metal with jewelry blackening, then painted the inside with a dark cream paint. My thought was to paint sign graphics from an antique sewing store sign on it but then I found this fabric and I was in love. Hubby built a shelf that sat on the metal brackets you can see in the picture to hold my sewing machine. It has a drop down cover so I can pull the machine out to sew. We added some large casters so that it would be the right height to sit at and also so that it would open and close easily. 

This is with the drop down desk closed 

... and this is with it open

Oh yes... and the free printable... what else could I post :))

Make sure to click on the thumb to go to the free printable!

Bragging Today On Vanessa Witschi

One of my customers sent me some pictures of her project and I just had to brag about it. She used my wings image printed on acetate for her absolutely darling little Fairy Mermaids... and as you know I LOVE fairy's. This one sold in just a few hours but if you wanted one I am sure she would make a special one just for you :)

Check out Vanessa Witschi's website Mermaids Dreaming 

A close up of the wings

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sun and Sea Summer Fun Free Printable
Two New Digital Sheets Available Too!

I did two new digital collage sheets for my little Etsy store and I had a couple of images left over. Some will be for the free bonus that I always send along with my sheets however along with a little preview of what is new, I thought I would post a summer fun freebie for my blog post this week :) they are just so cute with there little sail boat!
Be sure to click on the little thumb to go to the free printable

Here is a little preview of the summer fun sheets I did by special request. They are available in my little etsy store now. You can use the key word "sea" in the search link at my shop to find them. If they do not show up they have been sold but will be relisted shortly!

Vintage match box dispenser made into a place to keep and display beach pebbles found on a special trip to the beach.
Enjoy! Inka

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

La Minerve 1803 Free Steampunk Hot Air Balloon Printable


My cousin bought an original print of the La Minerve print from 1803 and let me scan it before it was framed. I thought I would use it for my post this week. I did touch it up some so I think you will find it much clearer than any of the others posted on the internet. The image on the left is as original with the diagram numbers and the image on the right is with the numbers removed. 

Be sure to click on the thumbs to go to the larger printable :) 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Marie Antoinette Free Printable

Don't you just love this... It is a Victorian scrap of a little cupid painting Marie Antoinette. It is from a very small set of scraps so to get it this large clearly was a ton of work.. but I felt well worth it :) I did it to celebrate my new articulated paper doll of Wicked Marie. I have her both as a Wicked Witch and as Marie in black. So stop by my little Etsy store and take a look :)
Enjoy! ... and don't forget to click on the little thumb to go to the larger printable.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Little Typist Free Typewriter Printable

I love all your comments! If you have made a project using one of my free images and have it posted somewhere on the internet and would like to leave a link,  or just to say hi... they really do make my day!... so as a special thank you I am offing a darling little postcard that I have restored.

Be sure to click on the thumb to go to the larger printable.

Most of these vintage postcards are about 4 x 6 and between the damage over time and the poor printing techniques they leave a lot to be desired. So just to show you all the work that goes into restoring one, I thought I would show you the before image too. You can click on the little thumb to see the detail.


Paper Circus and more!

As much as I have told myself that I had enough vintage papers... I have paper fever! I just can't resist purchasing a find like this! Nine sheets in all but only seven are Circus theme. They are from an early 1900's woman's magazine that offered a center fold of paper toys each month. The Circus sheets are bound for Collage sheets in my little etsy store. However I do plan to offer the others as free downloads on my blog. Two are Christmas theme so they will have to wait but you can expect the others to be showing up soon :)
If you love Circus and would like to make some art examples for my listing page with these just email me using the link on my right hand sidebar. I will be taking the first two or three so you could get them free!

Studio Progress

I wanted to wait and show pictures of the completed studio but things are not going quite as quickly as I had hoped. I keep apologizing for not posting and making up excuses, but the truth is my health has not been great. I had hoped that I could keep up but it really has slowed me down. So I am going to have to just admit that I just can't keep up the pace I have in the past. I love sharing my free printables and I do have so many goodies to share so please forgive me and I will post them as often as I can. Once I get the work on the studio done, I should be able to get some goodies up a little more often.

This is what I started with. I found this awesome bedroom set on craigslist. It had fallen off the truck while being moved so it was in sad shape. The amour's door was missing and someone had put shelf's in it to use it for a bookshelf. There was trim missing on top. a broken drawer in the bottom that did not even match and one foot was badly worm eaten. The trim on the headboard had been busted and some of it was missing. There was a foot board too but it did not get into the picture. The set of drawers were missing some of the nobs and had the top replaced with an odd marble.
But my hubby is handy dandy. He cut the top down on the amour to eliminate the missing trim and also because it was too tall for my studio. The foot board had the same carved feet as the amour so it took one from it and replaced the destroyed foot on the amour. Then he took out the drawer and replaced the shelf's with some oak that he stained the same color. Since I haven't gotten to the decorating stage, it is covered with junk so the finished picture will have to wait.. but it is good!     
Then hubby used the headboard and the piece that went across the bottom of the foot board to make me a desk. We used legs from a table that I had picked up at the thrift shop and some antique picture frame trim that I had found at a yard sale a long while back. He designed a keyboard mechanism so that it disappears up under the desk when not in use.
I have ordered a glass top to fit but for now I am just using a glass cutting board to protect the top until it comes in. As you can see by the pictures, I had a hard time choosing the wall color but after painting three times, I settled on chocolate brown :))  
These baskets have really taken me some time since there are eight of them. I found them at Homegoods and made some altered art fabric liners for them. I will be putting on some antique library label holders on them too. They are sitting on an old wardrobe trunk that I also found on craigslist.... but more on that later :)  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Victorian Steampunk Paper Doll Free Printable

I had a special request from a friend for a steampunk paper doll so I created this one using parts from various paper doll scans that I had. I thought she turned out pretty special so I decided instead of listing her that I would offer her to my very special blog readers :) So if your not special make sure you don't download her... lol
Be sure to click on the thumbs to go to the larger printable version. 
Also I don't mind if you save the thumbs of my free printable's to post on your blogs but please leave a link for them to download the printable from my blog :) 
Thanks and enjoy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

White Rabbit Free Printable Paper Toy
Alice In Wonderland

I thought this might be a fun add in for an Easter basket as well as a fun addition to those who have the Wonderland theater.
It has come to my attention that Nancy Ellis also offers this image and I would like to link to her amazing photo stream. I am telling you that you will have hit the image jackpot by giving her a visit! Don't miss out!
Be sure to click on the thumb above to go to the larger free printable

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Table Top Mannequin and
Bortree Corsets Paper Doll Free Printable

I really have a treat for you today :) I don't know if you have noticed but I always try to post something that goes along with what I am working on. Well I have been working on my studio. I had planned to make one big post with all my studio projects but things are taking a bit longer than I had hoped... so I thought I would just start posting some of my smaller projects.

I bought this mannequin bust on ebay but as you can see it is not quite my style. A redo was in order. I hated the thought of having to sew a new cover so I thought I would try painting it first. Because I did not want to loose the softness or texture of the fabric, I used some textile medium with my acrylic paint and gave it a whirl... it worked! I added a candle stick to the bottom and then had my son cut me a stencil that I took from one of my favorite paper dolls for the wording.

It now has a home on top of my favorite project so far.. but more of that later.

The paper doll that I took my inspiration from is an advertising paper doll for corsets made by Bortree manufacturing. I hope you love her as much as I do :)

Enjoy and don't forget to click on the picture above to go to the larger printable.