Thursday, March 17, 2016

A St. Paddy's Day Pocket Letter

Laurie sent me a beautiful Valentine-themed pocket letter last month, and I responded with some St. Patrick's Day creations for her. 

The Graphics Fairy had many great images to choose from so I included several. The velvet bow came from a vintage hat, and had been on my work table for some time waiting for the perfect project.

The first row has a tiny green millinery flower and some vintage buttons with a Graphics Fairy image in the center.

Row two includes two Graphics Fairy images, plus a bit of bling in the center pocket.

Row three has lace snippets, millinery, a bit of a rhinestone and floral necklace, vintage buttons, and ribbon rosettes.

This was my first pocket letter and it proved to be a bit addicting. I finished the front and just couldn't stop, so I filled the back side of each pocket, too!

It was too hard to decide between the images of the ladies and I could only use one for the tag, so I included two more for Laurie. Some of the papers were purchased specifically for this project, but it was surprising how many green bits there were in my stash. The flamingo card is a bit out of place, but I knew Laurie would like it and it was a perfect fit.

Laurie was in a recent swap where participants exchanged ribbon dolls and that inspired me to try one on this tag. 

The flower "badge" came from more bits from my table and a fun button I had just received, and I had to include some trim, of course, and a bit of beautiful velvet.

Someday I hope to have more vintage finds to share. I'm a bit flummoxed by the lack of good estate sales so far this year. They've all been too high-end and "new" for this vintage loving soul.

In the meantime, hope you've enjoyed seeing these bits of green. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. I wore the button badge today and got so many compliments on it! I love my pocket letter and gifts!!

  2. Oh, I adore that ribbon doll and need to borrow that idea in the altered book project. I am sure Laurie was over the moon with this!

  3. Love your pocket letter. I made one for Valentines but didn't think of St pats.

  4. I wish you were going to Jen Heyslip's event in November. Hope to meet you someday.

  5. Very beautiful. I love all the different embellishments you included. I also love that ribbon doll, those are soo neat.