Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

december 24th

vintage findings, board, tissue paper, feathers, vintage velvet ribbon, vintage magazine illustration

I hope your days are what you wish them to be. Holidays or sleeping days or just ordinary good days. Today is the day we celebrate Christmas, so here ends this year's calendar. If you stop by tomorrow you will find photos of all the matchboxes made this December.

Friday, 23 December 2011

december 23rd

self-made paper, vintage book illustrations, vintage dictionary text, metal findings, linen thread

Thursday, 22 December 2011

december 22nd

vintage dictionary, hand dyed Japanese paper, vintage silk fabric and thread, vintage keys

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

december 20th

vintage romance novel, magazine illustration and lace, red jade beads, thread

Monday, 19 December 2011

december 19th

vintage encyclopaedia anatomy illustrations, hand dyed Japanese paper, cardboard, wood


I've always liked the gruesome pages of my old encyclopaedias the best. Don't know why.


Here I am hoping it won't be bone breaking slippery outside. I'm picking up my mom from the train soon and I so look forward to spending some girl time with her today and I know we both prefer not to break any bones.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

december 18th






vintage photo slides, board, paper, selfmade paper


In this matchbox there are two old (very blue) slides of the same location on top of each other with a gap between them so that the scene changes and becomes oddly three dimensional when you change the angle you're viewing it from. This is one of those boxes that are beautiful but impossible to photograph well. I knew that from the start but couldn't stop and change my plan.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

december 17th

hand dyed paper, vintage dictionary text, vintage watch gears

Constellation. This one is actually Leo.

Friday, 16 December 2011

december 16th

vintage watch parts, paper, hand dyed Japanese paper, vintage silk threads

So, yet again I put a bird on it. I can't help myself when I find those little birdy heads in my box of watch junk. V is on his way to Rome, a business trip, a biennale. I'm home, waiting for the sound of rain and the sound of snow melting to stop. I am sleeping all wrong again. Not my usual wrong, but even more wrong. 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

december 15th

paper, dictionary text, thread, vintage photo slide (may 1975)

do click to view in larger size

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

december 14th

vintage magazine illustration and dictionary text, handmade lace paper, vintage book flyleaf paper, tissue paper

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

december 13th

vintage magazine illustration, hand dyed Japanese paper, brass locket and chain, vintage dictionary text

Monday, 12 December 2011

december 12th

vintage stenography (shorthand) book, paper, vintage chandelier crystal, feather, vintage thread, board

I am getting incredibly old all of a sudden. I try my best to reverse it by eating as many cardamon marshmallows as I can.