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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

vintage trailer

i have had so much fun in the last couple of weeks, making these vinatge trailers.  I have been inspired by the original that came from Fabienne HERE
There was another one that was also made and posted on pinterest, and here is her blog link too:  Tara also has a cutting file that you can use if you have an electronic machine, which i dont have.  For me it was a wing and a prayer, so each of the three trailers that i made are different in size and decor.
Unfortunately in order for you to see the full thing i have to show you all these pics.  I just loved over embellishing these and had ssssooooo much fun...

 unfortunately my photos mixed themselves up when i loaded this and this was actually my second attempt, which i decided to add Magnolia images to
 that key lock on the door was a Mellissa Francis embellishment that i found in my stash, sure it was given to me by a friend.
 the door knob is a bead pin with a cap behind it, stuck to the door with hot glue
 the lantern was made using a Marianne die that i cut four times and then added the pearls, the candle inside was made using rolled up paper and a bit of string for a wick and then some puff paint to make it look as if it had melted a bit

 a side view
 a top view
 a back view
 the cornice and bird cage were also dies from Marianne that i just made 3d, the twig that the bird is perched on is a Memory box

 All the little windows got ribbon for curtains
 of course the fence around the front is a Magnolia doohickey
 another top view
 this was the first attempt and i wanted to add the hinges and door handle from my stash to give it an old world feel

 the back of this one i made so it could open and one could put a gift inside

 this was the third attempt and is going to a very special friend of mine, gotta figure out what i am gonna fill it with
 made the welcome mat with some old jute that i had laying around the craft room

 another bird cage

 and with #2 and #3 i opened the bottom so i could fill them with goodies
  added the turnmount and ribbon tab for ease of opening and closing.
I do hope you enjoy this little share as much as i have enjoyed making them


  1. Oh, Paola, where do I begin? It must have taken forever and is such a labor of love. It is adorable, so well done, and perfect in every way. I just love this and am drooling all over my keyboard! I also love, love, love your new head shot, too! You look soooooooooo gorgeous and sexy! Woo Hoo!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful wagon treasure !

    Chris Christensen

  2. OH GIRLIE!!!!!!!! You have done it again with the CREATIVE!!! Beautiful


  3. Paola, it's so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!! So creative, and what a pleasure to share your link blog with my readers! Thank you so much!

  4. WOW Girlfriend!! You are just mega talented, please just send some of your talent my way! They are all absolutely stunning. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  5. My goodness...I just want to pack my bags and move into these sweet little homes! These are just amazing! Such wonderful detail...unbelievable! (Well, I wouldn't believe it from anyone but YOU since you are a master at these creations!)
    Rene :D

  6. Wow, this is fantastic. Such detail. Amazing.

  7. Oh my!!! You have definitely been busy. They all look fantastic! Wow, all the details you added are simply incredible. Wonderfully done :)

  8. OMG!!! I would never know where to start on something this intricate.
    What beautiful creations. The details on these wagons are incredible.
    Hugs maz

  9. Triple WOW, Paola!!! These had to have taken you forever to get done and they are truly amazing!! Incredible work, girlfriend!! I'm going back for yet another look!!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. This is so gorgeous Paola! Everything is perfect!!! A lot of amazing details and a very creative job, for sure!! Love it!! Who doesn´t?
    Have a great day!

  11. OMG,these are incredible! Fantastic details and embellishment. Truly a gift of love. Simply amazing

  12. These are simply amazing! Your talent is boundless!
    Your blog is always like a trip through a marvelous fairyland!
    Hugs, hugs, hugs,

  13. Oh wow Paola. It is stunning seeing pics of these instead of via skype... Now I can see all the glorious detail. Each one is fabulous and striking. This is what I miss seeing at Paola's Paper Haven... lol You are too talented for your own good my friend. Well done!!!! Love them!!! hugs Sharon xx

  14. Oh my!!! how fabulous, this is not a creation it's a work of Art with lots of love poured into it. Stunning work Paola.
    Suzi x

  15. Paola, These are fantastic! So much wonderful detail to take in!

  16. wow, this is just gorgeous, so beautiful made
    I love this project

  17. Stunning, as always. You are an amazing woman with so much talent.
    Thank you for sharing these works of art.

  18. Oh my gosh... this is just stunning, gorgeous, perfect, fabulous!!!!! I love the one with the Maggies, but that last one is gorgeous, but the second one, first, I guess, is adorable, oh my gosh, I love them all!!! Someone is going to be very, very happy!!!! Fabulous, fabulous job!!!!

  19. These are just beautiful, I love the pretty flowers and trinkets you've added and of course the Tildas, just gorgeous
    Hugs Julie P

  20. Wowzer Paola, these are amazingly done. Love all the pretty embellishemnt and the elegant looks :o)

  21. Good gracious Paola, those are a work of art and love, and to make 3! Wowzers, thats dedication. xxx


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