Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Home for the Navy Lockers

It was afew months ago my Son, Ian informed me 
of some lockers for sale on a Facebook group. 
I looked and inquired, made plans and the whole family went for a quick trip to Long Beach, Washington to get them.
I wish I would have taken a picture before the 
restration for they were in need of alot of TLC. 
With years of paint, goo,
lots of stickers from being in a car detailing place it seemed. 
 I took off the hardware, had to do alot of peeling off stickers then sanded with Thanks to son, Ian for the use of his sander. 
Then for the glory of watching it get a new face. 
I used hammered metal spray paint. 
The hardware were a gray color but I saw a glimmer of brass so I hand sanded to bring out the surprise I hoped for.
Putting everything back togather, I was pleased. 
Then for the loading up with my "Tootsie Toys".
I need to get new knobs for the drawers. 
Other then that I am happy with my work and to have storage for the new "Paper Bagley" wood working area.
I would love to hear some history of these lockers like what year. 
I have been told so far that they may have come from 
Tougue Point when the Navy ships where there.
See more "Paper Bagley" art at Pinterest
Thanks for blogging by, Tootsie

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

This has been a yearly gift to Mom, Eileen for the past 7 years for giving a plant is out of the question since she has all she needs!
I do take special orders !!!! 
Inform me in your comment at the bottom or on facebook by clicking on the picture below. 
There is time for Mothers Day is May 14th !!!!!!

 Paper Bagley
Each year I search for a new stamp that reminds me of Mom and this one was my choice this year from Art Impressions "His and Hers Gardeners". The papers I used are my favoraite card stock, Bazzil and the prints are from my collection of 6 x 6 paper pads' My Minds Eye "Bramble Rose", Graphic 45 "French Contry" and Doodlebug Design "Kraft in Color" along with odds and ends of punches. 

 Paper Bagley Pinterest
I designed the hat and dazzled it up with some twine and netting. All framed and ready for MoM!
See more on Pinterest Paper Bagley

His & Hers GardenersOld Town Framing on commercial in Astoria OregonDoodlebug Design - Kraft in Color Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad - KraftRanger Ink - Liquid Pearls - Dimensional Paint - White OpalGraphic 45 - Nature Sketchbook Collection - 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids Paper PadMy Minds Eye My Mind's Eye Paper Pad, 6 by 6-Inch, Unforgettable

Monday, February 27, 2017

Life enjoy the journey
Once I get an idea that I really like I am to get it made. I have a new "Old Friend", William Heilmann on Facebook and he posts a lot of pictures from the days when my Dad would hunt with his friends. Well, there was this one that really touched me and the idea started within my heart.
Since I work at Old Town Framing in Astoria for the last 9 years I wanted to put this piece within a shadow box frame. To do so I had to think about the snug fit that was needed around the spacers that was needed for the depth. So...step one I had the frame made by our wonderful chopper, Corrie Pedersen. Then I added the glass and spacers. From there it was brought home for custom fitting for size and product used after that I was released to get creative with the layout and development.
I have been collecting papers for years to get ready for the relaxing days of retirement, although that is a ways off, let's just say I am dipping into the joy of my heart as usual. Point being I can't tell you the names of the papers for I am using so many that are probably old!

 Time spent on hand cutting, die cutting, prep, placing and finally gluing, taping was bring forth the dementional piece I was seeing in my mind for at least a month.

There is was the Hunt came back to be ecknowledged once again.
My Dad, far right with the check shirt, his brother Richie's son, Bobby is a artist also and his website is a must see at: Bag End Studio

Click on the pictures to really get a look at them in detail.
I sure did enjoy this journey to the past.
To all the Men that came into my life as a young girl, Thank You, Love, Tootsie

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