Friday, August 13, 2021

Free Scrapbooking Pages. Perfect for Dollhouse Wall Paper. Pretty Florals Patterns and Blue Birds. From the Victorian, Edwardian & Early 20th Century.

Hi everyone! Welcome to Bumble Buttons!
Today I have pretty printable paper that can be used in scrapbooking, journals and even as wallpaper in dollhouses. As I go through old books one of the first things to check is the end papers or lining. They can be pretty incredible! The marbled ones are wild and colorful. I tend to like simpler and less bold patterns. When there is one to my liking I copy and save them for future paper projects. Now it is time to share them with you! I hope you can use them in your creative projects. So glad you stopped by! 
Check out the Sept. 29, 2011 post for 16 additional patterns.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Sewing for American Girl Dolls Felicity. Painting of 1700's Dresses for Little Girls by Artists Albert Raudnitz & Wilhelm Schutze

As a child I loved dolls and dollhouses. Definitely not a tom boy. As an adult my life was busy and there were practical things to invest in. The few toys I held on to were packed away up in my closet. I was not a doll collector. Buying an old house that needed lots of work, working and just busy living took up my time and resources. Then there were some hard and challenging years. Next thing I know my interest in miniatures and dolls comes back. Maybe it was comforting. For about 5-6 years I enjoyed building a dollhouse and bought some dolls. Somehow I came across the Pleasant Co dolls. I could not resist them. They were a new company at the time, way before it was sold and became American Girl. Samantha and Kirsten were my first dolls. Eventually Felicity arrived. Loved looking at their catalogue. Wanting all the accessories and clothing that was of course more than I wanted to spend. Next I bought patterns to sew them clothes. The years have gone by again and everything went into the top shelf of the closet.  
Looking on Wikipedia Commons for paintings to post on my blog I came across this sweet little girl. How cute this would be on Felicity!  I have pulled out my patterns and have been checking out my fabric stash. I will let you know what happens!
Artist - Albert Raudnitz
Artist - Wilhelm Schutze
Artist - Wilhelm Schutze

Monday, August 9, 2021

Paintings of Cooling Luscious Green Foliage, White Flowers & Pretty Women. Paintings by Sophie Anderson & William Margetson. Free Digital 1880's Ephemera.

Hi everyone! So happy you are here! Today the collection of paintings and ephemera feature white flowers and lush green leaves. The first picture of the magnolia blossoms was the start of this grouping. All the foliage and shade reminds me of finding a shady place to sit on a hot day. Just cool and peaceful. The last few days have been so satisfying as I discover more museums that share artwork online for all to enjoy. Very grateful for the ones who allow downloading for personal and educational purposes. I find it interesting how the different museums handle sharing their collections. Some are so generous and easy. Some are complicated and restrictive. Others do not share at all or charge quite a bit of money. 
I hope you are having a wonderful, creative day! 
Sending all of you much love and happiness, 

Painting by one of my absolutely favorite artist, Sophie Anderson.
Artist - William Henry Margetson
Artist-Sir John Lavery
Deer's seed catalogue.
Artist - Edward John Poynter
1880's card.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Divine and Moral Songs For Children. Darling Illustrations by Mrs. Arthur Gaskin. Author Reverend Isaac Watts

Hi and welcome to everyone!
What a sweet little book this is! This edition is from 1897. I was so surprised when I looked up the author Rev. Isaac Watts. He was born in 1674 and lived until 1748.  The illustrations look like they were done by a contemporary artist. Very adorable and simple compared to the typical late Victorian book illustrations. What adorable pictures to make a welcome baby card or adorn a baby book or journal. Have fun creating with these little ones.
Much love to each and everyone of you, Louise

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Fun Free Digital Ephemera! Victorian Advertising Trade Cards and Greeting Cards ~ Cute Bunnies ~ Pretty Horses ~ Dancing Ladies

Hi everyone and welcome!
This is a fun silly post! It just happened. The first picture, from an antique Easter greeting card, started it all. For some reason I just love this picture! It makes me happy every time I see it.  I don't know what to call the theme for today. Ladies preforming, juggling, dancing on flowers, spinning on a top and training rabbits. All very whimsical and oddly have a common thread.  So have fun making cards, embellishing journals and creating mixed media projects!
Much love to you all, Louise