A freebie vintage photo and a little book in the making

 A quick hello from behind my worktable.

My table is filled with beautiful fabrics and laces, paint, threads, book papers
and a little flower from our garden.

We still have some flowers left because of the mild autumn weather.
I'm pressing some of them for use in my work later on.

Which I intended to do this spring and summer
but I haven't done so!

At the moment I'm busy with the pages of a little book in the making.

I paint some of the laces and fabrics and there's also a bit of painting inside the book.
There are also some vintage photos inside, which I edited in photoshop.

Like the one below.
Which is NOT a freebie by the way.
(Hence the name of my blog included in the picture.)
May be it will become one later on, but I wish to use the image myself first.
Thank you!

UPDATE: you can find this and two other freebie photos HERE.
Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of that blog post to get to the freebies!

(But there is another freebie below too, so make sure to read on.)

I will use some of the beautiful blue roses fabric that you see in the photos.

Anyway, you'll see when it's finished.

But that might take a while, because good news is
that out of the blue a sweet lady asked me to make a custom book for her.

(Being not this one by the way.)

Which means she's my very first customer!

I'm thrilled and honoured!



Okay, on to the freebie then!

I'd like to share with you another one of the French antique postcards.
The girl you saw in my previous post.

Isn't she a pretty girl?

Free for you to use in your arts and crafts.
Right-click to open in new window so the photo will be enlarged.


Last but not least
a shout out for Marie of

who's celebrating her 5th blogoversary
with gorgeous giveaways.

Be sure to check out her beautiful and inspiring blog
if you didn't already.


So in the end it wasn't a quick hello after all.

I am a rather silent introvert person most of the time.
Well, in real life anyway.
But when I do open my mouth, beware!
Seek refuge!

You'll have to forgive me on that.

Wishing you a happy day!

xx Wen


  1. Thanks for the freebie. I like it because it is a school girl!AriadnefromGreece!

  2. Dear Wendy,
    your book to be, looks so beautiful, with the blue and soft lilac tones used, and ofcourse you should use your old images first yourself, before giving your readers permission to use it. It is a beautiful card !
    Congratulations on the order, of a book, how exiting for you,- I hope you will show it when your custumer have recieved it !!
    Thank you for the dear girl freebie ,Wendy,-she will be saved with the other lovely ones you are sweetly offering us !!
    Sending evening hugs ,from Dorthe

  3. Lovely things on your work table!! And congrats on your order! Sending hugs your way...

  4. Oh wat geweldig leuk voor je Wen, je eerste officiële order! En dat er maar heeeeeeeeeeeeeel veel mogen volgen!! Het ziet er in elk geval alweer helemaal supergaaf, romantisch en dromerig mooi uit wat je aan het maken bent! Met veel plezier kijk ik uit naar het eindresultaat! Geniet van je avond, dikke knuf, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  5. Lovely book Wendy and thanks for the adorable freebie!

  6. Hi Wendy,
    congratulations on your first customer and thank you so much for the shout out and the freebie:)
    Love what's on your work table.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Your book is going to be beautiful Wendy!! Love love all the beautiful laces and vintage yummies :)

  8. Such a beautiful things!

  9. Oh this is so sweet Wendy!
    Congratulations on your commission - I know you will create a wonderful book for your first customer!
    The photo image is wonderful.
    Many thank yous for the other image you are so kindly letting us use!

    Wishing you a very happy weekend dear Wendy.
    Shane x

  10. Your book looks beautiful and thank you for the freebie.

  11. Wendy,
    Thank you for your kind words. I have been following you for quite some time.
    I love your work. I love the blue and white heart and the lace book. Such a
    Would you be so kind to like me on facebook. Thanks.
    Hugs and God bless!


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen