Thursday, February 28, 2013

Little Green Men skipping through my dreams

Little Green Men,
skipping through  my dreams...

vintage lapel pin

I see them here,
I see them there -
I see them now, everywhere!

Little Green Men, skipping and hopping,
puffing and laughing
and dancing an Irish jig!

needle-felted leprechaun with pot o' gold

Some have funny hats, with buckles....

newborn hat,

vintage song sheet cover, courtesy Indiana Music Library, address to the right

safety pin pattern for a leprechaun and his hat

and some don't...

'Uncle Bo' hand painted gnome rock

Ben Franklin in green,


Some are hopping around -

royalty free leprechaun

I've been told they're dancing a jig!


vintage graphics

An Irish Pet Bandana!

vintage cookie cutters

I've been told that if I follow one,
I may find a pot of gold!

If I can't find a little green man,
(they're slippery little fellows)
I've been told I can follow a rainbow
to the end
and there will be a pot 'o gold!

vintage charm

Of course, you will have to outsmart him
to get any gold!
They're very protective...

vintage Leprechaun

vintage Schmidt music box

But on the whole,
they do seem to be jolly little green men!

vintage postcard

So, if you see one,
would you please tell him
to get out of my dreams!!!

having way too much fun with little green men and shamrocks,

and also on pinterest:

Seamus the Leprechaun by Boggle Boy

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Feelin' a bit o' Green

found on

I'm Feeling a Little Green today!

I've been looking for shamrocks and Celtic designs and Irish Song Sheets...

Feelin' Green!!

a Celtic applique found on ebay
also found it as a decal

'Forest Dew' beaded necklace set by inkspired

Oh, I'm really NOT complaining!
As long as you don't make me smell Green beer.....
don't even think about me drinking green beer....

fairy tale bloom crepe paper and netting flower

2003 Birthday Stone Barbie, May - Emerald

(You knew I'd get in at least ONE Barbie...)

Gone With The Wind Barbie in infamous 'Drapery Dress'

a beautiful rubber stamped scene from:

"May the Lord keep you in His hand,
And never close His fist too tight."

- Irish Blessing

matroyshka doll note card, by inkspired
pattern from 'Paper Crafting in No Time'.

I can't think about Saint Patrick's Day
or Ireland
without thinking about shamrocks.
Also known as

real four-leaf clover earrings

The Four Leaf Clover is considered by many to be 'lucky'.
In reference to 'shamrock' it is almost always a three-leaf.

botanical clover

oxalis-shamrock plant found on

'shamrock' party banner


vintage St. Patrick's Day cherub

real four-leaf clover in resin necklace

"Ireland is where
strange tales begin and
happy endings
are possible."

- Charles Haughey, London, July 14, 1988


I have lots more GREEN things to share,
and IRISH things to share,
and IRISH PAPER DOLLS to share!

But not today!
See you again soon....

and find me on PINTEREST too!
K. Kloberdans

"Beachy Stripes" on green,
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired

Friday, February 22, 2013

bit of blarney


(Gaelic for 'peace')

Dun Dealgan, Ireland

Saint Patrick's Day is coming!



How Soon?

Very soon!!!

(slight paraphrase from an hilarious scene in 'Romancing the Stone')

vintage graphics

(c. means 'circa', or in this case I use it for 'copyright')

For today, we will celebrate a wee bit of blarney to get ready for

St. Patrick's Day!!

vintage clip

Now, is that a leprechaun,
or just a little boy?

vintage clip

I'm sorry, I don't have any 'where I found this' addresses for most of my vintage Irish clip. If it is 'yours', let me know and I will give credit where it is due.

I was playing around on

Barbie Dolls of the World Festivals
Irish Dance
Barbie Princess Dolls of the World
Princess Ireland

Here is a safety pin pattern for the Irish flag:

If you are confused, do a search of my blog for 'safety pin patterns'
and also
'safety pin tutorial'
You will find the basic directions and how-tos!
You will also find LOTS of patterns!!

I suspect I got these from origamibears but I really don't know where they're from.

c. 1914, Indiana Music Libraries 

Well, that's all for today. I have errands to run, and a very messy house to pick up!
Oh yes, and Tanner tells me he needs mucho petting today also!

Do you have your green on yet?


and on pinterest: kkloberdans