Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Winding Down

I can't believe the summer is winding down and it's time to put the spring/summer craft crate away and bring the Halloween craft box up from the basement.  I actually did one last summery type thing when I got home from work.  A couple of months ago I bought this architectural type of thing from an antique mall and decided to make it a little plant holder.  I tied a ribbon around it and hot glued a flower on top of the ribbon.  I glued a small plate and a silver bowel on the top and added a little rhinestone embellishment underneath the plate .  I think it's kind of cute.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Canvas and Wood

I've been wanting to do something with these pages I found in an old book about birds.  Don't you just love the images?

I just love the image of the bird on top of the lady's hat.  This was unfortunately at a time when hats were covered with bird feathers.  This lady was ahead of her time.  The caption below the picture says " The best way to have a bird on a hat."  I wholeheartedly agree.

This image below is so sweet.  I just love mama bird and her daughter.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

French Market Finds in Morris

These are some of the pretty things I found at the Three French Hens Market in Morris, IL.  It was a little hot on Saturday, but a pretty setting along the I & M Canal.  There is also some really great stores in Morris like WhimsyRuby Begonia's, and Vintage.  Whimsy and Ruby Begonia's also had booths at the market.

A cloche and flower pot from Ruby Begonia's.

A few signs from Primitive Blessings.

These are some really cute jars from Whimsy.

A few cool finds from the market.

Below is a fairy gazing ball and a little shell bird bath from World of Traegonia.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thrift Store Finds and Crafty Stuff

I found the following urns at the thrift store for $1.50 each.  So cute.  The little urn has a crack at the base, but oh well, it seems to be doing fine.

I made the following pot below by painting and distressing, tying a ribbon on the top, layering the buttons, and I modge podged the image and the Heidi Swapp bling frame to the pot.  I like how it turned out.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Incredible Creature

I was sitting outside watching the birds and this Monarch landed in one of the flower beds next to me.  It amazes me that these delicate, little creatures make a migration from Canada to Mexico.  Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.  I said a little prayer for it hoping it has a safe journey.