Monday, April 25, 2011

Just A Few Things!

Good morning everyone!  I hope all of you had a nice Easter!  I just wanted to share a few things that I worked on this weekend, between painting the bedroom and pulling weeds!  I made another mini canvas.  I'm calling this one "Bride to Be."  My sister gave me this microscope slide with a sweet image of a blushing bride.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the slide so I decided to put her on a mini canvas with some pretty paper and flowers.  I also made these cute fluttering butterfly with an old oil funnel  that I bought at the flea market.  This was a lot fun to make and so easy!  All you need is some wire, a paper butterfly, vintage paper, and my favorite, HOT GLUE!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blog Giveaways!

How is everyone on this dreary and wet Saturday?  Just a quick post regarding two awesome and generous giveaways that are happening at Becky's blog Junk to Joy and Kimberly's blog ArtJoyStuff  Please go and check it out and follow their drool worthy blogs and leave a comment!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Bird in the Hand Swap

Happy Sunday all!  I just wanted to share my creations for Danielle's a bird in the hand 5 x 5 collage & nest swap.  This was so much fun!  We had to make a bird collage using some vintage materials so I used vintage wallpaper, French lace, an old button, vintage beads, and a bird illustration that is from the 1930's.  My guess it was free when you bought a gallon of Clorox Bleach, like those little bird cards that came free when you bought a pack of cigarettes back in the day.  For my bird nest I glued some moss and lace to the outside and stuffed the inside of the nest with shredded paper.  I then glued three, little plastic eggs to the paper and attached a little bird, flowers, and leaves to the top of the nest.  When I was ready to ship, I forgot that I had to attach the nest to something sturdy so I was kind of scrambling to find something cute to attach the nest to.  What I came up with was this cute, little jar that I stuffed with paper and more eggs.  I hope who ever receives my swap loves it just as much as I do!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

French Inspired Trees

It's time again for French Inspiration Thursday!  I love the fabric trees that I have seen all over blogland so I thought I would give if it a try.  I wanted a French like look so I used lace, doilies, fabric, flowers, pearls, bows, a fleur de lis, and yes, cupcake liners!  The Anthropologie near me displayed a tabletop tree made from silver cupcake liners.  I thought it was cool, so I thought I would make one. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thank You Alison!

I'm am truly honored to have received this cool award from my sweet, new friend Alison at The Polohouse.  Thanks again Alison!

I'm so sorry for the late posting but I just came back from vacation and trying to get back into the swing of things.  As to what Alison said on her blog, in order to accept this award the recipients are asked to a do a couple of things.

1.  Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2.  Share 7 things about yourself
3.  Award 10-15 blogs you feel deserve the award
4.  Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award.

Seven Things About Me

1.  I LOVE sharks and care deeply about their survival.  I often tell people to NEVER eat at a restaurant that has shark fin soup on the menu!
2.  I have seen an actually great white shark in person.
3.  I wish I could donate to every, single animal charity.
4.  I love the ocean.
5.  My husband and I hope to move to the South Carolina some day.
6.  I love to garden and birdwatch.
7.  My favorite color is green.

Blogs to Visit

These are some of the lovely blogs that I follow and I hope that you do too!

12.  Chatelet
13.  Moments