Hello ,I have been busy playing with hearts if you couldn't tell by the pictures Hee Hee .I thought I would post a few pictures of them and show you a few I have gotten done this past week (: I will post more pics of some other things I have gotten done soon. Time for me to get my bum off here and back to work. I spent way to much time on here today yikes .
A few images just click on the images to bring them up in a new window right click and save them to be used in your craft projects (: I added a button today on the left side of the screen with an image like the top image on this post ,click on that and it will take you to more images .I will add more to it every now and then. You may use them in your crafts and scrap booking.If an image from my blog is pinned to pinterest or anywhere else a link back to my blog needs to be added to it pretty please and thank-you . When adding the images to your crafts you may take my name off there .I had to start placing it on them due to some issues I was having with how they were being used non craft related .
Hello I had to show you the large paper flower I made last night to hang in my craft room. I love how it turned out , after seeing some beautiful giant paper flowers at Aunt Ruthies Sugar Pie Farmhouse while playing on blogs and pinterest yesterday. And the wonderful tutorial at Renew my home and Aunt Peaches along with several others you can find on my pinterest under Flower inspiration I decided to give it a try.I took a dinner plate and traced it onto some cardboard and cut it out and then cut three different sizes of petals from some paper to use for my pattern . I used 11 large petals for the outside 7 petals for the next row that are maybe an inch smaller and made some much smaller ones that I cut from some coffee stained coffee filters one of my favorite papers to use love the stuff. I folded the ends a bit and glued them on easy easy then added some ink to the tips of the small petals and placed a birds nest in the center all in under an hour. I thought it would take me several to get this done so I was happy with that .I don't think it turned out to bad for my first one :D .The paper I used on the large petals is some really neat vintage looking wrapping paper I picked up at Christmas at TJ Max's .They only had two rolls left and they went home with me I was thrilled to find it .
My youngest daughter seen it says mom that is awesome ,made her mommy smile big time. After all impressing my 15 year old these days has been a task in itself. She is at that age that mom is not so cool lol . Asks me if I can make her one ,that we could work on it together and I can teach her how to make them ,another shocker for her mother but loving every minute of it . So when we get hers done I will post it . She wants one done in old music paper which I have tons of to play with but also wants it made from fabric .As she put it if you can mom that would be great . So we will see what I can come up with that she likes .Then she adds I know my graduation is three years away but we so have to make those for it .So anyway there is my silly story behind this very big flower. I am off to make supper and see what I can create tonight have a good evening.
Hello ,I thought I would show you my funky little lamp .My father in law went to an auction last fall and brought me some goodies he had gotten and thought I might be able to use . In with them was this lamp pictured above with the yarn .So not my style so I went to work and gave it a little make-over. The inspiration to use the chicken wire and fabric strips came from Lynn at UpCountry Olio http://www.upcountryolio.blogspot.com/2012/09/poultry-netting-lamp-shade.html make sure to go check out her wonderful blog .I then added a few of my pics and some paper leaves since it was fall at the time .Yes I am just now getting it posted ,I thought it would be fun to change it with the seasons be able to clip poems hearts and such on it for valentines which I have yet to do (wink) . Christmas was supposed to be glittered paper stars but it just didn't get done maybe this year lol . or to just display family pics on . All I know is I now love chicken wire so many things one can do with it.
And here is a little dress I made with one of my pressed rose charms on it .I need to find a special place to hang it . When I found the stamp that reads If I had a flower for every time I think of you , I would walk in my garden forever. I just had to make this little dress with a rose from my garden both the rose and poem a memory of my grams . My yard is full of plants that came from her it's hard to believe it has been three years this past Thursday now since her passing .She is always in my heart and missed so much but I know she is up there with gramps and mom and my Little one smiling down on all of us .I know she is happy to be back with gramps again it was where she would always tell me she wanted to be after he passed away and that makes it all ok in my heart knowing they are together again . I can't wait for spring for all her beautiful flowers to bloom .We just need some moisture here or we will be looking at another very dry summer not good at all. Last summer the island in front of our house looked like fall already in July because the city didn't water it . I hate to think what it will look like this spring those poor trees looked so bad I just watered my yard like crazy I wasn't going to lose my precious flowers from grams (:
And another little dress I did up when I found the fabric I just had to have it. My mom loved humming birds and when she was sick knowing she was not going to make it said if she could come back as anything she would come back as a bird .Thus my love for birds and nests which you just might start seeing some little creations of soon (: that and growing up in the country gave me a huge love of nature. I was so blessed to be raised around so much beauty.
Ok I am off to get dressed and go have lunch at my favorite restaurant peking palace with my hubby and daughter. Have a good day!
Hello , The image above is the original that I have used to do several of my little images the past few years . This is the link to show where I have gotten it from due to some issues that where brought to my attention recently, thats all I am saying about that not worth stressing over . http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003688451/ .
to the postcard image I used to do the one above and many others I have done in the past . most of my background images and some of the vintage images of birds and such are from old vintage books and such I have scanned in. I love to collect things from auctions and antique shops around here. Some images came from years of searching online in creative commons and such with no way for me to keep track of every single thing I place in my folder . I simply do these images as a way to maybe bring a smile to someones day that's all they are not always the greatest but they come from my heart. To share with other crafters to play with in their handmade crafts.