Monday, July 26, 2010

Today's Bounty

fresh picked plums and hydrangeas

rose of sharon

a type of black eyed susan


nature's blessings to you!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Garden of Pups

will you love us?

will you give us a home?

will you be my companion?

please take me home...

these pups still need a home

are you lonely?

these puppies will fill your heart with love

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chock Full of Sunshine

today was one of these type of days
a day so chock full of sunshine that I just had to 
be domestic and hang some linens on the line

I can already smell that fresh scent a day in the sunshine makes

and remember this project??

well it is now complete
and it is a cozy place to spend a sunny afternoon

or an evening

the chandy is all ready to use come sunset

and the warm glow it gives off is divine

and this fabric bunting cheers up the space

as well as this comfy glider
(a chair that has survived 10+ years)

can't you just taste the s'mores cooking on the fire?

this little cutie needed a facelift after spending 10+ years in the sunshine
a fresh coat of paint and some polka dots always does the trick

maybe tomorrow will be another one of these sunshine days
a day to spend outside doing projects that have been waiting for months to finish

maybe the hammock that has been in the basement for 2 years
will finally get the new cover it's needed sewn and put together tomorrow

it's incentive to be able to lounge on it after it's finished!

hope you are having a day chock full of sunshine too!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Weekly Puppy Fix

This is your weekly puppy fix
brought to you by lola and eddie
parents of these adorable little critters

Sunday, July 18, 2010

in love...

i am head over heels in love with this little guy
gonna be hard to part with such a pup full of sweetness
little "buddy" is such a cuddler and as sweet as molasses

gonna go and give him a few extra hugs and kisses now...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

We'd Love You to Love Us

9 weeks old
ready to go to a home where we can be loved
just waiting for your phone call to come and pick us up

can you come over and play?

i will give you all the lovin' you need

i won't take up that much room as i am just a wee little doggy

how can you resist?

lola's crew is ready to go!
won't you make one of them yours today??
contact me and we can arrange to make your life fulfilled with the love of one of these cuties!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Someone's Turning 70

And what better way to celebrate the day than with this vintage sheet music paper...

and a little of this...

and a little of that...

add in these two people who fell in love..

one the father...

one the mother...

and then there were the children...

a keepsake of the love they shared...

a love passed on to these lives and their children...

I hope that my mother-in-law enjoys this keepsake for her birthday
made with vintage bits and pieces, laces, millinery from old hats
and the perfect vintage sheet music "Many Happy Returns of the Day - Birthday Song"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Queen for a Day...or Two...or Three

Just recently I participated in another swap - this one was hosted by Molly of Fleur de Bee and it was a Crown Swap. Having never made a crown before, I did some research and decided I would like to make a chicken wire crown as I had seen in many books and online.

I started with the chicken wire for the frame and let my imagination go with what I thought my partner would like. It has a very vintagey feel to it and I love the old chandelier crystals I added to the tiers of the crown. My partner was Kristen of Sweet Dreams Art Studio and from perusing her blog, I noticed that she decorated with these same colors. I hope she likes it!

Here is the front...

And the back with some old buttons for detailed trim...

I used some vintage millinery flowers that I had on hand as well as some velvet leaves...

And look at this old perfect hatbox I found at one of our local stores to send the crown in...

It's on it's way to Kristen...

I also made her a fun soldered necklace with a cute girl with a crown on...

A close-up...

And here is what I added to the back of the charm...

Here is the wonderful crown that Kristen sent me - I love the look of it and now it resides on my mannequin...

She also made me this great masquerade mask...

I loved this swap as it challenged me to make something that I had never attempted before. I can't wait to see all of the rest of the swappers and their crowns!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Puppy Fix

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Blessed 4th

Here's wishing you all a safe and blessed 4th of July

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The 7th Week...

On the seventh week it was necessary to purchase one of these

Because I was tired of using one of these

Now they are living the Canadian and American dream...a home of their own!

Home came fully equipped with a bedroom set 
and all the essentials that a puppy could need...

Mama....can I come out and play yet??
I promise I will be a good puppy and not make you use your mop...