Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tea time

Hi everyone!   We're off the trail after hiking through the woods with the Young Birders of the local Audubon Society.  It was hot but the company was fantastic.  The warblers are beginning to migrate through our area as they are returning to their winter homes in the south.  My son got a "Life Bird" today - Northern Waterthrush.  He's has over 200 birds on his life list and at 12 years old I look forward to seeing how large a list he'll have as an adult!  I love that he has such passion.

Although we spend hours in the woods and fields, thankfully I still find a bit of time to create.  I am not a lover of tea but I do so love everything about it.  The cups, tins, decorative tea bags ... it feels victorian, vintage and wonderful.  I put together some stamped images that I "fussy cut", added some glitter to a chipboard frame, and layered it on pattern papers with a kitchen theme.  A shabby bow, decorative pins,  a couple sweet flowers, and some pom-pom trim was the finishing touch.  I hope you like it too.

I'll be back soon with more to share ... for now Good Night!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back to School

I didn't realize that it has been so long between posts ... how time flies!  Days have been filled with last minute outings that we've been wanting to do all summer.  As we are nearing the first day of school we find ourselves trying to fit in all that is left undone.  

I've decided to try my hand at some new photography techniques.  It's been over a year since I purchased my "not so new anymore" camera and I still have so much to learn.  My first experiment was using natural lighting.  So I put away my photo tent and headed for a southern facing window.  I must admit I like the results!  Maybe a bit too bright but not a bad start.

I crocheted this apple from a pattern found in a magazine.  I thought it was super cute and it goes so well with the bright colors and the adorable vintage stamped image.  I used to love it when school started and I feel the same excitement even now.  Layered in details and perfect for the season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Birdhouses ...

This past week I've been playing with my crochet hooks and threads.  I love the softness of pinks and greens.  My first birdhouse turned out so cute that I had to make another.

Then, of course, I had to use them ... and what better place than on a "happy bird day" card?

I guess another perfect place would be on a little note card ... with pink pom-poms.

I do believe you'll be seeing more of crocheted birdhouses in the future.  I have one in blue and brown just waiting for a delightful combination of printed papers and sweet embellishments.  I am so happy that I can combine a favorite pastime with my other love of papers and shabby details.  For me it's a match made in Heaven.  Thanks for stopping by ...