May 31, 2011

Shasta Daisies...

 The Shasta Daisies don't care
that the sun isn't shining...

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they are going to go ahead
and bloom anyway...



like sunshine on a cloudy day....



Today I am joining..
and

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May 30, 2011

So Many Columbine....

Warning...
today is a long post!

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If you love Columbine you are in for a treat...

if you don't or you are on the fence about them,
you will be at least a bit smitten,
 by the end:-)


  I told you last week
the Columbines have gone crazy...

they are everywhere!


I have a big variety,
I haven't planned this...

it just happened :-)

the variety of shapes, colors and sizes mesmerizes me...


perfect bowls pointed skyward,
like dainty teacups and saucers...


flared like twirling ballgowns,
waltzing in the garden...


or cast to the skies like fairies wings,
as they flit about...


this one sideways,
if tall enough she would look you right in the eye
and say hello...


pure grace,
white with purple running through her veins...


ruffles...


PINK ruffles!!!


twins..
pink for a girl...


and blue for a boy....


delicate...



bold...




each glorious!!!

Are you as smitten as me?

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and

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May 29, 2011

The Rose Queen Tote Bag...

The big purse fad has spoiled me,
I carry way to much stuff!

Lately I have been preferring to carry a
 "wallet on a string",
but I still want all my stuff with me,
so I have also been carrying a tote...

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I bought this fun graphic
from Beth at Tattered Chic
and have been waiting for a fun project
to use it for....


the bag came from Michael's
I liked the flat structured bottom...


I used iron-on t-shirt transfer paper...

when you make your transfer...
it is so important to make it a mirror image!
I didn't have a program for that
so I used a free program at Pixenate,
it was super easy...


I gathered some vintage and vintagey goodies...
an old corsage rose..
vintage crocheted pillowcase edging...
and gypsy curling ribbon (new)...

(I didn't end up using the pink ribbon)...


I am so happy with my big roomy tote:-)



I did have a bit of trouble with the transfer...
it didn't stick as well as it should have...
(I think it may have been the humidity or the heavy fabric)
 
so I took advantage of the situation
and distressed the edges even more...

before the transfer cooled down,
I rubbed the edges with a rough emery file...
 it enhanced the vintage feel :-)


I collect a lot of vintage crocheted lace
for using in projects..

but I am always reluctant to use them...


so everything here is easy to remove
without any damage to the pieces...

the lace is hand whip stitched in place,
the rose is safety pinned on from the back
and the ribbons are just knotted...


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May 27, 2011

A Pocket Full....

It's Pink Saturdays third birthday!
and we are gonna celebrate tonight!

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I can't imagine a celebration
without flowers.... 


(weiglia)





a wall pocket full of posies :-)


and there should be cake...

I'll share this cake I made last year to celebrate
Pink Saturdays second birthday...
(you can see the whole cake here)...


Have a Pink Day!

May 26, 2011

Fleurs for Sale...

I picked up this cute little watering can
a few weeks ago,
with the intention of painting it white.....

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then I thought about all the cute projects
I have seen lately using chalkboard paint...

I used spray chalkboard paint,
the paint is VERY black...
so I smugged a lot of chalk around to soften the look...


watering cans and Lilacs
are a perfect pair...


Sensation Lilac....
lives up to it's name....







the allure of fresh chalk and a chalkboard,
was too much for even my husband to resist...


I was surprised to find this message today....
how cute is that!

aren't small gestures from the heart...
the most priceless:-))


tonight I am joining...

and

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