Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tiny treasures

Hi Friends, I've been playing with miniatures the last few days. This little cupboard was a workshop I took several years ago and had not quite finished it. So, I used an afternoon to put on the finishing touches. Isn't it the cutest thing?

This picture is not as focused as I would have liked, but the piece is made after a full sized example I saw at Sassy Trash last year, from a full-sized door. Sorry, I could not get my link to work for the post, but it is dated December 8,2008 if you want to look it up. They were all so neat and creative, and I thought it would be cute done in miniature. I am teaching the project for the meeting of our club next month, so this will be it. I made two prototypes. I made the yellow daffodills for the little vase,( another unfinished project), and painted the little sign. The cottage house is plastic repainted. It think it was a Christmas house or something.

I especially liked how the green one turned out. The vase of "lilacs" are really little bouquets from the wedding section at Michaels. The Eiffel tower is a jewelry charm. The basket of "lilacs" on the bottom are dyed bird seed of some kind. Then a painted metal tray I did and another little cottage on the top shelf. I would love to make one of these full size, but I need to find a door.
The weather is finally warming up and I have outside trimming to do to clean up my perennial flower beds. Spring is such a glorious time isn't it? Hope you are all enjoying the miracle of Spring and appreciating God's gift of nature.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Family Fun on Easter Weekend

Baby girl #7 loving finding her eggs. It's so fun when the little ones begin to understand what it's all about. We had good weather on Saturday, not so good on Sunday. What a blessing to have all our family with us to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus and the salvation we have through that sacrifice He made for us.

Nap time!!!!

Little girl # 6, We had a great time with the sunflower hat and the groucho glasses. What a combination! Kind of funny, don't cha think?

Baby Z #8 so sweet to love on and so happy to be anywhere! So precious.

Miss A, #3 getting into the act. She's growing up sooo fast!!

The divine Miss M # 2 loves to have fun!!

Missy K, # 1 Don't know why she closed her eyes? I guess she thought no would recognize her this way?

Tinkerbelle, # 5 Doesn't always look quite this serious. She's a cutie.

JJ # 4 She loves to pose. a fashioneesta!

Yvette atThe Charm House is having a giveaway for her one year Blogiversary! Stop by and leave her a comment and you will be entered to win a Target Gift Card!! I'm sure we could all think of ways to use that!! She has a wonderful blog and is so creative. You would enjoy seeing all the things she's been up to. Congratulations, Yvette!!! You're doing great!! Keep it coming!!

Well, Easter has come and gone and now it's time to think about more Spring cleaning, closets, ugh! But it always feels so good when it's done. I'm working on a project for our miniature club to make in May and I'll show you the results soon! Have a Blessed and Creative Wednesday, my friends. Linda

Friday, April 10, 2009

Have a Blessed Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Busy today with preparations for the weekend and having all our children and grandchildren here. It's a special time when we can all be together and encourage each other. There is much to be thankful for and to give praise for. Thought I would share some of my favorite old postcards with all of you. They are so beautiful. Hope each of you has a Blessed weekend full of much joy and thanksgiving for the Savior who has given us the right to become sons and daughters of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. HE IS RISEN !!!!

Blessings to each of you.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mail Box Goodies!!!

Last week I received the sweetest package!!! It was from sweet Blanca, at
Magic Moonlight Studio. She saw that I enjoyed the cottage style and mailed them to me as a gift!!!! How pretty they are Blanca, and they smell so wonderful!! I really appreciate such a generous gift from someone I've not even met! That's the spirit that lives in Blogland, so many, so willing to give to others and share wonderful treasures from the heart. It makes the world a better place and I am blessed to be a part of it. Thank you Blanca, You're a sweetheart!

Here are the gorgeous cottage tags. Aren't they so beautiful? I will be using these on coming gift packages , you can be sure!!

One of my little tiny Easter baskets in a beautiful glittered egg I received from a friend many years ago. These are so fun to make and put together. The bunny and chick are made of tiny pom-poms.

I thought I would also pose little Miss Mouse in the egg. Do you like her Easter Bonnet?
She has been in a box and I thought she needed to come out.

I am trying to get everything ready for a family weekend. You know, cleaning, and cooking. First, I have to find places for all my piles!! You know, projects in waiting. Then sometimes I forget where I stashed them. Sooooo frustrating. I remember a time I could go to the grocery store without a list. Those days are gone! Hope you are all having a good week getting ready for your own Easter activities. I am truly thankful for my family. We'll have eight little granddaughters this year to join in the fun. So blessed are we, count your blessings too, name them one by one and see just what the Lord has done.