The movie is out. I have not seen it, preparing for the tag book swap made me really reflect on Alice in Wonderland. I was so tickled to get this in the mail. It came way before I thought it would. I can just about imagine the amount of work that went into these lovely little gems that Karla did up for everyone who participated.
Not only did I get the book, but this lovely pen came with it. It truly goes with the Mad Hatter Tea that took place in the Story.
Karla made about 80 covers with little doors that opened, and she did up these little bottles too. It all came wrapped in a page from the book. So neat! I am so lucky. I feel like I have been to Wonderland myself. I will cherish this for years to come.
This is my new Spring and Easter centerpiece. I used my ceramic basket, that I made many years ago. It has six sides with a lovely floral motif on each panel. The eggs are really special. They are actually real live chicken eggs, collected just a couple of mornings before. I love the different colored ones. I got a carton of 18 from a friend who has chickens. They probably gather about 6 dozen per day. I learned some interesting facts about different colored chicken eggs the other day. Different chickens lay different eggs. The speckled ones are my favorites. There were some that were plain dk. brown and look just like they were dyed. I found out that the chickens secreet a kind of dye as they are laying them. Hence the speckles and the dark brown on some of them. These other greenish ones are from a different kind of chicken.
These crazy old spoons needed a place to hang out. So I designed this little spoon holder and had a friend cut it out and put it together.
This hangs in my kitchen. It's a paper collage that says French Kitchen and I think you will agree it looks and feels like something you might see in a little 'French Bistro.' It is made from many different patterned papers, French ephemera and then I hand wrote out the words and cut it out. I also stamped paper paint in the two corners. Then the double mat was painted, then crackled to get that worn look. I never get tired of looking at this.
I did this for our guest room. Just thought it might help anyone who sleeps in there to truly have 'Sweet Dreams.' and the one below hangs in my pantry. It is a board I had that I just thought would be fun to decoupage up with french ephemera, and more patterned paper. In the other corner it has the word pantry on it.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!