Friday, April 17, 2009

Of Birds and Books

I've been working on this for a while now, and while it wasn't hard, I kept getting distracted by one thing or another. It's a short children's story about sparrows - in a bird shaped book.
From the side. (The little bird cage is a candle holder I found at Michael's.)
Close up - don't you love vintage millinery flowers? And tulle - I'm a big fan of tulle!
Flower frogs are pretty cool, too. (Did I not give this guy an eye? Oh my!)
Vintage rhinestone buttons.
And a photo of Bryn when he was a little guy.
Little birdies on a wire.
Love that pink button. (That's Murph in his high school football days!) ETA: See the small silver frame on the left, sort of behind the cage - that's Murph!
Gotta have a little bling.
All babies fly the nest sooner or later!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Thinking of you today and wishing you a wonderful Easter.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Spring Garland

I really haven't spent much time in my studio since Murph's surgeries. When he went back to work this month - after 4 months of being home - I had a lot of catching up to do! I decided to start easy, with this eclectic garland. The mantle is a piece Murph and I found at one of the antique shops we frequent. We looked at it for weeks before we finally brought it home. This vintage looking garland is a nice touch.
That's an old photo of Bryn, he's maybe 9 or 10 there. We went to Disney World and had our pictures taken in old time western wear. Yes, I still need to decide what to write on the scalloped tag - any ideas?
The M is for our last name, Murphy. You know I had to have a bird, right?
Love the old key!
You can click on the photos if you want a better look. It felt good to be back in my studio, working on something. I've got another project on my desk now!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bunnies for Kathy

I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of the bunnies and goodies I sent to Kathy. Instead of a basket, I found an Easter box for her, lined it with a couple vintage napkins and filled it with candy, including chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies.
And of course the Easter box had a bunny on the top! This is also a better picture of the journal I made for Kathy and the bunny pitcher I gave you a sneak peek of earlier.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Look!! I have an Easter basket!!

This is the first Easter basket I've had in so many years, I can't remember and I'm so excited! This basket and all the goodies were sent to me by Kathy of Kat Collects, my partner in Heidi's Very Vintage Easter Basket Swap. Such a lovely package with so many of my favorite things! Click on the picture so you can see what's in the pretty blue basket.
One of my favorite things in the basket are these chocolate flowers and candy tulips. I think they may be too pretty eat! I love how they look in my little silver vase. Also included is the pretty yellow candle pictured here, as well as a light blue one. So pretty!
Another of my favorite things is this beautiful vintage Easter card set between glass framed with silver. Kathy also sent the hand made doily it sits on.

Kathy, thank you so much for such a lovely package, I smile whenever I see it! Mostly though, I thank you for your friendship, I've truly enjoyed getting to know you.