Wednesday, March 31, 2010
(Not water fowl or raptor...) Think of Cinderella's little bird friends that made her ball gown!
April challenge: embroidery or some other type of embellishment
Hang a bag of bird nesting materials in a tree near a water or food source.
Be sure to include brightly colored bits of yarn and other sparkly things to attract their attention!
Some good materials are dryer lint, bits of hay and raffia, ribbon, grasses, feathers, and fabric selvages in small pieces.
I use an old onion or tomato bag and just weave a piece of yarn through the top to close it.
Extra activity: For those who created a Fairy House, this is the perfect time to plant seeds around your fairy house to create a fairy garden.
"Raindrops are like fairy whispers."
Val and Kim
Sandy and Anna
Ramie and Gin
Melinda and Jenny
Kerry and Robin
Jeanne and Sherry
Courtney and Missy
Nikki and Natalie
Monday, March 29, 2010
The March page, Kerry popped in a photo of what she sent me! Special & lucky me.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Gnome Sweet Gnome by Lucky Nielson.
I couldn't copy the next picture probably because it is for sale through their Etsy shop:
The second one is a nice way to add a bit of mushroom decoration to your house.
Friday, March 26, 2010
OOH! Some pretty blue tissue paper wrapping all these:
I got two felt mushrooms, eight paper mushrooms, mushroom tags, a momma chicken and chick cleverly hiding an Easter egg and two energy bars!! Woo hoo!!
Here's a closeup of her felt and paper mushrooms...aren't they cute!! I love them!! And the crafty paper ones are awesome too!! I should scrapbook all my ornament pics...what I sent, what I recieved. Hey Val, maybe next year we could continue on with a scrapbook-a-long of all our ornie pics. :) And here's a closeup of the one I made for Sherry out of copper wire, faceted glass opal beads and teal seed beads.Thank you Sherry!! It was such a fun package, I love it all!! My toddler just LOVES the chicken with her egg too! :)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I love the toadstool! It is cooper with beading on it. I thought it was so unique and so pretty! I love copper and for my second toadstool in my new collection I think this one is perfect. My first toadstool was one I won from one of our wonderful hostess, Val's giveaways. I think I am going to be addicted now!
Ramie also sent me the cutest little Easter candles, a postcard, yummy chocolates and some of the most wonderful vintage sewing supplies. I definitely feel spoiled! Thank you so much Ramie for such a wonderful swap package!!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Look at the cute mushrooms Anna sent me!
I already put them on my "YOE" tree!
Here are some cute goodies she sent along...some vintage cards with buttons, thread, some rick rack...an old paint kit. Even her note was on the back of the cute card on the left!
See that baby bottle attached to the dolphin card?
It is FULL of Siberian Iris seeds!
I am thrilled with the seeds because I love to garden...afterall, aren't gardens enchanting!
What a wonderful surprise!
Thank you Anna!
Friday, March 19, 2010
So on to plan B. I made another toadstool (last night) with an entirely different approach. It's a fancy smancy toadstool!
And it's all boxed up and ready for the mail.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Is this not the cutest bouquet of mushrooms you ever saw?
And just in time for Saint Patrick's Day, this fabulous crocheted clover chain! Do you see what my chickens are wearing? Real, live Mardi Gras beads!
"Woohoo! Show us your beaks?"
Knowing my obsession with chickens, Valerie made this adorable chicken ornament. I am going to have the cutest dang Christmas tree in North Carolina by the time this swap ends!
Wasnna see my mushroom bouquet again?
Who knew a fungi bouquet could make me smile so much?
This beautiful doily is destined for a spot underneath one of my many chicken collectibles!
This bookmark cracked me up! In case your eyes are as bad as mine, it says...
"There are bold mushroom hunters
And there are old mushroom hunters....
But there are no bold, old mushroom hunters..."
One more look at these cuties! Thanks so much Valerie! This is so much fun!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It was surely worth the walk to the end of the driveway!
This cute fairy ornament was in there with lots of feathers and glitter! Love her!
And so she wouldn't get lonely, this second heart ornament was there, too. So pretty!
A fortune cookie and chopsticks were inside...what a neat idea!
This funky, fun Christmas bag!
Thanks so much Niki! I actually enjoy going to the mailbox now!