Thursday, April 28, 2011

May's Theme!

I promised myself that unless requested by a participant, I wouldn't repeat a theme from last year.

BUT, I figured out how to do a theme with it not being a total copy....
May's ornament: FLOWER fairies!
Challenge: to use a flower in your fairy creation.

Activity: ***Spruce up last years fairy house. Plant a fairy garden, add a little something to the house, do a repair or two if needed.

***If you did not participate in last year's YOE or the fairy house you made didn't survive the winter, make one this month! Please post what you made so we can all see it.

Here and here are links to the fairy tutorials and ideas found last year.
Here is a link to the tutorials and ideas found last year for fairy houses.
ere is a link to February...the month we did fairys and fairy houses.
I hope you all have fun with this theme...I know I will!
If you are swapping, I need to know by May 1st!

Garden fairies come at dawn,
Bless the flowers then they're gone.
~Author Unknown

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

my hedgehogs for Cristal!

Cristal, I hope you got your package...I have never heard anything and it has been a long time.......

Saturday, April 16, 2011

another bird nest

I decided the bird nest I made previously is too large for my little YOE tree so tried the wire bird nest from just something I made's tutorial.

It was soooooo easy and she is simply cannot mess it up. I used larger wire...20 gauge.

It is so small (only 1 inch across) that I can't get a good photo of it with my camera....but here is the finished nest!

and here it is on my YOE tree...cute!

Now I think I'll have to make myself one into a brooch....or maybe get some sterling wire and make a pendant.......these things are addictive!

Monday, April 11, 2011

April's ornament and activity

I made this little nest for this month's'll need to click on the picture to enlarge it....then you can see the detail. The nest itself is about 3.5 inches across.

I wanted it to look camouflaged like a real nest would. I first crocheted the nest using 2 types of yarn held together.
Then I wove in beads, tinsel, embroidery thread, feathers, scraps of muslin and even tufts of rug fiber.

I whip stitched it around a pretty branch I found covered in lichen.
I really LOVE it. This photo doesn't show how pretty it is!

then I used some teeny wooden eggs and painted them to go in it.

and put it on display in our foyer.

I also made a nesting material bag with some crochet string and filled it up with dryer lint, yarn and feathers.

I hung it on the fence where birds tend to sit between feeding and taking baths....I haven't seen them use it though........

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Love Hedgies!

Missy sent me a super cute pink hedgie package.
  The hedgehog ornament has beads from Africa on it
and the little box was filled with vintage lace, Missy Grandma's buttons,
 and all sorts of other fun stuff.
Thanks Missy!

Please keep my Dad in your thoughts and prayers.
The hospice nurse just told us he will be gone by the end of the weekend.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Dressed For Winter Package

I am so late in posting this and I apologize to Kerry. 
Since the first of the year we have had a string of bad luck.
Earl lost his second job, we had to move, my mom was in the hospital, Earl had a mild heart attack, our basement in the new house flooded, my dad's cancer has spread and he only has a few weeks left, I went home to Kansas for a week (that's a good thing!) then yesterday one grandson was in the hospital and our new grandson that was born yesterday had to have 2 blood transfusions (he's doing okay now though!).
Anyway, I apologize to Kerry for the delay and to Missy....I'll post yours tomorrow.

 Kerry made this beautiful little snowflake fairy ornament for me
and then a really pretty bird house and snowman pincushion.

 Kerry also sent some needles, thread and embroidery ironons
and some really pretty handmade cards.

and then this beautiful super thick knitted scarf.  Our new house is so cold so I wore it a lot the first few weeks just so I would be cuddly warm.

Thanks Kerry for everything!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I got a hedgehog package!!!!!

I am in the midst of moving, (if you know me and all the drama, yes, you heard me, moving..again...) and I wasnt able to take a picture yet but I will soon! Cristal made me the cutest ever origami hedgehog....He made me smile! She also made me a little packet to hold tea bags and some fancy molded sugars in pastel colors. I love it so much Cristal! Thank you, thank you!!!!