Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today we had some SUNSHINE !

Although it was 3pm before it showed up...the most amazing thing happened today, the SUN showed up.  It has been raining for weeks and the SUN has surely been missed.  My goodness, even the ducks have been pissed!  LOL  It was glorious, fabulous, vibrant, warm, welcomed, desired, craved, needed, wanted and oh, SO happy it made us!  Please come and stay a bit...warm the ground (oh heck, DRY the ground.  Our lawn now needs to be harvested, mowing will no longer do), dance upon the garden, soak into our souls, lighten our hearts and PLEASE stay for a visit, as long as you like, PLEASE.
Maybe, I should tell you how I really feel?  LOL  Bella and I headed up north to visit my parents and pick up my grandson, Peter.  We had a wonderful time and you can see the sunlight glowing on Bella & Peter...ahhhh.  The SUN is my muse today and I OH SO hope it is tomorrow too.  :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sleeping angel, bracelet and paper roses

My grandson, Peter came and spent a few days with us over Easter break and last night I was so lucky to curl up next to him while he fell asleep.  A precious moment that I hope to carry with me for a very long time.  It is a rare moment to see him so still.  At the age of 6 he is full of energy and fun.

With all this crafting around he caught the bug and wanted to make his mom a bracelet for Mother's Day.  He picked out all the beads and charm.  He carefully added each bead in the order he wanted for the perfect gift for Sarah. 

I bought some of Melissa Frances 1962 Crepe Paper Collection and decided to make some paper roses.  I wasn't sure of how to make them but I dusted off an old memory of ribbon flowers that I used to make when I did silk ribbon embroidery.  Not too shabby I think.

I also included a free style circle flower that took some cutting of circles and just glued together.  I tried to use my punches to cut the circles but the crepe paper didn't like them.  So I cut the circles by hand, I won't be making them unless necessary.  :)  For the roses I cut an 11 x 1 inch strip of crepe paper and just kept folding and twisting.  They are all a bit different depending on how tired I got or what else was going on in the room.  LOL

I purchased the paper at my favorite store Buffalo Stamps & Stuff  last Wednesday after a class.

I added a leaf or two to each rose and then put glitter on a few of them.  Now I have to decide how to use them.

Jim is in the other room jumping between Axe Men and Iron Chef, so I am keeping busy with a bunch of butterflies...and this is a sneak peek of what I am up to next.  To be continued...