Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gloomy Days....

Hi Girls,

It's been a few days since I last posted, so I just wanted to stop in and say hello.  Not much to share with you today as the gloomy, dark and rainy days we are having here in Minnesota are making it awful hard to take new pictures, so I don't have anything new to share with.  Instead, I just dug into my photo archives to dig out an old picture that you maybe have already seen once or twice.

I sure do love my baby planters and this is one of my favorites for the reason that it's high chair shape is not one that is normally seen and of course, it has my favorite colors of pale pink and blue.  And just look at that adorable little teddy bear resting on the high chair. 

Cuteness !!!

Are you all excited about tomorrow and the big royal wedding?  I  am.  I'm glad too that I will be working from home tomorrow, so I'll be up super early in the morning to start watching all the news coverage.  My sister is taking it even one step further.  She actually requested a vacation day from work just to be able to watch the wedding.   All that pomp and circumstance should be fun to watch and of course, I am dying to see the top secret wedding dress of Kate's. 

It hardly seems possible that Prince William is going to be married as I still remember watching the wedding of his mother Princess Diana all those years ago.  Lord, I am getting old 


How many of you will be watching all the wedding day festivities?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter ...........

Me and my sweet little Bunny.....

Wish you and your families a very Happy Easter!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

I Love Pretty Things .........

So I thought I would share some with you today while doing a test post using the more updated version of post editor than can be found under your "Settings" tabs.  The updated version loads your photos a bit differently and allows for more options in the sizing and placement of your pictures within your posts.

While I love the larger picture sizes, I'm not sure if I will stick with this updated version or if I will revert back to the old one as I'm finding something already that I don't particularly care for and that is the choices for text colors.  They took away the one I've used since the beginning and I'm not really liking the new choices all that much.

I know that may seem a bit silly to most of you, but to make the overall look of my blog be the way that I want it,  I would much rather have been given the choice of the same text colors that were available in the older version.

Oh well,  I'll give it a try and see if I like it.  Just don't be surprised if things go back to the way they used to be. 

Happy Friday !!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tags For Thursday ............

Just popping in to say Hi and to share a few of my latest tag creations with you...

As you can see, I used the same image for both tags, but chose different papers as the background ...

For the first tag, I chose to use some scrapbook paper in a darker, more muted color tone, and for the second tag, a brighter, more vibrant springlike paper.

Which one is your favorite ???

Monday, April 18, 2011

Simply Adorable ........

I recently found the most adorable pair of little baby shoes in a small specialty antique & gift shop near my home.

They are far from being perfect and show some wear and tear and discoloration, but for only $3.00, I couldn't pass them up.

It's fun to imagine what sweet little baby once wore these shoes...

A charming addition to add to my collection of blue.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stuff .........

Are you like me ??

Do you enjoy seeing other peoples stuff?

I'm guessing you do. Especially when that stuff just happens to be pretty.

I can't seem to get enough of it. My eyes are instantly drawn to pretty pictures, whether they be out here in blogland or in the pages of magazines or books. I love to see all the little bits and pieces that people collect and gather around them for their enjoyment.

Today, I'm sharing with you a few glimpses of some pretty stuff on my crafting table. Yes, it's a bit on the messy side, but it's still pretty in my minds eye.

Have you notice a certain theme here?? Lots of pinks and pale blues. My two favorite colors.

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my "stuff". Now I'm off to hop around bloglond to look at other peoples pretty stuff.

Have a great weekend !!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dress Form Tag ............

Remember this pretty scrapbook paper that I found a few weeks ago?

Well as much as I hated to cut into it beings it was just so pretty, I took the leap and did just that to create a sweet and shabby dress form tag ...

Even the backside of the tag received a tailored finish to cover up the lace trim that was glued to the back of the tag.

Such a lovely springtime dress don't you think?

I would like to thank Debi at for sharing with me the website link for the dress form template that I downloaded onto my computer and then printed. This dress form template is one I know that I'll be using over and over again.

If you would like the link to the dress form template, let me know and I will Email you the link. I tried including it here in my post but it wouldn't work..

See you soon !!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I Love Spring .....

It's a beautiful day here in Minnesota today with lots of sunshine and a balmy temperature of 63 degrees.   It sure feels like spring outside today and it got me in the mood to share a bit more of spring with you.

What says spring more than cute little bunnies ??

How about this sweet little bunny that I first introduced you to last Spring.  I named my sweet little bunny "Miss Bridgette".  She is the sweetest thing ever and I just adore her.

Miss Bridgette and her sweet baby Flossie have been keeping me company all through the long, cold and dreary winter.  She was just too cute to put away and I decided to keep her out all year around.

Miss Bridgette and Flossie wish you all a lovely Friday and they and I both hope you have  a fabulously awesome spring weekend !!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Tags ........

Staying in my crafty mode, I've created a few more embellished tags over the past few days. These first two I made over the weekend....

And this one was made just today ...

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peak at my latest paper creations. I hope you've enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

More Fabulous Finds....

I had the pleasure of spending yesterday with one of my cousins browsing the antique malls in Stillwater, Minnesota and we both scored some great finds.

These are the lovely spring like items I was lucky enough to find.

A beautiful china lady figurine in the prettiest shade of pale minty green..

As you can in this close up shot, she's far from being perfect as it appears she must have had a tragic accident at one point in time and sadly lost part of her arm which was then glued back on, however, that didn't deter me at all from purchasing her at the bargain price I did. Even with her reattached arm, she's still just as lovely and will make a wonderful addition to my collection of lady figurines.

And of course, a few roses on her dress adds even more charm to her ...

In addition to the lovely lady figurine, I also found another pretty planter to add to my collection along with a crocheted potholder in my favorite colors.

I always find it to be quite interesting how my finds all seem to have a similar theme in colors ..

But then again, my eyes always seem to be drawn towards the pale pastel colors no matter what so maybe it's not so surprising after all that all of my finds yesterday were those in my favorite color palate.

Having the day off from work, spending time with my cousin and finding my new treasures sure made for a perfect day in my opinion. So much more fun that working don't you think ??