Friday, February 27, 2009

Signs of Spring and Sweet Sisters



Oh how I love the freshness of Spring. It brings out a different color palette and fun little projects. I've decided to get a jumpstart on some Easter projects. These little containers will be perfect for holding little treats!

I love this little flower heart. I made the little flowers from an old dictionary and them put the finest glitter on them for the special little touch. I'm working on a picture frame to hang it from.






I love making these lil' paper mache birds. I did a few white ones for Silver Bella with the rhinestone necklace. Thought I needed a few more for Spring. The bluebird is so sweet. I used my favorite turquoise leaves for wings and of course mica. Who doesn't love mica??? The nests were made from birch twigs I gathered the other day at Jenn's house. Wish I had one of those trees in my backyard!!! :)




And my favorite....I've been envisioning how I wanted to use this picture for weeks. Came across the picture at my mother-in-laws in a laundry basket of old pictures she's been hiding. No one had ever seen them before.
The sweetest sisters....my mother-in-law and her older sisters taken sometime during World War II. The colors are so soft and perfect. I had this old frame and wedding headpiece forever. Glad I could finally put them to use.
I've got a little more creating to do and then lots of cuddling with baby Peyton. Talk about the sweetest thing around. Joe and I could hold him for hours on end. Joe might be even worse then I am!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo
Lonnie





7 comments:

kana said...

Lonnie,

I love the Easter peat baskets, the blue bird and especially the frame with buttons and photo. Great work!

Hope said...

Hello Lonnie (I mean Grandma),
All the projects are gorgeous & I am thrilled you like the eggs. Can't wait to see all the ornaments together.
XO~Hope

stephanie said...

You've been busy...Love all your creations!

maryboys said...

oh, the framed vintage photo with buttons is simply gorgeous! you should submit that somewhere...it is outstanding:) glad i stumbled across your blog...

Birds of a Feather said...

hi sweetie ~ glad to stop over and see what's happening in your world! congratulations! how blessed are all of you to have a sweet new baby! dean and i babysat a 2 mo. old last week, and we were exhausted - lol!
xo heidi

dede warren said...

Wow Lonnie, you've been busy! I love what you did with your MiL' photo, what a great treatment. Lovely little sign s of spring as well.

Joanna said...

Hey Lonnie,

I love those little buckets... so cute! Are you going to SB this year? If so, can't wait to see you again. hugs, Joanna

PS. I still have a ton of mica flakes. Your right, I think they do multiply. :)