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 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!


kana said...


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.

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 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. :)