Thursday, 25 May 2017

Bird on a Wire Birthday

 

Hello!  I have another sweet birdie card to share with you all!  

I love the birds on the wire with the distressing and print behind them.  I added this panel over some patterned paper, a touch of lace ribbon and some lovely soft layers paper flowers.  I added a rhinestone to each.  I added some distressing to add interest to the edges as well.  

This is a card I made for my niece for her birthday.  It's amazing how the years pass, and she has grown up so much!  I pray this card brings a smile to her face, and the knowledge that she is deeply loved!  

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With Love Birthday


Hello!  Today I have a card I'd like to share with you that I created for a dear young lady.  I found this delightful paper in my stash and made sure that the words hope and truth stood out.  It's been a very hard year for her, and it is my prayer that in the coming year she will find the Truth of God's Word and be saved!  That she will have the hope of eternal salvation through Christ Jesus the Lord!  

So much to look forward to at her age.  It is my prayer that she'll find the peace and comfort of the Lord, and the strength to face each coming day. 

I used some wonderful feathery paper with a honey comb weave in it.  Then I added a sweet sentiment with some lovely blue flowers with the pearls.  

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Truly Blessed Spot of Tea


Hello!  How was your weekend?  Mine was so lovely!  It was cold and rainy outside and warm and cozy inside.  
My family blessed me with a fun Mother's Day.  My girls made brunch for the family and then they had some delightful gifts for me.  
I received some delightful candles, a new cooler picnic bag (we use ours every week and the old one was coming apart), a certificate for a new haircut, and a brand new cast iron kettle!!!!
How is that for being spoiled?  
I had lots of hugs and snuggles and I know that the Lord has greatly blessed me!  



Of course a new kettle needs to be tried out right?  So that is just what we did. 
We put together a fun afternoon tea.

We pulled out some of our doilies to set the tea goodies on.  You can see that my kitchen table is a bit ~well used~.  It's one of the busiest places in our home. 


We had cheese, crackers, watermelon, peanut butter cookies and brownies.  
I made a pot of earl grey tea, and my boys had some berry herbal tea.  


I pulled out an old metal plate I had stashed away and it's great for holding the teapot so that no drips hit the doilies. 

I pulled out some of our special local honey, it's delicious!  


We also found some lovely pansy napkins that had been stashed away for a special occasion.  
Pansies are my favourite bedding flower. 


The cast iron kettle is by Old Mountain.  It came in a nice box, which I've tucked away to keep.
My husband bought it from a store that a dear friend of mine works at. 


The candles have a fun floral pattern on them.  I have yet to find just the perfect place to display and use them. 


The cooler/picnic basket is a really nice size and I'm looking forward to using it.  I like using a cooler for picnics so that everything stays nice and fresh.  This bag also has a handy dandy flip top so that you can just reach in and get something without opening up the whole thing. 


My children know how much a love getting cards and so my daughter created this one just for me. 
I love that this is one skill that my children value and practice. 




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Thursday, 11 May 2017

A Dainty Hanky


HI!  I'd love to share with you something my girls and I made for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day.

Of course a cup of tea in a pretty tea cup (thanks Judith) was in order as I worked on the crocheted edging.  


My girls and I worked to make some new hankies for her.  Something you couldn't buy at Walmart.  

For each we hemmed the fabric.  Then we used an embroidery needle to do a blanket stitch around the edge. With that in place we each added a different edge to each hanky.  There were a couple more that were finished after this picture that made it in the package. :) 

Below, I also made up a couple with lace ribbon.  


We hope she enjoys them, even if it's just for blowing her nose. ~smiles~


With the hankies, we sent this card.  She loves red and vibrant colours as well, so we thought this would suit her.  I used a piece of patterned paper with the flowers on it on which I layered a piece of lovely red paper that I was gifted along with the lovely creamy textured pressed paper.  

To this was added some orange twine and some crocheted flowers and the pearls as the finishing touch.  


You can see the feathered paper better in the picture below.  It adds such a nice delicate detail.  


Thank you for dropping by!  I pray you have a lovely day! 



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Delightful New Dish Towels


Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful day.  It's been beautiful here in the Yukon and it's starting to warm up.  Almost warm enough to plant the garden.  

I'd like to share with you some dish towels that I made for my Mom who is getting her kitchen re-done.  New countertop,  & new cupboards.  New kitchen sink and a new window to go above it. :) 

I thought that this would be a fun and fresh gift for her new kitchen.  


I made the towels out of some recycled sheets.  I washed them up and cut them to the size of one of my towels, leaving room for the hem of course.  They came together quite simply and I do hope she enjoys them.  

I made two different patterns just for variety.  The one I added some soft cotton lace ribbon to.  


To go along with the towels I made a card. 

I used some pretty bird paper and simply layered it over another patterned paper with a highlighting edge.  I added some dark brown cord and a burlap flower.  


Thank you for stopping by! I pray you have a blessed day!




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Monday, 8 May 2017

A Place for Bees


Hello!  Do you love bees?  I do, although I do have a healthy respect for them and stay out of their personal space.  

This past fall my dad brought us a special gift.  It was a bumble bee house he had made himself.  

This spring we have found a place in our yard that isn't used much and set it up on a block that is 8inches off the ground.  The winds have been gusting through the yard and it hasn't moved, so I think it'll be safe.  It is in fairly close proximity to where lots of wild roses & fireweed grow.  Plus we see the big bumble bees in our gardens throughout the property. 

We are hoping that this house will be of good use, and help to populate more sweet bumble bees!


Here are some links to information on bumble bee houses if you are interested. 


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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Crocus Cake


Hello! It's cake time!  

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and so my other daughter and I were playing in the kitchen together.  We made a chocolate wacky cake, covered in marshmallow fondant icing.  Then my daughter made some chocolate butterflies and arranged the fresh crocus flowers we picked from near our home.  


I love how the marbled fondant turned out.  The pictures don't show the orange as much, but it was a nice pastel blend.  

It's so nice to make something with attention to the details, and to make it look pretty.  

Now the crocus are all in vases or a rose bowl to be enjoyed, and the cake...well, it no longer looks like this.  We'll be finishing it up today. Yum! 


Thanks for dropping by today.  I'd love to know if you use fondant icing or if you prefer buttercream. We love both in this home, and go between them.  




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