Hello everyone! Hope you survived Valentine's Day without adding too many inches to your waist lines :O) My dear hubby bought me a beautiful calorie free bouquet of flowers so I made it through relatively unscathed. I say relatively because I did buy him some V-Day chocolates and somehow a couple of them made it into (and onto!) my tummy!
I know that back East it's been looking and feeling anything but Spring-like, but in anticipation of that much anticipated time of the year our Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy is planning it's next team celebration and this Spring's theme will be 'Colors Of Spring'. I've been down in my studio working away on some new makes and so far have two completed.
The first is a hanging heart ornament for Mom, Mother's Day will be here before we know it and the images on this heart certainly bring thoughts of Spring to my mind.
The swallow images are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy:
and the forget-me-knot bouquet is from Far Far Hill:
I used Lesley Riley TAP to transfer the images and love the aged, lost and found look of the transfers due to the uneven texture of the unbleached cotton muslin.
My next new make isn't especially 'Springy' but the yellow colour feels sunshiney at least!
This little rustic oval pinkeep was made from the base of a paper mache 'pantry box' that I colored with distress stains and acrylic paint.
I cut a piece of script scrapbooking paper with decorative edged scissors and glued it onto the bottom, then overlaid that with a piece of yellow stitched grosgrain ribbon.
I made a bow from the same ribbon and topped it with a vintage button and then added some rick rack along the top edge of the box.
I stuffed the brown swirled cotton fabric with some crushed walnut shells and fiber fill to help keep your pins and needles sharp each time you put them into the pincushion.
The Colors of Spring celebration will start on February 23rd on Etsy and will run through to March 8th. Search COSOFG on Etsy during those dates to find hundreds of items from my talented teamies! I have two more items in the works that I'll share with you in the next few days and everything will be available in my Etsy shop as soon as the celebration gets underway on the 23rd.
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to think Spring, it's getting closer every day, yay! Happy creating everyone,