Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
They were throwing out(!) some "fabric" at the kids' school..it was about to go in the skip, or dumpster. Turns out it this "fabric", was a whole bunch of great costumes, left over from school plays I suspect. About 20 in all.
Look at all the work that's gone into this cute apron! There are cloaks, cloaks with faux fur! fairy skirts, leather-look skirt, cute double-sided knights pop overs, and lots more. Heaps of fun, that I have rescued from the tip :)
A seam has come apart here and there..easy fixed. They are in pretty good shape!
This one, we're calling the Ninja costume ;) And as you can see, my kids have given them a test drive - they had a ball.
In the pile also...was a whole bunch of hessian, or burlap as you American ladies call it. What to do with all that!?
Monday, March 21, 2011
Here it is. My card for the current Color Throwdown.
Ingredients list: The actual card is Outback desert gold (has a small coloured fleck in it), Bazzill cardstock in Java, Mauve satin ribbon and paper flowers, cotton string, green buttons, Paper Shapers large flower punch, Kaisercraft adhesive rhinestones in Gold, and Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock in Plum Pudding, plus Botany cardstock (like Kraft). Off to pop on the linky.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Here's what I came up with for the Embellish Magazine Color Trends Challenge, with Birds.
Went with a bit of a vintage look this time, so I used a satin, chocolate ribbon, made it into a bow and then pressed down for an olde worlde look. Took a chocolate coloured button and added black, adhesive pearls to it; large one in the middle, and smaller ones round the outside. The bird's eye is one of those little black, adhesive pearls too.
Here's the full ingredients list: Kraft cardstock, chocolate coloured satin ribbon, chocolate button (no, not the edible kind!) adhesive pearls in Black from Kaisercraft, patterned paper is Le Chateau: Lumiere from Kaisercraft, Bazzill Dotted Swiss in Riptide, and Bazzill cardstock in Canvas, scrap of black cardstock for the beak.
Here's the inspiration graphic from Embellish Magazine...
Off to pop my card up on the Embellish linky. Have just made it in the nick of time ;) What do you think? Are these challenges a bit addictive!?
Oh, I nearly forgot, you may be wondering why on earth the post title talks about a green bough? One of my favourite chinese proverbs ties in with this "bird" theme..
"Keep a green bough in your heart, and the singing bird will come."
Some believe this means if you have gratitude in your heart, you will be happy. Maybe it means, if you have confidence, and faith in your heart that you can be happy, you will be!