Monday, March 26, 2012

EASTER GIVE-AWAY

So I took a look a the calendar and my head began to pound. Why does time fly so fast!? Why do I always feel like I am racing to get things done!?
My daughter's 8th birthday is in a couple of weeks and I am not nearly prepared. And, darn it, if Easter isn't just around the corner! Why did I think it was so far away?!
My mom is right. The older you get, the faster time passes.
I need to feel like I am doing something for you all - it has been so long since I have had anything fun or interesting to share.
Are we up for a give-away! A lightning speed give-away.

I just finished these little cuties up yesterday. They are a fairly good size. A little too big for a small feather tree. But, you could use them as an ornament, or use them as I would, hanging from the knob of a dresser or cupboard. Just a little splash of Easter in an unexpected place.
They are simple wooden pieces, approximately 2 1/2" wide x about 5 1/2 high. They are painted in a mauvy, purple color, with a freehand swirl pattern in a pearl silver shade. Neither one of them are exactly alike.
The bunny is created from paper mache using a really old mold I own. The base is covered in moss with a rich purple silk flower. The ribbon is a dyed/aged crinkled seam binding in creams and light browns. There is a small piece of white doily at the bottom which adds about another inch to the height. The bunny and the doily are covered in fine vintage mica flakes. (Can never have too much glitter).
Nothing over the top, but something I created from some materials I had in my stash. It was a design-as-you-go piece. I had no idea what the end result would be but I love the 3 dimensional look.

I will give away one of these. Which one will be a surprise. One is ready to join a new family.
Want to win? Then leave me a comment! Everyone who leaves me a comment will get one chance to win. Easy Peasy! If you are a follower, or if you become a new follower, let me know and you will get a second chance to win.
Last day to enter is this Saturday, March 31st! The winner will be announced on Sunday, April 1st and I will ship out on the 2nd to hopefully arrive before Easter.
Good Luck Everyone!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

WORK IN PROGRESS

It has been a few weeks since I spent some time with you all. Sorry it takes me so long to get my act together enough to post. Sometimes I feel like I blink and 3 weeks fly by.
I'm excited about the days getting longer and the weather warming. It has been a mild winter, so I can't complain about the winter blues. But, I always feel invigorated when it gets warm enough to open a window in the house. It freshens the air, and makes me want to wash windows and hang new curtains. I've done none of those things...yet. But I have been working hard, both at the day job and at my creative table at home.
Here are a few of the my latest works in progress.
Easter and Christmas are colliding at my desk.

WIPS - Easter Egg Bunnies


WIPS - Santa and Snowmen

Easter Ornaments - Pink

Easter Ornaments - Yellow