Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Alice Tags

If you trundle around Blogland on a regular basis you have probably been seeing these wonderful tags popping up. They are from the Alice Tag Book Swap hosted by Karla Nathan. I've had my book for a couple of weeks, but I am just now getting around to showing it off. Karla did a beautiful job of making the packaging extra special. Everyone did such an amazing job, I just had to share...
This one came from Barbara who lives across the Pond.
This one is from Diane.
And one from Nina
from GabrielleLove this one, but the artist's name was not on it.
from Shawn
and from The Hostess with the Mostess, Karla
So many talented girls out there! I'm thrilled with each creation.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Parasol and Plum Blossoms

Well folks if you haven't already heard, Liberty of London has landed at your local Target store. Add my name to the list of people who are gaga over the stuff. I did show fiscal restraint and only bought two items, the umbrella above and an adorable little skirt for my daughter. I'm sure this flash of frugality won't last past the weekend. I wonder if Target has those flatbed wagons like that are available at Costco? I think that would work best for the number of decorative storage boxes I'd like to take home with me.

My husband was a sweetie and held the umbrella for me while I snapped this picture to share.
We did this little photo shoot out in our front yard. All was going well until a neighbor walked past and said to my husband, "Hey Mary Poppins, how's it going?" It was at this point that my husband clicked the umbrella shut and said, "Okay, that's a wrap!" Thanks a lot neighbor Crankenberry, you just cost me my production assistant.
Thank you for "poppin" by today. For a peek at other pink delights please visit out fabulous hostess Beverly for a list of all of today's participants.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Birthday Vignette

My sister celebrated her birthday this week, so I wanted to create something extra special for her.

I love to wrap gifts, but this time I decided to forgo that and display all of her loot together.

Recently we discovered the world of Peacock Park, and were immediately smitten. I wanted her birthday vignette to have that sort of feel to it.

I found many of the goodies on Etsy.

The touches of nature came from a local nursery.
The other bits and bobs I'd been saving for just the right moment.

I love it when all the details fall into place.

Ooh, and the homemade carrot cake wasn't bad either.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Here a Chick, There a Chick,

Everywhere a chick, chick! I bet you weren't expecting chicks in technicolor, now were you?
I had the hardest time getting this raucous brood into formation for Easter parade practice.

These two needed a couple more hours of shut eye.

Stupid rooster with his, "Cockadoodledoo!"

This pair talked the whole time and wouldn't take direction.

This one did nothing but complain.

And this guy, with a face only a mother could love, had to use the restroom every ten minutes.
But what can you expect, they're only being paid chicken feed. Hopefully they'll get their act together.
For a peek at all things adorable and pink, please pop over to the blog of our delightful hostess Beverly for a complete list of today's participants. All the cool chicks are doing it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

And the winner is...

Number 9!
Rebecca of "Our Back Porch"
Thanks so much for entering my little drawing
with all of your wonderful comments.
Big hugs to each of you!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Let's Celebrate!

Hello dear friends! Thank you so much for dropping in. Today is the 2nd Anniversary of my little blog! I can't believe it's been two years already. I want to thank each and every one of you who stop by for a visit. I never dreamed that I would get through my first month of blogging, but with such delightful encouragement from so many of you, I now don't know how I would get through a month without blogging.

I appreciate the kind words you send my way and the kindred spirit you share. With that in mind, I thought it only fitting that I offer a little token of my affection. In honor of my Blog Anniversary and in the spirit of Pink Saturday, I am giving away this little pink and white porcelain tureen. Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw for a winner in the next few days. You do not have to have a blog or live in the States to enter, so please join the fun!

Thank you for celebrating with me today and everyday.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs to you all!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Go ask...

I just finished up a batch of Alice inspired tags for a little swap I'm in. I usually don't do swaps because the thought of making twelve of anything really stresses me out. Commitment issues? Perhaps. Anyhoo, this little exchange only required six tags, so I went for it. Six is just about the right amount. You know, so that you are not constantly asking yourself, "Why am I doing this???" when you are only on item number three out of the twelve you signed up to make. Yes, six is manageable.
I even like the way they turned out. Which is not always the case. Too much self loathing? Perhaps. But you know how that goes, right?
This is a little peek at the back. I think life is considerably better with all these delightful "admit one" tickets that seem to be everywhere these days. Yes, tickets add some zing to a project that might otherwise be lacking. Just like glitter does. Hey, what a minute. I forgot the glitter here.
Great, so much for my "six is manageable" theory.