Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Still here......





I am still here........life is just hectic. Summer is going way to fast for me. I wanted to share two little projects...the first was a frame I didn't like. I covered it with damask scrapbook paper and added some black ribbon to it. The second was a china plate that I spray painted ivory and used a bird stamp and some ink and stamped the image on it. I have been trying to allow myself some time to craft and decorate.....it is such a part of me that if I don't allow myself some creativity I get down right depressed. Like many of us in this moment of high cost groceries and gas I havn't allowed myself to do much thrifting or shopping. I am trying to use what I already have or tweek something I don't care for. The ribbon you see used in the pics was my big splurge today...all a whopping 1.00. I think the black/ivory ticking is such a classic....and adds some whimsy. I hope this Summer finds everyone well and I hope to start posting more! xoxo, cherry

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

I love your blog banner picture! How fun! The nest in the urn is fun also. I'm getting ready to decorate our bedroom in a bird/nest theme. I like your ideas. Glad you are finding some time to decorate/create. I'm like you - just need it sometimes!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

It all looks wonderful! You are very creative!

Handmade Housewife... said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Looks like you've been missing too...smile! Love the bird plate!!! I painted some plates last night but was undecided on what to do. This is perfect. Your ideas are wonderful. I'll definately keep checking back for inspiration :)

-Hayley

Katie said...

Ohhh goodie! I can already tell by these first few posts, I'm gonna love your blog! YEA! It's always fun to find inspiration. Thanks for coming by to visit me! Maybe someday you can visit Mackinac Island...pictures don't do it justice. It's such a neat place! We have stayed in B & B's there, and it's just a different paced life...we love it! Have a great day!

Shannon said...

I love this ribbon and saw it on someone else's blog and have been looking every since. Where did you find it? Loved all those pictures! Especially the urn with the eggs in it. :)

This simple Life said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Yours looks great, I can tell I'm going to like it. The idea to stamp on a plate is just genius! Love your style.

Kelly said...

Love your blog and all of your great ideas!

Looking forward in MORE of your fab creative ideas!!

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

It was so good to see a post from you. Everything is great! Take care.
Love, Kim

Angie said...

Love it all! I especially like the picture frame and urn with the nest.
Black and white always looks so sharp. This is my first visit to your blog and I will bookmark it and check you out every day so I won't miss anything. Check out my blog too! I just started it last week and
am really enjoying it.

TiffanyJane said...

Oooooo Love all the pictures, what beautiful gatherings!!!