Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My Hydrangea Wreath

 
Ephesians 6:10

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

I've been admiring all the hydrangea wreaths on Pinterest, and have been wanting to make one. Waiting to dry the few blossoms from my plants, but they didn't dry very well... I tried two different techniques, and failed at both... I put some in water and waited...they kept their color, but shriveled up, I cut some and just left them dry, they didn't shrivel but lost all their color. I may try to paint those, I'll post if I do.




I looked at buying silk hydrangea stems, but they are pretty pricey...Then I scored these for FREE! My niece used these for her Wedding, 3 stems on each table, and didn't want to keep them, did I want them? You bet I did!


I gave this one to my Daughter-in-Law, and I still need to make one for myself, and I'm going to make one for my neice (since she gave me all these Beautiful Flowers!)


This was seriously the easiest wreath I've ever made! I didn't even need to use any wire!


I just cut the stems about 6" long, and stuck them thru a grapevine wreath, I squeezed them in pretty tight, I wanted a really full wreath.


After I had all the blossoms in, I hot glued them in place and cut off the stem as short as possible so it would lay flat.


I added a Burlap Bow above the wreath to use a "hanger"

Thanks for visiting!
Have a wonderful day!
Lorrie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

End of Summer, Begining of Fall

As Summer Fade to Fall
One of my favorite "junk" finds this summer was this Old Rusty Wheelbarrow



To late in the Summer to fill with Flowers, Mums were a thought, but I wanted something a little less costly, so I dug into my stash of old Clay Flower pots, now it looks like I'm cleaning up!



A couple more "junky" finds this summer were, this old, old Lawn Mower and Sprayer...


I did Splurge on a Few Mums! This one found a home on my Mom's Old Chair



Last summer I put together this Spigot Planter, but thought it needed a little something, so I decided to add the Stripes to match the Birdfeeder...

 
I'm kinda enjoying watching Summer fade to Fall, how about you?
 
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Summer's View

 

 
I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. I'm clinging to the Warmth and Beauty of Summer, so I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Spring and Summer Photos, from this summer and summers past.
 
 

Welcome to my Flower Gardens, all the flowers are from my yard and I love each and every one!

This is a very Photo heavy Post, so enjoy the view, and I won't bore you with the details!






























 








Thanks for visiting, Hope you enjoyed my Summer View
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Creating with Vintage Books


I'm BACK! At least I think I am...
Just sort of "testing" the waters to see if I even remember how to do this!
I can't believe I haven't post in almost a year...


I so enjoyed all this, Life just got in the way, you know how that is...
But, I so missed this and decided it was time to make time and get back to the things I enjoy, the things that make me, well me!


I've been slowly getting back to Creating, and these books are a perfect creative outlet for me, I love getting out the paint, stencils and ink, dreaming up new designs...


I've even been selling them in my Etsy Store! Actually selling, not just listing! This has been a real boost for my deflated sense of worth as an, (dare I say it out loud) Artist, me an artist?

The dictionary Definition of Artist:
1. a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.
2. a person who practices one of the fine arts, especially a painter or sculptor.
 
Well, I'm no painter or sculptor...But I am Creative, I really am... This is who I am, what makes me Happy! I love to create!

So yes, from this day forward I'm going to think of myself as an Artist! (sort of)




So, I'm back! I've missed sharing, I've missed visiting with all of Blogland, and I have a lot of catching up to do. So if you've stumbled upon my little post, leave me a message, so I can come visit, and catch up on all the things I've missed from all my Favorite Artists, and hopefully make some new Blogging Friends!

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