Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oh.my.land...where in the world have I been?

No where really...I haven't done anything exciting at all!

But I HAVE waited WAY too long to post!!!
Truthfully, nothing amazing is going on around here.
And I haven't been creative, even just a little bit!

I did get a few hours to get out and treasure hunt so
you just KNOW I've got to share my finds!!!

A magazine, a book...a precious toddler slip and baby shoes ~
It just doesn't get much better than that to me!


Are any of you familiar with this wonderful UK magazine
Daphne's Diary???
O.MY.LAND.
I just LOVE IT!!!!
It's about 14.00 at Barnes & Noble and has SO much goodness inside.
Here are a few photos to share:









It truly is WONDERFUL!!!
Next, I will share a few snippets from Fifi's wonderful Prairie Weddings book ~
It's not just for the wedding planner...I mean it.

Happy Tuesday angel friends!!!

hugs and love,
Dawn



Friday, January 16, 2015

Wow....2400 posts, are you kidding me?






I just noticed this!!!
I'm starting this post and look over at the number...
and it's my 2403rd post!!
WHAT?

My goodness....how amazing is THAT?
I really do still love it.
I know I don't post like I used to
but blogging has changed quite a bit in the past few years.

There are zillions of bloggers now and it's just not like it used to be.
Facebook is the hot thing because it's quick and to-the-point
but I still love my little blog.

And it seems that blogs now feel the need
to post a new DIY project
for each and every post....
and some of the ideas are just not that good!

I guess that I'm considered "old-school" now.
Simply sharing thoughts, photos and images and a few ideas.

But, I still love my little blog...
sharing my finds and what I'm doing ~
even if it's not very much!!


Here's the beautiful quilted fabric that I want to make
a few needle books from.
It's just one simple pillow sham I found a few years ago
at Marshall's I think.
But I can see them in my mind's eye...
Now, to actually MAKE them!












To those of you who have been with me from the beginning,
and for those of you who may have just found my blog...
I cherish you so much!
Thank you so much for visiting me here to see what I'm up to ~

I'm certainly hoping my creative muse will give me a swift kick soon
so I can get a few things finished and in my shop!


Happy weekend precious friends!
Remember to be kind to yourself...

Hugs and love,
Dawn

Monday, January 12, 2015

I choose joy ~


Hi sweet friends ~
I hope you are doing so good and staying cozy this winter.
It's been quite frigid here in Georgia lately and
you know good and well, we do NOT do cold around here!

I've stepped out of my comfort zone lately and began drawing a little.
I've always loved sketching and have been wanting to try out
a new set of watercolor pencils too.

I drew the little girl first then
used a fine black pen to outline my drawing.
Next, I scanned her into my computer because
I loved her so much, I thought I'd better save her at that stage.
I didn't want to take the chance of ruining my original when
I began painting.

After scanning the original, I printed out a copy.
Then I transferred the copy onto some wonderful,
heavy watercolor paper.
Next I outlined the drawing again with a thin, black art pen and
after that she was ready for painting!

I even had to add a bit of inspiration for the new year for us all...
Choose Joy!!!

Here she is in more subdued tones:





And here in a little stronger, brighter tones:




An in-progress photo as well...



So I've scanned and saved just the little girl and balloon drawing
into my computer as a blank slate.
I can re-create her again just by printing a copy out and
transferring my original drawing onto
a new sheet of watercolor paper.

Now to decide what to do with my finished painting.
I think this image would be adorable on some note cards!

And so, I'm on to something new.
As I was going through my fabric stash
I found the most beautiful quilted pillow sham
that I had purchased a few years ago.
It's white with little pink roses all over...I'm thinking I might
make a few pretty needle books from it, we'll see!

Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to ~
Wishing you a wonderful Monday my dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn




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