I am working on several new pieces for my shop! They are teacup snowmen figurines! Each one has it's own personality, hat and is holding a different item. The hats and scarfs are made from fleece and felt and decorated with fun stitches from my new sewing machine. They are made of paper clay and their arms are pipe cleaners and of course they are covered in glitter! They each sit in cute little child's teacups that I have been collecting.
This large beautiful rabbit was hanging out under my lovely pine tree when I came home today. I snuck up on him quietly to get a photo of him. He had an eye on me the whole time. I had to wonder if he was one of the baby bunnies I rescued in my vegetable garden last spring. I know they can be hard on my gardens, but I just think they are beautiful. They always make me think of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit. It brings back memories of my time spent in England in the Lake District; visiting where Beatrix lived at Hill Top Farm. It is where many of her books were inspired and the setting appears in many of her books. I traveled to England in 1995 for a work research trip, with three of my co workers, my friend Joanne was one of them. Joanne and I would get up early in the morning to take a walk in the countryside. On the first day, we were both in awe of our surroundings! We literally felt like we needed to pinch each other just to make sure we were not dreaming. That is how stunning the countryside was. As I was sitting here writing this entry I felt compelled to pull out my photo album from this trip! It was such a wonderful trip, Joanne and I still talk about to this day! It has influenced my work in many ways. I am going to scan in some of the pictures from that trip and I will share them and the stories with you in upcoming entries. I will even share a recipe we brought home with us! You will love it as much as Joanne and I do! I love reminiscing!
This year instead of decorating for Halloween, I decided to stick to fall decorations. We usually always have a Halloween party, but this year we decided to do a fall party instead. It was wonderful! Now I can really enjoy my decorations for longer, before I have to take them down to get ready for Christmas!
My front door is all decked out for Fall!!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Fall and enjoys the amazing weather we have been having!
Don't forget to count your Autumn Blessings!!
My Sweet Fox Couple Cake Topper made it to the top of Katie and Tim's wedding cake in Australia! I was so happy Katie sent me pictures of her wonderfully creative wedding cake! It is just beautiful! I love getting to see what my pieces look like in their new environments. Thank you Katie and Tim and may you have a blessed life together!
Our maple tree is absolutely gorgeous this year! These are four pictures taken over a few days! I loved pulling into my driveway each day and seeing its beautiful color greet me each evening! I will be really sad when all the beautiful trees drop their leaves, because it means winter is that much closer to arriving! Fall is my favorite season! Happy Fall Everyone!
I am creating this banner for my fireplace. It is made of laminated burlap in two different colors. I used a stencil and gold paint to stencil on the letters. Yes, I know blessings is spelled wrong in this photo, but the L and the E are just switched. I fixed it when I sewed it all together!
- laminated canvas - two colors - it has a coating on one side that helps it hold together and fray less (I found it in the embroidery section at Michael's)
- Antique gold acrylic paint
- foam spouncer 0r brush
- fabric glue
- rug binding tape (found in hooked rug section)
- letter stencil
- paper leaves in fall colors (found in scrapbook section)
After banner pieces are put together and stenciled, I laid them out and attached them to the binding tape. I folded the binding tape in half over the top of each piece pinned them in place. I spaced the banner pieces one inch apart. Then I used my sewing machine and ran a straight stitch down the length of binding tape. You could use the fabric glue or a hot glue gun to do the same thing. I plan on making one of these for Christmas as well!
I created Work of Whimsy as an outlet for my creativity! I create christmas ornaments on my day job. I had so many ideas that I wanted to bring to life and this was the perfect way. I can create whatever I want and if I am lucky there is someone out there that wants to buy it! So far it is going better than I expected!