noodle and lou

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lulettes and the great outdoors

hello sweet friends! guess what!? This is going to be a post with more than just a few sentences! woohoooo:) I loved hearing about YOUR plans for the long weekend. So many of us had the same idea of getting out into this gorgeous weather and getting our hands dirty in the yard! BIG, huge yahoos for that. whew...after such a long (I mean REALLY long) winter, it feels so spectacular to be outside in flip flops and summer clothes! I'm not planting too much in the yard since we are only here temporarily...but I still want to make the yard a cozy and cute place to spend the summer in. Feeding the lawn...weeding the beds...planting a few flowers here and there. Even if you don't have tons of overflowing flower pots everywhere...you can still liven up your outdoor space with funky objects and lovely color!

I love the little flowering trees popping up here and there. Everything is turning so lush and green! We moved here last August, so I'm seeing some of these Spring things for the 1st time.

Like this PEONY plant! SWOOON! Peonies are one of my all time fave flowers and I can't even believe I will have some right in my backyard to enjoy! There are lots of buds too!

Along with all the blooms and changes in scenery...the birds are EVERYWHERE! I love them so much. tons of robins and cardinals play all day in our yard. We also have a momma Downy woodpecker that made a nest in a little dead tree in our yard. It is right outside my studio room window...I can see her right now! Look at the amazing home she made for her eggs...

and she did such a good job, because the babies have hatched! You can hear them chirping away in there...all safe and snug. The momma flies in and out with food, all day long. If she is inside and you gently tap on the tree, she pokes her head out of the hole. It's so cute. Like..."hello!? what do you want!?" I've tried to capture a picture...but this is the best I can get:)

see her over to the left? anyways...that's what we've been up to in the yard. Of course our reluctant and oh so silly helper was there helping out. Thank you Jake!


I also had time to finish up and get some pictures of my new lulettes! there aren't tooooo many...but enough for a little update tomorrow night! Tuesday! Of course there are field trips, club meetings and baseball practice tomorrow...so the update will be a little late in the day.

lulette update

tuesday, May 26, 2009

9:00 p.m. EST (that's New York time!!)

noodle and lou ETSY shop

9 wee houses in all. I know...not a ton...but I swear, these take me SO long to paint. It's a long process you guys! I already have more in the works, but for now here a few more peeks at the new ones. I had an idea to make a set with all the letters in the alphabet..."D" is making her debut in this group. "D" is for delightful! I coudn't start with A...much too predictable! haha! But look for more "alphabet lulettes" in the near future.

I also made another one of my "men in hats"


and a super sweet little couple that are celebrating.... celebrating what? you can decide! the colors are really fun and I gave them lots of my beloved polka dots. You can't celebrate without polka dots!

I might have a couple little pieces of jewelry ready too. Maybe! If not...I'll have them ready later this week. I've gotta get myself back in to some sort of "regular" listing schedule. I mean it!! Next post I'll share some good news and 2 AWESOME blog giveaways that I won. I'm pinching myself they are so wonderful.

xoxo...jenn

16 comments:

Linda Crispell said...

Lovely post, beautiful pieces!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

You lulettes a sooooo very precious!! and did you make the little cuties for the yard? julie

Jody said...

lOVE YOUR yARD, jENN! and the Funky Garden art---so FUN!
I didn't get a chance to comment on Friday, but we, too, worked in the yard and gardens all weekend---along with a sleepover for Henry (4 third grade boys, plus our kids= crazy! why am I still up tonight? it was exhausting!)
Your new pieces are so adorable...I hope I am up tomorrow night for your shop update---always such a treat!!!
Wishing you a great rest of the week...Friday will be here again before we know it!
xxooo
jody

elsiee said...

i'm with you, peony's make me happy - what a lovely magical post full of your lovely goodness...

meplusmolly said...

ooo I love peony's too, such a fave, gorgeous colours as they unfurl their petals.
Just love the lulette wee houses! ;0 x

lori vliegen said...

your yard looks like it's just blooming with happiness! and your lulettes!!! oh my goodness...just when i think they couldn't get any better, you make them better! i LOVE all of them...i'm hoping my fingers will be fast enough at your shop update tonight! happy day to you, sweet jenn! :)

Janel said...

Hi sweet friend! Way too long since we chatted! It rained ALL weekend long. Seriously. I woke up in Seattle, and ohhh, how I love a rainy day or days...don't get that too often in Denver. But the bummer is, I have a new puppy that is only 10 weeks old, Oliver, and he is not a fan of being wet. So needless to say, I'm ready for sunshine and dry floors and paws, and a puppy that will piddle outside, not inside.

Love the new lulettes! Yippee!

And for the record, I just bought a huge bunch of Peonies at the farmers market Saturday, and they are just opening up with all their beauty and the smell is devine! Oh how I love Peonies too!!

Miss you and hope to see you tonight!

snippetgirl said...

Ok, now i REALLY want to get some peonies to plant! I planted a hydrangea, a butterfly bush, a lilac plant, plumbago and a few other things yesterday. Peonies are next on the list!
LOVE the little line up of lulettes!! 9 sounds like a lot to me!! I don't think i have seen your jewelry so i am definitely anxious to see that.
Happy creative week :)!!
xoxo
Carrie

Sonia ;) said...

I have seen your Lulettes a year or so ago. Paulette Insall collects them. She showed them on her video blog...I saw them and thought Ive seen these before.. Ha Ha too funny...before being a blog folower I didnt know till today or put two and two together they were made by u..So adorable.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

these are amazing! you've been super busy! :) i am sure they will go fast!
~Karen

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Hi Jenn! It must be fun to see what spring bringsd you in your new home...lots of surprises!

Love all of the new stuff especially the man in the hat, too cute.

I too sometimes have a reluctant helper named Jake:) He's a cutie!

Tracy

Peng Peng said...

Hello from a fellow Chicagoan! love your little houses and french couples ;O) so cute!

michelle said...

You have really got me wishing my yard was ready for planting! I love the extra color you added too. And of course, super cute lulettes!

Holly Loves Art said...

It's always so fun to come here and see what you are up to! Everything is WONDERFUL!!!!!!

lori said...

Howdy Miss Jenn!
I finally scored one of your little houses. I'm sooooo excited!

I got an early start on yard work this year so I've gotten some done (it's a biggish yard so the work is never ending). I've got the itch to do more but it just won't stop raining. One of the things I'm hoping to do is plant Peonies along the side yard. I love them too. I had them at the house I grew up in and as a little girl I thought they were the prettiest flowers ever.

Krissysart said...

Lovely as usual, my friend. Always a joy to see what's been brewing on your blog!
Krissy