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.
tuesday, May 26, 2009
9:00 p.m. EST (that's New York time!!)
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.
Have a lovely weekend all you sweet peas!!
yahooooo...she sold!!! thank you!!!
I used lots of vintage french text and layers of paint. I printed "the queen" label on to a little piece of muslin and added 2 of my FAVORITE vintage buttons (with the old thread still in them...squeal!!). I had so much fun turning that old broken frame into this sweet little queen:) Here are some pictures for ya!
she hangs on your wall!
I'm excited about finally planting a few little flowers on our patio...
So, what did all of you do this past weekend?
Our weather was just gorgeous...hope you had a little piece of that too! I managed to get a bit of work done. It's slow going (see 1st paragraph)...but I'm hoping for a lulette update at the end of the week. Here are some peeks at some other things I've been up to the past week...
working on transforming some Goodwill and thrifting finds...
ACEO cards in the works...oh, and did I mention someone had a laser tag birthday party this weekend? Jake had the MOST fun time at his birthday party! He and his friends had me cracking up the whole time. Seriously, my face hurt from laughing! SUPER good time as you can see from this smile...
okay...off to my day!
But before I go, I want to wish my dear, sweet, hilarious and supportive friend (and mighty fine farm town farmer) Catherine a
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
hope you get EVERYTHING you wish for and MORE today:):)
xoxoxoxoHappy Monday everyone! xox...jenn
just listed on etsy as a surprise spur of the moment listing!
in my shop here:)
working on finishing up some lulette HOUSES!
i know it seems like forevvvvver since I've had new ones! life seems like one crazy whirlwind lately. the boys' schedules have been super busy lately...can you believe the school year is almost over!? well, just a quick visit for now. new and fun things are on the way:)
see you back here soon sweet friends.
(a snippet of a painting I did for my house...this was one of the boys:))
(a painting from my 2007 collection)
Last week when I was cleaning out my studio I found it and wanted to use the box for another project so I took my little family of 3 out of there and stuck them on my sewing machine. (They keep me company and I love them and I'm really itching to make some more collages...)
looks like my little gals were picking flowers in the yard too:)
Happy, Happy to you all!
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