Posts Tagged ‘fairies’

ooh les fees!
My little French fairies are all done.

La Fee Francaise ATC

La Fee Francaise ATC

La Fee Francaise ATC

I’m pleased with how they turned out. I restrained myself in regards to adding embellishments – originally I intended to add lots of crystals. But it didn’t look right, and I didn’t want the fairies to be overwhelmed by too much sparkle (did I just say “too much sparkle”? heaven forbid!)

La Fee Francaise ATC - detail

They ended up with a simplicity and subtlety that I’m really happy with.

La Fee Francaise ATC - detail

dreams of paris
I started my other aubergine project as well. I found the absolute most perfect picture to use.

she dreams of paris

Isn’t she wonderful? I just love her!

I got the new July/August issue of Somerset Studio (50% off coupon again. AC Moore knows what I like!)

Somerset Studio - July/August 2009

Lots of color and flowers in this issue, as well as the usual gorgeous-ness. It has been added to my magazines-to-read pile.

get ready for the holidays
I received a copy of my article that will be in the next issue of Somerset Holidays. Lovely, of course, thanks to the beautiful layout and photos. It’s so exciting to me, and I feel that it’s just the beginning.

details, details.
The wind blowing the rain so hard there was a mist coming in our front door. Thunder and lightening. Lily screaming in delight over her new flip-flops.

~off on my way~

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more & more new jewels
I made this necklace to showcase the beautiful Russian pendant I got from Artbeads.

Emerald - russian pendant necklace

Emerald - beautiful pendant necklace

I used one of my favorite types of beads, Czech fire-polished, as well as antiqued-brass chain and findings. Artbeads has a great selection of beads, including lots of beautiful Czech fire-polished.

I’m really pleased with the necklace, and of course I’ll be making a pair of earrings to go with it.

Emerald - necklace

oh aubergine
I decided to make a second aubergine project – a small (approximately 7″x5″) canvas. This will allow me to use the sealing wax and seal, as was my original intention. It will have a photo of a vintage lady on it and be French-themed, and other than that I haven’t decided exactly what I’m doing with it. I’ll just find a photo I like and let that be the inspiration.

still playing with the fairies
I worked some more on my digital art piece:

fairy play

It’s getting there. I want to add some words, maybe something about playing with dragonflies.

a spoonful of sugar
My daughter has been watching Mary Poppins (on repeat!) for the past couple weeks. I had bought it for her maybe when she was one, as part of my effort to build up a nice library of Disney movies for her. I’d never seen the movie myself, and I still haven’t seen the entire thing, but I must say I adore that Miss Poppins.

It’s a wonderful movie, with great songs (which are now lodged permanently in my brain) – it’s fun and uplifting. You cannot possibly be in a bad mood after watching the delightful Mary Poppins.

life’s in the details
Enjoying a bowl of delicious cold cherries. Wandering the aisles of AC Moore. Watching Lily play at daycare before she realizes I’m there.

~looking for a carpet bag of my own~

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