Sunday, June 28, 2009
View from a Nest by SpoolDesign
Altered Frame with Bird Nest by shabbycottagestudio
Sweet Little Nests by lizix26
Birds Eye View by hopeimages
If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you realize by now I have a thing for birds, eggs, and bird nests! The birds also seem to know this and flock to my house to nest in my front door wreath, potting shed, hanging ferns, and now my grill! Actually it's the can to catch the drips hanging under the grill. Bush's Baked Beans.
All five of the eggs hatched, which in my experience is unusual, and all five of the babies survived to leave the nest! How they all fit in the can with Mom I'll never understand!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunshine and Sunflowers by LaughingDogPhoto
2. Warm sunshine...
Turtles In The Sun by DigitalKangaroo
3. Beach breezes...
Walking In The Waves by SherriConley
Swings by WaterBugFineArts
I couldn't resist putting two here. These swings remind me of swinging on the beach in Nags Head as a child.
4. Longer daylight hours...
Ethereal Sunshine by kristensteinfineart
5. And finally, yummy fruit!
Good Morning Sunshine by ara133photography
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The blog carnival theme for this month for the Etsy Bloggers Team is Summer's Here. Well, not quite, but in less than a week summer will be official!
Summer is my favorite season of the year. I love hot weather (just not the sticky humidity) and swimming in the pool and the lake. I grew up near the beach and went there a lot as a teen, but I don't prefer swimming in the ocean. I worry too much about jellyfish and sharks. Every time a piece of seaweed wraps itself around my leg I fight back panic! Besides, the ocean water feels so sticky when it dries on your skin. Yuck yuck!Odell Lake Sunset Cove by pamvanlonden
I love relaxing in the hammock on the pier at the lake, eating watermelon and listening to the water lap against the rocks.
Strawberry-Pineapple Jam by HopesPantry
Monday, June 8, 2009
|The Fray Summer Tour Guest Book by UberArt|
|I did window cut outs on the front and back covers,|
and embellished the front cover with metal brads.
I have to give credit to my husband for helping me in the brainstorming phase. I had some ideas sketched out and he was my sounding board, helping me to tweak them.
|Here is my sketchbook with all my notes from my brainstorming session.|
At each stage of the process, I was sure I was going to screw something up. Fortunately all my planning and measuring paid off. I got it right on the first shot! Whew!
Here are the finished covers, ready for my stitching holes to be punched, which was another heart-pounding moment! What if I punch the holes in the wrong place? What if my punch acts up and messes up the covers?