January 27, 2012

come in...

If you are a dreamer, come in,

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A hope-er, and pray-er, a magic bean buyer...

If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire.

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin,

Come in!

Come in!
-Shel Silverstein
 This banner makes me smile every time I see it..hanging in the entry way for visitors to see...encouraging them to feel at home...
It's made up of some of my favourite things to play with lately.. sweet smelling burlap..beautiful lace from my aunt- which I didn't want to give up; so I created something for myself to keep.. drop pearls and clear beads..chippy white jingle bells.. wonderful bits of trims(again, too lovely to give up) big ole buttons..its love; pure and simple. I have some pretty mini doilies to add to it..a little bit more bling for the buttons..but for now it hangs with its sweet shabby goodness brightening up my days at home.
Hope you are having a lovely day!

January 21, 2012

lazy days...

Its a lazy Saturday afternoon round here. Recovering from being under the weather this week. Sitting in front of a cracking fire..hockey game on...my sister typing away on her computer..sun is shining after a week of nasty snowy weather(a rarity on Vancouver Island). Loving the company and the quiet.
A lovey, dovey congrats card for a dear friend that got married..little personalized tags.. subtle indications just for them to pick up on(which they did)such as:
Their initials stamped near the silhouettes.. 'R' and 'D'.Blue accents...
Still obsessed with Waltzing Mouse Stamps..

My inspiration here? Think darkrooms and hanging photographs..and a slight obsession with banners of all shapes and sizes. This one made of paper and fabric scraps.
I've decided to enter this in Pixie Dust Paperie's January challenge. Hearts are peeking out from everywhere; button, chipboard and little stamped images..
I'm off to enjoy the rest of my lazy day..hoping my team will win.. be back soon!