Friday, August 3, 2012

Formal Garden Love

In the little world that exists within my head, I am creating a garden from heaven. It's been in the works for several years, so that when I get my land I will be able to hit the ground running. I almost purchased a large property on a local river two years ago, and I went so far as to sneak onto the land and plant a small violet plant in amongst the old wasted garden plot to say "here I come!" and start the process. It turned out that it sold before I could acquire it. So I was sent back to the planning stages. I have about a million photos in various inspiration folders all over the computer. I thought I would share.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY Butterfly Art Found on Poppytalk

I am always happy to find something out of the ordinary... especially if it is a thing I can try my own hand at. I pretty much never do the thing that the tutorial tells me to do, but if there is a good idea there, I'm in.

You might find this lovely little B-day card slash butterfly pin found on Poppytalk Handmade to be a happy project. I am thinking that I will turn the mass of butterflies into art for my wall as practice, and then find a way of using the idea to decorate something wedding oriented for the other blog. I love the neutral look and the mass of wings and especially love how the gradient in the ribbon (which I think probably will be referred to as "ombre" because EVERYTHING in a gradient is now referred to as ombre) really sets it off. Off to experiment!