Friday, June 28, 2013

More than halfway there . . .


This week has been one of play and creativity.

Each day I am doing a little bit on my 30 Days of Pinterest list and I am more than halfway to  completion.


I saw this grouping of galvanized tin at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures and liked the simple vignette.  


Tracy commented "sometimes a really cool grouping is right under your nose" and like her, I gathered the pieces from around the house, garage and attic.


I wouldn't mind finding a watering can like Tracy's, but I am content with my vignette.


 Queen B Creative Me posted about this darling little banner made from a Charlotte Lyons kit found on Etsy.


My little banner dresses up the garden bench for the summer.


Brownyn put a lot more detail into her embroidery, but I am happy with the way mine turned out and just might start doing more embroidery.


I love letters and especially these distressed letters from Grandin Road.


A wooden rectangle, the letter J and some beads painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint gave me a cheap imitation of the Grandin Road letters.

I have some little wooden squares and small wooden letters on hand to create tiny versions with a variety of letters.


These little heart tags I pinned from Sugar Sugar are simple and sweet.


The hearts were super quick and easy to make and I was able to use scraps of fabrics that otherwise would have been tossed out.

I am totally hyperactive and never sit still and these hearts are an easy project to keep me awake on road trips.


I might finish . . .

One project just needs to be photographed and two more will be finished tomorrow and I have the supplies for three more.

But, that still leaves me a little behind.

I might not finish . . .

Either way, I am having fun.

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Rooted in Thyme - Simple and Sweet Fridays

The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home

My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday

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No Minimalist Here - Open House Party

Common Ground - Be Inspired

28 comments:

Merlesworld said...

You are a busy girl you have done lots of things, I done not much this week.
Merle.........

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CAROL! YOU are doing such a fantastic job! How does it feel to be creating EVERY DAY? I can't live right without creating something, ANYTHING...whether it's rearranging a vignette in my home, weeding to make the garden look crisp and clean, or writing a poem. How lovely are your galvanized wonders that you found right under your nose!

Have a cozy weekend at the cottage by the sea.....Anita

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I've got that same banner pinned, but unfortunately that's as far as I've gotten. It looks charming decorating your bench. I've been working on embroidered pillowcases for a few months and I hope to finish them soon. I'd forgotten how fun it is to embroider!

You've finished so many of your projects already!

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, you are a woman on a mission. Did you freehand the embroidery? I have looked at all of Charlotte Lyon's items on Etsy. They are so precious and timeless. I like your letters better than the Grandin Road ones. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
You have been so busy!!! Oh I love the banner on your bench with your pretty cushions. So inviting.
Kris

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am in awe of your crafty ways! Love everything you have made and isn't it fun to really do some of those inspiration Pinterest projects!!!

hugs,
Linda

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You are on a roll! Love all your finished projects especially the embroidered banner. I wish that I had the patience for embroider since I love it!

Mary Clark said...

Wow, you have been busy, your pin-copies are awesome!!!!! love the embroidered banner!!! I really want you to make them all in your set time, come on, we're cheering for you, hope you can get them all done!!! You're amazing getting so much done already.

Mary

Art and Sand said...

I hope to start the window seat cushion today. That is the big one hanging over me.

Paula said...

The embroidered banner is so sweet! I love the look of embroidery.

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful!!! The main thing is that you're having fun, so don't worry about not finishing. I love what you showed us here, your photos are beautiful. Very inspirational.

bobbie said...

I think you've only just begun!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D These projects are so cute....all of them. The banner makes my heart smile! I love it on the garden bench. I need to make sure I'm following you on Pinterest.

xo,
RJ

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks like you are accomplishing a lot, and having fun is the part of all

chateau chic said...

I've never known anyone to be quite as productive in this way as you!!! All of your projects are wonderful!!! Love the banner, the galvanized vignette...and you even have time to blog about everything!
Mary Alice

Dawn said...

You still amaze me with all you are getting done. Such darling projects too

My Garden Diaries said...

UMMM....totally AWESOME!!! Holy cow! Your bench rocks with your banner...really...I can so see something brewing in the near future for you in regards to your creations! They are amazing! And your vignette is rockstar!!! I can not wait to see more!!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow you really are getting your project finished. I like all the one you have completed - they are terrific.
Mary

Melanie said...

I can't believe all the great projects you're getting done. Totally amazing!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The banner is absolutely perfect. I've been wanting to make one for ever and I have never taken the time. You might inspire me for the summer!

Mimi Sue said...

You've been busy! Love that banner. I have a couple of embroidery projects in the works. Mimi

Lorilee said...

Wow, I am impressed. I love the embroidered banner,
Blessings,
Lorilee

Down by the sea said...

You are doing so well! I love the way you have done the letters and also the vignette.
Sarah x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The embroidery banner is just the cutest! I looked at the kit of Etsy...I would love to try to make one! Love your sweet hearts, too! You can never have too many hearts. I would be in heaven visiting your house! Sweet hugs!

fiona anderson said...

Wow, how wonderful to get so much done. Your garden looks so pretty, and the banner is a great addition and I love the galvanised pieces. I have a couple of galvanised window boxes that are looking better now that I've put some annuals in them.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Cute projects! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Jann Olson said...

Very impressive Carol. Love everything you created! The banner is so cute. I would be afraid to put it outside. Everything always gets so sun faded here. May have to check that kit out. Can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Carla said...

Look at you go! So what's on the calendar for the next 30 days... ;o)