Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ain't it funny . . .


I was sewing last night, thinking about how long it has been since I have written a post and noticing how time slips away.


It's been one of those weeks where I have only done little things 


like slapping a coat of green paint on an old window frame


 and adding greenery to a wire wreath.


I'm still organizing the house after having 3 rooms painted


and hung my favorite hand on the wall - IG friends were unanimous that I should keep the hand at an angle.


 A year ago I took a felting class and made the little black cat


 and the other night I got out the felting supplies to try my hand at mice - hey, it's a first attempt!


I used some old book pages and my metal stencils


to create a B O O banner


and took apart three necklaces


to create a rustic garland


to embellish the Halloween display in the guest room.


My favorite addition to the decor is a 1944 edition of the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe that I found in the attic.


I also found my little hedgehog in the attic


and added him to a bouquet of tulips in the entry.


and there's that wreath all finished.


Time has gotten away with me again this morning


 and Steve & Lulu are telling me that it's time to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous fall day.

39 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Well, you did gets lots of "little things" done-as you like to call them.
You know what is really refreshing here? To see tulips in the fall mix of things. I love it! It is unexpected and fun. That little mouse is really cute. I have always wanted to try my hand at felting and I LOVE the cat!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend-the little thing I am working on is getting rid of this sinus crap. lol Wish me luck! xo Diana

Cozy Little House said...

You got a lot more crafting done than I did for sure! Love the felted animals. I have a box of wool felt I never have gotten around to using. Got rid of all my fabric when I moved here. Just don't have the room.
Brenda

podso said...

It's always a pleasure to visit as you are always changing things and there are new things to see, like the little hedgehog attic discovery. Everything looks good against your white walls.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like you are being creative...I love your little mouse...and fall is too short not to be outside enjoying it!

Laurie said...

I have to say...you're rocking that camera! It's looking so pretty at your house. I love the little things you do.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your little felted mouse is adorable. looking forward to seeing what you make next with your felting.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Sounds like you've gotten a lot done! Love your fall look, and your blog banner looks great too!

Mary

Art @ Home said...

Well....your little things certainly add-up to a whole lot of pretty! Love the little hedgehog tiptoeing through the tulips!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the little felted animals and I think you did a great job on them! I always enjoy your great vignettes. I need to find one area of my home that is fun to decorate and change up without changing the whole house. I think I'll miss out on Halloween decor this year but there is always next year!!

ANNE said...

I think you had a very productive week! Love all your little vignettes and that mouse is adorable!

Botanic Bleu said...

You accomplished quite a bit in my opinion. An adorable felted mouse, great BOO banner, hanging things on the wall, painting a window.... So much fun visiting you every time...

Judith

Kimberley Seasideave said...

I just love all of your little displays and vignettes. And the felting, so cute!
The beaded necklace is perfect redone as garland, so pretty!
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Kimberley

Sylvia said...

Carol, The little mouse is delightful. Sylvia D.

Blondie's Journal said...

You do more in a week than I do in six months. Love that adorable mouse as I do all of your creations.


Jane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend...

I had Thursday and Friday off and I don't even know where the time went. I wandered around town with my camera, I did NOTHING of great importance, and I had to remind myself on several occasions during these two days that it was OK to do nothing. A Parisian blogger friend had posted about her days off one day, and that it was a guilt-less pleasure to simple BE. I think I can say that I was able to "slow down" time a little on my wandering tour on Thursday, Friday and even yesterday. I took time to really LOOK at the leaves, people, my environment. Your new white world is a beautiful place to reflect and do what you love. LOVE IT!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your felted critters are adorable. I've never tried my hand at felting.

Lovely photos as always. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

FlowerLady

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, you accomplished a lot last week! Always love your vignettes! Pam @ Everyday Living

bj said...

I so love coming here...your little things sure beat what I did all last week...not much of anything.
I feel better today so hoping to get more done before Thanksgiving is here.
Love your flowers in with your fall things...now, I am going to add spring back into my fall mixture...I am such a copy cat and I can't help it...when I see you do something cute, I run get something to copy you. I don't have the talent to make things pretty so I HAVE to copy those that do. xoxo
Hope your week is going to be good...
OOO, and your little mouse is adorable...as is your little wire and flower wreath..i wonder if I cam make a wreath like that....hmmmm

bj said...

...just saw these
https://www.decorsteals.com/?mc_cid=434f25a780&mc_eid=89292fba74

and thought they might be easy to make...somehow..

camp and cottage living said...

It looks to me like you've gotten a whole lot done! That is the coolest hand sign I've seen-love the quote.
When I'm on a roll I've found it's better not to stop to blog. It breaks my concentration.

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Always love visiting your blog and seeing pictures of your home. You've been busy!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

You were very productive with your "little things." Everything looks lovely. That little mouse is very sweet! I'd never have guessed it was your first attempt!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol all your little things you accomplished this past week add up to big presence. I've been working on a few art projects and I am pleased with how they are looking. Your 3 freshly painted rooms are adding much beauty in your cottage, I always enjoy a visit to your post.
xoxo,
Vera

Alexandra said...

Well done! I love the little mice! Wish I could focus enough to do my little things that I have in mind!

Down by the sea said...

Love your Halloween display and the little cute mouse. Hope you enjoyed the autumn sunshine with Steve and Lulu. Sarah x

Jann Olson said...

Carol, I love that song! Your little wire wreaths are always so sweet. I have those metal letters and love them! Both of your hands are so fun and I love the idea of your bead garlands. Love, love your Halloween display! Your mouse is precious! I have only felted a mushroom. It was so fun and I want to do more. I need to order supplies. I used my friends the first time.
hugs,
Jann

Kim said...

Carol, you get more stuff done in a week than I get done in a month!! Your place looks lovely!! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet Halloween display in the bedroom. I think the felted mouse is pretty cute! Have a great day! Pam

Helen Philipps said...

You always seem to get a lot done Carol! I love your fall arrangements here, and the felted mouse is adorable!
Helen xox

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, a beautiful time spent in your home. Each vignette is all inspiring and filled with charm. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week. xo

Cynthia said...

Hi Carol, based on the many things you have done you have been a busy bee. Love your felt characters, the mousse turned out super. Hope you enjoyed your time outside with Steve and Lulu

Took a try at my happiness post I borrowed from you

Cindy

Sarah said...

It's sheer delight to see how you play with your collections and style the rooms in your home. Thank you for sharing these charming vignettes. Wow, I'll say it's a beautiful day! ;-)

chateau chic said...

What you call "little things" are major accomplishments for a lot of us. I feel like you're living in a whole new cottage by the sea with your fresh white walls. LOVE them!!! It makes all of your wonderful creations and decor stand out beautifully...so fresh and crisp!
Mary Alice

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol love all your projects. You let your creative heart sore and I love that about you. Love your little felted mouse he is adorable. Happy rest of the week my friend.
Hugs,
Kris

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love those kinds of days when I get a lot of little things accomplished. It is almost better than doing just one big thing! Love your guest room Halloween wall!

Lorrie said...

Your whole lot of little things add up to a lot of prettiness! So many fun things - love those metal stencils and the colourful tulips!

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

Spending time outside with your loved ones is always more important that decorating, but I love your updates. Your house is now subtly festive for Monday 's holiday. The mouse is adorable.

cynthia lee designs said...

Your little mouse is so adorable!! I haven't blogged in awhile...too much going on right now, but I hope to get back to it soon.
~Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your little felted mouse is absolutely adorable! Someday I'm going to learn how to felt.