I hope you are all well and
enjoying some delicious
late summer weather.
Our rains have passed for now and
everything is so green.
The flowers, trees and well, just everything
outside is so happy!
Sometime soon, I will share some
of my VERY rustic planters that I saved
from the trash and let sit out in the rain
to get all rusty.
But today, I wanted to share with you
a mini-composition book that I
had so much fun dressing up
all Shabby Chic.
It's one of the 3/$1 packs that I
picked up at the dollar store.
They look just like the larger
composition books that you've
all probably seen. They're really cute and fun
to work with and the perfect size for
a smaller project. I made three of them.
One was given as a gift and the
other two I sold at the shop where I
put some of my creations on consignment.
The first step was to cover them
with some lovely, creamy, textured
wall-paper that I picked up
at a thrift store.
After that I chose a theme.
The flowers and other shapes were
cut with a Sissix die and
some of my punches.
And then to embellish, I just had fun
loading it up using various sweet things.
The pictures are pretty
self-explanatory and so I won't go into
a lot of detail.
I will say that the little metal piece
that you see, is from the clearance
section at one of the big
craft stores. And I just painted it with some
Country White, acrylic, craft paint.
(I'm sure my crafty, blogger friends
would come up
with something beautiful!)
I always look for interesting
things to use, just as I'm sure
many of you do.
Do you find that kind of
treasure hunting so fun?
AND it's inexpensive, too! :)
I believe in
The completion is made up of little things.
They make such nice gifts and small
things to sell. I know many of you have
shops that you sell your lovely
I'm still waiting to find out what is going on
in my body. I don't think it's anything
too serious. But very mysterious.
But just to be sure,
I would greatly appreciate your prayers.
It can be a little discouraging at times to
just be wondering.
Thank you all so much.
I look forward to seeing what
fall projects that you all have in store!
You're always so inspiring.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
and having fun!
~Mary Lou Cook~
I've been working on a few things myself.
Even some Christmas projects!
However the spirit moves us, right?
Thank you so much for stopping
by for a visit. I love my blogger friends
and feel more of a connection all the time.
Thank you for your support and
friendship. I appreciate it so much!
Have a blessed day.