Friday, April 24, 2009
We're getting there, I have mini hyacinths and some dafodills now and the dappled willow is budding out - it weathered the winter beautifully - I'm so glad. Between our short growing season and really cold winters, a lot of things don't really do well. You really have to learn what lives and what doesn't. I'm finally learning what roses to plant, because believe me a lot of them do not do well. Anyway - the point of this babbling is the House Mouse Challenge this week. The challenge is Springtime. I thought these cute little rabbits dressed as bees were ideal and I love yellow and black together. Not my vintage look - yay!! I love breaking out of that mode sometimes, just for a change.
I'm always looking for different and hopefully unique embellishments and I fiddled with this one awhile even though I've made them before. If you don't know how to do the ribbon rosette - it's really easy -just hand sew a running stitch along one side and then pull until it forms a circle. Tack it off and glue your embellishment on top. The ribbon is from Michael's or JoAnne's not sure which, the button is one of my own I colored with a Sharpie and then tied it with black crochet thread. The sentiment is an older Penny Black stamp. I used Prismas and baby oil to color and added Stardust Stickles to the wings.
I'm looking forward to the weekend, are you??