Beauty He has Surrounded Us With: a look at lemon decor

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I am mentally going over and over in my head all the things I need to do, wrap, and sew. Now, to find the time to actually do them...hmmm...

But isn't this lemon wreath lovely?
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I just came across this photo on pinterest. Its fresh and relaxing to look at, all at the same time. 
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And this is etsy. Go here to see the shop.
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I decorated with lemons from my parents tree a couple of weeks ago but sadly, they have all seen better days. So, now I am going to use camellias from my yard. I love using colorful, natural things we already own. Not only is it free but its showcasing God's Creation and the beauty He has surrounded us with.

A DIY boxwood wreath: I'm so proud of me!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Welcome to my fantastic boxwood wreath! I am so pleased with the way that it turned out. Now, I did have my doubts but in the end, it turned out better than I thought. It was touch and go for awhile there, in which case the lovely (I said that as I gritted my teeth) wreath had to be laid aside because it wasn't working out like I had planned. But yes, it exceeded my expectations and I am so glad that it did. This wreath is more "me" in the end. 

Now, I suppose I should have taken photos in the step by step process but that didn't happen. It's called I am a Mama who is too busy to stop and take pictures because I have T minus 2 minutes until supper burns and the washing machine walks away and the baby gets stuck under the couch.

Or as my husband puts it, I am very busy, by my choice, because I am busy with leaves. It does put things into perspective... clean clothes or a pretty wreath? 

Pretty Wreath!

I used boxwood, a foam wreath, spray paint and a ribbon. I stuck the boxwood around and around and around the wreath. I used a lime green spray to cover the white of the foam and dust the leaves. It was sort of like hairspray. And then used the ribbon and tacked it to the top of the window. Viola! ( Yes, Viola.)

A foreshadowing of things to come...Jesus painted on a leaf!

Friday, December 7, 2012
These three are now in Thomasville at The Bookshelf waiting on a kind person to take them home. Up to this point, I think these might be my favorite. 

I like the Jesus. I didn't realize until after I painted it that is painted on a leaf. I think its a foreshadowing of things to come for him, ie Palm Sunday and Jesus riding on a donkey and palm leaves laid out before him. 

Hosanna in the Highest!

* This was also the fabric I used on my sisters bedroom. The back of it ( why didn't I take a picture?!?) has the gray and green fabric found on the edge of her curtains. Click here to see it all. 

So, take your donkey and head up to Thomasville to The Bookshelf. My work will be there for the whole month. Also, Chrysalis is having a show and sale tomorrow during normal hours. They will have their wonderful fabric and accessories ( and my necklaces!) as well as artwork from local artisans. Happy weekend!

Be Fri/ St Ends...

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Weird title? Yes.  Remember the best friends necklaces? You took one half, your best friend takes the other, so one side of the heart says Be Fri and the other Est Ends ( When the heart is together, it says best friends.)

These dollies are best friends. Be Fri and St Ends. I made them for my niece for her birthday and one is her, and on is my daughter. They are cousins, they fight like sisters but they love like best friends and sisters! I am learning that you can be it all.

The dollies stand up on their own and are soft like pillows. The skirt is sewn on in a coordinating fabric. My niece loved them and slept with them the first night.

And here is a blast from the past:

Look-Back? A tutorial on emphasis and colors that sing.

Monday, December 3, 2012
Look-Back?  Is that a term? And put the emphasis on the look. Go ahead and say it. It really changes the term when you change the emphasis to another. My husband seems to put the emphasis of double names on the first name. My mom and my niece are double named southern gals. I thought he was calling them by some other name. No, its all about the emphasis.

Yes, but I think there needs to be some commas or pauses there( in reference to the look-back term.)  I don't know. Too many stores, too little time and now I am tired from this mornings adventures.

But this is pretty.

The colors of the flowers with those gray dresses really pops.  And the necklace sings. Wonder where she got it?:)

To see more bridal looks, go see my bridal page ( its the wedding of the girl with the necklace on...thank you Marion!)

HAPPY Monday. 
happy MONDAY! 

I am going to go with the latter one for me today. happy MONDAY.


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