Friday, January 13, 2012

Hold That Note!!

My how time marches on so quickly. Has it been a week since I stopped in here? Well, it has been time well spent creating and moving in all directions. I have much on my to do list and working towards marking it off each day.

While these winter days are all over the map with the weather, my studio is comfy and cozy and perfect for creating.

So on that note, I will share a few items that are fun to create and a sweet little add on for a gift that is a little helper too. All coming soon to my little boutique.
Little note holders made from medium size paper clip holders such as the clip style and clothes pin types. Using graphic papers, vintage trims, ribbons, lace and glitter with silk flowers, gems and more, these little helpers stand to hold a note or display a card. Easy to make using decoupage glue to adhere to the metal.

Recently I found some vintage molds of different styles and was so excited thinking they would be perfect for next Christmas for ornaments, but why wait? Why not create a little hanging pretty to display year round and especially with Valentines Day around the corner. Perfect for a kitchen hook, hutch door and more.
The first are these darling and deep vintage heart molds. So sweet topped with a sweet chickadee, roses with vintage laces, added hanging crystals and pearls and hand painted with cottage roses. And if they turn around, the inside holds a few more silk roses. So fun to create and will be in my shoppe soon.

Another fun mold I found was this one with a cherry design. When my grandmother was with us, she loved cherries and cardinals. She often would say, "have a cherry up day" or "may the cardinals bring you cherries!" It was an endearing thought from her and to this day, when I see cardinals and cherries, I think of her and those little expressions. Copper in it's original life, I hand painted and embellished this wall hanging with vintage tea stained lace, cardinal and ribbon lace. Shaped like a heart, this one would also make a dear Valentine gift. Of course glittered in red, for the bling we all love!

Lastly, do you remember the surprise gift sent to me with a story from my dear friend Cindy from Whimsical Musings? If not, visit her blog to read about this darling altered art little girl dress. I created a hanger to display it near the big girl dress form in my studio. And to complete, she holds a sweet paper roses bouquet sent to me a few years ago from another dear friend, Amy from My Shabby Bungalow.
The little wood hanger set will also be in my shoppe soon.

It's back to my creative world, but before I go, let me wish you a "Cherry Up Day with the Cardinals Bringing You Cherries"

See you soon~ Blessings always!
Celestina Marie

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