Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Making a Spring Garland

 For spring/Easter, I made a tulip garden to go over my bed.
 It's actually made from paper crowns that I saved
from our Christmas crackers.
You know, those paper crowns that are inside the cracker
with the toy and joke.
Well I realized I could make them into a garland!
 Here is an unfolded crown.
 First, I folded it back up.
 Then I drew a design on it
and cut it out.
 After unfolding it this is what you should get.
 You can leave it as a crown
or you can cut it apart,
and then tape together with a few more crowns,
and now you have a garland!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Amazing Vintage Quilt

 I didn't find a lot at the thrift last week,
but I did find this fabulous quilt!
It does have condition problems,
but I really bought it for the fabric.

 There is lots of calico in this that I could use.
 And mod fabric too!
 It's just a rainbow of florals!



Bye for now!

Monday, February 25, 2013

What I Wore

 Denim dress and blouse: Old Navy
Leggings, boots:Target
Purse, butterfly pin: vintage
Beaded necklace and belt: thrift
Green ring: Joann fabrics
Bye for now!

Friday, February 22, 2013

New in My Shop

 Pretty calico flower pin
with crocheted edging!
 Brown calico cat pin
with crazy smile!

Find them at Happy as a Lark Shop! 

Bye for now!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter Can Be Beautiful

 The other morning I took some pics
after a fresh coating of snow.
 And I happened to catch a squirrel
making a made dash from tree to tree.
Can you see him in the tree here,
he's right in the middle.
Bye for now!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sunshine in My Bedroom

 I took some pics of my shelf above my 
make up table.
It's full of vintage and new,
toys and handmade.
 The colors are bright and springy,
just what I need this time of year!
 This drawing of a sunset on the water,
is by my daughter.
I love it!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What I Wore

Vintage dress, handbag, blouse: thrift
Leggings and boots: Target
Pin: vintage
Bye for now!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 Oh yes, I found some great things
at the thrift!
Some sunny bright stripe and polka dots pillowcases.
A fun vintage mushroom oven mitt.
A vintage cobblers apron,
and vintage owl salt and pepper.
  

 You can't have too many oven mitts!
And, I love the strawberry print of the apron!

 And these owl salt and pepper shakers are from my Valentine pic, 
aren't they sweet!
Bye for now!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cuckoo Clock Brooches

 New in my shop:
Two really sweet cuckoo clock brooches!
One is done with a brown calico 
and a blue bird on top.
The other is a pink calico
with a big flower and a sitting bird.
 And of course, they both look great on a cardi!

Get them at my etsy shop!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What I'm Working On

 Just got this great new 
crocheting magazine 
from the same publisher as Molly Makes.
It inspired me so much,
especially the edging on the pillows!
 So I thought I would try some edging on one of my pins.
I think it is going to be so cute,
stay tuned!
Bye for now!

Monday, February 11, 2013

What I Wore Valentine Style

Cardi, belt, blouse: thrift
Skirt and flower pin: hand made by me
Tights: Target
Shoes: Dansko

Bye for now!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Around the House

 I thought I would use my kitchen
bulletin board for a calendar this month.
I just turn over a heart when each day is over.
I may keep doing this every month, we'll see.


 I finally hung up my spool caddy
that I found at an estate sale.
It works beautifully!

 This isn't from around the house, 
but from one of our walks 
in the park.
It was so pretty, 
but I can't wait to see some green again!
Bye for now!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Look What's in My Shop

 I recently added some new brooches
to my shop!
They are a product of my love for calico
and folk art.
I really love how bright and cheerful they are!
And they would be great for Valentine's Day 
or any day of the year!
The first one is a pink calico
with a sweet blue bird and vintage posy
 The next one is a fun flower motif
with applique flower trim centers.
 The third is my favorite so far,
with two felt birdies and a sweet 
flower applique trim.
 They look adorable on a cardigan.
I'll have to make one for myself now!
I hope you will check them out at Happy as a Lark Shop!
Bye for now!