Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gifts and creations

I thought I was done showing birthday gifts, but above is another one that my kids bestowed upon me.
A french script ottoman ~
Of course I LOVE IT!  {birthday was 3/10 and it just seems to keep on going, but I think we are
finally done with the gifts. lol}

I have told you before that most times when I watch tv with hubby I can't just sit there and
do nothing. A few nights ago I hauled out the coffee filters again and made these flowers.
Most of it is coffee filters, but then I plopped a fake rose in the center. It just seems to
fit and it hides the center of the filter. I haven't a clue how I will use these, but maybe for
some of the fairy party decor? Time will tell. I also thought about hanging them from ribbon.

More fake roses leftover so I made a wreath as well. These flowers have been around the block so
to speak. We used them for my daughters wedding in 2003 and have since used them in centerpieces
and all kinds of decor. It was time to do something different with them. Again...will probably hang this
somewhere for the fairy party or it may end up at the Goodwill!! :) 

Do you see my new sign?? I LOVE this too. Another gift {from me to me. lol} I had some
money saved up for this and finally made the decision to purchase it. It takes me awhile to
let go of saved funds, but I am glad I purchased this. Paula from Castle and Cottage made
it and she did a wonderful job!!
{I need to figure out a way to hide that obnoxious thermostat. :}

When I was roaming around in my picture file I came across this photo of stars that I made back
before Christmas last year. These are so fun to make...well sometimes frustrating , but most of the
time fun. You can really get some wonky looking stars if you don't fold the paper just right. :)
Love how most of them turned out though.
{You start by folding strips of paper over and over and then push in the sides to make the
 stars puff up. Very easy technique}

My inspiration board made over for spring.

Happy White Wednesday to all my friends in blogland. I am getting to the place where I don't know if it is
fair for me to "play" on WW since my slow internet makes it impossible to visit very many people, but for
today at least I played along again. Enjoy your day!!


Paula said...

I am totally blown away that you make these treasure yourself! Finding and visiting new blogs like yours has opened up such a world of creativity and talent to me that i am often left speechless. Thank you SO much for the inspiration - I really am in awe. x

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sandi.. Everything is so lovely...I wish I could mister up more energy but I just do not seem to have it as of late...I have not one any creating of any kind...Are you having Easter at your home... I am and just sat and made out menu and grocery list for next week.. I am going to order some potato salad from Pettisville meats as. A second choice of potatoes..yummmmm

Bente said...

Your roses are just gorgeous.


Susie said...

Sandi !!! I love all your gifts. I also love the filter roses. So cute. Smiles, Susie (She Junks)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything is so pretty--love the ottoman, wreath, it all looks great!

Unknown said...

loving it all...aren't YOU the spoiled one?? the ottoman is so chic and i just ADORE that sign!! your coffee filter flowers are soooo gorgeous! wow...can't believe they're made out of paper! and your spring inspiration board is sweet!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh, Sandi! You are so stinkin' talented, girl! Those roses you made look like big, blowsy white peonies! Love them!!!!

Btw - what's the secret for that extended birthday celebration, anyway....??? lol!

xoxo laurie

Lady Pamela said...

Very creative. And such a lovely gift. What a great day for you.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi much to love in this post! Your inspiration board has inspired me to make one for my studio! I also love your ottoman, what a beautiful gift!!

Bunny said...

It has been a while since I visited. Happy belated birthday!
Love your wreath and your gorgeous blog.

Barbara Jean said...

Love your whole display, your wonderful sign, and the collage at the end.
Can't you move your shutters over a bit? Our thermostat works fine with something in front of it.


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Ok, I am pretty sure blogger is messing up again! I don't always get notifications of your new posts!! I am just now seeing this one and love love love the ottoman, and flowers!!!!