Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AFRICAN FLOWER PINCUSHION, A PRETTY CROCHET HEART AND SEA GLASS


HELLO EVERYONE....                 

This is what "My World" looks like today. Yes we received yet another snow blizzard.   A very heavy and wet snow.. The kind that made all my tree and bushes droop under the snow's weight. 




  We now have over 12 inches of snow in our front yard as you can see from our Snow Gauge below....




 But there is A GLIMMER OF HOPE..

Yes Indeed there is.. Below you will see close to the house where the earth is warm you will find   My Wee Crocuses starting to poke up there heads. They truly made me smile today.






  So while the outside world is very cold, blustery and gloomy, inside  I am keeping my Wee Fingers busy creating and

  Dreaming Of Spring!!!!!  vbg
.

 I try to crochet a Dish Cloth but it did not turn out square but it is Sunny and Pretty.  

"To Me Creativity is Inventing, Experimenting, Taking Risk, Breaking Rules, Making Mistakes, and Having Fun...

I think All My Very Creative Friends will agree???




 
I also made a Very Special Gift for a Dear Friend in her Favorite Color of Wine..
 
Heart Sachet with Rose
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The crocheted Heart Sachet with a Rose pattern came from two crochet blogs I visit often. 

 Apple Blossom Dreams and Lavender and Wild Rose .. They are both wonderful blogs with very inspirational and beautiful crochet projects. 

It was my idea to add the wee lace trim around the Heart. 

 What do you think???




  I  have a passion for Pincushions made from all kinds of textile materials..


 I fell in love with this very Pretty African Flower Pincushion and I just had to make it.. 

The  Pattern is by Cherry Heart and the tutorial and is very easy.

   What do you all think???



 I have admired "Sea Glass" for some time but as often as I searched for it along our Michigan Lake Shore I could never find any.

 One day I was visiting Carolyn's Blog called "Carolyn Saxby Mix Media Textile Art and saw some of her most lovely creations using "Sea Glass"she had pick up along the Beach at St. Ives Cornwall, UK where Carolyn lives.


We chatted about the Sea Glass and My desire to find some and she kindly offered to send me some. 

Below you will find a photo of what Carolyn sent me from  her St. Ives Beach.  The shells and the Sea Glass sparkles so and I will truly treasure each piece of the lovely Sea Glass.
 Thanks you Carolyn for the Very Lovely Gift...

  If you look at the photo below the front 3 Pieces sparkle a bit more than the rest of the collection.   A very kind lady told me to put a wee bit of "Hand Cream"  on the Sea Glass and really rub it in and they now sparkle a bit more than the rest.  

What do you all think, should I leave the Sea Glass with the frosty look they have right from the sea or shine them up a bit?

 



 I do have a creative plan for these lovely pieces of Sea Glass. 

I also plan to use the Tyvek Beads Carolyn made me in the Color of the Seas.. The Wine Colors ones are shades of My Favorite Colors.   They are all truly beautiful.....


I will give you all a wee hint.  I plan to do some wet wool Felting in the Spring of a Seascape and then I plan to embellish and embellish this Seascape. 


 I hope you all will come back to visit again to see what My Fingers are creating. 


One of My Favorite Word is "Inspire"....

"I've I have learned over the Years that People will Forget what you said,  

People will forget what you did, 
But
People will Never Forget how You Made Them Feel.. 

I hope I always Make My Blogging Friends Feel a wee bit Happy while they are reading My Blog..


Today is "My Birthday" and I was suppose to leave on a rode Trip today BUT the weather delay our plans.  


So instead I am chatting with all My Blogging Friends which has made me just as Happy.  

Thanks for visiting and Leaving your lovely and Kind Comments. 

Hugs Judy

16 comments:

Lilac Haven said...

We are getting rain/snow mix. Love your projects and envy your sea glass collection. I have made jewelry with what I have found at some of the great lakes.

Rhondi said...

Happy birthday Judy. You are right . There is a great difference in the weather where we live today! I lived most of my life in Canada, so I know what it's like to experience snow like that. I like the weather where we live now much better!

Welcome to Serenity Cove said...

Happy Birthday Judy. Sorry you couldn't go on your road trip.
I'm hoping we don't get too much snow because tomorrow and fri is our employee garage sale we have every year where I work. We usually get a good turn out if the weather cooperates.

I see you are from Michigan. We did a trip up there with a group of cousins. LOVED it. So beautiful up around the lakes. Loved the lighthouses.

babs said...

Happy Birthday dear Judy. Sorry the road trip didn't work out. I heard you guys really got a lot lasy evening and rain today. Hope that doesn't freeze. Love your creations. I like sea glass in its natural state, personally. Your crochet heart is great. Keeping yourself busy.
Back home in less than a week already! Time goes fast!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful!
www.rsrue.blogspot.com
Happy Birthday Judy!

umintsuru said...

I am late to wish you Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day.

Your photos are beautiful. Soon your lilac bush and crocus plants will be blooming. I especially liked the African flower pincushion.

I love seaglass too. Never found any at the beaches here but I did find some here http://umintsuru.blogspot.sg/2008/06/seaglass-from-straits-of-malacca.html

umintsuru said...

I forgot to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog posts. Your thoughts are much appreciated, Judy.

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Hello dear Judy, yes I got both your messages and will reply as soon as I can. So lovely to see you blogging again ... I hope also to venture back to blogging ... some time soon. I will explain in my email reply. So glad you liked the things from my beach and the beads. Have a lovely weekend Judy xx

Carolyn

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday Judy! Sure hope the weather clears up so you can be on your way. :) You certainly have been crocheting some very lovely items. Love the seaglass -- I like the frosty look of it. Take care, Tammy

Solstitches said...

Happy belated birthday Judy. I hope you had a lovely day.
Your heart sachet and African Flower Pincushion are both so pretty.
Lovely sea glass finds.
Hugs,
Margaret

Betsy Adams said...

Well Darn... I missed this post so didn't have a chance to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY.... I have been so busy this week --and haven't been blogging as much as usual. SO sorry...

Hope you had an incredible day despite the snow storm...

Hugs,
Betsy

shirley said...

Judy, I have just realised how many of your posts I have missed during absences. So I am going to start going through them.

Your little crochet treasures are lovely.

shirley said...

A very big Happy Birthday to you Judy. Hope you are staying warm. I am looking forward to seeing your felting and the sea creation.

Have a wonderful day and stay warm.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh that snow – fun for me as I don’t get it here – but I imagine you’ve had enough by now!
Your brave little crocus is preparing itself to put a happy smile on your face very soon!!

I love the African flower pin cushion – love the soft colors! I still can’t crochet, I keep trying but I just can’t get the hang of that “first round” thing – I must be dyslexic!! LOL (if you’ve got the answer please comeback and tell me)!! I’m so frustrated as I see sweet hearts (like the one in your Valentine post), butterflies and flowers everywhere and would love to make some.

Such treasures from the sea that Carolyn sent you – she is a wonderful artist, I love everything she creates.
I will be back to see how you use these!!

Wishing you a very "Happy belated Birthday” Judy – mine is this month, they just come around so fast these years!!LOL
Shane ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! I love your pincushions! The heart crochet is gorgeous! And I love seaglass and seashells, too. We don't find as much seaglass on the beaches that I go to...but I find a lot of pretty shells. Enjoy your treasures!

Chao said...

Wish I could also have such sea glass collection, my personal favorite on your haberdashery craft is the pin cushion it is very lovely and the color combination you used is perfect.

@lavender dreamer there is a place in the US wherein you can find sea glass, I forgot the name bt tow hat I remember it is prohibited to get sea glass.

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