Saturday, April 25, 2015

My sister's beautiful tropical garden paradise.

I would like to take you on a little tour of my sister's garden paradise, what a blessing it is. I love her space because is always so inviting and constantly changing, she loves to play and rearrange her garden art. My favorite feature in the garden are the metal butterflies because they look so beautiful intermingled in the over grown foliage. She has lots of  cute sitting areas, hidden little garden paths, lots of wind chimes, a bird feeder and even a two sit swing. But, my favorite spot has to be that garden bench with the comfy coral cushions. I'll take a good book and some cold pink lemonade, please. 

I guess you can say that gardening is in our blood. Maybe because my dad was a farmer in Cuba and then became the owner of a nursery/grower here in Miami. My fondest family memories are those early years in the Nursery. I still remember my dad giving me his daily late afternoon tours. He would show me everything he had accomplished that day. We would walk around and talk about any new arrivals, an interesting customer and of course his folky jokes and stories . Sometime I would be ankle deep in mud with frogs all around me and not a care in the world. I guess is safe to say that every garden reminds me of my dad.       

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Making home made stencils.

So I found a few tutorials on YouTube on making stencils with a wood burning tool. I pretty much had all the supplies needed. So I  headed for Pinterest looking for images that I thought would make great stencils.  I made copies of all the ones that I loved and went for it. The plastic that I used was from the kind you would use with an an overhead projector, are they still around?  
At first I thought the plastic was kinda flimsy, but after a few coats of paint they firmed right up. I still have lots that I must try and make. But at least for now I got it out of my system, lol. 



                           
                               You know I had to test them, the problem was that I could not stop.




Sunday, April 12, 2015

Orchid, LOVE.


My hubby came home the other day with this beautiful Orchid. It still had not opened completely, so I got to enjoy it for a while. I used this beautiful pot that my sister had passed on to me. I'm not sure if I like the Orchid or the pot better?   





Monday, April 6, 2015

Everything is blooming.


 Spring is here, yay. It's such a joy to be outdoor now, it's still some what cool and very pleasant. Been cleaning up a bit and re potting some plants. I so need to get more dirty and fertilizer. I'm planning on getting more miniature Roses latter on today, going to give them a try again. I had some a few years back and I moved them around a bit and they did not like that at all. 
Enjoy these beauties.  






Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter goodness.

This beautiful Easter card I received from my sweet friend Bobbie Lynn, her cards are simply precious and I treasure every single one of them. Love the cute image that she used. 




This is a new addition to my Easter goodies. This so cute, kinda smaller than usual cookie jar. I love the soft pale blue color and the sweet little bunny. I found it at TJmax. I think I'm going to leave it out all summer long.



As far as crafting Easter projects, all that I've really done this year is this little wood banner. These wood bunnies I found at the Target, the minute I saw them I just knew they had to come home with me.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mix media retro purse.


This little sweet  purse was given to me and I love it so much. I started by cleaning it up a bit and then I primed it. I thought I would just use paints and stamps but of course  I could not just do that. I took out my napkins and started playing with them. I finally finished by sealing it, to protect it a bit. I think I'm going to used it to keep my thrifting money in it, lol.