I've been playing....Friday is a good day for that!
Viv of Viv Out On A Whim is hosting a Patriotic Ornament Swap.
I signed up and had so much fun creating a patriotic ornie
for my swap partner, Patti of Paintin-Patti.
She received it yesterday and likes it. YAY!
Can't wait til mine comes so I can show it off! Maybe tomorrow! :)
I sent Patti this hanging paper doll ornament.
I used one of the paper dolls from the repro set I found while out
treasure hunting a couple weeks ago.
The graphics are copies of original paper dolls from the late 1800's.
I used a round balsa lid to give it a little depth and wrapped
some powder blue cord around the edge.
Uh oh, when I turned her over, I realized the back wasn't very
attractive and might be seen while hanging, so I went
ahead and decorated it too. I used another paper doll!
Okay, now here are a few I made for myself...
or maybe one for a friend.
This ornie's focus is a cute puppy vintage playing card.
The heart above him is an ME magnet.
Wrapped the base in red, white & blue cord ribbon
& added a red apple button.
The inside of the base called for some dressing up also.
Yes, that is a cupcake paper behind her head! Used another of
the paper dolls here. I'm not sure if she is quite done yet. She's cute,
but might need a little more "bling".
What do you think???
A painted picture frame lined with white ribbon and red lace,
with a flag pin center; some simple stickers and buttons.
Patriotic cupcake liners with a little lace trim made a great gift tag!
A circle of scrapbook paper in the middle to write on.
Hope you liked seeing them all, I liked making them!
I promised you Hummingbirds.......
Wow ~ we had a heck of a storm yesterday. It was like a mini
hurricane blowing through. Our poor little hummingbirds were hungry after!
Photo is a little fuzzy, since I took it from inside the porch.
Getting ready for his landing!
I frightened them when I opened the door to go outside,
but after a minute four of them came to partake!
It was a "full house"!
Love these hummingbirds, but they are sucking up the nectar at such a
rate I'm refilling it 2X a day! And there is another feeder in the backyard.
Have a great week-end bloggie friends!!!
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