Thursday, June 28, 2007


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Floral arrangement

Oh my sweetpeas are blooming with my daisies, pink hydrangas and yellow roses. This is a beautiful handpainted vintage pitcher that I love using for floral arrangements.

Bluebird & Blackberries


I thought I would share this watercolor painting with you. It is on very heavy watercolor paper.
I had a "moment" this week. We got a new bed, our bed was on a wooden platform. I thought it might be nice to have it put on a metal frame, (so I could stash more lace and buttons!) Well, while I in the bedroom my husband kindly brought in the metal frame and sat it on the floor in front of the bedroom door. Right then the cat chose to make an exit outside (he is strictly an indoor cat). We keep a can of cat food in the kitchen for when this happens. So, my husband hollars...GET THE CAN OF CAT FOOD!! So I run out of the bedroom, stub my toe on the metal frame and down I went...I hurt my left arm pretty bad and 3 days later I am soooo sore!! Well, the new bed is on the platform...forget that metal frame!! LOL Laurie

Monday, June 25, 2007

Pretty Peonies


Here is a bouquet of dark pink peonies, I sat it in front of a vintage quilt. I just love my yellow cup, a white hankie has the sweetest embrodered edgeing. I enjoyed playing with the watercolors by putting the colors from the quilt into the white vase.

Summer Daisies and Cherries



I have been getting requests to show the watercolor paintings I have done from my still life set-ups. I have this red wall in my office and a narrow black table in front of it that I love to set up my still lifes. I have this vintage metal pitcher and this red metal basket I found at my local antique shop. I love this green vase and the daisies came from my garden. I really want to stretch myself and not do a realisim but try for a bit looser, abstract look. It was so much fun to paint.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

garden roses still life


I took

this photo to paint from, the roses are from my garden. Love this old copper teapot.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

still life photo


I took this photo as the sun was setting, I love the way the shadows are on the wall. I painted a watercolor from this

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Still Life Photo


Here is a still life I set up to do a watercolor from.I painted one of the walls in my office this red color...I was going through a red phase at the time lol.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Another Yellow Bird


I purchased a long vine of these great yellow berries, I dissembled part of it to make this great little wreath to put my little wool yellow birdie. The deep yellow bow is made from vintage ribbon.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Charming Yellow Bird


I just had to do a soft pale yellow bird on a silver soup spoon. I found the cutest yellow vintage flowers so I used one with some of these yellow berries. I used soft yellow glitter on the tops of the pins. I have this for sell on my etsy site

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Vintage Ribbon Lace and Buttons



I made this wall hanging at the same time as the sewing machine cover. It was when our local fabric shop got their first color copy machine and they had the fabric sheets that we could purchase...Oh what fun I had! I went through all the vintage books and postcards and sewing machine advertisements that I had collected. Then went through my stash of old pillow cases and buttons and trims.

Monday, June 11, 2007

How cute is my kitten


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Did I ever have a good laugh when this kitten climbed into my back and started playing with the stuffin. I had a chance to make a few birds this past weekend. I put one on an old ladle that had the handle bent so it can hang. Then I went through a box of goodies and I found this black pitcher that I painted with roses. Makes a great vase! I just put this on ebay.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Black Bird on a Green Urn


I made this sweet little black bird out of wool it is my own design, I set him on a pincushion made of vintage lace and buttons. The green urn has a band of black and gold glass beads. This stands at 7". How cute would it look in a garden setting, on a shelf or table.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Fabric Postcard


Here is a fabric Postcard that I made. I used stamps and I hand painted the bluebird and heart. I added vintage lace and buttons and a touch of glitter. It goes through the mail just fine, if you have your postal person hand cancel the stamp.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Sewing Machine Cover



This is a sewing machine cover that I made a few years back. I entered a contest using this pattern, Hoffman fabrics put it on. I won second place in the U.S. I used vintage items that I had, like the buttons and needle card packets and photo copied them onto fabric. Vintage buttons and lace for embelishment and the fabrics I used the back side of some and others I gave them a little tea bath so everything would have the same tone.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Old Chairs for a $1.00




I picked up these 2 ugly chairs for a dollar each...You cant pass up anything for a dollar...right. So I brought them home and gave them a good hosing down and my daughter gave them a great coat of paint as a finishing touch I painted roses on the front and back and seat...Now they are going to this wonderful outdoor market that I will be a part of later this month. Check out their website
http://www.willownest.net/index.html

Yellow, White and Red