Monday, February 28, 2011

Easter Baskets

I'm working on Easter Baskets this week.....I still need to add ribbons, flowers and maybe some vintage jewelry to this one!! I do love the crepe paper ruffles on it!Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Easter is in the air! Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday....Easter is in the air!! I have been busy making fabulous little Easter baskets. Each basket is made from a vintage Jello mold!! They are filled with sweet little Easter goodies!!

Each basket has a vintage Easter image, and is filled with both vintage and new bits and bobs.
I used sweet vintage ribbon to finish them off. A light dusting of glitter brings them to life.
I must add that the inspiration for these sweet little cups was Diane of Saturday Finds. She did a wonderful tutorial on making Jello Molds into little Easter baskets. She is a fabulous talent, and I thank her for sharing her ideas! After a whole lot of encouraging words from my friends, I have decided that my Easter goodies are going to be listed in my Etsy shop. I should have them available this weekend. Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement. Thank you Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting another fabulous PInk Saturday. It's such a please to visit everyone, and have people stop by to say hello!!

Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Valentine Swap Goodies.....

  • My sweet friend Kristin....of Signs & Salvage and I did a Valentine Swap. I sent her a few of my crafts that I made, and she sent me some of her amazing signs that she makes. I have admired her signs for a very long time, and am so excited to own not 1, but 4 of them now!! I couldn't believe it when I opened the box and saw the goodies she had sent. The signs are even cuter in person than in pictures (if you can believe that)!!

There were other goodies too...candy and things, but I was so excited, I forgot to take a picture. If you haven't seen her blog, stop by, and go to her Etsy store and buy something. You will not be disappointed.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Tricia

My sweet friend Tricia celebrated her Birthday this weekend. My sister and I wanted to give her a gift card and a bottle of wine. I decided to decorate a paper mache wine holder that I found at Hobby Lobby. I LOVE how it turned out. I used a copy of Happy Birthday Vintage sheet music that I had, and embellished it like crazy. I glued a party hat to the top of the lid, I covered the hat in vintage wallpaper, crepe paper ruffles, and vintage paper flowers.

I think it turned out very sweet, and Tricia had a fabulous party. Have a wonderful week.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, February 7, 2011

Gorgeous Ruffly Wreath

While my family watched the Super Bowl, I made another wreath.
Andrea of Velvet Strawberries made one like this last year, and I adored it. I asked her if I could copy her, and she said sure. We had both taken an online class, and it showed us how to make the tea dyed coffee filters. I changed mine up a little bit from hers, but it is the same basic idea.I think the colors are so beautiful. The soft shade of the coffee filters against the bold fuchsia lace is so lovely.
The arrow is so sweet, with the french paper on it. I love the whole thing.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine crafting.

Last night I had a crafting party planned. I invited a group of friends....I cleaned and organized my craft room. I made goody bags for the girls, I made up some kits for everyone. Well, the weather had other ideas!! We ended up getting a foot of snow, and no-one was able to come over. Fortunately Jill (sons GF) was here, so we had our own little party. I made this cute Valentine wreath. I used coffee filters that I dyed with red food color. I saw this on another blog, they had a whole tutorial, but I can't remember where. If anyone knows, let me know so I can give them credit. Well, I am off to make a tea stained wreath now. I just realized my reflection is in the glass. haha
Have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine's in my Etsy shop

Be sure and check out my Etsy shop.....I finally got a couple of goodies listed....I hope to list more this week.
xxoo Valarie