Why wordpress cut me off I don’t know???But then I don’t know alot about this blog thing.
Any way…Back to the altered tin. After a quick sketch of my idea and finding a tin, a Sucrets tin which is different from Mrs. cobs tin, I was well on my way. Finding some already done paper and then shopping for paper clay I began to craft my creation into being. Now WM didn’t have the clear pour which I really needed so without thinking too hard I decided to use glue…as in hot glue. Well…clear pour would have been a lot better. Not being very patient is a lesson learned here. The little house in the pleasantly receive package was used in the top lid. I wanted it to look “set back” as in way behind the trees. Not knowing really how to make this look that way was a challenge but the on SCS the weekly ” lesson” was on painting with coffee. Yes…the drink..coffee. It sort of worked if you use your imagination.
Paper clay is fun but my modeling skills are wanting. But since the “pond” turned out murkey because of the hot glue…well surely you can tell those are Koi fish down there.
All in all this was fun….Will I do another one? Maybe…maybe not to soon.
Thanks for coming by ..Come again and see what else I dream up and “try” to pull together. Practice makes perfect…It just takes a lot of pratice. LOL
Don’t forget…This is the Lords Day…REJOICE
A few days back, maybe a week or so, my dear artistic friend over at Cobweboriumemporium challenged me ….well maybe encouraged is a better word…to give a try to alter a small tin. Mrs Cob does this so very well .She is a master at doing small things well but ….I find my plump fingers get in the way. Any way…I had earlier received a plesant surprise from my friend , the other Beverly. I give the other Beverly credit for pushing my “mojo” back into position after a long many years. This is what I received. See that little english house in the top right corner? Brain storm!
What to do when there are three birthdays so close together? Why….Have one big party of course and that is what we did. Going out in the boondocks to Lovern’s Arena ( North of Philadelphia, Ms.)
we had us a party to put all partys to shame. ( I’m so glad this grandma didn’t get lost because some others did. lol)
The three oldest grands invited their friends, and family too, to ride the bull, catch a chicken and a little pig before taking a horse ride around the arena and finishing up with a buckwagon ride around the countryside.
By special request this grand ma made the outfits for the day. GT got a new pair of chaps and the girls, EA andAM, each got cowgirl skirts and a vest. Cutest little cowpokes out there.
Friends coming to share their special day was a blessing. I think everyone had a grand time at the arena.
On a crafty note…the road out to the arena was just beautiful with Blackeyed Susans and Queen Anns Lace wild flowers on both sides of the road. So…Thanks for stopping by. Until next time…..This is the Lords day….Rejoice.
I don’t know where time goes or what happens to my time but blog time seems to escape routine. It’s not that I have terribily important things to do even though staying busy does help my situation. Busy busy is mostly what goes on here and not much accomplishment. As you can tell from these photos I am behind in sharing my garden….such as it is. We will start with Easter….yep…that far back. My #1 son and DnL gave me this beautiful Gerbera. Not usually being successful with plants like this I have been really pleased. Already deadheaded three blooms and more keep coming. Yea
And then there was Mothers Day. My boys are pretty good at calling or even giving me a pretty card but not usually flowers so it was a wonderful surprise when this showed up on my front porch. Son #2 sent them ( this was the bigest surprise). The little bird nest didn’t look weather proof so after removing it this petunia now hangs on the back porch so I can keep it watered ( I’m bad about letting plants go dry )and enjoy from the kitchen and breakfast room.
Now to the garden…not much but pretty .. The Mothers Day rose ( wild pink ) always blooms for the occasion and the red three Sisters rose is not far behind. The day lilies have just about dissapeared but there were a few.
Easter Lily came in late to the Spring party and then this morning a Cala Lily showed up.
Isn’t Nature wonderful to behold? The roses are struggling but a few are picture worthy.
After the crazy Winter/Spring mix we have had the fruit trees are still in question. Only one fig has any sign of fruit, the blueberries have never out done themselves and won’t again this year and the Pom?…..well…..again it is beautiful but has never set fruit.
After a short break I will take you on a birthday party extravagancea. Three for one.
Until then…remember…This is the Lords day….Rejoice and be Glad.
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