"One cannot consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar." Helen Keller
Although creep would best describe my latest creation, I'm soaring now that she's completed.
I chose a black pillow for the base of this fabric collage of vintage doilies, vintage trim and this vintage print of a girl in a fabulously embellished butterfly dress. Also added were a few sequins and pink glass beads from the last generation of crafters in the family.
I think it would provide a nice pop of color for any shabby chic setting. Whether on a bed, sofa, or chair she would remind those passing by to release their gypsy soul to new possibilities.
...to my second trip to the Round Top Antique Show in Texas. My introduction to this huge extravaganza was last spring when I just went for the day. That's when I saw miles and miles and miles of tents and I knew I must come back for the fall show. So with two BFFs, we have booked this charming B&B. Knowing that places fill up fast, I was so delighted to stumble onto this little jewel just 15 miles down the road. Oma's Country Cottage had a few open days in between a California lady that comes every year and another group coming the last weekend of the show. And if you are still looking for a place, I do believe there might be a few days open in the middle of the week.
I thought this blue cottage was the perfect post for Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's
If you've heard of Magnolia Pearl, you know what a precious lady she is. If you haven't heard of her or don't follow her blog, I would encourage you to stop by every now and then. I just did and her latest post played on the strings of my heart...who is writing on my slate?
Well now that's food for thought. Another thought I had... maybe someone else needs to hear these words.
Really!!! My heart tugs every time I run past my crafting table. I have two projects developing and hopefully next week I can complete them. For now...it's off to Texas A&M for their New Student Conference. Our only son, our only child will be heading to college in the Fall (end of August). I told a friend the other day that I wondered if it was possible to jump up and down with joy and cry at the same time. Joy for getting him to this point and launching him out into the world and sadness for the end of childhood.
Samuel is an awesome young man and we are proud parents looking forward to this next chapter in his book of life.