Friday, April 11, 2014

Peat Pots! Nests! Freebies!

Hello Friends!

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing...
Yes, it's Spring!!
Actually there have been some days here lately when it's been more like Summer!
I'm not complaining...but okay, I am a little.
  I am not ready yet to start wearing summer clothes!

I have been busy this Spring, creating and swapping.
I created this peat pot for a swap I was in
at Vintage Dragonfly.




 My partner was Mercedes, who makes such beautiful and feminine things,
and I wanted to make something I knew she would love, 
using beautiful lace, vintage flowers and a vintage rhinestone button.  

And, as the fates would have it,
we were on the same wavelength,
as Mercedes also had the idea to make a bird topiary!
I love the soft colors, vintagey materials,
and the adorable little felt birdie which she created from felt and vintage fabric:


Thank you Mercedes, I love it!

I joined a card and tag swap at
Wendy's Blissful Arts group,
and the theme was "Spring Nest". 
This litttle fairy image is one of my faves,
and when I saw this Nest and Eggs graphic,
I knew what I wanted to do with it:
 I stitched it onto a fabric piece and onto the card, with a few vintage flowers, lace and moss.

This nest is made with some fine kraft paper shred 
which came in a gift basket I received long ago...attached to a 
branch cut from a die that I've had for years
and I think this is the first timeI've used it, lol:




 I like the fresh look this touch of moss lends to them:

 They went to my partner Kimberly, whose work I love also.

In return Kimberly sent me these lovely cards and goodies:
Very sweet and Spring-y!
Thank you, Kimberly!

Here's some Spring Birdie freebies for you:

 





 
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More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
Lots of great ideas at Show and Tell Friday!  
Lovely blues at Anything Blue Friday!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday!
Creative living, decorating, and craft ideas at Inspired Sunday!
Lovely tablescapes at Seasonal Sundays!
Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Vintage creativity at Knick of Time Tuesday!
Be inspired by Inspire Me Tuesday!
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Beautiful greys at Grey Dey Thursdeys.
Lovely, cottagey links at Feathered Nest Friday!
 
♥♥♥ Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!
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20 comments:

Wendy said...

Lovely spring creations. Thank you for the beautiful images!

JoAnne said...

Love, love, love all your Easter projects Lorraine! I knew you and Mercedes would be fabulous partners but..... WOW!!!!
Happy Easter!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such pretty creations, Lorraine! I love the peat pots. I love using them myself to create with. The birds, nests and eggs on the cards and tags are wonderful. I especially love that first image you shared with the nest and eggs. The vintage look of it will be perfect for a future project and I have saved it. Thank you for sharing!

Patty Antle said...

Lovely creations, Lorraine. Thank you for the inspiration and for the freebies!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I really want to do a peat pot swap :)) yours are beautiful ! and your cards, darn I want to make beautiful cards like those ...
Happy Pink !

Mimi Mama said...

I adore your projects. So sweet and feminine. Gorgeous!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the topiary you created, very feminine indeed. And that nest in the first printable is adorable.

Jeanie said...

I'm into peat pots these days, too! Yours is beautiful! And I'm enchanted by your Nest tag. What a splendid idea and so beautifully executed! your swap partners are lucky!

We're lucky, too! Thank you for the lovely images you shared here!

Jeanie said...

I'm into peat pots these days, too! Yours is beautiful! And I'm enchanted by your Nest tag. What a splendid idea and so beautifully executed! your swap partners are lucky!

We're lucky, too! Thank you for the lovely images you shared here!

Kathryn Ross said...

Lorraine - I'm agog and sighing at all your gorgeous here!!! I've been growing in my own mixed media for the past three years - largely due to participating in a Circle Journal that sent me to the moon with delight and so much I learned. I see I will have to spend some time diligently studying your inspiring site so I might grow more. Maybe someday I can run with the big dogs in Mixed Media Collage-ville!
Joy!
Kathy

Kathryn Ross said...

Lorraine - I'm agog and sighing at all your gorgeous here!!! I've been growing in my own mixed media for the past three years - largely due to participating in a Circle Journal that sent me to the moon with delight and so much I learned. I see I will have to spend some time diligently studying your inspiring site so I might grow more. Maybe someday I can run with the big dogs in Mixed Media Collage-ville!
Joy!
Kathy

Villrose said...

Sweet little nests :)

Erica said...

Beautiful projects! Where did you find the Nest & Eggs image? It is wonderful!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Lovely images of spring. You are very talented.

Janet

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

SO pretty! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for PS!

enjoy your week....

Jillian

Susan Clayton said...

Hello! Featuring your post with a link back on my post Tea in the Library #29. Have a great week.

Susan Clayton said...

Hello! Featuring your post with a link back on my post Tea in the Library #29. Have a great week.

Debra Oliver said...

Love all your precious Spring goodies! the nest tags are one of my faves!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my swoon. I must "pin"!

Have a delightfully lovely Easter.

Dru said...

So so pretty Lorraine - love all your sweet creations. And that kitty video - oh my heart. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter to you, Dru

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