February 22, 2012

A Bird Collage and Wonderful Soaps

Some days ago I’ve heard a bird singing for the first time this year. What a lovely sound. Spring might be around the corner and with this favorite season of mine in mind, I’ve created this bird collage as a little decoration for our living room.

bird collage3

 

bird collage detail1a

 

bird collage detail2

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I had been lucky to win three wonderful natural handmade soaps from PAULA.  The scents are just heavenly, I wish you could smell them. They look so pretty too, don’t you think? Thank you, Paula!

Paula has a monthly giveaway but if you are not a lucky winner, you can visit her ETSY Shop and buy her lovely soaps and other skin care products. On her blog Living a Blessed Life, she often shares recipes for natural body scrubs, face masks etc. Please hop over for a visit if you don’t know her blog yet.

soaps

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Like many others I’ve now added LINKY FOLLOWERS to my sidebar as a possible way to follow me, if you like. It’s really easy to sign up for it.

Have a great rest of the week!

HUGS,

Julia

 

February 08, 2012

Lace Hearts and Other Valentine Decorations

 I’m back as promised to show you some more Valentine’s creations and decorations.
Sewing some lace hearts was a “must” for me of course :-). 
Lace Hearts by Vintage with Laces
Lace Heart by Vintage with Laces
Lace Heart by Vintage with Laces
Lace Heart by Vintage with Laces
Valentine Decoration: Lace Hearts by Vintage with Laces
A stamped fabric heart “served” in an embellished heart box.
Altered Heart Box with Fabric Heart by Vintage with Laces 
A tag made for a dear friend.
Tag for Valentine's Day by Vintage with Laces
 Here’s a little vignette on a hanging shelf in our living room.
Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
You might remember my vintage metal wash board that I had repurposed into a memo board last year. Now it’s dressed up for Valentine’s.
Vintage Washboard - Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
 Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces
This lovely vintage heart pendant had been a gift from my dear hubby some years ago.
Heart Pendant
I like to include the old type writer in my seasonal decorations. 
Typewriter Valentine's Decoration by Vintage with Laces

 I’ll be linking up with


Wishing you a
♥  HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ♥
next week

HUGS,
Julia

February 04, 2012

A Valentine’s Collage

It seems to become a tradition for me to create a fabric collage for my Valentine’s decoration.  Two years ago I already loved whites and neutrals but still had my fondness for pink as well. Therefore the collage I had created back then was REALLY pink.  The one I made last year was mostly cream and beige with a little touch of pink.

This year I opted for neutral colors only because my love for pink had faded away quite a bit, at least when it comes to decorating. In my closet are still lots of pinks and they will stay :-).

You probably won’t be surprised that the lovely image had been provided by THE GRAPHICS FAIRY. Thank you again, Karen!

 Valentine's Collage

 

Valentine Collage Detail2

Valentine Collage Detail4

I’ve been busy making some more Valentine’s creations and will show them to you next week. How is your Valentine’s decoration coming along?

Have a wonderful weekend!

HUGS,

Julia