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Friday, May 21, 2010

What I Create

Join in the part of "What I Create" hosted by Andrea of Vintage Bella Studio today and visit all of the chicks who are showing their creations. I seriously doubt you'll be disappointed!

What do I create? What don't I create would be the better question. I love creating...anything. I see something and it will spark an idea in my head and I can't wait to get at it. But mainly, I create a beautiful home for me and my hubs, Love Bunny. I call him that because he's a retired Marine, and he is a love bunny. ;-)

Oh, and the reason these are all different sizes is that I took them at different times with different cameras through the years and since they have sold, I may not have the original article to photograph and do the wider width I'm doing now.

Birdhouses are absolutely my favorite thing to create. I've created several and sold or given them away as presents or giveaways. I use fabric mostly as that's the medium I love most—gorgeous romantic, shabby, chic, roses fabric.

This is a styrofoam form that I decorated with scads of tulle and it sits atop the urn on a plant shelf—see 3rd photo down. It is very froufrou, which is what I love creating most—froufrou.

This is a mosaic I made once with just a few of the pillows I've made and sold or have around my home.

This is just one of several lamps in my home I've redecorated. Some are garage sale finds. This one I bought a new lampshade and added embellishments to it.

This is the urn I made around the Christmas holidays last year with branches and all kinds of gifts I've received from my eBay group and bloggers.

This is my Christmas tree topper I made last year out of a wreath, roses, greenery, pearls and icy icicles stuck in there. When it's on the tree I stick roses on top of that on the tree. Beautiful effect!

I also love decoupaging plates with fabric. They are for show only. You cannot wash them once the fabric is on them, but you can wipe them clean.

Another birdhouse I sold. This was was covered with "icing" and mica flakes.

Birds adorn most of my birdhouses.

Aprons are another love I have. It relaxes me to create and sew them—most of the time, NOT when I receive special orders. ;-) I still have some for sale in my store. This one was a Kaffee Fassett fabric. They are stunningly gorgeous fabrics. Very vivid colors.

Another apron I made from a Cyrus Clark discontinued fabric. I still have a bit of this fabric left and I'm hoarding it! It's beautiful.

If you've read my blog for at least a year then you know how I feel about camping. I hate it! When hubs bought us a pop-up camper I made him promise me that I could froufrou it much as a pop-up camper could be. This goes in it when we set out for the wilds of Idaho. I made it.

I think this little one is still for sale on my shop. It is darling with all that netting.

This one I painted while just learning how to paint roses. I then put German glass glitter on it.

This went to our granddaughter's house for our great granddaughter who is due May 26th. I can't wait. It hangs from the ceiling in her bedroom.

Little cones I've made to hang on trees.

I had to make this for my front door. I told you it's a girly house!!!

These I did for a giveaway and just love them. After I did them I was sorry I gave them away. I still have fabric to make more just like these though. As I said, fabric is my favorite medium.

I love making these cuffs also. They soothe me and are quick to whip up for gifts. This one is not for sale. I made it for ME and intend to keep it. When I wear it to church, ladies gawk at it and ask where I got it.

A hostess apron made for special occasions. It sold quickly.

Baby bibs and booties are also fun to make when expecting a great granddaughter. This one is already in Miss "A's" house. We don't know her name yet so we just call her Miss "A".

And this one is probably my favorite of all I've ever made.

I created this little painting as I was trying to learn how to paint roses. I'm terrible when it comes to rose painting but it's a passion so I struggle through it every few months to see how much better I can be.

I could sit and make these for hours...days actually. They are what calms me more than anything. Coffee filter roses.

Again, shoes for Miss "A".

Ribbon roses are also a mindless thing for me. Just sit and twist. Very calming.

I just started pinning fabric to this form and voilĂ , I had a Marie Antoinette type doll for my family room coffee table.


  1. Hi Connie,
    I loved looking through all the wonderful things that you have created, you are so talented.
    The bird houses are adorable and the mosaic of cushions is very artistic too. So girly girl!
    But my faves have to be the Alphabet letters, just great!!
    Have a wonderful weekend my dear and do show some more of your pretty things again soon.

  2. Your momma shoulda named you ROSE!! That little camper is soooo cute...and I love your ribbon roses. I guess Love Bunny just likes living in his lady's pink house? I once knew a guy who said he liked their frilly master bedroom because he felt like he was sneaking into his girl friend's bedroom!!

  3. Connie ~ Wowwwzaa girl you are a talented gal ~
    I love what you did with the roses and I am cracking up at your camping ~ That is so cute !

  4. What a Wonderful mix of Creations..... Love the collage of all the Pillows you have made & the little Ballet Slippers ~ So Sweet

  5. I love all your frou frou fixings! The bird houses are gorgeous. I picked up some miniature ones from the thrift store to "re-do" for my wreath. I never thought about fabric! I had much rather do that than paint. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  6. Oh, Connieness! You are the most creative Pink one I know! I love all of your girly girl frou frous! Your little bird houses are just so cute, your aprons, flowers and baby things! I do believe you have lots of energy! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Wow Sweetie. I have been away for way too long! You creations are so girlie it just makes me giddy. And your pillows - so so pretty. Love the aprons you've made, you can just do it all.

    I really like the dress forms and the Rose camper. Too, too precious.

    Have a beautiful, bless and fun weekend. xxoo's....Tracy :)

  8. Your birdhouses are amazing! Definately for the girly bird. Love aprons, too. And your tree topper is divine! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hey Sweet Chick, I love all the things you make, but I have to say that last little dress form is to die for. And my most favorite birdhouse is the camper. You are truly a very talented chick and I'm just wondering when you sleep. Beautiful, all just beautiful. Love and hugs, Pat

  10. WOW-ZA! Connie. I love the Marie Antoinette but everything is fabulous ... particularly those little tootsie covers for Miss 'A's wee feet.

    You truly have a frou-frou creative imagination ... beautiful!

    Have a fantastic weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  11. Everything you make is so wonderful Connie. I love your profile pic. You look like a funky chick. :) I am also a stay at home mom and love it.

  12. Hey Connie..I absolutely love your the bib that little camping trailer.your feather wreath..the are a crafty lady..hey how are those eyelashes holding up? have a great weekend..:)

  13. You are so truly talented. I always enjoy looking at the things you make. I think my most favorite thing this time is the fabric cover letters. I need some decorations for my sewing room and I think they would be perfect. I can use some of the stash so I can go buy more. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I just love all the pretty fluff and frill in your creations!
    And that little camper is just the cutest!

  15. Absolutely unbelievable. I am so glad we are having this party so I could see your creations! You do create everything...I can't believe how talented you are in so many areas. love your birdhouses and your sew beautifully! I have been fooling with those ribbon flowers and you make them look so effortless.

    We got started la little ate. Stop by and visit us, if you have time.

    Kat and Suz

  16. oH MY ! you are one creative chick! I love, love the camper, that is so cute!

  17. Hi Connie, You DO create so many beautiful things! I love them all! Thanks for stopping by to see me today too! It's a great blog party! Suzie

  18. You are one crafty chick, Connie! I wish I had time, I would (try) to make some of those frou frou things! Love the little mannequin.

  19. Hi Connie,
    I surely wish I had your creative talent! So many beautiful things you've made! I can tell you love the color pink as much as I do!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Connie- you are so creative! I wish I had 1/2 your creativeness!

    The birdhouses are just so precious- I don't think you can ever have too many of those around the house!!

    Have a great weekend friend! Off tomorrow to help a friend get her house cleaned tomorrow before she goes into the hospital for surgery-

    bee blessed

  21. Happy Pink Saturday, Sugar Dumpling!

    I can't get over all of these neat things you make, Connie! Boy, are you talented or what! Now, you know I'm going to love those bird houses. It's only fitting that a magpie loves those best, but all of it is cuteness. The aprons and the letters and the little booties in the post below and all of it is WONDERFUL.

    Happy Pink Saturday to you...


    Sheila :-)

  22. You are a talented lady! Come join me soon. I would to have you join the postcard exchange! Hugs to you and your beautiful stopping place. Anne

  23. Wow, you have certainly been a busy girl! My favourite is the urn with the it!

  24. You are so right! What don't you make!!!

    It was so fun looking through all your creations and most especially the bird houses! I just love birds and houses. I hope you get a chance to visit my post because I make mechanical toys that move in various ways. And one just happens to be a flying bird and another a little bird house with 3 birds that hop up and down on the roof. : )

    Thanks for sharing your art!


  25. What an absolutely gorgeous post! I can't pick a favorite.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's been fun visiting :)

  26. Hey lady! I've been quite busy moving but am finally catching up to my favorite blogs. I absolutely adore these fabric letters.

  27. Frou Frou....must have got the name through looking at your stuff!!! I love the thing for when going camping! The birdhouses are great, the aprons and the fabric, oh my!! So, your hubby must let you have free reign of decorating the house!!! And, I like the roses, do you do the coffee filter ones? debbie

  28. Connie,

    Your birdhouse, little camper, roses, aprons, and all your other lovely creations are adorable.

    I just love the way you shared everything in the mosaic. They really make you step back and take a good look at all we've created over the years. Helps us pat ourselves on the back.

    xo Cathy

  29. I so love seeing all the pretties you create, Miss Multi-Talented Eyelash Battin' Gal!

    My fav has to be the sweet Antoinette-ish pink dress form!(and that cute pink camper ~ I'm so glad you kept that one!).

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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