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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Latest Creation

Just so you all know, this post was composed over a week ago and might not make sense because Deb has gotten her prize now. I believe it's the one she would have chosen. Sorry if there is any confusion!

I've been wanting to create something just so very froufrou-y for a while and just have been lazy about it. But I have 2 valentine swaps and a 500th post giveaway and decided to make items just kinda over the top - in a classy way of course. ;-) Can I make ya laugh or what, chicks? So now..........

This will be the first of 3 things I'm doing. So someone has a choice to make today. My Dolly's Valentine Swap partner, Deb, has a decision to make. Are you reading this, Debbbbbbbb?!?!?! You can have this one or it can be one that you haven't seen yet. It's your decision to make. A sure thing.....or a sight-unseen thing? If you don't take this one it'll be the prize for the giveaway for my 500th post. I've told all you chicks about this so if you miss out by commenting on my blog when I post the giveaway prize don't come crying to me as that always interferes with my Feng Shui and I hate when that happens! Ratzzzzzzz ! ;-)

This little jewel is roses barkcloth on the front with a red valentine bead up at the peak of the roof (hidden under the white garland) and roses running along the roof line of the little birdhouse. A tissue paper garland is on the roof and rick rack goes around the bottom. A mulberry paper rose is set on the little perch and on top of the paper garland. I then added a double "skirt" of pink nylon tulle. So this is pretty much it except for a few very minor details also.

This is NOT the blog post to comment on for the 500th post giveaway. I'll let you know very clearly when that is posted. This post here is my 511th. But I'm so astounded that I've posted this many that I need to celebrate. Oooooh, and chocolate truffles will be accepted graciously! Thank you very MUCH!!! :-)

Back is a lovely roses fabric also. But one of the requirements for the valentine swap is that the item has to have hearts on it so this meets those requirements. I put more roses on it than anything though so it'll make a "statement" whatever time of year it is when placed in your home.

Side is a red and white check.

Even prettier in real life, chicks! Promise.........
Clicking to enlarge gives you a much better view also. ;-)

Sooooo it could be Deb's or it could be one of you who takes this home, my sweet cherubs. I'll post as soon as I hear from Deb..........


  1. You make such pretty things, Connie!

  2. adorable frou-frou-ey!!! I love it!!!

    511th POST? WOW!! Congratulations. But, shouldn't the 500th post give-away have come BEFORE this? Or are we counting in a new way...perhaps backwards? LOL!! j/k


    *slinking on out*

  3. Clear as a bell, I would go lovely in my new to me house...hehehe !!!

  4. This is like a confection. What a pretty birdhouse. You have some talent.
    Roberta Anne

  5. You creative little chickie, you!! I love your shares! I also LOVE those great Eastery finds you pictured on that previous post--my heart did a teensy flip flop over that bunny holder for sugar packets! OMG----a beautiful thing!!



  7. Now how could she possibly not want that beautiful bird house. I want so bad to be pain free or at least tolerable so I can craft again. I have fallen in love with pink again and started thrifting for pink. Ya'll have me hooked! Great job Connie. Hugs, Pat

  8. Hi Connie,
    I LOVE my new and very Pretty Birdhouse which arrived today:)
    Thank you so much. Your's will be in the mail tomorrow:) This is my 2nd comment as I think the first one didn't work, according to blogger..

  9. That turned out so cute. Love the roof top!

  10. Oooooooooo i can just imagine a fantasy little bluebird...delicately calling this her home!

  11. Connie that is so beautiful!! Love the roof. Too sweet!!
    Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  12. those are way to cute and would look awesome in my shabby chic 500 posts..I am at 250 I think...course you have been at this awhile..and you blog everyday...I can't wait to see what you have for the giveaway..I entered dollys swap also...have lots of things up my sleeve...hey have you worn your scarf yet? or used your bookmarker? just curious..have a great wednesday...

  13. Well all I can say is Deb is one lucky gal! So pretty.


  14. hello Connie. Oh my what a cute and sweet looking bird house. When you said froo froo you really meant it. lol I really love it you do such wonderful work.


  15. Connie, Gosh what a gem you've made!!! I come for a visit and now I 'm drolling over all the beautiful Easter goodies! Oh girl, you have found some real Spring beauties! Take care sugar, Lori

  16. Ms.Connie.I have an award for you to pick up.It's the big hug one.It's for always knowing what to say and when to say it.You well deserve this one...Ann

  17. love the birdhouse! Sigh....wish I had some kind of talent to create such cuties!

  18. Connie,
    Hello my sweet friend! Nice to meet you...~~big smile~~
    I was ever so glad to get your lovely and uplifting comment this afternoon. I just your spunky spirit. I, to be honest now remember having seen your blog pic here and there where you had left comments before, but never stopped to take the time and check everyone out. Bad Ronda, bad, bad Ronda. Look what I've been miss'in out on.

    I just LUV...LUV...LUV ur blog. My what a crafty and talented lady you are. Oh, and I LUV ur house. So pretty, pink, shabby chic, cottage style. LUV THAT TOO. I only whish I could put things together like that. I have a guest room (now that my sweet son has moved down to the basement, since he won't be here much for the next 4 years or so), that I am just now starting the process of re-decorating. Shabby chic, cottage, & roses are the theme in there. so as I post pic's of the re-do maybe you can give me some pointers...hint, hint.

    I will be back. So wonderful to meet you sweetie.

    Love & Prayers,

  19. Hey sweet chick thanks for coming by and seeing my BIG birds..what a beautiful bird house...and girl I cn't make it to 100 don't know how you did it...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  20. Connie it was so good to see all your new postings. That book must be working :) I love the bird house's so pretty. Beautiful Blogging that's you!

  21. You're a great inspiration! I love birdhouses & need to get busy!

    511 posts - I'm so amazed! I've struggled with my measly few. Congratulations! ♥ Diane

  22. oh connie that is the sweetest
    little bird house!! Hve been thinking of you. Bought some pretty fabric to reupholster some ottomans--yellow with pretty red/pink roses on them.


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