The snow is gone (for now, anyway) and it is nice to get outside again, but it will be nicer still when the backyard loses that desolate early-Spring look. The good thing about snow is that it covers up all the junk laying around too. We cleaned out the shed last Fall but there were a few things that got dragged out and never quite got dealt with. Oh, well. Spring is for new beginnings, right?
It is hard to believe that this garden will be filled with plants in only a couple of months. I typically panic at some point and start sticking new plants in, only to have them covered up when the giant hostas unfurl.
Thankfully, there are a few signs of life out there.
There is lots to be done, starting with raking up the leaves that didn't get dealt with in the Fall either. Luckily, I have help with that.
While at Michaels Crafts yesterday morning I came across a huge bin of ribbon on clearance for $1.00. Being the bargain hunter that I am, I had a good dig. Most of it was cheapo ribbon anyway, but amongst it were numerous rolls of Martha Stewart ribbon with original prices up to $11.95, all in pretty spring colours.Yes, please! I came home with these -
I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but for now they are going to sit out where I can admire them!
I bought these at Value Village for $3.99 a piece. They are pewter silhouettes, made locally in Nova Scotia. I liked the classic look of them.
Although I didn't entirely hate the frames, I thought they could use a little colour. Or maybe it is March and I just needed a little colour. Anyway, I taped them off and painted them "Calypso Blue" with some craft paint.
I love a project was going to put a coat of varathane on them too. But then I didn't. I'm calling them done!
One of the items on my life list is to "do crafty things". For about a year now I've been perusing blogs and bookmarking things that look interesting and "doable". But I rarely or never would actually do them. Well, no more. I'm breaking out the glue gun and the sewing machine, baby!
There is nothing much easier to work with than felt. Glue guns are a bit trickier (I've got a scar on my forearm from last summer's project where I stuck scrapbook paper to the inside of my kitchen cabinets). But I thought I could manage it. These little babies are inspired by Mrs. Priss' Felt Flower Pom Pom Flower Thingmabobs and Classic Felt Flowers.
Sure, they don't look perfect, and I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them. But they exist, and I made them. And that is good enough!