This is my new aquisition. I got it at the Roses and Rust Antiques and Craft Show earlier this month. I have since been auditioning things to live in the shelves. This is how it stands today.
I decided to put things I love in the shelves; excluding humans, of course. Above is my representation of the gardener in me. I made the doll for a MEME when I first started blogging. Her name is Penelope Printemps.
This shelf represents my love of fabrics and sewing. When Miss Martie was a little girl I sewed everything she wore. Now I just make things. I am working on a quilt, and probably will still be working on it when I leave this world. Oh! I must put a piece of it here. I found this little sewing machine at the Oregon Street Antique Place. I had one EXACTLY like it when I was a little girl.
This shelf explains my email address. Tap dancing with a group of people, making a rhythmic pounding clatter is the most fun you can have standing up. The silver case is my stage make-up case. We did Variety Shows to raise $ for our school district, under the direction of a genius named Tim Nelson, who had the ability to make silk purses out of sow's ears.
Puppy dogs. ((((Love)))) My angels.
Those Regretsy people would make fun of the barn wood shelf here. For some reason barn wood sets them off! I'm a-skert of those people!
Aphids. Yum. Would you believe it? Ants were colonizing my (What do you call these?) I read somewhere that ants keep aphids to "milk" like cattle? Can this be true?
So I went to the lady bug store and got a pint of them. Lady bugs LOVE aphids.
But first I went to Michael's and got this new toy with my 50% off coupon. It chops out these strips and you roll them up to make a flower. Below are the first two flowers I made, but something wasn't right. All of the petals seemed to be clumped together in three clumps. SO. I read the directions. (When all else fails...) OH! It said to chop out two strips and glue them together Off-Set, then roll them up around a pencil. I used a bit of glue, too.
It is probably better to let the glue dry between. each step, but I'll never know that. It has been established that I am not the patient type.
This one is much better! I made a few stamen for the center. Now What shall I do with them? Let's see... They'll look pretty on a wrapped gift. Is it anyone's birthday?