Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Peonies



Hello friends!

Oh how I love peonies and soon they will be popping out of the
ground and displaying their beautiful blooms....

Here in the Kawartha's our flowers are slowly popping out of the ground.

A few tulips and daffodils.....The trees are budding and leaves are appearing....

Yes and so are my allergies....Yuck.... Anyone else have spring allergies to pollen and
mould.

But I truly love the birds singing and the rebirth of the plants and flowers and
flowering shrubs.....

Our flowering Almond bush is in bud and usually by Mothers day it is in full bloom.

I wanted to share with you my latest painting....a gift card...

Watercolour Peonies.....







I find painting is so full filling ...just adding paint to the paper and
watching creativity appear....





I have folded my paper in half and taped it to my desk easel
that my hubby made for me....




I get lost in my painting and forget the time...






I also forget to stop....I keep wanting to add more colour here and their...

I guess that will come in time...

What do you like creating and getting lost in time........


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Monday, 4 May 2015

Busy hands ......


Hello Friends!

I would like to share with you a Blanket Poncho that I have just
finished.









It started out that this yarn I purchased awhile back  was for another project then
when I had seen the popularity of  Poncho's I knew I had to crochet one.

Such an easy pattern...

A Double crochet stitch . I crocheted 2 rectangles then sewed them on opposite
corners .....I'm thinking of making another one but in cotton yarn. One that will be
more loosely woven ...more like fish net.

Not a poncho for warmth, but one for fashion.

I love all the colours!

Great with blue jeans, capris....a great cover up  on a cool summers night.

This picture was taken this past weekend at my son's home. We were celebrating
our birthdays together.

                                         
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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Succulents, shopping and tea....


Hello friends..

I wanted to share with you my  beautiful day with out with  friends.

You know it was one of those days where we laughed and walked and talked....

Friends are the best....

We stopped at an antique shop in a quaint small town just north of Toronto
and I spotted this cute china cup ,,, and only $10.00.






It was love at first sight.   I knew it was coming home with me and I knew right
away who I was giving it to. I have an older sister that has Dementia .......She still remembers
me, but not the present. Her short term memory is gone.

I thought that this cute cup and saucer would be a great Mothers day gift for her.




Then we were off to  Garden Artifacts. A gardening  centre that none of the girls had been before.

                    This is where I found this succulent for $2.00.
                     It had such great form and colouring...








I know I bad.....no pictures taken at either location.......I was having so much fun.......
I forgot to take out my phone and take pictures....

We stopped at another little town making our way around and had the most delightful
lunch at Frankie's. Carrot and ginger soup, and Frankie's flat bread with homemade
salsa/bruschetta ...Yum ...Frankie's serves only gluetin free.

Then we walked in and out of shops .....

Just enjoying a the day with friends!


                            Once home I replanted my cute succulent in this
                                                glass vase.
                                        Doesn't it look like a tree?


                                 
     

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Watercolour Pillow



Buz, buzzzzzz, buzzzzzzz.......What am I?


                                                     A Bee of course!


I really enjoy painting!

I'm only a beginner, should take some courses....but I'm  the kind of gal that likes to fly by the seat of my pants...

I know all you artists out there are gasping....OH MY!!!

But what the heck I'm having fun! And that's what it's all about. Right!!


I am finding through trial and error with watercolour it's not as forgiving as acrylic paints.

Too much water and the paint bleeds on cotton and so you run with it......








see ...what I mean.. take a closer look




A big fat bee........




If I get tired of looking at my bee I'll just flip it over
and I have a new burlap pillow.






Today I'm working on another watercolour painting
flowers.....

I might even paint with my acrylics and compare how the two paintings compare....

or not!!

Having fun painting!!


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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Mirror Mirror on the Wall DIY



                                  Hello Friends!
I want to share with you our front hall mirror and the DIY to update it.


Last year we picked up this quaint mirror at an estate sale.


We hung it in our front entrance .

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

FLOWERS ...CRAFT....DANDELIONS.......



              Spring is definitely in the air..... grass starts growing and so do ....

                                  THE DANDELIONS.......

Here today you wouldn't know that spring has come....we had snow pellets than rain...
                                      snow on the ground....

So you will find me in my studio....












               While on Anthroplogie's website I came upon these cute pom pom flowers....
                                                   Pomdelion Bouquet!






                                               

                                                       Oh how sweet!                         I knew I just had to make them.........

 I opened up my cupboard to see if I had any yarn .....hahaha...

If you know me I always have a stash on hand........
I bought these cute Bon Bons by  Lion Brand last fall not knowing what I make with them.

See the bright orange mini balls.....

Out came my Pom Pom maker
glue gun
florist tape
green tissue
scissors
wooden skewers
(or florists metal stems)








with the bright orange yarn I started making small pom poms...
1 Ball made 2 small pom poms...
I only had 2 bright orange balls so I made 4 orange....
and 1 bright yellow.


I took the scissors and gave them a haircut....

Next I took the skewers and wrapped them with the florist tape.
Then glued them to the bottom of the pom poms.






Next I cut out some leaves from my green tissue paper and
glued them to the bottom of the pom poms.


That's all there was to it!

Love how cute they look in a mason jar!




My Anthropologie Pomdelion  Bouquet






Dandelions will be popping up before you know it!

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What's cooking......On the Menu



                    Rainy spring days.....I guess that's what April is.....

               So I thought I would share some comfort food.....

Mashed potatoes
brown beans
parmesan chicken

That's what was on our menu last night....

Parmesan Chicken.....

                                            I use Coconut oil in a hot pan....
                                            1/2 cup parmesan cheese
                                            1 cup of bread crumbs
                                            1 slightly beaten egg
                                            2 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
           
                                 Dip chicken in the egg then into a plastic bag with the
                                 parmesan and bread crumbs...
                                 shake, shake, shake,...
                                  now fry.....at medium heat turning and turning as to not
                                        burn.....about 20 minutes...

                            Easy eh!!





                                             Look how moist the chicken is.....



Then came the dessert.....



                                                        Custard Pudding


I don't make it from scratch....sorry..... I take the easy road....



Bird's custard powder
2 1/2 cups of milk
3 tablespoons of custard  powder
3 tablespoons of sugar

mix in a saucepan over medium heat stirring frequently till
it bubbles and thickens up.

I put berries in the bottom of my serving dishes 
 what I have on hand...
frozen blueberries.
Then pour into the serving dishes and chill in the fridge

When you are ready to serve add a dollop of  Kool Whip...

Yummy!
 A great source of calcium!

Do you eat comfort food on the rainy days?

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