Is it just me or has anyone else ever found themself saying yes to so many requests, special orders and making promises that all need to be kept that it simply overwhelms you? These past couple of weeks have been just like that for me. I always think that I have way more time then I actually do. As a result I was unable to participate in the last two Rednesdays hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World" . With my deadlines all met, I thought I would once again join in the fun and share something red today. My first red item is my new blog header. I tried my hand at creating my own . I have always loved the reproduction fabric from the 1930's and thought it would make a fun background to showcase pictures of my family. I am not a digital scrapbooker but this banner was fun to make---hmmm I just might have to give this digital scrapbooking a try. The second red item that I would like to share with you is this little tusie musie that I created. I participated in A Swap forall Season's tusie musie swap and this is the gift I made for my sweet partner Sarah.Her favorite color is---you guessed it---RED
If you would like to see pictures of the other tusies musies that were created, just click on this link. There really are some beauties!!! I know these next items are not red but I also wanted to share the other goodies that I sent Sarah along with her tusie musie. First this little bluebird of happiness bookmark and a scrabble tile necklace for her daughter Grace.
And this little birdy banner for her other daughter, Jilian.
I really enjoyed making this banner. The bird image is actually cut from a wonderful piece of fabric that I recently purchased from an amazing fabric shop that I just discovered. I love the look of mixing scrapbook paper and fabric in my projects. I had some extra fabric so I decided to make a similar banner for my etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by to visit today. I hope you all have a HAPPY Rednesday.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.