I woke this morning to a blustery wind blowing outside of my window. The kind of morning that makes you want to crawl right back under the covers and fall back to sleep. But with a Golden Retriever puppy woofing in that urgent voice, I pulled myself up and stumbled to the door to let her outside. She took one sniff of the freezing air and promptly changed her mind. With much encouragment she decided to go ahead and venture out staying only as long as necessary. Once awake I thought about the day ahead. A perfect day for homemade beef soup. But just like the nursery rhyme "Old Mother Hubberd" my cupboards were bare. So after a quick trip to the local grocery store, I had a big pot of beef soup simmering on the stove. Oh what to do with the rest of this blustery afternoon?? I could take down the Christmas decorations or create something fun in my scrapbook studio. With Valentines Day on the way, and my little shop at Sweetpeas needing to be replenished, it was not a hard decision to make----create!! After gathering my supplies, I set to work. The result.............
I had such fun with these little notebooks at Christmas I thought I might make a few for Valentines Day. The images are vintage valentines that I scanned except for the the little bluebird. I borrowed her from the wonderful flickr site belonging to Elizabeth of Creative Breathing.
Then I created these Valentine peek a boo notes. I love the colors of Valentines Day---so sweet and romantic. I hope you all are snuggled safe and warm today enjoying the peacefulness of a cozy Sunday afternoon.
I have had a request to share the vintage Valentine images that I used for the little altered notebooks. I have added the images. Just click on the image to enlarge. Happy creating. I would love to see how you use them :)
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.