Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's Not A Peony But It Will Do For Now

I've been meaning to post this picture for days but keep getting side-tracked by other things.

There are two camellia bushes full of buds in my front yard and last week I noticed one of the buds had opened up. I think it's so pretty.

camellia


I did not sleep at all last night so I'm sitting at my computer now, struggling to keep my eyes open and thinking I really need to go to bed, when all I want to do is make a Valentine pin (felt alert!) or a Vintage Valentine Frame Tray.

Last night, while I was blog surfing, I discovered Gingerbread Cottage via Google News, (Sarah has made some amazing things . . . scroll down a little and you'll see she shares some embroidery patterns, and check out her Flickr too), and that led me to The Little House by the Sea, and decided I needed to make this Mushroom House at that very moment. I printed out the patterns & tutorial and then put it aside to do some cross stitching instead. Crafter's ADD, anyone?

12 comments:

Jenny S said...

Camellia's are so pretty! There were Coco Chanel's favourite flower - random fact I know!

I really want to make a felt camellia someday...
xo

Elizabeth said...

That flower is gorgeous! You could make note cards from it.

marybt said...

I thought you were going to be making stuff. Posting links doen't count. :p Just trying to keep you on task here.

How's the foot?

Loralynn said...

Gorgeous flower! You should make up the Mushroom house! I made it (the shorter one) and it turned out so cute! I'll be posting a picture on my blog in a day or two.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I haven't clicked on all of those links but I looked at that mushroom house, and it's pretty darn cute. I can't imagine having that flower blooming in my yard. In fact, it's snowing so hard right now I can't see the yard. Small sigh.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

As always I really appreciated these links! I really enjoyed Gingerbread Cottage and those adorable little mushrooms! Thanks! Twyla

Bunny said...

How pretty! I'm so envious of your warm weather. :P

Smilingsal said...

I think it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

That flower is perfection! Should we call you Coco from now on??

Those mushroom pin cushions are fantastic too. I'd love to put them on my "list" but it's already about 47 meters long.

P.S. I enjoy a secondary window popping up when I click on a link!

juana said...

The mushroom are sooo cuuute! The camelia splendid. Will you like to take a look to some beautiful peonies? Go to this web page:

http://www.centrobotanicomoutan.it/cbm/index.asp?lang=EN

Threeundertwo said...

I already had the mushrooms bookmarked. I have a severe case of crafting ADD myself, as you know.

Love that Gingerbread Cottage site!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

why, oh, why do I live in the midwest? I wouldn't have to live for summer if I'd move to Cali!