Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just a Few Things to Hoot About Today

I wanted to share a couple of tips and tid-bits with you today.
See this amazing brown wool fabric? Well, guess what??? I got a big piece of it a while back, from Goodwill. Don't forget to check their fabric aisle when you go. : )
And speaking of fabric. This (below) just came in the mail today. I ordered one yard of this (very nice quality) "document" fabric from Ballard I'm thinking about recovering a lamp shade and maybe making a pillow or two. It will be A LOT cheaper than buying one of their ready-made shades out of the same fabric.
Next...these little green glittered beauties (the pumpkins) were found in the Target Dollar Section for $2.50 each, just today. They're about 8 inches tall. Run, don't walk! :-D
Remember last year when my whole universe was consumed with Sara's wedding and we were painting all these frames off-white?
Well, I always loved how enchanting these photos of the fames turned out, in the trees.
So I decided to try it again with some of my wedding couples. : )

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one!


mysteryhistorymom said...

Your creations just get sweeter and sweeter! I LOVE peeking in your shop, Mary Lou!:) Lori

Sara Shoemaker said...

what a happy post. I understand the tree photoshoot now! so cute! that owl just gets me Every time. and that tweed fabric is amazing! I never knew they had a fabric section there till you showed me. love the birdies!

Jessabells said...

Hey M.L.,
Hope your doing great! I definitely agree it is cheaper to buy the fabric than to buy the lamp. lol.

The owl is adorable and so are the birdies!


Farnsworths Forever said...

Love that cute little owl!!!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

that owl is just oo cute!!
Our goodwill's (all 4 of them locally) ar awful when it comes to fabric. Salvation Army or Mission is better.

I kinda like those frames in a tree, too.

I've been showing my daughter your wedding posts--she's getting married next May. you've given us lots of inspiration!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Aaaah! Your fall header is up and it's always! Nothing could be cuter than a tweed owl...and I love his eyes! Were you giggling while you made him? The fabric is dreamy...can't wait to see your creations.
Always love to stop by and visit ML!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I adore the green glittered pumpkins!!!
And your birdies are so darn cute. Tweet Tweet!!!

beckaboots said...

I love putting things in trees! The trees in my backyard are too small to really put anything in or hang anything from them but once they are big, I'm putting lanterns everywhere! :)
Love the owl and the wedding birdies!


CosmoGirl Carla said...

Thanks for sharing some great stuff with us! I will definitely have to remember to check for fabric next time at GW. Great snag on those Target pumpkins too. And, of course, your little wedding birdies are just adorable.

Have a great weekend! :o)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Loving the frames in the trees! I always check the fabric aisle at the thrift store--found some wonderful bargains there. I've been drooling over that Ballard fabric.

Stacia Freeman said...

I love your owl - so cute! Do you have a pattern or just did it from scratch???

Lynn said...

I love your photo at the top of your blog. Beautiful fall mantle!!
I love the pictures of the frames and the wedding birds in the trees. I will check out my Target later today if we go out anywhere.

Jacqueline said...

Good morning dear one!

You never fail to inspire me...enough said...
I have to get to my happy room and craft!
Making baby matchboxes today for a shower tomorrow!
Thanks for fun idea on those picture frames. We are in the process of hunting for a wedding location. I have a very modern bride to be I'm finding out...
Hubby camping, wife crafting!

~ Laura said...

I SO love your style!!! I was ooohhhing and aaahhhing through this whole post!!! :)

I especially adore the glittery green display!!! You're amazing!!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm loving that document fabric & can't wait to see what you do with it!!! I loved seeing all your frames & jugs hanging in the trees to dry last year & your little birds look quite at home there too! TFS!! :)

vivian said...

Ive never seen a fabric section at a thrift shop. but what a great find. the little owl is adorable. Cant wait to see what you do with that document fabric. I can definitely see it as a lampshade or a pillow! cute!
have a good night.. back to the couch I go with my cold!

Celestial Charms said...

Oh, such goodies in this the fabric you purchase, both the vintage and the new. Fabulous!

GrandmaBev said...

Love it all.

Diana @ The Rader's Digest said...

Let me know if you ever put a cute little owl like that in your store. There is a special place in my heart for owls.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, Mary Lou, that is just the cutest little owl!!! I love him.

Also, your little wedding birds (and the frames) look great in the tree!

Christie Bryant said...

LOVE your little owl and the bride/groom birdies are so adorable! Love that you photographed them in the tree.

kim said...

do you sell your "wedding couple" birds?

kim said...

do you sell you "wedding couple" birds?