I had a short day at work today and the sun is finally shining here, so I was able to get in a nice bike ride. It feels good to get outside in the fresh air. We have had a cool and rainy spring so far, but I must add that I feel very fortunate not to be dealing with all the storms and other tragic occurrences around us. It serves to remind us to enjoy what we have when we have the chance.
I finished painting my kitchen and just picked up two more gallons so I can start on the family room. This is a set of plates I display in my kitchen. I love roses and these treasures were purchased at a garage sale quite a while back.
I also did my first 'paper crafting' project. It's a mini banner. I scanned some tiny roses I had painted, drew triangles and added the letters to it in Freehand and then printed it onto some card stock paper. Next I cut each triangle out and punched holes on two corners, and used stamping ink along the edges to age it. I strung string through the holes and there you have it. It is a mini banner that went to a bloggy friend who makes miniatures. Hint: She is 'sassy'.
Here is something else I have been playing with. Ribbon lanyards. They are quite fun to do. I may try to do a tutorial for those of you that have never made these. They would make great trim on a pocket, collar, CQ block - the list goes on and on. The one on the left is made with two ribbons. I held the narrower ribbon in place as I proceeded. I think the complementary red and green worked up nicely together.
In the first image you can see both sides of the teal ribbon. I just did a short section of the red and green ribbon to see how it would work out. Below is the underside of that one. I would have a hard time deciding which side to use.
Tomorrow evening I will be posting something else I have been working on these past few days (or has it been weeks?), so please check back!