This is the sweet little book that my "Big Sister" Karla presented to me at Silver Bella. She volunteered to be my big sis back in the Spring when I signed up. The role of the big sis is to show the little sis around and help them navigate all that is Silver Bella. Since there is nothing "big" about Karla (other than her wonderful personality) and there is certainly nothing "little" about me...I've been teasing her that she's my LITTLE big sis.
Anyway....she found this sweet book on one of her trips to Virginia last year. I was with her when she bought it but she kept it a secret! She took it apart and made it especially for me!
Even the way she wrapped it was special.......She must have an abundance of vintage sheet music with my name because she has gifted it to me a few times! The "Robins Egg" blue ribbon and the bird feather were a sweet little touch!
Vintage wallpaper, little embellishments everywhere....even the little girls have little crown on their heads! (click to enlarge)
I think everyone almost fainted in the glitter lounge when they saw me opening each page!
This is the cone I made in Anna Corbin's class. It was one of the few projects I actually finished.
And this little wool felted snowman. He was one of my favorites! Jennifer Murphy was the instructor and she's been making the most adorable little felted creatures since the age of 12! She brought several of them along for us to see......they were adorable. Just like her!
My other projects are almost completed...I thought I would rush home and dig right in, but after getting sick and having to go to work anyway I just didn't get around to it yet. I did manage to cut some of the fabulous wallpapers and get them ready for my neglected Etsy store.
These papers are so incredibly delicate. They almost feel like chalk drawings when you run your hand over them. They do tear very easily also. The colors just blow me away. I got all florals....four different patterns. I'm excited to share these because it will justify my purchase, and maybe one day allow me to buy MORE!
I've also dug head first into a glittery mess....
I have a huge supply of little metal stars and never knew what to do with them. Thanks to a very generous gift from Jocelyn, I was able to finally try using the REAL German Silver Glitter! Oh it's just beautiful! I will have a hard time going back to regular glitter after this stuff!
So now I have a bunch of glittered stars.....what do I do with them?
I made these cuff bracelets! They are not quite finished yet...I have to add the snaps but I love the way they turned out. I will list these in my neglected Etsy store as well. I hope to have everything listed by Tuesday evening.
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