Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poppies and Cicadas (ewww)!

Can't get this image to turn!!! You can see the Cicadas on the tree, they are 13 year Cicadas, they do no harm, these little guys were laid as eggs 13 years ago, now coming up out of the ground to mature and mate, lay eggs and die.
I know this picture is gross, but this is one coming out of his shell (molting), yes they have red eyes. The birds are feasting on these little critters.
Another image I uploaded wrong, sorry. Love this climbing rose bush.
Poppies, little ballerina dancing in the wind.
Look like crepe paper.
A whole troop of them. Have a great Sunday... go to church!
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Red Silk ribbon rose and a couple drop cloth pillows.

I took the wire out of one side, singed the edges (see my post from yesterday) and used my trusty hot glue gun.
It's a little more than 4 inches across.
And an antique glass button for the middle.
I love drop cloth fabric, I used a graphic from Graphics Fairy and then I used a zig zag stitch to sew on cotton cording that is usually covered for welting, talk about cheap!
Blue Ruffles, brown silk and a drop cloth fabric rose to finish off the second one.
How cute (and inexpensive) is that!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Silk Ribbon Rose Pins

I removed the wire from one side of the ribbon and just gathered and hot glued it as I went around. I then glued it to a felt circle, and glued a pin back to it. A few beads added to the center and Voila!
On the brown rose, I removed the wire from one side of the ribbon and singed the edges with a candle.
Easy Peasy, as they say - yet beautiful!

Thursday's gardenview