Monday, December 13, 2010

~ pRETTY pOTS & TaTtEred RoSes

Not too far off before it's Christmas and I still haven't put the tree up or decorated the fireplace mantel; for this year that is all I will be doing ,especially when I have to deal with torn up floors and fallin kitchen and bathroom. As long as the house is clean I'm okay with that but not overly enthused to decorate one bit only I think creating a bit of a warm Christmasy feel for the family is an essential right now. In the events of  last month I haven't had much time to think about crafting , decorating, reading ..... all the la di da stuff that makes me happy when I'm not; I found it too hard and even now I am not myself but again thinking positive is a must to carry on.

On the bright side of things , my husband is home now till after Christmas recuperating from emergency surgery for a detached retina  Dec 9th.....poor fellow he looks more like Rocky these days. Kids are happy to have him home and I guess me as well only he does have his particularities which I had forgotten with him living away from home during the week for the past five years...haha! I'm learning to adjust all over again and miss going to my thrift stores on a daily basis...the truth is out....haha!

Anyway, I am back to crafting and creating and maybe lucky to get some reading time in there over the holidays as well. Still have to go for Christmas groceries which I have plans to make some yummy stuff for meals and sweets and take some to our friends across the street. 
So here is my little craft I made and think it's  quite pretty. Something to brighten the winter blues with a warm hue of pink and glitter for the festive season. I tried to recreate a Victorian candy basket  one could use for the Christmas tree as a sweets basket or maybe a secret ring.

They are very easy to make. I grabbed some peat pots and spray painted them in a cream colour, then I added some mica flakes and a pipe cleaner which I had previously stained with a bit of brown paint for a handle and finally added a felt ribbon border. 
I then added the roses which I had made earlier and added a brooch pin to their backs so they could be taken from the pots and used as brooches. There are many tutorials on the web for the singed flowers and it's all up to you in how you want to create them. I adore the tattered look to a flower , well worn and old , something that conjures memories of a long loved past. Hope you like them. 


Kiki aka Victoria said...

HI Anna..what a beautiful and inspiring are so are super talented! Hope your hubby is well!
Have a fabulous week..and thanks for sharing your magic!
PS I have been enjoying my shell is so special!

Incipient Wings said...

these are so beautiful!love the colors!

Linda said...

Hi, I love this post. Love the pots with the flowers. Sends out a great message of peacfulness.

Annabelle said...

Thanks girls.
Art does wonders for healing. I will post more roses tomorrow that I've been working on these past few days. Hoping to get the Christmas tree up and the fireplace decorated by this weekend.Hope all is well with you all and will drop by for a visit to your blogs shortly. Thanks for the visit.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

beautiful roses - hope that your holiday was calm and warming!
cheers, dana

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