Monday, April 20, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally.

I showed these pretty bunnies on my Pink Saturday post but I thought you Blue Monday gals would like to see them. On Saturday night before Easter I realized that I forgot to make my daughter Jen something handmade to go with her Easter candy treats. My husband helped me draw up a bunny shape pattern and I did my touches of ribbon emboidery and look how sweet they came out. One was for my daughter and the other for my daughter-in-law. I'm making some now to sell in my Etsy shop.

Next I have to show you how pretty my next creations came out. They are not all blue but I feel have enough touches of blue to pass for this Blue Monday post. This month for my Catholic Daughters meeting there were two of us in charge of refreshments. It has gotten to be custom that they put some centerpieces out and decorate the table a little, sometimes the girls will give a party favor. The girl that I was working with on this project owns a restaurent so she said she would make the all the food and I could decorate. Sooooo I got my little mind going and thought "how cute it would be to make everyone a little tag with a vintage image on it. It was the day after Easter so we decided to do a Spring Theme. So I went with all the pastel colors of spring.

For the centerpiece I made the floral arrangement, three glass candle stands and also made four cottage chic birdnests, two of them were hanging birdnests. We always draw numbers and give the centerpieces away. I took the pics at home because it was to hectic at the meeting to try and get pics.

Here's closeups of the tags, if you click on the pic you can see a larger view of the picture and see all the pretty detail and bling that I added to the tags.

The girls just loved them. They had never seen tags before and thought they were so cute.

This is what I put on the back of each one.

Well that's it for this week. Thank you so much for stopping by it was so nice to visit with you. Next Blue Monday I will start a three part series of my Americana Bath. So much to see so I'm going to do it in three posts.
Bless you. Shirl


Smilingsal said...

You are quite talented. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

katrina~ said...

Your tags are beautiful! I love the vintage images....Happy Blue Monday.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Shirl, your pictures are lovely. I love the bunnies.

Happy Blue Monday.


RobinfromCA said...

Those little birds nests are so cute! I hope you made some for yourself too!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, I love it. The tags are all beautiful with the graphics and all the details you added. The centerpieces and birds nests are wonderful too. I love the one I got from you and it is in my shabby rose room upstairs.
I bet the ladies loved the graphic tags. I have many of those same graphics on a very large CD. Love to use them in my paintings for a mixed media design.
The bunnies are adorable. I think you will need to make a bunch for etsy.

Got you email.
Can't wait to see all the redos. I know I will be inspired.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You are really talented. I love the table happy to find your blog. Will be back often...hope you will visit me. This is only my 2nd month to lots to learn.

Cass @ That Old House said...

So many beautiful things! I love those bunnies; can't believe you put them together the night before Easter. I bow to you!

And I have to tell you that your Molly the Newf is a beauty. My spaniel Dion would be in love with her, but he'd need a big ladder to romance Miss Molly!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I loved looking at your creative work. Best ... Cass

pughy said...

Those tags are very pretty and the little birds. How clever you are.

Hugs GJ and Carol x

Connie said...

I saw all this in group but it's still gorgeous to look at, sweetpea. ;-)

The Stylish House said...

I am glad you dropped by my site, because in turn I discovered the wonderful work you do! I have enjoyed looking at your blogs and I am impressed! Your designs, colors, and detail to attention are amazing. You do beautiful work! I also hope your son Robert is safe wherever he is at. I was living on the Persian Gulf during 9/11 so I have a special place in my heart for our troops who protect our rights and freedoms. I will hold him in my thoughts and prayers. ~Cathy~

Charli and me said...

Your tags are just beautiful and I loved the center pieces. I can see why the ladies loved them so much. I really like your little rabbits too. You are very creative. I hope you are having a happy day ♥

Pearl said...

What a beautiful table arrangement, and you know how I love your tags! I can't wait for your bunnies to come out. I just adore them

Katie said...

Well you already know how I love those sre bunnies!!!!!!!! Just adorable! Love the tags too, such creative talents!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweet Shirl! Oh how I would LOVE to come to one of your parties! Love all the soft pastels you used & those tags are just awesome! My bird's nest stays out year round in my bedroom!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Loretta said...

Oh I just love your tags; they are sooo pretty! Where do you get the images from? Do you use up a lot of ink in your printer? Whenever I print anything with colour the ink vanishes in no time at all. We have a HP Photosmart all in one printer and the ink is so expensive.

Cathy said...

Hi Shirl,

I can't believe you live in WVA. I wish I had known that when I was there visiting Michele, we could have come to visit you!

I absolutely adore those bunnies and all the other gorgeous things you've created for spring. The colors are so pretty and happy. I love it all.

xo Cath