Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well it turns out that I am not as good at embroidery as I thought I was.  It terms of not good I mean, pretty lousy.  I take forever at this stuff and got really nowhere.  So I needed to bulk up my craft self confidence so I tackled a much simpler and easily done in one day craft.  I will continue with the thread arts and hopefully be done next week, but you never can tell.  But oh will I be proud when it is done.
 My husband and I built this little farm scene in our backyard this past summer.  We have a cute eight foot windmill and a killer family of concrete chickens.  Our neighbors love those chickens.  People keep asking us where we got them, sorry guys, we got them NC.  We have the windmill and chickens set up in a brick circle filled with white rock.  All we needed was some brightly colored flowers to bring the whole thing together.  For some reason I was putting off making the flowers to finish off the look.  I nabbed some of the white rock for weight and I built us a nice pot of pretty smiling flowers.
No longer will our chickens be without the beauty and allure of fake flowers in country chicken colors.  This seems like a really simple addition but all the pieces have been in my craft room for 6 months.  Ha ha! Another craft-to-be is done!
Sage was happy to give his paws up for the addition of the flowers, Abby just wanted me to throw the wet dirty stuffed dog.  Labs, there is no accounting for taste.

I hope your 2012 is full of finished projects and great new ideas!
Keeping it colorful,
Kelly, the origami ninja


  1. I'm not that great at embroidery either. I just have no patience.... You're dogs look cute as always!

    1. Yay, it's nice to know I am not the only one! The labs are great at using their cute for evil, beware!