Monday, July 28, 2008


When The Nester first posted this idea of having every one do a post about what they have in their home that is imperfectly beautiful there were so many imperfect things I could have posted about. Not so sure about the beautiful part, though. However, I did come up with a couple of ideas I wanted to can read about those here.

I wanted to show you the finished products. What started out as this: Has turned out as this: I love it. I will eventually do another one with the robin's egg picture in it, but for now I love this one.

And I finally finished this project:

But...I really think I'll explain that one in more detail in another post. I will leave you with this, just to whet your appetite:

I know, I'm such a tease. But I realized I had a lot more to say about it than I really wanted to write here. I'll tell you what, since I didn't give you that, I'll give you something you haven't seen yet.

I had to go back to the area where Hobby Lobby is on Tuesday, so to kill some time before I ate lunch with my sweetheart I spent an hour or so roaming around. I found a frame on sale and bought some felt to go in it. Why? Well, ever since this post from Kimba, I have wanted to do something with my sand dollars I found on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama a few years ago. They've been languishing in my dresser for three years, poor things. So, I finally decided to do something about it.

I took the glass out of the frame, put the black felt in the back, and very gently hot glued three of my sand dollars to the felt. I thought three would be nice since there are three in our family. How do you like it?

I really like how the white sand dollars stand out against the black felt. I also love how there are two bigger ones and one smaller one, just like my Sweet Husband, me, and Kiddo. Here's a closeup of the three of them together:

I love sand dollars. They are so pretty. I don't even know what they are. Shells? Skeletons? Does anyone know? I'm sure if I really wanted to know I could Google it but if I find out they are actually crab throw-up I probably wouldn't think they are as pretty. Maybe I don't want you to tell me. How could I see this as anything but beautiful?

So that's what I've been up to the past few days. Instead of blogging, it would seem. Sorry it's been a bit since I've posted anything, and I even skipped my beloved "My Husband Rocks!" post. He came home dejected thinking he had done something wrong. Bless his heart.

I'll fill you in on that "tease" in a few days. It turned out so much better than I expected. I'm excited to show you!


Blogger said...

I love that pillow and both of your new pictures. Can't wait to see the pillow wish I had a Hobby Lobby by me!!!

Found you through Nester :)

Have a great day!!!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Wow - the frames look amazing. Isn't it fun to spruce things up in such easy ways. I have been starting too many things because I am just SO excited and need to finish them before I start anything

Unknown said...

beautiful! i love these! what great projects. you're so crafty!

The Beauty Bargainista said...

what great ideas! :) I think I have a major Hobby Lobby just made it worse! lol

Anonymous said...

It looks so pretty. I love the picture of the birdie eggs. Looks so sweet with your frame.

Sand Dollars look great, too. We love Gulf Shores. I'm so proud of your work.

Looking forward to your pillow instructions, but I can't sew, so I will admire it from afar.

-- Brandi

Kimba said...

I love it all! Great job on the picture frame.

And that's a perfect way to display the sand dollars. I love them too. I can't believe you found those on the beach!

I love the legend of the sand dollar.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

That is the sweetest nest picture ever... Just perfect! Susie h~

Rachel's Journal Pages said...

NEVER head of sand dollars before - but I think that they are stunning! How amazing to find something so unique on the beach... or maybe not so unique... perhaps you can find them everywhere in US - I've never seen them before.
My hubby too eagerly awaits my Husband Rocks post everyweek and if I am late in posting it (like this week) - he mentions, "You know it's MHR today?" Yes dear, I'll get to it soon...

"Intentionally Katie" said...

Oh man, if I could sew! That pillow looks amazing. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Katy said...

All those changes you made look GREAT! I love them! Isn't it so fun to be creative?? :)

katylinvw said...

gorgeous! you are so very creative! i love it all - the fringe matches that pillow so perfectly (from what i could tell anyway)!

Darlene said...

I love your nest creative and those sand them!!

Trixi said...

You did a great job. I love it!!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud that you have started doing this! You are so talented and now others get to see it come out. You truly ROCK!

The Nester said...

oh my freak I MUST see the rest of that pillow woman!

loving the sand dollars!
loving the nest photo--love it all!