Showing posts with label spring time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring time. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thank you........!

I want to say 'thank you' to You All for giving me such a sweet comments on my blog posts lately. I have been joining blog parties for the past 2-1/2 months and I must say that  I have been having a wonderful time so far. It is such a joy  to have met you from  across the globe and I wanted you to know that there is nothing like receiving a sweet and lovely comment from you over a hard working project. And from the bottom of my heart 'thank you so much!' I can honestly say that I am happy to be your friend and my  wish is to continue to support you as well.

Last Sunday I  watched my husband 'Steven' playing a tennis match. And he won! He was so thrilled about this. And as we drove out from the tennis complex to go home I asked Steven to stop the car and take  a bunch of these flowers that grows a long side of the street. I know very well the fact that people does not like you pick flowers anywhere. I have been begging Steven to stop and just pick a stem or two. And so he did this time. These shrub/trees are all over the side of the street in Long Island New York right now. I am sure they are also growing around your area. I love these shrubs spring flowers very much. They are a tree with hard branches and tiny little white or pink petals sometime yellow color too. I wish I had a garden where I could plant these shrubs. And just grab some to decor our home.

I was  worry in the car when saw the flowers were starting to get soft and droopy.  So I immediately put them in a bulbous vase and put some  food flower powder in it. Oh I was so happy to see them starting to get fresh again. Then I took these pictures for you. And in fact they are still fresh in my living room right now.

This is a short post to say 'Thank you' to You All {I am sorry it turned out to be a long one}. And I am thinking about you  and wishing you a 'happy spring time!'

This afternoon I went out around our home  and took a few pictures of trees that are blooming right now. This is the happiest time of the year. The weather is starting to get warmer; cool nice spring weather. Flowers are blooming; I hear birds chirping. People are smiling. Steven and I starting to make plan about what to do for the next 3 months like sports, traveling, party, etc. And what most happiest for me is that my son is here in Seattle right now. And will be coming here and spend some time with us.  I miss him very much! Can't wait to hug him again.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
And happy spring time Everyone!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Painted Spring {With Easter Eggs & Flowers}

I had so much fun painting these eggs with water color for the past few days. I love how water color creates delicate and flowy images and I thought what could be a better object to paint on then an eggs. They look very pretty, feminine and a symbol of welcoming spring time. The hardest part is to empty the eggs. I found  how to empty and blow eggs through Youtube {here}. At first I was a little uneasy about doing it. Blowing raw eggs with your mouth is not something I wanted to do. But I was determined to paint these eggs and I must empty them first,  so I did it! And it was not as bad as I thought it would be. Once you get the hang of it; it was easy as one two three. I only broke one egg!

Once I emptied the eggs I put them in the oven over 200 deg. for about 45 minutes. Then I primed the eggs with white color craft acrylic paint bought at Michaels for only USD 0.69/bottle. The prime coat  is for the water color to absorb the surface of the eggs when paint on. My water color set is Sennelier. 

I love fresh flowers very much. And I also love photograph them. So here are my painted Easter Eggs with flowers ! And forgive me if I posted too many pictures of these painted  eggs.

Thank you for looking !


Savvy Southern Style

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pom-pom Stem Flowers DIY. {It's spring time!}

Spring is around the corner. One way to bring spring time colors into your home is decorating with pop of colors.

I was up very late last night and when wondering around my arts & crafts drawers; found these colorful pompoms I bought a while a go. Continued and curious searching in the bins and drawers then I found this magazine tear sheet I collected and thought someday it might be useful for an inspiration. Well, sure enough I thought; why not making these pompoms into these ball shape flowers just like the one on the tear sheet. I was so excited, immediately I took a couple of pompoms and tried it out immediately. I did not want to wake up my husband by making so much noise and it was almost 2 am in the morning so I continued the next day.

So here they are!

Oh the inspiration! You can make bigger size of flower by building up more pompoms around them. And you can use bigger vase to create open and tall flower arrangement.

The step by step.

1. Take two pompoms by joining and glueing them together.
2. Then glue another one on top.
3. Start building a ball form of pom pom flower by adding one pom pom at a time.
4. Finally the flower pom pom has done.You can make bigger ball size pom pom flower by keep adding more pom poms.

~ Pom poms available at Michaels
~ Glue available at Michaels
~ Bamboo skewer stick available at asian grocery store
~ Porcelain green bird available at Michaels
~ Distressed white tray was DIY by Ellya {here}
~ Varieties milk glass vintage vases bought at a flea market.


Have a nice week-end Everyone ! And thank you for stopping by!