Thursday, May 10, 2012


Finally had a couple days with decent weather.  When my husband was in the Air Force, we lived in Germany for three years.  Our German landlord didn't speak much English, and he always greeted me with the same saying:  "Nice vedda ve ah haveen". Which meant "Nice weather we are having!"

Sat outside yesterday and started gluing these flat glass marbles on an old wine bottle.  I love the way colored glass catches the sun in the yard and hope to make either a bottle tree or single sun-catchers.

Took a walk around the yard after playing with the wine bottle (that didn't sound good, did it) and found the last of the 'shroom's for the year.  Usually we get about 60 in the yard, and this year we found under 20.

Received an application for a craft show in July.  It is an annual garden walk and craft show - I haven't participated the past couple of years, but am starting to get ideas.  I usually sell Halloween and Christmas at shows, but that doesn't sell good at this event.  These folks are gardeners, so I'm thinking about mason jars full of fabric flowers and baskets of fabric apples, pears, strawberries and corn.

Got any ideas for me?  I would appreciate them!



Trace4J said...

Oh lovin that wine bottle. The sun makes it so cool. Awesome mushrooms too.
I love the mason jar ideas.
Im sure you'll do great

Patti said...

Love the wine bottle. I bet that would look awesome done in purple.
Dont for get to some kitties,ladybugs,bees, bee hives,dragonflies and butterflies. You could also do some dolls and have them holding a small bee hive or flowers.

Prim Blessings,

Jackie Proctor said...

So that's what I can do with the odd wine bottle or three I have laying around. Gorgeous! Homespun seed bags bags with stitched labels are always cute and don't take a lot to whip up.

Prims By The Water said...

Love the wine bottle. Not sure on any ideas for the show...only did fall and christmas ones myself. Happy Mthers Day Lisa, Take care, Janice

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

LOL, thanks for the translation of your blog post title, I had no idea what that was! Love your wine bottle, it will look lovely as a sun catcher and morel mushrooms!!! You lucky girl, they are sooo delicious! We get them around here after forest fires have swept through a forested area, the mushroom pickers come out in droves the year after a burn to pick them. They do tend to die out/off as time goes by or so I have heard. Good luck at your craft show, your ideas sound perfect! Maybe do up some of your marble suncatchers too ;O)

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

How about some fabric mushrooms in the jars. Those would be sweet and something nobody would have....your mushrooms above inspired that one ;)

Hi Lisa! Lydia and I wanted to thank you for your kind comments on her blog. I've been away from the computer for a while so this is a little late. She enjoyed every comment she received. It was a pleasure. Thanks for being so kind. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Warm hugs ~ Jenn

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

p.s. Thanks also for your sweet comments on my blog post - it is very exciting. Also thanks for your kind words for my dad. That's one of my favorite scriptures. I keep in on my fridge where I can see it always. It helps to get me through those times when I really need reminding that I don't always have to understand. ...does that make any sense at all?? :)

~ Jenn xo

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Lisa the Wine bottle sun Cather is awesome..
I'm jealous that you found the Moral Mushrooms ..As a kid my mom would send us out muchroom hunting with a big brwon paper bag. We usually filled them.. Now its so hard to find them and oh how yummu yummy they are. My mom would osak them and then freeze them so we had them year round.

wow the ladies had some great idea's.. A summer garden show would be dun to do.You could make the Sunflowers on the springs, or sunflowers on some kind of pole to sick in the ground.
What about flower chimes. they don't chime but look like a chime when hung on a shepards hook. By the way her's a litle hint to turn fabric things into out door items. Simply dip them down in clear Polyurathan (sp) paint or clear varinsh. let them drip dry & dip again if needed. Then they can be used outside.

Have fun creating whatever you come up with!!

Loved the pictures with sayings way to cute!!

Hope everyone has fun at the Cheer competition!


TheCrankyCrow said...

I'm loving the sun catcher bottles....I bet those would be a hit at your show. Also, how about garden markers made out of old spoons (you buy a little stamp/die set and, after pounding the spoon bowl flat, imprint the name of herbs, etc. or short sayings like "grow," etc. Or, windchimes made out of old utensils? Gardening journals? old tin cans wrapped with vintage looking seed containers and then made to hold fabric flowers, etc.? I dunno - I'm sure you'll come up with tons of ideas....My creative genes don't run very deep.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin