Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Watercolor bookmarks with a little surprise...the perfect holiday stocking stuffer

Hello friends, happy to see you again. 
Today I want to share a little something I am working for my little shop in the Fox Den Antiques Mall, here in Warrenton, Virginia.
If you follow me on social media, you know I am a pretty prolific painter. Because of that, I am literally swimming in watercolors!
What to do with all of them???

This week I ordered a paper cutter so I could create watercolor bookmarks.

As you can see, I created quite a few.

I punched a hole in them and added a pretty gauze tassel.

I really love how they turned out.

If you love books, you will love having a pretty floral bookmark to save your place.

Here is my fun surprise.
I have handwritten a lovely quote about books and reading on the back of each bookmark.

It was fun researching all these lovely and inspiring quotes.

I will be bringing these lovelies to my little shop for the holiday season.
I think they make the perfect stocking stuffer for the book lover in your life.
Or maybe YOU are the book lover??
Oh, I forgot to mention, these beauties will be priced at an incredible
$2.00 each!!!
Little original watercolors for your books for only $2.00. 

Until next time.....be kind and stay creative.

PS.....My Society 6 online shop is currently offering 30% off of many of my designs!




Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sending you all flowers

Hello friends, welcome back.
Popping in to send a big bouquet of watercolor flowers
for all of you.


Hopefully, it will help you kick start your week and maybe put a smile on your face.


Until next time.....be kind and stay creative




Thursday, October 8, 2020

It's NEVER too early for holiday winter decor!! My handcrafted old world Santas

Hello friends, as always, I am so happy to have you here.
Today I want to share my old world Santas that I am creating in my studio.
These cute little guys have been so much fun to create. 
They started out as small cardboard cones and little bottle brush trees.
This sweet Santa was created using five mini bottle brush trees, silvered stars, vintage Santa images, and cotton batting. He hangs from a gold cord. 
He will be so festive hanging from a 
pine bough this holiday season.

It is always fun to rummage through my many tubs of vintage trimmings as I create the victorian look of my Santas. Cotton batting, felted wool from thrifted sweaters, paper ephemera, chenille stems, German glass glitter, trimmings, and more.
A majority of the components are handcrafted, the Santa bodies,
 arms, coats, trimmed hoods, burlap sacks, etc.

I really love how they turned out. 

All my holiday creations will eventually be headed to my little shop 
~Merci Belle Mère~
inside
The Fox Den Antiques Mall
in Warrenton, Va.
If you are local, be sure to pop in and check us out.
Until next time......be kind and stay creative