Button mania! I've stuffed my overflowing buttons into some old jam jars and decked them out with lots of tiny millinery blooms.
Did anyone see all the big, blooming hats on Mad Men last night!!!??? I couldn't even pay attention to the story, I was so overwhelmed with the millinery at the Derby party.
The styles and clothes on that show always grab my attention, I'd watch it even if it didn't feature such good writing.
(These jewels are available in my Boutique and the jam jars are on Etsy)
I've been enjoying going out for walks on them myself. But while out there, I noticed the Canadian Thistle had gone a bit crazy. I know that thistle is considered an noxious weed, but I've always loved it. This drawing, is one that I did at age 15 for a biology class. Its the drawing that made me realize that I wanted to be an artist.
To this day, I keep this ink drawing out on display. You don't want to do the math to know how long that has been.
Why don't I think of that more often? I am finally gaining the wisdom that comes with age (or getting lazy).
So, while Ryan cleared the field of thistles, I was free to foof the Fairy Berry Trail!
Ace Hardware had some clearance garden decor that was just right for out there. Wind chimes with doe-doe birds, and bright metal flowers on stakes. Sugarwings will be excited when she comes home on Tuesday (she spends a few days with her Hippy Chick Mommy and other grandma every week) I love to surprise her with new additions to the trail, she always notices right away when we go for our walks along the path.
And how perfect was this? Its a gift from a buddy who knew I'd love it for the trail. And it is very fitting now, my handsome husband has been expanding the trail, so that now it goes up the hill from the valley it was first made in. He and Sugarwing's Daddy took a chain saw out there and cleared a path through the brush. (We'd do anything and everything for that fairy baby)
So, I've nailed this plaque to a tree at the top of the hill, at the beginning of the walkway.
Sugarwings can't read, but we will both stop and read it together every time we go into the woods.