praise the Lord, the sun is shining!

it has been such a foggy and cloudy winter.
as i am sure most of you have experienced.
i am getting spring fever really bad, but unfortunately i won't be able to dig in the dirt any time soon.
so, instead i decided to make my own roses to display until i can get some planted.
i just took a couple of doilies, folded them in half.
take the bigger of the two, roll it up.

then take the smaller one and roll it up with the bigger one.
add a sprig of velvet leaves and keep it together with a rubber band.
then fluff.
they may not be real,
or red.
but i sure like how they look.
perfect with my dried hydrangeas from last season.

i hope the sun decides to stay out a little longer than it has.

we have only been getting a few hours a week.

now, i know i won't be moving up to the northwest any time soon.

i am linking to twice remembered - make your monday

and to cottage instincts-make it for monday.

and a soft place to land - diy day

i hope to get back to blogging on a somewhat of a regular bases this week. i think the cloudy days have gotten the best of me lately.

i have so much more energy today with the sun rays....

or maybe it is just my coffee.

until next time...


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Nothing like sunshine1

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Thank you for your sweet words over in my corner of the world. I love this dainty flowers. You will have to give me step by step instructions for drying hydrangeas..I would love to have BUNCHES everywhere. I love your little world here. Hope to see more of you.


Jane said...

I am SO loving your doily flowers. They are wonderful. I'm going to give this a try.

Jennifer @ Back at the hive said...

I love the doily flowers. Too cute. I really love the rolled sheet music in the white pitcher. So simple, yet so beautiful.

Barbara Jean said...

These are wonderful!
I have the instructions to do them. so easy, but just never have.


barbara jean

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

Alissa, I followed the linky party over from Cottage Instincts. I do live in the Northwest, and we are having a BEAUTIFUL non winter. We are outside in short sleeves working in the flower beds already. I decided to scroll through your blog and I saw MY CHALKBOARD!!!! Well, almost exactly! I made it a few weeks ago with an empty frame I found at a thriftique... Happy blogging! Karyn

Stephanie said...

Hi, I came over from a Soft Place to Land, and just fell in love with your blog title and your header picture...wow what a great picture. AND! I love the doilie roses! I need a vintage rose flower for a project and I am going to try your idea! Thanks for the post!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I miss the sunshine too, we had 2 days and I was bubbly!
I love your doily roses, they are very pretty.....so dainty!
thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on "thinking outside the box" my silverware box organizer.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

What a beautiful blog you have. The picture on your banner takes my breath away. I am going to try your technique of making wonderful doily flowers too. Thanks for your sweet comment about my egg carton baskets today. I put 2 in my etsy shop & they sold in 20 minutes. I went out & bought more eggs, we'll be eating egg salad for days! Lisa

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Very creative. Love those flowers. I am soooo tired of the lack of sunshine and nice weather. Maybe if I start buying some new flip flops, it will bring summer. If you build it...Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I appreciate it. I absolutely love the banner picture. Makes me want to crawl into it. Gorgeous.

glor said...

I love doilies so I am loving your doily roses. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

I love these doily roses. Such a wonderful, soft, vintage look!

Jen T said...

Aren't you clever! I want you to know that I'm doing this right now!! Thanks for the pretty post & awesome idea.

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

brilliant! Won't you please drop my blog party as well and link to this? i'd love to have you, and the list is open until Tuesday night@ www.creativejewishmom.com
all the best, hope to see you there!

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