1. Sage & I got our fairy gardens done on Saturday.
I had purchased two galvanized containers at Home Sense.
We bought some succulents, took some moss from a friend
& made some buildings & fairy accessories out of air-dry clay.
Here's what the container on the top step holds.
We created the house front from air-dry clay and painted it with acrylic paints
& clear coated it.
For this house, we just made a front and put it in front of some soil, with moss on the top.
We made a little bridge from air-dry clay and pressed the pieces onto
my woodgrain impression plate to add a woodgrain look.
We purchased the blue stones at Walmart for "water".
We created this litlle birdbath and added a stone for more water. ;)
In the second container, we created a house with four sides.
We also made a little bench (the same as the bridge) and a little bird
and even a book (which I impressed with my text impression plate.)
The last container is a metal pail that I bought years ago at a garage sale
and painted silver.
We purchased these chairs at our local nursery.
We made the table and little teacups from the air-dry clay.
Sage also made a well.
Using my Silhouette, I recreated the diamond from the other two containers
and cut it out, along with our house number.
2. It's been so nice out, we've been riding our bikes/rollerblading (Jonah) everywhere.
I took this photo on the way home from church on Sunday morning.
3. We attended the annual Family Fun Day at Winkler Bible Camp on Sunday.
Austin chose not to come, saying he was too old.
But the four of use had a great time!
The photo (bottom, centre) shows Jonah & I canoeing on the lake.
He decided to stand up and pretend he was in a gondola and even started singing!
He's too funny!
He was trying to freak me out into thinking we'd capsize, but I stayed calm & cool. ;)
4. I bought some Prima Watercolor pencils on Wednesday at my LSS.
I decided to try them out and made this card:
I did some smooshing in Altenew's Frosted Pink on the background.
I stamped the sentiment (from Gracious Greetings).
I stamped the flowers (from SSS's Flowers on My Mind) onto their coordinating diecuts.
Then, I added colour with the pencils and then went over them with a paintbrush
dipped in water.
There's definitely a learning curve there, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
5. Jonah has been counting down the days to today for weeks....
He's taking me out for supper tonight (A&W) & then we're going to see Jurassic World in 3D!
He's treating me -- it's my Mother's Day present from him.
Dinner & a movie with a handsome young man?
Sounds good to me!
Thanks for looking!