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So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

So many things to show

Hello dear blogging friends!

I'm still alive, just very busy and the day never has enough hours for me. To make up for my long blogging absence I brought you lots of pictures that will hopefully inspire you!

This is my inspiration jar or like Janice from Paper Valise called it an inspiration terrarium .http://papiervalise.typepad.com/scissor_variations/2009/03/inspiration-terrarium.html It works like this, you grab a glass container and sit down at your work space. There you just grab all kind of things you find around you in your arms reach and put them in the glass container and là voilà your inspiration terrarium is ready. I thought this was a great challenge, so I happily played along. Have you discovered Janice's blog yet? It is so ivery nspiring, she is full of fab ideas and I just love it! Go discover her here and tell her that I send you over: http://papiervalise.typepad.com/scissor_variations/

Some more photos

from my inspiration jar:

So have you finished your Easter decorations in your home yet? I started to decorate 2 weeks ago, here are some photos of my Easter home. The next photo is huge and you can enlarge it by clicking on it:

A close up from the things on the mantle:

Sweet LV, our tomcat, is quite confused what the black iron bunny thing is doing on his window sill space lol

Now we go upstairs into my studio, this is just a pretty vignette sitting on one of my desks:

And I finally soldered a 3D reliquary, which I like doing so much that I can promise much more of these Reliquaries to come this year:

I also soldered a few Easter pendants, like this one, with a Dresden bunny sandwiched between the glasses:

Here are some more of my latest solder works. The bunny pendant is sold to dear Kathy in the US and the Girl with the dove pendant to the lovely Katja Fliegenpilz in Lübeck:

Another thing I always wanted to solder are houses. This one is my frist try:

And I also did some spring inspired bird pendants:

The beautiful Ledger paper which I used for most of my photos backgrounds are a purchase from a very nice Texas gal called Jamie, the sweet baby cabinet card is also from her etsy shop called"shoparteology" I found her through sweet Lori from http://myfaeriewindow.blogspot.com/ :

Lastly I like to show you a gift container made for a friends b-day. It's an embellished German paper maché cone.

This week I embellished lot's of German paper maché Easter eggs that I will show you in my next post, or if you are curious you can alread have a look at my flickr photostream that you can always find in my sidebar http://www.flickr.com/photos/98632037@N00/
I also have lot's of my spring garden photos to share in my next post so stay tuned!
Until then I wish you all a fabulous spring time and hope to be back soon!
xoxo Carola


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