Friday, October 7, 2011

To Blog or not to blog ... that is the question ....

and you might have noticed that lately it has been "not to blog" for me ...
see, I had an owie ... actually its a burn that is now a giant blister on my finger ... I was trying not to pop the blister, but it popped and now i can just bandage it up and type away to my hearts content!

I also haven't been crafting ... but I finally got up the nerve to finish my project ... the one that I burnt my finger on ... thankfully I love my little project ...

it's a whole lot of paper rosettes, it's actually Stamping Up patterned paper, because i wanted something with weight and that would not crush as easy as a vintage book page ... all glue gunned to a styro tree shape.  The base is actually a pin holder from Webster's Pages ... I just love packaging that you can use as part of a project!!!


and I just loved sticking the left over's in a vintage jar with a vintage crochet doily ... I think these will both look cute on the mantle ... well okay, i don't have a mantle, but they will look great on the table!!!   maybe surrounded by tea lights ... and I have beautiful vintagey white snow owl ornaments ... geez ... I'm starting to dream of christmas and it's not even halloween ...

anyways ... I'm finally able to blog and comment on blogs so I will be around to visit soon!

thanks so much for stopping by and visiting!
ps, Honey says "hi" ... well actually it's more of a "woof" ...


ps again, my first photo edit ... this looks so much better now!

17 comments:

Ames said...

Girl don't they sell low temp glue up there? My word, you made a lot of rosettes but I like the look of the tree. It would look good with the garland I sent ya a pic of. I made a cluster of 3 roses and thought ...this is a chore! What can you make for Halloween? I need ideas.
Little Honey is a sweety!~Ames

Andrea said...

So sorry to hear about your owie...I hate burns. But that paper rosette tree is sooooo nice. Great job!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh no Jo, Now I see why you haven't been blogging this week.
Thats what I call suffering for your art!
Your little tree is just adorable!
I'll be pinning that one for sure!
Feel better hun!
Honey looks so darn cute!
hugs Lynn

Pondside said...

Poor finger - poor Jo! Your little rosettes are so sweet, and the tree is going to be copied a lot!

Gisèle said...

I say it was worth it; of course, I am not the one who is suffering LOL. Your tree is gorgeous, what patience you must have...
Honey is the cutest. she or he ?

Hugs, G

Kathy said...

Love love love your Christmad tree!! How did you ever have the patience to roll up all those little rosettes?! Great project! I think I may have to make one too! Hope your finger is healing nicely you silly girl!

Sue in Canada said...

Glad your finger is healing Jo! Poor you! That tree is beautiful!!! I may have to try my hand at making rosettes after all...just love it..and I have that paper too LOL
Scritches for Honey...and hugs for you
Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I am so sorry you are hurt...But, oh my gosh, what a gorgeous tree--WOW!!!!
And your little Honey is precious!!!

XO
Cindy

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Jo!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me. Oh, your poor finger! That looks like a big hurt. I just love the paper rosettes. And yes, your idea for tea lights is a must! That will be too pretty. The tree is too cute. My Gracie says "mew" to Honey!

Warmly,
Sharon

Honey at 2805 said...

So many lovely rosettes and such a beautiful tree! So sorry your finger suffered from this project. Be careful with that glue.

Izzy said...

Glad to see your posting again - hope that the finger heals up to 100% real soon. The project looks amazing, it's so lovely!
Now stay away from glue guns for awhile silly girl ;)

debi said...

I'm so glad your owie is getting better.

Your rosettes are beautiful, and I love your tree. That would be beautiful anywhere!

Sue C said...

Oh Jo! How very pretty!

Judie said...

That's why you should always have a glass of ice water handy when you are using the glue gun! I found this out when I was in the flower industry. Glad your owwwie is better! Love your TREE!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jo,
I sure hope you are starting to feel better! I know how hard that can be....Once I was in a cast for 4 months!
I still typed--I don't know how I did it!

I hope you're resting and taking it easy...sending (((hugs))) your way,
Cindy

laterg8r said...

absolutely DIVINE tree - ENVY!!!!

great photo edit too :D

sorry to hear about the fingie!!

Melinda Cornish said...

ok, I am singing to you..

paper roses, paper roses, oh how real those roses seem to be.............