Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Photo Overload





Warning - there are a lot of photos in this post! Okay, so you probably already figured that out since I put the photos first but I digress. I have been working like a mad woman on some collages. I'm making them as little treats for my family as an Easter surprise. The first few photos are some of the results. I've also been working on designing some bracelets. No photos of those yet, can't seem to get good ones. Hubby, if you are reading this, a new digital camera sure would be swell! I'm hoping to get some jewelry designs built up so I can open an Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks. I may have bitten off more then I can chew with my nutty work schedule so time will tell. I have bags under my eyes from the late nights but things are always crazy for me this time of year. Christmas time and April/May - major sleep deprivation times for me. The university I work for has three commencement ceremonies and guess who does a bulk of the planning!? We also have an awesome event coming up, Bob and Lee Woodruff are going to be speaking and signing their new book in a few weeks. I am so excited to meet them. They are both so inspiring. I just started their new book In An Instant and already can tell you that it is a great read. I've been fortunate to meet some really interesting people and I seldom get starstruck but I am just so excited for Bob and Lee's visit.

The next photo is an adorable little bunny dish that is on loan from my friend Judy. It is too cute. I am going to fill it with something fun. She also gave me the chocolate chick in the photo. I love the colors and think it is too cute to eat. I'm going to display if for now. People, for me not to have devoured this thing already is a feat in itself. I am a MAJOR chocoholic (as I type with a mouthful of peanut M&Ms).

The next photo is of a cute little salt and pepper shaker set my mother gave me a few years back. Just darling! Again, too cute to use but oh so perfect for displaying.

Lastly I got some great treats from Carol over at Boxwood Cottage. This fabulous egg (oh don't look at that yucky brick fireplace in the background. I keep begging Hubby to let me paint it white - I'm close to getting my way - I think). She also included an adorable chick pressie and some yummy candy. Thanks Carol!
Well off I go. Time to make dinner and I have lots more little Easter crafts to work on! Hope everyone had a delectably marvelous day.


11 comments:

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Fun fun pictures!! It definately looks like the Easter Bunny is getting prepared at your house :) Your collages are sweet!!! We'll have to do a trade sometime soon :) (after my house is clean) Don'tcha just love Carol's eggs? She's classy :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love ALL of your treasures! You did such a good job on the collages and I can't wait to see your jewelry line!

Heidi said...

I love your collages! Think I'll try to make a couple, hopefully done by Sunday, Easter!

Jammy said...

Karla, I LOVE all of your pics. Did I mention I am a photo fanatic?!!!

I love seeing all your precious crafted goodies and finds. =)

Jenn

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Karla! Your life is bountiful!!! Your family will be very happy to get your gifts!! All your photos a great! (oh, my son eded up taking my last two bracelet photos) He is an excellent photographer! Don't worry you will get the bracelelts done in good time.
With Kindness,
Mary

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

First of all- chocolate is never too cute to eat!!!!

Also, I sure understand about husbands and them not wanting something painted white. I lived with a giant, black wood stove in the dining room for years, before he relented and let me get out the high heat spray paint. We comprimised when it was time to buy a new one, we got a sandy colored stove.

Carol said...

Hi Karla,
I'm so glad you got your egg in time for Easter! I love that photo of all the goodies on your lovely turqouise table cloth! Thank you so much for your purchase!

Your collages are really beautiful!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Hugs Carol xox

Feathers said...

Your collages are gorgeous!! All your Easter goodies are so sweet. Glad I stopped by, I've enjoyed my visit and will be back - Happy Easter! :)

karin said...

Adorable! I love the little Easter collages! Your family will be so thrilled.....Karin @ creativechaos

FrenchGardenHouse said...

You are ready for Easter! Everything looks very sweet and festive. Hope you have a great Easter! I love your collages too!

Allison said...

Hi Karla, I've gotten so behind with my blog reading. I see that I've missed several of your wonderful posts. The collages you made are really beautiful - you did such a nice job. Your family was very lucky to receive them at Easter. I also purchased a couple of Carol's wonderful eggs and just love them (you probably saw them a few posts back in my blog). She does some great work. Thanks for sharing you wonderful photos Karla!

allie from minneapolis
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