I'm feeling kind of random today so I apologize if this post goes off in too many directions! I have a good friend that will be moving to sunny Florida in a few weeks. She is making a major life change so that her husband can pursue his dream. I'm excited for her but will miss her terribly. I have many friends and family moving lately. In addition to my Florida friend, my cousin is moving to Georgia, another friend is moving to North Carolina and yet another friend may be moving to Pennsylvania. I'm envious in a big way. I would love to strike out and try a different state (preferably one with no winter :)) but I don't have the guts. Plus my family as well as my husband's family are pretty much all right here in Connecticut. Hubby and I have been tossing the out-of-state move idea around a bit but I don't think we would do it unless there was some fantastic job offer for one or both of us. I do hope to have children in the near future and would like to be a stay at home mom so if Hubby does get a great job offer, hmm... Okay, I digress. The photo above is of a collage I made for my Florida bound friend. I used some vintage wallpapers as well as some Martha Stewart paper. I found the vintage 1950 FL postcard at the flea market. The note on the back is to a friend informing her of the sender's sister's death - I won't let my friend know that part! Can you imagine getting a postcard with a sunny FL illustration only to read about death?! The crepe paper ruffle leaves a bit to be desired but I've gotten some great tips from Heidi and Natasha so I'm well equipped to better my ruffle skills for future projects! The entire collage was inspired by a circular collage Andrea recently showcased. Speaking of which, Andrea is opening her own web boutique! Check out her blog for all the details.
This adorable little guy is from Natasha. I just love her work! I had thought I missed out on her new batch of soap holders but she saved one just for me! It is looking quite at home right by my sink. Natasha has requested some photos of Connecticut so I hope to take some scenic shots this weekend and post them early next week.
Above are some photos from a lovely home/shop featured in the latest issue of O at Home. I apologize for the photo quality. She converted a barn into a hat store - I LOVE hats! I'm one of the only ones (okay the ONLY one) that will still wear a hat to Sunday mass. My family thinks I'm out of my gourd but I tell them it takes someone with confidence to pull off a hat when no one else has the guts! What are some of your "gutsy" habits?