Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Tiny Dancers

I have had some vintage ballerina cupcake toppers for a while now. They have been sitting amongst the many supplies, odds and ends, and general chaos that is my little crafting area. I have seen a few people use these lovely ladies as box toppers (most notable Rhea) and thought this would be a fun project to tackle with my sister, Shelley. Shelley is getting back to the crafty ways of our childhood. She recently purchased letters from Deb and is having fun embellishing them for her room - I'll have to get a photo of them when they are done! Above is a picture of Shelley getting her glitter on.

Shelley picked the pretty pink ballerina and painted her box a lovely shade of lavender. I showed her how to do the crepe paper ruffle and she is a natural! She finished before I did and did quite a lovely job!

This is my box. These were a lot of fun to make and I'm happy to have been able to share the fun with my sister!

This is a little sneaky peek for Jenn and Jacqui. These darlings are flying your way soon!

I want to take this opportunity to introduce a wonderful new blogger to the community. Laura has just started her blog and would love to share her corner of the world with you. She is into many things and has already succeeded in creating a lovely area in blog world. Do stop by to say hi and tell her Karla sent ya!

Now let's get to the business of starting the New Year right. I've already had the opportunity to write out the date on a few checks and notes - isn't it fun to write 2008? I have a good feeling about this year. I was reading of the Chinese belief that the number 8 holds much good fortune and positive energy. I remember I couldn't wait for my 8th birthday - for some reason, I've just always loved the number. This makes me think back to 1988 - hmm, I can't remember if that was a good year or not. It must have been with the double 8s!

Here's to you 2008!


the glitter fairy said...

Happy New Year, dear Karla!
So glad to hear from you. Hope you had a fantabulous Christmas and New Year's eve. Ours were great!
BTW, I LOVE the number 8, too!!! How funny is that? Looking forward to another wonderful glittery and crafty year and hope our paths cross again soon!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Karla! How fun to make those beautiful tiny dancer boxes! Now I'm off to visit the new blogger you mentioned! Have a great day!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you had a sweet time crafting with your sister! And your treasures came out so lovely!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Karla, how wonderful to share some crafting time with your sister.
Happy New Year.

Bristol said...

Happy New Year Karla Love the boxes! Funny i just bought some of those ballerinas yesterday~~~

Anonymous said...

Hi Karla, how nice to make time together with your sister :) The boxes are very pretty. Ooh that little photo teaser has got us all excited, looks soo cute!! We shall pop over now and give an Aussie welcome to Laura! Happy New Year Karla! Jenn and Jacqui

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Karla,
I found you through my friends Jenn and Jacqui. I have enjoyed visiting your blog....stop by and see me sometime!

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fun time you two had (of course, we think anytime, especially crafting is best with your sister!!!!) Wonderful job!

Happy New years blessings,
kari & kijsa

laurainparis said...

Happy New Year Karla! Thank you for such a lovely introduction and for making me feel so welcome. I'm still in awe of how welcoming & friendly the blog world is. I didn't expect this so I'm delightfully surprised. I've been battling a bug over the holidays but you've inspired me with your sweet creation to get back to the studio.

God bless,

deb said...

What wonderful little boxes. What a great idea to use the ballerinas! I can't wait to see your sister's creation! Yes please - post pictures! :)

deb said...

Oh, and I'm off to visit your friend!

Nora Lee said...

Thank you so much for the link back to Hollyhocks site! I am really enjoying the 'blogging community'.

Stop by and vistit anytime!

"Nora Lee's Nook"

tamy said...

what darling decorations!!
LOVE the blue floral wallpapper!!!!
cant wait to see more of the sneak peak....

Flea Market Queen said...

Karla...Your boxes are so charming and making them with your sis is the best part!
Love them...

Anonymous said...

Great boxes! I love them. The ballerinas were very nostalgic to me. I look forward to seeing what you create this year!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to have a sister to do things with! Your boxes are precious.

gold said...

Those are some cute boxes!Hope your New Year is going great!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This is going to be a good year!
Off to welcome this new blogger to town.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I like anything with ballerinas, but those are extra cute!

Teresa said...

What beautiful boxes! I hope '08 brings you much joy!


Bejeweled said...

What fun to create those beautiful ballet dancer boxes together! They both look just gorgeous!

Hope 2008 is starting fabulously for you!!

Sadie Lou said...

Hi Karla!!
I found you on Jenn's site. I'm bookmarking and adding you to my blogroll, what a wonderful blog you have.
I signed up for swap on Eye candy Creations, too!
~Sadie Lou

Anonymous said...

HI Karla,

Thanks for stopping by. No, I did not know about your friends with the daughters from China! Thanks for sharing that :)!

art-creations said...

Happy new yaer to you Karla! Your box is lovely!

Monica said...

looks like you ands Shelley had tons of fun!
Hope you are havinga great NEW YEAR so far~

Anonymous said...

Hi Karla,
I love your ballerina boxes and I wanted to thank you for telling me to tell Jennifer about my using her SIS BOOM paper on my "CAKE" letters; she came by and visited my blog and told me she liked them.
I have a craft day every 2 weeks with a friend and we get more creative doing things together, how fun you have a sister that loves to craft with you.
Enjoy your weekend.. :) Bren

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi! me again!!
Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. I have also added you to mine.

Vicki C said...

Oh Karla I love your tiny dancer boxes! What a fantastic way to use them!

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