Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This and That

No doubt you know the magical Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist but in case you don't I highly encourage you to head straight over to her blog. Really - stop everything and head over! She is such a delight and her posts are full of imagination and vibrancy. She is always super sweet with the freebies as well. She had free Valentine's tags available for download and now has a St. Patrick's Day version. She also created the template and tutorial for these fun shamrock brooches. I whipped up a bunch for myself and some family and friends. I was working a little faster then Vanessa recommended and ended up gluing down some of the leaves but if you go to her blog, you'll see the fantastic results if you are in less of a rush! They have been very well received here.

Look at this cutie by Karla Nathan! A perfect touch of spring now residing in my dining room.
And check out the fun additions she included in the package! Some glare on the Easter egg card but it is adorable and I was drooling over this fabulous Easter cart vignette!

These adorable stickers are from Max and Bella. They are for my mother-in-law, the knitting queen!

And isn't this precious?! It is a darling pillowcase dress that I purchased from Sugar Sandwich (how great is that name?). This is Katrina's photo. I'm having her send this to a friend of mine that just had a baby girl.
Ta ta for now girls!



30 comments:

shellbelle765 said...

Hi Sugar Bear!

Those brooches are awesome. I'm so psyched that I will be getting one. Is it St. Patty's yet? :-)

Love ya,
Shelley

Liz said...

That pillow case dress may be one of the cutest things I have ever seen!

Rosemary said...

What fun and pretty things!!
Thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

Mary said...

I LOVE it all!! Enough said...LOL

Natasha Burns said...

Fabulous stuff Karla! I love the shamrock brooch - and you are right, Vanessa is like a breath of fresh fun air! I just got some of her postcards, they are divine and she is so talented.
LOVING the birdy from Karla Nathan and those stickers are the cutest! Your mother in law will love them! The little dress is sooooooooooooo cute!!! You're so thoughtful and buy and make the cutest things for people!

Kari & Kijsa said...

You are the best...we ordered our stickers from Max and Bella too...she has the cutest stuff...

Have a blessed and wonderful day,

kari & kijsa

Lori said...

those brooches are cute...love the wreath from Karla...and that little dress is just adorable:)
your MIL will be delighted with those stickers!!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh such pretties from Karla. She is so talented that one.

I love that pillowcase dress! adorable!! And those knitting stickers are so cute.

Monica said...

How fun are those pins?
I have been so busy with caring for this baby and preparing for our trip to Florida next week and our BIG MOVE I havent had any crafting time :(
I do miss it and find myself addicted to visitng you crafty divas for my daily dose of creativity, thanks for sharing with me !!!

Oh and those dresses , how CUTE!!!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful post, and now many more nice places to visit. The brooch is so cute and what a sweet pillowcase dress. Thanks for so much good eye candy.

Beth Leintz said...

You lucky girl to get "the other" Karla's wreath- that is one of my favorite things that she has ever made. She said she was going to give it to me for my birthday, but oh well....if I can't have it, I'm glad you got it! Lol

Donna O. said...

I love, love, LOVE Vanessa! Great job on the Shamrocks, this coming from an O'Brien (okay, by marriage only!!!)
D.

Leigh Ann said...

That dress is divine!

Thanks for the link to a new-to-me blog. I'm going to check out those downloads. I love St. Patty's Day.

CHeers! LA

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thanks again, Karla! I'm glad you liked your blue bird of happiness and it arrived safely.

I adore Miss Valencia, isn't she wonderful? So fun and fanciful.

A Fanciful Twist said...

Hi There!! Oooo, what a special menagerie of goodness!! And that wreath, oh all of it!! And may I say, your shamrocks are adorable!! Did you find them easy to make? I love your very magical delicate sparkles!!!! Toooo fun!! Thank you for taking the time to make those, you made my heart swoooooon!!!

Joy @The Vintage Rabbit said...

Love all your eyecandy!! Thanks for the tips on the other blogs! Smiles, joy

Flea Market Queen said...

Your brooches are darling...I also love a fanciful twist!
Some great goods there, love the wreath...Karla is so creative isn't she?
Have a great day...
Priscilla

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

What fun links. Thanks, Karla.

Joy said...

Oh my goodness the dress is soooo adorable!
p.s. I love Vanessa too - she's such a doll!

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

Cute and colorful clovers! I'll go check out that link, I haven't been there before!

Sweet dress...I'll look over there as well!

*Heidi*

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! What a bunch of wonderful goodies! Just love everything!
Penny

Staffordshire Garden said...

The brooches are so fun and sprarkly, and the pillowcase dress is adorable!
~Shari

The Tattered Rose said...

I just noticed that you're having a St. Paddy's Tag Swap. I am having one, too. Please check out my blog for some St. Paddy's inspiration. I have 18 players and I'll be posting pics of all the tags in the near future. I really enjoyed my visit here. Its filled with all kinds of wonderful inspiration. Cheers, Trish G.

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautiful stuff...so pretty...Thanks very much for sharing!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Ahhh you did make Vanessa's shamrocks! Cool!
That little dress is precious...why can't we dress that way?

Bristol said...

Karla- Love the pins, very cute. Love all your treats.
Bristol

The Tattered Rose said...

Thanks, Karla, for visiting my blog and for straightening me out about the St. Paddy's Day Tags. LOL I don't know how I managed that - must stop blogging and get more sleep (not going to happen). Anyway, I do really love your blog and I will definitely be back to visit. I am watching The Office even as I type this. Cheers, Trish G.

Cathy said...

Sugar Bear, I just love that brooch and birdie. So adorable.

xoxo
Cath

Heidi said...

Hey Karla! Thanks for stopping by my new blog! Yours is just adorable! I've added you to my faves. I love all the eye candy you post! Hope to get to know you and chat more soon!
~Heidi
xo

Jenn said...

What a darling dress, it is just scrumptious!!!!

Hugs,
Jenn

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