Sunday, January 16, 2011

Makin' stuff...


The upside of playing helpless and laying low is that I've had plenty of
time to get out into the studio and finish some of the projects that I had going on.
I am feeling a lot better than I am letting on....lest someone (hubs)
thinks I should be cleaning house or something.


What do you think of my muses?
I found these guys in an antique shop last week.

They are sitting just above the sewing machine.

I think I have a crush on the second guy.



I showed it to Dale and confessed my feelings for Mr. Romeo, but reassured
him that I wouldn't be packing my bags and taking off with him,
 because I'm pretty sure he's already dead.

((That last guy in line looks like he's been to the saloon, and stayed a little too long.))





Okay...
to be truthful, these are what I get my inspiration from.
While I was trying to be good and stay down
I took the opportunity to look through these issues for inspiration.

I am always amazed at the content of the Somerset publications.
So many talented women in the world.




This little iron pot is full of unfinished projects that I haven't made it to yet.


...and the one on the second tier of this little wire table.





...but I did get a good start on the ones that were in this little white box.




Inside were all of these garment tags that I have been saving.



I don't know why, but I just can't throw them away.
They are the perfect beginning for these tags.



So I have enjoyed making these...




and these...

These are little drawstring gift bags I made for Christmas to put my families gifts in.
thank you Suzan for the great idea.

I personalized them with pictures I had taken in the garden and
around the house.
 I hadn't finished the two of these before Christmas, but they are finished now.





At yard sales, I buy every wire lampshade I can find, no matter what condition
the outside covering is in.
I especially like the ones where the wire is rusting or has a nice patina to it.
If the wire is brass or shiny, I wrap it in muslin before embellishing them with vintage
lace and other bits.
I was able to work on several of these this passed week.








The shade below is one I finished in November and have it in my living room.




More wrapped shades to work on this Winter.



I'm still working on this one.
 It will probably get some chandelier crystals and lace. (or something)
I usually am never happy with my first attempt and keep trying until I like them.




If they are covered with old silk I will leave it on, now matter what shape it's in.
You know me...the more tattered the better.

A table full of projects.


This little box is full of sachets waiting to be sewn up and adorned and then filled with
my own home grown lavender from the garden.











hearts all stuffed waiting to be closed up

While writing this, I realized that I really haven't finished anything this week.
Just got a little farther ahead of where I was before.

So, for just a little longer, I need to squeeze more mileage out of this 'down time'. 

What do think....another two weeks?????? 

The house ought to be good and dirty by then!



111 comments:

Junebug said...

I say milk it for 3 more weeks. Just think of all the projects you can get started in that time! I love seeing that there might be one or two unfinished projects in your studio. It makes me feel a whole lot better. In case you have forgot I'm moving into your studio soom, LOL! Continue to take really good care of yourself! Many hugs your way!!!!

Barbara Jean said...

so fun post!
What is to do on the shabby wired basket? It is perfect, as is. =)

love your little hearts, and those bags are sweet.
Are those tags with the lace and hearts and buttons on them? I love them. An idea we can borrow??

blessings and thanks

barbara jean

Attic Charm said...

Ummmm Juniebird, you're making my head spin. I don't accomplish that much when I'm healthy, let alone recovering from surgery. Such prettiness, all of it! I love that you reuse garment tags, they sure are way more beautiful after your magic touch. ♥Laura

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, I cracked up when I saw that picture! I have one of a friend of the aunts and uncles who raised my dad...which means he was born in the 1880's...but he is/was so darn handsome I wished I'd have been born earlier! Oh, well, I'm sure I would have been too tall for him anyway! ;}

m ^..^

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

June, I wish my unfinished projects looked half as pretty as yours! Take it easy!
Julie

mudderbear said...

Oh you clever, charming girl, you!!
I heartily condone getting all the rest you can. I am trying to teach that principle to my pregnant daughter. And it is a delight to discover it's alright to make little hearts..or doilies, whatever...without a particular plan for them in mind. I always felt a bit guilty putting the time into these project with no actual plans to use them. I love the lampshades. It is very tempting to take the shades off lights because, to me, the more light you can get, the better. Now I know how that problem can be solved. This has been a very useful post for me. Thank you. And DO take it easy for a good little while. Can't hurt a thing. You are wonderful ^.^)

mudderbear said...

P S and the photograph too. Totally delightful. You have really made my day!!

Kate said...

JUne
I am inspired just looking at your photos!!! What a lovely time of rest for you to renew and recharge. Such a terrific post

warm wishes to you
hope you are doing well
xo
Kate

Pondside said...

So many pretty things! I hope you are able to eke out just a little more time in your sweet workroom - do you think your story might hold for another week? I hope so!
Your inspiring fellows make quite a team - that second one has a real sparkle in his eye.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Wow ~ I'm totally impressed with all that you are accomplishing even though you are recovering from surgery! I'm impressed! I love all of your projects and especially your wrapped lampshades. So cool! Thanks for making me laugh as well...the best part was the comment about running off with the "dead" guy! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! ~Stacy~

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
you made sooo wonderful romantic things, so it dosen't matter if the one or the other thing isn't finished... sometimes the way is the reward.
warm wishes and enjoy the way...
Bine

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour June, I think you are doing well ;-) and I agree: at least another 2 weeks, so you can make more of these inspiring posts for us! I love everything you made. I have a drawer filled with garment labels too...
The lampshades are adorable. Oh to have such a great time creating, one could easily forget that you simply need it to recover! I'm happy to hear such cheerful and positive sounds from your direction. But who wouldn't be happy with such a muse ;-)!
Have a great week, happy creating, hugs LiLi

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely post - you have been busy, sorting and planning. Don't overstretch yourself though, after surgery. I love the little labels - well, I love it all actually! Take care.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi June, how are you, sure recovering fast..Love...
Oh its so real post... treasured junk, unorganized projects... its all real I enjoyed a lot while reading and seeing it... such a full of life post... Reality post...
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, I literally am breathless looking at all that crisp, fresh and BEAUTIFUL WHITE that you are revelling in! I do hope you are better and coming back to good health, but you really are enjoying some crafting time and it is a wonder. I too am enjoying this time of finishing off our renovation and addition, and this spring and summer, we are going to have so much fun.

Thank you for adding so much beauty to our lives!!!! GOD BLESS YOU, Anita

Alaina said...

Glad to hear you are recovering well. I love all of your little projects, my favorite is that you use those old tags, funny I held on to them too, but they got tossed because I really didn't do anything with them. Now I know what I can do, such an inspiration you are. I love those little hearts, I think I have that fabric too. Enjoy your continued rest.

Custom Comforts said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better, but I won't tell. Such pretty creations made out of love and sweetness. Every photo is gorgeous and like out of a magazine.
Take care.
Cindy

sissie said...

Oh Jane, I could go on and on and fill up a page just talking about all your wonderful projects and singing your praises. I love them all. Just looking at your uncompleted projects makes my heart sing!

I would keep the sympathy coming for a little longer for sure. Look at the fun you are having! When I had surgery a few years ago I would wait until Mr. Sissie left the house and I would get out of bed and do some things, then when I he came back I would get back in the bed and tell him how weak I was! LOL, LOL, bad girl!

Do you have a shop Jane where you sell all of these lovelies or an etsy? If you don't, then you should.

hugs and get better.

Sissie

Teacup Mosaics said...

June, You are an inspiration even when you are not feeling a 100%. Yes, an inspiration, your little projects urges me to venture in the Queens Room and finish those projects that need just a little more attention. Stay on the wellness track and hey the house is going to be just fine.
Take care and enjoy snuggling inside.

Claudia said...

I love all your projects, June, not to mention the pretty photos of your studio! Go on, take more time for your recovery, my friend! You deserve it.

xo
Claudia

Barbara said...

Loved reading this post, June. Your projects look like such fun and you always have an interesting one ahead of you.
But take it easy, there's no rush. Coddle yourself and be spoiled. Your projects will all be there for you when you feel 100%! (Even the dirty house)

Polly said...

Hi June! I am crushing on number 3 myself...he looks a little ornery and cool with that hair of his! :-)

Well, this studio of yours is making me drool! So much eye candy! And so many wonderful projects I see have been keeping you busy as you mend. I'm glad you are feeling better!!

Thank you for this inspiration this morning! I have not been motivated to do much of anything and this has helped! Thank you sweet June!!

xo

Polly

Jacqueline said...

Dear June,
I'm so pleased to hear that you are on the mend and getting back to your crafting and making beautiful things. I love the old sepia photographs and always wonder what sort of lives they had. I don't think that there was anything materialistic about it and I think that they all worked hard but probably still enjoyed life. We have so much now and take it all for granted.
I know exactly what you mean about the labels. I have a Wedgewood Victorian jug and bowl in our bedroom and it is FULL of them. Some are works of art and I cannot throw them away either.
Enjoy your recovery period June but, I can't see you malingering for very long !! XXXX

The French Bear said...

June, you make me chuckle over the old photos, I often wonder about the people in them and many times I image all sorts of things!!! Your guy is quite dashing!!!
If you can accomplish that much in a week then I say enjoy some more time!!! Love the bags and tags, I really wanted to do that this year, and try to be ready for Christmas next year.....I am going to start in July and remind everyone who wants to be done ahead of schedule to join me in having Christmas in July!!!!
Love your whites and the puffy hearts, sigh, so pretty!!!
I agree with Sissie, you need to sell those lampshades!!
Have fun creating and take your time getting plenty of rest.
Hugs,
Margaret B

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

Wow, I have just had the most breath taking time looking at your blog. Everything about it has made me giddy. It is just dreamy. I so glad I have discovered your sweet place and your charming personality.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

You are so full of inspiration!!!!!I am going out into my studio to get some things done today, Thank you!!!!!Take all the time you need for 'down time'. It is better not to push yourself;) lol
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Petite Michelle Louise said...

absolutely jaw-dropping loveliness! sigh....

MJ Ornaments said...

I'll take the 3rd guy in June, he's pretty cute, but hopefully not too short for me. I think I'll name him dead Fred. :) Have you ever hung your lampshades from the ceiling, then hung trinkets from them? I love all the ones you've made. Next time I'm at a garage sale I'll look for one.
Enjoy your downtime! XO Martha

p.s. I'm waiting for more glass to make you your heart, so I'll shoot you an email when it's done.

Sandie's Patch said...

Was that 2nd from the left or right? LOL!

I love the crafts in your room, so much space too!
I have a roomful of 'U.F.O's'!
Take care,

Sandie xx

koralee said...

So beautiful my friend....I would never leave that room of yours! Yes...a little more down time is just what you need...go for it!

Hugs. xoxo

Ozma of Odds said...

...all your unfinished pretties are like beautious flowers in an indoor garden, becoming even more lovely at the turn of your hand!
Take a few more days my friend, and let them continue nurturing YOU!!

xo, Rosemary

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dear June, sooo glad to hear that you are mending nicely, but I should think another month before you'll be forced to all in hand again! No need to rush things ;))))))) Hee Hee!

You things are so lovely, but no more than I would have expected from someone as lovely as you!

Take care, sending hugs
Jane

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh June,
I love that sweet, beautiful touch you give to everything. Just take it easy, sometimes it's great to have a lot of things going at once, just stirs more creativity (in my opinion ;)

Take it easy!
xo~Tracie

Karen Valentine said...

Oh June! Once again I find myself going... what is she talking about?? Where the heck have I been? I have been trying so hard to keep up with all my favorite bloggers so I don't miss anything important.. and I went and blew it again! I am so happy to hear that you are well on your way to full recovery from your surgery. I agree, being bed ridden stinks!!

I do want to say that if I were to ever be able to come and play in your studio, I would never want to leave. How can you not be inspired to make beautiful things, when you are surrounded by so many already??

Let your hubby take care of you for a few more days and have a wonderful week!
xo,
Karen

Sharing Shadymont said...

If you get all this done during "down time" what is it like when you're "up"!! B E A U T I F U L!!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

So glad you are feeling better.

Thank goodness for the guys holding up saloon guy, don't think he would make it otherwise.

Love those gift bags you made, they are gorgeous along with all everything else.

Have a beautiful week and take care.

Sandy

robyn said...

SO MANY GORGEOUS projects..I love the tags AND the lampshades! SO VERY PRETTY! Thanks for entering my little contest!

Ann Marie said...

So grateful you are playing while you rest. :)

Such pretty things.. and in such good hands..

Take ALL the time you need to recoup! XO ~ Ann

Dorthe said...

June- I love this post,--
all your beautifull startet creations,- the lampshades-hearths,and the tags from garnments-wooo they are lovely, dear--also all the pouches waiting for lavender--I wish I had so many unfinished creations-that would mean, soon finished projects, to go into my shop!!!

Husg,Dorthe

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi June, so glad to hear that you are doing so well. You have so many wonderful projects in the works. I save garment tags, too. Heck, I save just about everything! :/ But my tags never turn out as beautifully as yours. Hope you are having a warm and wonderful day. Best wishes always, Tammy

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi June...so happy you are feeling better and are back to creating! Take things slow though!

xo
Sandi

Riet said...

Hi dear June. What a great hobby, making lampshades. I never tried that before for the rest I have a house full of all the unfinished goodies like you. Maybe I will ever find the time to finish some of it. Have a wonderful week.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh, I am sure you must need at least 2 weeks to feel "a little stronger".....you don't want to rush anything....I sure wish I was nearby....I think I would grab me one of those lavendar hearts....you surely wouldn't miss one in your "weakened condition!"
Really, I am glad you are feeling better and soon will be 100 percent...have a great week.

d. reyné said...

Hi sweet friend!
Your workroom filled with unfinished wonderments lets me know I am not alone!
I too have MANY incomplete projects sitting about!
I did mange to get a few finished this weekend though!
I love the little hangtag bookmarks!
They remind me of you!
Have a blessed evening!
Hugs,
Donna

Candylei said...

How can you stay down where there are so many goodies all around just waiting to be played with? Thank you for taking us in your studio. The lighting is spectacular and your little bits of robin egg blue here and there. I'm in awe!
We're to get more snow tonight.
Hugs,
Candylei

Denise said...

Oh you have been busy! I love love love those lamp shades!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SWEET JUNE! You are tooooooo kind! I see your creativity and it takes me back....way back in my seat as I enjoy these crisp, clean images in perfect white. I cannot get that look out of my camera, but I am hoping with my two new WHITE ROOMS, more light will come in so I can highlight some of my works. THANK YOU PRECIOUS JUNE! I hope you are feeling much better these days!!! Bises, Anita

Caroline said...

June, you are one busy lady....glad to hear your feeling better. Your tags and lamps are gorgeous, and I enjoyed seeing your creative space.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

your studio is so beautiful. i really like the lampshades. ive never seen this done before, but then im not so crafty :)
~laura xx

Angela said...

Bellisima June! I think you should submit picture of your lampshades to Somerset and submit the tags to Somerset Greencraft -both are repurpose to something romantic and simply lovely! You must be feeling lots and lots better which makes my heart glad!
Blessings! :)

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening June
I am glad you are taking it easy and enjoying your crafting time. You are so creative..I love your work! Take care my friend!
Hugs,
Wanda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

June, I would squeeze every moment out of your down time. Your photographs are so lovely! The lampshades and tags are gorgeous and I am loving the wire rack.
Hugs,
Sherry

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Somebody must be feeling good... got those creative juices flowing! ;-) I love the tags with the little hearts on them and the lamp shade is sweet! All of your scraps inspire me to want to get craftin'... but I haven't crafted in years. I love all of the cheery spring time colors in your pics, too... brightened up this gloomy winter day for me. :)
Oh... and you gotta go for at least another two weeks... really milk it, girl! ;-)
Enjoy your time, my friend!
xoxo,
Jo

sweetpea said...

hello my sweet friend. milk it for every sweet second you can. i'll never tell... the dust will wait.

hugs,

shelley

Carole said...

You have no idea how happy I am to hear I'm not the only one that saves old clothing tags. I threw one out the other day and fished it out this morning to make a tag....I'm hopeless!
LOVE LOVE all you've been making. Now I'm jealous and need to get some down time and get somethings started. WHo am I kidding that's all I do is Start!

ok back to ordering perennials...ugg!

hugs,

Carole

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello June... love all your gorgeous photos!... and those little hearts you are making are precious!... I don't know about Bachelor #2... he looks a little wild to me, tee hee hee!... cool old photo though... fun to make up little stories about them... so glad you feel like doing your crafts... xoxo Julie Marie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Every single one of your projects are lovely! I would love to grown my own lavender, I will check into that. so you wondered if another 2 weeks would get it done.....Us crafters are never done LOL

Carol

My Shabby Roses said...

June, glad you're on the mend!
Thank you for all the wonderful pictures. I just love visiting blogs that have a lot of pictures. I'm always in for a real treat when I visit yours.
It looks like your studio is a wonderful place to create.
Glad you're having fun!
Debbie

A Fanciful Life said...

Holy Moly! Well, I'm impressed. I have to say you must have a lot of energy - good for you! It all looks wonderful. I also save my garment tags - there are so many interesting ones. I haven't used them yet, but I just know they will be good for something. Yet another project for a future year!
Glad you are feeling so well!
Sharon :-)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi dear June, It's great to hear that you feel good enough to get out into your studio and play. Your tags are very pretty and those gift bags are adorable too. I also love your lampshade projects. Over here not too many lampshades seem to make it to the flea market, especially hardly any older ones. That's a shame.
I'm sure your hubby was very happy that Mr. Romeo is six feed under already and you therefore wouldn't leave him ;-).
Warm wishes and hugs to you,
Julia

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I see you are busy even in your down time. You have lots of beautiful projects on the go.
I am glad to hear you are on the mend and haven't lost your sense of humor!

Take care,
Carolyn

The Rustic Victorian said...

Ahhhh,, wonderful post June, I can hear the happiness in your words. Lace is always therapy isn't it. Take it slow, enjoy every minute.
♥♥♥
Marcie

Privet and Holly said...

Girlie, even your
half-finished projects
look just beautiful...
YOU simply have the
touch ~
Love how you see the
glass half-full and
are taking advantage
of your recuperating
time to feed your
creative soul.
Enjoy!
xx Suzanne

Cottage Garden said...

So good to hear you have been well enough to potter in your studio June. Although potter is probably the wrong word - such industry - and such loveliness - I can hardly breath:-)!!

Now in my opinion Miss June you need at the very least another two weeks rest and 'down time'!

Enjoy.

Jeanne
xox

Diane said...

Why finish anything too soon, it all looks so pretty in your studio just the way it is. You don't want to spring back too soon now. Diane

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The body must mend even though the soul is inspired.
Take all the time you need to return well and refreshed.
Susan x

Victoria said...

Hehe, that comment about your muse was funny:) It actually looks like they've all been at the saloon too long and are holding each other up!

Your creations are gorgeous, I wish I could think up things like that! I'm glad you're feeling but don't overdo:)

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh June, You have been one busy girl, making so many pretty, pretty things..... This was fun looking thru all your goodies. The lampshades....yummy, I love lace on anything including ruffles. I absolutely go crazy when I see anything with those two things. The little lacy tags are wonderful too.... You really need to sell some of these things.... I would be the first in line and if I had to- be kinda rude for anybody getting in my way. haha No, I guess not! Anyways I'm SO glad your feeling much better.

Much Love to you and sending warm HUgs*

If I had to pick a guy from the bunch... It would have to be the second too... See, there you go.... we would have to figure out how one of us would get him..... LOL Any suggestion??

saltbox treasures said...

Oh, your creations are lovely. Are they for sale? I also have saved clothing tags that were pretty and just turned one last week into a luggage tag. Just love your stuff!
Glad you're doing better.
~ Julie

victorian parlor II said...

It's all beautiful! Of course, now I am feeling a bit unproductive. I think I need to pull out some of my unfinished projects and get to work:). Thanks for the inspiration!

Blessings,

Kim

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Wow June!
Where to begin....well lets just say I'm typing one handed as I go thru my fabric scraps looking for bits to turn into bags, sachets & hearts! My favorite are the re-purposed clothing tags tho. I want to kick myself, can you imagine how many I tossed over the holidays? I shop at Kohl's a lot & one of the benefits is the tiny little safety pin thingies they use on the clothing tags. They are rounded & perfect for hanging buttons & things onto collage with. Beautiful post friend, so much inspiration! Lisa

Cat & Cricket said...

June~ In complete awe..mouth watering..drool dripping..creamy dreamy awe!
So so beautiful.....
Smiles~
Cat

Rebecca said...

Hey Dear Girl
I say milk it...for all its worth :)
Your studio looks better than mine... I won't even go into all the projects I have just hanging there.
Just have fun...
Love ya
Rebecca

wendy said...

well, I have HEARD it takes months and months to recover from your surgery.

love everything you do!!!!! gorgeous creations.
gorgeous creative YOU

Sharing with Sherri said...

So glad to hear you're feelin better Junie... but you know you really should take it easy a bit longer. Definitely NO housecleaning. A little crafting will be okay but you must reserve you strength for all that gardening that will come in the spring!

Warm hugs, Sherri:)

suziqu's thread works said...

So good to hear how well you are going but I do have to say from the first photo to the last one there seemed to appear many more projects being worked on! But you are having fun I can see that and, oh well, the cleaning will still be there in 2 weeks and do you care???
Love, Suzy

Zuzu said...

My goodness, June, you've been busy, and everything is so pretty!!! This is what you call down-time? Oh my. I've been such a lazy thing lately, completely engaged in reading! :)

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Hugs,
Zuzu

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh June, that is almost toooo much prettiness to take in. I love the lamp shades, I have never tried that, just leaving them al la natural. Thanks for stopping, funny APB for my arrest for painting my antique table! Your photo's are just breath taking!!

Carol

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi June! I hope you are still recovering nicely. Photos of your craft room always make my heart beat a bit faster! All the white with bits of aqua and pink, all the lace and other pretties... oh, it's just too much beauty in one little space! I could happily live there! I cannot wait to see what you do with those bits of unfinished projects and lampshades. I have on that I have yet to pretty up. Now you have me inspired to do so. I always love seeing your beautiful aqua ladder with linens hanging on it! So much inspiration!
Hugs,
Michelle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

p.s. I LOVE the hearts! I must learn to use my sewing machine!

Lovey said...

Hiya June! I love this post...so full of life. I'm glad that you are doing well. Heart you...

The Flying Bee said...

Hi June!

I have to tell you I have just been sitting here enjoying your blog so much. It is absolutely gorgeous! I am drooling over all of your fabulous pictures! I love the studio...I could play in there all day!

Hugs,
Adrienne

p.s. rest as long as you can! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi June,
I'm from a small town in Idaho also. Can't remember how I found your blog but I love it. And from
what I read and see, you are a remarkably beautiful person inside and out. What a gorgeous studio and
creations! You take the best pictures ever! Thanks for blogging,
it has enriched my life!
Cathy (Orofino, Id)

Felicity said...

Wowee June!

I've discovered you via Naomi at Sevencherubs.com and am so happy that she introduced you to me.

I look forward to following your beautiful blog.

Best wishes,

Felicity

Tammi said...

Your blog is gorgeous, I too came via Seven Cherubs and so glad I did.

I collect clothing tags and lamp shades also and love what you do with them.

Love your creative space, is it delightful.

Tammi x

Anne Marie... said...

at LEAST another two weeks (lol)

if only I could sit with you and get all that done...you could open up one beautiful shop with all your creative ideas June...

what a fantastic working area!
have a great rest of the week...and I do hope you are feeling better.
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Deedee said...

Wow, June! Even when you are under the weather you are busy! What beautiful things you've made- these lampshades are just gorgeous. I think of you as the rust and lace lady. What a beautiful juxtaposition of things you create!

paperbird said...

hello dear june. you are amazing and so very talented. i am so happy that you are doing well. your photographs are so pretty- they feel like spring and i needed a bit of spring sunshine today.

have a beautiful weekend.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Junie!

I'm so happy you're feeling better, but I agree..... It's a great idea to keep that information under wraps... :-) Might as well milk it for all it's worth, right?

Loved all the beauty in this post... YUMMMMY, as usual.... I always pop by for a bit of sunshine!

xoxoxoxo

Spence

Vicki said...

Hi, June, I am so glad you are feeling better. I have had that same surgery so I know what you have gone through. You always having the best artistic ideas. Love how you wrap and embellish those lampshades, and of course, romantic hearts of any kind are always a favorite of mine. Well, I say stay warm, rest, and let Dale continue to take care of you!! Sending hugs and love to you! Vicki

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey so happy that you feel good enough to sneak around and do your lovely pieces.
This post really put a smile on my face which is what I really needed tonight.
Love all your pieces especially the lampshades.
Hang in there and if I were you another three weeks should be about right. lol
Take care of yourself and have fun while recovering
Love
Maggie

Sofies Haus said...

Dearest June, I am so glad you are getting better! And what a great place..lokks like in paradies!!!;-), hughs ANja

Marydon said...

G'morn, June ~ OMG! You are an exquisite designer! What do you do with all these creations? Do you have a shop? They are divine ...

So glad to wrote me you are doing better, that relieved my concerns.

Well, I got sick so I didn't get back to you, but I am doing better now. I'll check back this week sometime with you ... so enjoy chatting with you. One day that cup'o'tea will be in your gardens ... so love to see all your treasures.

Boy do I ever wish I'd known you do all these things before I started parceling my stuff out ...

Have a beautiful week. TY for your prayers, they are deeply appreciated.

Hugs & love, Marydon

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi my cute little friend, I'm sorry, I haven't been around for awhile, I need to go back and read to find out what has happened to you. I'm so happy to hear that your mending. It's a good sign if you feel up to crafting. Love the lamp frames. I started to do a big one and got discouraged - couldn't see the end - so I gave up. I can't believe I did that, the end result is sooooo cool! Your tags are so very sweet too.

When do you get to come out to Utah?

Big Hugs
cindy@stitches

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi June,
so glad to hear you're feeling better. Love your projects and always enjoy visiting you here.
So very pretty.Have a lovely Sunday and take it easy.
Hugs,
Marie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

My goodness June
I love your shades and your hearts... gorgeous gorgeous you clever girl... and I can see why you like Mr#2... He looks sort of cheeky and fun!!!

Hope you are now on the mend... ciao xxx Julie

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

The second guy in line from the front I assume...? Looks like he has blue eyes...my favorite color on men...he does have a charm about him alright.
Sure...you need at least 2 more weeks...of "down" time...HA..down time, I bet you don't even know what that word means, Mrs. Creative Lady.

June, I finally broke down and bought the magazine.. "The Feminine Home"...oh my word...I have not put it down..and saw your lovely article and photo's in there. Goodness that has to be such a honor for you. I would be in 7th heaven about it.
CONCRATULATIONS once again.

Hugs dear one,
Rose

Lady Pamela said...

Looks like you are on your way to good health again. Soon you will be in your precious gardens again. I have enjoyed all the photos you posted and seeing your creations. Being creative is very healing, don't you think.

Ana said...

I always say, If there is an opportunity to pamper yourself or to be pampered by others...Go for it! :-) Take advantage of it while you can. Hee, hee, hee. Nice to hear you're doing well my dear friend. I know that you will create magic in your beautiful and enchanting studio...Love, love, love it! Have a wonderful day June.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love everything you're making, June. And your photos are so scrumptious too!

Charlene said...

I love your style! I did an amazing lamp shade project at an Art Event with The Gilded Life group. I decided to put you on my sidebar so I can keep up with new posts by you & share your site with my readers. Hope you are up & feeling better soon. Until then... ENJOY the "down time". Charlene

maría cecilia said...

Dearest June, each and every project you did or are doing is absolutely June´s style, which to me means the most delicate, romantic and lovely stuff in the whole world!!!!!
I wish I was your neighbour so you could teach me how to do all these beauties, and enjoy some afternoons with you... and be sure that I would the cleaning of your house in exchange!!!!
sending my love

Custom Comforts said...

Hi June ~ I don't think your post for today (1-26)posted. Must be something wrong with blogger because I noticed another bloggers post wasn't there either.
Cindy

time worn interiors said...

Cute stuff! I need to sneak in some studio time myself! I enjoy it so much, but always seems like something else it to important! Hope all is well with you!
theresa
aka:tot

EnchantedBella said...

The wire lampshades, what a wonderful idea. They look so soft and romantic. I will deffinetly be on the look out on my thrifting and yeard sale trips. I love getting inspration from somerset mag. and you are so right about the many talented women out there and you are one of them.

Rebecca

Theresa said...

Me again June... I'm playing catch up :) I love your lampshades, I have a rather large one with the prettiest lines that after I tore the old fabric off of it I HAD to keep it! This is what makes blogging just the best... finding wonderfully talented people who really understand why you can't throw a empty lampshade or scrap of lace away! Thank You!!! Theresa xoxo

Theresa said...

p.s. I definitely think another 2 weeks is in order. I mean you don't want to rush things and then relapse do you? :) Im glad you are feeling better xoxo

Catherine said...

Love everything you create, i wish i had a room like you full of beauties!!!

casseopaya77 said...

your blog is wonderful!!

Home and Heart said...

What a LOVELY blog!!

LizlovesVintage said...

What lovely photos! I'm so glad I stopped by!
xxx Liz