I am rather in a hurry this morning because I have a great amount of things that I want to accomplish today. Among them is to get the pattern packet ready and put up on the site for the bunny ornaments that I showed yesterday. I was very pleased (and a little surprised) with the great amount of responses I received regarding these little guys, and I am thrilled because I really love them too.
So without further delay, below are the pictures of them “dressed up” (just a bit!)
I thought they looked particularly elegant with just a sheer ivory organza ribbon and just a few pastel rhinestones applied. The maple was finished by applying mineral oil, allowing it to absorb in for several hours and then spraying with a couple of thin coats of shellac. The color of the wood is warm and rich and looks just beautiful with the sheer ribbon and pastel glimmer of the stones. I really love them this way!
Of course, I skewed them a bit for the photographs, so if they look a bit distorted, that is why. (Again, I apologize for having to do this!)
I am thrilled with how they turned out and very pleased that so many of you liked them naked. I hope you like them even more ‘slightly’ dressed.
But there will be more to come . . .
This is only the first version of the pieces. I have a couple of additional ideas up my sleeves for these cute silhouettes. For the painters that read here – there are some fun and special variations here for you too. Please stay tuned. ;)
So that is where I will leave it today. I woke up to a thin layer of snow with some additional flakes falling as I write. However, it is only sticking on the lawn and not on any paved areas, which indicates that the ground is warming and soon it will be spring.
I also wanted to mention that Lee Valley is offering FREE SHIPPING for any order over $40 now through March 25th. I know their stuff is a bit more expensive, but I do like to get a couple of things and take advantage of their free shipping promotions when they have them. I just thought I would give you all a head’s up!
Is is really Friday already! Sheesh! This week went by so quickly! I hope you all have a great day and I hope you are all planning a wonderful creative weekend!
Have a great day today!
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