lørdag den 31. juli 2010

Erosion Bundle project finished and revealed on August 1--and a lovely pillow

I guess many of you maybe remember that I took part in the very special erosion bundle project,
in the beginning of the year.
Now everyone has opened up their bundles, and the last thing to do with this years bundle, was to
make a project of some kind, using the elements.
Here is mine:


I decided to make a collage using not all, but some of all the elements
I had ,had ,outside for many months,hanging on my terasse.

Exept for the stamp-and angel-image, it all came form the bundle-
I like how it turned out, and will surely play along next year,too.

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Many of you also know that  Diane from Diane Knotts Musings
opened an Etsy shop with her daughter .
And this beautifull pillow I bought from her-I love the Robin image-and
the two pockets, in whitch Diane have put a wonderfull tag, and a little lavender bag,
and the little tattered look.
Isn`t it the most sweet and lovely made little pillow!!

Here it is on the bach of my coutch,- with two , selfmade pillows,all in white,
and inspired from the many beautifull pillows here in blogland.

My dear friend Diane, also added this goodi pack

filled with great papers, flower leaves, jewelry piece,

and three beautifull, old book pages, with  so sweet pictures of old engravings,
all for me to use, in coming creations.
Thanks so very much dear ,dear friend.

Here the tag, that Diane so generously made and tucked into the one
pocket, --love the french theme.


Thanks for your beautifull packet, dear lady, it is alwayes a big joy, recieving post from you,
I love it all.
Dear friends I wish you all, a lovely saturday ,-thankyou for being there-
Love and hugs to you---Dorthe

tirsdag den 27. juli 2010

I finished my 5 ----5 inch pieces for Jillaynes swap

When starting this fun project that Jillayne from A fine Seam  invited for,
I did not exatly know what to do. But thinking about winter,
I at once had pictures in my head ,showing blue crispy sky,silvery trees,and glittering snow.
So I decided to use those in my creations.
I had  bought a beautifull digi sheet from Mary from Green paper called Victorian christmas
(I think), which would be perfect for this swap-pieces-

So they were the images I used , together with a wonderfull
wintery -also dige-sheet from Itkhttp://itkupilli.blogspot.com/

I then mixed those two wonderfull items ,with beautifull fabric
and here (the background comes from Victorian Vignettes)

Lace there had to be,too


A bow on each piece, with some glitter-pearls-and buttons.


So those are my  5 pieces- I hope the recievers likes them.
They will soon be send to Gillayne.

Blessings to all of you ,-with hugs and love.
Dorthe

mandag den 26. juli 2010

TWO GORGEUS GIVEAWAYES

AS I TOLD YOU NOT LONG AGO  DEAR DIANE AND HER DAUGHTER HOLLY,OPENED THEIR ETSY SHOP, AND HAVE SINCE FILLED IT WITH BEAUTIFULL HANDMADE ITEMS.
NOW THE TWO TALENTED LADIES ARE HAVING A GORGEUS GIVEAWAY---
SEE HERE:
                                               http://dianeknottsmusings.blogspot.com/

CAN YOU SEE THOSE 3 YUMMI WONDERFULL THINGS THEY ARE GIVING AWAY
I LOVE IT ALL.

http://dianeknottsmusings.blogspot.com/2010/07/holly-and-i-are-having-giveaway.html

YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE TWO DEAR LADYES AND THEIR SHOP

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cottagebythepond

YOU WILL LOVE WHAT THEY ARE OFFERING THERE---I KNOW --ALREADY BOUGHT
A SPECIAL CREATION!!!!!
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AND SISSIE, ANOTHER EVER SO SWEET LADY, AND FRIEND CELEBRATES HER 600 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY---WOW --DON`T YOU THINK THAT IS A LOT --WELL I DO!!
CONGRATULATIONS DEAR SISSIE.


http://sissieshabbycottage.blogspot.com/2010/07/600-plus-followers-giveaway-and-visit.html


THIS IS ONE OF SISSIES BEAUTIFULL OFFERINGS FOR THE LUCKY WINNER, I SO LOVE THIS PARIS-ONE, BUT TAKE A LOOK YOURSELF AT THE OTHER BEAUTIES.
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WISHINGYOU ALL HAPPY HOUERS, AND A BEAUTIFULL EVENING-THE MOON IS FULL HERE  9 OCLOCK EVENING-LOOKS SO FANTASTIC.
LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU ---DORTHE

lørdag den 24. juli 2010

Another gorgeus birthday gift ,from my dearest Lisa



How very blessed I feel,--- never thought all this could happen,when I startet blogging some years ago.
So many wonderfull friends, I have found in blogland, and one of the dearest
sweetest and most talentet ,is Lisa-  TARNISHED AND TATTERED-

This wonderfull friend, ,when seing I had,had birthday ,send me the most gorgeus presents,
----This was first when I opened up the big packet from USA.
One of LISA`s  beautifull egg carton , inspiration kits,
topped with an old flower,on wonderfull old wall paper, and pearls.

Here the lid,inside,with my initial,and a fantastic brooch
Uhh love old pearl brooches--how did you know ,Lisa?


Inside 3  wonderfull resin pieces-Love the new form .

and this watch  brooch -swoon- and the sweet word crystal.

lots of white.creme buttons

And wow, a gorgeus old rose and some beautifull lace,
Lisa it is not easy to find old flowers,here in DK,
so I`m totally in love with this one.

brown velvet on beautifull  made tag,and see !!!!the sweet lady gave me a dear little packet
with an -M-  metal stamp -for Mathilde  inside -
Many of you know that Mathilde is me grandchild,3years old.
I so love this ,Lisa.

and this special fabric-(I dont know what it is )
maybe old oilcloth ,with a lovely print on ,inside a sweet old photo,
and ivory bricks .I guess the butterfly  is an old hair pin,
so very sweet

This took my heart away, so cute, and wonderfúlly old,
a little doll dress,in the finest cotton-brodery englaise-
and the most darling bonnet.
I love it dearest.

See, isn`t it beautifull?

This doll ( 20 cm) made me go way back, till I was maybe 8 years old.
Back then my parents gifted me with a doll same style, but bigger,and
with moving legs--but with exatly the same sweet face, and the eyes
flickering like butterflye wings.
She is adorable Lisa, and so beautifull dressed.
Thankyou dear friend,

see her wonderfull blue eyes (yes they are, could`nt quite catch it)
and sweet little kiss-mouth.She is having an old Lilly-of-the-valey.around her arm.

Here the cute photo inside the oil-cloth

And ofcourse Lisa`s  so beautifull, and loving tag.The color cheeted me,it is realy a beautifull eggs blue,
with creme velvet flowers, and  look , what Lisa put on!! -24- my birthdate.

Lisa, I don`t have words to thank you enough .
You have a big and loving heart, and I feel so special and loved, recieving those
fantastic ,wonderfull ,and carefully shosen gifts from you,-everything something
you know I would love. AND I DO.
Thankyou my dear friend.


Oh I forgot to show you the last, but so great gift to me from Lisa---
this bunch os  Cloth Papers Scissors magazine.
Lisa has many times told me of great artickels in this mag. and now she even send me 5
copyes .I have startet reading them from one end to the other,They are packed with
special and gorgeus artickels, showing exiting wayes of altering, and lots of other interesting things.


Lisa dear lady, thanks again for all you send me, you made my day so very special.
Big hug-and love to you. 

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I would have shown you my first made pieces of 5 inch, for Jillaynes  swap, but I think this is photoes enough for today, so I wish you all, a happy saturday. Here at long last it has reined all night,and it looks like it will go on for the day,too.  Feels good.

Hugs and love and a piecefull week-end to you all out there.
Dorthe

tirsdag den 20. juli 2010

Sommerfairy waiting for her new adventure, sweet collage and cart


Don`t you think this purple fairy wants to jump for new adventures?


She is almost 40 cm.long, and a little princess fairy.


Another collage ,same style as the one from last post  -creme and white soft colors
that I like very much-the sweet image is from dear Dawn-The Feathered Nest

And the little romantic card where I used an image from June Dezinaworld
She has lots of great images for sale,so take a look ,if you could use
some new ones- Whom can`t that?  LOL


So off to work -I have two new dolls to finish today-
and my first 5 inch piece for the  Gillayne at A fine Seam winter  swap.

Thanks to all the new followers, to be here--I will visit you all- and am very happy
to meet you.
Happy tuesday, and  love and hugs, for everyone -old and new friends.
You all means so very much to me.
xoxo Dorthe

torsdag den 15. juli 2010

A teaser, and a little collage with driftwood hanger.

As you know by now, I love taking a walk on the beach,collecting small-or big
pieces of wood, that lived for a while in the water. So soft,and beautifull in color.

I also love using it in my artwork, like in this little collage.


The image is a photo from an old engraving my daughter and son in law owns.
Showing a scene from a Shakespeare play.
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This little collage, is a teaser, for a so sweet and dear friend
soon to have birthday.
It is on the way to her, -I so hope she likes it all.  :)


Enough for today, -it was another warm, day without rain, here-
puuuhhhh, so hope my garden will soon ,have some water from above.

Wishes all, a blessed day,-or evening
Love and hugs,-Dorthe

onsdag den 14. juli 2010

MY DEAR FRIEND DIANE AND HER DAUGHTER OPENED NEW ETSY-SHOP

Hi all ,look what happened on my dear friend Diane`s blog,  she and her daughter Holly now have
their own ETSY, and just opened it few dayes ago.
This beautifull lavender pillow is one of the offerings,--you should take a look at this two
very talented ladyès art offerings, and pattern offerings- there.
Everything, so beautifull made.

http://dianeknottsmusings.blogspot.com/        http://fingerlakesart.blogspot.com/



                                                                          Etsy
                                                                   Buy Handmade
                                                                 cottagebythepond
 
                                I wish you both all the best of luck, with your new adventure.
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Hope to get my own Etsy shop opened very soon,  I`m working on it, -and realy only have to
add some goods ,there,---well it is too hot , sitting here for long time, so it will take some dayes.
 
Warm summer hugs to everyone visiting here,
XOXOXO Dorthe

tirsdag den 13. juli 2010

Two driftwood angels, and a wonderfull buy.

Theese last dayes, I can hardly ,remember my own name,!!
it is tooo darn warm,here, and creating is a very slow thing,too.
So I just wanted to say hello,and show you a few small creations,
Hope you did not see them before :)----
Driftwood dolls, in my shop

And a tag!
This two next photoes is a buy, from

Esther makes this mini books,not even 2 cm. high
in leather bound,and beautifully collages ,and with sweet items hanging from the book.
See the heart,the angel, and beautifull pearl.
This is number two book from Esther I have bought,
they are just so beautifull and special, hanging in something,
around your neck

Also dear Esther gifted me with a wonderfull charm,
and the metal bird.
Esther I love your jewelry art,-it is special, and  so full
of sweet small details.
Thanks so much dear.

This afternoon ,at last we got 1mm rain !!!! and the temperature
lowered a bit,- Thanks :)
but I don`t think it will last for very long..


I have been so blessed with fantastic beautifull gifts , from blogfriends , theese last 14 dayes,
that I would never have thought possibly.
You  so dear and lovely wemen out there, are the most wonderfull" thing",happened to
me the last 2 years, you have made my life so much richer, thanks so very much dear friends.

I hope you all have great and happy dayes  - warm- or cold- and wishes you a happy day / evening.

Warm hugs, Dorthe

onsdag den 7. juli 2010

A DRIFTWOOD COLLAGE, AND WONDERFULL GIFT FROM lIZ AND.......


Some weeks ago Dear Dawn  giftet me with a digi-sheet of her lovely new found herbarium, with long
ago dried flovers.--And today I made this first driftwood collage with one of the beautifull items.

I think it is fantastic that they preserved so well, in so many years. I made a copy on fabric,found some beautifull nature elements, and a little rusty  pieces and laces.
If you wants to buy the whole sheet from Dawn ,just click her name-it will take you there.20 wonderfull  different ones, is in the sheet. Thanks again sweetie, I so love them.


And then to my latest recieved presents.
Sweet dear Liz ,Lululiz in Lalaland-- asked me directly when was my birthday, and thats why the date came on my blog,
Only I answered her very late,-could`nt imagine she would do other than tell me :happy birthday, which would have made me so happy.
But the so dear lady ,had other things in mind, I found out.
See ,this sweet packed gift,

Inside a collection of wonderfull heavy  weaved fabric
beautifull trim,lace,ribbon,-old wonderfull tags
buttons,collections tags, and a sweet cake-form

wonderfull laces on  wood pegs
and the most beautifull little jug,so lovely with the lilac flowers.
and see the wonderfull tag, Liz made me.
I feel so blessed dear ,what a sweet and giving friend you are.
Thanks from my heart for all this goodies,can`t wait to use them.
Big kiss to you...
This beautifull little heart I recieved from Jillayne,A Fine Seam -- a for me new blogger, that makes the most wonderfull patchwork.  I have visited her beautifull blog, -and this sweet lady ,wanted to send me her sweet hand-sewed heart, just because she is a so lovely person.
It is just wonderfully made,-Thanks so very much dear Jillayne- I love it.

Also had to show you that I recieved this gorgeus book from my dear soulmate Solvejg
and this great packet with handmade paper,paperclayes, and a stamp sheet
from Bente, a danish friend living in Australia.
Dear Bente thanks so very much,you alwayes send me so wonderfull gifts.



Now, althoug I had many other kind of wonderfull gifts, this is the last post-PROMISE-
about birthday presents.
I so love all the goodies I recieved, and am so blown out, of the fantastic goodness, and love here,between bloggers, never experiensed anything like it.
SO ONCE MORE THANKS FROM MY HEART ALL VERY DEAR FRIENDS.
Also thankyou so very much to everyone that wished me a happy day, it realy makes me feel blessed, and
so thankfull. --Love you all.
XOXOXOXOXO
Dorthe