Hello Sweet Friends! Happy Wednesday, and happy first day of March!
We are expected to hit a high of 83 degrees today. I know I mentioned this the other day, but really, this is unseasonably warm weather for this time of year. I think that old phrase, March comes in like a lion, falls way short of the mark. Looks like March is coming in like a lamb, and probably will leave like one, too… or perhaps some even gentler animal, like a baby chick or a baby harp seal.
My poor winter snowmen have been quite out-of-place these past couple of weeks. We’ve been trying to hold on, waiting for winter to make an appearance, but I’ve finally given up. So my frosty friends are now making their way into storage, and a few shamrocks are coming out instead.
While I tend to go overboard for many of the holidays, I don’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day. When Easter is early, I usually skip it completely. But Easter is later this year, and that gives me an excuse to break out a few lucky charms.
As a hunter and gatherer, I have managed to collect enough “schtuff” over the years for a few small scenes. Anything with a bit of green will do. Vintage transferware dishes. An old trusty rusty watering can. A few precious Majolica plates. And of course some of my own funky junk handmade pieces. I gotta have a few of those.
Over time, I’ve managed to amass quite the collection of handmade bits. Clovers from paper bags. Clovers from foil. Water-colored clovers. Shabby hand-painted clovers from fabric. And of course, a pair of leprechaun monster dolls (made by my Missy Nik and me), too.
I think the older I get, the more I appreciate the sentimentality of homemade. So you know how that goes….
A little bit of decorating leads to a little bit of crafting, for more things with which to do a little more decorating!
My poor basket looked a little bare, so I figured a few more shamrocks were in order. Prim shabby shamrocks made from my latest crafty love, Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric.
I used some adorable Ledger fabric from the Wallflower collection for the backing, creating a bit of messy patchwork from torn and stitched strips of fabric. I really love the worn collage look that brings. The shamrocks have been pieced from fabric hand-tinted with Distress Inks, and topped with my favorite twine and vintage pearl buttons.
I made a few for me, and there’s some for you, too, if you’re interested. Just listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Sending warm breezes your way!