Is this an awesome card or what?! I love, repeat love, BLUEBIRDS! I've always enjoyed birds..well, I haven't enjoyed real birds expect from afar...really afar. But, bluebirds, well, I love them. I started collecting them after my mom passed away almost six years ago. You see she carried a little Bluebird of Happiness in her purse for years. I don't know where or from whom she got it, but I think she must of thought of it as a sort of good luck charm. After she died, I got this little glass sculpture and thus began my collection. Over the years I have hunted them in flea markets, junk shops, antique malls, and even garage sales. They are much harder to find than one might think. I scored today, however. My flea market Friday trip to Good JuJu paid off! Have a look at my treasure.
|Two BB of Happiness atop a glass heart|
|Today's find within my collection|
I have never seen a BBH (Bluebird of Happiness) like this before. There are actually two birds sitting on top of a heart. Have you? I think they are pretty cool.
Beside this BBH Big-Time Find today, I also found a few vintage sewing patterns. As I wrote in a previous post, I am participating in the Hepburn Hepburn Project at Rhinestones and Telephones. So, I am on the lookout for Hepburn-esque patterns. I think I found two today. Both are coats. I'm not sure which one I will actually make. I am leaning toward Simplicity 5301 because there isn't a collar to deal with...okay, it also says, "Simple To Sew." Of course Simplicity 5526 states it is a "Look Slimmer Pattern." Looking slimmer is always a plus. What do you think? Let's have a vote! Comment your vote for which pattern I should use and state if you think your choice is more Katherine or Audrey-esque!
|Look Slimmer Pattern or Simple to Sew?|
Okay, one last thing. I finally got signed up for an online journaling class. It's called Discovering Myself. Although I've started doing the ATCs recently, I've never done scrapbooking or journaling before, but I am super excited about this class. I stumbled across Bonnie's blog (Bonnie VanEsch Designs AKA Scrapping Till The Cows Come Home) and found her designs and blog itself absolutely beautiful! The class doesn't begin until September 24, so if you are interested, check it out!
I hope you all have a fabulous and safe holiday weekend!
Toodles for now!