Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, page 125 + 126 . . .

Thanks for stopping by the cottage to read a couple of pages from this wonderful book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. I will soon be finished transcribing these pages for you to read and won't that be a sad day? ♥Rosemary

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Random Photos that got my attention . . .

I love this antique elephant padlock!

Great Andy Warhol quote.

Baby animals...so cute.

Barn owl...so handsome.

Too beautiful for words.

Who's telling all the owl jokes?

Blossom problem.

Owls have a great sense of humor.

Hippo boost.

This owl looks like a walrus without the tusks.

Lovely flower.

Suitcase becomes a picnic lunchbox.

Maps as bookcovers.

I noticed this notice and it made me laugh.

Owls in love.

Napping pups ... so very cute.

So sweet.

"Every man is his own artist." Love this cover.

I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos I found here and there in my internet travels as much as I did. Thanks for stopping by the cottage. Hope your weekend was grand. ♥Rosemary

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Orphaned hedgehogs adopt cleaning brush as their mother . . .

Four tiny orphaned hedgehogs are snuggling up to the bristles of this cleaning brush - because they think it's their mother.

Daft as a brush: Infant hedgehogs cozy up to their adoptive brush mother.

Playtime: The baby hedgehogs enjoy themselves with their pretend mother.

This is one of the most heartwarming stories I've read in a long time. A true story much like a beloved Beatrix Potter tale and of course it takes place in the English countryside. The smells on the brush, which is used to sweep a yard, remind the hedgehogs of their natural habitat while the texture reminds them of their mother.

Read the full story here.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for your daily dose of inspiration. Don't you absolutely love this story? Enjoy your Sunday. ♥Rosemary

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Photos from around the cottage . . .

Webster follows this fan wherever it goes.

Cleomes are exploding everywhere.

I only have a few Queen Anne's Lace wildflowers.

Wild grapes are ripening nicely. Delicious.

My thistles are beginning to bloom.

I took all of these photos yesterday morning. Things have changed drastically thanks to the afternoon and overnight rains. The heat wave has now broken and we are all very happy about that! Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a short visit. Have a good weekend. ♥Rosemary

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, page 124 + shared photos . . .

Happy Friday. Where did the week go? Guess this is happens when you're having fun catching up on the mowing! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hermès Kelly Bag | Origami Paper Craft | FREE DOWNLOAD . . .

The Kelly bag is so named after the actress Grace Kelly, when in 1956, the then Princess of Monaco used one of her two favorite Hermès bags to shield her pregnancy from the paparazzi.

A closer look at today's version with 2 handles in green.

Two paper purses ~ handpainted.

Plain white paper Kelly bag.

Make this Hermès Kelly Bag from two sheets of card stock. Use it as a gift bag for a small present for a special friend. Personalize it any way you want. Paint it, print it on colored stock, or add your own custom elements. Let your creativity go wild. 

This craft project is not for the faint of heart. It looks pretty intricate and I have not actually tried to make this bag. Maybe you should use plain old inkjet paper for your first one because that would be much easier to fold. 

Anyway, here it is. DOWNLOAD HERE! 
Note: This is no longer available on the Hermès site, but luckily I found someone who saved it to their site. We should all thank PaperMonkey.

The Hermès Website is very cool. You could spend hours checking everything out. Enjoy! 

These origami Kelly bags would be fabulous place cards for your holiday table or fancy dinner party with a small gift inside for each female guest.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage today. This post is a classic reBlog brought back by popular demand. Have fun crafting your Kelly bag. ♥Rosemary

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