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

You'll also like ::
Hermès Cuff Bracelet ~ Free Download 
All of my Hermès Posts
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ancient animal ancestors: historical portraits of cats and dogs

See more animal portraiture in this wonderful slideshow at The UK Telegraph. I should try one of these with Webster. He is royalty in my book.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by the cottage to see what I am up to on this fine summer day. ♥Rosemary

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre . . .

This is my favorite! Perfect for a realtor.

These wonderful creations are by Wilhelm Staehle. I found the site this morning and couldn't wait to share it with you. Make sure you look at all of them. Aren't they charming?
Thanks for stopping by the cottage. Enjoy your Monday. I plan on doing some quality mowing today. ♥Rosemary

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Links for Sunday ~ TV or a Movie? . . .

Happy Sunday. The first photo cracks me up. According to the caption I read when I found this on the web, this person rides around with his dog on his back for more than 2 miles. They are both a local attraction somewhere in California.

I know what I'm doing tonight at 10 PM.
I'll be watching the season premier of Mad Men.

Before you go to the movies, check out this site: it's great!

That's it for today. Enjoy your Sunday whatever you do. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for some of my media news and reviews. ♥Rosemary

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