The cards I had been making had been bugging me. They looked like 'loving hands at home an,d although I am a rank beginner, I kept thinking I could come up with something that looked at least a little bit more professional looking. I thought about it a lot and realized that it was the backgrounds that I thought were distracting. They took away from the bling of the metal and somehow were very distracting. I tried using a black card background lightly and simply stamped but that too bothered me - more distraction. These are two more cards made from the same patterns I had been working with, simply mounted in Strathmore Photo Frame Card blanks. I like this effect much better than the others. Any suggestions or comments for me? I would appreciate some feedback!!
Next up are some of my favorite peeps from the County Fair - we held ours from Wednesday through Saturday last week. I have been surprised at how few goats (my favorites!) and sheep (my next favorite) were at the fair year. Probably one third of what it has been in years past. I always enjoy the chicks and ducks though and those, at least, were still plentiful. Next year my friend Lauren and I are going to get some chickens - they will be at her farmette and I will help with the chicken chores of course. A good reason to force me out of the house and then there is the though of fresh eggs too !
Poor baby - I wanted to break him out of jail and steal the feathers from his cage. I collect feathers so Lauren and I were collecting a lot for my collection - just from the floor and front of the cages of course
The chickens above are called Silver Spangled Hamburgs and they are what I would like to have - if they lay eggs that it. They remind me of the fur on my beloved cat Chellie - my white and black princess that I miss everyday. Below is my little quilt of Chellie.
These are egg laying ducks. I loved them ! They just cackled away. I felt badly actually because they had the kiddie rides right outside the chicken, duck and bunny tent and I can't help but think that the noise must have upset them more than usual.
I had to add a few new photos of Tillie. Those pink paddie paws captivate me and she looked so relaxed and drowsy after a good lunch of deli thin sliced turkey - she's become rather fond of her special treats!
That's it for today . Tillie says night night to all !