Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tulip Mania!

Who likes tulips?? Have we got a treat for you today! The Cottage Style Street Team on Etsy, of which I happen to be a proud member, decided to do a promotion, and TULIPS is the theme. Each person was to make a tulip theme project in the medium of their choice and we were unveil them all today. Such lovely things in many different materials and colors and interpretations, what a bunch of fun! Any day--just go type CSST into the search at Etsy and see what kinds of cottagey goodness the talented artisans in the group have listed in their shops. TODAY especially you will find the tulip items--have fun and get some tulippy springtime goodies to have for your very own!! Here is the TULIP LIST so far.

This is one of the items I whipped up for the promotion--I am going to have a hard time parting with this one!! The background is original vintage sheet music from 1896--the song is (translated to english) Dancing on the Green--which I thought was perfect because tulips, in the natural, seem to be dancing on the green grass!! I've added a print of one of my favorite poems by Mary McNeil Fenollaso:

God Spoke!
and from the arid scene
Sprang rich and verdant bowers
'til all the earth was
soft with green-
He Smiled!
and there were flowers.

I fussy cut some pretty tulips and a big purple bow from a vintage greeting card and added them to the poem and added them to the collage-- set above the sheet music so it all has a 3-d effect. Add in a little bit of unused vintage wedding trim (I got the trim from a gal who was selling off her Grandma's sewing stuff and Grandma used to sew for other's , including wedding attire.) It's framed in a cute little shadowbox framed that I distressed to give it that nice old-timey feel. It's available HERE.

Here's another project I did for the promotion--come on--you know I had to do something embroidered! lol This pretty tulip is from a vintage Vogart pattern--stitched up in blue onto natural onasburg linen and bordered with a pretty tulips feedsack print. It is a padded pouch so it'd be a great camera or other gadget pouch. It's available HERE.

Don't forget to sign up for the GIVEAWAY drawing (one post down)--just leave a comment in THAT THREAD to be entered--and tell me your favorite color combo (just doing a little un-scientific market research!) lol

11 comments:

ricracsally said...

It was such fun to hang out and share tulips!

oh, and you've been tagged...(see my blog for details!)

UniqueNurseGranny said...

What a tribute to spring.Your item is so beautiful.

Mystic Silks http:mysticsilks.etsy.com said...

LOvely creations!

Mystic Silks
http://mysticsilks.etsy.com

Esther Sunday said...

Super creations! Love your stuff!

iSew said...

Very nice Misses Kwitty. Tulips are my favorite flower!

Lori said...

your tulips look wonderful!!! and i just LOVE the sweet dove in your shop:) it is darling!!!

Heidijayhawk said...

nothing says spring like tulips! thanks for brightening things up!

Diana said...

Everything you put your special touch to blossoms.

Love the tulips!!!

Pinky said...

This is my most favorite shadowbox yet! GORGEOUS!!!

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Hope you have a happy birthday celebration at your house!

Ivy said...

Oh we are really into the tulips around here! Thanks for those great images!

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