Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thank you Elizabeth!

A short time ago, I climbed the fence and jumped into a new blog neighborhood. That's when I found Elizabeth at CreativeBreathing.
It is a world of sweetness and whimsy sprinkled with touching stories like yarn in a bird's nest.  She makes the most expressive little characters and spool dolls. I even tried to buy one but they aren't for sale. But, Elizabeth graciously shares patterns and tutorials of her creations. Well, I saw this little pink cake lady and I had to have one . And the only way that was going to happen was for me to take the dive and try making it myself. I made mine a shelf-sitter but the original stands on its own. Elizabeth and I also share a fondness for vintage greeting cards and you have to go see what she does with those. So I'm sending a big thank you out to Elizabeth for pushing me over the edge, I mean, encouraging me with her designs to try my hand at making my own.  And yes, hers does look better but this was my first one! 


Lori said...

Karen, i saw that on Elizabeth's blog too...so cute...i think your rendition is wonderful!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now how adorable is this?!?!?! I'll have to go check out your friend, too!

Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Julie Ann said...

Oh my gosh- this is just the CUTEST!!!! I just love her!

Michele Brooks said...

Oh my goodness. This is adorable. Will you be making more? I would love to buy one.

Secondhandrose said...

Michele, this is Elizabeth's design and I will not be selling any. You will have to try your hand at making your own. You can do it!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

CUTE! You did a great job! Loved those books you found a few posts down! Have a great week!

Natasha Burns said...

eeeek!!!! adorable! I just looked at Elizabeth's blog and how sweet everything is, how kind she is to share how she makes her goodies :)
Yours is TOO cute!!!!

Tracey said...

It's just wonderful!!! That's the beauty of blogging...finding like minded friends and encouraging and suppporting eachother!

:) T

p.s thanks so much for your kind comment about my Mother's Day event!

Olivia~ said...

I love this, who would ever know there is a better one out there. so cute, please stop by when you get a chance, i am having a fun easy giveaway.

The Rose Room said...

Oh that is so cute! Going to bookmark it and do it with my daughter in the school holidays! Rachaelxo

La Petite Gallery said...

Well this is my first visit. great blog, drop over my way sometime..


Bertie said...

Oh Karen, that is unbelievable sweet! I love it and can appreciate the time it took to create.

Aunt May's Cottage
Shades of Old

~~Carol~~ said...

You're changed forever, now that you've discovered Elizabeth! Your little cake lady is just adorable!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Karen~It was so nice to see you stroll in for a visit.
What a cutie your lil' doll. There's so much attention to detail, especially in her expression.
I will head over and take a peek at Elizabeth's blog next.
It's always fun sharing creative inspiration with one another.

Sweet wishes,

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness...yours turned out just as adorable as Elizabeth's. Kudos to you!!! I love it as a shelf sitter as well as standing up. So So Cute!!!

Shirl said...

Hello Karen, How cute, I was thinking about trying this myself. Your came out adorable!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls ROse Cottage

Alison Gibbs said...

Funny when I looked at the photo I just couldn't help smiling, it is so sweet

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You did good. I started the project. I did my face too high and the scallop edge hides it now. I think I need to stick to my glue gun and glitter as my creative tools

Vicki said...

You did a wonderful job on your creation!! Thanks for sharing. Have a delightful week, my friend~ Vicki