Sunday, March 6, 2011

Using the Good Stuff Linky Party!!!

I wanted to participate in Karla's wonderful party because using my "besties" is one of my goals for my art. I was definitely hoarding for awhile. I think I needed to so that I would have a selection to choose from. But...as my hubby would tell you... my besties are taking over our bedroom and it is time to unleash!!!!
These little shadowboxes have been in my mind for awhile and this was the perfect push to finally make them happen!


Here they are close-up:













I came down with some kind of virus on thursday and didn't get to all the projects that I had planned to show you... All of these shadowboxes are using dolls and figurines that I have been keeping and not wanting to use...I am sooooo happy I did! I am happy the way they turned out!
I had planned to decorate this little wicker purse but at least I fluffed the millinery (my favorite thing to hoard!) to show you what my plan is! I will glue them on this week.... "besties" are the best!

Please go visit Karla's Cottage to see all the other wonderful treasures people are creating with their "besties!" Well, I am worn out! Back to bed for me! Cough! Cough! karen.......

23 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Charming, I love shadow boxes!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your shadow boxes are so wonderful! I think that is a great way to display your besties. Feel better soon.

Danielle

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE your shadowboxes!! They are just darling. Love the happy colors and I am swooning over the basket purse!! Millinery is my favorite thing to hoard too :)
Hugs,
Amy

Sugah Beez said...

So SMITTEN with your darling shadowboxes!! The basket purse is adorable too! Sending get better soon wishes ~ Heidi

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

My ideas tend to bounce around in my mind for a while, too. As for hoarding millinery...I totally relate to that. In fact, it is so precious, I hardly own any and can't bear to use it. Jeesh, I'm already falling back to old patterns. Don't tell Karla.

Karin said...

I love them! I'm the worst at hoarding all the best stuff. But yet it feels so great when you finally use it!

fairyrocks said...

Those little diaramas are too cute!!
Carry on with your wicker purse, I think you are on a roll
Keep smiling and creating

Beth Leintz said...

Your shadow boxes are so cute- I couldn't help but smile when I saw them. Very good use of besties!

Jeanie said...

Your shadow boxes are adorable. They're so darned cute. And a perfect way to display -- well, anything, but especially your best!

Kris Pare said...

Lovely shadowboxes with such happy colors! I also love your basket purse. Hope you feel better soon.

Lena said...

I love the way that you've used some of your special things to create these wonderful boxes. They are each charming.

Thank you for participating in the 'good stuff' challenge.

Lena

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

We had the same idea! I'd been hoarding figurines too. Aren't they fun to work with when you finally use them?

Feel better soon!

victoriantailor said...

Your blog is so pretty, love the little wicker purse, could use all those shadow boxes!!!
Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

Ginger said...

Sorry youre not feeling well. You did a wonderful job on those boxes. Very creative.

Something Special said...

Very cute idea to showcase those lovely vintage goodies!

Suz said...

Those are just wonderful. You did a fabulous job on your shadowboxes...I really love them! Hope you feel better soon

Fondly,
Suz

Little Pink Studio said...

Karen, your shadowboxes are darling!
Love them!
Cerri xoxo

kluless said...

Your little shadowboxes are just wonderful. Oh my, I haven't been collecting little figurines up until now and I did buy just one today after seeing Karla's post. I feel a new collection coming on....EEEEEK!

Judy said...

These little shadow boxes are just too stinkin' cute! I may have to do something like these with my extensive hoard of frozen Charlottes. Hate to use them, but how cute are your little bits in the shadow boxes!

Thanks for sharing!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Your shadow boxes are adorable. I didn't get my act together for the Besties over at Karla's. Oh well, maybe next time.

Hugs,
Judy

Laurie said...

Very cute shadow boxes -- I love the theme!

Holly Moore said...

Oh such sweet shaddow boxes. What a great way to use and display your favs. So cute!e

robin dudley-howes said...

Oh my gosh Karen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are adorable! You have out done yourself. And I can't believe that doll you found! I am NOT teaching the Sunday of the flea for sure this month! Heading over to etsy for some exvotos! love those too. Just so you know Dorothy might come to GF...she's either taking the train or driving up. rob