Gopher: If I was you, I'd think about skedaddlin' out of here.
Winnie the Pooh: Why?
Gopher: 'Cause it's "Winds-day."
Owl: This is just a mild spring zephyr compared to the big wind of '67. Or was it, uh, '76? Oh, well, no matter. Oh, I remember the big blow well.
Piglet: I'll remember this one, too.
Winnie the Pooh: Happy "Winds-day", Piglet.
Piglet: [being blown away] Well... it isn't... very happy... f-for me.
Winnie the Pooh: Where are you going, Piglet?
Piglet: That's what I'm asking myself, where? W-Whoops! P-P-P-Pooh!
Roo: Look, mama, look! A kite!
Kanga: Oh, my goodness! It's Piglet!
Winnie the Pooh: [Being dragged behind Piglet] Happy Windsday, Kanga. Happy Windsday, Roo.
It's a very "Blustery Day" here too, Pooh. I imagine that it was a day just like this that we are having here in Minnesota, as it was in your neck of the woods that day. I haven't seen any flying Piglet's, but there's been quite a few other things swirling around in the 50 mile per hour gusts. So, I'm staying inside while I can, trying to warm up with a big hot mug of Cinnamon Apple Herbal Tea. Yum.
I must say that this is great weather for creating and I've done just that. It's always so much fun to create just for the joy of the process and I've been wanting to do that for sometime now.
First I added some awesome papers to my two boxes. The larger box has paper from The Girls Paperie "On Holiday" collection. I fell in love with this paper and had to quickly use it on something so this is what I came up with. The paper on the smaller box is by October Afternoon.
After applying 3 layers of Mod Podge on the top of the papers for durability (because I plan to use these boxes-- they are not just for sitting around and looking pretty), I painted the tops. The first layer of paint was black and when that was dry I applied white paint with some clear coarse glitter thrown in at random. I wanted to have some texture on the tops and some small dots exposed after I applied the brown paint and then sanded the tops lightly. I think that it gives them an aged/used look. you can see some of the black paint and little white dots-- so cool.
Next I added the alphabets, label, and word stickers to the appropriate boxes. Those are also from the Girl's Paperie collection. The coolest thing though was applying a coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, the "Rock Candy" color. Once dry and all awesomely crackled I used my finger to add some brown paint to the crackles then used a damp cloth to remove most of the paint. Love. Love. Love.
The lovebirds on the top of the small box were so fun and easy to make. (I am making up a template and instructions for all of my blog friends, so be sure to send me an email to request it if you would like!) They remind of the crazy little birds that run instead of walk--the ones with the long legs and beak. The ones that always look like they are in a rush.... they speed here, then stop and speed there. I need to go find out what kind of bird that is!
The lovebirds are made from felt, rusted up wire, lace pieces, cotton yarn, a snippet of tulle, fiberfill, patterned paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, buttons and little embellishments for the hats. There must be a little love thrown in there too for their personalities to shine through! ;-) Oh, and you'll need hot glue. I used my new little Glue Arts Glue Gun. It's the perfect size to work with on a project this size! The birds are wired to the inside of my box top, but imagine making them for your home decor or for the top of a wedding cake. Again...Love. Love. Love.
So, about that Giveaway.....how would someone like to win a set of those crazy Lovebirds? All that you need to do for a chance to win is comment on this post so that I can use a Random number Generator to pick the winner. Good luck!! and look for me to come back by next "Winds-day" or Wednesday (November 3rd) whatever the case may be, with the winner's name. Ready, set, comment!!!! :-) Plus, dont' forget to email me for a copy of the template and instructions...just in case you're not the winner. I try to make everybody happy around here! Heeeeee!!!!!!
"Narrator: Now the very blustery night turned into a very rainy night. And Pooh kept his lonely vigil, hour after hour, after hour - until at last, Pooh fell fast asleep - and began to dream."
Hoping that all your dreams come true!