Michael’s Makeover

So I went to my local Michaels store and found these beautiful little nests encompassed in a cloche for $7.99 with 40% off and my brain just said – Ooooh, I can make this so much prettier and it will fit will my makeover project for my hallway display. 

So here is the original ~

 

 

Original

Original

 

And here is the new version ~

 

My version

My version

 

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I just painted the base with gesso, took off all the old flowers, added glass glitter around the top of the nest, paper pink roses and creamy white nosegays and voila!  A new piece for my makeover and a beautiful dream of spring!

 

What do you think?

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Ava Rose . . . . My new love

Ahhhh. . . . Ava Rose is my new love!  As most of you know 99% of what I make is created with vintage fabrics and barkcloths.  This is the 1st collection of new fabrics I’ve ever fallen in love with.  Tanya Whalen has created this gorgeous fabric for FreeSpirit and I just love it.  So far, I’ve only made these from two of the stunning colorways, but there’s more out there.  HELP!!!!!  I’m addicted!

Come see these new pieces being added to http://BerryLane.com  Right now, I’m offering free shipping and custom orders, as always, are welcome.

Love to all ~ Wendy

Published in: on July 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm  Comments (2)  
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Quick Updates

Whew – this year. . . . I just don’t know how to even explain it.  My husband and I are in that in-between place where we’re just preparing to put our kids into college and yet facing taking care of our parents.  Tough.  Without going into all the soap operaish details, this year has not been the most calm year we’ve ever enjoyed.  O.k. – enough whining and on to all the good things . . . . .

I’m so thrilled to get back to my website and adding products.  It’s like creating items is my release from all the pressures of my “real” work, my family pressures (sorry guys – I love you!).  I just find a wonderful joy in creating something, knowing that it will go to someone who appreciates it.  Items are being added daily now to my website, and I think they are some of the most wonderful creations I’ve ever made.  Please take a peek as I’m now offering free shipping as part of www.ShabbyLaneShops.com Christmas in July promotion.  My website is located at www.BerryLane.com.  Drop me a note and let me know what you think.

To all of you who have tagged me, I apologize for not responding.  I will try better in the future. . . I appreciate you all!  Big hugs and I hope to check back in soon.  Lots of love, Wendy

Published in: on July 8, 2008 at 9:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Good Saturday Morning to you all!  I’m up nice and early, the sun is shining and it’s actually above 30 degrees.  What else could you ask for?  Just wanted to do a short little post and tell you new items are being added at BerryLane.com daily now.  I’ve got a free shipping promotion until the end of March, so take a peek and see if there’s a treasure you can’t live without!!!

Also, this morning on http://www.Etsy.com you will find everything TULIP from the Cottage Style Street Team.  Just type in CSST in the search box and see beautiful tulips in every form.  If you’d like to leave us a post on our promotion thread, just go to forums, type CSST in the search box and join us.  Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

Published in: on March 15, 2008 at 8:44 am  Comments (2)  
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