Sunday, July 6, 2008

Show & Tell Monday

Before I get into my show & tell, I have a bit of Carrie trivia for you. The first song by Michale Nyman, here on my blog, called The Scene of Love, (I believe it is actually called The Scent of Love) is the song I got married to. I walked down the aisle after my wedding party by myself I might add, while this song played. If you listen to the entire thing (I hope you will), the end when the violins come in, is where I came in as well. It give me chills and tears every time I listen to it. I just had to share and I hope you enjoy it.

This weekend I relaxed, listened to music, and painted. It has been so long since I have painted anything. It was almost therapeutic, like having a fresh canvas to create whatever you dream of. I am redoing my little workspace and right now everything is in the beginning stages. I even put my kids to work painting (which they loved). My dear husband doesn't see my vision and thinks I am crazy painting over my wooden shelves, wall hangings and wire baker's rack in black. I keep telling him to be patient, it will all come together. I am sort of leaning towards a Parisian theme, I found some great papers and want to use them on my shelves and these wooden signs I have. I didn't get to take pictures yet, but I will document the stages and put it all up when I am finished. Hopefully I won't procrastinate on this project for too long. I have a tendency to start things and get sidetracked. LOL.

For my Show & Tell this week I painted and embellished this box. I found this gorgeous bird paper and couldn't resist. I am not sure if I want to include a journal inside or just sell it as it is. I got a new toy and will be making and selling spiral notebooks/journals as well now. Hopefully I will have a sample for you next week!

I also have been working on a few Christmas things. I know you are thinking, not more tags! I couldn't resist. When I was trying to come up with things to make for Christmas in July, the first thing that came to mind was fancy Christmas tags. I also attached a little tag to each decorated tag that has a holiday sentiment written on it and a place to write who it is for. I figured this way you don't have to actually write on the embellished tag, and it can be used for other things. I am thinking of selling them in sets of 3 or 5, mixed sizes (0h, and some as you can see will have Pei Li's amazing miniatures on them as well).

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a wonderful week ahead!


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carrie!

I was actually picturing you walking down the aisle. It must have been such a special moment in your life. I sure remember my day too. I love that song Carrie. It's beatiful. And I love the embellished box and tags. I love your creativity as always. You have a great imagination and talent. I really enjoyed your Show and Tell Carrie. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to next week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Suzanne said...

Hello Carrie!
Ok....that song is just beautiful! What perfect music for a wedding! And, as usual, your box is gorgeous! I love how romantic looking your work is.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

The Christmas tags are beautiful..and the embellishied box is gorgeous as well! Can't wait to see photos of your newly painted and decorated workspace. I'm sure it's going to look wonderful!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Hi Carrie

Love the tags and the music


Trisha said...

THe embellished box is fabulous as are the tags! I love to see your work!

Lisa said...


The song is beautiful and I bet you looked equally so walking down the aisle.

Your new tags are gorgeous.


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Carrie ~
I love your box and tags that you created ~ I can't wait to see your Paris themed workspace !! You have to show us pictures ~

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Carrie, I love the box! So pretty! And the Christmas tags are to-die-for! Can't wait to see the workspace all finished. I'm intrigued...

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Thank you Carrie for sharing that special time. I enjoyed thinking about your wedding as I listened to the music.

Love your new box with the bird. You are so talented. Good luck on redesigning your workspace. I think that sounds like great fun.

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Hi Carrie, Your embellished gift box lovely. It's just beautiful as it is. Adding a little something inside makes it even more special! I'm glad you had some creative time and thrilled you shared your photos!

Cottage Flair said...

Beautiful song Carrie. I love your new projects. Those tags would be beautiful hanging on a Christmas tree. I have 4 tags I loved so much I could never use them. I hang them in my kitchen window at Christmas so I can enjoy them.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL, my DH doesn't "see" it either but he is very supportive. I bet yours loves what you do when you are finished.

Brandie said...

I love, love, love the box1 I'm crazy about birds so it is just perfect. Great work! Can't wait to see what you do to your workspace:)

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Carrie,
You have been a busy girl…the box and the Christmas tags are adorable!
Can’t wait to see your “new” workspace.
I will have to come back and listen to the music tonight, don’t have any speakers on my computer at the warehouse ;0(
Have a wonderful week!
Sisters Gift Company

Susan said...

Wonderful the box...of course, we are bird lovers!
Susan *dutchrose*

Michelle M. May said...

Oooo, I have goosebumps just imagining how beautiful you must have looked. What incredible music.

Love the new box and the tags for Christmas. Ok, now your gonna need to get the lead out and finish your room. I can hardly wait to see pictures!!!!


Patricia said...

Carrie, the box came out looking very elegant. the bird is great. Pretty tags. How can you think of Christmas and not think tags? I love the way you're incorporated PeiLeis miniatures in them.


K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Carrie, Your song gave me chills too! What a special memory. As usuall, your tags are amazing!
Forget Me Not Dreams

GEORGIA said...

What beautiful music! Post a photo of the beautiful bride sometime!!
Your embellished box and tags are just gorgeous, too!
Thanks for sharing!

Grandma G's

mommasquirrel said...

Hello Carrie,
What a beautiful and romantic song. I had to sit and listen all the way through twice. Thank you for sharing such a lovely memory.
Your bird box is fantastic as well! I love the colors and it has that touch of whimsy that I love.
Hugs, xoxoxo

Inka Thomas said...

OH MY!! I love that bird box! Keep us posted on your new work area. Can't wait to see it.


Susie said...

Hi Carrie! Thanks for sharing your special song with us. The bird box is wonderful. You know I am partial to your goodies. I only have one complaint: I cannot part with them!!! okay, maybe someday...I never knew I had a selfish side....a great show and tell.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Craft Diva said...

love it. love it, love it. loooooooooooooooooooove it. you have such pretties to show this monday!

Silena said...

Hi Carrie,
What a beautiful show and tell...very the song and your presentation of your artwork is gorgeous...thank you!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Sandra Evertson

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That song was truly beautiful Noelle. Thank you for sharing that.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oops! I meant Carrie. :)