I'd like to begin by saying thank you to all who left such sweet, caring and kind comments on my last post. You will never know how much your kind words of sympathy help comfort my heart. For that I will always be grateful.
Not going to lie though, I've been moping around the house still feeling sad and now even more so that our daughter has moved out. We were lucky that she decided to attend a local university so she has been home since she started a couple of years ago. However this summer she will be participating in a school program that requires her to live on campus....I know, I know, no big deal, she'll still be local....But she is our only child and she has never been away from us for so long. I'll only get to see her on weekends, if I'm lucky :-(
Anyway, hubby says I need to keep myself busy so that I won't go crazy. (A little too late for that I would say... Hee, hee hee.) But I'll agree with him, keeping busy will help pass the time a little quicker so this summer is the perfect time to get some projects done...as many as possible.
Now what can I possibly do with a vintage child's security gate, which I snatched from my parents garage, a pair of metal floral wall decor pieces, which were a thrift store find and three wire baskets, also thrift store finds. Three very different items for three creative projects.
I've been sitting here for a while now just staring at the blinking cursor on my screen trying to think about how to start this post. There is such a heaviness and sadness in my heart that overwhelms me and it's making it hard to think straight. My hubby said that writing this post would help with the grieving process. But what do I say? I guess I should begin by letting you know why I am grieving.
This past Monday afternoon our sweet little Cookie past away.
She was the sassiest most chic little Chihuahua ever.
She was a very special member of our family and was very much loved.
(Family Christmas picture)
(Getting lots of kisses from our daughter. Cookie was almost two years old and our daughter was almost 7 in this picture. They practically grew up together)
(Getting lots of loving from her mami)
She came into our lives at only 8 weeks old and won our hearts almost immediately.
We were very blessed to be able to love her, spoil her and enjoy her sweetness for 15 years.
Her passing has been very hard on me and my family, she will be missed very much.
I thought I would start off the month in creative mode.
I changed up my coffee table vignette a bit. For it, I created this cute little topiary with a bit of a twist. Hee, hee, hee. It was a fast and easy craft.
I mostly used things I already had like my favorite milk glass urn, some moss, foam, nest with eggs, old bed spring and silk flowers.
The foliage ball is the only new piece I used. I got it at Hobby Lobby recently. We finally got a Hobby Lobby in our neck of the woods and I am sooooo excited about it...Yay!!
I have a bunch of these old bed springs that I have been wanting to use in a project. I'm thrill at how it turned out :-)
Next to it is this cute bee hive candle holder cloche that was a thrift store find. I really like the books tied up with lace, children's shoe forms and silver tray from my last coffee table vignette so I decided to use them again in this one. The Scrabble pieces are also a thrift store find. Love, love, love those thrift stores.
Hope you like it.
Thank you my sweet blogging friends for stopping by.