It's been spring only for a little while here. Mother nature has been hesitant on allowing the changes from winter to spring. Or maybe she was just still a bit too sleepy to bring us spring early this year. We had late snow, and lots of snow. But mother nature had a surprise up her sleeve. A rather warm spring all of a sudden. We've been wearing summer clothes almost daily, playing in the sprinklers, enjoying fresh air flowing into the house through he wide open windows without ever having to close them, even at night.
And now, blossoms are making their appearance.
From dandelions in the grass, to flowering trees, to surprise blooms in the flower bed.
(I wasn't sure what these were at first, since we've only been at our house for a year and the previous owners had just planted in the flower bed before we bought our home. But I believe these may be cherry trees? They are still small, like a bush. But I'll have to remove them from the bed before they get to big. I think these would be perfect in the backyard!)
I am loving discovering new flowers popping up left and right in the yard. I am loving learning about the different plants and flowers that are on our property. I am loving being inspired by nature, by this explosion of life.
Nature has been inspiring me in my crafts lately. A couple months ago, I had ordered a bunch of small jars to make fairy dust necklaces. Last year, I had made a rather large selection of them and brought them to the summer craft fairs. (They never made it to my Etsy and sold out). But when I received my jars, I was accidentally sent the wrong size. These are a touch taller, and I find them a bit too big for a child to wear. I could have sent them back, but I knew I'd think of something to do with them.
Just this past Thursday, I went to the store and found adorable bird themed charms to add to the necklaces. I wasn't sure what I was going to put IN the necklaces though. And then, a funny thing happened. I found a few small feathers while on a walk with the kids this weekend. Just the perfect size to fit in the bottles. What were the chances of that happening?!
As soon as I came back home, I went to work and made these :)
I only had enough feathers to make 3 necklaces.
The necklaces aren't even posted on Etsy yet (I will work on that this week).
I've been long over due for a giveaway. So I decided to give a feather necklace with wing charm with one lucky follower!
That's right! You have the chance to win this adorable nature inspired necklace. (No worries, no birds have been harmed in the making ;)
1. Leave a comment on this post.
For extra entries:
2. Follow me on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know you did so!
3. Visit my Etsy shop and come back to tell me what your favourite item is.
You can enter until Friday (May 25th) and I will announce the winner on Saturday. This giveaway is open to anyone, no matter where you live, I will ship!
Good luck and happy Monday!