Hi All! It's February 1st! Time to wish my sister a happy birthday: Happy Birthday, Kris!
It's also time to get rolling on our countdown to Valentine's Day. WOO HOO!!
First off, I have a little perpetual countdown flip stand that I made using a little stand from Ikea and a boatload of stuff from my stash. So let's start with day 14:
This stand was pretty easy to put together--just patterned paper, book rings and LOTS of layers. And remember, if Valentine's Day is not your gig, a little countdown stand like this would be great for anything you want to celebrate: a birthday, a big vacation, retirement, whatever strikes your fancy.
Now, on to our first project! I thought I'd start with my feather tree, which will be gaining ornaments and bling throughout the next two weeks. I love my little tree, it stays up year round. However, I've never tried to photograph it before. This, my friends, turned out to be a much more daunting task than expected. First, it's just a wee tree, so it doesn't really stand out in a photo all that well. Add to that the lack of wall space without a window (normally a very GOOD thing), and well…not the best photo shoot. So here it is:
Here's some close ups of the hearts:
And if you string it on the tree just right, you can get your little message across with no trouble:
I hope you enjoyed today's quick and easy garland. Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow and see what else we have in store during our countdown to Valentine's Day. And remember: Monday, February 3rd we'll be joining in the Rose Blossom Blog Hop. You definitely don't want to miss it!