Monday, October 15, 2007

Awards and Pumpkin Faries!

Today I was nominated twice for the, You Make Me Smile award.

I was nominated by Linda of Somewhere in Time, http://somewhereintyme.blogspot.com/ , and Dena from, Come Sit a Spell http://swaddlecottage.blogspot.com/ .

Apparently my blog and I make people smile. Thank you both very much for the honor.

I have such a hard time nominating others for this award, simply because when I read your blogs I always smile. You are all wonderful to me. So I am nominating all of you today!! You all make me smile and laugh.



Now on to the pumpkin fairy. I was browsing through the Somerset Holidays and Celebrations book/magazine. I came upon this cute idea from Natalie Hansen, Life Is A Collage http://nataliehansen.typepad.com/. It is a faux carved out pumpkin with a lot of embellishing.

She is a wonderful artist, whose work is featured several times in the magazine.

This one just caught my eye, and I had to try it.

I happened to have most of the materials already. I did have to find a picture of a spooky house and a vintage child.



If anyone has good sources for vintage photos, please let me know.



I think it turned out rather well. Check out the original on page 104 in the Somerset.

I emailed Natalie to tell her that I tried out her project. She was so nice and emailed me back to say that I did a good job, and that she was excited that someone loved and tried out her project.



I made it yesterday, and it was a good diversion from, as my friend Jenn of Thrift Shop Romantic said, the" 24 hr. wedding channel."



I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday!!

25 comments:

Simply Me Art said...

You Definately make me Smile Everyday with your kind words. You deserve The Award more than Anyone. I Love what you did with the Pumkin and all the Goodies you got this weekend. Wow, Wedding countdown has Begun!! Yippeee, Here comes the Bride!!! *Jamie*

Storybook Woods said...

Well I think you are the perfect candidate for the you make me smile award. Your blog always makes me smile xoxoxox Clarice

Raised In Cotton said...

You Make Me Smile!!! Love your pumpkin too, darling angel on top!

Blessings:)
Carol

Robyn said...

well how fun is that!

Felicia said...

Congratulations! Well deserved :)

Nunnie's Attic said...

Very cool pumpkin!!

Congratulations on your award! I would have to agree with them.

Love,
Julie

tongue in cheek said...

How darling!

Sweet Remembrance said...

OK Rosemary, I want that pumpkin!
I am so loving it...
I get some wonderful vintage graphics from here
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/newstuff.html
Art-e-zine for a small donaton!
I love their graphics...
Priscilla

KARA said...

I am loving your pumpkin, how clever.
It looks really scarey kinda like a scence in bettlejuice.
Congrats on winning the award you really deserve it.
Kara
xx

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Congratulations on your double smile award!!!

That pumpkin is toooo cute! =)

PAT said...

Congratulations on your smile awards, Rosemary!!

I love your altered punkin! So neat!

Pat

Me said...

Wow that is so cool!! I'm serious i like how that looks 3D if you can tell me how you did that or if you bought it. Tell me where you bought that is awesome!

The Decorated House said...

Oh my goodness what a busy girl you have been! I love seeing all your Halloween decorations. The 3 Little Witches fit in so beautifully and you sure have given them a good home.

Your pumpkin turned out so good. What a fun looking project.

Just a few more days until the big wedding! Now relax and remember to enjoy it!
Donna

Nunnie's Attic said...

You got one more award today, baby! Stop over and pick it up...

Love,
Julie

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

How fun! I think it turned out great.

Carol said...

Your pumpkin theatre looks fantastic Rosemary!

I have just seen faux pumpkin theatres like yours on Ulla's blog here: http://ullam.typepad.com/ullabenulla/
Carol xox

the feathered nest said...

Congrats on the award - it's well deserved!

Love that idea and I think your turned out great!

Manuela

tongue in cheek said...

Happy Smiles at Halloween, no saying Boooooooooooooo and only say Treat!

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Congrats on the award Rosemary! :)

I love how your pumpkin turned out...very nice.

*muah*
Michelle

Michelle said...

Having a much better day today, thanks for your kind and understanding words. I love your pumpkin fairy and have been wanting to make the same! I enjoy carving detailed carvings on foam pumpkins so I can enjoy the masterpiece year after year!

Allison said...

Great pumpkin Rosemary. i can't even tell how you did it. Looks sort of magical. I really like the child on top of the pumpkin. That's so cute! And I agree, you definitely make me smile - both you and your blog!!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

KJ said...

Congrats on your nominations and award!!!

I was at Michaels tonight and saw a few of these carved out pumpkins for sale. They were marked down to about $49.00! It would definitely pay to make one. It is a clever idea!

KJ

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Congrats on your awards-you must be delighted!! Your pumpkin is absolutely fantastic-you are SO creative!!

Susie Q said...

Congrats on the awards...you ALWAYS make me smile!!
Your pumpkin is amazing!! You are just about the most creative person I know! This is just too cool!

Hugs,
Sue

Vintage Blue Studio said...

The pumpkin is amazing! I didnt even notice the article in Somerset, lol! Really nice work, I cant stop looking at it!

Diana