Monday, May 5, 2008

In the beginning..."The Birds & Bonnets Swap"

These are the unfinished very early stages of what will be my screens for Beth & Karla's Birds & Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap. I have to move on to my next project of the day (landscaping) but wanted to show you what I got done so far. I had so much fun this morning imagining what I cuold do on this little itty bitty screen. I had 3 little helpers with with 30 sticky fingers, so that made for an interesting couple of hours but boy will I miss them when they leave me for school. For the first screen, I named this little girl Tina. Which is my mother's name. This reminds me of a picture I saw of her when she was young. Like she would have been so beautiful but quiet & reserved. Her wings are made of a paper towel cardboard roll that I covered with paper & cut into strips. I covered one of the open sides with crepe paper & the other side with Antique Soft blue lace. Each of these screens will have one of my favorite quotes.

Her name is Ella because she looks so soft & innocent. I used an old beaded bracelet I had in my jewelry box to frame her picture.

I think I will name this one Marge. She looks sure of herself & she is stern & gets things done. Her bird nest hat will feature hemp with crystals strung on it.

All unfinished but they are coming right along. I also have some adorable Thank You gifts for the hosts of this great swap. I will show them in the next post.

Oh yes, & some very exciting news! I found a camera that I liked. It was so hard to shop for cameras because I don't know much & had no idea where to start but this is a FujiFilm Finepix s1000. Lot's of cool features. 12x optical zoom lens covering a a remarkable focal range of 33-396mm, 10.0-megapixel, Face Detection, 2.7-inch LCD & Super Macro mode which lets you move in as close as approx. 2cm (0.8 inch)!
I ordered it on-line for only $200. Which is a great deal because it sold for $270 at Walmart. I'll get it just in time for Vacation. I've been reading the Manual on-line so I kind of know what I'm doing before we go.


Rosa said...

Hi Angela,
For a while there I thought you didn't want comments!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comment!
Your panels are awesome, really nice work!!

MarilynH said...

My camera before the one I have now was a fuji finepix!!! It was only 3 Mega way back then. You got a great deal!