I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Seashell Saturday

Good morning beachy friends and seashell lovers!

It has been a beautiful week here in central Florida with plenty of sunshine, and lower humidity! This is perfect weather for me :)

It was definitely perfect weather for the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot! I didn't have a pair of earrings to match my outfit (can you believe that???) so I made a pair right before we left yesterday morning.
I am so glad I had the option, and the ability to do that on the spur of the moment! I'll tell ya about the festival next week ;D

I ordered a couple of styles of bookmarks, and had a chance to play around with one of the mermaid bookmarks-
I like this one, but I have another idea for the next one.

Back in August during my whirlwind redecorating fling, I had an idea to make a seashell mirror. I was actually contemplating surrounding my huge bathroom mirror with shells (I've changed my mind). I did order some shells I can't find here, but may make a smaller mirror instead, or use them for something else. I haven't decided yet, but thought I'd show you the shells I got for the project. I sure didn't want to use just my found shells, and I'm a little stingy about what I use them for. Bought shells are easier to use for just any ole' craft.
I love fan shells, they are big and take up some space...I have a few of these in my Christmas ornaments.
These were labeled "frog" shells.
and some nice spiral turitella shells.

When I was crafting my candle, and making some new beachy decorations, I remembered something I saw on HGTV or Crafters Coast to Coast ( which later became That's Clever). I have been wanting to make these for years!
I frosted the lampwork beads to make them look like sea glass. I'm lovin' these little tea lights!

Last week I was looking around for a dress made with seashell fabric, or fabric to make one. I stumbled upon this gorgeous dress on Ebay!
Isn't it lovely? and so ME?! Too bad the images were from 2008, and was sold :(
I would love to find some of this fabric!!!

While looking through my files, I ran across my birthday present from my son, and I have to share it with you. He's very talented using PAINT, the program.
I have a few ideas for this, and have played around with it a little.
I wish I could figure out the exact font and color he used! I guess I could ask him. I love this, and think he did a great job depicting me!

I have taken some time to start stringing that necklace with the Olive shell (finally) but haven't had as much time as I want to spend on it. It was a crazy week at my house to say the least!

I did get to check something off my Bucket List this week! Visit Epcot/Disney World.
(Thanks Shae!!!!!)
It was my 1st time yesterday! Crazy!...since I'm a native.... but Universal/Islands of Adventure is the place to go for the great rides. We used to have season passes!!! (Another gift from Shae!)

I am in a great mood, can't ya tell?!

It's going to be a great day!

YOU have a great Saturday too!

Love,
Del

6 comments:

ReadyOrNot said...

Love love love that dress!!!!

julie cavender said...

You've been so busy! So many ideas to play with.

My daughter and her boyfriend just got back from Disney and they did the Epcot center food fest. She hasn't been to Disney since 95 when she was a kid. They had a blast.

Keep those projects rolling on....

Cindy Adkins said...

OH my gosh--I want that dress!!! and the figure to go with it! lol
I adore your earrings and jars--sheer perfection!!! Those jars are completely brilliant, especially for a beach-themed wedding--wow!
XO
Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! It sounds like you had a wonderful day and I know you had the MOST beautiful jewelry of anyone there! Love the book mark, candles and all of your pretty shells! I'll keep my eye out for that fabric! Enjoy your weekend! We were happy for the rain this afternoon! Hugs! ♥

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love everything about todays post!!! Loved the mermaid bookmark - so cool. That was my favorite item today. I'm jealous of your ability to whip up earrings on the spot like that. Loved the candle holders - the aqua color beads are perfect. I can just see a bunch of those hanging outside - nice! I want a dress like that - its so something I would wear. I think you are back on the creative bandwagon!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This dress is sooo adorable!! Seems to be really well constructed. Would be awesome to have a stylish shell dress like that!

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