Friday, September 17, 2010

tinkering time



Much of my tinkering is done in small stages.



Like these clothespins, which I painted while in the basement late one afternoon, in between switching loads of laundry.

I'll be up in a minute!




I often snip paper and decoupage while supervising homework.



I treasure my found moments of tinkering (and my can of aqua paint).

Happy weekend!

xo
elyse

41 comments:

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

So cute.... What happy little things.. I try to find little bits of time wherever I can too. My biggest chunk is always when we're on a little road trip... I'll have a pile of stuff on my lap.

Huggies,
Spencer

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Hi Elyse...I love your pretty tinkering. You always come up with such lovely creations! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kit said...

Everytime I see that popcycle stick box, I have to smile. It takes me right back to a summer when I was about 10 and we made them at a craft camp. I can still smell all the glue. :) Kit

debi said...

I'm LOVING your aqua paint!!! YUM

Your tinkering always turns into something so pretty and sweet!!

A Vintage Chic said...

I love your can of aqua paint too, Elyse...you do magic with that paint!

Hope your weekend is wonderful! Tinker away!

Julie

Mary Ellen said...

Always love to see your tinkering Elyse! My tinkering always seems to end up a bit my clamoring -

bee blessed
mary

baysiderose said...

Love what you do when you are tinkering. Mine never turns out quite so good. Love the colours.

Jill said...

Love that can of aqua paint! You create the most wonderful, sweet things!
Hugs,
Jill

Jill said...

Oh! I love the necklace that you ordered from Tamar-- it's so fun! Her shop is like a candy store, isn't it?! Love it!
Hugs,
Jill

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely little things. Enjoy the beautiful weekend! Kellie xx

It's me said...

It all looks so nice!!!...happy weekend darling...love Ria...

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Such pretty clothes pegs!
Susan x

Vintage Amethyst said...

So pretty as usual.
I always think it's amazing what you can get done when having a few mins tinkering here & there.
love
Alison
x

Passione Helena said...

Through the link on the blog of "Stipje", I come here for you to look at these beautiful painted creations. They are incredibly beautiful!

Dear greetings, Helena

Cottage Flair said...

Very sweet ... It's hard to find time to do what you love. Funny about the fabric I posted being your curtains. I LOVE all of the fabrics I got from the Darla collection. I have them listed for sale but they will be very hard to part with!!
Jennifer

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Pretty little tinkerings! ♥

Claudia said...

I imagine - with two boys, homework, laundry, work, etc. - you have to grab whatever time you have to tinker.

Such a pretty color - you know it's my fave! Have a good weekend.

xo
Claudia

Alison said...

So beautiful! The blue with those little roses is divine!
Alison

NanaDiana said...

Those are just the cutest things ever. I can see using them for sooo many different things...a magnet on the back and hung to hold homework papers and projects....used on a small line to show off pretty little hankies....chip bag closers...OH SO CUTE! Now that I have thought of all these different uses wouldn't you like to just send me those? I know you don't want them anymore...and if you send them to me it will make room for you to do some more projects! What do you mean, Are You Crazy? Well, of course I am...but thanks for asking! lol

Theya re absolutely darling and I adore them! Hugs- Diana

Zuzu said...

So sweet! I enjoy working this way as well. :)
Have a happy, Elyse!
~ Zuzu

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love it when you tinker! You create such sweet things.
Hugs,
Penny

tiNa said...

I have a can awaiting painting of an antique china cabinet (the top is gone). I just LOVE those clothespins! Makes hanging the laundry so much more bearable :D.

Vintage Home said...

...delightful "tinkering".....what doesn't look good with a pink rose on it!...Thanks for dropping by!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Love your tinkered treasures, elyse. they just exude sweetness.

Hugs,
Suz

maría cecilia said...

Absolutely adorable your tinkerings!!!! I saw this post in some other blog and came to tell you how much I love your work.
cariños,
maria cecilia

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

What you do is just gorgeous, I love it!
The bleu...the flowers...this makes me very happy :)

Huggs from Holland!

~ Veornique ~

Little Pink Studio said...

so, so pretty Elyse!

Theresa said...

Love that color and it always reminds me of you when I see it!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Brenda Kula said...

Your tinkering is always so inspiring. I've got to get to tinkering. So much to do; so little time. And I don't even have homework to supervise.
Brenda

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Elyse, such lovely tinkering indeed. And congrats on being published. So many bloggers are in the October issue of Romantic Homes. How wonderful! I wish I could get that magazine here. Getting any magazine is hit or miss in this country. Hope you have a great week. :) Tamy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your designs are always so cute!
Have a happy week, Elyse xx

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your tinkering is always so pretty!

Love,
Maryjane

JAM@Oostende said...

The pins are gorgeous. Lovely. Grtz, Natasja

casapinka said...

Love those little projects done while kiddos are doing homework, everything is kind of peaceful but you're all spending quality time doing independent things. So pretty...those jars remind me that I want to try to make rose petal jam.

Katy Noelle said...

You and your can of aqua paint are truly partners in crime! You kill me with how cute these are. bwahahahaha!

Ale said...

I love It, This very beautiful your work...
Congratulations!

Tanya@takesix said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!!! I love your blog Elyse. I'm your newest follower!

From Inspiration To Realization said...

So sweet!

Anonymous said...

just love the pins. Would love to know where you got the roses and what the paint name was.

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marla said...

Never thought clothespins could be so beautiful!