Tuesday, December 27, 2011

whistle while you ...

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today thinking about all of the projects I want to tackle in 2012. Writing, tinkering, organizing, painting. Some projects I'll be starting, others finishing.

Before I get ahead of myself, I thought I'd just take a minute to slow down ...

and post some photos I took a month or so ago.

Of course this is the tinkered version of Snow White and the Seven+ Dwarfs.

Also known as a Cupcake Girl and Spool Sprites in "Tinkerese."

{Do you add a/your name to your photos? Sometimes I add my name, other times "tinkered treasures"}

I have always loved fairy tales and childrens' books and even studied illustration for a bit.

When I breezed by Rapunzel by Sarah Gibb at the bookstore recently, it was GASP at first sight. Luckily I added this lovely book to my Christmas list in the nick of time!

The retelling of the tale is wonderful and the images are absolutely beautiful in their detail.

Perhaps Snow White will soon have a fairy tale BFF (FTBFF?).

Another item to add to the list?! ;)



Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Your creations are too cute :) :) Love them all.. That book sounds really sweet, too :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Way to cute Elyse! Thinking of you and wishing you a very Happy New Year! Another year of friendship shared!

Love you!

Lisa said...

Super cute!! Glad you got the book you wanted! It is lovely!
Hugs, Lisa

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh goodness is that ever cute! Keep tinkering, we love to see what you are making!

NanaDiana said...

How cute. I pulled this post up just as the original Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs played out here. My little Snow White just trudged off to bed. Love this post, Elyse. They are just darling- xo Diana

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking about these little friends of yours. They would make darling cake toppers!

Miss you, Lyse Eliz!


Debbie said...

Just love your cute creations, I saw your work in Artful Blogging, and thought I'd say hello.

Heirloom treasures said...

Your little people are delightful. Happy New Year to you and your family. xx jeanetteann

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG they are so cute! How do you think of these things?...You are sooo creative!


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

There always seems to be more projects than time....the curse of being so creative! Happy new year.

koralee said...

Adorable my friend...this book looks so lovely....sending you ooodles of love for a nice easy week. xoxoox

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

oh my.... that is the sweetest version of snow white i have ever seen!

Theresa said...

Oh so darn cute:) Thanks for paying me a visit! I have missed your sweet self! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Mel said...

These are adorable. What a great way to use spools.

SLR said...

look at those cute, cute dwarfs! do you know there are two Snow White (non-animated) movies coming out this year? one funny, one dark...
the Rapunzel book is just Gasp Gorgeous!!
looking forward to all you will share in 2012 here and in the mags!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Hi Elyse,
I am your newest follower. Actually I thought I was already following you but realized your posts weren't coming up, so I made certain I am now. What a fun, lovely blog you have. I am so enjoying it and so glad I won't miss any future posts. I had to smile when I saw the words whistle while you work because I am dreaming up a project for a pillow or wallhanging that says those same words . . . I guess we all need a little magic in our lives! I hope mine will inspire me while I am working - if I ever get to it that is! Have a great new year, and it is so nice to meet you! Please come visit me if you ever get a chance!

Katy Noelle said...

Fairytale magic - a good way to describe your style! =]

I love, love, love children's books and illustrations. I'm so fascinated by them.

Good luck with your dreaming and planning for 2012. I have a dream....

I have a dream to blog about Christmas in 2012. I can only hope. sigh.

In the meantime, elyse, my mom and sister are toying with the idea of coming down to CT seashore area. We're looking for a fun, festive and beautiful adventure. We were talking about Mystic Seaport - too cold. Also, Newport, RI - we've been to the Gilded mansions already but, honestly, we're more, er, old fashioned? Colonial? Just plain cozy? The best part of the day in Newport was the fifteen minutes spent wandering around the old town - up and down the old streets - and oooing over all of the beautiful Christmas wreaths on the doors.

So, if you have a second to spare.... (eek) would you happen to have any ideas? I know that you know how to have a fun adventure! ;)

Happy New Year, sweet friend!

Katy xxoo

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love children's fairy tales too! The illustrations in this book are marvelous! And your felt snow white and little companions are so cute! I always enjoy my visits to your blog.
Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Jessica said...

So very cute, Elyse! Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy new year in 2012! Can't wait to see what you do next!


Anonymous said...

Stopping over here from "A Sort of Fairy Tale" and I wanted to tell you how adorable all of your little people are! They made me smile this morning!

Anonymous said...

What darling little renditions of the dwarfs Elyse- I can just imagine how much fun you have playing while creating these little guys!

Looking forward to seeing tinkering done the Elyse way in 2012!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse!

I too have many projects lined up for 2012.
I'll be focusing on blogging and creating for my shop....ooooh the fun will never end around here with so many fun things to do....

...here's to your tinkering! may your list be long and full.

ciao bella

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