Here's the June RRR Ribbon Club Assortment-Ocean Breeze in all its glory! So fabulous! Take a look!
So pretty and fresh, right?! I love this assortment! I always like to try to incorporate as many of the ribbons as possible when I make my RRR blog hop project. This month I wanted to do something completely different and new and decided to alter a metal bird house frame, transforming it into a sweet little cottage, brimming with color and happy things!
This is a very special cottage and it comes with a story! It was abandoned and falling apart--getting overgrown with weeds with a dilapidated and leaky roof. But the animals of the forest didn't see all that--they only saw the potential of the place. So, one fine day, they all came together and got busy restoring the cottage into a magical little world of love and beauty. And now all the woodland critters live together in their tiny home, happily ever after!
You might have noticeed the one-of-a-kind ribbon thatched roof! This is where most of the ribbons were used and I'm kind of in love with how it turned out. I love the detailed patterns on each ribbon and how they add even more interest to the fun roof! The owls thought it would be a hoot to add some colorful buttons tied with Natural Burlap String here and there. Afterwards, they nested atop the bed of soft ribbon shingles and settled right in.
Welcome to our happy home! Come on in an take a closer look......
All the pretty flowers are in full bloom here at the cottage. We don't know exactly what month it is, fore time isn't of the essence here. We enjoy a perpetual Spring/Summer in these magical woods where the warm days make way to mildly cooler evenings and fire flies light up the night. Ivory Open Roses and Pink Open Roses are popping out through the white picket fence. Off-White Chrysanthemums surrounded by a lovely Mix of Cosmos Daisy Stem Flowers, colorful Sweetheart Blossoms and Apple Blossoms adorn the front of each side of painted chipboard window frames, along with the dreamy Aqua Double-Faced Satin (part of the June Assortment) tied into soft, loopy bows. Growing from what seems like every crevice and corner are bright, beautiful flowers of all kinds. Tiny Two-Tone Leaves and White Spiral Stamens spout from within the greenery and shrubs. All is well in this happy world. No stress, no worries...no problems. Welcome home!
Inside the cottage stands a peaceful fairy statue and a birdbath, which the birds come to gather around daily and chirp about all the interesting things. Shimmering leaves hang from the ceiling and an worn pink bicycle rests against the rusted brick wall, possibly awaiting the return of a joyful child coming to take it for a spin down old Country Road where the wild strawberries grow.
Around the house on one side is a cute double window with white heart shutters.
On the opposite side, a handmade window sill planter filled with sparkling Resin Flowers with Rhinestone Flatback Cabochons and a metal water faucet.
This little flower planter was such fun to make! 😊😊😊
A final view of my altered cottage...
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired! Your next stop on the hop is SHEILA! Happy crafting!