Tuesday, August 30, 2011

An earthquake, a hurricane and a birthday

Well, I can say we survived to all of these without much damage and we are very thankful. I was a bit worried about Irene, and preparing everything for my dad's and step mom's arrival, so we really didn't do any art, but I wanted to share Sophie's birthday gift for me. She came to me and said: ''Feliz cLumpe, mami!'' (which would be like: ''Happy bRithday, mommy!''), and gave me this:
It just made my whole day :)
She also got the whole living room floor and giant teddy bear covered in play dough while trying to make me a birthday cake, but fortunately dad took care of it before I woke up!

Monday, August 22, 2011

The weekend and three flags

We played hide and seek...
We had a tea party...
And we made three flags representing each of us. I think they will go somewhere else, but for now, they are on the wall...
Happy day (or night) to you!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Terrariums Part II

Nap time was very productive today, wow! These are not exactly as I had envisioned them, but I think they are ok for a start. And the little creatures that I had made so long ago finally came out of their box.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mini Terrariums

Yes, we have joined the terrarium craze that has been going around for a while (although I have always had a thing for terrariums, since my grandparents used to sell them in their shop when I was little). I had some big plans for my little habitats, but could never find the time to get onto them. Well, today I decided it was the day. To keep Sophie busy, we made some mini terrariums and when she went down for her nap, I grabbed everything and with much anticipation started pouring sand, then rocks and then soil into my glass bowls. The soil was completely dry, so I added some water... not a good idea. Everything was ruined (sob). Well, not everything, I think our mini terrariums were a big hit.
This is what we used:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stop and look for fairies

To be honest, what finally pushed me to start this blog was The Magic Onions Fairy Garden Competition. There are so many incredible and oh, so whimsical gardens that I could not stay just as a reader anymore. I had to make one for ourselves. Thanks so much Donni and Kitty for inspiring us!
My initial plan was to make everything myself, but I fell in love with the Succulent roof birdhouse and I knew that had to be our fairy house.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blogiverse, here we come!

I am Gaby; a scientist turned stay-at-home mom turned artist. I am so thankful for the life I am living right now... I have an amazing almost 2 year old daughter, an incredibly supportive husband and the coolest dog, and we all live in a little house in the woods in a lovely city in North Carolina. I love beautiful things. They might not always fit the general idea of beauty, but for that I love them even more. I am not sure yet how much I will be writing, but I hope to share some beautiful images with whoever wants to look.