My new spring Keens. As cute on the outside as the inside. I’m patiently waiting for Keens to find me like a needle in a haystack out here in the blogosphere, realize I’m their biggest fan, and subsequently decide to sponser my next trip abroad. Which is occuring in August. Which will be fabulous. Which I can’t tell you about yet. But soon.
In the meantime I’ll just be out here on the back patio morning, noon, and night. (back here now writing this post!) By the end of the day there are a dozen or so glasses to herd inside. And other stacks of stuff. See that slatted table? found! On a walk. It belonged to a nice young Matt Damon look-a-like who was on his way to Tanzania. Now it lives on my back patio and it’s 459 times better than the old rickety wooden thing that didn’t nearly have enough room for all my stacks.
My extra cute Spanish friend Maria José, came over earlier this week with a bottle of 2007 Castillo Rioja Spanish wine. I went to Fresh & Easy and picked up 3 more bottles this morning. If you live near a F&E and you like red wine I highly recommend. highly.
Flowers continue opening and closing over here at Moss Cottage. My America’s Sweetheart Epi bloomed on Friday and is still open! She’s the first of the season to bloom, but she’s shy. This blossom faces away from the patio. It’s okay. Her back side is every bit as gorgeous as her front. (btw My Nikon is in the shop so I’ve been using my little Fuji point & shoot lately.)
Now for some good old fashioned plant porn… Check out those big lusty Eden buds She’s such a show-off!
A little blurb about this lacy digital frame I made today. You can see the original card it came from in THIS post. Leslie from A Creative Mint uses the sweetest lacy digital frames from time to time. I’ve been wanting to make something similar so when I was in Paris and spotted that card at a flea market I instantly thought: digital frame!
If you have a hankering to make a digital frame from a found treasure, this is my method using Photoshop CS. For further questions on the process I defer to google where the answer to everything in the known universe lies.
- correct color
- select the center and fill with white
- use the magic eraser on the middle part to create a transparent center
- drop your photo on top of frame
- in the layer’s palette drag that photo underneath the frame layer