Monday, 20 August 2007

" Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down "

I thought of this song by 'The Carpenters' this morning when i woke up and saw that yes, it was STILL raining. I know we need it so i shouldnt complain. Sam kindly informed me of the weather status the minute he woke up, with this long and breathless burst of information "Mummy its a rainy day again and we cant go anywhere today.But i bet your plants love it dont they? I can hear them saying Yumm Yumm, can you hear them?"

Well now how could i be feeling 'down' when i have that little guy to make my rainy day sunny :)

So Sam and I have now decided that tomorrow, no matter what the weather, we are going to Gloria Jeans to do one of favourite things together, sit in a big comfy chair by the window with an Iced Chocolate with cream (yes even on a cold day its soooo GOOOOOD)and a piece of warm Banana Bread. Yummy. I love that my son will do these things with me. Its so cool.We just sit there together and chat away :) I hope he remembers these moments as he grows up.

ANYHOO on this Rainy Monday (queue that Carpenters song again)i have tried my best to capture what little light there was so that i could photograph some items to list on Ebay this afternoon.
Heres a little peek at what ive been up to.

My 'Tiara's Make You Taller' Mixed Media. Handpainted Tiara with sparkle galore!

Pink Iced Flower Pot

Chocoltae Mud Faux Cuppies and Pink and Mint Faux Petit' Fours

Handpainted roses on chippy timber with Glass Knob centre to hang something pretty from.

Another of my sweet Roses signs

Cafe' Pink..for something different. Woops forgot the ' above the E. Better fix that LOL

A Rosey Tussie Mussie i made the other day for Mum just cause i love her :)

Gorgeous Tall Boy with cabriole legs that i finally got around to re-vamping )

I have been a busy bee and have lots more to come!
Oh b4 i go i must say a huge THANKYOU to all you awesome and sweet gals who signed up for the swap! I hope you are all having fun gathering your Cotton N Candy!Remember to email me if you have any problems :)

Luv Lots,
Shann xo


Laurie said...

You have been a busy little bee! You did a beautiful job on all items. I wondered why you'd been so quiet. I love that Tall Boy are you keeping it? I could't part with it!


The Salisbury Family said...

Your auction pieces are as always, absolutely divine! Im glad ( in a way) that its still raining for you, even though we hate the rainy days we need it so much


Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

Oh, that tall boy cabinet is glorious, you did a fantastic job on it!

Lori said...

Shannon,, I'll bet that when Sam is 19 he'll still sit and chat a by then share a coffee with you like my sons Marc and Mikie would with me. Moms like us hold our sons hearts longer then most Moms, aren't we luckey? Gee if the merry day ever comes when my accidents are settled finacially I want to have you make my cuppie cake flower pot! glad you liked my kitty pics today, now you'll have no guilt tucking kitty in on such a cold dreary day! LOL, Thank you for making me once again smile and wipeing away what was a very sad day in the U.S. for me! Much Love, Lori P.S. Would you like a few Romantic Homes in your Moms package? I think I have some doubles!!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Yes, he will remember those times. My boys are 17 and 21, and they love to talk about special things we did when they were little. And we still have special times. Just today, the three of us went to lunch and shopping together.... I am SO blessed.
Pretty things you shared today too!

Peta said...

Love all your creations Shannon! You have been very busy!

Tip Junkie said...

Wow. You have been very busy. Your pieces are so beautiful. You have some amazing talent.

Stephanie said...

Awww, Sam is just too sweet! You are obviously doing a great job as mummy!! I love your new Tiaras make you taller design! Adorable!! said the 5'2" shortie. Love how pretty your faux goodies look on that fab sideboard. What a wonderful tall boy! Are you going to keep it? Love those knobs on it, too!

Angelic Accents

Sweet Remembrance said...

Everything is the tall boy! So very chic.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Awww, Sam sounds like such a sweetie! I am sure that he will remember those times Shannon! And as for your pretties, well, they are all just gorgeous! Those faux treats look yummy!


Thanks Girls!!!
Im not keeping the Tall Boy, ive got no room and dont really need it (umm and lets not mention that i have 2 more in the garage....), ive put it on Ebay.
xxoo Shann

Renee :) said...

I have just found your blog & I wanted to let you know how much I love it!It just screams me,as my girls and I love pink,cupcakes,etc...all the things you have on your blog are all things we love!I juts missed out on a great swap,I see.I've only singed up for 2 swaps & it seems like this 2nd one I'm doing now won't be happening,so anyways,will you be doing any more swaps?I was thinking about hosting one myself but since my blog isn't at the crafty stage yet,I don't get many visitors or shall I say comments. :) Where did you find that gorgeous tall cabinet?I'm in love with it,it's beautiful!Well,must go before I write you a novel. :) Bye!Renee

Jerri said...

Thanks for visiting jerripinkpassion. Your shades of pink are just lucious.
I hope your rainy Monday is over. We are waiting in northern Michigan for any kind of rain (except snow!).

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Your treats look amazing, my goodness I love your house!! Sam will remember, my Aidan is 14, and he still likes to hang out with me :) I miss when my big boys were small!!!

Becky said...

I suddenly am craving cupcakes! Lovely work and a lovely blog! I see you know Amy, too. She is a sweetie! Take care! Becky

Stephanie said...

Shann, forgot to tell you that we used the Carpenters song "Close to You" at our wedding! Now I'm gonna have "Rainy Days & Mondays Always Get Me Down" humming in my head all day! :0)

Angelic Accents

Dolly said... sweet of Sam to look on the bright side... mommys plants do love all the rain!
Shannon treasure these precious times with Sam.. you are making memories he will carry with him his whole life!
P.S. my 12 yo grandson still loves to hang with gramma!
We love to go shopping or camp out at the book store on rainy days!

I am loving all the pink girl...
love your signs and cuppy have been very busy!

Is it still raining?
We had sprinkles this morning then sunshine all afternoon so far! I hope you have the same!

Hugz, Dolly

Renee :) said...

Hi Shannon!Thanks soooo very much for your nice comment!I would absolutely love to be partners with you for the cotton n candy swap!Please let me know when you would like it mailed out & a dollar $ amount you have set for the girls will be so excited as we just started swapping & I just signed up for a cupcake swap in July,only to have my partner back out 1 1/2 weeks before ir was due out then my new partner was supposed to send my swap out but haven't seen it or heard from her,so we were upset about that,but they will be so thrilled about this swap!They love mail as much as I do! :) You can email me at to talk about swapping,thanks!Renee

Lori said...

Shannon, this morning I had a peek at your kitchen through Peta's blog!! Wow-see-wow! I was looking for the picture of Tom her cat tucked in his blankies and found it! Shannon pleaseeeee can we see more kitchen pics this week?? Do you want some Romantic Home issues? You didn't say would you like a certain season or older or newer issues? Take care, Love Lori

love of yellow roses said...

I just love all your sweet treats you create they are so pretty and scrumptous looking. i was also wondering where we need to post our swap pictures at?

KARA said...

wow shannon your blog is the most prettiest blog I have evr seen, I live with rose tinted eyes, pink is amazing, I am so sad I missed your swap it looked fab, well I shall be a regular visitor from now on.

P.S. My sister spells her name shannon the same as you which is quite rare in the UK as its the irish spelling.

Counting Your Blessings said...

When my oldest boy, who is now nearly 17, was young and I was going through a divorce, every Monday night was "special night". We dragged the futon cushion out to the living room floor, watched movies and ate junk food. We still talk about those nights! Sam will remember & you'll treasure the conversations! Blessings... Polly