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Jul 19, 2011

...pink elephants and marshmallows??!

...hello bloggy friends!

this is a random W.W. post

do you ever feel

well ~


i'm not talkin' about how you feel,
after you eat that decadent raspberry brownie,
iced with glorious chocolate ganache
sitting on your counter,
tauntingly wooing you either!!

i didn't say guilty

just heavy...

in thought...

now i'm stuck on those raspberry brownies ~ LOL!!

moving on ~

isn't this little pink elephant toooo adorable??


her name is ellie

i saw her one day while visiting Vivianne's blog
and wanted her for my very own.
i ordered a kit to make her from her etsy shop

all her little mohair friend are toooo sweet!
i could just eat them up...
well ~
maybe just hug and squeeze them all,
fuzzies don't really taste good!

would you believe
that she is only 4 little inches??

 her legs and arms move too


my daughter stitched her up,
as she grew weary with waiting for me to get to her!

i * love * how she turned out...

i'm thinkin' she needs a friend.
perhaps in a soft blue gray or oatmeal color.
i may even call him edmund! 
(edmund likes turkish delight)

i'm not so sure about that turkish delight
but let's say like, marshmallows,
and i'm there!

random huh?!

(is it me, or do you think i have a sweet tooth today??!)

and sorry to disappoint,
but this is not about
ooey, gooey marshmallows
let me just say
there is NO

i repeat

NO comparison to homemade marshmallows vs. store bought ones!

i'll share the recipe someday...

but rather,
this is about the color of marshmallows

i imagine right about now,
 you are saying to yourself ~
what in the world is she onto now?!

and to that i would respond


and just WHAT is this?!

why my darlings,

THIS is my faux grain sack

i love the look of it,
and needed alot of it for a project
i set off to duplicate the look,
for less.

i took a canvas drop cloth
and washed it

washed it again

and on the third time
i added "non-chlorine" to the wash
(which is really just peroxide)
a good half of the gallon.
this softens and lightens :)

i used painters tape to help me make the stripes
like so:

taping it to the floor
 also helped it from shifting.

 now i'm painting the "marshmallow" stripe

no seriously,
that is the paint color

rollin' rollin' rollin'
keep your paintbrush rollin'!!

let dry overnight

remove tape


place more blue tape down the center
paint again!

let dry again, overnight
and look!!

faux grain sack cloth...

bet you're wondering what i'm going to do with it now, huh?

well, on thursday
 i will be revealing
 my jeanne d'arc like
"rose-Mary" french rocking chair!!


my bad??!


i'll give you my inspiration shot

i told you it was a random kinda day:)

sharing this with Faded Charm's: White Wednesday

here's to raspberry brownies!!


  1. Ellie is adorable and will keep you good company I am sure. Hopefully she will stay away from the sweets you enjoy. :)
    LOVE that faux grain striped cloth and am anxiously awaiting the JDL result my dear!
    It may have been a random post, but inspirational as always.
    - Susan

  2. Hello Rosemary,
    Ellie, is adorable, and a pile of lace is the perfect place to roost:-)

  3. Ellie is so adorable! Love that faux grain striped cloth. Beautiful setting. Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  4. Ellie is sure cute! Love that striped cloth too! I could think of quite a few things to do with it! I bet your rocker will look fabulous!

  5. The pink elephant is so cute. The sure cure against feeling too heavy. :)

  6. That elephant is just too cute!!! Can't wait to see your reveal with the cloth =) Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

  7. Oohh, raspberry brownies sound so good about now. I picked some more of our strawberries this evening and am going to make a strawberry/rhubarb crisp in the morning...Yum!!!

    Can't wait to see your finished project.. I like what I'm seeing so far:-)


  8. Now you've got me stuck on the raspberry brownies, too!! Love how you did this faux grain sack...my mind is reeling with ideas! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve!

    And Elle...is totally precious! I am off to check out The Old Pin Cushion!!
    Have a beautiful day! This post is sooo charming!

  9. Ellie is a cutiie pie!! I am glad to see she is a pocket elephant!

  10. Hi Rosemary!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    I love this, how cool of an idea to paint on the stripes... painters canvas is the best.
    Can't wait to see the reveal...
    Blessings today

  11. Dear Rosemary, you crack me up. Most of all, I love the way you create your own. A woman I can hang out with - if you can't find, if you can't afford it - MAKE IT.

    xo Rhonda

  12. The elephant is adorable and irresistible! Can't wait to see your finished project.


  13. Well Rosemary random or not I always love your photos and your posts! That little elephant is too cute. I will have to dig out my little elephant stuffed with straw from my childhood and see if he can stay together enough to photograph. Happy memories of that little guy! lol
    Your cloth is wonderful too!!!

  14. I Rosemary, I almost named my daughter Hannah (Ellie) 18 years ago after my Mothers Father :)
    So cute to hear this name and Ellie is Ell-dorable!!!

    Thank you my sweet friend for your beautiful visit and comment:)

    I want to tell you after I sent your lace- sail boat post to my aunt she has been in love with your works of art! she is a non-blogger yet enjoys viewing all the favorite ones she has booked marked in her favorites.

    She collects rustic boats and has been inspired by yours to create one of her own!

    Keep inspiring all that you create over here!

  15. Was that a fabric paint you used or just craft paint??? Thanks, I'll be making one soon :)

    1. Nancy, I used the soft touch fabric paint buy Tulip :)


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