Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It has taken me a long time to post about the fabulous weekend that was “Dream Girls 2.” Once again, it’s hard to express how truly lovely this event was. You really have to experience it to understand. So much love, creativity, support, friendship. Almost too much for this rose loving girl to take. Let’s just say, there were tears and laughs a plenty. I want to publicly thank Tiffany the gorgeous (okay, maybe not so much Friday night), hostess of this spectacular event. Again, I took no pictures as there were so many professional photographers capturing the feel of the weekend and I knew that they would do so much better at it than I. I also want to thank Terri Brush who always comes up with the best projects. I only did the Saturday project which was a soldered birdcage with a crown inside. It was so much fun seeing how everyone interpreted the project to make it their own. Here’s how mine came out.


And a close up of the crown.


I wanted to keep it very simple. I didn’t have a bird for my cage, but that’s alright. The crowns were a bit challenging at first, but now I want to make a whole bunch more.

I want to do a little shout out to some of my favorite peeps that I was lucky enough to spend time with. Miss Kimberly, you know I love you and wish we weren’t 4 hours apart. Jeanne, you are a total nut and I so love that about you. Getting to see you only once a year is just not enough, we need to plan something and soon! Any luck with that move to the PNW you were talking about? Lisa, it was so great getting to spend more time with you this year. I feel like we are kindred spirits in so many more ways than just our name. Patricia, even though we only got a few minutes Friday night to chat, I think you are awesome! Beth, it was so lovely spending time with you. I felt like we were instant friends and I hope we can hang out again soon. Robin, Joy, Cindy, Natalie and all the other dream girls, thank you for making this such a memorable weekend for me. And lastly, I can’t forget my partner in crime, Isabel, the best road tripping buddy ever.

I got some great vintage goodies to share with you so I’ll be back soon with pics. Hope you’re having an awesome week!


Grace said...

Beautiful crown! Can't wait to see more pictures. Grace

Wanda said...

I know you had a blast! Love both the birdcage and the crown. They each look like they'd take a lot of patience to make. Not sure I'd be able to stick with it until the end.

Elyse said...

how fun!

the crown is fabulous!


Barbara Jean said...

Love it!!

barbara jean

Florence said...

Glad you had such a great time. Hugs Florence

A Cottage Muse said...


Loving your header too!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

It looks really lovely!
Isabelle x

Mitzi said...

The minute I saw your creation, I was inspired to make something out of wire.....I tried making something creative out of a tomato cage last year, and it's hanging in my garage, not looking very good. My husband keeps threatening to throw it away, and I don't blame him. Anyway, glad you had so much fun at Dream Girls. I'll check out some of the links in your post.

Beeutiful by Design said...

Sounds like a great time! Can't wait to see more pics. Please visit my blog for a giveaway~ Jennifer

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

I love that nest thingy!!!
Looks like you had a wonderful time with the girls.
Hugs chickie

Tammy Gilley said...

okay, that is so adorable!!