|St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook|
Cutting her arms apart and replacing them allows for a change in her gesture.
A few extra ribbon details, brads, and hand-details complete the figure. The shamrock in her hands is from A Child's Year, cut at 3/4".
I found a sweet sentiment and printed it directly onto my cardstock. Trimming and using the wonderful Martha Stewart tatting edge punch gave me a base for the figure. Using green ribbons from my stash and more shamrocks cut at 1" (for the bow detail) and 1/2" for all others (covering a couple in gold glitter glue), I embellished this layer after the popped-up figure was placed.
|The gold glitter glue works well with the mint green background.|
|I think my little Irish girl, Piper, will like it.|
This weekend started the St. Patty's Day celebrations. In our town, we have a HUGE parade referred to as Hooley in the Highlands. Given my husband's love of all things "St. Patrick," we were there!
|Do you think Piper likes beads and candy or what!?!|
|Obviously, you don't have to be fit to be in a head-to-toe lycra suit on this float!|
We have a great Irish restaurant right in the heart of it all, but most locals (well, the ones who haven't started drinking before the parade is over) head away ---past the closed-off streets and hightail-it to a nearby neighborhood with its own great Irish Restaurant, The Irish Rover. Here it is Lent, a time of self-denial and I found myself with a huge serving of Smoked Salmon and Potato Gratin after the parade. Well... it was fabulous, as always. Our local newspaper has published the recipe and you can find it here!