Wednesday, July 26, 2017

If Life Gives You Lemons

We have a bit of a "life giving us lemons" scenario going on.
Pop up a prayer for my family, if you would.


I showed you my sprinkling of lemons a few weeks ago.
I've loved the pop of yellow these add to our summer home.



I have a collection of adorable vintage beaded fruit.


Let's play "what's missing?".


I needed to have a beaded lemon in my life.
Needed! 
Not to mention, I was sick with a weird bug and stuck on the couch.
I made the little beaded strawberry in the above photos, so I knew what to do.
I collected my supplies.


I assembled my faux fruit of choice, beads in the appropriate color and yellow iridescent sequins.
Beading pins are similar to straight pins but they are a little shorter in length.
You can find them in the beading aisle at the craft store.


Pick up a pin, put on a bead and then put on a sequin.


Stick into the lemon.


I watched crime shows and rested on the couch.



Update: I decided I wanted more of the sequin to show, so I went and got larger sequins to put on each pin.


Either way was fine but this looks a little more vintage.


 Sometimes you just cannot make lemonade out of lemons.
As I was writing my other lemony post, phrases flitted through my head concerning our current lemon situation.


 If life gives you lemons - kick them to the curb.



If life gives you lemons - beat them to a pulp.


If life gives you lemons - squeeze the heck out of them.



If life give you lemons - grate the rind off of them.


If life gives you lemons - stick them with a pin. 
If life gives you lemons - drop to your knees and pray.
Katie



7 comments :

  1. What a fun craft! I love the vintage look of the beaded fruit. Thanks for Sharing on Share Your Style.

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  2. Katie,
    Prayers going up... kick that lemon to the curb!

    What happens to your sequined lemon when the lemon goes bad? Pretty until then.

    Judith

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  3. I hope that this is really an impressive way to decorate the lemons and it also shows that you can decorate anything even if it is lemon or watermelon.. :P

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  4. Interesting way to bead !
    I haven't ever seen beaded fruit....hummmmm
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Joining you in prayer, Katie. Hope this situation is better soon.
    The lemon is so pretty!

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  6. Sending many wishes that your lemon situation eases soon. I love your description of what to do when life gives you lemons. I think you made a voodoo lemon! (My mom did beaded fruit and I still have a few. So pretty, as is your lemon!)

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  7. Very clever. Praying for the lemons in your life to become beautiful sequined fruit.

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