March is a fickle month. Will it be warming up, only to slide back into the cold? The sun seems warmer, the wind colder, the snow is melting, until we get hit with another few inches. I am just contrary enough to like that foible of March.
March used to be the first month of the new year,then in 1752 someone decided to switch to the “New Style Calendar”, making January the start of the new year. No wonder March seems caught between winter and spring.
March has a lot going on, one of it’s biggest deals is St. Patricks Day, celebrated on March 17th. I’m sure for some the festivities, like the potential hangover linger. Not to be forgotten is the Ides of March, it became notorious as the date of Julius Caesar’s assassination. So you can see why St. Patricks Day gets more press, and why I’m going to go Irish!
There are many lovely, funny, and sad Irish sayings. These three are some of my favorites:
May the wind always be at your back.
Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.
Every tide has an ebb, save the tide of graces.
I have always wanted to visit Ireland, I love all the stories of the beautiful green hills, smokey peat fires and pubs filled with music. And the stories of the magic that visits the ancient and revered spots. Maybe you will be able to see the magic in the eyes of my Faerie Queen
I hope you have fair weather, and if not, at least a cozy spot to while away this fickle month of March.
The making of a Queen:
Goodies from PaperWhimsy:
Wee hearts and frames (I used the frame)
The Queens face from sheet 244
Her gown from sheet 229
InkaGold Old Silver paint
E6000 glue & Super Glue
thin gold color beading wire
16 small beads
4 gold roses
I started by putting our Queens lovely visage in place using ModPodge, I like to use matt finish. After that was dry, I glued the front and back of the glove together using the E6000. while that was drying I painted the heart frame with the InkaGold, and the back of the glove, the hand and the wings. When the heart frams was dry, on it went with E6000.
I cut out the “body” of the glove from sheet 229, glued that down again with ModPodge glue.
When everything was dry,( yes I really waited!) I used the jewelry tweezer to open up the holes on both sides of the glove. After cutting two lengths of the thin wire, I started sewing the beads on both side of the “dress”. Then on went our Irish saying using the ModPodge. The last detail to finish off our queen were the roses of gold. I used magic to attach them, well, okay it was Super Glue, but come on, that stuff is magical!
And that is our Irish Faerie Queen. I’m sure she found her pot of gold.