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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Finished a couple of projects

Since I am thinking about doing a spring show, I made a few things for it this week.  I showed you my little watermelon raggedy in my last post.  The more I looked at her, the more I didn't like her big round nose.  So I removed it and added the more traditional triangle:
Much better....

And I finished up my next raggedy, called Bumbles, which features a bee in this little girl's arms.  I really like the way she turned out.  She is also from a pattern from Sew Many Prims, but I changed up her face and hair.  I like prims but some of it is too primitive for my tastes.

And finally, I finished up  the  Washday Clothesline from Samantha's Accessories.  I have used Samantha's patterns, along with her mom's (The Olde Country Cupboard) many times and I am always satisfied with the results.  Again, this is my interpretation.  I didn't age the pieces, used different fabrices, etc.  I think these would look great above the washer and dryer or on a laundry room door.

This washline was really easy, just takes alot of handwork.  I will probably sew up several of these.  The Santa Clotheslines sold well for me. 

I will be listing all of these at my Etsy store or you can always email me for more info. 

Next on my list is to finished those apple cutting boards.  Hope to have these done by the weekend.  I'll post as soon as I get one finished. 

Have a terrific Tuesday....I'll be back soon.....

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fun Weekend

Saturday, we went to a Winter Luau, yes, right here in Colorado!  My granddaughter Skylar, has the fortune/misfortune of being born on Christmas Day.  The great thing about that is that your family is always there for your birthday.  The unfortunate thing about it, is that your school friends can't be.  So for the second year in a row, she celebrated her birthday with her friends after school had reconvened.  The Luau theme seemed to be a big hit:
Skylar made a sweet Hawaiian princess...

Kim did a great job on the decor and games...

Quest and Grandpa held the limbo bar....

And Scott, well, he dressed for the occasion too...
Anyway it was a really fun time.

Sunday, I worked on some more projects.  This little Raggedy is from a pattern from Sew Many Prims.  She actually was supposed to be a Valentine angel, but I had this great watermelon fabric and a little doll with a melon on her collar, so I made some improvisations.  I hope to finish up the other raggedy that I am working on tonight.  If I do, I will post that pic tomorrow.  I also have been working on some apple cutting boards that I bought unfinished years ago but have never painted.  I hope to get those done this week. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Great Giveaway!

You still have time to enter this great giveaway from Victorian Motto Sampler Shop.
Just click on this link to enter this great giveaway!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another great weekend!

One of my resolutions this year is to finish up all of those projects that I've started but never got around to finishing.  That means I have been working on a whole bunch of Christmas January!!!!!  Here are a few of the things that I finished up this weekend:  

 I finished four of these porcelain santa bells.  He is approximately 5 inches tall and hand-painted.  I will be listing them in my Etsy shop for $5.99 ea.
This little snowman is also porcelain.  He is also approximately 5 inches high and is handpainted.  I finished four of them as well and they will also sell for $5.99 in my Etsy shop.

This funny little reindeer is nearly 9" tall not including the hanger.  He is one of a kind, is hand-painted and is made of wood.

I love this little baby shoe.  It is fully glittered and hand painted with a metallic tie.  You can either put flowers, a battery operated tea light, or make it into a pin keep.

I did a pair of these apple plaques.  Great for hanging pot holders in your country kitchen!

I only had two of these little guys, but they are just so cute!  Again, all hand painted, made of resin, about 5 inches tall.

Hubby also finished up some bird feeders/planters for this spring.  These, too will be listed in my Etsy shop.
 This cup and saucer sits atop a metal stake.  Perfect for your feathered friends or a novel decoration in your flower beds!  Stake is screwed into cup and is about 35" tall.
This is a great little red bucket.  Perfect to put in a pot of for added dimension, to hold your favorite herbs without taking much space in your garden.  Add a couple of marigolds or pansies to add color in an unexpected place!

This cup and saucer is heavy and large.  Let your imagination go wild!

These little gold buckets hang on these 28" stakes.  Perfect for small bedding plants.

Again, let me know your thoughts.  And follow me on Pinterest!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Christmas tree experiment

I saw these Christmas trees at an after Christmas sale and I thought, "I can make that!"  or rather, "Randy make that!"  So we did some improvisation and came up with this:
It really turned out pretty well, but we have some things that we will do different on the next one.
I also had started some cloth trees a few years back so I put some of these together and these, too, came out pretty well:

The biggest problem with these will be storage, but I definitely think they will be popular items this year on my website and at my shows.
Go Broncos!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Angels among us

Had a partial snow day today, so I got some work done in the studio.  It seems like I am on an angel kick these days.  I made five of these little angel ornaments.  I really love the way they turned out:

I also made a couple of stand-alone wooden angels.

I also got my package from Sandy at Olde Country Cupboard.  The candles smell delish!!!
Come back and see me soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Do you believe in Angels????

I don't know if you believe in angels, but I do.  And I wanted to show you the angels that I made today from things I had on hand in the studio.  One of my resolutions is to destash, declutter, and reuse more.  I did alot of decluttering in 2011, but I have so much more to do.  Anyway, as I was packing  up my Christmas decor, I ran across some of these angels in a trunk.  I had made them years ago and they needed some repair.  I started digging around in the studio and found additional angel heads, plastic cones, and wings. 

This one is my favorite, approximately 16 inches tall, porcelain head, made from two vintage doilies.

For those  who like a bit more sparkle, this guilded angel is for you.  She is about 11" tall .
This angel is fleece and feather covered with a pearl trim neckline and halo.  Very whimsical.
If interested, all of the angels in the top photo will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop:  They are each different, one of a kind and will range in price from $6.95 - $19.99.

I also wanted to mention another giveaway.  This one is from Brenda at the Rusty Thimble.  Check out her primitives at

And lastly, but certainly not least...I wanted to publicly thank Sandy at the Olde Country Cupboard.  I won her giveaway for some candles.  I can't wait to receive them...and I surely will post pictures.

Have a great week and come back soon. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

First Friday

So here it is, the first Friday of 2012.  I've been so busy with Christmas cleanup, new contracts for our construction company, etc., etc., I have not gotten a chance to do anything with my new sewing machine.  I did have a chance for a while to put together some of my pillows that I had already embroidered.
I sell alot of these pillows at craft shows.  They also bring people into my stand and make them happy.

Most of the pillows are just made from fabric scraps.  Its a great way to use up scraps, while keeping your hands busy at night.  (out of the chip bowl)

I find the sayings everywhere, but if you have a great one...let me know.  I can always use new material (just make sure its not TOO long!)

If you want the pillow to look more primitive, change the fabrics, dye the muslin, or tea stain the entire pillow.

A trick that I have is that I embroider and assemble the pillows, but I don't stuff them until they are ordered or are ready to be displayed at a show.  They are just too bulky to store. 

Have a great weekend!