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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Think Spring!

Litte baby chicks make you think of spring, right?  These are little bantam chickens that grow to be about half the size of regular chickens. 

Even though I am thinking of spring, I still had to finish up some Christmas items.

And I finished up a couple of picture holders that I have had around for a long time:

Sorry about the quality of these pictures.  I will get better ones, next time.

I am working on setting up my new At Home America grand openings and bookings.  If you would like to order or host a homeshow, let me know.  You can contact me by the email that is on the top of this blog.  You can check out our complete line at

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday again!

Good morning, blogger friends!  Are you ready for another week?  Doesn't it seem like the weekends just fly by?  I wanted to show you a few items that I finished up this weekend:
This witch's hat has been in process for a long time and is finally finished.  It is my own pattern, made of painted muslin.

I finished up a few more boxes.  The lavendar one is pretty big: about 5" tall and about 9" wide.  The golden brown one is square, 3" x 3".  I also did another small blue one. 
I had this one resin item left from a few years ago.  One of the feet was missing and I found it so I got it painted.  I sold out of the others that I painted in prior years.
I love their little springy legs.  Well, gotta get to gettin' now!  Talk with you soon!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Slackin' on the Bloggin'

You would think that without a fulltime job, that I would have lots of time on my hands, that I would blog daily, and that my house would sparkle.  Well, not the case.  I have been busy though, working on closing the business, meeting with the IRS (argh!) and organizing.  Some days, I wonder where my time went.  I have not been able to get as much work done in the studio as I would like.  I made a few more of the Santa's Clotheslines: 

I had to photograph in three shots since it is too long to get in one shot and still show the detail.  I made this a bit different than in the past, opting for brighter red fabric and no antiqueing.

My husband always says "Why are you doing so much Christmas?"  So for his sake, I finished up a couple of spring-time boxes. 

I have several other items in process and since hubby has to work tomorrow, maybe I will get some things done.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Home-made Monday

Saturday was a great day!  Scott and family and Heidi and her girls came to celebrate my birthday as well as Quest's (my 15 yr old grandson).  This picture shows my three granddaughters: Skylar (12), Brooklynne (6), and Addyson (4 months)
And you can really tell how tall Quest is getting as he stands next to Kim...

This is the cake we shared...Can you believe Randy put 75 candles on it?
Then after the kids went home, hubby took me out to dinner.  I had such a fun day!

I have been working on this springtime rag garland.  This one is made in white, pinks, and lavenders and lights up.  The pictures show it on my fireplace.

This would also look good in a nursery or a pastel bedroom.  I sell these for $20 each.  Email me if you want a particular color scheme.

Wednesday Scott is taking me to get my hair done and then out to lunch.  I am looking forward to a day of pampering.  All for now, my bloggie friends....

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1....a new beginning

Well the big 6-0 has come and gone, we got past leap day without a major world crisis, and March has come in like a lion, at least here....It seems like we have had snow almost every day for the last couple of weeks.  Maybe I'm just noticing it more since it was all rainy and green when I was in Texas.  I have been working on some projects this week.  I made more of the pink raggedies:
If you would like a Pretty in Pink Raggedy, let me know.  I am selling them for $19.99 each.  There are different pink fabrics for their dresses and pantaloons and all the faces are different.  Bodies are coffee stained. 

I also finished up some small pumpkins.  This was another project that was a work in progress.  These are great bowl fillers,  and were a great seller for me last year.  They are made of muslin, painted orange.  I use Americana Canyon orange, but you can use your favorite color.  Use up fabric scraps to make these.
When I was in Texas, I found these miniature kitchen utensils at a five and dime.  I just embellished and they are ready for sale.  I did about a half dozen each of the graters and whisks, but only did a couple of the ladles

I think they really turned out cute and now I am on the lookout for more mini-utensils. 

Well, my bloggie friends, hope your day goes well. My kids and grandkids will be here to celebrate my birthday on Saturday.  I can't wait!  And lastly,  my heart goes out to all those in the hard hit areas of the midwest who have lost much in the recent tornados.