Thursday, December 23, 2010
Merry Christmas!! Im wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday. Christmas has come so fast this year. There is always so much to do. I have my baking about done and have to wrap today. My house is clean for the first time since summer (too many craft shows). I sat down and drew some bunny patterns yesterday. I havnt made anything new in a couple of weeks and Im feeling the need to get back at it. I did finish up these stockings for next year. Whatch think? Not sure how I will detail them, maybe jsut leave them plain and simple.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I love old vintage Santas. I just started collecting them a few years ago. There's something aobut the jolly ole fella that I am drawn to. I like the old small santa and elf ormanents too. Heck I like it all!!! I bought the silver tree and put it in a bucket that I decorated. I made the ball ornies on the tree from paper clay and wire. Its perfect for my vintage ornies.
I love my Prim window. I change the topper with the season. You can make these economical. I got the window at the Mercantile Antiques ($5.00) It was a bit rickety, but a few screws fixed that. I put 3 cup hangers along the top so I can easily change the decor with the season. The wispy greenery (Hobby Lobby) is 2 sprigs hung so they make a natural curton. Old vintage bulbs hung by fishing line. LOVE It!!!
Didnt have room on the firepalce for the stockings so I hung them in the dining area on another peg board I have made. The board is an old level (dumpster find) that I put Antique Repo. nails on for hangers. My mice hang out all over the house year round. Funny since I have "handmade" mice about I havnt seen any "real" mice.
My kids love this lighted and moving Mr and Mrs Clause. They are not really my prim style but they have sentimental value. I have had them for years. The top of the fireplace has a set of angels the kids made in preschool. We put them out every year. My stocking is from Kelly in a swap at Swap it. The tree on the right is a favorite from my friend Sandra at the Howling Hag.
Less than a week before xmas. Looks like we will have a white xmas here in central Illinois. We have had a foot of snow already and it hasnt been above freezing in weeks. Brrr.... Im sharing a few pics of my favorite things about our house. I love prim but not all my family does so I put up my own little prim tree. I enjoyed watching the kids decorate our big tree. Its full of ornaments with centamental value to them. Lots of paper ornaments they made in early years and their own specific ornaments. Guess they have been making memories.
Monday, December 6, 2010
I just got these Santa heads on a spool done today. They are 12 inches long, have pinch stitched and flossed facial features and sheep wool hair and beard. They can be tucked in a bucket/ plant like a poke or hung on a wall or tree. $10 each plus $5 shipping.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I made these guys as demos for my 2010 wholesale line. They retail for 7.50 each. These guys are made of painted and grunged osnaburg and have pinch stitched and flossed facial features. Two have sheep wool beard and one and a painted moustach and beard (he's my favorite). They measure aprx 7 inches tall and have a loop for hanging. Specail deal on my bog for $15 for all, plus $5 shipping. This is all there is. Watch for more good deals here!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
These stick guys are from my stick series last year. They measure 10 inches tall and are made of ticking, muslin and sheep wool. They have pinch stitched and flossed facial features and are holding a pine and bell garland. they can stand propped on a shelf or hang on a wall or wreath. This is my last set of stick Santas. $20 plus shipping
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I just loved this horsecollar wreath that I made for Chris cringle. I will be having another one for Gifford State Bank Show NOv. 20 and 21st. This is my booth space at the show. I love seeing all my wonderful customers. My camera has been on the fritz so I apologige for not having much on line. Hope to get a new one today!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Ive been so busy getitng ready for the Apple POrk Festival next weekend in Clinton Ill. I love this festival and have not set up there for seveveral years. It should be a fun time. I have lots of handmade goodies, and recreated salvaged items for it.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My friend Chis gets me the best salvaged items.She gave me this old wood screen. Its perfect for fall and halloween. I took a break form sewing and painted today. Also did some old windows and an old door. IM getting ready for the Apple POrk festival in September.