I guess I don't have to say that I am really way behind with all my crafts. I'm sure my lack of posts speaks louder than words. I did manage to make a new fob yesterday. I decided to make a Christmas-related one a little early, at least for me.
I have painted a few things, not for sale, but custom orders. After a few finishing touches, I'll post pictures of these.
It's really hot here in Alabama and very dry from lack of rain.
I thought I would paint a Christmas ornament and just
maybe the temperature would cool off just
a little. Well, you guessed it, it is still hot and dry.
It was 97 degrees today and is to get increasingly hotter
each day this week and stay hot next week.
Here is the ornament minus the wire hanger that I haven't made yet.
Thanks for looking!
I made several new scissor fobs for my Etsy shop a few weeks ago.
After I made this one, I liked it so much, and realized it would
match my Gingher Cheetah scissors, that I had
to make one for myself.
After clipping it on my scissors, I was really pleased
I have started something new. It's not really
far enough along to post a picture yet.
It is Santa's Got the Goods
This was her Santa '08 Snippet.
I'm into simple lately....what can I say,
I'm getting too old to enjoy the more
difficult ones. A lot of the
Lizzie Kate designs have always appealed
to me. I'm finally taking the time to do some of them.
Check back later for a picture. I'll post one as soon as I get
a little more of it stitched.
This is a Lizzie Kate design called "Don't Get Your Tinsel in a
Tangle. I love the saying especially during the holidays when we all
get to going in too many directions.
I have not decided how I will have it finished. I may frame it or
have it done a different way.
I'll show it to you when it has been finished.
Thanks for looking!
I have a new hobby thanks to several ladies at church. I am learning to make greeting cards. We have had fun being together and I am enjoying doing it on my own at home also. Check back later for some pictures. Maybe tonight but it might be tomorrow evening.
Well, it has been a while, hasn't it? I do have a new work in progress that I need to post a picture of. I will try to do that later tonight. It has been a fun piece to stitch and has a story behind it. I started it while we were without power for five days after the tornadoes came through Alabama. I needed something to do at night so I started this piece and was actually stitching with two book lights to see by. I clipped one to my shirt so it would shine on my fabric and clipped one to the chart so I could see it. It kept me from be totally bored! Check back after while for a picture.
We bought a couple of new to us pieces of furniture for the "white bedroom" as we call it. So, we had to move out my least favorite piece in the room. The base is a small desk with a vanity-type mirror attached to it. I took the mirror off and moved the desk to the sun room. It looks great in there because it is white
and the walls are chocolate. It is going to be my desk for making cards (a new
endeavor I am undertaking).
Here's the desk moved into the sun room. Looks great against brown wall, I think!
This is the picture that will be hung over the desk, tonight I hope. Still looking good!
Added a new tape dispenser in pink and a pencil cup that is really a
votive candle holder. It is cut glass and cheaper
than the real pencil cups they had and much
prettier. I'll post more pictures after
the picture is hung.
Picture is hung. Lamp on the desk. Ready to work.
Votive candle holder turned pencil cup. I like it.
How cute are these! Use them as a decoration for a nursery, a baby shower, daycare, etc.
These are wooden first painted pink then crackled with white on top. Letters are hand painted pink not stenciled. Hangers are made of pink sheer ribbon with a bow at the top. See these in my Etsy shop at
If you like these but need something other than Baby spelled out or need a different color combination, leave me a comment here or a convo (same as email) on my Etsy shop. Thanks for looking!!
I have been wanting to try this plaque for some time now. Other people on Etsy sell these and variations of them and they do very well. I do not have access to a way to make stencils nor am I a very good stenciller. I guess I should look for stenciling classes! Others use vinyl letters. Both ways make beautiful plaques. I decided to give it a try. I really thought it would be going in the trash at the beginning, but I managed to work through it and neaten it up. Here is the final product.