Saturday, November 28, 2009

Showing Off

Just a little bit!
I finished this big guy last night and I was so happy with him I just had to show you.

He is a Tennessee Ridge pattern but I had to make him my own. I wanted him to hold something, but I couldn't decide what. Mary-Kate suggested a bag this is what I came up with.
I also felted his hair and beard with wool....I really love it.

This is Colonial Clara and her baby....

I love to just cut fabric and see what comes she is a true one of a kind....
I just added them both to my etsy shop check them out if you like!
I need to stop messing around with dolls and climb in the attic....put up my Fall containers and drag down my Christmas. I am gonna have a very simple, natural look this year. We have so much going on here....we will not be doing any fact we plan to start tearing that wall on real soon (say a little prayer...we have never done anything like this)!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Back by Popular Demand

My Etsy store has been on vacation mode since the end of February right before we moved. Well last week I got a email asking me about my room sprays....when I told her I would make her some this is what she said....

"That's awesome. Let me know, I would like to purchase 5 bottles. I think your room spray's are the best on Etsy. And I have tried a number of different ones. Thanks for your quick answer"

So today I came out of "vacation mode"! All the old favorites are there plus I added some new ones like "Amish Harvest" and "Sage & Citrus". I have also been feeling that old creative feeling lately......
this is Charlie Snow. He is available along with some other Christmas goodies. So if you have a minute go check it out. Click Here
I wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fireplace Tranformation!

This is what that fireplace looked like the first time we saw it (that is the former owner)

And this was making do over the Summer....

And this is the mantle I got for 20$ at the "Rag Bag"

I really loved it was not wide enough to go around our wood burning insert.
So Joey and I took it apart, added a longer piece of wood... and a few new details (aged to look as old as the rest of the piece). I decided to paint it the same color as my kitchen cabinets, in fact I am in the process of repainting the trim in the kitchen and this area this same color. I was so inspired by the home of Linda Harris in Country Sampler and on the blog Behind my Red Door. And now it looks like this....

I am sure I will continue to tweak it....after seeing these pictures...
I need to use some steel wool to even out the black paint on the insert.
I repainted it with heat resistant paint.
But I am so happy with the results and I am loving the really warms up the whole area. That is one more project to check off out list.....soon we will be tearing down some walls! That is exciting and kinda scary.
In the end the kitchen, the den area (with the fire place, the dining room, and the front living room will be one open living space with columns, wood floors and the simple, primitive colonial look I long for! Ooooooh I get all warm and fuzzy just thinking about!
Have a great week!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.