I finally got all the weeds knocked down and I'm trying to put in some new raised garden boxes. Hopefully, I'll have it done before it snows - I'd love to have it all ready for spring next year. When it starts looking like a garden, I'll post some pictures.
Maybe if I whine a little, hubby'll dig in my fence posts. :D
He has it up for sale on
The Make-do Christmas Tree stands on an old branch we cut down from our yard. I've drilled a
hole to secure the tree and wrapped in moss, pip berries and preserved greenery. The tree is made from muslin, painted green, grunged and stained. It stands about 16 inches tall (including the greenery.)
(Credit for the crow pattern goes to Kentucky Primitives.)
Measuring 14 inches tall, this auction is for a OOAK, witches cat, turned into a hat, designed and created by me. Looks like he got too close to the witches brew and found himself in a little predicament.
FINALLY, it's warm enough to start my mornings waking up by sitting on the back deck. The fields are getting planted and I will soon have that beautiful forest of corn in my back yard. It makes a beautiful privacy fence.
About 6 years ago, this was my dad's 80 acre field. He's retired now, but every time I step out the back door, I remember Bean walking, harvesting, planting season and mom bringing lunch out to us.
These little chicks are still cooped up in the garage. Hubby made their chicken house inside the garage and it's just about nice enough outside to move it to it's permanent location in the backyard. I want it to be next to the grand-kids' playground so they're easy to watch from the deck. So cute!
I'll have to hurry and finish up the dolls I've started so I don't abandon them when that sun starts shining.
This gal should be done today. I think I'll list her on LPS to see if she can find a new home.
The large Primitive Pin Keep is a OOAK Original, signed and dated by me. I love making these. I think I'm seriously addicted. Each one is unique. I love how this one turned out. It's very handy for
I have a whole bolt of this 1850's Reproduction Blue fabric that I've been waiting for the right thing to use it on. I knew it was pin-keep fabric as soon as I got it.
Early Americana Pin Keep and Thimble Keep ~ 5 1/2 inch tall
My little barrel will be filled with a red potato vine, with a "Palm Tree" towering in the background.
My medium barrel gets to be moved this year. Too much shade produced a weak and scraggly vine last year. As long as she doesn't fall apart, she'll be dragged over in front of the huge hollow trunk I sat in the back of the garden.
That's the back of my Garden Angel. She stands over 6 feet tall and her wingspan is about 5 feet wide. She holds my purple whatchamacallit vine.
I have a couple dolls to finish up today and some fabric orders to ship, then I'm off to the post office ---- then off to my rose garden to look for signs of life.
After a dozen years of selling through craft shows and out of my home, I got completely burnt out. I couldn't get motivated to save my life! So, I went to work for someone else for a change. That lasted about 6 years before I got the itch to pick up a needle again.
I'm back home working for myself again and couldn't be happier. The old work shop is doomed for demolition this summer so I've taken over several rooms in the house. It's certainly not as convenient as the trailor. I have to keep things a lot more tidy so I spend a lot more time cleaning house than I had to before. Crafting is a messy job! With carpet in every room, I'm forced to use the kitchen as my staining and painting room. I have a lots of counter space, so I can't resist using this as my cutting and sewing room, too. I've taken over an upstairs bedroom for finished inventory. The front room used to be a 'Living Room', but is now an office/supply room.
I need to either build a house to live in or build a shop to work out of.
I just spent the last 7 weeks with two of our little ones (Ava & Corbin) as their daycare mom was on maternity leave. With today being the second day I'm waking up without them, I'm missing those morning snuggles.
My, how Ava's changed in 7 weeks. She's gone from crawling - to running, from no teeth, to 4 teeth, from sweet & mellow to sweet & sassy. We celebrated her first birthday while she was here and it's hard to believe a whole year has passed since she's been born.
In those 7 weeks, we gained a new one, too. Austin and his 1 1/2 year old sister spent Saturday with us while their mom and dad worked. Precious! Lily makes sure her new baby brother has all the attention he can handle. She gives him little love pats and hugs constantly and announces his every squeak and wiggle with concern.
Madisen is our oldest and is our little princess. She loves sewing and crafting with me. She taught me how to crochet last year - can you believe that! She loves creating things...just like gramma. To my surprise, she even likes making the primitive dolls with me and has never even wrinkled her nose at them (like her Pappa does).