Friday, October 12, 2018

New Items to List

Just a few things I need to get in to the shop...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The original tin:

very similar one I have listed that I think I can change to above:

Monday, October 8, 2018

Family Week Here at the House

I have been hosting family reunions all week, culminating in large family dinner in Clarinda, lots of noise and fun and boy am I tired.  I had put off finishing the guest room and of course everything went wrong as I tried to finish it before every one arrived.  We ended up with a one coat of new paint room with a clean bed at midnight the night they got here.  I have to go back and finish painting and touching up the floor, never ending work.  I have one more get together this weekend, so still much to do.

I have the week to myself, so will be busy listing everything I didn't have time to get to before the barrage of guests.

We begin with a close-up for Linda:

Next, I did a big batch of chambray blues:

and a few more blues....

and just a few more blues....

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Now Moving On to Christmas

I have been putting Christmas things together for weeks, but each thing needed one last finishing touch and I kept procrastinating.  I spent quite a bit of time working on them yesterday and today was photo day.   There is so much more to come--I have so many bottle brush trees covering every surface in the dining room--having a craft room now is not helping me at all.  There has been some wonderful sale every weekend lately and I can hardly get the craft room door open, as I just keep piling up the projects.   I got a bad bout of insomnia going on lately, so I guess it is good to have so much to do, keeps my mind off freaking out that I am not sleeping.  Well, at least sometimes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

So Maybe This is the Last of the Fall Goods

Fall goods are selling well this year--so I guess making an effort does count!  I thought I was done, but found a few more tins and gave them the autumnal treatment.

I had to do this next project over one million times--but my haunted mirror is haunted at last:

I also finished some grungy little photo tins:


Friday, September 14, 2018

A Box of Blue Calico Beckoned to Me

I was just going to cover one little broom with some of my precious antique blue calico, but as usual, my enthusiasm got away with me and pretty soon every thing in my line of sight was swathed in blue.  Some have reproduction calico, many have the antique, I love it all very much.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Autumn Goods and Witchly Blackness

I think I am about done with my autumnal creations.  I have a spooky mirror and some witchy brooms to finish and I think I am going to do a few vintage postcard tins as well, then I am heading to the Christmas work room.    I only have a few ideas so far, hoping more fill my brains once I start.

In the meantime, sales are good for me and I have been scouring the flea markets and estate sales here, it is kind of an avalanche of prims all over the house, awaiting cleaning, repair and of course, some blue paint.  I saw a haunted dollhouse on facebook and am also completely obsessed with the thought of doing my own version.  We shall have to see if dreams meet reality.