Friday, September 15, 2017

Way Cool In White

Well, how Pinterest-y is this group?  These are things I'm not sure I want to sell, but most likely will.  I am pretty sure I NEED the truck--it has been sitting on my mantelpiece looking like it belongs there.

In the meantime, I have one million things ready to list, bunches of little chippy cars and trucks with trees, framed fabric goods and lots of little tin molds, which is all I can remember right now.

I also just finished my craft room and spent two days moving all my stuff back in.  It is a tiny little room that I have managed to squeeze in two pie safes, my work table and at long last, a little sewing table.  I just bought the cutest Stacey Mead patterns and hope I actually get them made now that the sewing machine is set up and ready to go.  I think I have had to drag it out of the closet and sew at the dining room table for the last twenty years, this is quite an improvement.

                                            Here is my finished work space:

In blast from the past moment, this is what it was when we moved here--yes, the paint color was dreamsicle orange and the carpet was gray indoor/outdoor variety. 

as much as I cursed my husband when he ripped out the carpet to reveal a 24 hour glue removal job, I LOVE my new blue painted floor.

This is the pie safe just for stuff I love.

On the other side of the room, it gets a little messy, this is the working pie safe, stuffed full of fabric, plus all the boxes on top are full of fabric.  You may notice that wood mashers number in the thousands...

Now I can sew, if only I will...

and lastly, my newly lavender little bathroom next to the craft room

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Stencil World

I wanted to do some bread boards with Christmas stencils, but still have them useful for every day decorating too and I love the two I did:

                                                          First, Mr. Pig is pretty cute...

I love this square one too

This one is just an every day, I didn't Christmas the back--I like the porcelain knob handle on top.

and lastly, we have rolling pins!

P.S.  The craft room floor is done. No one should be surprised that I painted it blue.  Photos to come soon.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Back to My Primitive Roots

It's been a while since I've done plain and simple early goods and I did enjoy putting these together.  Listing soon!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Still A Mess

Well, the craft room floor is free of glue, but still needs sanding and painting, so giant mess remains strewn throughout the house.  I found a box of early blue calico and got carried away putting it on everything--just warning you, all the blue stuff is way expensive...

Here is an adorable pair of shoes, missing a button, so I tied on a tiny scissors charm. $75 for this pair and $75 for the patched pair up top.

I sold all my Shaker apple core spools, then serendipidy stepped in and I have pretty much stumbled on several more to refurbish my supply.  This one I added a scrap of early calico and a rare china calico button.  Also $75, I seem to be stuck on that price.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

And So This is Christmas

It has been a terrible week and it is only Tuesday.  This is a long story, just to let you know.

My husband got an insane idea that his father could live with us instead of in a nursing home.  I emptied my craft room as it is the only bedroom on the first floor for this purpose.  Thank goodness I stopped the madness after meeting with the home health care workers though--he needs an around the clock nurse, which I am not (we are talking heavy lifting and bathroom duties that are not on my skills list), and he is also a grumpy old man, were I to be nice about it.  If I wasn't going to be nice, I'd say he is a mean old @#$%*.  Anyway, plans changed, but with the room empty, husband has new brilliant idea to make me crazy--take out the ugly indoor/outdoor carpet in the room.  Ugly carpet was glued to the nice oak strip floor.  Can't choke the people who did it, but do have to spend hours on knees scraping off glue.  It is a truly awful job and in the meantime, craft crap and antiques that usually get piled up in craft room are all over the house--some in closets, some in attic, most cluttering up my dining room.  I can't find anything.

If that weren't enough, he also decided now was the time to get rid of ugly carpet upstairs.  Glad to have it gone, but more dirt, staples to pull out of oak floors, oak floors need stripping and varnishing and then there is moving all the furniture out of the bedrooms to do it.  This is the remodeling that I really hate!

What is there left to do but unpack the Christmas goods that I have ready.  Here are a few:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Darkness Falls at Catspaw

With my usual aversion to orange, I am creating fall goods, but sticking to blackness and witchy things.  Here are my latest creations....

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Feed Sack

This is the feed sack with the faded spot on the front.