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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Calico Boxes

Grace and I spent a day covering boxes in blue calico--I had this idea that I should use some of my fabric stash.  So, I used some of my fabric stash, and immediately panicked and went and ordered more fabric.  I am hopeless.







Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Paper Dolls are Blooming



Just got a couple paper dolls in spring like settings done.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

I've Just Stopped Pretending That I Will See a Color Besides Blue

Well, I was thinking spring things and the possibility of using pastel colors, so started with robins egg blue, but ended up adding in darker blues, I just couldn't help myself.  Next, my blue fabric stash is SOOOOO pretty that I had to wrap up a few things...Also, after spending yet more hours shoveling the apparently endless snow, I decided to put it to use in the photographs.  I nearly froze my fuzz off getting these, anything for art.








Sunday, January 28, 2018

I Declare it Time for Robin's Egg Blue Paint

The sun is shining, the deep freeze mostly over, surely the robins will be arriving soon...This is the first off the assembly line with robin's egg blue paint, I find it very cheerful.





Friday, January 12, 2018

Clothespins and Spools and Blue Calico

I started going through my hoard of early blue calico scraps, which includes some tiny little scraps that I have no idea why someone saved them--until now.  I've had the best time wrapping up tiny clothespins and old spools with this gorgeous fabric that a wonderful frugal stitcher saved for me.  Some of the larger pieces now adorn toy rolling pins.  I also painted some clothespins and dropped them into various little antiques.






Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Back to Work and Of Course It is Blue

Well, while trying to decide on cabin primitive goods or pastel springs, I just got out the blue calico and had a hey day.  I adore the results...




Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Year in Review

For my own record, so that I know next year what the business end of things were this year, here is how it went.  Early months were very slow for sales, very busy for new finds--always the way...Things picked up in the summer and a lot of antiques went to new homes.  Halloween goods were not big sellers, but also admit I did not put much effort in this year--I just did not have a fall inspiration.  Christmas goods sold very well, especially early on in November, but December had a pretty steady stream of sales, so that was good.  As usual, I didn't have time to do half of what I wanted to create, got obsessed with paper dolls and let many things go unmade!  My Clarinda sales, I should not have bothered, sales were very low and just hardly a soul came--it was even worse than the year before, so I think it is the end of an era for that.

I have lots of new ideas for what to do next, and am just dithering about which project I will pick first--early cabin or pastel spring goods?  I can't decide.  In the meantime, heart season is on the way, so I gave my tin hearts a new photo session.