Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Whatca Workin On Wednesday

Not much to show today except a Halloween item. I made this witches hat. I didn't use a pattern. I'm really getting in the mood for fall.

I was going to leave it plain like this but decided it was too plain

so I added a patch and ribbon. Now it's more to my liking.

Sorry to bore you with such short post but I don't have a lot of time for more right now. I am working on things that need done for other and so I must get back to work. Take Care and have a happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The innocence of a child.

On Monday's I baby sit my cousins little girl Liliana. I just love her she is a baby doll and such a sweet happy child. She is 19 months old. I couldn't resist taking pictures of her. And of course I had to share them with you.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hairy Warts anyone? aka Whatca working on Wednesday

LOL. Now that I've got your attention I wanted to show you my lastest work of art.

Hester's Book of Spells

This little wooden book measures 5 1/2 inches high and 3 3/8 inches wide.

It includes a spell for Hairy Warts

And it was published by the Black Hat Publishing Co @ 1692

A must have for every witch and all her spell casting needs.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cherished treasures.

Believe it or not I am actually posting about something I did not make but something I treasure more than anything I have ever made. I was visiting Dawn and she posted a pic of a little black stool she found at a sale and it made me a bit nostalgic and reminded me of the little stool my FIL made as a christmas gift 14 yrs ago for my son who is now 16. Just a few months after he made the stool and matching chair he passed away with lung cancer. He was so proud to see his grandson enjoying those wonderful gifts. Once Brendan out grew the chair and stool they were put away until the time our youngset son was old enough and they were again used by Parker who never got to know his grandfather. Both my children have long since out grown these treasured items

They have weathered with use and time but I will not part with them because one day I am sure that when grandkids come along( in the very distant future) that they too will get use out these cherished heirlooms. But in the mean time they are once again in use by my cousin's little girl whom I babysit every Monday.

I'm sure that when my FIL made these he had no idea it would be a gift that kept on giving.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I made it. Can you believe it?

Tomorrow my grandma's side of the family is having a reunion which is held at her house. So of course we have to go. Each family is asked to bring an item for a chinese auction.Usually I sew a purse or a little doll but this year I wanted to make something different. I came up with this prim sign which is actually inspired by the cornhole score board I made a few days ago( few posts down).
It took a couple of hours to make with Wayne's help. He drilled the holes for the hooks and cut the wood but I painted it and I love it. My 16yr old gave it his seal of approval because he said it was "pretty sweet". Now I'm not so sure I wanna give it up. Guess I'll just have to make another one for myself. I may even make a couple to sell at the store.
Miss Ginger wanted say hello to my bloggin buddies and to see what I was doing. She's such a curious kitty.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yard Sale finds.

Today I actually had time to go to some yard sales since I didn't have to work.And I found some great goodies. I was excited because I rarely find anything I want but today I hit the jackppot.

First we have an old wash board , a wooden bowl(I've wanted one for a long time.) and a couple little resin baskets.

A 3pc set of wooden books. Here's a close up of the baskets.

also a nice americana basket and a wooden star garland.

I have plans to redo this bench but I'm not sure what color I want yet. I'm thinking either a dark red with black dry brushed on it or maybe a navy blue with antique white dry brushed on it. Still deciding.

But my favorite item is this table.
I'm leaving it as it is because it's perfect. It's going to stay outside on my porch. Which is getting a make over soon.

Here is what I've already done with a few of my new goodies.

This is a shelf I have in my kitchen that I change with the seasons. This one is for the summer season. But it seems my white walls need a new color job.They just seems so bland to me lately.

My other shelf still needs some work.
As you can see the little door Wayne made me a few years ago needs a prim make over and so does the glass candle stick on the right. I'll get around to it soon. I hope. But I'm not sure yet what I'm going to replace the heart make do with. maybe a star one.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vintage Inspiration

Last month I was doing some blog surfing(which I do alot of) and came across this tutorial
and I liked it so much I gave it a try. I wasn't sure what I was going to make with the fabric after trying. I knew I didn't want a pillow like she had made, so I went off to bed not knowing what I was going make. I forgot to take a before picture sorry.

The next morning I was doing some blog reading and came across this post and I instantly knew what I wanted to make with my faux vintage cloth.

A purty library bag that cost next to nothing since I had all the supplies on hand. I love it and I've already used it for a trip to the library and the beach. It would make a great market bag too. Don't ya just love it. I'm thinking one in blue would look just as grand. I might even coffee dye it to make it a little more prim.Still not sure yet.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whatca Workin On Wednesday

I know I'm a little late but hey it's still counts because Wednesday isn't over yet.

I don't have alot to show but I did wok on this. What you ask is it? Keep reading and you'll find out.
First I painted it white but didn't like it. So I painted over it with tan
But I didn't like it either and decided to wipe the tan off and it looked like this

and I was pleased with it. Looks prim now. Still wondering what it is?
It's a cornhole scoreboard. I bet no one else thought to prim up their score board. Now if only I had tought to do that with the cornhole boards (which I didn't get a pic of) before we sent them off to my Grandmas.She wanted a set made for an upcoming family reunion. Oh well when Wayne makes the next set I am so priming them because they will be mine to keep.

And next we have this little ironing board Wayne made to sell at the shop. It's just like the one he made me for Valentine's day which I forgot to share with you.

It's 12 inches wide and 30 inches long and make s great litte table top iron. I love mine and use it all the time. The kitty's love it too.
Edited to show the back side because I forgot to add it last night.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hurry Sweet Meadows Farm is having a giveaway. But it ends tomorrow so you better hop over there soon.

Also here is another one Crow's Creek Primitives is giving away Halloween goodies.

The views I express

Are purely my own. STOP beating me up for something I said and removed from my post! I meant no disrepect to anyone and never meant to cause a ruckus. I write this blog because I enjoy sharing my life with you(my readers)if there are any left. I know that not everyone will always agree with me. I am sorry to anyone in Kentucky for anything that I had written here that may have upset you. You really do have a beautiful state and I enjoyed my visit there. Yes I know that each state including Ohio has good and bad places along the way and we must take the good with the bad. I don't know what more I can say to make things any better. From this point on I will be alot more careful about things I post.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kentucky Bound

I've always wanted to go to Kentucky and this past Sunday we did just that.

We headed to Carter Caves State Resort Park. It took us 4hrs to get there because Wayne took a wrong turn and drove a half hr before we turned around and got back on track. Here is the bridge that crosses over the Ohio river from Portsmouth,OH into Kentucky

The trip once we were into Kentucky was very interesting. Everything is so green and trees are everywhere. As you can see from the bridge. This was pretty much the view we had for most of the trip.Which was beautiful BTW. Some of the side roads were just a little gravel pathways and there were lots of cemetaries- some right beind peoples houses and the little country churches just sat in the middle of no where. The roads we traveled were mostly back country roads but yet state routes. We stopped at a little country gas station and the pumps were the old fashioned ones where the numbers rolled instead of being digital. It was very quaint and it just seemed so peaceful and relaxing.

Once we arrived at our destination it was amazing. It was like entering a world of it's own.

We toured Cascade caves. It was very wet but enjoyable. The was an underground pool

that lead outside.
And here we are enjoying ourselves beside it.
There were lots of stalagtites and a few stalagmites and there was even an undergorund waterfall.
We had a wonderful time and even got in a bit of trail hiking.

There will definately be a return trip when we can stay a few more days and enjoy more of the sites. Wayne has already said so. All in all we had a very nice time in Kentucky.

Edited to remove any content that was offencive to anyone even though I only posted what I saw and meant nothing bad by it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wishing you all a Happy and safe 4th of July.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pinwheel Tutorial

This is my first tutorial so please bear with me
Suplies needed:
Wonder Under
Two co-ordinating fabrics
sewing needle and button
thin wire and chopstick

Step 1.
Cut 3 squares:
One from fusible web(I use wonder under)
and two from 2 different farics. I made mine 5 inches but you can cut them any size you want.

Step 2.
Fuse your two fabric squares together.

Step 3. Fold your square in half twice to find center point.

Step 4.
Measure an cut 2 inches down from each corner using your center point as a guide. Do this on all four corners.

Step 5.
Next fold your points down to look like those in the picture and sew in place. Then attach your button.

Step 6 Now that your pinwheel is finished you can attach it to a stick if you want or leave it as is. I chose to wire mine to a chop stick.
Run a piece of thin wire through the holes of your button.

And wrap tightly around your stick a few times.

Now your all done.