Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
What a great helper she is! And such a pro already at only 4 years old! The gathering consists of my sister Carmen and her daughter Denise along with Carmen's daughter-in-law Jenny. Jenny has an adorable 8 month old daughter who made her first appearance as part of the family tradition. My daughter, Andrea and Cadie and my sister-in-law Bel. My mom is an important part of this baking tradition, but this year because of health reasons, she had to miss out.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
OK - the craftshow is midway done. Just three more days to go and I'm happy to report that so far it's been going real good. In fact, after the first day on Monday I received a call from the folks running the craftshow informing me I needed to bring in more stuff! So quickly I whipped up some pillows and the three girls shown above. Well, not that quick - I worked 12 hours yesterday just in crafting. I'm glad I took leave from work all this week.
This is the first time I sell my dolls at this show and I wasn't sure how well they'd do. I've sold all those that I've taken, which I'm so happy for that. Yesterday I spent most of the day making these three and they are now out at my display. If they don't sell - then Etsy they will go!
Guess I'll get busy making some snowmen (big sellers this year) and ornaments for my last few days! Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Holiday Craft Show is run by the ladies from the Baptist Church. The crafters are only required to host 4 hours during the week. It is a fabulous show and being that it's in downtown San Antonio, many of the customers are from all of the major business offices downtown.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Faith, Hope, and Love stitchery above is a pattern I purchased last week at the Houston show. It is from Plum Creek. Tammy who creates these wonderful patterns was there. I have several of her patterns and love them all. Actually this pattern is for punch needle embroidery, but if you've ever done that - it takes awhile! So I did an easy running stitch and then appliqued the hearts and wings with wool.
The ornies below is from a pattern I used last year except they had wings. This time I decided to use hearts instead. Sometimes it's good to change your items a little so that returning customers get new things. Well back to work - I'd like to try and finish a snowman wool table runner and finish tagging my inventory. So much work - not enough hours in the day!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Well I'm off to join my daughter and granddaughter for dinner and then do a little Trick and Treating with Cadie around the neighborhood. Us girls are solo since my husband, son and son-in-law are at Arlington TX to see the Rangers play at the World Series. Happy Halloween and stay safe!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
What a beautiful time of the year. Pumpkins, acorns, falling leaves, and a change in the weather. It all sounds like autumn to me. With that said, time to add a touch of fall to your decor. How about decorating your dining table, a hutch, coffee table, or your wall?
The whimsical table top above is made with hand-dyed wool. I used a rich orange for the pumpkin, fall colors for the leaves and a golden color for the autumn moon and star. It is all hand-appliqued with DMC floss.
For those who love hand-stitching, below is one of my favorite patterns by I Done My Best. A hand-stitched pumpkin patch. I used osnaburg fabric for the background and plaid fall colors for the borders. This can be hung or set on a table.
Monday, October 4, 2010
I received my swap doll today in the mail and to my pleasant surprise - not only did I get a doll, but I got TWO! I had hinted a little that I really wanted a Christmas doll to decorate for the holidays and here they are - Holly and Ivy. What a pair of cuties! Holly and Ivy are sisters, and as the story goes they traveled all the way from Northern Idaho (just 35 miles from the Canadian border). Their dresses are adorable with printed Scotties and buttons to match. They are holding bags with shiny pennies for good luck, good fortune and good health.
Thank you Ilona! I love my Christmas dolls and I'm sure they will love Texas.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Last month, Jess from Little Dirt Lane, invited anyone that would like to participate in a swap for your favorite Annie. Here is the one I made for Ilona Kabai from Designs by GuKa. I just mailed her a couple of days ago. Ilona and her husband are Army Veterans. So for her doll I wanted stars in her dress and her holding a star with the initials USA for United States Army. Here is to Ilona and her hubby - thank you for serving our country! Hope you like her!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Hi Blogger Friends!
Sorry I hadn't blog in a while, but I was having some issues with blogspot that has finally been resolved. Yea!
Well this past weekend I worked on some wool pillows and ornaments. Love working with wool. I especially like to use black wool as a background - it just seems to bring out the rich colors! Don't ya think? I sometimes will use a different color background, which I am working on right now and will post when finished.
Well, back to work - hope you enjoy viewing some of my projects - I'll be posting soon!
Hugs to all!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Next, finished up a few things which I'm displaying for you. The wool tree shirts are fun and easy to do - love those. I've done several Annie Angel ornaments and an Annie Angel doll. And then some more Christmas pillows which I stained with coffee, vanilla and cinnamon. Well, time to relax a little before hubby gets home from work and off we'll go out for dinner. Me cook on my day? Not today! Have a wonderful day all - I know I will.