June 27, 2012

WIP Wednesday!

Greetings Cyber Friends!
I could get used to this 'on vacation' thing!! I've been having a blast making things for me and designing some new patterns. I've been working on an order for a customer. She ordered everything from Easter to Thanksgiving....YAY for me, right?! It gets packed up and shipped out tomorrow. Another YAY for me since it's my last before vacay!!!
Here's a few pictures!
Everything needs to be 'finished' today. Ribbon embellishments and glue should do the trick!
This one is for my Swap partner over at Ravenwood  Whimzies Christmas in July Swap! I'm getting mine done early since I'm leaving soon for vacay. Can you guess what it is or even the pattern I'm using?
This one is mine! Have been waiting for awhile to get to this! LOVE the turquoise/aqua colors that are in right now!
And last, but certainly NOT least...
This is my Carolee! Inspired by none other than our own Firecracker Kid! In fact, Tim and Carol made me a couple of Whale Tail shelves that Carolee is leaning on. They're up now and when I get this large room cleaned I'll take a few pictures for you!! Now where did I put that number for those blasted cleaning fairies???
I have a few oil paintings I hope to share with you in the next day or two. This is the time of year where I work on them and complete what I start.....oh boy, let's not go there!!!! My project 'starts' are bordering on ridiculous!!
We're supposed to be heading out this next Monday. Hubby is flying in on Saturday with our eldest daughter. She has some furniture moving that she needs to do. Our little boy needs his bedroom and I'll be moving all of my Inventory SOMEWHERE! 
Lots to do but isn't that what the Summer months are for (nodding head while shaking head!)?!
Oh, by the way, Debby lost her 'umph' by the time she got to us. I think we wound up with 6-7 inches of rain. Hate to say we still need more but, hey, we still need MORE!!!
Stay Tuned!!

June 23, 2012

Summer GIVEAWAY Winner & Plans

I'm going to be taking a few weeks in July off. I need to go and visit my hubby and give him a break from all of the weekend traveling he's been doing to get back to us. Sometimes he barely has 48 hours to spend with us before he has to get back.

 AND we need a little vacation, too. 
I have a winner for my Summer Giveaway. Actually, I have 2 WINNERS!
Random.org chose:



Send your addresses to me girls at VicWeave@aol.com so I can get your Sunflowers to you before Christmas, LOL!
Once again I find myself humbled by your sweet comments. I truly appreciate each and every one of you who follows this blog and stops in to say hello. 
I hope your Summers are full of FUN and Whimsy and you stay safe from the extreme weather this year seems to be promising.

 I'll say 'toodles' before I go!

June 20, 2012

My Swap Package!

All the way from the Dakotas; the south one!! 
I participated in Robin from Baggaraggs' Supply Swap. She did a Round Robin and Natalie from TINS AND TREASURES got my name. WOW!! Was I a lucky Gal?!!!
I opened my large parcel and found scraps of natural batting. She said her class (she's a teacher!) had all of these scraps left over from making a quilt and they were going to toss them. So she decided to put them in my box as a packing aid in hopes that I could use them and, BY GOLLY, I CAN!!! Perfect for my Snowman and Santa patterns I'm doing this year!
Everything was wrapped and tied with items that I could also use. Nothing goes to waste in this package!
Lovely coordinated fabrics, buttons, pom poms, hooks & eyes and other notions, straw hats, yarn, a large container of Cinnamon, sweet treats for the Twins; a WONDERFUL variety of materials that I can definitely use! Thank you SOOOOOO much, Natalie! 
What a fantastic package you put together for me! I feel so VERY spoiled!
Thank YOU, again!!

June 18, 2012

Not Too Late!

Don't forget to sign up for my current Giveaway!
The link is on my right side bar
you can click HERE to sign up on the blog post.
Winner announced this Saturday on June 23rd.
Stay Tuned!

June 16, 2012


These initials can have various meanings for a few different phrases but for me, it stands for this:
Keep It Simple Summer.
That's my motto right now.  Not stressing over having parties. Not stressing over cutting out tons of wood and keeping my Inventory up. Just doing what I want and entertaining the kids every once in a while. Yep, my kinda Summer! 
We've been doing lots of yard work. Trying to help my hubby out since he can't come home but every 2 weeks. He's got so much on his plate right now and the last thing he needs to worry about is a yard when we're able-bodied and can handle it!
So, my crafting has taken a back seat for now. I did get a big order yesterday but I have 2 weeks to complete it and get it shipped!
I did get these done.
Super fast and fun to make from Old Annie Primitives. Hers are done up more Primitive than mine but by now you should understand my aesthetic!
Also working on more of the orange, black, and witchy green.....
Yes, I paint mine with a darker brown base and then apply black on top. After they've dried, I sand them. The one standing up has the painting steps finished. It's now time for embellishing! I'll make these Prim while my Wooden Boots will be all about Neon Halloween Colors, hehehehehehehehehe (evil witch cackle!)!
Guess I'll go and get in the pool again with the kids. Beautiful day with lots of sunshine so why should I waste it?! What? You want a picture of me? In my Swimsuit? You don't say!! Well, if it's a picture you want then here.....
.....and THAT'S as good as it gets!

June 12, 2012


Well, I certainly didn't mean to go missing for this long! Last Wednesday we had a spectacular lightening show and it decided to leave us a few reminders by taking out one of our Direct TV modems and my computer. I pulled the 'plug' on all major outlets but not before a nasty strike came. They come so fast how is one to know it's going to happen?!!!
Some good did come out of my 'down time' from the computer. I accomplished quite a bit out in the yard and got some sewing done, too!
Let me share!
I received a WIN from Deana at Old Goat Primitives from her last Giveaway! Those beeswax stars smell so delicious!
I've had so much FUN making these from a Mulberry Memories pattern! (I bought it from Pattern Mart).
Still need to add the vine to the back of the large melon but it's coming along nicely with wooden heart leaves added to it. I'll have to show a finished pic and share with you how I did it.
Some wonderful purchased patterns from Sandi at The Olde Country Cupboard. I get to see her again in October at the McIntosh show here in Florida. I'm saving my pennies, Sandi!!!
I purchased some FABULOUS-NESS from Carol and Timmy over at The Firecracker Kid
I hope to have these hung this week and will embellish them with all things nautical and Lake-like!!!
Well, that's ONE thing checked off from my 'I want this from Etsy' list!! Now just 900,000 more to go!!!
 Last but certainly not least, my latest beginnings. Yes, it's time to move on from Summer isn't it?! I LOVE Halloween and spend FAR too much time on it. These Happy Jacks will be Make-Do's. I just bought some new spindles and am looking forward to using them for these pieces!
Don't forget about my current GIVEAWAY .
It ends the 23rd of June!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stay Tuned!

June 4, 2012


Good Monday morning Dear Blogging Friends!
I've come back from the Dead! Not fully 100% but getting there a little bit everyday. Doc said to expect at least 6 weeks for full recovery....yes, I was THAT sick!
I have a GIVEAWAY for you!! I sure hope you like it as much as I do! I had so much fun putting this together!
I used a new pattern that I bought from Tawny at The Primitive Nook.
Now, mind you, mine is a bit different from hers. You KNOW that's going to happen with me. Don't you do it too? Change up a few things different? Sure you do! We all have a slightly different aesthetic and that's what makes the world go round!
Here's mine!
 You can see I made my 'bag' different. Tawny's was a lot of work so I simplified. Yeh, I know I'm lazy but I do like the blue homespun! One of my favorite color combinations is blue and yellow so this worked out perfectly for me. It's approx.15" tall by 8" wide
 I have 2 more in the works for my Etsy shop and so I thought I'd share this one with you. Want it?!
Then play my Game!
You know my rules!
1. Follow me...everything is alright, I'll be the one to tuck you in at night, and if you want to leave I can guarantee you won't find nobody else like me!! Gotta love Uncle Kracker!!!!
2. Leave me a comment here on this post and tell me whatchadoing for Summer!
If 2 chances are not enough then......
3. Go like me on Face Book
4. Tell me how much you'd sell this for!
(Tell me all in one comment please.Open to US and Canadian friends!)
There you go. Let's run this until the 23rd of June. Sound good?
Hope your Summer is getting off to a great start! Stay cool 'cause it's gonna be a HOT one!!