September 21, 2015

Boo Boo Kitty GIVEAWAY!

I haven't had a Giveaway in a while so I thought I'd see if I can find a home for Boo Boo Kitty and his Pumpkin Patch!

This was made using a pattern from Old Road Primitives. Each piece has been cut from cotton muslin, stuffed, painted with acrylic paints and baked in the oven with my Vanilla/Cinnamon/Coffee Prim mix. This set comes with Boo Boo Kitty and 4 pumpkins: 1 large, 1 medium, and 2 smalls. Boo Boo's Hat is made from cotton fabric and has been primmed and baked. It is glued to his left ear and has a bow of raffia and 3 rusted jingle bells glued for extra embellishment. His whiskers are sisal; his eyes are small black buttons. His nose is painted on with acrylic paint. SO CUTE!
Measurements are approx. Kitty 9" x 5"; largest pumpkin, 7" x 6" with the medium and small a few inches in difference,one from the other.
Made in a Smoke Free/Pet Free environment.
If you would like to have him come to your home, then leave me a comment on this post.
If you share, I'll count you 2 times!!
Make sure you leave me a way to contact you, otherwise, I can't count you.
This Giveaway is open for USA participants, only.
I will use to choose my winner.
Winner will be announced: Saturday, October 10th!
Thanks so much for your support and GOOD LUCK!

September 15, 2015

Being Creative!

I've been playing with a new medium in my spare time! I told you a month or so ago that I was experimenting with Creative Paper Clay and Kwik Wood.
I've seen so many Artists using it to sculpt gourds, wood work, and glass ware that I thought I'd give it a try. Of course, wood is my first choice of material as it's what I'm most comfortable with.
I chose to do a small pin pattern and kept the design very simple and minimal. We're coming into Fall so I HAD to do something for Halloween, right?!
I started with a simple wooden shape cut out of MDF.
I shaped some arms and gave it something to hold.
Added a little bit of acrylic paints to it.
And I have a ghost! Still need to add a few more strokes of paint but really quite simple to do.
I went a bit further and coated the whole wood piece with the clay.
I think I might like this one better once I get it finished!
I even made some Candy with it!
I also tried the Kwik Wood. It's great for sculpting pieces that have broken off of an item. I used it to make this guys face. It stick really well with the aid of water.
This is how he turned out!
This is Stanley and is available in my Etsy shop.
And I also did this guy.....
I'm thinking not too bad for a first try! So I've got my gourds out and am now playing with a few Snowman and Santa designs. I think I like the Paper Clay better than the Kwik Wood. You have to use water with both as you're molding/sculpting. The Kwik Wood is a bit stickier and I just like the feel of the clay. I remember when I was in 7th grade, our Art Teacher had us using clay and making sculptures. I remember making an Owl. It went to the Art Show and, although I didn't win any ribbons, I was very happy she chose my work. AND, I still have that memory!
Lots of orders for Fall Garlands are underway. Still have one or two Teacher Name Plates to finish. I've a couple of Turkeys on my 'stuffing' table that I need to get to and then I think I'll play with a couple of Christmas patterns before I call it quits for the year.
Looking forward to some cooler temps. Mother Nature teased us yesterday but we were back at 89 by the end of the day!
Have a great week!

September 3, 2015

SEW Much!

So/Sew much to show you! Not necessarily in any kind of order so bear with me!

The Frogette Sisters, Toadie and Tallula, are now in my Etsy shop! They are made from a pattern by Pam Gracia of Soft in the Head.

My guy had a birthday! He looks so tired in this pic with 3 of our 6 kids! I made him a German Chocolate cake and the daughter in the green bought him steaks and made potatoes and a lovely green salad to go with it!
This little lady is new in my Etsy shop! She's from Victoria Lynn of Kentucky Primitives.
Corny Candy! Pattern by Patties Ratties!
A little 13" Rag doll! Pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm!
I'm playing with my Creative Clay and Kwik Wood! Got a few things to show and share with you in my next post!
Everyone thinks Fall is here 'cause I'm making these left and right! It's still pretty hot here and lots of rain still coming down!
New in my Etsy from Chestnut Junction!
Our OFG (Old Farmhouse Gathering) Team is holding our Fall Celebration! Drop by Etsy and type in the letters FFFOFG in Etsy's search bar OR click on the pic on my sideboard at the top right, to see more wonderful creations from our talented team!
Elvira and Winthrop are back! Another wonderful pattern from Soft In The Head!
    I'm making pumpkins of every kind to add to some of my packages. Found some Cinnamon sticks and silk florals in Hobby Lobby to top them with. Sure like the way they're turning out!
Lots more to share with you but gotta run and get some orders packaged up. Teachers are awaiting their name plates!
Thanks for stopping by!