Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vintage Craft Book Score!

 I almost passed up this vintage craft book 
when I saw the cover art,
but the title grabbed me since I love applique.
I'm glad I looked inside, 
just take a look at some examples....

Well worth the 99 cents!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Carving

This years pumpkin carving went very well,
my girl did the carving all by herself!
And she grown so much since last year,
I can't hardly believe it!
bye for now!

Monday, October 28, 2013

What I Wore

 Here is my other crocheted collar that I made,
it was very comfy and cozy.
And I'm wearing a swiss chalet pin I made,
that is similar to the one in my shop!
Dress, tights purse and gloves: Target
Coat: thrift
Belt: Dots
Crochet collar and chalet pin: made by me
 Bye  for now!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Crazy Chenille Cats

 I made these cute Halloween cats
using the method for my pumpkins.
I just added little ears and a tail,
and some button eyes and yarn whiskers.
I think they turned out pretty fun!
Bye for now!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Chalet Pin for Fall

 I've got a new style of chalet pin in my shop
that is a tad bit smaller than my first chalets,
but still has lots of details, 
like the deer and tree.
It also come in great fall colors!
I will be making more in the size in the future.

I'm working on ideas for Christmas pins to, 
like a Christmas cat
and a Christmas gnome!
What do you think?
Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October Walk in the Park

 We had a beautiful walk in the park the other day,
just enjoying the fall colors.
 That red tree is my favorite!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 Found some cute Christmas fabric for my pins,
and some great vintage yarn!
Lee Wards, you don't see that anymore!
Bye for now!

Monday, October 21, 2013

What I Wore

 I finally got a chance to wear 
the purple collar I crocheted.
I love how it looks with this jacket!
I also made wristlets, but I think I will 
rework them. They are a little too loose.
Collar and wristlets: made by me
Jacket, skirts: thrift
Tights and boots: Target
 Bye for now!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Pins in My Shop

 New in my shop:
a cute acorn and maple leaf pin!
They look great together don't they!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What I Wore

Was too cold and rainy to take pix outside,
so thought I'd try in the downstairs living room
with Halloween decor behind me.
Dress, leggings and boots: Target
Cardi: thrift

Bye for now!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Candy Corn Pumpkin Tower

 Last week I decided to make a candy corn tower 
out of pumpkins to go in my kitchen!

 I had some fake pumpkins that I had from 
past years that were white.
 I cut a hole in the bottom of the middle and top pumpkins,
and then painted in the candy corn colors of  yellow,
orange and white.
Since they were going in my birdcage, 
all I had to do was stack them on top of each other.
But if was going to set them on the ground or a planter,
I would probably use a long dowel to hold 
them all together.
Bye for now!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New in the Shop

 I've added another gnome and metryoshka doll 
Stop by and see them!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Candy Corn Bunting

One of my latest crochet projects was 
a candy corn bunting.
I decided to hang it in my kitchen,
which led me to decide to do yellow and orange 
colors in the kitchen.
 Bye for now!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 Although, it's been slim pickings at the thrift lately,
I did find some great fabric remnants.
I love the folk art fabric above.

Bye for now!

Monday, October 07, 2013

What I Wore

What I Wore:
Denim dress: Old Navy
Umpire top and poncho: thrift
Boots and tights: Target

Bye for now!

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