Sunday, December 20, 2015

Making Santas

A few from my collection.  Some made by me a few made by a local artist.  Clay, wood, cloth, paper mache
Rustic Folk Art
I have more photos of these over at Hibiscus House Here

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Salt Dough Ornaments

Who remembers making Salt Dough Ornaments?  I'm sure many of you do.  I remember my mama making some when we were small.  Years and years later I made lots and sold them as well as my clay ornaments.  They were simple and inexpensive to make but so pretty.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Showing Underwear!

6 pairs of briefs and a recording.
You could choose a record by Eddie Fisher, Elvis Presley or Perry Como.
I missed that but it must have been fun.  I actually would love to find this in an antique store.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sewing For School Projects

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I'll have to admit that I've just about taken the summer off from creating anything at all.  It was a time of enjoying the children, grandchildren and friends.  A time for rest and outside work.  I hope you've been enjoying your summer and are getting ready for back to school and winter indoor activities.
Today's post will

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Kyndal's Art Featured

Kyndal at Art Exhibit held in our local museum 

Today I'm sharing Kyndal's Art Exhibit that was held the month of January.   I apologize for the delay but have wanted to share for some time. 
Those of us that have creative blogs know how we collect projects.  We have so many things going on in our creative circles and in our minds that sometimes things are put into a special place.  They are not forgotten only held until later.  Join me as I share this art project from my little niece Kyndal.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bloggers Make The Best Friends!

I'd like for you to meet Kathy.  She is such a very nice person and so talented.  Not long ago I received a surprise package from this lovely friend and her husband Tom I'd like to share it's contents with you now...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Making "Molly"

Hello out there!  Hope you're well.  I already know you're busy because the weather is so beautiful.  I haven't been in the sewing room for quite awhile and I've missed it.  Today I share the making of

Friday, May 15, 2015

Work of Art

"Lil Brainiac"  did this at school and they sent the artwork off to make a quilt square. What a grand idea! This is just a section of his artwork quilt square.  My photography just doesn't do his work any justice.  It is really good and I'm touched that "Mimi" gets to have this.  Come on in to see the rest of this....

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fashion Sketches from Hayden Williams

Today I share some illustrations, drawings of fashion by Hayden Williams. I find them very interesting.  Join me won't you...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sweater Ideas You Say In Spring?

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It is warming up and you may be cleaning out your closets and drawers.  I thought I'd post today a few videos with ideas for how to Re-Purpose your unwanted sweaters...come on in and check them out......

Sunday, April 26, 2015

How to Sew Finishing Part 8 & Detail Embroidery

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We are now on Part 8 Finishing.  Astar also shows a cute no sew way to embellish a cardigan. Come on in the sewing room....

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How to Sew for Beginners: Parts 5, 6 and 7


We welcome Astar once again with her video tutorials.  Come on in the sewing room and enjoy these sewing lessons...

Friday, April 17, 2015

How to Sew For Beginners Parts 3 and 4

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Today's Tip
Keep your sewing scissors separate from all other scissors.  Please do not cut other things with them such as the main culprit Paper!

Today we share Astar's Sewing Tutorials Parts 3 and 4.  Part 3:  Transferring Pattern Markings and Part 4: Applying Interfacing....Step inside the sewing fabric for some fun...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How to Sew For Beginners

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I ran across this beautiful lady that has some fabulous sewing tutorials on YouTube.  She has wonderful tutorials and they are fun to watch.  I love her accent.  While I am busy elsewhere cleaning, gardening, and having guests, I thought you might enjoy a few tutorials.  Come on into my sewing room for these great videos...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

What a Fine Mess!

 Sewing cabinet that I got from a local magazine publisher!  It was for an office but it sure is handy for storing fabrics, patterns and some notions!

Today I'm going to go the opposite direction that blogs usually go in.  Yes, that's right!  I've decided to show the actual bad side of things.  You know the things that are often hidden from the public.  My new stance is to show The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!  Ugh....come on in the sewing room....

Saturday, April 4, 2015

He is Risen

He is not here, He has risen, just as He said.  Come and see the place where He lay.
Matthew 28:6

Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday

Good Friday

     On the Friday we call "good", something similar happened to Jesus.  God placed on Him the weight of the entire world's sin--past, present and future--until He could no longer breathe.  Then He said, "Father, , 'into Your hands I commit My spirit'" (Luke 23:46).  Our Daily Bread

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mod Seed Pod Apron

Today I share this another apron made with the scalloped design.
I'll share the making of this inside....

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mod Red Harlequin Apron

This is another of the scalloped aprons. It is the second of three that I've made recently.  Each has four layers of premium fabric detailed with decorative buttons.  This pattern has double length ties to wrap around the front if you wish or ample for beautiful long back tie.  I really like the vibrant colors and design of these fabrics. Today I share this beauty with you in photographs....

Friday, March 6, 2015

Scalloped Apron

Blue/Green Scalloped Apron

I need to take a photography class and one day hope to do just that...not today too busy.  This is a beautiful apron.  It has layers of beautiful fabrics.  Today I share the making of Scalloped....

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Little Chick Apron

This is a really cute apron and I thoroughly enjoyed making it.  Today's post in pictures of The Little Chick Apron.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Kyndal" Little Girls Apron Line

Hello and hope all are staying warm in the weather we are having.  I'd like to introduce you to "Kyndal"  The model and the apron.  I will be starting a little girls' line of aprons.  American Girl Doll Aprons will be available too with special order to match their mommy's.  Today's post is about the one I made for the model herself and one of her American Girl Dolls.  The making of these aprons....

Friday, February 13, 2015

Aprons for Christmas

I know Christmas has long past but I wanted to share these smiling faces of family with their aprons.  You know they are making a comeback and for the last year that is all I've been making.  Come on in and see them close up...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Carly's Llama Lampshade Apron

Look at these fabrics!  Don't you just love them?  I do the Llama Love Fabric from Monaluna Organic is so adorable!  I wish I could take the credit for putting these fabrics together in the making of this apron, but I can't!  Carly chose and I love the combination!  The combination has a vibrant, youthful and energetic look to it!  I love how it turned out and have to admit that I would not have chosen to put this combination together along with three different trims...well click read more to see more...

Monday, January 12, 2015

"H" Has a New Apron

He had seen his mother put on her apron to cook.  He especially likes it when she cooks cupcakes or birthday cakes.  This is a fun thing to him.  He tried to put on one of her aprons to join her in this fun activity.  His mother soon decided that he just might need an apron for more to see his Christmas Apron...

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Lady Behind Big Eyes

I have always loved her work but never knew anything about her.  I'm speaking of  Margaret Keane.  I surely did not know that her husband Walter had taken credit for her paintings.  

Margaret says in the story that goes with photo above, "Christoph did a wonderful job, I think he's portrayed Walter exactly as he was, but I think Walter was maybe a little crazier!

I feel so sorry for what this lady must have gone through.  Painting, creating, working so hard at what she loved only to let her husband at the time, take the credit for her work.  The movie Big Eyes is playing in our city now.  I want to see it.  

I decided to find out a little move about this talented artist whose work I grew up seeing and loving. I share with you today...