Friday, October 2, 2015

Great Giveaway Batman!

Stop by the Rusty Thimble to enter to win a CUTE snowman!!  Oh wait!  If you enter, I have less of a chance to win.....just kidding!!  Go for it!

Rusty Thimble Snowman Giveaway

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rotten Blogger, and a Pin Keep Swap!

Well, it's been WAY too long since I posted.  I post all the time on Facebook.  I'm uncertain as to why I am unable to do so here.  Sad, but true.

So, lots has happened since I last posted on here (check out, but most recently, I participated in a Pin Keep Swap, hosted by Wendy Montreil of Ravenwood Whimzies,  You can find her blog here:

She sent me this very cute snowman/mouse combo pin keep!  Cute, huh?  Thanks Wendy!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring Celebration, OFG Etsy Team

Spring is coming....hopefully sooner rather than later!  In anticipation of Spring, the Old Farmhouse Gathering team (OFG) is hosting a Colors of Spring Celebration.  February 23 through March 8, type COSOFG into the search bar of Etsy to see the NEW fabulous finds from our talented team.  Hint, hint....I'm participating!

Here's a sneak peak of what is to come:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Happy Birthday FAAP Etsy Team

Wow, it's been a while since I posted, but I've got great news to share.  I am a proud member of the Folk Art and Primitives team on Etsy (FAAP).  We are celebrating our 2nd birthday as a team!

Visit our blog February 1st through February 8th to sign up to win prizes donated by our talented team members.  Check out the slideshow of prizes on our team blog:

Type JSTSFAAP in the search bar on Etsy to find more items from our fabulous team.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Crunch time!

Craft show season has begun.  I had my first one a few weeks ago.  It was a beautiful day to be at an outside show, but not a lot of attendees.  My first "big" show is two weeks from yesterday,  YIKES!

Try as I might, to make new items throughout the year, it always comes down to a massive scramble the last few weeks before shows start.  We, as artists/crafters, NEVER think we have enough stock (though we usually do.)

So, here I am, trying to finish, or start and finish, a bunch of projects in the next two weeks.  

Nine "Jacks" got completed yesterday, and even tagged! (Pat self on back) 

Ten pairs of Witch Legs (pattern from Red Dirt Primitives) got fabric ironed (it was REALLY wrinkled!), traced, sewn, trimmed and turned.  Yes, the black and white fabric is nausea inducing if you look at it the right way.

This morning, the stuffing and finishing commences.

Now, the trick/ NOT to get THIS red glitter EVERYWHERE!  I used to make little girl jackets that were handpainted and they had fine fabric glitter on husband used to complain (and he's NOT a complainer) that it was all over the house.  He was right, and sometimes ended up with it on him (usually a bit on his face).  This COULD be worse!

So far, so good.....wish me luck! (Disclaimer:  As of the writing of this post, no red glitter is on writer's face or hands...subject to change at a moments notice.)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

And we ended in London...

Post part two....London!

Victoria Station

The view from our hotel room on the 26th floor in Kensington!

Walking around Kensington at night.

The Natural History building.  Didn't go in. 

Victoria and Albert Museum.  We DID go in here, briefly.

Glass sculpture in the entry of the V & A Museum

Market in Covent Garden

A very dreary day in London.  Tower Bridge

Ceramic flower installation at The Tower....
Very cool...

Gave me glad we walked to see it!

The Monument commemorating the great fire of  London 1666

Headed home
Now....back to work!

Back from England and Paris....

Oh, I know, life is rough!  My hubby is English, born and raised in Plymouth, England.  His entire family still lives in the UK, so we have many reasons to visit!  Here's a few shots from our trip....

This trip, we took at side trip to Paris!  Yes, Paris!  It was great.  So much to see.  We walked.....ALOT!  Didn't go IN a lot of places.  We'll have to go back. 

We were also in London for a day on the tail end of our trip.  Will share some of those photos in another post...I think I've hit my limit!