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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Plumping up the Inventory

I've been continually working on Christmas inventory for the fall and winter craft shows that I will be doing this year.

I designated the month of June for painting my recycled spoon ornaments and wound up painting around 200-250 of these little gems.  Here are some of the new ones that have been added this year.






This month (July) I decided to work on recycled light bulb ornaments.  These are great sellers for me. I personalize all ornaments if the customer prefers. Both the spoons and the light bulbs can be personalized with names and dates on the back.  










All these ornaments are hand made by me in my Virginia mountain home.  The spoons and the light bulbs will all sell for $6. Message me if you're interested.
Next month will be wooden ornament month.  Soon I will post craft show dates as well.

Blessings to all, 
Pat

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's that time of the year again!

It's the time of year when Christmas is on the mind and the inventory needs pumping up for the craft shows.  I rarely do spring and summer shows, but the end of the year is very busy with shows and open house.  Since most of my sales are made with Christmas decoration and ornaments, I need to start NOW!
So.  Around my house it's just about Christmas all year long.
Here are some of the projects I am getting into.


These little hats are made from recycled toilet paper tubes and cereal boxes.  I just love decorating them in different and interesting ways!






 Working on some spoon ornaments as well.


 The little pigs and frogs are made from recycled light bulbs.  Just part of my menagerie.


I'm also working on team spirit spoons and light bulbs.


Team Buntings!


And lovely name buntings.  I charge $2 per letter.  These are hand painted letters on burlap bunting.


Hope you have enjoyed my little update.
Have a blessed and happy day!
Pat

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Back to Work!

Working on some wedding buntings.

Painted letters on burlap with surged edges.  Embellished with lace and little hand made rosettes.  

Then covered in a sparkly glitter glue just for fun.

What do you think?







Have a blessed day!
Pat

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Birding

Larry has been birding in the yard this morning.  I am so proud of his photography!  Enjoy!


















Wishing you a blessed spring day!
Pat

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Doodling

I have spent some time this morning doodling on my long arm quilting machine.  I think practice is always good.  If I get confident, maybe I could take in some quilt tops to make a little extra money.  





Still a little rough, but making progress.
What do you think?
A Happy and Blessed Day to all!
Pat

Monday, April 4, 2016

Sneak Peek

I would like to share a sneak peek of the quilt I am currently working on.  It's in the long arm machine and I am practicing a little custom quilting.  

This quilt is going to my daughter to put on her office wall at NRV CARES, http://www.nrvcares.org/ and will be donated to the gala next year for auction.

This weekend, I had two machines going at once.  The embroidery machine for quilt blocks, and the quilting machine. 





Blessings and happy day!
Pat

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Toothbrush Rag Rug

Just a little spring project.  

Toothbrush rag rug made from slightly used sheets.
These no longer fit any of my beds.  So why not use them to create a nice durable rug.  I have made these a few times and they are awesome for bath mats or kitchen rugs.  They are reversible, so when one side gets dirty, just turn it over and use a little longer.  Then it's just an easy launder and these rugs are ready to go again.  Love these!

Maybe I'll clean out my linen closet and make more!

Happy Day!
Pat