Monday, December 2, 2013

Our Humble Heart Designs 12th annual open house is this Saturday and Sunday.  You don't want to miss this event.  So much fun every year!
Meet and greet local artisans,

 Pat Guilliams- personalized ornaments, quilts, and hand painted items
Carly Burke- copper and sterling jewelry
Phyllis Warren- crochet dishcloths, scrubbies, towels, and more
Lois Scott- knitted accessories
Pamela Kesterson- hand crafted gifts for all ages
Marie Solomon- hand sewn gifts, accessories, and bags
Sara Bousman- vintage and hand crafted home decor

We always serve refreshments, so come hungry and bring friends.  Remember it's this 
Saturday 10-5,  and Sunday 12-5. 
2287 Sawmill Road
Ferrum, VA 

Email for info:  humbleheartdesigns@gmail.com

Look for the signs, route 40 just west of Ferrum College. 

Hope to see you there!  You'll be glad you came!!

This little snowman is crafted on a homespun wrapped bed spring.

Lovely Christmas Wall Art Quilt


Hand Painted Plate 

Santa Ornament from a recycled light bulb

Crochet cupcake ornaments and snow babies made with baby booties.

Blessings and Merry Christmas,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Craft Show Schedule

This weekend was a successful one at the Lady Eagles Craft Show at Franklin County High. 

I saw lots of return customers and met new ones, and the business was pretty constant throughout the day.  

Thank you, Linda, for the help!  I enjoy having you come along to keep things fun and interesting.  We make a good team.

Thank you, Lori, for all the hard work in managing this show.  I know how much work and heart you give to this show.  We all appreciate the effort.

My schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:

Bassett High School Craft Show  is November 16, 9-5 and November 17, 1-5.

Humble Heart Open House is December 7, 10-5 and December 8, 1-5.

If you are in the area and can come, I invite you to visit us at the Open House.  There is always fun to be had.  We make taco soup and serve everyone who enters. Purchase your last minute gifts for teachers, co-workers, and friends.  We have ornaments, quilts, jewelry, photography, knitting, crochet, home decor and lots more.  

Hope your week is blessed, 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dining Room- Check!

Start the Christmas music and get ready, set, GO!

Have to get started early, because the Open House is Dec. 7th and 8th.  Dining room is the first room to get the holiday spirit.

The corner cabinet

Top of the China Cabinet

Tree in the corner
This will get a few ornaments later

And my little Mozart

Old window room divider
This needs more 
Not done yet!

So let me know what you think!
Blessings to all.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I love Burlap!

I love the country look of burlap!  Who knew when we were feeding the animals from the burlap sacks that they would become so popular as a stylish decor.  

I have been working with some of this stuff making burlap wreaths for the harvest season.
I think I like the way this is turning out.  I think I may try some flowers next.

I appreciate all comments!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Floyd Show

This weekend was a very successful one at the Floyd High School Arts and Crafts Show in Floyd, VA. 

We always have such fun at this show every year and are signed up for the 2014 show already.
So good to see old friends and to make new ones.  

This sweet lady makes tents for Barbie and GI Joe. 
 There are 2 doll sized sleeping bags inside each one.

Patty Spencer and Melissa Austin crochet these rag rugs and they are beautiful!

Carly Burke of Mountain Light Jewelry!  Gorgeous copper and silver pieces.

Leonora Bridges and her phenomenal photography!

 My hand cut, hand painted wood ornaments.  I personalize these at the craft shows.

 My light bulb ornaments and Larry's wonderful photos!

These owls were very hot this year.  And more of Larry's photos.

We had a great time.  Join us next year!  You'll love it!

Blessings to all,

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Show

Please join us for the craft show this weekend at the Floyd County High School.  This show is full of crafts and quality handmade items.  There are vendors in the new gym and the old gym and all around the outside of the school.  You'll find a huge variety of arts and crafts.  Something for everyone.  This is a great show, folks and these ladies really have all their ducks in a row when it comes to taking care of their vendors.  We love this show.  Don't miss out on this day of shopping and fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Highlights from last year.


I suggest you not miss this one!!

Blessings to all,

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Just finished quilting and binding the little crib quilt. 
These little critters are machine embroidered onto vintage feed sack material and I think they are adorable.  I then blocked and bordered the quilt in teal green.  

This is my very first attempt at custom quilting with my long arm machine.  It's not perfect, but with a little practice, maybe I'll get better at it.  My machine is not equipped with a stitch regulator.  I think that would probably help a lot.
Anyways,  here are pictures.

Let me know your thoughts and feel free to offer suggestions and hints.  


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Candle Cozies

I have an embroidery machine on loan from a friend, Ginger, who bought a newer machine.  She was kind enough to allow me use of her older model Bernina in exchange for painting lessons. I have recently been experimenting with some vintage feed sack material from another lovely friend, Carly, of Mountain Light Jewelry.  Carly inherited quite a lot of this material and was generous to share with me (Momma Pat).

Here are some candle cozies I put together this past week.

Aren't they sweet?

Blessings to all 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Absent but not Forgotten!

It has been a while.  I have not forgotten my blog, but I have been busy with other things lately.
Been working on some new quilts.  One full size and one crib size.  Pictures will be posted soon.
I've also been working on a few other  projects that will also be posted in the near future.

My husband was away last week on a fishing adventure in Canada.  Such a great opportunity for him to visit that part of the world and get some awesome pictures.  Photography is a well loved hobby for  LB.  The photos that he took were great, so I thought I would share today.

There were many more.  I think they are pretty awesome!  Let me know what you think.  I love to hear from you all.