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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tutorial

I thought I'd share this little tutorial for a jute and lace Christmas ornament.  I got the idea from Pintrest, and as I am doing another shabby chic tree this year, I thought I'd make some and share.

You will need a mason jar ring, about 5 yds of jute, 21" of lace and a 21" length of tiny pearl trim.
Also you will need a glue gun and glue sticks.

Here we go!

First glue the end of jute to the inside of the ring...


Wrap the jute around the ring...

until it is all filled up...

Glue the end to the back of the covered ring...


Now is the time to add a hanger to your ornament...


Attach lace to the back of the ornament and wrap...


Evenly space your lace like so...


Repeat with the tiny string pearls...


Almost done...


Add a bow, some pearls and a ribbon rose and there you have it.



  These are so pretty on a tree.  They are also very good for wedding decoration as well.

If you try it, I'd love to see pictures.

Blessings 
Pat

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Getting Back to Blogging

I cannot believe how busy things can get.  It's been months since my last post. I really hope I can set more time aside for doing this.  Wish me luck, because I can get so sidetracked.
Anyways,  there are a few things that I have been working on lately.
Last month I took a pottery class at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, and that was something I had always wanted to do.  Then, today
I took a glazing class and finished the pots. Thanks Abby!  Soon I will post the finished product.  The firing has to take place and when I get them I will post pics.

Meanwhile, I thought I'd share some pictures of ornaments that I have been working on lately to add to my inventory.

Altered spoons







More to come!  Be blessed, my friends.
Pat

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Altered wine bottles

These wine bottles have been so much fun to alter.  I covered them with jute twine, then added laces, pearls, and hand made muslin flowers and rosettes.  I also could not resist adding a little key charm.

This is what they ended up looking like:





A lovely dogwood branch and I can bring a little spring inside my door.

I like it!

Blessings to all,
Pat

Monday, April 6, 2015

Shabby Chic Spoon Ornaments

Last season for my Christmas Open House, I decorated a small tree with shabby chic ornaments in pink, white, pearls, and snow.  This year I plan to do a much larger one.  I got such great feedback on that tree and sold a lot of ornaments from it.

I'm working on spoon ornaments today in the shabby style.  I love the way these turned out and I just wanted to share






I stamped tissue paper and decoupaged the images, wrapped the handles and added trims and hand made rosettes, bows, pearls, and a little bling.  I will be selling these for $5 each.

Enjoy your day and be blessed,
Pat

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Meet the Sproingy, Springy, Bunnies

Made these little bunnies on springs from a pattern that I bought from Old Road Primitives.  Love these little guys!  The pattern was very easy to follow and you can add all your own embellishments to make them your own.  Love that!




I made their hats from burlap and I also painted the bed springs in pastels.

Be blessed, everyone, and I so enjoy comments!!
Pat

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Easter is on it's way!

I am confident that spring will come.  It is currently snowing outside my window here in the mountains of Virginia, but I know warm weather is coming.  I can see the daffodils popping up in the garden, soon to bloom.

For the last couple of weeks I have been working on some Easter stuff for my booths.
Hope you enjoy!!

 yarn wrapped eggs


 ticking pillows






 handmade rabbit



 a couple of wall hangings



 and some lovely free standing lace eggs

If anyone is interested, just email and I will price these for you.


Be happy and blessed!
Pat

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Projects in the Works for this week!

New projects in the works!
A little hand embroidery red work...




 A machine embroidered alphabet wall hanging...






Be Blessed, 
Pat













Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Year, New Challenges!

It is really cold here in Virginia.  The Christmas season was different for us this year.  Seems like it crept up on us and we were not ready..  I am always very busy at this time and this year did not disappoint in that area.  

The open house was a success and everyone really enjoyed it.  I was so glad to entertain friends, old and new, and my family of craftsmen always seems to have a lot of fun.  Our Christmas was filled with the love of family also and two new little additions to my niece's family.  Twins!  Born on the 22nd of December.  Congrats to the family.

These are some pics of the mountain above our home.  Shows how cold it has been this past week or so. 




Currently working on some Valentine stuff for my booths at Buy the Season and Blue Ridge Antiques.

Rag Wreaths




More to come!

Be blessed,
Pat