Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just Two Weeks Until!

Yes, just two weeks until the show! And just about now I'm asking myself "Do I have enough for a full week?" Just a little stressing time here. This particular craft show runs for a full week. But it's a wonderful show in downtown San Antonio Texas in a historical mansion. The mansion is beautiful with the original wood floors and it has eight fireplaces. The Wolfson family had it built about 120 years ago and it now belongs to the First Baptist Church Downtown San Antonio. It really is gran and I'll make sure and take pictures. Posted are two wreaths I made this weekend. Patterns are from the very talented Sandy from The Olde Country Cupboard.

Well I'm off to join my daughter and granddaughter for dinner and then do a little Trick and Treating with Cadie around the neighborhood. Us girls are solo since my husband, son and son-in-law are at Arlington TX to see the Rangers play at the World Series. Happy Halloween and stay safe!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Wool Again!

Have I mentioned before how much I love working with wool? I probably have in one of my past post. Well, gotta tell you again - I love working with wool! Besides all the rich colors you can get - my friends, it is easy to work with especially when it comes to appliqueing. And there are so many wonderful patterns out there, like this angel pattern I purchased from Little Stitches. This pattern is for the wool table runner, but I did some individual small angel pillows that you can set in a bowl, hang on a door knob or use as a Christmas ornament for your tree. So simple and fun! You all should try it - you'll love it!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Dolls

I've been busy this weekend working some Christmas dolls for my upcoming show. Patterns I'm using are from Threadbare Primitives and Sweet Meadow Farms. I've just added candy canes and a snowman to them.

A few santas and snowmen are ready, which I'll post later. My husband has my display center all set up. We normally do this a few weeks before the show to make sure it will look like I want it. As soon as I fill that up I'll post a picture.

Gotta get back to work. Until later - All is Bright!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cadie and Her Monsters

Soon my adorable granddaughter, Cadie, will be turning the BIG 4! Her party next weekend will be at Kiddie Park and the theme is "Monsters"! Very different from her 3 year old party which was Hello Kitty. Today I finished 12 monsters for her tiny guests and their goodie bags. I really had fun sewing these little creatures (even though I'm suppose to be working on my Christmas show in about 4 weeks). But really, what are Grammy's for! I just wanted to share these pictures with you. How blessed we are to have our granddaughter in our lives. All is Bright!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas Pillow

I'm getting ready for my craft show next month with tagging all of the finished products that I've done so far (with lots of work still to be done). When it came to tagging this pillow (which is one of my favorites) I decided to take a picture and post it for all to see. She is such a lovely angel. I love angel pillows. This pattern came from a book I purchased a long, long time ago. How long - whoa, can't remember that far! Anyway, it's a Leisure Arts book called Heartfelt Christmas. I've used so many patterns from this book for my pillows and wallhangings. Glad I bought it!

Well got to get back to work since today is my last day of leave before I go back to work tomorrow.

Have a great day - happy crafting to all! And may "All Is Bright" with you. xoxox

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's Autumn Time!

What a beautiful time of the year. Pumpkins, acorns, falling leaves, and a change in the weather. It all sounds like autumn to me. With that said, time to add a touch of fall to your decor. How about decorating your dining table, a hutch, coffee table, or your wall?

The whimsical table top above is made with hand-dyed wool. I used a rich orange for the pumpkin, fall colors for the leaves and a golden color for the autumn moon and star. It is all hand-appliqued with DMC floss.

For those who love hand-stitching, below is one of my favorite patterns by I Done My Best. A hand-stitched pumpkin patch. I used osnaburg fabric for the background and plaid fall colors for the borders. This can be hung or set on a table.

These two will be in my Etsy Shop soon, but if you're interested, email me for more information.

Happy Fall to all!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Holly and Ivy

I received my swap doll today in the mail and to my pleasant surprise - not only did I get a doll, but I got TWO! I had hinted a little that I really wanted a Christmas doll to decorate for the holidays and here they are - Holly and Ivy. What a pair of cuties! Holly and Ivy are sisters, and as the story goes they traveled all the way from Northern Idaho (just 35 miles from the Canadian border). Their dresses are adorable with printed Scotties and buttons to match. They are holding bags with shiny pennies for good luck, good fortune and good health.

Thank you Ilona! I love my Christmas dolls and I'm sure they will love Texas.


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