Wednesday, March 25, 2015


 In May of last year I held a giveaway on my Selling Blog for my 'brand new' at the time Sheriff Rupert Thibideau Mouse Epattern.

My prototype
 Danice of Homespun Hannah's won the pattern and this is her version of Sheriff Rupert
I think he turned out GREAT!!  I love his mustache!!
Thank you for allowing me to share your photo Danice!
You can visit Danice's blog here


Sunday, March 22, 2015


I do, but I hate having to push the meat and all the veggies onto skewers and it seems like it takes FOREVER to cook on the grill.  What I do instead is pound my round steak to tenderize it then cut into bite sized pieces.  I marinate this in Italian Dressing overnight.
In a large bowl I add cut up green pepper, onion, tomatoes ( have also used cherry tomatoes)  and several cans of whole potatoes. This also gets marinated overnight.
When I'm ready to cook it, I dump it all on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 400 degrees until the veggies are cooked and meat is done to our liking.  Every so often I will get a spatula and turn the food so the other side gets nice and browned too.
You can add whatever else your family likes such as cauliflower, mushrooms, etc.
Serve with a side salad and crusty bread.


Thursday, March 19, 2015


 I've been busy making Easter eggs. 

Fabric Wrapped Eggs.  These are plastic eggs that I've wrapped with torn strips of fabric, dipped in a solution of coffee and vanilla for an aged look.

 These eggs are fabric, stuffed with polyester filling and brushed with coffee vanilla stain for the aged look.  I love these the best!

 These eggs are JUMBO sized and blanket stitched in the seams.

 Trying something a little different with these wrapped eggs.  After the coffee solution dries, I brush on glue and sprinkle with glitter.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015


 I was involved in a supply swap with Faith Conroy of The Primitive Black Hat Society through our Etsy Team FAAP Group.
She sent me some wonderful items and I can definitely use all of them!  Look at that big stash of sheep wool!!
 I sent Faith's box out today, but forgot to take pics of her items.  Not sure if she follows my blog or not, so I will wait until she receives her box and posts her own pics before I say what goodies I packed up for her swap box.  :) 


Tuesday, March 03, 2015


My Hippity Hoppity Bunny nodder was featured in an Etsy Treasury.  All of these bunnies are simply adorable!


Sunday, February 15, 2015


 I've been busy making some fabric flowers the past few weeks.  This one I made for our FAAP Etsy Team's 2nd Birthday Celebration Giveaway the first week in February.

 These blue/brown flowers in black candlestick vase are still available for sale
I made several sets of bowl fillers as well.
These double layer brown/tan flowers are SOLD.  
The double layered flowers sell for $20 for set of 6.
and single layered flowers sell for $10 for set of 6.

These are the single layer - both sets are still available.


Friday, February 13, 2015


 These were fun cats to make.  I've made this same barn cat many times before sans the yo yo flowers.  I usually just filled the pocket with dried flowers & Sweet Annie.  The cat is a design by Tennessee Ridge Primitives.
Both cats are available for purchase either on my selling blog or my Etsy shop.



 I used to collect owls, back in the late 70's and early 80's.  I had dozens.  They were mostly porcelain owl figurines, but after a while, I got tired of them and moved on to a 'new' collection.  Once again I've fallen in love with owls, this time WOOL owls.

I made this one for my eldest daughter Deana to hang on her peg shelf in her hallway.

Both of the owls below are available for sale in my Etsy Shop & Selling Blog
I only accept Pay Pal and Money Orders on my blog BUT my Etsy shop is set up to accept Credit Card / Debit Card payments!

These are all hanging off shelf pegs, but also look great hanging on cupboard door knobs.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015


 This isn't a very good photo, but these are my good friends/ next door neighbors and their two Shelties.  Every Christmas we exchange gifts which usually always involves a restaurant gift card and something more personal.  This year I wanted to make a pillow with a photo of the two Shelties on it but couldn't find one that was suitable.  I located this one with my friends on it and went with it.  I printed the photo on muslin and used a brown suede fabric for borders and the backside of pillow.  They loved it!

Another friend of theirs bought this chair, reupholstered it and then painted a sheltie on it for her Christmas gift to them.  My pillow found a new 'home' on the chair.

This is a Spring Bunny Shelf Sitter - it is for sale and available on my Selling Blog 

This adorable Blue Bunny Welcome Hare Door Greeter is also still available for sale in my Selling Blog or Etsy Shoppe.

This is a Angel I made as a special request for one of my favorite customers.  He and his wife collect snowmen but his children love angels and he wanted me to make this one for them. I'm working on another one to add to my shoppes plus 3 of my granddaughters also informed me they each want one as well.