Monday, September 29, 2008

Primitive Fall Folk Art Bird Ornies

Happy Fall! Listed these guys on ebay tonight just in time for the Fall season. I think they are such pretty fall colors. They come with the old wooden cheesebox for you to display any way you like.

Be sure to check out my little bird make do that is listed on ebay too. That auction ends on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another Primitive Halloween Ghost

Finished up this ghostie guy yesterday and got him listed on ebay last night. Sure don't feel like fall today. Got up into the 80's. The nights sure have been cold down in the 50's, then the temp shoots right up there. I noticed just a hint of the trees around here showing their fall colors. Won't be long now. Cannot believe how the summer flew by. Kind of sad. I do not look forward to the cold winter.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pumpkin Head Guy Make Do Doll

It is really beginning to feel like fall around here! The last couple of mornings its been in the 40's when I get up. Had to dig out the sweatshirts. Finished up this pumpkin guy yesterday and he is now listed on ebay. This is something very different for me to make. I think he turned out pretty awesome! its time to get back to work.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pumpkin Ghost Doll

Looks like all I can think of is Ghosts!! LOL Made this guy up, and will be ready to list him on ebay tonight! I think he turned out quite grand standing in his frosty pumpkin patch.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

It's that time of the year again for these little guys to be found crawling across your driveway. When my daughters were little, they would catch them and put them in their baby strollers and give me a ride. :) Here's some info on how to catch one and raise it into a Tiger Moth.

How to Capture a Bear

1.Find a brown and black banded woolly bear caterpillar in October (check the lawn, garden, or even the road.

2.Put it in a clear plastic jar with a lid (be sure to punch holes in the lid)

3.Add a twig in the jar and include some fresh grass for your bear to eat. Note: Put fresh grass in everyday. Soon your bear will tire of perching on the twig and will go to sleep on the bottom.

4.Remove any remaining grass but leave the twig in the jar all winter long.

5.Find a place outside that is protected from bad weather (a covered porch is nice) and you will be able to watch it hibernate.

6.In the spring, when weeds start to turn green it is time to feed your bear. Feed it fresh grass every day. Soon it will spin its magic cocoon of silk.

7.In about a week it will become the Isabella Tiger moth. On a nice day, take the jar outside and set your "tiger" free.