Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Day at the Zoo!

What a perfect day! Took our granddaughter for her first trip to the zoo. She just loved it. And of course everything she saw was with a outburst of "Ba" We are trying to teach her words and she wants to call everything "Ba". Cora loved the petting zoo with all goats that you could feed and pet. I especially loved seeing my all time favorite, the giraffes. They are so beautiful. Enjoy the pics.

Tara my daughter, with my granddaughter Cora

Cora and the baby goats

Cora's first ride on the Merry Go Round. Tara, Cora and my Hubby

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Couple New Birds

We've been having some beautiful weather around here in NW Illinois, in the 70's everyday. A little on the dry side, 19 days and counting without any rain. Been having fun working on my new birds. Here are a couple new ones which I just listed on etsy tonight. I have more to come with some new fabric which is on its way.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stepping Outside my Primitive Comfort Zone

Ok...Going to try something a little different then what I am used to making. I don't know exactly what you would call this style, maybe shabby chic? You tell me. I made these birds with vintage tablecloths. A while back, I had a special order from a lady that wanted me to make her 20 birds with fabric that she mailed to me. Some of the fabric was old vintage tablecloth fabric. I liked the look of the way the birds turned out. So I sought out some vintage tablecloths on ebay and made up these birds. Just trying something a little new to see what happens. I'm not going to leave my primitive world behind by no means. Let me know what you think. I tried using the plain white background like so many use on etsy. Do you think they would look better with the background that I always use, the rustic wood? Will be listing these birds on etsy tonight.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Halloween Crow Pumpkin Make Do!

What a busy day for me today. This morning finished up this whimsical Halloween Make Do. It's now listed in my etsy shop.

Also got another new pattern made up, my Owl Moon Door Hanger. It's already for sale in my etsy shop and for instant download at Pattern Mart.

Then I have 4 orders for some of my snowman items to keep me working for awhile.'s that time of the year!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Primitive Owl Moon Door Hanger

The weather has been just gorgeous around here lately. Sure does get me thinking about fall. Can hardly believe that summer is almost over. Kind of makes me sad. Seems we never really had a summer with much cooler weather then usual around here.

My kitty is doing ok. The blood work results showed everything was pretty normal and she has hypertension. He said she could take medication for it but advised against it because it wouldn't do much help. He said just to make her as comfortable as possible. I've heard from a friend on Facebook that said her cat lived to 18 years old with being blind and deaf. So far she is doing great.

I finished up this adorable owl moon door hanger today and have him listed in my Etsy shop. I had made a few of these several years ago and sold them on ebay and even kept one for myself, which I still have hanging in my sewing room. Will be working on a pattern to be for sale soon.