Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Little Bit of Christmas

We sure have been having some beautiful weather these days! Nice and sunny and around 70ยบ during the day. Can't believe that tomorrow is the first day of October! Where did the summer go?

Well I think its time to get a little head start on making some Christmas! I made a couple of these Santa Head Make Do's last year and thought maybe I should make a few more for this year since I found some wonderful wool at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. I'll be making this into a pattern, it's super easy to make. This Santa will be listed in my etsy shop this evening.

I'm still working on a few fall items. This is what I kept busy with last weekend. Some of these I mailed to NC to my daughter. She is going to decorate her home and my son in laws chiropractic office. If anyone is interested in some of these pumpkin ornies, just let me know and I can make up a bunch in a jiffy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My First Giveaway!!!!

So we have hit over 400 followers and as I promised, I'm going to have a giveaway! I'm so excitied! hehe here is what you do. You must be a follower of my blog. Leave a message on this post to be entered. If you don't have a blog please leave an email in your message so I can contact you if you win. Enter now through Oct. 6 and I'll try to pick a winner on Oct. 7

And here is what you can win!! My Prairie doll holding a tiny black kitty with 2 little squatty pumpkin ornies, all made by me!! Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Make Your Own Primitive Fall Twig Wreath

Just noticed only 5 more followers until I reach 400 for my big giveaway!!

I was sitting out on my deck the other day enjoying the birds at my bird feeders when I looked down at the mess of twigs scattered all over. I am constantly sweeping them off the deck. We have several huge trees that hang over our deck. I've always liked those twig wreaths and decided I might try making my very own.

Click on each picture for a more closeup view for the detail.

I used a heavy rusty wire shaped into a 4" circle. You could also use a old wire coat hanger.

Gather up bunches of twigs that are around 6" or 7" inches long. Wrap with rusty wire very tightly. I like to add a few tiny thin twigs for that wispy look. I ended up making around 17 bunches for my wreath.

Then start attaching the bunches one at a time with your rusty wire, laying them horizontal with the wire frame you made. Once you get one attached lay the next bunch slightly down a little on top of your first bunch. And so on and so forth.

You then end up with a wreath that is about 11" across! You could make these any size.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Perfect Day for the Zoo!

Went to the zoo today while my daughter and granddaughter are here visiting from NC. Hubby took the day off from work and went along, and so did my youngest daughter. It was a beautiful day in the mid 70's. All of us had the best time. And it was free admission day so it was packed. Enjoy the pics!

Hubby, Becky, Cora, Tara and little grandbaby no. 2 to be born in January.

Asian Elephants

Fish acted like they were starving. They surely weren't, they were huge!

Beautiful Swan

Goatie begging for something to eat from Cora

Cora riding ponies with Mama's help.

Baby cow (11 days old) and Mama


Giraffe eating. Looks so uncomfortable to get down like that.

One of the baby giraffes. We had 2 babies born this past winter. They were adorable! I love giraffes!

You should have heard this guy roaring! He was very loud!

Tara, Cora, Becky and Me!

Cora taking a break from walking.

Mommy and Cora being silly monkeys!

Cora and Mommy riding the Carousel. Cora had to ride the kitty.

The Carousel was the last thing we did and Cora was pooped by then. We had such a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall is in the Air!

What a gorgeous day it is today! Just perfect. Couldn't ask for better. My gardens are about done for the summer. Did spend a little time pulling some weeds. My mums are getting ready to bloom! I'll have to post some pics when they are ready.

I finished up these little coin purses today and will have them listed in my etsy shop tonight. They are made with all recycled wool. I even recycled one of the zippers from a wool grey skirt which I made the grey one with. They measure 5 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" tall and are just the right size to hold your cell phone, ipod, and your monies.

This is what I've been busy with the last week. These are part of a custom order for my friend who has a cute little shop in Australia called Newspaper Taxi. She wanted a few made with Christmas fabric.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Featured on Primitive Post!

Kate from Primitive Post blog has me featured as one of her artist on her blog this week. You should stop over and see some of the other amazing artist she has featured!

I haven't been around much lately because I am working on another custom order for my friend Stef in Australia. She wants 30 more birds for her shop. Just about have them done. Then I can take a little break while my daughter and granddaughter are here to visit for a week. Then it's time to get working on Christmas! I've got a few ideas already!!

We've been having the most beautiful weather! Fall sure is in the air. I'm starting to see a hint of the leaves turning already. Soon my little hummingbird friends will be flying south. It was a great summer for them this year. I had many more hummers this year then previous years. So glad to see more male hummers this year too. Never did get a picture of one. They are a little more timid then the females. I'll have to work on that next year. I'm going to miss them, they are so fun to watch.