Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Hint of Summer Still Around

I know It's been awhile since I last posted. I've been super busy creating. I got asked to sell some of my primitives in a Art Gallery!! I wasn't to sure about doing it at first, but the owner and my daughter talked me into it. I don't know if you would consider my stuff art worthy. So that's where I have been. I've also been working on some new Santa items too! I hope to have some pics of those things posted on here tomorrow night.

So today was fall cleanup day in our yard. Hubby raked and mowed the yard while I dumped all my clay flower pots and put them away in our shed for the winter. This is always a back breaking activity for me. Just glad it's done for another year. When I was working in the yard, I noticed a beautiful butterfly on my chrysanthemum. I thought the butterflies had all gone south or died since we've had some really cold temps the last couple of days. It got down into the upper 20's the other night. I checked on the Internet and found out this butterfly is called a Common Buckeye. I was on the look out for butterflies all summer and it took me till fall to finally capture one on my camera! Isn't he gorgeous with those spots!! This really made my day!

Then on the same mum was this little guy. Not sure what it is. It almost looks to me like a butterfly that just came out of its cocoon. See how his wings are still kind of crumbled up. His body looks like it could be a butterfly. Are butterflies still coming out of their cocoons this late?? He can't be a moth because they have those fuzzy antennas, right?
 I have a bunch of different colored mums and these two guys like my daisy like mums the best. Probably because they have those yellow centers where they can get something good to eat. LOL
OK time to go relax and get my feet up and do some hand stitching! Everyone have a safe Happy Halloween tomorrow!!! Oh almost forgot. I need to cut out my pumpkins tonight! I guess I can't relax just yet.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A few More Prim Santa's

Finished up this Santa doll today. His coat, hat and cape are made from some wool that I bought at an estate sale, 3 yards for $3.00. This lady had a mountain of fabric for sale. Got a bunch of other wool too. Santa will be listed in my etsy shop tonight. I'm having great fun creating these Santa's. My favorite part is needle felting their beards. They really come to life after that. I think I better order some more sheep's wool!

This is a Santa Make Do that I finished yesterday and is listed now in my etsy shop.

Here's Luna who's been living with us for about a month now. She is my youngest daughters kitty. Luna had to move in with us for the time being after my daughter and boyfriend broke up. She is the sweetest little thing.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Perfect Pumpkin Patch Pickin!

Today was a gorgeous fall day and perfect picking pumpkins even though it was 80ยบ! My daughter and I made a trip to our favorite place, Country Corner to pick out pumpkins. I wanted to go before the weekend when everyone and their neighbor would be there. They have big events every weekend in October.

This is the display I made up with all I bought. I might want to go back and get some more to decorate my back steps.

I finally got my big white pumpkin that I've been wanting to get for the past couple of years. And got some little baby ones too.

A cart full of gourds! I love to pick out the colorful and odd shaped ones. This is my daughter looking for that perfect one!

Hayrack full of the small pie pumpkins

And they have a small petting zoo for the kids. I love goaties!! This one didn't want you to stop petting him! Love his beard or I should say goatee!

Becky standing by the gourd hut where they keep all the different size gourds.
It was a perfect day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

And the Winner is......

Thank you everyone who entered my first giveaway!!  Jan Marie is the lucky winner!  I wrote everyones name down and then gave everyone a number and used a random number generator to pick the winner. I will have another giveaway sometime in the near future, so be ready!!

I came across this website at SouthernLiving yesterday and thought these little pumpkins would be simple and fun to make! These would be so cute to stick in your flower pots on your front step. The picture is from Southern Living's website. Click on the highlighted "SouthernLiving" link above to get directions.

Well, that's all for now. I need to get back to creating for Christmas!! Have a wonderful fall day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Giving It Another Try

Ebay...Going to give it another try after being gone for about 3 years. Going to list a Santa Head Make Do like the one I sold on etsy and a Frosty Snowman Head Make Do as well on ebay tonight. Click here to go to my ebay ----> ebay link  I'll still be listing on etsy too. I do wonderful there with sales.

And for those of you that have been waiting for my Santa Make Do Pattern. I have that up for sale now on Pattern Mart! Just click over on my right sidebar to order that pattern now from Pattern Mart. I will have it for sale on my etsy and my website too.

Tomorrow is your last day to enter my giveaway! Scroll down to my post about the giveaway and leave a comment to be entered!! I will be picking a winner on Thrusday morning! Good Luck to All!