Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Pattern!

Busy, busy that is what I've been lately!! I have to many projects going at once!! I usually don't do that. I like to work on one thing, finish it and then move on to another. My sewing table is a mess. I just don't want to take time to clean up before starting another project. Just aren't enough hours in a day for me that's for sure.

So..........I made a new pattern!! woo hoo! Meet Lucky!!!

It's always good luck when a elephants trunk is up! The pattern for this sweet guy is now for sale in my etsy shop, Pattern Mart and my website.

My friend Angie from Love The Prim Look requested a elephant pattern that had his trunk up. She has been making all kinds of prim animals and someone asked about a elephant with a up trunk. So here he is! After I made this little guy my 26 year old daughter almost ran away with him. She says she wants a pink one with silver sparkles. Will have to work on that. I'm sure it would be very cute for sure!

And....Here is another thing that I finished up today!!!

This sweet little Easter Chick, which will be listed in my etsy shop tonight, is made with a pattern by Victoria Lynn of Kentucky Primitives 

Ok that is all for tonight. Just have to keep my fingers crossed that we don't get that 3 to 5 inches of snow they are predicting tonight!! At least that is what they said this morning. I don't know what it is now, been to busy to turn on the tv today! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Vintage Reproduction Feedsack Easter Eggs

Happy President's Day, on another dreary gray day. I'm so ready for warmer, sunnier days. I've been seeing the robins the last couple of weeks. So spring can't be to far away. After all, Puxatony Phil said it was going to be a early spring and March is almost here!! I always get excited for spring to see everything come back to life.

So thinking about Spring has gotten me thinking about Easter. And I just love making these eggs with the feather stitching. This year I decided to make them a little different, with vintage reproduction feedsack fabric. I searched through my fabric stash from my days of quilting and found some great scraps to make these eggs. After I stained them, I thought they sure do look like have been around for awhile. This set of 5 eggs (minus my wooden bowl) will be for sale in my etsy shop beginning tonight.




That’s about it for this Monday. Everyone have a wonderful night!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Primitive Rocking Horse

Since I made this little rocking horse and the pattern about a year ago I haven't made another since this last weekend for a special order. Now I am missing the little guy because I mailed him today. So I will be making a few more and listing them in my etsy shop. If anyone is interested in me making them one, let me know and I can cut out several at once. I am asking $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping. He measures 8 1/2" tall by 9 1/2" wide. Glad I took pictures of him before I sent him away today. I almost didn't.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Ready for some Spring!

I think the weather is going to try to warm up a bit this weekend. Maybe close to 40ยบ on Sunday!!

This week I worked on a couple new projects! Both were great fun to make! They are up for sale in my etsy shop right now.

This is such a sweet gal that I made with a pattern from my very good friend Doreen Frost of Vermont Harvest Folk Art


This guy is made with a pattern by Stacey Mead of The Goode Wife of Washington County

These two ladies are some of the most talented around. Stop by their sites to see what they are up to. You won't be disappointed!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Hope it warms up in your neck of the woods. :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Home Again

Hubby and I got home early last night from our trip to North Carolina. We drove straight through, which is a 12 hour drive from there to where we live in northern Illinois. We missed the BIG snowstorm while we were gone. I guess we got around 16 - 18 inches of snow. We had some pretty nice weather while we were in NC. The first couple of days it was in the 60's and the rest of the week in the 40's. That was heaven compared to the temps in the 20's and below here. So it's time to get back to normal life once again. I need to get working on my Easter items to list in my etsy shop and Bucktown.

Here are a few pics I took with my digital camera while I was in NC with my daughters family.

That's me and my brand new sweet grandson! Max is such a good baby. He did a lot of sleeping while we were there. He is so much calmer then his sister was.

And here is Cora and little brother. Cora is 2 years old and has lost her top front tooth already. A couple months ago while she was at daycare she was riding a little bike and flipped over the front of the it and chipped off part of the tooth. Then a couple of weeks later it got infected like they thought it would and had to have it pulled out.

Cora holding her day old baby brother. I love, love this picture!

And here is my daughter Tara with Cora and Max. I'm so proud of my daughter, she had a home birth and did wonderfully!!

And my hubby (Grandpa) holding little Max for the first time.

That's all for now. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Arrival!

Maxwell Pierce finally made into the world last night, after being 8 days late. He weighs 7 lbs. 9 oz. , 20 1/2" long. He is my first grandson. He has a older sister who is now 2 years old, Cora. Mom and baby are doing just wonderfully! Little Max is just perfect!

When Cora first saw Max all she wanted to do was hold him. He was just a couple hours old here in this picture.

Here's my daughter, Cora and little Max!

Well that's about all for now. Will try to get more pics up this weekend!!!