Thursday, September 30, 2010
Fall is my favorite time of year....So I have joined a few blog party's to celebrate the season. Blog party's are so much fun. I get to create/craft things (I love to do this) with a Halloween/Fall theme. I get to post my items on my blog for all of my family and friends to see what I am up to, and also a blog post for my followers (they like to see what I am up to as well) This party I have joined is called; "PUMPKIN PARTY" Anyone with a blog can join the party, go here if you want to join in. On Thursday October 28th after you visit me here you can go here to see what everyone else did for pumpkin decorations and other fun Halloween/Fall things. I will be going to look at all the posts myself. Isn't this picture just the sweetest!!! The other blog party I have joined is called; "TEA PARTY UNDER A HALLOWEEN MOON". Anyone with a blog can go on over and join in the party fun, click here to join. On October 23rd you can go here to see what everyone else is doing for a tea party. This blog party will be a load of fun. I am not sure what I will be doing for either party yet, my thinking cap is on. Be sure to come back to see what I will be up to next.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Well, I have crafted something for ourselves...this is for Minyele. I posted about this earlier. I hope she likes it. I used most of the items I intended to use. I used an antique photograph holder. This is sitting on a wooden plate holder. I am calling it "THE WITCHES".
I used some items I purchased at Michael's. I had to embellish most of them with glitter, I can't help myself.
I used some of Minyele's favorite pip berries with the rusty stars. Do you notice the antique key?? I used some left over Halloween items from years past.
Here is a little blurb.
I gave the skeleton a skirt and a scarf around her neck!! She thinks she is still beautiful you know...
I've been busy with another project as well. I have been painting acorns orange.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I have just posted new INSPIRATION KITS in my Etsy shop here Kits will include lots of goodies all ready to go for your projects. If you like to create shabby chic, rustic vintage, praire, cowgirl theme projects with grunged items, then I have done most of the work for you.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Welcome to my Vintage Inspiration Friday #4. I am inspired by fall, just the thought of fall makes me feel wonderful. I love the earth colors, the reds, oranges, pumpkins, hay bales, candles, cozy days, etc. This is a vingette on our table as you enter the porch leading up to the door of the house. This table is always decorated with something. I have been creating some Halloween items last few days, you can see those in earlier posts here. My daughter was just saying to me last week that we should start creating things for ourselves. Why she says that you ask...we used to own and operate a craft shop on the island we live on for three years. We always used to mention to each other that we never craft for ourselves nor did we use the crafts we made in our own homes. Well she is right, it is time to make some fun things using some of the items we use while making other projects that others enjoy. These items I have set aside to make Minyele a Halloween item (Halloween is her favorite time of year) It is going to be a surprise for her, don't tell her will you???
Some of the items are an antique photograph holder, skulls, spiders. A fantastic photograph of a family.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Welcome to the Autumn Art Party. The party is hosted by French Cupboard, go to see more here. Thanks French Cupboard for hosting. I can't wait to see what others have been up to. I've been busy and inspired by the fall weather that has come all to quickly. Fall is in the air and Halloween will be here soon. I have created this piece using a very old antique book cover. I will be sending this item off very soon for a swap I have entered. I was very busy today making SPOOKY ANCESTOR HALLOWEEN GARLANDS. I managed to make four this afternoon.
I used copies of images from my personal collection. These garlands were inspired by Minyele for my 50th birthday party. Minyele invited all the ancestors and non related friends. I copied the idea and made it a Halloween theme.
I added birds, owls and boney people to the mix. I had fun making the garland. I plan to put a few in my shop on etsy, go here if your interested.
Some of the birds have glittered witch's hats and bowties.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
WELCOME TO MY BIRTHDAY ADVENTURE AND SOME GREAT FINDS. SUNDAY MORNING HUBBY AND I TOOK OFF FOR A BIRTHDAY ADVENTURE. THIS IS ONE COVERED BRIDGE WE CAME UPON. A FARMER AT WORK IN THE DISTANCE. THIS IS THE INSIDE OF ANOTHER COVERED BRIDGE, THIS ONE IS VERY LONG...SOME OTHER PEOPLE HAD THE SAME IDEA FOR THE DAY.
I LOVE THIS SIGN. I OFTEN WONDER WHAT IT WOULD OF BEEN LIKE TO LIVE BACK THEN??
WE STOPPED AT A COUPLE OF FLEA MARKETS. MORE FINDS FOR MY KITCHEN COLLECTIONS. NOTICE THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FERRY CROSSING TICKET. I PURCHASED THESE FOUR ANTIQUE KEYS. I HAVE PLANS FOR THE KEYS SOON. STAY TUNED FOR THAT.
I PURCHASED THESE VINTAGE AVON ITEMS FOR THE BOXES MOSTLY. THEY MADE ME FEEL ALL FUN AND HAPPY ON MY 50TH. NOT SO OLD THAT I CAN STILL REMEMBER THESE THINGS.
A CHURCH STEEPLE IN THE DISTANCE.
SOME BOAT ITEMS FOR HUBBY.
THERE WAS A PUMPKIN PATCH WE STOPPED AT. THE MAN SOLD ME THIS VERY LARGE SUNFLOWER HEAD. HE THOUGHT I WAS A LITTLE STRANGE FOR WANTING IT I THINK. ANYWAYS, $1.00
MORE PUMPKINS. WE CAME HOME WITH THREE SMALL ONES AND THREE LARGE ONES.
WE VISITED AN ANTIQUE STORE, ITEMS IN ANITIQUE STORES MAKE FOR GOOD PHOTOS, I LOVE THESE VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE ITEMS.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Welcome to Vintage Inspiration Friday. I would like to thank Debra over at Common Ground for hosting the party. Go here to see what inspires others this Friday. My vintage inspiration for the fall season, or any other season for that matter is my rusty olde truck. I purchased this truck last year at our local auction house. I decorate it every chance I get. Here is my rusty olde truck vignette for the fall season (my favorite time of year). I also love local fresh pressed apple cider and mulling spices on the stove top.
This fall display will be going up shortly, this scarecrow meets everyone as they approach the house.
I will be going shortly to our local apple orchard here on the Island. I'll be picking fresh apples for candied apples. I'll be attending our farmer's market tomorrow with fudge and the fun apples.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Here is my goodie bag for being best in show for a book cover challenge ( see post called-BOOK COVER CHALLENGE) hosted by Amy over at http://mittensathome.blogspot.com AMY, I have been trying to get ahold of you via email and your blog, I would like to follow your blog, am unable to do so. Please advise??? This is what Amy sent to me, thanks so much Amy, I LOVE everything. Check out this Halloween bag, but wait till you see what is inside!!! There is sheet music, collaged flash cards, all themed Halloween.
A pillow, a vintage glove, greeting card and other items.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Well, we spent the day at the Shelburne Goes To The Dogs event. We brought along our EmmaBeanDesigns dog bandanas and dog treats. We had a fantastic day with family and friends. This little one here in the tote bag is little Chole, she was our model for the day. Willy would of been modeling this bandana if he would of been able to attend the event.
Here is Minyele and her friends.
Part of our booth, see Chole..
This dog wins in my heart for, most beautiful!!
This dog is taking a much needed nap.
This is Bob, say hello Bob...
This dog wins my DIVA award, she was so sweet and so full of it. She will be wearing some of our bandanas.
This big guy here was walking in the parade.
This little one was having a bit of a frightful time, but he was great all the same.
Be sure to stop by http://emmabeandesigns.blogspot.com to say hello to Emmabean our inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by.