Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wall Painting

Hi everyone,   I wanted to share a painting that is in my daughters bedroom.  I painted this a few years ago.  I wanted to post a picture of it before she ''out grows'' it!  She turns 11 today, so it's just a matter of time before she will want to pick out her own colors for her room.  You can't see it in the picture, but the ceiling is also painted blue with clouds.  We wanted something bright and cheerful for her room.  It's nice to go in there especially on a day like today when the temperature is in single digits!!  Can't wait for spring!!
Stay Warm!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wool Sunflowers

It seems as if sunflowers are catching my eye lately.  I just made these sunflowers made of wool.  I went outside to get sticks to use as the stems.  I'm not sure if I will use the sticks or dowel rods.   It's based on a pattern from Buttermilk Basin. 

I found hand-dyed wool online and I cut it in strips for the flowers.  I  have been reading about different ways to dye wool yourself, but I don't think I'll be doing it anytime soon!  Thanks for visiting!
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

I just found a wonderful group that has a shop on  It's called Craft Hope .  It's a group of crafters that have donated a craft item to be sold with the proceeds going to an organization called Doctors Without Borders  They have already collected over $7000 in 2 days.

Please take the time to visit these websites.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What ya working on Wednesday

I am making more of my handmade primitive sunflowers.  I sold tons of these last year at the shows, so I thought I had better get started making more.  I sold them in packs of 7 as bowl fillers and I put them in baskets too.  I am trying to come up with some other ideas for them.  People just love them!! I sold out of everything I had at the show.
This first pic is the sunflowers after I soaked them in a coffee/vanilla mix.  ( Please excuse my paint covered desk!!) I let them dry then "fluff" them up a bit by separating the petals. 

This picture is the finished basket.

I got my pattern for the sunflowers from a great blog by the Krazy Kraft Lady, here is a link to the pattern and her blog  Primitive sunflower pattern

Have a great week!!
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