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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Christmas In July!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I want to let you all know that PFATT Marketplace will be having a special Christmas In July event! The artists have agreed to make Christmas goodies to give everyone a jump start for the holidays!

I am cramming to get items done for this, with my company and finishing up my pattern, I am just getting to it. I started two snowmen today, one will be a free-standing clay snowman and the other will have a clay sculpted head on a cloth body. It is amazing how much can get done if I just focus!

Bloom Where You're Planted pattern is done! You may purchase this pattern on my website, Etsy or Patternmart!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bloom Where You're Planted!

Hello Ladies! I wanted to share an awesome link I received today from Stumbleupon! I was very impressed with all these clever ideas to make life easier. I loved the ideas here so check it out! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2pUNUa 

I am also done with my sunflower project! I will have a couple days however until the pattern is released. I really am happy with how this project turned out. It is a fun and easy one to put together.
I can also see these done in three tall antique glass vases, each one a different height. Wouldn't it be cute to fill the vase with candy corn, maybe some dried berries or perhaps some cinnamon stick pieces. I think there is a lot you can do with them!

I am re-thinking putting them up for sale. I have never been brave enough to do this, BUT I have been wanting to submit something to Prim's Publication for quite some time. I have drug my feet for too long now and it's time to jump in. I just may send this one in for publication consideration. I'll let you all know if I actually do it!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sneak Peek!

Hello and happy Saturday! I am not done YET, but I thought I would post a little peek at my next pattern. I will show this project in it's entirety very soon, these girls are going to look cute planted in thier own flower pot. I have to add a few green leaves sticking out here and there amongst the petals. I want to make a little sign that says "Bloom Where You're Planted". I still have some work to turn this into a pattern, but it is almost done!
These flower girls are made of layered and painted muslin. There is always one unhappy soul in every bunch isn't there?
This little flower really is my favorite of the three! This is what I looked like the other day when my parents had to leave and go home from thier visit here. It breaks my heart to see them drive away because I only get to see them a couple times a year. I am grateful for the time I had although it never seems like enough. If you have physical access to your family, please give them a hug or two regularly. Hugs are often taken for granted, I used too but not anymore.
My son traveled here for Father's day! We are happy to have him here; he is another one we don't get to see as often as we'd like. His visit is a total surprise, he called me yesterday and told me then he was coming that day!
Stay tuned for this pattern coming soon! This set of flower girls will be for sale as well. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

DON'T FORGET YOUR DAD TOMORROW ON DAD'S DAY!
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dad's out there...YOU ARE LOVED!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Family visit and some new unique lighting!

Hello! I realize it has been way too long since I have been on here. I do have an excuse however! I have had my parents here visiting from Western Washington for a week now. Although we have dealt with rain almost everyday, we are enjoying our visit! I have until this coming Thursday to enjoy them before they have to go back home. I don't do to well with that, but all things must end right? Here is a picture of me and my parents. I am on the far right, yep I really am a real person! I am thinking that I have never posted an actual picture of myself, so this is a rare occasion, camera shy I guess.
I am holding our little dog Ellie. Aren't my Dad and Mom cute! I am blessed to call them my parents.
Here we are with the addition of my hubby Dan.

In other news...I am trying to get more done on my latest pattern little by little, wow where does the time go? Next month we will be doing Christmas in July on PFATT Marketplace, I will need to come up with something Christmas for that. I am hoping inspiration will hit me on the head!!

I love interesting lighting in my home. I am so picky that I still have some empty sockets and my home was built in 2007! I have recently aquired a few more I thought I would share here. My preference is reproductions and actual antiques. I love the look of old style lighting and it goes with my home very well.
Here is my latest light for my master bathroom, I thought it was the perfect touch. This particular light is a reproduction of an oldie.
In this close up you can see the pretty design!
Another addition is the light you see hanging here. This is an actual re-wired antique with newer glass.
I love the shape and the bulk of this particular light.
This light above my entry door is also an actual antique that was re-wired and the glass is original as well.
I would love to know where these lights have been, the homes they have graced and the stories they might tell!

The light in my turret is an antique with reproduction glass.
My turret "hmmm not sure if that is how you spell that!" light was all rusty, so they had to sand blast the metal, re-wire and then hand paint. I think this light is spectacular.
This is the empty room off our bedroom, I have yet to do any decorating up there, someday... The light can be the start. This light is another antique, I think it looks like a cake, so I call it my cake light!
Very cake-like don't you think?

This is my dining room light, it is a reproduction of the victorian era lighting.


Here is another reproduction. Wow that bulb in that clear glass has got to go! I definitely need clear for that one. I love this french glass, so lovely.

I have many of these old school house type lights in my home, I really love them! All my school house lights are reproductions.

This medallion is still waiting for the perfect light. This will house my entry staircase light. I antiqued this medallion with a gel stain. Gel stains are great because they are forgiving. You put it on and wipe the excess off with a rag leaving the creases darker.

Well that's it for now. I hope my lighting post did not bore you to tears. LOL I just love lighting, it is jewelry for you house and makes such a difference in the look of a room.

Have a wonderful day until next time!

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