My goodness, long time-no post, huh!?
I have just been so busy…trying to catch up after my week long visit with Pam! We spent the entire week crafting! So this week I had to catch up with things around here. Or at least TRY to!
I have had lots of orders keeping me busy too…I need to send outta big thank you to all of you who’ve ordered from me…. ”THANK YOU”
Just so ya know….
This post has lots-n-lots of photos so I hope ya have time to stay awhile!
I have been doin some more ‘tweakin’ in between playing catch up!
I grabbed some Indian corn when I was out & ‘bout…Didn’t have a place to lay it…that I really liked, and I didn’t want to hang it….so it’s standing! I like it standing :)
I also did a ‘re-do’ on a shelf we made about 7 years ago! It was a warm toffee beige tone…I painted it black and distressed it, left the hinges the original color, along with the inside. I think you can see your pieces sitting inside better, if the color is lighter.
This is where I have it hanging now
Here’s my Yarrow I dried this year…I was sorta tired of the yellow, so I grew some other colors…yellow holds its color the best…but I really like this…it was a bold reddish/burgundy—it dried a lot lighter, still really pretty!
Oh and this…….
I harvested a TON of hydrangea this year too.
I love dried hydrangea…I have it everywhere, scattered throughout my home! The longer you leave it on the tree/bush, and the colder it gets, the more the colors change in it! Mine are off white when they bloom…I harvest the heads when they are turning to shades of pink and even pale greens…so pretty….I think Dried Lavender and Hydrangea are at the top of my drieds list.
Oh and here’s a candle I made! I got some blackened bees wax and a couple of silicone molds…one pineapple candle mold (of course, I LOVE pineapples, so I had to have this one!) I also got a candle nub mold. Haven’t tried that one yet…Pam did make some tho while she was here and they turned out fabulous! I can’t wait to make some for myself!
I hope she shows ya hers…they turned out great!
Pam brought one of her molds with her so I could use it…of course I forgot to take a pic of those…so I’ll share ‘em with ya in another post!
See the pantry cake next to my pineapple candle? Well, I made that from an antique mold I have. It’s made out of the blackened beeswax too, then dusted with yummy spices!
Here’s another project I’ve completed. I made this Give Thanks wall hanging. I do love how it turned out!
I have been working on Christmas projects too…hope to post my holiday offerings soon…I already have my ‘blog’ Christmas tree up…not decorated yet…but it’s up! ;)
Too early, ya think??
So have ya been wondering about Pam…and our visit and what we did? Why haven’t I mentioned our week of crafting?
Well….I was saving the best part of my post till last :)
Here we are!
This is the only pic you’ll see of “us”! We didn’t take many pictures! (but I think she’s gonna post one too?)
We were so busy, we never even thought about taking pics of ‘us’! We did get lots pictures of our craft projects tho :) LOL!
Anyway…just thought ya’d like to see where we spent our time…
This is where Pam stayed while she was here in PA. This is Steve’s shop, and above his shop is an apartment. Mom and dad stay here when they come up from FL. Pam had her own place to stay…to hang out and just kick back. Makes it nice for company…sorta like a Bed & Breakfast…’cept ya have to make your own bed and fix your own breakfast! hehe!
Or come over across the pond and I’ll fix ya some toast! ;)
(these photos were taken last spring)
This is the view from the apartment…standing the on deck, looking over to my house. So all Pam had to do was walk over across the yard… and… ‘a craftin we would go’! ☺
Here’s my shop
This is where we did all our projects
From 6 am til about 5-6 pm-non stop!! LOL…I told ya we crafted our fingers to the bone!
While Pam was here it snowed and was quite cold but we didn’t mind…we had
good great company, lotsa craft projects to do, we had the pellet stove goin, so it was nice and warm…it could’ve snowed a foot and we wouldn’t have noticed!!
LOL…as you can see, Pam…I didn’t clean up my mess ;)
So this is where we made Pam’s candles and all her wood pieces…signs and stuff!
We did all our sewing projects over at her place (the apartment).
I wanted to share some sweet little gifts Pam made for me too…Look at all the Pin Keeps :) She actually made me another one, I forgot to take a pic of that one.
We didn’t just craft, we managed to break away from crafting to go shopping one day. We hit the antique mall and a sweet little prim shoppe, Something Special.
Of course, we didn’t grab our cameras :(
Here’s the valance I got when we were the prim shoppe, Something Special. I LOVE IT! I wanted something different on the window above the sink. I have tobacco cloth on my two big windows, and have been looking for something that was different and wouldn’t take any light away from my sink area.
PERFECT! Crocheted & VERY tea stained!
Do ya like it? YAY or NAY?
Also picked up some more mashers while I was at the antique mall-the name of the mall is The Whistle Stop. They have some really really great stuff…really well priced too! You can’t believe the OLDE salt glaze crocks! GORGEOUS! I love goin there. I think Pam enjoyed it too! She must have cuz she mentioned next time she comes she’s bringing the TRUCK! LOL!
This is a Pewter candle stick holder I got while we were there…I got a set, for 16.50! They are so pretty….and see the ink well?
That was a gift…from Pam!
It’s e’std. circa 1890. It’s beautiful…I LOVE~LOVE~LOVE it, Pam…Thanks again, my friend ♥
Here’s a picture of it with the lid closed.
I found the feather out in the yard one day while I was mowing!! Worked perfectly in my new-OLDE ink well ;) (see pic above this one)
Here’s another pin keep Pam made (while she was here). She made two, one for me and one for my mom. She sells these in her blog shoppe if you’d like one…they’re beautifully done, please stop by and check them out!
….and now for the really big news!
I LEARNED TO SEW!
Yesiree, I sure did…this is the first little doll I made. I apologize for not knowing who’s pattern it is…Pam brought a couple of patterns with her to teach me how to sew, so I don’t know who’s they are. I’m sure she told me…I just forgot.
Now check this out!
This is my second doll :) Bigger and better! Right?
At least I made progress.
Again, I apologize…I don’t know who’s pattern this is.
I think she turned out great!
….and here’s another…
…this is my third doll! I just LOVE HER! She’s my favorite!! I actually bought this pattern myself!! It’s a Drakestone Primitives Country Cabin pattern. Isn’t she adorable?
Her head is actually ‘bowed’…
…as if she is looking into the candle’s glow.
I did make changes to this pattern. It is originally a make-do. I gave her legs…I added a little pocket and tucked some sweet annie in it and I gave her a tiny little cross necklace. I do love her…I can’t believe I made her! LOL! What’s goin on with me…I’m SEWING and COOKING (well sorta) hehe…I amaze myself sometimes!
I had a good teacher! ;)
Thanks so much Pam…
Well, friends… that’s it for now…I had a wonderful time with a wonderful friend and did lots and lots of crafting an some fun prim shopping…what could be more enjoyable??
You’ll have to keep a look out for Pam’s post…I’m sure she’ll be sharing lots of goodies too ;)
…thanks so much for visiting me!
Until my next post…TGC, friends.