Thursday, July 28, 2011

My hubby hates trees....

Well...not all trees...just MINE!...lol

I told you in my last post that I was going to try to get stuck into another craft project....

....well .... I had this idea...

I have some old table legs/bannisters in my craftshed and I have been looking at them and looking at them since I picked them up a few years back ...but wasn't certain exactly what I wanted to do with them..until I came up with this "great" idea!
Well...it WAS great until I couldn't get my initial attempt to work...so I changed the goalpost and came up with an easier alternative...."as we do!"....(but I swear I will be having another attempt at the elusive "great idea"...lol)

I made a tree....
...it's probably not very impressive as far as trees go ...but I really don't think it warranted the screwed up and disgusted face that hubby pulled when I showed it to him...followed by  the accompanying comment of "WHO on earth is going to want to buy THAT???"...I mean really was it necessary to be so rude???...lol

Well...I love my little scrawny tree and if no-one does buy it after I list it on my website for sale I am totally determined to find a VERY prominent possie in MY house to put it where Jeff can enjoy it every day!!!...or maybe I'll just put it away and wrap it up for him for Christmas...hee hee!- evil laugh (although you all know I'm not evil and would never do a thing like that- hee hee! - oops there I go again)

Anyways...that being said
....here is my scrawny tree...lol


  

...hope you do too...or are YOU a tree hater like my hubby...lol

Until next time ...


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dusted off the "old girl" and actually got some sewing done...


Well hiya all....
You can probably guess by my BLOG title that I did actually manage to get some sewing done as planned ...yippee!

I have a gazillion projects in my head that I want to get through, but this is what I managed to come up with this week....

Firstly a little prairie dress on a manequin for my Little House Primitives website...
(Thankyou ...this is already SOLD)

...and for my Countin' Crows Primitives website I came up with these gals...
"Springtime Annie"

....and 
"Winter Annie"

Not too bad for a days work if I do say so myself....lol

Well that's it from me...for this time. I'm off to get some orders packed and invoiced and then it's onto getting our dreaded business tax done for this quarter....eeek!

....wish me luck
Until next time...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A rainy day afternoon at home...

No work for me today or for the rest of the week as a matter of fact...

The antiques store I work for is in the process of changing hands and my days have been reduced from 3 a week to one day a week.....no matter though as I have more work lined up in the short term and I have been told that my days will be likely to increase again in the near future....

As I said...no matter as it is giving me some well earned "me" time to do whatever I want!!!....Well that's easier said than done in view of the nasty weather we have been experiencing for the last few days...

There is little that I can do pottering around the house (would love to get suck into the garden...or some more painting but this weather is only good for ducks...and this little black duck ain't gunna garden out in the pouring rain...lol)

....so guess what I did this afternoon????

Yep...you'll never believe it....I actually got some crafting done!!!...I know ...I hear ya Jackie...you had best sit down before you fall down!!!....it's definitely been a while hasn't it?

Anyways nothing too exciting....just decided to make up a few pinkeeps (baby steps at this stage as I will seriously HAVE to ease myself back into it...hee hee) and while I was at it I threw together a couple of little laundry gatherings.

I will be listing all of these for sale on my websites over the next few days...

Pinkeeeps...
I love the little boot one !
Yeah yeah...shock horror I hear y'all say...youno I can' resist
a cute little antique boot!

Laundry Gatherings...

The cute little "star soap" ditty bags were purchased from
Olde Time Gatherings in the USA...too cute. I simply popped with them some antique timber pegs and a piece of antique lye soap.

Well that's it for my day....wet, cold but above all most enjoyable. I am hoping to actually get stuck into a sewing project tomorrow....woohoo!!!!

Thanks for allowing me to share...

Until next time......

Added Note: 22nd July 2011
I have just ducked in and finally updated the shelves for my two selling blogs...Countin' Crows Primitives and Little House Primitives.  You will find the links to them both listed on the side bars at the top of the page...thanks x

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another nice day out...

Hi there one and all...I hope everyone is keeping well and surviving the nasty weather we have been having (for non-aussie readers...it's winter over here and we have been having lots of rain and wind and rain and rain and rain....lol)

This past Saturday I was  lucky enough to share a lovely day out with my dear friend Karen. We had been invited to Rick Rutherford's Christmas In July event at 3pm in his store at Lawson in the Blue Mountains, so we decided to do what we do best and make a day of it...visiting our favourite antique shops on the way up.

Well I have to say I was quite a good girl and minded my pennies a bit more carefully than usual, but did end up splurging on a pair of delightful little shoes that I have been eyeing off at one of the stores for quite some time. (it did help make my decision to get them easier when the shopkeeper discounted them considerably...lol).

Anyways...I thought I would share a few piccies with you... of my goodies

Those of you who know me well will know that they are not the normal type of li'l boots/shoes I collect....but I am sure when you see them you will understand why I fell in love with them...AND I found the perrrrfect possie to put them...so there!
...I'd say that just about justifies the purchase wouldn't you???





I also managed to find a nice cheap garden hoe. I wanted one  to use to hang a quilt on in my hallway (as you can see I haven't got round to doing that yet...lol)


A nice old jar that I have decorated inside with a small pip berrie wreath, cinnamon scented fixin's and a little grubby battery operated tealight candle.... It looks awesome of a night with it's flickering warm glow...just gotta find somewhere to put it now???
 
As a matter of fact I got inspired by my one and have made up some to list on my website...honestly these look awesome of a night time when they are lit up!


 ...and last but not least (well it was actually...cheap as chips really is this old Bon Ami carton that I have added in with one of my laundry displays.

Well as I said in my title..."another nice day out"... and a lovely day was had by all. We thoroughly enjoyed Ricks gathering and finished the day off by stopping off for an early dinner at another of our favourite haunts on the way back home.

Thanks Karen for another lovely "girlie" day... and as I raise my coffee cup I say "here's to good friends and happy times". I hope you all get to enjoy a little of the same.



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