Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

I'm not really into Halloween , except to hand out candy to all the precious little ones. However I love to carve pumpkins!!! So when The Calendar Garden was offering a class on carving pumpkins, I knew it would be so much fun!!! Especially when one of my friends from "The Crazy Garden Gals" was going!!! You can see Pammy's garden blog here . We had so much fun, but were the only two who didn't finished and had to finish at home. We both picked the owl, because he was just so cute. I did notice in the lighted pumpkin picture his little feet didn't show up. I guess I will work on that tomorrow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Few Things I've Made

Here are a few pictures of some of the projects I've been working on.

Another wall hanging using doilies, buttons and a fabric photo. I bought this photo years ago in England.

My sister did the tatting.

This is a copy of a photo of my husband when he was a little boy.

A wall hanging using an adorable pink vintage doily and a fabric copy of a vintage photo.

Paper Purses that can be used as Christmas ornaments or just decorations.

Here are some ribbon bookmarkers I made.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Snowmen Again And Wire Tree

OK I know I've already posted photos of some of these snowmen on my blog. What I really want to show is the cool wire tree I got this weekend. I have been looking and looking for a way to display these snowmen, what I wanted was a vintage wire tree. But I was willing to compromise and use a wire tier basket, if I could fine one. I set my price in my mind and prayed, while looking at antique stores, I found a wire tree. However it was their display and they wouldn't sell it. I looked for vintage wire 3 tired baskets. I found some BIG ones, but I wanted one that would sit on a tabletop. Anyway they were out of my price range. We went back to the motel and changed for the event we were attending that evening. On the way, we passed another antique store that was going out of business. So we pulled into the parking lot, good thing we were running early. We went in and looked around, they were letting things go cheap. It was full of shoppers and they were buying lots of stuff. So while we were waiting to ask about a price on something else, there it was sitting on the counter!!!! A wire tree, I asked is that for sale, yes!!! How much, $15.00, I'll take it!!! I holds lots, so I've got to get busy and fill it up with handmade ornaments. I'm having a booth at a craft show in Dec. So if you are in Waller, Texas Dec.3rd come look for me, Morning Glory Craft Cottage.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wild Morning Glory Flowers

I planted Heavenly Blue Morning Glory flowers to grow up my trellis on craft cottage porch. I had a beautiful plant, the only problem. I only got one blossom and I missed it!!! Not sure of it was the drought or what? I will try again next year. So this morning taking a bucket of potato peelings to my compost pile I walked right over some wild morning glories. So I grabbed my camera and took a picture. They are one of my favorite flowers. Thought I would share them with all of you.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Handmade Card Day

This one of the cards I made for "World Handmade Card Day". A Christmas card using Christmas and country looking fabrics. It may not be one of the best card I've ever made, but I like it anyway. I see some things I would do different. There's not even any glitter on it?

My son made this card for World Handmade Card Day. He wanted it to look manly and old. I had to laugh, he was trying to find a surface in my craft cottage that had no glitter. He didn't want any glitter on his card or on himself. He said mom you always have glitter on you!! LOL I did point out to him the sign on have on the entrance door to the cottage "Warning....Glitter Zone."