Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cowgirl Suitcase

I have been busy, busy, busy! Here is the cowgirl suitcase I have been working on.  photo 003-12.jpg

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tag Board

Here is a quick project I created using tags that I made. I covered a piece of cardboard with vintage linen. I sewed buttons onto the linen to hang my tags on. I mounted it in a frame and hung my tags on the buttons. I think it needs a few more buttons and tags, but it's a start.  photo image-1109.jpg

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Recycled Bags

I decided that when I do the sale in November I will have pretty bags for the bigger purchases that people make. I had about 15 grocery bags that I started with. I decoupaged vintage sheet music over the advertisements and then I added some pretty images on top of that. I will add some tags with my blog address to the bags. I hope it will be a special treat for shoppers!  photo image-1323.jpg

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Portable Bar

This Saturday I went to a picnic with my dad. On my way, I stopped at a school that was having a sale. I found a few treasures! Ok, lots of treasures! So many big items that I had to call my mister to come and cart them home. Let me tell you, there wasn't a soul at the sale that thought I made good buys, except me of course. There was a man there that delighted in telling me what he thought of my purchases. Well, game on! I worked all today on this bar cabinet. This was a sewing cabinet in its prior life. I sanded it, painted a base coat on it and then painted the print on. I saw a dresser at Bliss Ranch that was done using this technique. I will take another picture when I stock the inside. The top opens up, there is room for bottles, glasses, and fun stuff that can go in the little side doors.  photo image-477.jpg I STARTED SANDING THE TOP OF THE CABINET BEFORE I REMEMBERED TO TAKE A PICTURE!  photo image-2411.jpg

Friday, October 25, 2013

Knitting Needle Case

Today I was playing around with some old linens and I thought it would be fun to make a case/sleeve for knitting needles. I took a beautiful old linen piece and ironed it to the shape I wanted to make my holder. I sewed up the sides and then I sewed some seems to make the little pockets for the needles. I added a fabric image to the outside to make it just that much sweeter.  photo image-279.jpg  photo image-1940.jpg case

Monday, October 21, 2013

Vintage Baby Clothes

I'm still thinking I should do the vintage flea market in Cave Creek, Arizona in November. I rounded up some vintage baby clothes I would like to put in the sale. There are knitted sweaters and booties, little dresses and a beautiful little christening gown with a cap & booties.  photo image-233.jpg

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quilted Canvas High-back Chair

This project started with an adorable t shirt that I found at a tag sale. I decided to use it on a pillow. I started taking bits & pieces from my fabric stash, and started sewed them together. When I was about half way done I decided to make the pillow for a canvas high-back camp chair I bought. I took the half made pillow outside and laid it across the front of the chair. I forgot to mention that the chair has a removable bean-bag type cover. The front of the pillow was almost big enough to cover 1/2 the pad. I thought it would be so pretty to add more fabric and actually cover the front of the bean bag cover. I started this project at about 3:00 in the afternoon and I was still working on it at 10:00,(My husband was hunting). When I finished the front of the cover, I decided to add some batting to the back to give it support. I got all that done and had to hand stitch it to the canvas because it was to bulky for my sewing machine. By now I am so tired! I finally went to bed and got up bright and early to finish the cover. I got it all sewn down and decided it needed some little extra pretties! I stitched the black beaded fringe along the top, added a little lace and a pretty button, and did a lot of hand stitching. What do you think? The little side table was made with old wood, and a vintage metal cookie sheet. Time to RELAX!!  photo image-1858.jpg  photo image-2476.jpg  photo image-948.jpg  photo 005-11.jpg  photo 016-3.jpg  photo 010-11.jpg

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Vintage Coffee Accessory Case

Remember back to May, where I posted a blog about the coffee accessory case? Today I worked on the outside of the case. I had painted it white. Today I added a red stripe down the center. It didn't do a thing for me. I distressed around the edge. Just not working for me. I decoupaged the cowgirl picture on the front and then I added some red watercolor highlights. It was getting better. Then I added the decoupaged floral, and I loved it! Happy Dance!! On the back I decoupaged a cowgirl and a little floral print. It still needs a final coat of decoupage, but then this project will be complete! Hot diggity dog!!!  photo image-1208.jpg  photo image-1191.jpg  photo image-841.jpg

Friday, October 18, 2013

Metal Side Table

This is the perfect little piece! It can be a desk, a side table, a coffee station or a T.V. tray! It was gray metal and I painted it white and had it in my art room with a little t.v. on it. I got rid of the t.v. and I thought it would be good to sell. I painted a little bird and branches in the corner. Simple, sweet and will be perfect in the right home!  photo image-1866.jpg

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vintage/Handmade Goods

Here I go, trying to get into a vintage market in November. It's time to share my treasures with like minded souls. I don't have any room left in my art room or in the storage shed, and I want to keep making things because it makes me so very happy! I have to submit pictures of my sales items, so I took pictures this morning. The good part is I feel like I have a nice mix of vintage and handmade. The bad news is, I didn't even get to the stuff in the storage shed. I am working on a very pretty desk and I have a bunch of projects I need to finish quickly if I am accepted into the show. Wish me big bunches of luck please!!  photo 002-12.jpg  photo image-837.jpg  photo image-748.jpg  photo image-2214.jpg  photo image-916.jpg  photo image-747.jpg

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Coffee Station

When Cindy sent me my box of goodies, she also sent me a picture of a coffee station that was super cute. Well, that's what I made first! I had a metal basket that was just right for the base of the station. I took the bread pan she sent and I drilled and wired it inside the basket to hold coffee and tea. I put a small coffeepot, cups, spoons,etc. to display/use inside & on top of the basket. I hung 2 potholders on the side of the basket. I added the metal sheet with the pan to the back of the basket with a couple drill holes and wire. I filled the little pan with coffee fixings. I have a big and small coffee pot, so I put them both in the station along with a favorite camping cup! Did you notice my little stamped spoon in the front of the basket? Now this was a fun project!!  photo image-1106.jpg  photo image-2219.jpg  photo image-716.jpg

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sew Cool!

My sister rocks!! She went on a Junk Jaunt in Nebraska and brought all these treasures back for me! It may look like junk to you, but it set my imagination on fire! I am going to make at least 2 things from this stuff today, and I will post it on my blog tomorrow! Thank you Cindy!!  photo image-2095.jpg  photo image-1153.jpg  photo image-1729.jpg

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sew Old Sew New Tags

I have a lot of people tell me that they keep the tags off the items they purchase from me. I like a pretty package, and I think it's worth spending a little extra time on my tags. Here are a few I worked on today!  photo image-1626.jpg

Friday, October 11, 2013

New/Old Wood Tray

My husband is being so creative this week. Here is the tray he made for me using the last of the barn wood he had.  photo image-2268.jpg

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Old Wood Jar Box

My hubby made this jar box for me today. I love, love, love it! He had some old wood left from the tool box he made me, and ta-da, he surprised me with this box. The man does know the way to my heart! My old jars fit into it perfectly! What a happy day!  photo image-278.jpg

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Art Club Pillow Update!

First step: Sewing the front pillow panels!  photo image-625.jpg Next step: The kids draw and color their pillow tops.  photo image-1521.jpg Last step: I sewed the pillow backs on and the kids stuffed their pillows and stitched them up!  photo image-2396.jpg  photo image-1546.jpg

Monday, October 7, 2013

Once Upon A Time Baby Quilt

It's the same 'ole story! I was cleaning on Saturday and I saw this quilt panel in a stack of fabric. I realized that I had fabric border strips ready to go, and they matched the panel perfectly! You guessed it...I grabbed it all up and started sewing! I completed the front of the quilt and was ready to look for fabric for the back. I had enough of the little flower print from the border, but it needed to be washed. Ok, I did that, but it wasn't fast enough. I started milling through the fabrics again, and came across a quilt piece that I had cut up because it got stained when I was quilting it. I won't explain that story. Anyways, there was just enough quilting to do the back of this little quilt. I got it all sewn together and the little flower fabric was through the wash. I ironed it, cut strips and decided to use it for the binding. Next week is Fall vacation and I can finish this little quilt up then. I have enough fabric left to make a carrying bag to match. I just love days off!  photo image-664.jpg

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Antique Tool Display

I went in a different direction with my crafts today. I wanted to hang some of my antique tools to display them. I found a piece of wood, sanded it down and the decoupaged a poster from our annual Gold Rush Day's onto the wood. I took a piece of sandpaper and hit a few spots here and there on the poster to make it look older. I used a distressed ink pad to give it some age and depth. I laid out my tools, and placed them on the board. The last step is attaching them to the board and putting a hanger on the back of the wood.  photo image-1231.jpg

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Star Quilt Top

Can you believe it..I found this star quilt top at the same shop that I found the sun bonnet quilt top. I am crazy about it! Are you wondering how in the world are all these quilt tops going to get finished?! Where there's a will there's a way. This one has to be hand quilted because all the pieces are hand stitched. I guess that's why they found a way into my home. Can you keep a secret? There is another one that I will share tomorrow!  photo image-348.jpg