Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Weekend Project!

What unusual weather we have been having! I'm sure you all agree!  Freezing one day and frying the next! No different this weekend with lots of sun but a chill in the air.  We still made the best of it!   We arrived at our cabin late Saturday morning and the temp was only about 64 degrees but with the sun shining it did help with the spirits. It dropped to 34 degrees that night! It is the end of May.... right?!?!?
 It was so nice to have a 3 day break from crafting but guess what!  The creative mind just never sleeps!  I was taking note to all the grapevine hanging from the trees so before I knew it we were gathering it up.  With a little bit of twisting and wiring we completed the arched trellis.  On Monday we completed the 4 with the straight pieces which go a lot quicker.  Hope to have a few more ready by the time the craft shows roll around!
It may be hard to pick the vines out of the trees but this is what we started with.
Until next time! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Some new "treasures" on PHM!

 I think Spring has finally set in!  A few warm days in a row sure does make a difference in ones mental mood! LOL  It's amazing what a person can accomplish after spending some time in the fresh outdoors with a warm breeze!  It's been long overdue!
Just a quick note! This month for the PHM update I'm offering another sweet little child's folding chair with a hooked rug!  It has a nice blue background with a tan and brown beehive, tan ABC's and 123! 
Be sure to stop over and check out all the pages of PHM!  We have a great group of artists in one place!!!
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Enjoy your weekend!!  I'm headed to Virginia for a bridal shower today! Looks like a perfect day out with my daughter and soon to be daughter in law!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

New Finds and a late Happy Mother's Day!

Yesterday my husband surprised me with an afternoon of antique and flea market hopping! Always a fun day! 
 I found another child's folding chair to hook a rug for and this awesome dirty old table!  Not sure if I will offer the table with a penny rug or a hooked rug!  I'm thinking a penny rug would be more suitable.  What do you think?
Both will be cleaned up, fixed up and packed away for craft show inventory!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What inspires you to create?

I love going to visit my mom! Her home is filled with antiques and wonderful primitive displays. It's funny how things inspire us to create something new!  I love this little carpenters box and just had to snap a picture!  I usually take my camera with me but I forgot it! Fortunately, my phone was able to capture the appeal of this little treasure! 
I posted it on Facebook and someone said they used something like this for their wool strips while hooking a rug!  The little bulb came on!!!!!  Yes, it would be perfect for keeping the colors separated while hooking!  My husbands woodworking list just got longer! I need one of these a bit larger than this antique piece! 
Please share what type of things inspired your last creation!!!  I would love to hear about it!!!