Thursday, March 2, 2017

Blackbird Spring Pin-keep

For the longest time I have coveted those cross stitched pin-keep barrels that I have seen here and there online.So I took the plunge and decided to create one for myself.
I began my search for an old cross stitch pattern and came up with this one from my an old thrift store book called "Charted Folk Designs from Countries along the Danube" 
by Maria Foris - a Dover Needlework Book. 
The cross stitch linen was ordered from Lori of "NotForgotton Farm" Its her line of farmhouse linen that she ages and stains which saves me from doing it myself. The embroidery floss was dyed by my friend Lorraine who has an Etsy store from which she sell her hand dyed threads.
I have embellished the top edge of this pin-keep with Bullion knots...I think they add a nice decorative touch. I stuffed it with Lavender buds and now it scents the air nicely where ever it is placed. I really enjoyed making this piece and hope to do more in the future...maybe with a a wee critter on top.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mr. Strawberry

 Meet Mr. Strawberry Mouse.
a sneaky little mouse who left his house...
to raid Miss Tuttle's garden.... 
a strawberry here...a strawberry there...
they disappeared from everywhere...
Miss Tuttle was surely sore and swore and swore that it was the hare...who came in there to eat her precious berries...
So sneaky little mouse who left his house to raid Miss Tuttle's garden...
well he got away to enjoy the day...
and filled his little belly to bursting...
with Miss. Tuttle's berries.

Made Ya Smile

Monday, February 6, 2017


Happy New Year to everyone! 
Just wanted to let you know that I am now on Facebook. I will be posting photos of new pieces and details regarding up and coming sales of my work. 

I have been absent from here for some time due to family matters that needed my attention. On top of that it was a brutal winter health wise...bad bugs got the best of me on numerous occasions
there was lots of good things happening to
So it will be an exciting year...I will be keeping a diary of sorts here on blogger to document our home building adventures.

I am also back to work in my studio...its been some time since the fuzz has flown and I am happy to report that things are progressing well...I will be posting pics of new pieces very soon.


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