Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some of the things I've been up too lately

One of the things I've been doing is adding sheets of old patterns to my maniquin. I used a glue made of flour and water after reading one of Dawn's blogs. I used flour and water as a kid, but most of the time I use white glue mixed with water or mod podge now. But I have to tell you, I love the way this mixture turned out. This maniquin had the paper cording wrapped around her and it didn't look good. It was brown and some of it had come loose. I tore all that off several months ago. Then last week I decided to spruce her up. I use her to display clothes when I sell them on Craigslist. And she has a spot in one of my studios. I think she looks pretty cool.

I found a hat at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. It had two roses and a bow on it. I loved the roses and wanted to try to make vintage roses, so I bought the had and took the roses off. One of the roses I tore up to make a pattern and see how it was made. This is a picture of the one I didn't tear up. Isn't it pretty.

This is the one that I made. I took the pattern I made and cut it out of an old pair of my pajamas. I loved the peachy orange color. And I had a piece of orange lace that I put in for the velvet. Thought I would let you see how it turned out. I want to try it again with some dupionie silk and see how it will turn out. Either way it was a lot of fun to work with.

Hope everyone out there in blogland has a very happy Thanksgiving and enjoys the day with family and friends. I know I am thankful to be a part of blogland and share with all of you.
Hugs, Pat

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Well here we are again at our Art Diva's craft night. Not everyone was with us, but we had fun anyway. Just missed Cami and Joann. Charlene got her round of pics too. We all had little projects we were working on. Charlene had a wonderful apron that she was altering and someone is going to be very happy!

Carolyn was working on a couple of beautiful Christmas wreaths, lots of bling. Joanna had an altered frame and she also brought some of her goodies from her Silver Bella trip. They were wonderful!! Can't remember what Jana was working on, probably a couple of things if I know her. She also had baked some brownies for us. Thanks Jana for the Sweets.

Lisa has bottles that she is always working on, have you seen her bottles. They are soooo awsome. I don't know where she gets the creative ideas she comes up with, but they are always grrrreat!! I love her work.

In this pic of Carolyn I think you can see the wreaths she is working on. They are both gorgeous. She is like me, likes the bling.

This is the crazy quilt piece I was working on. I am making an eye glass case for myself. I'll show it when it is finished.

Hope you enjoyed our fun night and hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Pat

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It is with profound gratitude we honor you. Today and every day....Keep all of our brave men and women who are fighting for OUR Freedoms in your hearts and prayers every day...

At this time when our COUNTRY is in such a state and we are all wondering what will happen to our courages military guys and gals, what will happen to our jobs and healthcare, I go to my favorite verse and hold fast. Maybe it will hold you too!

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

And with God we cannot fail. May we all call on his HOLY NAME to BLESS this COUNTRY and the people that are fighting to keep her free and honorable. And to be THANKFUL for all the blessings he gives us. Our country has not been keeping GOD first and we need to turn back to him and lift him up in everything we do and say. May HE bless all of you and your families this day and everyday.
Hugs, Pat

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I went off to get my usual coke this morning, I don't drink coffee, and on my way home I spotted a garage sale. So my van just naturally turned the corner and stopped in front of that yard. They didn't have much, but I did spy this cute little train case sitting on the floor. Just perfect for a makeover. So I grabbed it up, paid the lady a dollar and headed for home. I am leaving today to go back to Cleburne for a big yard sale. My van is loaded and ready to go, I took the first load on Tuesday. I loaded on it again all day yesterday and now it's time to go and set it all up. Another hard working weekend, but the weather is perfect so I don't care. I would just like to get rid of some of this stuff. Wish me luck! The question is further down.

The question has to do with this post card I found on I found a print, a very large print of this man and his dog. It is a signed and numbered print. The question is do you know the artist. I am wondering if Timber Jack is the artist. Does anyone know? If you do please let me know.

This is my picture. A very nice rugged picture for a cabin or rustic home. Doesn't do too much for my shabby victorian nest.

Well I'm off to Cleburne, will talk to you when I get back. Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Pat