Monday, November 30, 2009
Well Thanksgiving day is over. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and filled up on some yummy food and spent time with family and friends. I myself had a wonderful weekend. My oldest son who is in the U.S. Navy came up to visit me. I haven't seen him since last May. He leaves tomorrow and hopefully I will see him again soon.
The picture of the adorable turkey is my niece Sarah. My sister dressed her up and took pictures. Sarah is her first baby so of course we are blessed with LOTS of adorable pictures of that beautiful girl.
Not much more to update, I am almost finished with my tavern sign, hubby is finishing up some stacking chests for me and a stove top cover. ( he loves me so much!!!) I am working on a gift for a Christmas exchange. I am loving it, it is such a great challenge. My partner decorates her home in vintage, so I researched a LOT for this gift and finally ran across something PERFECT to create. I always love to be challenged when it comes to my crafting, if I'm not I will tend to make everything look the same, so this has been the perfect challenge for me.
OH...I almost forgot, hubby and I have been working on our kitchen re-do.. Oh what a mess. I have (well hubby has not me) stripped down our cabinets to bare wood. (if you don't have a heat gun... I recommend getting one for jobs like this works GREAT!!) The cabinets are being painted a really dark gray/blue. I am distressing them, then staining. The walls are painted a butter milk. We'll replace the ugly linoleum with a nice 24" tiles in a cream color. I'll be sure to post pics when finished.
Well that is it for now. I'll be back soon to update...
Posted by TheRustyWillow at 4:27 AM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Well here is one of my portraits I have painted.(excuse the bad pic I'll have hubby take a better one later) I have this hanging over my fire place. I have 4 more in line to be painted. I just have to make the time. I am going to paint an olde skipper ship as well. Right now I am in the middle of painting an olde tavern sign. One I have been wanting to paint for about 2 years now.
Please note these are not my own original patterns. I browse the internet and research books and paint items I like I do this with furniture too. Poor hubby... he has a list this weekend... I have already advised him he is making me a side table for my couch and a set of stacking trunks... I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as each of my projects are finished...
Well I am going to go for now. I'll be back soon. I am working feverishly to finish my tavern sign
Posted by TheRustyWillow at 10:40 AM
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Last night was wonderful. Our family went to a family member's home for a Halloween party. We all dress up. Ate snacks and drank some adult beverages (root beer for the children of course)
There was a costume contest and my husband won by a land slide. Which he should have he spent 2 weeks researching how to dress up like a zombie. I am so happy the night is over and my husband is back with us here on earth and not researching that zombie stuff. LOL
On our way to the party we stopped at a cemetery and took a few pictures. Don't worry, we made sure there wasn't anyone there visiting family. I would feel horrible if there was.
I am back on track crafting today. We are working on a tavern sign. I have it cut out and base coated it black. After it dries I will sketch the drawing on then start the painting. This will probably take me about a week to get it finished. I am still sewing samplers for a local store so I can only paint between stitching.
I don't know why I do this. I always have 4 or more things going at once. It's almost like I have ADD. LOL Do any of the other crafters have so many irons in the fire?
Posted by TheRustyWillow at 5:46 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2009
My goodness the holidays haven't even begun and I am getting busy. It is so amazing how a little 3 year old can make your life so much busier. Once your children become teens they seem to be so independent and require very little of you, well except money. They seem to need more money the older they get!!
Well hubby has a new hobby. He is casting metal. Aluminum to be precise. He is wanting badly to make something that can be incorporated into my primitive decorating. If anyone has any ideas, please send them this way. I just can not figure out anything for him to make. Pictures would be awesome too!!
Well I will update again after Halloween with pictures of the fam... don't worry I haven't forgotten about pictures of my samplers. I have been going to the GW and purchasing frames to put samplers in so I will have quite a few to share.
Until next time. Primitive blessing to you...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This weekend the family went to the pumpkin patch in Arcadia. We have had this field trip planned for 2 weeks. Shad and I kept telling our youngest Christopher that we were going to a pumpkin patch and on a hay ride since we planned the trip. I was a little worried because he didn't seem to excited. What am I saying? He could give a rats behind about it. LOL
Sunday morning we all got ready and packed everyone up in the car for the ride. We went with another family so off we went. As we drove past the pumpkin patch, Shad slowed down as I yelled "LOOK pumpkins"!! Well that was all it took, Christopher started talking 89 words a minute and his arms were all over the place. (He can't talk without his arms like his dad)
We parked the car and he was unbuckled and jumping out of the car before we could realize what he was doing. Well needless to say my little sweetie LOVED the pumpkin patch as well as my teen who won't admit it if you paid him. (teens *rolls eyes)
We got plenty of pictures to scrap book, so one of these weekends I will hide in my craft room and scrap my little heart away.. I can't wait.
This farm has some of the best apple cider I have ever had. I believe they press over 7 types of apples for their cider. Shad left our name and number to pick up the cider as it starts to ferment. He will be making hard cider from it.
I have also worked on some samplers this weekend. I'll post them soon.
Posted by TheRustyWillow at 4:12 PM
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Well today I worked on my prim fall table. You will have to excuse the pictures, I used my cell phone. The plates are actually wood chargers that I have painted. I went to Hobby Lobby Friday and purchased their plain wood plates and painted them black, sanded then stained them. I am debating if I want to paint some bittersweet around the edges or just leave them. Maybe I'll have to purchase another set and have one of each. LOL
I'm so glad I ran across these plates this weekend, I have been searching for the perfect plates for my table for about 18 months. I have purchased pewter chargers and wasn't pleased with the look. (That's ok I now have pewter plates for the plate shelf hubby made me) I search the stores all the time for plates with no success.
The basket with the crow is something I found at the GW yesterday. It is one of many treasures I found while shopping there. Well I need to get back to the dining room, I need to clean the wood floor...**Maria the house servant isn't doing the house hold cleaning.
**Maria is a fictitious person that hubby and I talk about when the house is a mess. One of us will ask when Maria is coming to clean.
Posted by TheRustyWillow at 3:44 PM