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Monday, September 27, 2010

CELEBRATION AND GIVEAWAY



I have decided to have a give away just to celebrate the six months of having a store on Etsy and four months of having a blog and being accepted in to "The Old Farmhouse Gathering".  Basically it has been a huge learning curve!!  On top of the fact that Halloween is just around the corner-what's not to celebrate!

The winner will receive this hand painted framed art of the "Best Witches" because every one deserves to be the best witch they can be!

So basically the rules are:

Just leave me a comment and a place to contact you at if you are the winner.

The drawing with be Sunday night October 3 and I will post the winner next Monday. My kids will pull your name out of the hat, bowl, sock, you get the idea!

If you want to spread the word on your blog I would greatly appreciate it!

Plus you just never know if there might be another surprise at the end of the drawing unless you comment!

Thank you for your support and following my blog as the learning continues!

Good luck to all!
Barb

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Craft Show



I am going to be displaying my wares at Simple Treasures Fall Craft show this week  in Davis County across from Lagoon.  So if you are in the neighborhood stop by.  This is the first time I have done this show.   I am excited to see how it turns out.  I stopped by at the spring show and it was very organized and big! Click on the name of the show for more information.
Have a good week!
Barb

Friday, September 17, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy




To many things to talk about but I thought once the kids were back in school and I was not living in my car with my Coleman stove and lantern hauling them here and there things would settle down. Wrong now it is time to gear up for the major amounts of homework, still hauling them to ice skating, scouts, piano, etc. You get the picture.

But still have to work at trying to get ready for my first craft show of the fall.

On the up beat though Kristi at Punkin Seed Productions has a great link party with all these great ideas and things people have been working on. Some are tutorials and are amazing. Check out Kristi's work too it is amazing!

Check out the links to Burger party, Halloween Advent Calendar, and paper pumpkins just to name a few. I will have to go back and really check all of these out!

Because I am not smart enough to take a photo while I paint I will just have to explain my entry. (Kristie I will do better next time.)
You will need:

1 ½ x 1 ½ inch square piece of wood
White, black, and orange paint

Stain or I use burnt umber paint and a rag

Tacky glue

Pin back or magnet

2 different buttons for eyes

Sander-a girl's best friend

Green embroidery floss

Matte Krylon Spray

Paint the wood orange then sand around the edges. Stain the entire piece of wood front and back and wipe off leaving the front of the face with less stain. Draw on a dome shape nose and paint white. Once dry, thin your black paint to ink consistency and outline the mouth and the nose with multiple thin lines. Glue on eyes and a tuft of green floss on the back for that just picked look. Spray  with the matte spray and let dry. Then glue on a pin or a magnet. Great little gifts for teachers, friends and co-workers.

Hope you enjoy and give it a try. The hardest part for me is getting my husband to cut the word or trying to get to the saw myself!

Barb

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scratch and Sniff!


I was a winner of this darling prim pumpkin and pumpkin spice spray from
So to sniff this great spray scratch and sniff     HERE  Sorry, I could not get that to work. You will have to just trust me on how great it makes your room smell. This pumpkin has such personality!! I just love it! Barbara does fantastic work!! Her blog also has the greatest photos of owls.

You will have to check out her work on her etsy site at Cricket Hollow Prims.  But I will share with you a few more of my favorites:
 
But my all time favorite after my pumpkin is this little guy....you have to love this soup!

THANK YOU BARBARA!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION at the OLD FARMHOUSE GATHERING



This will be my first celebration with the Old Farmhouse Gathering and I am pretty excited!!  The gals have been working hard on new items to showcase during this celebration.


So there will be witches,black cats, ghosts and spooks of every kind at this party.
There are 37 individual members shops participating in this spooktacular event. Each member was allowed to enter up to 4 different items in the celebration.
 So come and celebrated the fall season with all of us!!
The link to the Esty page is here at 

So come and join in on the fun!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I AM A WINNER

As most people know I never win...anything...but look at what I just won!!!
The artists is Barbara Picciani and her blog site is crickethollowprimitives.blogspot.com
She does amazing work and it involves a "sewing machine, needle and thread" which to me is a 4-letter word.  You will need to check out her blog and Etsy site for all the fun items she has!
Trust me when I say I will be ENJOYING this.
Thanks again Barbara!