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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Finally...

Well, we were finally able to get Christmas tree(s) up.
This is the 360 degrees of our front room.




It has been a busy but fun season so far. 
 I had a few custom orders to finish, one I had from my sister for over 6 months and naturally put off until it was almost to late!
My brother was in town so we had a great time with him for a few days.
I even think I have most of the shopping done.
Now to make some candy and treats.
I am hoping for a white Christmas here in Utah.  
It has been a very warm winter!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!
Enjoy,
Barb


Friday, December 5, 2014

Some Christmas Fun!!

My friend Deb at Paxton Valley Folk Art is one talented gal!  Her blog has some of the most creative and inventive items she shares with us all.  Right now she is having her Twelve  Days of Christmas Tags downloads to share!  How nice is that!!  Like I have said she is one talented gal.  Check out her blog for inspiration!

My other friend, Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies is doing a 12 Days of Christmas Celebration & Giveaway.  She has tutorials, recipes and even a giveaway going on!  You can also check out her previous years Celebrations.  Loads of fun on this blog too!
12 Days of Christmas Celebration - 2014

Hope you all stop by for a visit and check out these amazing talented Women!
Enjoy,
Barb

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas in the Mail!

I was the lucky person to receive this from my Old Farmhouse Gathering Swap Partner!
Bonnie from Occasional Gifts unloaded on me and my family!
Each package  was wrap so nicely! 
These ornaments are just precious! 
 Some painted and some made from material!
Bonnie is a multi-talented gal! 
How cute is this angel!
All of this in this cute Snowman Faced Box!
Thank You Bonnie for sending us Christmas from Massachusetts!
Visit her shop HERE!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Turkey Day!!

Wishing all of my blogland friends a safe and filling Thanksgiving!!

Enjoy,
Barb

Monday, November 24, 2014

What FUN I have been up too!

Missing in action!
I was contacted by a gal in Australia to paint up a couple of Santa's for her.
I had shown her this one:
I then came up with this and she loved it!
As you notice it is very LARGE!
She also had me paint up this one for her Mom!
This was so much FUN and she was so fun to work with!
I put it in the mail on Wednesday of last week and it is on it's way to Australia!!
I am hoping it gets there safe and both her and her Mom will love them!

I never did show this Santa finished: 
Here he is all done!

I love doing custom orders....it makes me think outside my box!
It can be a bit stressful but so worth it when all is said and done!

Hope you all have a great day,
Barb

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank You to all our Veterans!

A Special Thank You to all Veterans past and present.
Especial our family and friends who are currently serving.
You can read my post last year about how we served our country:
Be Safe and THANK YOU!!
Barb

Monday, November 3, 2014

Simple Treasures Holiday Boutique

I am excited about my next show.
I will be off line tomorrow morning to go set up for this fun local show!
If you are local this show is well worth your time!!
Busy as can be!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Wishing you a safe, happy and loaded with treats no tricks HALLOWEEN!
Enjoy,
Barb

Monday, October 27, 2014

BRRRR! It's Cold Celebration!

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is Celebrating!!
Brrrr! It's Cold!
And today it really is here in Utah!
These are the new items to my shop and for the celebration. 



Type in BICOFG or click on the top link or the one on the side bar to see all the FABULOUS new creations from such a talented team!
Enjoy and stay warm,
Barb

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Grumpy Punkin!!

HOW FUN IS THIS!!!
I was the LUCKY winner of this grumpy punkin created by Denise of KKL Primitives!
(You all know photos do not do the real life piece justice!)
My teenage son took one look at it and said, "This looks just like you!"
Well, Yes it does when you have teens in the house!
Denise also sent this cute little punkin lolly!
Her work is exquisite!
You all know how much I love stitched creations because I really do not have any type of love affair with needle and thread.  
I am amazed at her attention to detail and all of the tiny stitches!
Denise was so generous in her giveaway!  She also sent a wonderful smelling candle and a beautiful note pad!
If you haven't had the chance to visit Denise at her blog or her Etsy shop you are missing out!!
Denise can be found here:
Thank You so much Denise!!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Enjoy,
Barb



Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in Canada!
To all my US friends and family have a great Columbus Day!
Enjoy,
Barb

Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's beginning to Look Allot Like.........Barn Wood!!

I finally dug out the barn wood from the shed and went to town cutting it up.
Some of the pieces were very old slabs and very thick--still with bark on them. 
Should have taken a photo!
  I have been painting on all this fun textured wood.
 There is something about barn wood that gives any pattern a new character.
I can paint the same pattern on multiple piece of barn wood and they each look different and have their own personality! 
Some are finished, some I have to think about, some are just started.
Today will be a fun barn wood finish up day.
Next I will have to head to my folk home to go through my three stacks of barn wood.
Wonder if I will get over there before it snows?
Hope you are having a fun day!
Enjoy,
Barb