Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall is in the air!

Fall is in the air here in central Minnesota, in more ways than one! We had a unseasonably cool weekend with morning lows getting way to close to frosty for me and my gardens. I sure hope the month of September is warm. This summer went WAY too fast!!!

These are some fall craft items I've been working on. They've all been very time consuming but I like the way they turned out. I am also working on six new dollies too, I should have them finished up in the next couple days. Gordy, my brother Bruce and I finished up some wood items this weekend too. We made some super cool wooden mushrooms to put in flower gardens or on a porch. Great new chalkboards finished up too!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2009

We found the perfect home for this flower!

We found the perfect home for this prairie flower Gordy made, on our daughter and son in law's front porch. We brought it out to Colorado with us for our daughter and son in law's three year wedding anniversary.
I've been SUPER busy this week creating new fall items and really cute dollies for my show in just two weeks, YIKES! My crazy mode is in full swing! I'm getting lots done though!
I'll be working all weekend but hope you all have a fun one!

Monday, August 24, 2009

34 years ago I married the love of my life!

Yesterday was our 34th anniversary, the day Gordy made me the luckiest woman in the world! Our day started off with me getting these gorgeous roses from my sweetie!
Then my sweet sister Renee made us a yummy, romantic pancake breakfast.
Then the rest of the day was a fun busy day of going to, watching our son Brad and his fishing partner weigh in their catch at a fishing tourney on the Mississippi they got 1st place, yeah, riding down the field in a Gator vehicle to see the our cows, having a short but sweet visit with my parents, going to a sad wake of a distant relative, then going to dinner with our 2 sons and some other family. A VERY nice 34th anniversary indeed! I can't believe it's been 34 years, as the saying goes, the time just flies by when your having fun!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Two new purselettes!

These are two new purselettes that I have just made. The top one has a Dick and Jane theme, I just LOVE Dick and Jane! They're a great size when you just need a few essentials. Zipper closure gives it a nice secure storage space. I've had nice feedback from people who've seen it in person.

I started on some fall items yesterday. I haven't made any fall things yet so I figured it was time to get busy on that. Fall things seem to be a big hit lately don't you think. Well I better get to work time is ticking........

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Which one is your favorite?

As promised here are the 28 new dollies that I've finished up!

This is Lori Ann she is 12", petite and adorable.

This is Kelsie Ann she is 14" tall, the fabric I used for her dress has vintage looking toys on it.

This lovely gal is Lilly Ann she is 13 1/2".

Averie Ann is wearing her little pink party shoes she is 11" tall.

Sunnie Ann has froggies printed on her dress she is 14".

This is 4 of the 9 of Stella Ann she has such great expression on her face, each one has it's own look, they are 16" long.

The other 5 of the 9 Stella Ann's.

So what do you think of these new dolls for my show in Little Falls MN on Sept. 12th and 13th. I hope you can come see them in person. Now I have to get back to work making some more little lovelies. Byeeeee!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm back from a summer trip to Colorado!

Gordy and I just got back early this morning from a trip out to Colorado to see my sister, brother in law and nephews in Longmont then to Steamboat Springs to see our daughter, son in law and grand dog Roxy. What a great time we had! Wonderful company, yummy food and beautiful sites. This last picture was taken on Monday morning after leaving our daughters house on Rabbit Ears Pass it's overlooking Steamboat, it was frosty at 6am, brr.
I promise I'll post some pictures this week of the new dolls I finished before I left. It's gonna be hard to get back to work but I have to I only have 3 1/2 weeks till my huge craft show!