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Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

YES, ANOTHER PUMPKIN!!

HI THERE! I have had so much fun making fabric pumpkins that I had to make just one more!  This one has been cut from leaf printed fabric and I really like it.  I like the pumpkins because you can have them out all through the fall until December as they are not Jack-O-Lanterns.  They make such a bright and cheery accent throughout the house and I love looking at them!  I used Gold wire ribbon for the bow and made the leaves by just free-hand drawing and cutting with pinking sheers.  Then I stitched them together with a running stitch with a bit of stuffing in them.  Even a half of a cotton ball would have work by pulling out into a flatter shape. 


Happy Halloween and don't forget we set the clocks BACK tomorrow, Sunday Morning or when you go to bed tonight!






Friday, October 30, 2009

JOIN MY GIVE-A-WAY

DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT FOR MY GIVE-A-WAY COMING UP ON NOVEMBER 8TH!! 
Details are posted on October 22nd posting on my TWO HAPPY blogsite.  Here's a link: http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com/  I am entering anyone who makes a comment on any or all three of my blogs and an extra entry if you visit my Etsy Shop!  Lot's of chances to win!  I have a dozen entries so far with multiple chances to win.

I completed another pumpkin from a gore pattern yesterday using flannel scraps, Gold wire ribbon and rafia.  If you would like the pattern, send a self addressed stamped envelope to me and I will get one out to you.  For another view, go to my TWO HAPPY blogsite @ http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com/  Thanks for coming by and visit often!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

THE FINISHED WREATH



I THOUGHT THE WREATH MIGHT NOT LOOK AS WELL ON A GREEN WREATH AS I COULD NOT FIND ONE READILY IN STRAW BUT to my surprise it looks quite well! So bright and cheery!  I was pleased with the outcome.

Thursday, Already!



Just a note to link to Kerrie's Korner to see some more of Bill's woodworking.  I meant to post it here but got confused!  Yes, I'm old, I'm old-ha! http://kerrieskorner.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Craft Helper...


Directions below for a craft wreath.
I have a new craft helper-ha!  This is Isabella, my Ragdoll cat.  I got up from my chair and she thought because I put the basket on the floor that it was just for her!  She took one of the fall leaves out of the basket with her teeth and then laid it down beside the basket.  For more pictures go to http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com/

HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC LEAF WREATH OR COASTERS
I purchased a yard of leaf material a few years ago.  I cut out the leaves randomly so that I could put them on a felt backing and blanket stitch around the outside.  I have made several of these as well as coasters every fall.

I cut the leaves with pinking sheers to begin, then hold the felt behind the leaf and cut the felt out for the backing.  I then blanket stitch around the outside of the leaf attaching the felt.  Next, I use gold metalic thread to embroider down the veins on the leaves for accent and detail.  This is a fun lap craft.  You can attach the leaves to a straw wreath and tie with a Raffia Bow or use them individually for coasters.  They also make a nice house-warming gift.
Supplies:
         Red, brown, orange or yellow felt
         Printed leaf fabric
         Black buttonhole thread or embroidery thread 3 strands
         Gold metalic thread
         Hand sewing medium needle
         Optional  straw wreath and Raffia

                                                 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HAND CROCHETED COTTON DISHCLOTHS AND TOWELS

HI! Today I added several items to my Etsy shop.  The day is gloomy but sun is expected for the rest of the week though the weekend!  Yeah!


I have a dozen bundles of 3 left of the crocheted dishcloths and 5 kitchen towels with the crocheted hanger with button top.  These sure have been popular items!  The pine wood hand made candle holder was made by my hubby and is the first one of these that he has made and I just love it!  It will hold a tea candle as shown or a votive candle.  It has such clean lines and will go with any table setting.
I am selling the dishcloth bundles for only $3.00 a bundle plus postage now and the towels are only $4.50 but if you buy both it will be 7.00 for the set and you save! Also pay only one postage fee! I have a new blogger posted on my blogsites, and I hope you will visit her.  Designed by Delicia, wonderful home made cards and other goodies.  Check out by clicking her button on my Kerrie's Korner or Two Happy blogs.  Thanks for visiting and come again.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

FALL THINGS.....


The Cornicopia is wood intarsia and measures 8 X 12"
The Fabric Pillow measures 14 X 15"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Etsy Shop

Sunday Sun... The sun finally came out after a week of rain and overcast skies!  It is unseasonably cold here in SC, they are even warning of frost on the car mornings!  Ugh!  But not to worry, it is going up in the upper seventies daytime as the week progresses and that is more normal for this time of year.  I have just opened my very first Etsy Shop with just one item posted this morning and lots more to be added.  Please check it out at  http://ohearn67.etsy.com/  an visit often!  Thanks!


Views from our craft display yesterday at the Craft Fair.  Despite the weather we had good attendance and enjoyed the day.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Reversible Halloween/Christmas Screen


                                                This is a reversible wood cat screen .

Black background with pumpkins on one side and Christmas balls with greens on the other.  Hand painted and varnished. See this item on my new Etsy Shop at http://ohearn67.etsy.com/  

Gored Fabric pumpkins with ribbons and fabric leaves.  $6.00ea. plus postage
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