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!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Joy

Good morning dear friends!  I just came back from Visiting Doris at !  Please click on the link to see beautiful photos of an Easter tradition in Germany!  Doris is originally from Germany but lives here in the U. S.  The picture is from her trip back home and was taken by her father.  So beautiful and interesting.  Doris is a sister crocheter and creates possitively beautiful things!  You can see these things in her Etsy Shop link in her sidebar.  Doris is a very interesting person, too much for me to write and easier for you to visit her site.  Happy blog visiting dear friends!  Kerrie

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Door Decoration

I LOVE SPRING DECORATIONS FOR THE DOOR AND EASTER DECORATIONS!  By combining the two, I came up with not just Easter but for all of the Spring, this Bonnet with spring flowers and a bunny.  You can purchase these little hats in the dollar store this time of year and also the fabric flowers.  Hot glue the flowers around the hat and attach the little stuffed bunny with a twist tie and Ta-Dah!  You have a wonderful cheery door decoration that will last through several years.  I bring this one out every spring and this is the 3rd year that it hangs on my front door to greet all who enter there.  Make your own with a variation in the type of straw
hat, stuffed animals, or plastic Easter eggs.  All of these materials can be bought in the Dollar or Dollar Tree Stores and for very little cost, you can make your decoration as well as one for family or friends.  It makes a very sweet gift!
   Happy Spring crafting my good blog friends!
Hugs to you all,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mixed Media Painting

This is my finished piece that began from a pen sketch of hubby sitting under a Live Oak Tree at Buck Hall, SC campground.  It is right on the Intercoastal Waterway and very beautiful.  I then colored it with pencils and finished it off with some watercolor.  Hubby just framed it for me this afternoon and I wanted to share.  You don't need to be a Picaso to make your memories come alive on paper from a photograph.  Just pick your favorite and start drawing.  So what if it looks primitive?? It is for your enjoyment and sometimes that makes the prettiest picture and the most interesting.  The more you draw, the better you will become.  Your eye will become trained to see the details in nature and the colors in the sky, land and water.  Give it a whirl.  You will be surprised what your little sketches look like when framed.
   Hope you are having a blessed and enjoyable Sunday!! 
Thanks for visiting and do come again often! 
         Kerrie ♥

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

No new crafts today, just wishing all those wonderful crafters out there a very HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!♫♫♫ Sure and I love the Irish Music and the Irish dancing, the Chieftans, all Irish singers and traditional songs!  I am half Irish, my father was Irish and born in 1907, one of 7 children in an Irish Catholic household.  He named me after the county Kerry in Ireland but wanted the spelling to be unique, Kerrie.  In later years I see that spelling has become very popular even among movie stars.  One of his sisters was very adept at sewing and canning. Another served in the armed forces.  Another sister became a nun.  My father had wanted to be a doctor and I thought at times he knew as much as one! A brother and sister died early in life ony 20 and 33. Another brother was a business owner and my father was a shoe worker most of his life.  I loved the stories my Dad told of the older folks, the songs he taught me and my brothers and sisters to sing and the liveliness of the Irish jig.  He had me take violin lessons when I was 11 through 15 yrs. and I became first violinist int he H.S. orchestra.  I still can fiddle a good Irish Tune and remember the words to Irish Washerwoman!

"Have ye ever been into an Irishman's shanty
where vittles are free and the whiskey is handy
a three-legged stool and a table to match
And a hole in the floor for the chickens to
  scratch!" ♫

Keep my feet from dancing!!