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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!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween fun Decorations


 I am sorry for not posting sooner.  We went camping for 3 days last week while hubby was off chemo.  It was wonderful to get away for a few days with NO Dr. appointments! 
   I thought I better get a move on and share some Halloween decorations with you so you can make cards, banners, or whatever with these wonderful graphics from the Graphics Fairy There is no other site with so many free graphics anywhere!
Right click to copy or go to "file" at the top of your page and choose "save picture as".  I save mine to my picture file and when the season is over, I delete them later.


And here is a gorgeous butterfly with Autumn colors!

Suggestions for use for graphics.  Put them on lace pumpkin doilies and make cards or banners, gift tags, print as iron on's for T-shirts, etc.

I would love to see what you do with them!

graphics cut out and ready to glue on lace pumpkin doilies.

Lovely Butterfly.  For 3-D effect cut out 2 and glue them together at the feet of the butterfly.
And this witch with the moon and bat would look great on a banner for a party or just for Halloween decorating.  Or photograph and make copies for Halloween greeting cards.

Thanks for coming and do come again soon.  If you have time, check out my other blogs.  My most recent blog (listed in sidebar) is my original poetry.

My Krafty heart to yours...



The above graphics are taken from vintage post cards, I love them!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I HAVE ADDED A NEW BLOG TO MY GROUP, THE THE POETRY OF KERRIE O'HEARN MARQUART.  It features only my poetry and photography by my hubby and myself.  I hope you will enjoy reading the spiritial Christian poems as well as other subjects.  If you visit, please leave a comment.  Thank You!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kraft Notes...And Toile Valances

Good morning crafters!  Sorry for not posting for so long but hubby has been very ill for the last month with kidney failure.  It got down to only 10% and we were heading towards dialysis.  But we saw the kidney doc and a nutritionist at the hospital who gave him a kidney failure diet to follow and also recommended a nutrition drink specifically for patients with kidney failure.  Just two weeks after, another blood test showed marked improvement and his function increased 10% to everyone's surprise!  I can only conclude it was from prayers and the diet!!  We are so happy. 

Consequently, I have not worked on crafting and neither has hubby.  But now maybe we will get some projects going again.  Thanks for hanging in there with us.  I did make some Valances for our newly painted bedroom and pillow shams.  I used a beautiful fabric that is water and stain resistant.  I just looked at one of my old pillow cases to measure and sew the matching shams.  We were very pleased with the outcome.  Hubby spends a lot of time in the room and I wanted to brighten it up for him.


















As you can see, I hung our finished lighhouse paintings on the walls and they look great against the blue!


Bill's is especially pretty as he has that dark patch of blue sky in his that blends so nicely with the blue walls.

Detail of Fabric


The fabric is pure white but this photo doesn't show the whiteness.  The pattern is children in blue playing, trees and has several scenes.  I love it!

  This is the corner window on my side of the bed.  We loved the open clean look with just the Valances so we did not put the sheers back up.

The lamps were purchased several years ago seperately but I already had painted them to match with the same design in blue, green and gold acrylic paint.


This picture of pieces of the fabric show more of the true color.  I am using the present quilt until my pinwheel quilt is completed.
  
   Thanks so much for visiting today and do come again soon!!  What are you crafting??

♥KERRIE♥

My crafty heart to yours...