Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pumpkin Art

One pumpkin painting led to another then another.  I saw a picture on Pinterest that said "I never met a pumpkin I didn't like" and thought that would look cute on the three paintings, so I added the words with a brown sharpie.  Normally three family pictures hang here, but these just seemed to fit so well like they were made for the space.

Happy Almost Fall!

Pinterest and Etsy have given me a bad case of crafty fever lately.  I have a long list of fall and Christmas crafts that I want to do, so on a cool-ish day in August I got started.
 No craft is complete without hauling out every possible supply.  All crafts shown have been supervised and approved by Gracie.
 My first project was a sign.  I had saved a scrap of wood in the garage, so with a free board and supplies I already had, I was ready to try a practice sign.  I think it came out pretty good.
 Christina and I had a pizza and painting night, using the instructions found here and here.  We were both a little nervous to get started, but much to our amazement, it worked!
 We liked our first pumpkins so much that we painted another canvas of pumpkins.  Not sure why this picture won't turn sideways.
 And my most recent project was a set of nesting boxes for fall.  This is my first attempt at a crow.  He's supposed to be holding a star on a string in his mouth.
 I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out too, and it was fun to do.
 And last, this is not my personal crafty project (although I wish I was so talented!) but one that I purchased on Etsy (From the Farm Primitives).  They're fabric apples with twigs as stems.  They even smell good!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Long Lost Pals

When I was about two, my Grandmother made me a Raggedy Ann doll who was about as tall as I was.  She even made a matching dress for me to wear.
I have spent a lot of time in flea markets and antique stores over the years, but I've never seen a Raggedy Ann made from the very same pattern mine was.  Imagine my surprise to round the corner in one of my favorite haunts to see Raggedy Ann's long lost pal!  I've been calling her Stunt Double Annie.
 The very next week, Mom, Aunt Connie, and I returned to that same flea market to have lunch at the tea room.  In a different booth, who should appear but yet ANOTHER Annie!
Annie III went home with Mom to greet guests on the second floor.
Each one has her own little personality and unique features.  Original Annie seems to have received the most love - if love is represented by a dirty face, but all were made with love by someone somewhere.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday, Riley!

Our favorite four-legged boy turned 6 years old in August!  He still answers to "Puppy" despite the graying eyebrows.  He'll always be a puppy at heart!