Saturday, August 22, 2009

Where has the time gone...

I actually don't think it's just me, but I personally haven't seen alot of blogging going around with the summer months and all. I've been crafting away but not blogging away. I've really been in a cross stitch mood and have been working on something special for someone

I'll just keep showing you the progress and hope this person(s) don't peek. Next are some swaps I've received recently in Swap-bot. First off is the Tin-Man Dotee I received for the Wizard of Oz swap. The picture doesn't do it justice as the material was really nice and silvery.

Here is the one I received for Alice in the Alice in Wonderland Dotee Swap. Love the hair!
Can't forget the Queen of Hearts Dotee in the Alice and Wonderland Swap. I think this face is awesome.
I just love to see everyone's take on the dotee swaps. It is so much fun to get a package. This next cross stitch is in the HoE Exchange and the theme was Summer House Exchange. I love american flags on things so this was a perfect pinkeep for me.
Well that's about it on my update. Just came back from a short vacation to Michigan to visit my step-daughter who is due to have her baby boy in about a month. Here are a couple pics to show off my two step daughters, step son and step son-in-law (in the cute cowboy hat) along with Sweetie man and me.
And we can't forget the little guy who will be joining us in just about a month.....

So, till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, DIL!!


She is the best DIL any MIL could ever have (especially to put up with my wacky son...just kidding!) She is beautiful, talented, smart and she definately keeps my son in line...something I never could do! I love ya, Jenn...hope you have a GREAT FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY and don't let your husband do to you what his friends did to him on his 21st....and you know what I'm talking about!
Till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Haven't been blogging the last week cause I've been working in my SHOP.....that's's finally open....THE FOLK-N-FANCY ETSY SHOP! It's just getting started and I'll be adding as I create. (don't worry I'll let you know when I add!) I have loads of things going on in my head and up my sleeve, so stay tuned and enjoy.

Also, just so you don't think I haven't been crafting, here are some pics of some swap items that have been floating around in the U.S. postal system....
This first one is a tea caddy I made for a swap in swap-bot. I liked this way more than I thought and may have to make up a few for the Etsy Shop.

This is the outside. It would work also for a little credit card holder or even business cards.
Next is a Summer House Exchange over at the HoE group. I love making flat folds so this was bound to be one of those. It's from an old Cross Country Stitcher Magazine (Spring 2004) and is stitched on 28 count evenweaver over two.

And yes, I'm still in love with Dotees!!! This one is the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. The face is a polymer clay mold then painted. I thought it was perfect for her. I made her crown out of aluminum foil.

This one is the tin man from the Wizard of Oz. The material is a silver lame and the face is metal flashing I just cut out and punched holes in to sew to the body. I don't think I took a really good picture of him cause he was adorable.

With that said, I'm off to bed. Had a nice long weekend with an extra day off which gave me time to work on my Etsy Shop. Now it's off to a new work, till next time yinz crazy guys....