My New Handpainted Items!

Here's what I've been working on recently. A couple are repeats from another post. All my shows are over for this season, so I'm painting softballs all weekend!! :) FUN and relaxing!
Hope you like these items! I have them listed on Etsy.
Oh, I have yet to finish those bottlecap magnets! Stay tuned!


Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Christmas Desktop Wallpaper

This site has probably been around for a while, but I *just* discovered it. They have the NICEST desktop wallpapers for your pc! I like the fact that its a trusted source for downloads, msn, and american greetings! Check it out!

I am heading back to my painting desk. The Christmas music and movies will be on in my craft room all day !!


Freshly Painted...

I'm getting ready for a show in 5 days. Here's some items that are *almost* finished. Haven't sealed them yet.
I think my old reliable camera is about kaput. The color is off (too yellow)even after I tried to fix it.

The Holiday Angel Tray is my favorite. I plan to put a coat of Briwax on it.

These skinny Santa boards need lots more detail! Suggestions welcome!! :) I want to add a tag tied with cheesecloth at the top, and a rusty snowflake, and some wording! But what wording??

I am pretty happy with this Sugar Mold. These are all Terry French designs!! I think some nice glass votives and candles will look great in it!!

Thanks for looking! Please leave me comments, and suggestions are heartily WELCOME!!

PS...I'm attempting to make some vintage bottlecap magnets! Will show pics when I've completed a few. The glueing part is a mess! Whew!


Brrrr! Cold as an OFG Snowman

Thought I'd share a few of the latest creations from the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy. Snowmen are my favorite thing to collect!  I did add a beautiful Christmas Stocking from Marionberry Cottage! It looks so snowy and gorgeous!! I just couldn't resist it!  The Etsy shop names are at the bottom of each photo if you'd like to check out more of these great Holiday items!!  Enjoy!


Afternoon in the Ozarks

It was a bit hazy & overcast, but none the less a gorgeous Fall afternoon in the Ozark National Forest! We went up the "Pig Trail," which has winding curves over the mountains on scenic Highway 23, near Ozark, Arkansas.

This is Mulberry Mountain, where the Ole Applegate Arts and Crafts Festival is held in the Fall.

It's hard to tell in the photos, but this is a very large place!
The photo below is the music stage.

A view from the bridge of the Mulberry River.

Looks like rain.

Love the old barns!

Here's a link to the Lodge there if you ever want to visit!
Lots of great fun in the Ozarks!
Hope that you enjoyed the photos!


Simple-Needs 100th Post Giveaway!

Wow! This is a give-a-palooza!! Kim at Simple-Needs has hit her 100th post! She has gathered up a super collection of items for her give-a-way! Be sure and go to her blog and leave a comment! You might be the lucky winner of all the cool stuff!!

Simple-Needs Giveway

Good luck to all the posters! :)


A new Etsy shop!

Hello all! Hope everyone had a great and fun Halloween! It's time to get the grocery list ready with the needed items for cooking and baking over the next few weeks!! I can smell the chocolate chip cookies right now!! Yum!

Ok, enough about food! That will be in another post!

I wanted to introduce y'all to a new Etsy shop.... "sewNsewSisters." This is their first venture into online sales. These are great gals that create beautiful sewn items! Everything from baby items; bibs, hand smocked onesies, quilted jackets, to some *sew* cute Holiday decor; snowmen, dolls, kitchen items, and more!!

Have a peek at their shop and add them to your favorites! There will be lots more cute things coming up for the Holidays!!

Here's some of their items!

A gorgeous quilted baby jacket!

"Letters to Santa" Pillows

An adorable snowlady wearing her fancy boa!!