This has been the fall/winter of 2013 in a nutshell. We’re looking forward to the 2014 Show Schedule and I’m already working on creating new ideas and some of the same!
Me, the “non-blogger”, am finally posting after 10 months! This is just a fraction of the pieces I created, the fun that was had and the shows we attended. Not a lot of blogging but plenty of pictures! ENJOY!
Vintage metal drawer turned hearse. Wheels added, hand made driver & hand painted trade sign.
“Crazy” & “Spooky” dancing on a vintage columnade base.
It’s taken me ALL DAY to create this post, thus my status is still “non-blogger”! I’ll try to get more images on later if the sight will allow. Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!
A few patriotic images of my place before we get into what I’m working on…
Now on to some of the new things I’ve been working on for shows this year…
I’m excited about this new Halloween scaredy cat!
Another thing I’ve been working on is a mohair polar bear…
Have some other projects/creations on the table, so hope to post those as they are completed!
Some santas came to town…and left town, and some came to town …and are still here! The last 3 months have been a whirlwind of shows. From Ankeny to Bloomington and Des Moines to Morning Sun, I appreciate each and every one of my customers! Thank you for your business, nice compliments and friendship! Here are pics of santas that have come and gone over the last show season.
Hudson Bay blanket santa on wood dog sled, sold.
Another customer order.
This next sweet little guy is in a child’s red go-go boot! I’ll never find another pair of those. Found a new home in Des Moines.
This vintage wood sled was the perfect match for this red santa and bag of toys. A little hand lettering and some added snow changed the whole look of the sled. And as “and Co.” (my husband) says…”You just can’t beat a good red santa!“
New tree toppers I came up with well into the season…all sold.
Another red santa in a handsome antique oak clock case. Sold.
Many vintage postcard images soldered in between glass to create 1 inch and 1 & 1/2 inch charms. Some still available.
An Americana santa in a very vintage handmade sleigh. All vintage toys, flag and a hand painted sign. Still available!
A new direction I went late in the season, and will continue creating in the next year. More the look of the old German santas. Not so colorful – but wonderful mohair and velvet fabrics, some hand dyed by me. The pull toy in his lap I made using an old celluloid animal. Also has a bisque “pudding” doll and a Cracker Jack horse on the side of his sled. I’m lovin’ this look! Sold.
This Santa on the vintage shoe ski with his wonderful leather bag of vintage goodies is mounted on an old shutter. I hand lettered “SANTA CLAUS: Dealer in Good Things.” Sold.
Last but not least…another old looking santa. One that I couldn’t part with…at least not yet. He’ll have a special place in my home this year.
Again, I thank you all for a wonderful year and look forward to seeing you all in the coming year! “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”
Being the great blogger I am – NOT – I posted no pictures before these 4 shows of the creations I was finishing to take. So I’ll post pics of some of the things that went to these shows.
That’s what’s been going on around here… Next show will be October 12 & 13 up at Yes, Virginia’s in Morning Sun, IA. 10 am – 5 pm each day. Check our the show page for other upcoming shows.
A watercolor I was commissioned to paint…back in May 2011. Getting there, but still on the table.
Cute little mohair bunnies and bears. An assortment of bunnies are for sale at Yes, Virginia’s! gift shop in Morning Sun, IA.
Also on the table are place cards I hand lettered for a friends’ son’s wedding rehearsal supper.
Most important on my table! I’ve been making charms to benefit the Kayla Atkins family. Kayla is fighting cancer in Atlanta, GA right now and her sister, Kara has taken orders for 45 necklaces!…and counting! The necklaces are $15 and ALL proceeds go towards Kayla’s expenses. FAITH FOR KAYLA!