Monday, October 26, 2009


I have changed my blog to

Makes it easier to keep up with if its the same name as my shop

My Article is now live on Indiesmiles

New folk art grundgy Traveling Cloths, " This is My Pumpkin" OOAK art piece for sale in my shop.

My article, " The Traveling Cloths" is now live on

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Halloween

Taken in an old WV cemetary in te mountains
Orbs taken in an old WV cemetary in the mountains. I have way more on my paranormal blog if you want to check it out:

My husband brought me home these 4 huge pumpkins!! They are going to take awhile to carve.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Most Recent Comment From a Buyer

She is beautiful! Thank you so much. I just framed her last night and put her in my entrance way. Can't wait for people to see her. You do beautiful work and I will continue to check out your items! Amy

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New items in my ets shop

Folk Girls OOAK


Folk Gift Tags

All photos and art is copyrighted by me so please do not copy.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Selling on Ebay

I have put some items up for sale on Ebay to raise $200- $300 for my sons HS class ring. If anyone is interested in seeing what I have for sale there you can check out my ebay: My user ID:

I have over 450+ / 100% positive FB's on ebay.

So far I have a bid for $24 on a new tamron teleconverter that I never used.

Stitchery Folk Art

Made this today! I free handed my original design onto fabric and then went over the stitches using my sewing machine. I have now been putting my copyright info on my pics..of course on this pic the copyright info is way too small.. I like how this one came out!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Congrats to Bonne- she has won the halloween dish towel..Its on the way!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Apron Themed Vintage Style Dish Towels

As you can see I LOVE dish towels, anything I can embroider on them or applique on them makes me happy! I also love aprons and decided to start a collection of apron themed/ vintage style dish towels. I am selling them in my 1000 markets shop for $ 4.99 each. Each apron themed dish towel will vary in pattern.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Halloween Folk Art

created this last night. Drew my own design onto canvas and then went over my design using my sewing machine. It is for sale in my etsy shop. I am going to be making more of these to go with my Folky Halloween series.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Halloween Valances

Made these for my kitchen- they look FAB!!!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Repurposed Pillowcase

I have turned a pillowcase into a fantastic kitchen dish or hand towel. Sold in my etsy shop. More to come!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Vintage Style Witch

I drew the design by hand and embroidered it on a flour sack cloth that can be framed. It took me 2 days to do this one. I cant wait to do more!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Recycle Bag made from jeans

I made a bag from recycled jeans. Its not to big and not to small. Its very comfortable. I do take custom orders for these bags. $14.99 + $10.35 S&H priority flat rate. International shipping prices available upon request. I also sell these in my etsy shop.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flour Sack Towels

I hand embroidered this 1950's inspired design on a kitchen flour sack towel. It took me a long time to do it but so worth it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

1- Bunch of Banana's
1- 2 pkgs instant vanilla pudding
1- Tub whipped topping
2- Cups milk

Make vanilla pudding according to package directions and place in fridge till firmed up & cold. Slice 1 banana and place in bottom of large pan, add some pudding and spread ontop, then add some whipped topping. Repeat and top with whipped topping and garnish with some sliced strawberries & bananas

Stop UTI's with sugar

I read this in womans world magazine and thought I would pass it along.

Dehydration from the heat makes its easier for an infection causing bacteria to build up in you rbladder, causing UTI's. Taking D-mannose - a sugar extracted from fruits and berries--is a surefire fix!
Why it works!: D-mannose binds the UTI causing bacteria, making them unlatch from the bladder and get flushed away with urin.
To Use: Dissolve 1 tsp of D-Mannose in 8oz of water and drink. Repeat every teo to three hours, up to seven times. Most women feel relief in 24 hours.
This UTI slipD-Mannose powder can be bought at and is $19.99

( I dont know if I would try this unless I talked to a doctor first but I thought it was interesting)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our Cornhole Boards

These are our cornhole boards. The " Queensryche" band is my husbands favorite band EVER!! so thats what I painted for him. I drew the design by hand and hand painted it . I used an oil base paint, which is why it took 1 week to complete. Photo was taken 1 year after I painted them.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Recycled Crafts

Recycled Calendar EnvelopesTurn outdated calendars into beautiful envelopes. It's easy!
You Need:
Large outdated calendar with scenes printed on letter sized paper
Envelope Template
Glue Stick
Cut apart the calendar at binding. Print Envelope Template on each page with a printed scene. Cut on the solid lines. Fold on the dotted lines so picture is on the outside. Glue the two side flaps to the bottom flap at overlap. Glue the top flap after you have inRecycled Calendar EnvelopesTurn outdated calendars into beautiful envelopes. It's easy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I have been busy potty training my new puppy. Shes doing so much better with it then when I first got her. This morning she actually pawed at me and was whining to get me out of the bed. I let her out and she peed. Great! She has tons of energy so she constantly wants to play. She has a playmate that she plays with but she seems to want more play time with me as well and I am happy to do so.

Right now shes sleeping, thank God cause I need a break!!!!! I swear its like having children. I also have a ton of laundry to do today. I also need to go to the grocery store and go pay the $100 for my sons summer school....He flunked algebra and has to take summer classes. I hope he learns a lesson here and doesnt flunk anymore classes. He did flunk science too but can make that up during the school year- thank god!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More updated pictures of my house

My husbands Shop!

My enclosed sun room- wich I LOVE!!

Out picnic/ fire pit area

View from the back looking at the neighbors field.

My house was built in 1979. It does need updated on the inside. We have 2 1/2 acres and a huge shop on our property as well. I have lots of flower beds, which i love. We also have an enclosed sun porch on the back, which I also love. All in all I love this house and where we live. Well dont like living in Ohio but other than that I like the area.

My Garden

Corn! - Yippee!
This is my garden. Planted cucumber, green beans, corn, halloween pumpkins, lettuce, carrots, watermelons, green onions, green peppers, jalapinos for my husband & son. The veggies are starting to grow! Yippee!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Spoon & Forks Recycled into a wind chime

My sister in law told me to put a wind chime next to my garden to scare animals away..I didnt have one so I looked around the house and found some items I already had at home that I didnt use. A floral tin container, some forks, spoons, an old round car part nut, some fishing line. I hung it from my headless scarecrow for now. I am going to hang it from something else and put flowers inside the container. It is a bit hillbilly but hey it chimes so at least it actually works. I love to recycle.

Baby Robins

A Robin built a nest inside this wire watering can basket on my front porch. There are new babies inside now. I was told that it is very unusual for a Robin to build a nest so close to someones house. Pretty cool!