Is everyone ready for Christmas? I pretty much have done everything that I'm going to do. A few more presents to wrap and a bit more cooking and I'll be done. This past week flew by and I didn't accomplish near what I needed too.
It's a slim line with tiny white lights. It's really pretty in person, but it's hard to get a good picture.
I didn't do much except the tree this year. Just wasn't much in the mood. Not a lot of shopping either. Some things for the grandkids, a few gift cards and I've actually made a few things for gifts this year.
I spent yesterday cleaning my guest room and came across these letters that I bought ages ago. I was going to do a collage type of thing, but could never get it to work like I wanted to...so this is what I did......
I placed the indidvidual letters over a peg rack! Looks really cool in person! Wouldn't this be so sweet over a kids bed, to spell out their name?
Well, I'm off to do a few things around the house and maybe take a nap, LOL!! It's pouring down rain and making me very sleepy!
Only a couple of weeks left until Christmas! Hope everyone is ready! I have to say, I'm trying, but not quite there yet...
Finally got the trencher/bowl finished. I have been wanting to make one of these forever and have had the pattern for probably a year or maybe more. I love how it turned out! This one is going to be hard to part with....
It's rather large at 23 x 11 x 4.5 inches. We used a pattern by The Wooden Nail...not exactly the same as Pam's, but we're happy with it just the same. :)
It's a chilly morning here Kernersville. Once again, I have gotten up way too early for a Saturday. I have so much to get done this week-end, so I guess my brain thinks I can get by on a few hours sleep. My front porch is still decorated for Fall and that definately has to go away today. Our tree will be going up in the living room as soon as we re-arrange things a bit to make room.
I'm also working on a few orders and some new things too. Hubby made a trencher/dough box last week-end, but I haven't painted it yet. It turned out great and I would love to keep it for myself, but it's already sold. Here's something new for me....
It fits on the back of your toilet. Actually pretty cool idea!
I'm looking for some ideas on what to do with this...anybody had one?
It's quite large and very heavy, but I think it has potential!
ok well, I gotta run for now.Thanks for stopping by! Check out my web site if you get a chance.
Happy Saturday to all! I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and it continues through the week-end and always! Catey, Marc, Amity, Dave, Miss Elle, Alex, Mom, Dand and my niece Jennifer all shared a great meal together and had a chance to really catch up on the latest. It was the first time we had been together for a meal in quite a while. Everyone commented on what a nice gathering it was. Personally, I was BLESSED to have my parents with us! They are soooo special to me. They just celebrated 60 years of marriage!! Can WE even imagine that? That alone is something to be so THANKFUL for!
Also, I want you all to know that I'm having a THANKSGIVING SALE over at my web site. Save 30% on your order. Just in time for Christmas!!! I've only done this a few times over the years and this one won't last too long. Ends Monday, Nov. 26th. Stop by if you get a chance:
I've posted several new things and I'll be posting a few more in the near future. Working on some new everyday and Spring goodies. Anybody looking for anything special?
Before I close, I have to share two VERY SPECIAL loved ones with you all! Three years ago today these little brothers adopted us from the Guilford County shelter. I can not tell you the joy they have brought into our lives.
Jake is the largest of the two. He is beautiful! and a Sweetheart!
Jackson is my Baby! He is my purr-box! Always around and in my lap every chance he gets! If you ever get the chance...check out your local shelters.
I want to thank everyone for stopping by today! and don't forget to check out my web site!
Thanksgiving is almost here.....once again in the middle of my busiest time of year, I'm having folks in my house. LOL! I suppose after turkey, I can put everyone to work! Wonder who would like to do the sewing and painting? It'll be fine, I'm sure. Just need to finish up a few orders today, get the house cleaned, run to the store for last minute ingredients for a brocolli salad and make sure the turkey is ready to be cooked.
Here's a few more pics....
Gingerbread is so prim...about 14 inches tall
I think this is one of my new favorites!!! Really nice size @22 x 5.5 inches.
These are actually really small...just a few inches, but sooo cute on a tree!
As I woke up bright and early this morning, I realized it's only 40 days until Christmas. I have started my shopping, but not my decorating. When I was a little girl, my Mom wouldn't have thought about decorating this soon for the Holiday...I find it strange that the big retailers have dictated to us that we have to hurry the Holiday in. I know it's sounds strange to some folks, but it seemed to be a whole lot more special when we didn't spend 2+ monthes seeing it everywhere! Just my two cents.....
Anyway, on to my fun finds...I was in JoAnn Fabrics a couple of weeks ago and found all these buttons for my jars. They're not old of course, but they are so colorful! And right around two dollars, the price was right!
The same day in an old junk store, I found the most interesting bag of spools...they're not old either, but they are kinda neat. I've never seen the little short ones or the taller ones. Not sure what I'm going to with them, mut I'll have them if anything comes up that needs a spool.
A few days later I ran across this set of bowls in my favorite Antique store and they just had to come home with me.
I think I'll make a tray/box like this one for them to rest in.
Should I paint the bowls or not?? Haven't decided yet.
One more little thing and then I have to get to work....
A special order for a customer...I designed it especially for her. She hasn't gotten it yet and I'm a bit nervous over it. It's grungier than it looks and a bit far-fetched for my taste. She has extreme prim decor!
Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate your time!
I had promised myself that I was going to start posting again on a regular basis, but once again it's been a month and I've hardly been on the computer at all. Daily living just gets in the way sometimes. But, I do love sharing with everyone and I do appreciate all that take the time to stop by.
While you're there, be sure and check out the new banners and embroidered pillows that I'm making.
Here's a banner that I just posted today. Love how it turned out in the black and mustard colors, but can be made in your color choice! This would be so nice hanging over your fireplace.
I'm hoping to get my house and "Studio" cleaned today! I did most of the house yesterday, just need to re-organize my supplies a bit and I can get back to work. Working on lots of snowmen for a special order.
I'm hoping that everyone has had a great weekend! It's such a busy time of year with football games, Fall festivals and Fairs that sometimes we forget to enjoy our 2 days off... It was pretty nice here today, although it was a bit chilly and it actually felt very "FALLISH". It was kind of nice to wear jeans and a jacket when we went out.
I have a picture that I would like to share from my youngest daughters' wedding back in Aug. This is part of my family including my parents on the left, my neices on the right. My older daughter, her husband and my grandchildren, the bride and groom...me and my hubby. It was such a beautiful wedding...even with the thunderstorms that arrived immediately after the ceremony.
Cait chose Purple and Lime Green for the colors. Quite a striking color scheme.
I have just one more thing....
I finally got around to changing the special at my web site. This is one of my personal favorites!
It's a beautiful morning in K-ville today! We have plans to work in the yard today...or rather Bill does. I'm still hobbling around, but doing sooooo much better! We had the yard plugged and it's all ready to be seeded and fertilized. He just got home from Lowes and all the supplies are on sale to boot!! YAY!!!
This week, I have made a few things that one of my very good customers has been after me to make for a very, very long time. She hasn't seen these (actually no one has) so I'm a bit anxious to see what you think.
OK, what's your honest opinions?
In case you can't tell, I have added patchwork borders to a bath towel, a hand towel and a washcloth. I thought the washcloth tied up with jute was a nice touch.
Wouldn't these be great with the patchwork toilet set that I make?
I am going to post this before I lose it all. Blogger is giving me fits this morning.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs and Blessings, Shari
How's everyone today? It was much nicer today with Carolina blue skies.....and just a bit of rain. I was busy all day with two Drs. appointments, shoe shopping, grocery shopping and going out to dinner. I was in and out all day. It's funny on days like this, there doesn't seem to be time to cook, LOL!
I went to my orthopedist today...he doesn't want to see me again for 4 weeks! Yay! My foot is doing much, much better. I have been going for longer periods without my cast around the house. Not comfortable enough to venture out without it, but soon!
I want to share What's New on my web site today.
I love the way this turned out. A great little gift for someone!
My name is Shari, the owner of Homespun and Primitives. I have been married 34+ years to my best friend, Bill. We have two daughters, Cait and Amity and two grandchildren, Alex (5) and Miss Elle (3). We also have two new kittys named Jake and Jackson. They are brothers that we rescued from a local shelter. They have filled our home with a new surge of energy and unconditional love that we haven't had in awhile. We live in Kernersville, a small North Carolina town that we love.
Sewing, painting and crafting are my passion! I would love for you to take a look at my web site to see some of my creations:
I am so proud that most of my items are handmade and designed right here in NC by me!