Sorry, I haven't posted for awhile. Last weekend was rough. Our dog "Courkie" passed away. She had been with our family for about 14 years. she was adopted from our local animal shelter. The 3 cats and her brother "Fritz" really miss her. She was a very special dog and we will keep in in our hearts forever.
I finally finished the tote that I had talked about. It turned out really well. Silly me, I put it in the shop without taking a picture to post and it sold first thing this morning. Believe me, I am not complaining. I have 7 more cut out in different styles and have started my Leprechaun named "Riley". I did get to talk to my son today who is in the US Army. Remember to keep all of the troops in your thoughts and prayers. I will keep creating this weekend and hope to post some more pics on the blog. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Good morning. Do you ever have that kind of day when your creative energy seems to be on overload. I think that is what is happening to me today. I finished up this bowl of Primitive Word Heart Ornies. Perfect to tuck in your prim cupboard, a bowl or a surprise for a friend. Something else that really has me excited is I found a way to "print my own material". I tried using the sheets from Jo-Ann fabrics at $3 each, but they left a plastic like feeling to the project. After a learning curve and some frustation, I found a way to use any media (collage, vintage postcards, maps,vintage material really any kind of empherma will work) and print what I want onto muslin, I am currently working on some spring totes. The first color palette I am working with are these gorgeous greens. I hope that the camera could really do justice to the fabric. The panel that I printed to go on the front of the tote is a really neat. I will try to list it later today when finished or tomorrow. I hope everyone has a creative day. And please tell a friend about our blog.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Good Morning. I finished these late last night and listed them on our online store. They are about 9 inches high. They were painted, and then coffee stained for prim perfection, I then sanded them lightly, wrapped them in rusty wire with a rusty bell attached. I am also working on some other bowl fillers and some primitive hanging hearts. Let me know what you think. I will try to get the other hearts finished today and get them listed also. My good friend Denise stopped by today and brought over some of her handmade items. They include this grungy bear, heart pinkeep and a barn cat with a wearable primitive heart pin. Hope everyone has a great day and tell a friend about our blog. Thanks bunches.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Happy weekend everyone! We have been busy. Thought I would post some pics of a couple of new items we have been working on. We found this old cupboard with its original paint at an auction. I really love this piece, would of liked to keep it in the house. We have a new primitive doll who is holding her heart close to her and some hearts made with muslin, coffee stained with vintage quilt pieces sewn on top. I added a small "love letter" with a vintage button and some old script from a really cool stamp. Attached to the love letters with a rusty safety pin is a miniature heart. Have been busy trying some new techniques, and am really glad to see we now have 7 followers. Tell a friend because when we get 50, we are going to have a giveaway. A basket full of handmade primitives. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Good morning everyone. Sorry I haven't updated the blog lately. My husband and I own two Subway franchises and I have been so busy with year end stuff. I finally stole some time today to start on my primitive Valentines. I hope to get some pics on the blog and our online store www.thecrowscorner.com. Hope everyone gets a chance to stop by and take a look. I also have some really net ideas for Easter. I will keep everyone updated. Remember, tell your friends to follow our blog. when we get 50 followers, we will have a giveaway to one of our followers. Have a great week everyone.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Good morning & Happy New Year! It was 3 degrees when I woke up this morning. A good day to stay inside and create. We went to our annual New Year's Day auction and found a bunch of prim goodies for the shop. I have also been busy creating many new items. I hope you get a chance to stop by. When I get these item finished, I will put them on our online store. I will also be listing some antiques this year on line. I took a picture of a few of the items that we got from the auction. Hope to see you soon.