Sunday, January 31, 2010

seashell Valentine heart

in my shop !

thanks for all your comments on my last post .....
Doll head
Yes > I want to paint more scary doll faces !!!!
yes .... I did watch the Addams Family
and Officer Joe and the Three Stooges
[ every day after school ]
what did you watch after school ?

Friday, January 29, 2010

doll head ....[ sold ]

I made this today ....
in my shop !

thanks so much for all the comments about Meatball kid ....
You made me laugh !!!!
and You are all very strange people.... and that's a compliment said with love !
just sold !

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hopeless

I can't help it .... my husband keeps asking me > WHY can't you paint normal things !

So it's midnight and I decided to paint a pretty heart wreath .... but before I knew it I was painting green meatballs

Does anyone have a story for this ?
It's not done .... I mean it needs more painting , but it is painted on a board ... so it could be a wall plak
[ plaque ? ]

I was going to write on it ... shut up and eat your meatballs Meathead

oh .... I wish I could paint a vase with pretty flowers

if you have any thoughts > I would love if you would share them with me

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

book page illustration

drawn on a book page from a vintage children's book .... This is Little Marygold "

in my shop !

Monday, January 25, 2010

another odd boy pillow

another odd boy
at an odd price !
in my shop

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cottage look > Heart pillow

This pillow came out .... pretty !
[ I think .... do you ? ]

The blue part is linen, then I stitched on part of an old embroidered bureau scarf [ with pink edges ]
and as ' Ronnie ' says .... I sprinkled on seed beads !
The black button is old , pretty rhinestones .
It's in my shop !


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

fabric heart pillow... sold

I keep saying 'vintage' but I really do use mostly vintage items . [ some from my mother ]
This is an old linen tablecloth , the corners are pieces of a vintage bureau scarf,
the crochet part is my mom's
The buttons too
and old pearls .
the seed beads are not vintage !
this is for Heather
Thank you Heather !
click to enlarge

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

sold ...... thank you Miss S.

just sold !
I thought I should write some details ... maybe it's interesting ?
This is painted on a board [ MDF board from Home Depot ], ......I cut it to fit an old frame ....it measures 17 x 24
I used Behr faux glaze . I painted it with acrylics . MANY layers of color . with many layers of glaze . I used a sponge on the background .
It took a long time to use the glaze but it makes it so much more vibrant ...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fried Eggs for Breakfast cat painting.... sold

" SIT STILL AND EAT YOUR BREAKFAST ! "
" I need a fork Ma "

That's what I think this cat is saying .
What do you think the story is ?

It's in my shop !
yay... just sold
thank you Cathy


Sunday, January 17, 2010

It's in my Etsy shop

well.... I finally got around to listing this heart in my Etsy shop !
Valentine's Day is almost here !

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Folk art Apple Lady..... sold

I painted this on a board and cut it out on my saw ,
cutting around the handle and the apples too !
It's painted with acrylics.... just a fun piece of folk art !
in my shop
JUST sold !

Friday, January 15, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

YAY

YAY YA YA ...... I finally added the 'followers' gadget widget thing !
I thought it would be hard to do , but it wasn't
Thank you blog following friends !

illustrated quilted Miss Rabbit wall hanging

I finished it ... I kept it simple .
I am happy with it .... It looks so much better in person .. it has a softness to it .
It was fun ..... sometimes this is really fun .
It's in my shop
thanks for your comments !

Sunday, January 10, 2010

work in progress Rabbit


I drew a rabbit on muslin today , with ink and colored pencil , then in my drawer of great old linens and doilies , I found this old bureau scarf ..... so I quilted it [ with batting sandwiched in ],
and I put the rabbit on it .
I don't know where this is going , I mean .... it's a work in progress .

Saturday, January 9, 2010

made an xo cat pillow today

soft yellow linen
with old buttons and crochet lace
in my shop
Have a nice Sunday !

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dog >>>> Inktense pencil

the cats are mad .... today I painted a DOG

Laughing Cat , illustrated quilted wall hanging

Do you have a cat with a sense of humor ? one that laughs ?
This is my laughing cat wall hanging !
in my shop !

Monday, January 4, 2010



Our house is pretty old ... built in the early 40's . A cape cod . Fifteen years ago I was so excited because we replaced all the old wood windows [ that didn't open ] ....... How was I to know that 15 years later they would all be bad again .... you know ... fogged up so I can't see outside and these don't open or close now .... so I'm right back where I was ... [ frustrated ]............ well , now .... ah .... I find this very depressing . ...The window over our kitchen sink was the worst , ready to fall out of the house . We spent a little extra to have this one replaced with a boxed out garden type of window . I have to paint it ... I have to think of what to do with it to make it pretty , but I love it . I don't have a dishwasher , but I don't mind washing dishes and looking out on my backyard ....[ which needs a lot of work too .... ha ha ] but I remember to look at just the beauty of the trees and the sky . The heavens declare the glory of God .
I thought I would show you my new BIG window over my sink.
I just have to live with the other fogged up windows ..... it reminds me of that last scene in "It's a Wonderful Life ." You know where the that wood thing comes off the staircase and Jimmy Stewart doesn't mind ... I think he even says he loves it ! I still love our cozy little house with all it's flaws [ some serious , some not ]
Just curious > Tell me what you put up with in your house that you wish SO much you could get fixed ????? I'm just being nosey .[ as my mother would say ]

Sunday, January 3, 2010