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Monday, December 15, 2008

Today is cold and icy here! I think I could have really slept late today if I didn't have to work! The kids are home from school and we are supposed to have two more days of bad weather. Last week I listed a neat vintage ice bucket on ebay. I am working hard to get the last of my special orders finished now......I can almost see the end!hee hee I am hoping to be finished in a day or two so I can bake some Christmas cookies and finish my shopping!

Here is a picture of my ice bucket.....I am not sure if I will be listing anything else on ebay this year, I just don't think I will have time. I am thinking about doing some more Christmas stuff right after Christmas. I don't know how that will go over but I have some new designs I am dying to do but I just ran out of time.

Try to stay warm today and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Chris

Monday, December 1, 2008

November passed me by!

Wow, I don't know where the month of November went! I have been crazy busy around here with all the holiday happenings! Of course we had deer season....which is my time to get the Christmas decorations out. Then Thanksgiving, which was awesome. Nothing is better than a Thanksgiving feast! I guess it is a good thing we don't do that more than once a year!

I know the month of December is going to fly by too. I am working on tons of special orders I have right now. I am going to be in my working chair a lot in the next couple weeks!
I listed a new item on ebay turned out so cute. It is an old gas can. Of course Erica wanted to keep it!hee hee

This is one of my special items that I have been working on for what seems like forever! It is a custom design of their home. It turned out really nice but my picture isn't very good, there is a little bit of a glare.
These are a couple of my ebay items that have already come and gone before I had a chance to get in here and post an update! I did say I was busy didn't I?hee hee

Well, I will try harder to get back with at least a note before December gets away from me! I have some holiday pictures to share too but that will have to wait for another day....I have to sleep! Have a great day! Chris

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My newest ebay listings!

Well, I finally got something finished for ebay! I think they turned out quite nice. I have never done a cow bell with a Christmas theme, but I think this one turned out really nice. The wall pocket is like the one I made as a prize in one of my groups and I liked it so much I decided to list one! I hope you will check them out on ebay, you can use the link to the left! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween happenings and Adam's first deer!

Halloween was quite busy around here! Of course Adam didn't want to dress up this year....he thinks he is too big. I tell him, heck, I am not too big, I love to dress up!hee hee. We had a party at our church, school party, a party for the kids I watch, and Erica had friends over for scary movies! Wow, I am worn out now from all the cooking, cleaning and running around! Here are some pictures of Adam at our church party being his normal silly self!

The day after halloween was the youth hunt here in Missouri so Mike took Adam for his first time. He was very lucky to have gotten what he thought was a doe but turned out to be a button buck! He was so excited.....he spent the rest of the day calling everyone he knows to tell them. I was listening to some of his was so funny, I heard him say "yes, I was shaking like a wet dog!". I just laughed, he comes up with the funniest things.

He didn't want the deer to be the only one with its tongue out so he had to join in and keep his tongue out for the picture too!

Where have I been????

Well, to say the least it has been quite crazy around here, which is pretty normal for me! I did list some new things on ebay and of course they have ended.........I will post them anyway, I think they turned out real cute!

I also did a prize for my PLOA group....I just fell in love with this so be watching for one to pop up on ebay pretty soon!

Monday, October 6, 2008

My latest creation!

Well, my little burst of painting energy was short lived as I had to get some things finished up around the house this last week. Adam's cabin bed went out since he has grown like a bad weed over the last year and we got him a "real" bed. He is so excited as we are trying to move him out of the living room and back into his room. You just can't imagine how much stuff one little boy has! We finally got the pool closed, which is way over due(and a huge chore that no one likes) and we had another family picture taken this weekend as a gift for my husbands parents! The whole clothes and shopping issue is enough to wear anyone out!hee hee

I was able to list one item on ebay. I ran across these battery opperated candles that I couldn't resist. I have some in different sizes and can't wait to do some more! This one I have on ebay right now and I have the matching one to it almost finished! I am hoping to get it finished tonight, I will be doing some painting anyway......I have an order that I have to get finished! I am such the procrastinator. How do I make myself quit doing that????
At least this is our last week of softball so I won't be running around almost every night! I love softball season but it does get a little hectic! I am wishful thinking that I will be able to paint more!

Monday, September 15, 2008

I am on a roll now!

Well, I thought I would give you a sneak peek at what I am going to list on Ebay tomorrow! I am finally getting back in the groove of painting again! I think it is the season......I love to paint fall and Christmas things!

Please be sure to contact me, use the button on the left, if you would like to be on my mailing list. I am trying to rebuild my list from the lightening, and I know there are people that were on there that I no longer have email addresses for. I don't send out too many emails, maybe one a week! I try to get a few things listed before I send something out. I do answer all my emails also, so don't hesitate to contact me with any comments or suggestions! I love you hear from you! Chris

Fall is coming!

Well, it is cold here today and it seems like fall! I finally finished the little oil lamp or brooder that I was working on and listed it on ebay. You should go check it out! It is a one of a kind item, you will never find another like it! You can get to my listings by clicking on the link to the left. I am hoping to get some more things on ebay soon and in my prim market. I have really been slacking this summer! So please check back often!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Weekend fun!

We had a great weekend! For Adam's birthday and we surprised him with St. Louis Cardinals ball tickets. We went to Saturday evening's game. It was so much fun! The Cardinals won 5-3 and we got to see Albert Pujols hit a 2 run home run in person! It doesn't get any better than that!

Sunday was his birthday party at the house with the family. He got lots of cash so now he thinks he is rich! It was a fun day too!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I think I missed summer!

Wow! Summer just seemed to go by so fast this year....I don't know where time went! Now we are back to Erica's ball games and school functions!

Adam had his 10th birthday yesterday. He chose a mexican resturant for his birthday dinner. He likes it when they sing to him and put the sombrero on and smear ice cream in his face!

We were cracking up trying to get a picture of Adam and Erica together because the hat kept getting in the way! We finally managed!

We are having Adam's birthday party this coming Sunday and as a special treat we are all going Saturday to the St. Louis Cardinals ball game! We all all excited about that, what fun!

As far as my painting......I do have something about half finished! It is a halloween item so I better get busy! I am beginning to wonder though, after saying I will have time to paint next week, about a million times, if I will ever have more time! Don't give up on me yet! And in the mean time I will share pictures of my kids with you!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer is flying by!

This last weekend was Adam's last ball games. Summer is going by so fast....I just don't know where it has gone! We had the championship tournament. They started out strong winning the first two games Saturday in the horrible, miserable heat. Sunday the streak ended and they lost the championship game for second place. The kids were sad but I think second place is AWESOME!

They ended the season with 13 wins, 5 losses, second place in the league and second place in the tournament. Way to go Bee's!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My latest work!

Although I haven't been listing anything on ebay I have been doing some work to keep me practiced up!hee hee

I did this ironing board for a friend. It was her husband's mothers ironing board and she wanted to do something special with it so I made it into a family tree. It turned out pretty awesome and she loved it!

The tree has the eight children on the outer leaf of each branch with their children on the other leaves. The house and the barn were created using pictures of the original farm. They have the perfect family to do this with because it kept the tree in proportion!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Trying to catch up!

Hello Everyone! I am asking all my friends, family and past customers (or future ones, hee hee) who are watching this site to please email me! You can use the link to the left, just send me a quick note....I lost my address book when the lightening struck so I have to rebuild it again from scratch! If you weren't on my mailing list and you would like to be, go ahead and send me an email! I am hoping to be back to painting in a couple of weeks! Thank you so much! Chris

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lightening Disaster!

Hello! I wanted to post an update on what is going on with me! Last Wednesday lightening struck my computer and fried it! Along with all my telephones and one outlet! It was very scary! I was turning it off when it happened and it did get my finger and made my eyes blurry and my ears ring all night. I am so lucky that it didn't really get me!

I am hooked up now to Erica's computer but all my pictures and links that were on my old computer are gone! I still do not have my email where I can get to it yet so the only way to contact me right now is through ebay's message center. It will probably take me a while to get everything back to normal! Hopefully in time for some new fall items!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! Chris

Thursday, June 19, 2008

What am I up to???

Well, I thought I would post tonight since it has been a while! I am still not getting much creating accomplished. Of course all the busy summer things are taking up all my time. I did manage to do some lap desks and I almost have the vintage ironing board finished that I have had to do for a very long time now! I can't wait to show you that because it is really going to be awesome. The lady I am doing it for has a perfect family tree for my design! I am working on some ornaments for an exchange in one of my groups.....that is fun. Other than that it has been ball games and family get togethers......who can complain?hee hee!

I haven't even been able to get any projects finished around the house! But, I did find a little time to make a neat flower arrangement for my yard! I used and old wagon that my dad(biological....not to be confused with my awesome other dad!) had given Erica when she was little. It was broken and I saved it all this time hoping to do something with it. It was sort of a father's day tribute since he passed away in 1996! Erica loved it and of course the first thing she said was, "that is MINE!". I guess I will give it to her when she gets her own house!hee hee

Hopefully something exciting will happen soon so I can post some neat pictures or maybe I will get a creative spurt! I should be finishing the ironing board soon at least, so I can add something fresh here! Happy summer everyone!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Julie!

Today is my sister's BIG 40!!!! Happy Birthday Julie! My other sister put her picture on the billboard in the town that they work! It is a good thing she isn't wanted by the law!hee hee!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial weekend fun!

Well for the Memorial Day weekend, in between rain showers, we found time for some fun! Erica and Cody went tubing! The water was only 60 degrees and they spent a lot of time in it! Of course, it is the goal of the driver, who was grandpa, to make you fall off. He was successful!

Adam and Ian made their own fishing pole to try and catch some dinner! It is a good thing that we weren't counting on their catch or we would have gone hungry! It is always fun trying though!

Ethan had a ball in the mud puddle with his pan and bottle.....he splashed it all out and even poured it on his head. Any one that came near him got it too! His shirt said it all.....Mr Messy!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Burlington Bees take their first win!

The Burlington Bee's won their first game last night 2-1! It was an exciting game that went into extra innings! Adam made his pitching debut and did a great job. I joked with him that he was my little closer! In the last two innings he struck out several batters and only walked one. I didn't want to take too many pictures....especially of him pitching, because I didn't want to make him nervous! He was pretty excited though!

All the fun is over!

Well, the party was a success and it is back to life as usual! I have a couple days of cleaning up my work area and getting things back in order then I can start painting again! I have to live with the fact that my teenager is now running around on the roads now...she passed her driver test! I think if I could get myself to paint when I am worried I could get a lot of work done!hee hee!

Here are a some pictures from her party!

She was not happy that I made her wear the "16" crown and lei and wand at all! I hope she doesn't see that I posted this picture here or I will be in trouble! Hee hee!
I tried my hand at some altered art! It was really fun! I loved decorating the paint can and I filled it up with gift cards and stuff for her truck. I think it turned out really cute. I think I will be doing more of those!

It was a rainy day....which is usually a party disaster......but in this case it was a blessing because grandpa got to come home for the party! He is working out of town and doesn't get to come home very often. He surprised her with some roses. She was very happy to see him!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It's all about Erica!

Recently it seems to be all about Erica! Today is her 16th birthday! I am busy planning and making things for her party coming this weekend. Tonight we will go out for her birthday dinner, Chinese, her favorite.

In between running Erica back and forth from her lifeguard training last weekend I did get to squeeze in a few garage sales! My first ones of the year. I found some great things to add to my painting stash and a few things for my own collections! It was a lot of fun. Erica passed her lifeguard class so she is good to go with her summer job!

Friday I will take Erica for her drivers test, hopefully she will pass so she can drive herself around! I am sure I will be a nervous wreck about it when the time is bittersweet!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Too busy to create!

Last week I was busy with my daughter's first prom! It was exciting and devastating all at the same time. I am sure all you moms with teenagers know how I was feeling! She went with a group of friends and they all had a great time.
This week I am using my creativity preparing for the big sweet 16 birthday party coming up. I am very excited, I want it to be a very special day for her. It is just so hard to believe that my baby is growing up so fast. She got a job as a lifeguard this summer, a truck and is starting to campaign for class president. That is alot for me to take in but I am sure I will survive. I am very proud of her.
Once all of this excitement is over I will get back to work. I am really looking forward to creating some neat summer things and some patriotic items. I already have some ideas rolling around in my head! If there were only more days in the weeks or hours in the days!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New listings on ebay!

Well, I have finally listed a couple items on ebay again! I will put some pictures on this time! I hope you will check them out, just click on the ebay listings link!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I did some work!

Well, it is hard to believe that I finally got some work finished and listed on ebay!!! I am still trying to get a group of things together to revamp my booth. It just seems like I am busy busy busy all the time!

Both of my ebay groups started a spring launch on April 1st, what an April fools joke!hee hee! I did a couple garden items, they turned out really cute but you have to click on my ebay link to see them!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Last weeks happenings!

Well, we had a great Easter, a little colder than I like but I am not going to complain, it could be worse! We usually take a family picture outside at Easter but it was too cold and everything is still too brown. We will have to wait a while. My son Adam helped my little nephew Ethan find a few easter eggs outside. We were telling them to hurry up because the wind was blowing and there were snow flurries! It really didn't seem to bother the kids any!

I made some fun tub baskets for two of my little nephews! I love to do these with pigment pens......I do them for all the little kids I know!

I haven't been able to get any new items listed on ebay yet or change around my booth at the Prim Market yet but I am working on some new things. I hope to get them finshed by the end of the month.

I am trying to get caught up on some orders.....I just finished this neat old bowl, I think it turned out great, considering I usually don't do flowers! I am going to have to find another one now!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My work

I did get a little work finished last week. I worked on some chairs for a local order. They turned out real cute! Now I am getting busy this week to get some new things on my Prim Market site and on ebay so keep a close watch!