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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fall is flying by!

Well, I sure hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I sure did, but as expected....I ate too much! I am busy today trying to finish my Christmas decorating, cleaning and getting some orders finished. It seems I can never get ahead!

I am offering this neat old box for sale on here today. It is one of my favorites! I just love this design by Terrye French! The crow is giving the snowman a gift....the snowflake! I sprinkled it with German Glitter Glass and it is so cute! It is a nice larger size too about
10 x 7 1/4 x4 1/2. This is the last box like this....I have one more box that I am doing with a design that I like to do at least once each year then I am totally out of boxes! I need to go shopping! hee hee Unfortunetly, I have no time to fit that in right now! So that means I have no idea what will turn up on here next.....hopefully it will be something that you just love!

Have a wonderful day! Chris

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I got some Goodies finished!!!

I just finished some awesome Christmas goodies that are going to be available to buy here on my blog. My favorite is the little red teapot! When I saw that in the antique store, it was just wanting to come home with me! I wanted to keep it for myself! The snowman is a design by Deb Richey, and is just so cute! I am not much of a flower arranger, but this pot has greenere, iced branches and some sugared candy in it. I didn't glue them in so you could put a tree or anything you want in there!

The little wooden paddles are made from a design by Terrye French. Originally intended for tags, I think these would make awesome tags on a special gift! You could also use them for ornaments or just a decoration!

Merry Winter! I just love how this book turned out. I have had it here on my work table for quite a while but never got to it until now. I was leary about it at first, it is a new design but I am so pleased with how it turned out! It even looks better in person because it is sprinkled with German glitter glass for a sweet frosty look! Everyone needs one of these on their coffee table but this one is one of a kind!

I was on a spurt of energy and have lots more neat things I am working on but got a little sidetracked with Erica this week. She is having some problems with her legs and feet so she has missed a couple days of school and has had to get some tests done. Hopefully everything will be ok, we just have to wait now for results!

Keep checking back though there is more to come!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My goodies didn't get far!

Sorry ladies but this little cutie was half finished when it was sold! I am trying to get one more tree finished but you know how it goes! I sent off a whole load of really great stuff to the antique store and totally forgot to take any pictures! I can't believe I did that considering I normally take pictures of EVERYTHING!

Last weekend I went up to my sister's house for a jewelry night. It was alot of fun. I made this bracelet and ONE bead!hee hee That bead took me longer to make than the whole bracelet! I don't know why I ever thought that a bracelet with beaded beads would be something I want to do! I love the way it looks, but that bracelet may not get finished until next Christmas!

The men all went off to deer camp this weekend so I got to spend time with Adam. We had fun but I didn't get much done. I told Mike that he will have to tie me to my painting chair next week so I can work! I did manage to find a few treasures though that I can't wait to paint! Sooooo I will be back in a few days! Chris

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What am I working on???

I have been trying to get some things done up for a local antique shop that I am going to start selling my stuff in on November 1st. I am excited, I haven't really sold anything local for a few years now! I got a couple of these neat old boxes finished and one will probably go on here for sale and the other in the shop. The old lamp is actually only half finished. I am working on a neat battery operated candle to put in the center. I am priming it up right now. .

I have been making jewelry like crazy to go to the antique shop. It is a fun break from painting and I LOVE it! I love using little antique treasures in my jewelry! I have also been trying my hand at metal stamping and I love that too! Once I get the store all stocked up I will go back to listing a few things on here and on ebay. It just seems that there is never enough time to get everything I want to done!

This was an eventful week for me...I had to take Adam to the doctor and then the ER on Monday. Turns out he has an infection that was causing pain and swelling. He missed three days of school and has tons of homework but is feeling alot better now.

I have also been busy making halloween treats and getting things ready for Adam's school party. The little ones are all excited for Halloween. My kids don't trick or treat any more and don't want costumes either. I really miss that, I enjoyed maknig their costumes every year!

I even got to meet a friend of mine this week that I have known for a long time, but only through ebay groups, Susie of Yankee Lane Primitives. She was working in Columbia so my sister and I went up to have dinner with her. We went to Huhot, a Mongolina grill, and one of our favorite places to go. It was great, it seemed like we had known each other forever! The food was great, dinner came with a free salad and margaritas were only two bucks! You can't beat that!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Eeerie Halloween Moon!

Adam and I were on our way home and just had to stop for this moon shot! It was so cool with a mist of a cloud all around it and a bright full moon. There were no clouds out anywhere else in the sky except for by the moon.....the stars were shining was so beautiful! I think this picture would make a great halloween card...I may have to crop in some little trick or treaters!

Senior night!

Last night was senior night at Erica's ball game. It was also a night for cancer awareness at our school. At all the games, basketball, volleyball, and softball the players wore special shirts for cancer awareness. Erica's team has been affected by this through someone they care about very much. It was a very emotional night. This was their last home game so the seniors gave roses to their parents and there was a little ceremony. It was really nice. No one even cared that we lost the ball game by a ton of runs!hee hee
I know they are all looking at this score board wishing it were true!hee hee

Silly girls, they can never pose for a normal picture!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Fall!!!

And boy is it starting to feel like fall here! The leaves are falling and the nights are cold! We had to shut the windows but haven't had to turn on the heat yet! I have a feeling that will be coming soon though.

Today I listed some new fall items on ebay. You can check them out by clicking on the link to the left. The first one is a neat rusty hoe end.....I just love these, so unique and primitive! The second one is a neat old black graniteware pot with a fall scene. Both are perfect for your fall decorating!

These will probably be the last of my fall items...I am anxious to start on some snowmen and some Christmas things. I always run out of time for those and only get to do a few things so I am trying to start earlier this year! I hope you will keep watching! Chris

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall and fun things to do!

The leaves are falling everywhere here and it is starting to look like fall! The tempature has sure cooled off too. It is making me want to make a pumpkin pie or something. In my house fall and winter sure brings lots of homeade soups, crock pot meals and casseroles! Yummy!

I haven't been painting as much as I would like these last couple weeks but I have been busy. I was working on bottlecap necklace orders and some other things I really need to get finished for local people. I still have alot of those things left to do. At least next week will be the last week for softball. It makes me happy and sad all at the same time. I am happy that I will have nothing to do in the evenings but paint and craft.........but I am also sad that Erica will never be playing softball again. She is a senior, and this is her last year. They just grow up so fast.

I have fallen in love with the junk jewelry that everyone is wearing now. I have been trying my hand making jewelry anyway and I LOVE to collect junk of all kinds so it is only natural that I had to give it a go. I made several necklaces for me to wear with all kinds of neat treasures on is one of my favorites! I am really looking forward to making more of these and possibly offering some for sale. They will make great gifts too! My brother in law just called me and he found a small metal stamping set for a great price so I am excited to try some metal stamping too!

I do have one more fall thing that I am almost finished with.....I can't seem to get motivated to get it done. I am ready to switch over to some snowmen and Christmas things already! So until I get that finished.......HAPPY FALL! Chris

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A fall candle box!

Today I am listing this neat old welding box on ebay. I painted it with a fall scene, grubbied up a candle and put that inside with some scented cinnamon sticks and rose hips. I also tucked in some black sticks to add some character! It really is a very nice arrangement but quite a challenge to get a good picture! When the box looks good the sticks don't show and when the sticks show the box doesn't look good! Isn't that how it usually works!hee hee


Erica played in a softball tournament over the weekend. I love the look of determination on her face as she runs for the bunt! They didn't win, but they put out good effort!

Monday, September 14, 2009

We have a winner!!!

BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Judy of The Princess Ponders! You have won the scarecrow scoop! I thought it was quite funny that you put in your comment that if you sent people over it would lessen your chances of winning! It didn't hurt you a bit!

Please email me your mailing address and I will ship your scoop out right away!

Thanks to everyone again for entering. I wish I could let everyone win. Do keep watching though because I am going to do another give away for a Christmas item! This was fun!

Almost time for the give away!

First, I almost freaked out this morning as I started compiling my entry list for the give followers list was GONE! After searching around a bit I noticed so was everyone else's! After a bit it came back so I am good to go!

If you haven't entered for the give away you still have a little time. I will be doing the drawing at 1:00 central time!

I do want to give a big "THANK YOU" to all of you that have entered, posted the information on your blog, and have become a follower of my blog. I appreciate it so much! I have been looking at everyone's blogs and trying to leave a personal thank you. I hope I got everyone. I will be going back to look again....there are some great blogs out there!!!

I did get one project finished this weekend. Yeaaaa! I got a little side tracked making a new blog for my bottlecap necklaces. I want to put them on there and keep this site for my painting and my family! I hope you will check it out. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated! There is a link on the left of my blog that says Bottlecap Store!

Here is my project, it is a neat old rusty dust pan! I used a great halloween design from Terry French. You can find this on ebay later this afternoon! I think it would be so awesome attached to an old broom propped in a corner for foyer or even hung on your door! My pictures are a little dark, I am going to have to try to take some better ones!
Have a great day and I will be back soon with a winner!!! Chris

Friday, September 11, 2009

Go Mizzou!!!

The Mizzou Tiger's football season is starting and I received many requests for bottlecap necklaces to kick it off! I played with lots of different designs...most have already been sent out but here are a few samples of them!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Don't forget about the give away!!!

I also wanted to post a reminder for everyone to remember to enter for a chance to win this cute fall scoop! I will be drawing for the winner at 1:00 pm Monday the 14th. Check out the original post for all the details on how to enter. I am so happy to see all the comments and all the new followers I have. I want to thank each and every one of you! I will look at all your blogs and I read every comment. I am sure you all know how easy it is to get sidetracked in blog land...there are some wonderful ones out there....that is what is taking me so long!

We love you Grandma!

The plan for the labor day weekend was to spend lots of time relaxing at the river for our last holiday of the summer. Well, Grandma had other plans for us! She was rushed to the hospital early in the morning on Saturday. They think she had some kind of stroke and she passed away early Sunday morning. I am grateful that it was not on Adam's birthday and that she did not suffer or have to spend a long time in the hospital. She was buried in Festus Missouri on
09-09-09. We will miss her so much!
Now I have to get back to work. I have a couple things half finished so I will get busy on them tomorrow. Erica has a ball game never ends!hee hee

Adam's Birthday!

September 4th was Adam's 11th birthday! He had a friend over, and a surprise visit from my sister who lives in St. Louis. Since there was no school on his birthday we headed to Columbia to his favorite resturant.......HuHot! It is a Mongolian grill where you pick out what you want in a bowl with the sauce and take it to a huge grill and they cook it right in front of you! Of course Adam loves the way the guys get fancy with the spatulas and throw them in the air. For the birthday boy they brought us a little fire pit with all the goodies for smores....Can you tell by the smile on his face that he loved that?hee hee That evening we had the families over for cake and ice cream!

August 26th St. Louis Cardinals game!

We are all BIG St. Louis Cardinals fans, it is very rare for us to miss a game. We watch the games on tv or at least listen on the radio. St. Louis is a couple hours away from us and we usually like to try to get to a game or two in the summer. This summer I was able to score us great seats for 4.00 each in a special promotion so we grabbed the kids out of school a bit early and headed to St. louis!

Erica, Adam & Mike before the game!
The Clydesdales circled the field before the game!
Albert batting! Of course everyone LOVES Albert!

And the victory walk, we won! Yeaaaa!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

my newest creations!

Today I will be listing my witch boot on ebay! I was so excited to get this done. I wish I could get better pictures of it because it seems to have a little glare that I can not get rid of ......I am planning on putting a gazillion pictures on ebay so you can see it from every angle!
My little halloween bottles turned out so cute.....I robbed my lilac bush of some twigs and painted them black to put in them. Of course my husband thinks I am off my rocker for doing that.hee hee I will be putting those on my selling page right here on my blog as soon as I get a chance!
I also have listed on ebay the neat vintage spoon rack. I just love that, it hangs up and is so unique. And the snowman suitcase......well, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE painting snowmen! I wanted to try to start a little early alternating in some winter and Christmas and fall items because it always seems I run out of time before I get everything finished that I want to. In other words, you just never know what might show up on here!

I am really excited about the give a way and the great response to it. I want to thank everyone who has signed up and everyone who is now following my blog. I am reading all the comments and I am trying to follow all you guys that also have a blog but I am a little behind right now! For some reason every time I get looking around I get sidetracked on so much interesting stuff and some wonderful blogs. I will get caught up soon though!
Have a great day!!! Chris

Monday, August 17, 2009

Give Away Day is finally here!!!

Today I am kicking off my return to painting with my very first give a way! Let me tell you what you can win! It is a neat old wooden scoop, it measures 14 inches tall and 5 inches wide. I handpainted my favorite scarecrow, designed by Terrye French, on it with a moon in the sky. It is antiqued and prim and would look great propped on a shelf or hung up on a door or cabinet!

Now for the details! There are a few ways to win.....1st, leave me a comment that you want to win on this post for an entry!

2nd, become a follower of my blog for an entry! If you were already a follower you will get two entries!

3rd, post a picture of this give a way on your blog with a link back to my blog and you will get TWO entries! Be sure to drop me an email or a comment to let me know that you did this so I don't miss you.

I will draw for the winner on Monday September 14th! Good luck to everyone!!!
Also be sure to check out my ebay listings later today as I have some really neat things I will be putting on. I will also adding some hand painted items to "my offerings" to the left today!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Exciting things to come!

I have been planning to showcase my return to painting on my blog this coming Monday. I have been painting like crazy and getting some really neat things ready. I am excited, I am going to list on ebay, put some new things on my blog and start my very first give away! I have been trying to spruce up my blog and fix a few things that have been bugging me. Probably things that no one but me ever my header being off centered!hee hee I added some neat new gadgets, a live feed, a new blog list and the follower list. For me it is like playing with a new toy that you have no idea how to use! I think I got it all fixed how I want it for now at least. Now I need to get back to painting!

Be sure to check back with me on Monday to see my new creations. I will also tell you how to win one of my special items! I would love to have you follow me too, I need some more friends!!!hee hee

Have a great day and I will see you again soon! Chris

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My jewelry!

I am having so much fun making this jewelry! I decided to go ahead and put some up for sale on here! I made some scrabble tile necklaces with vintage scrabble tiles and I also made some bottle cap necklaces. These are so fun and the kids just love them! I am selling them here only for $7.00, including the chain. I will also sell just the pendant for $5.00 and I would be happy to do a personalized one with your childs picture on it if you are interested in that! Just drop me an email. Click on the "my offerings" button on the left to see what all I have available. Right now I just have the scrabble pendants on there but I will add the bottle cap pendants tomorrow, I have some kids wanting rootbeer floats right now! Thanks for looking! Chris

There is another artist in my family!

I have to show you some other talent in my family. Erica took Art III last year while she was a junior. She did some awesome work. One drawing she had framed for my Mom and Dad, one she had published in a calendar, a couple I have hanging up here and this one I just love! It is done in the style of Leonardo Da Vinci. She tea stained it, crinkled it all up and wrote on it with a quill and old ink. I keep teasing her that I am going to sell it on ebay and make some big bucks but the truth is that I could never part with it!