Friday, July 29, 2016

Featured Artist - Country Lane Folk Art

Today's Featured Artist is Becky of Country Lane Folk Art. Becky offers a variety of hand painted folk art. Her shop is filled with snowmen, penguins, Christmas tree ornaments and so much more. Not only will you find a shop filled with finished items, she also offers the decorative painter her original Epatterns! To visit Becky and see all her offerings, simply click on any of the photos below.

Pumpkin Candle Lamp

Santa Mini Candy Jar

Decorative Cow Plate

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Handmade Spotlight - Harvest Time


Just a sampling of some great harvest decorations for your home.
Fall Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bowl Filler Ornament Decorations
Primitive Happy Harvest Scarecrow - Handmade Fall Decor - Solid Wood - Wall Hanging - FAAP, OFG Team, HAFAIR, TeamHaHa
Best Seller - HOT APPLE PIE Scented Whole Apple Wax Melts Tarts Fall Decor Harvest Bowl Fillers -Highly Scented - Ofg Team
Primitive Silly Punkins ~~ Primitive Fall Decor ~~ Primitive Home Decor ~~ Samhain ~~ FAAP ~~OFG Team ~~ HDM
Primitive Pumpkin Art Doll & Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Fall Harvest Autumn Folk Art "Sweet As Pie" OFG HAFAIR FAAP
Hand painted Fall Primitive Sheep and Crow painting on canvas panel - OFG
E-Pattern Halloween Pumpkin Primitive Candy Corn Morn  Fall Saltbox Painting With Friends Terrye French PAFA Team OFG Team AREtsy Team
Hand Stitched FALL LEAVES and ACORNS Wool-Felt Fall Table Runner-Penny Rug-Home Decor-Table Decor-Wool Applique-Fiber Art-Fall Decor--ofg
Fall Flower Gift Tags Brown Gold Rust Fall Gift Tags Autumn Gift Tags Set of FOUR OOAK Wedding Tags Birthday Tags SnowNoseCrafts
Distressed Red Checkered Fall Wood Sign
Primitive Needle Punch Mat PATTERN Fall Crow & Pumpkin Full Of Flowers
8 oz Candy Corn Jar Candles - Candy Corn Scented - Sold in lots of (6) per Order  Fall - Only 45.99
Wool Applique Pattern, Fall Garden Bounty, Wool Applique Table Runner, Black Crow, Primitive Decor, Wool Table Runner, PATTERN ONLY
Hand Painted Wood HAYRIDE or  PUMPKIN, Fall Wall Decor, Primitive, Halloween Decor, The Country Nook Hand Made SIGNS. Looks great on a Porch
Set of 4 Hand Painted Mason Jars, Autumn, Home Decor, Fall Decor, Thanksgiving, Centerpiece, Fall, Country
Fall, Primitive, Scarecrow, Head For The Door Or Wall

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kidz Korner - Travel Craft

It's not always easy traveling with kids, especially small children. Why not get them involved in preparing for your upcoming travels? This can get them excited about the places they will see along the way and keep them occupied on those longer trips.

Visit No Time for Flashcards by clicking on the photo above and get some tips and suggestions on what to pack.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Travel Time

July is a big travel month for a lot of people. Still plenty of summer left and the kiddo's still have a few weeks off before they start back to school. When my kids were home we took a "family" vacation every year and traveled to explore a new part of the country. We went to see many of the National Parks and National Monuments in the western part of the country since we lived in that area. Now....if you were like me I use to get a post card from everywhere we visited. Hmmmmm...........wonder what happened to all those post cards I picked up. LOL! Well I thought we would go back in time a little bit and take a look at some of the places we visited and get a "vintage" post card from them. :)

One of the best places we visited and I am sure many of you have been there also was the Grand Canyon. We actually hiked to the bottom of it! Oh the days when I was able to do that.....not anymore. (ha!ha!) This post card from XtraThings shows all the pretty colors of the canyon. 

Now I am sure a lot of you have been to Mount Rushmore. Very impressive, especially when you drive around the corner and whammo.......there are these huge faces on the rocks! This card from LeesburgVintage shows those faces. 

This post card from JACKIGO shows one of the most famous National Park.....Yellowstone. That place is amazing! It has so many different natural wonders that you won't find anywhere else. Actually my daughter and her family just came back from visiting there last week! She said it was still just a great as when she was a kid. :)

One of the last vacations we took before the kids headed off to college was Glacier National Park. It is a very pretty drive over the top and looking at the glaciers. Now.....I must say and I am sorry to say....but now that I live in Alaska and I have these massive glaciers all around me the one's in Glacier National Park aren't quite as big, but years ago when we visited there they were pretty neat. This vintage card from chantaleylace shows some of the magnificent peaks in that park. 

I hope you enjoyed the journey back in time to see some of these wonderful wonders in this country. Hmmmm....makes me want to go on a vacation down there again. :)  So if you are still headed out on vacation have a wonderful time and enjoy!

Have a great week!

Colleen :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Featured Artist - Baggaraggs

Today's Featured Artist is Robin of Baggaraggs. Robin is a folk artist who loves making three dimensional art. She uses fabric, vintage textiles and lace as well as tatting and older materials. Her dolls are one-of-a-kind folk who tell her about themselves during their creation. She is inspired by Nature and her own imagination.

To see some of the unique creations, visit Robin by clicking on any of the photos below.

Baton Rouge Pedestal Bird

Toadstool in a Collaged Box

Stan and Ollie Toadstools

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Handmade Spotlight - Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

Enjoy these apples from the OFG team on Etsy!
Punch Needle Embroidery Kit, Apple Tree, Rachel's of Greenfield, PATTERN AND KIT
Primitive Apple OFG Team Made To Order Only
Apple, Red Apple, Primitive Fall Decor, Rustic Harvest Decor, Teacher Gift, Apple Decor, Primitive Apple, Apple Kitchen Decor, Farmhouse
Salt Dough Apple Ornament Handmade Teachers Thank You Gift
Apple Themed Kitchen Tea Towel Apple Hanging Kitchen Towel with Apples Kitchen Dish Towel SnowNoseCrafts
Teacher APPLE Personalized Name Block, Made To Order
E Pattern - Martha Smalley's Apple Tree Cottage Designs - "Bottle of Boos"
Cinnamon Apple Potpourri Fixins 4 oz. / 3 Cups
Apple Jar Tag, Apple Basket Tag, Apple Decor Decorations, Primitive Apple Kitchen, Apple Ornament Ornie, Rustic Apple Sign, Hang Tag
Set of (4)-Country Apples Wool Felt Blend Stuffed Ornament 4"x4"
Accent Pillow Tuck Art Homespun Colorful Soft Handmade Summer Harvest Fall Country Embroidery Apple Tree
Nursery Room Garland-Woodland Nursery Decor-Nursery Decoration Ideas-Apple Garland-Thanksgiving Wall Decoration
Primitive Needle Punch Pillow Basket of Apples Crow Fall
Apple Mini Quilt ~ 6 Inches~ Teacher Gift
Primitive Apple or Primitive Pear in Black Frame, Handpainted Wood, Home Decor, Wall Art or Shelf Sitter
Hand Embroidered Apple Sampler Pillow- Aunt Martha's Fanciful Fruit Design

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Tote Bag Tutorial

So last week we looked at ways people upcycle items and make them into tote bags. This week I thought we could look at making your own tote bag. This video is from Lazy Girls Designs and is called the Gracie Tote Bag. I make a lot of tote bags and when I started to make them it seemed like it would be so hard, but it is actually pretty easy. This video shows how easy it is so why not give it a try. 

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Featured Artist - Norma's Treasures

Today's Featured Artist is Norma of Norma's Treasures. Norma has a love of crochet and her shop is a beautiful example of her passion. Not only does she has beautiful handwork from wedding shawls scarves and baby linen but she also has vintage items, linens as well as baby wear. To see all that Norma has to offer, please click on any of the photos below.

Wedding Shawl

Baby Afghan and Booties

Vintage Embroidered Table Cloth

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Handmade Spotlight - Summer Finds

Summer Finds

Visit and Use "OFG TEAM" as your search words to see all the items our team "Old Farmhouse Gathering" has made.
PrMiTiVe FOlK ARt Summer Garden Frog & Tiny Bumble Bee Doll Set OFG HAFAIR FAAP
Primitive, Tulips, Flowers, Handmade, Half Dozen One of a Kind, Whimsical, Real Sticks, Garden, Summer Decoration, ATGCele, OFG
Cottage Garden Celosia Flower Heads Scented Prairie Rose Fragrance perfect as a bowl filler, potpourri  for Spring and Summer
Americana, Primitive Uncle Sam, Summer Decor, Country Primitive, 4th of July Decor, Primitive Summer Decor, Americana,  Patriotic, Rustic
Primitive Stitchery Garden Thyme Pillow OFG
Hand painted Large Daisy with a round center, Honey Brown Marigold, Dots, White, Door Hanger, Spring summer decor, decoration, whimsical
SET OF THREE Summer Quilt Top Butterfly Tucks Blue Green Bowl Fillers Primitive Ornies
Wool Applique Pattern, Cottage Chic Decor, Spring Decor, Summer Decor, Snug As A Bug, Wool Applique Candle Mat, Bareroots, PATTERN ONLY
Rustic Strawberry, Vintage Ticking, Large Strawberry, Primitive Summer Decor, Farmhouse Decor, Blue & White - #2 - READY TO SHIP
Painting ACEO Bee Hive, Bees, Flowers, Summer, Yellow, Original Graphic Design Art Card
Garden sign, Spring, Summer, Bunny pattern instant download
Pillows, Throw Pillows, Decorative Pillows, 14X14" Throw Pillows, Orange Blue White, Under Thirty Dollars, Gift for Her, Spring Summer Decor
Summer Time Folk Art Sunflowers and Bees Bowl- MADE TO ORDER - Original Hand Painted Wooden Bowl Primitive Whimsical Style Functional Art
Primitive Little Summer Songbirds Free-Standing Handmade Birds OFG HAFAIR Teams
Summer primitive pillow tuck shelf sitter americana
Summer Lemon Hanging Kitchen Tea Towel, Hanging Hand Towel, Lemon Kitchen Decor, Yellow Kitchen, Kitchen Towels SnowNoseCrafts

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