Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas is almost here!

It's been a while since I've posted but I've been super busy with life and of course getting ready for Christmas...my favorite time of the year! Here are a few simple decorations for our home.

Miss Pearl was really getting into decorating the tree this year...too cute. She's not so sure about the guy in the big red suit though. She wanted nothing to do with him at the mall...hehe
Finished tree....hard to get a clear shot of it at night.
Some of the snowmen I made a few years back.
 We have no snow and not much in the forecast so we may end up having a green Christmas. I want snow for Christmas!!!! 

This next photo was taken a while back when we had our first snowfall but it's all gone now :(

Hope you're all ready for Christmas....I still have more shopping and baking to do but I'm almost ready!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all my American friends and family a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving!



God Bless

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Huge Christmas Craft Sale!

After years of selling crafts online, I finally made the decision to stop making crafts for sale. I will only be making items that I want to keep for myself. Being a full time Grandma and having limited space in my home as well as poor online sales, it just made sense to stop.  I will be clearing out all my items that are already made and a ton of craft supplies that I won't be needing anymore.The decision was a hard one but it's the best one for me now . I will have more room in my home and won't feel stressed out to keep things posted on Ebay, Etsy, and my website.

Soooo with that said, I will be having a huge sale on Ebay. Most items at less than it cost for the materials....but they must go. I'll be adding items whenever time permits until everything is gone. I've already added quite a few today and will list more after Miss Pearl is sleeping tonight. I have a ton of hand stitched pillows to go through and so much more.

You can visit my Ebay store here if you'd like to take a peek.

Also if anyone is into making their own Christmas cards or does any kind of paper crafting or scrapbooking, I have and will continue to stock wonderful vintage Christmas card image CDs on Ebay. I spent years collecting old scrapbooks and boxes of cards and scanning all the images to create the CDs and I've had only the best comments from them.


God Bless :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

More items for Christmas Craft Show

Item #8  Noel Cross Stitch Ornament

Stitched on  adia cloth using Valdani Floss is Noel. I’ve added a red and white grosgrain ribbon hanger that reads Season’s Greetings. Backed with red corduroy.  Approximately 5 x 3.5 inches.

$20.00 + $7.50 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #


 Item #9  Stitchery Pillow
Hand stitched pillow on soft beige flannel and used fabric markers for his scarf and shading. The side borders are made from a cute snowman print and the back is flannel too. Approximately 11 x 10 inches.

$12.00 + $ 8.00 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

 
Item # 10  Gingerbread Rag Doll

She is made from new fabric rag strips of tan, beige, and gold homespun. I've hand painted the icing around her head and painted her eyes black. She measures 11 inches tall when laying flat and 6 inches tall when sitting. She would look wonderful propped on a pillow or tucked in a prim cupboard.

$14.00 + $7.50 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #


 
Item # 11  Snowman Heart Ornament

Stitched on wool felt is this cute snowman scene with feather tree and snowman appliqu茅.   The words Let it Snow are on it and I’ve added a blue silk ribbon for a hanger. Approximately 6 x 4 inches not including the hanger. 

$ 10.00 + $5.00 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

 
Item # 12  Snowman Ornament

This little guy has been made from stained muslin. I've hand stitched his face, added glass bead eyes, and hand stitched the word Brrr to his belly in red cotton string. He has a rusty snowflake attached to his belly. He has a hand dyed Berry Wine and Green ribbon for a scarf tied around his neck. I've added a red cotton string tie but if you prefer to use him as a cupboard tuck or bowl filler, you could easily cut it off.
He is approximately 5 inches tall.
These look absolutely beautiful on a prim Christmas tree! They also look great hanging on a peg, tucked in a cupboard or just sitting on a shelf! 

$6.00 + $5.00 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

 
Item # 13 Frosty Snowman Ornament

This is one of my Rag Snowmen that have been so popular over the years. They're one of my best sellers!
This little guy has been made from stained muslin. I've hand stitched his face and I've hand stitched the word Frosty to his belly in blue floss. He has a hand dyed blue ribbon scarf tied around his neck. I've added a red cotton string tie but if you prefer to use him as a cupboard tuck or bowl filler, you could easily cut it off.
He is approximately 5 inches tall.
No patterns were used in it's creation making each one a true one of a kind item.
These look absolutely beautiful on a prim Christmas tree! They also look great hanging on a peg, tucked in a cupboard or just sitting on a shelf!
This would also be a nice touch tied to a present or gift bag for that special loved one. 

$6.00 + $5.00 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

Hope you're all enjoying our Online Christmas Craft Show!

An Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show

Welcome to ORP’s Christmas Online Craft Show. I’m so glad to be a part of it!
 
If you would like to purchase any of my hand made items – just send an email to connie@countrycabin.ca  Items will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Thanks for visiting and supporting crafters that offer hand made items. Please take a few moments to visit each one as I’m sure there will be some amazing items for sale.
Miss Pearl, my Grandbaby who lives with me has been sick with a nasty cold this past week so I haven’t been able to get much hardly anything done.  Ever try crafting or taking photos of items with a 2 year old and a rambunctious 6 month old puppy around? LOL  - It’s been challenging to say the least!  I hope to have more listed as the weekend continues and she feels better so please check back every day for new items. 

Item #1 - Christmas Raggedy


Hand made Christmas Raggedy with hand painted/stitched face. The bottom of her dress has cute snowmen on it . Click to enlarge. Approximately 18 inches.

$25.00 + $8.00 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #



Item # 2 - Snowman Cupboard Tuck


Hand painted on stained canvas - small pillow tuck with snowman and tree. Stitched snowflakes with white floss and backed with  tan cotton fabric.  Approximately 6 X 6 inches.

$8.00 + $7.50 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

Item # 3 - Snowman & Crow Cupboard Tuck


Hand painted and stitched on stained muslin – a snowman with feather tree and crow . Backed with tan flannel. Approximately 7 X 8 inches. 

$9.00 +$7.50 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

Item # 4  - Saltbox Snowman Cupboard Tuck


Miss Pearl is holding a hand painted and stitched on stained muslin cupboard tuck/pillow – A Saltbox house, Snowman and Feather Tree. I’ve added a red and white ticking hanger that is attached with rusty safety pins.  Approximately 7 x 4.5 inches not including the hanger. 

$10.00 + $7.50 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

Item # 5  -  Rocking Horse Candle Mat


Hand stitched on stained muslin – a Christmas Rocking horse. Approximately 7.5 in diameter.

$10.00 + $3.00 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

 
Item # 6  - Reindeer Cross Stitch Ornament


Stitched on stained adia cloth using Valdani Floss is a Christmas Reindeer. I’ve added a red and white ticking hanger with rusty jingle bells and safety pins. Backed with red corduroy.  Approximately 3 x 3 inches.

$13.00 + $3.50 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

 
Item # 7 – Christmas Cross Stitch Pillow


Christmas cross stitch on adia cloth with flannel toile side border and hand dyed wool bottom border. It’s rag stuffed for that old look and feel and is backed with the dark red fabric shown in the photo.  Approximately 12 x 5 inches. 

$35.00 + $7.50 shipping
order by emailing connie@countrycabin.ca Please include Item #

 
I'll be adding more items throughout the weekend so check back often!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show Coming Soon!

Hi, Ladies!
Please "Save the Date" for the weekend of November 11th, 12th & 13th for ORP's
"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"! Please join us for this very Unique & Special Event!
Meet some very talented artists!
You will have the opportunity to purchase
some unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind items!
The "Best" part of all is you don't even have to leave your home!
Shop online from home!
Below you will find a list of all of our 
"Christmas Craft Show" Participants...
Looking forward to seeing you then!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Our Little Hobo :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Decorations

I guess I should share a bit of my indoor Fall decorations before I take it all down next week...LOL
As soon as Halloween is over, it's time to start the long process of decorating for Christmas. I'm glad our Thanksgiving is in October so I don't have to rush around as much. Here are just a few of my Fall displays.
Please ignore the lack of baseboards on the walls. I haven't gotten around to putting them up yet. It's been way too long too! I really need to get on that!
Miss Pearl just loves playing with this Fall village. She's always re-arranging things...hehe
I purchased this old butter box while on vacation with my parents in September. The cream can was bought on ebay a few years ago. As soon as puppy is trained, the pee pads are coming out of that box and I'll probably put some of my Primitive books and magazines in it. The vine pumpkin is a new addition this year as well.

These displays hold a few of my own handmade items as well as some that I've purchased online. 

 



Monday, October 17, 2011

Cutest Little Pumpkin in the Patch

Miss Pearl deciding on which pumpkin to bring home! 

Boy, I've been gone a while....been super busy this fall and have much to share. Now I just need to sit down and sort through the gazillion photos I've taken. We had a gorgeous 2-3 weeks of beautiful sunshine and summer-like temps so we did a lot of outside stuff - Now we're into the cold rainy part of Fall and almost all the leaves are laying on the ground. This is the part of Fall I'm not fussy about - too wet and damp and nothing really pretty to look at....so I start thinking about how pretty the snow will make everything look
 ( don't throw things at me) LOL... I'm one of those people who loves snow - not the cold - just the beauty of snow.

Last weekend we took Miss Pearl, Shelby, and her friend Erin to "The Pumpkin Patch" which is really called Leisure Farms, but the Pumpkin Patch sounds cuter.

We saw turkeys.
The pet pig.
The girls just loved this bale maze. I thought Miss Pearl would be scared but once she was inside she loved it! It was like a big ole fort to play in.
There was a nice playground for the kids to enjoy.
And of course, mountains and mountains of pumpkins.


And what Fall Farm would be complete without a corn maze to get lost in? 

Happy Fall!