Monday, April 26, 2010


I've been wanting to make an Uncle Sam doll for a while now and finally finished him! While I was making him...late one night by the light of the moon...I was watching "American Pickers" (the show about 2 guys roaming the American countryside in search of forgotten antique treasures) and now every time I look at Sam I think of the show.

Sam is chillin' out in my etsy shop (and he wants YOU to visit him there! Remember those recruiting posters? "Uncle Sam wants YOU".....okay, I'm old.)

Sunday, April 18, 2010


This week I would like to feature another fellow artist from the Old Farmhouse Gathering etsy Team! Joan Minervini of "Vintage Keepsake Trunk" specializes in Primitive Folk Art handmade, soft-sculpture offerings featuring Art Dolls, Home and Garden Decor, Holiday and Seasonal Decorations and Collectibles, all created with that time-worn look. Joan is one of my most very absolute favoritest doll artists! Her creations really touch something within you and it's always fun to see what she comes up with next! Be sure to click on Joan's mini etsy shop below to visit her main etsy shop which is full of her wonderful creations! Don't forget to check in at Joan's blog:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


More little bunnies. They are heavily stained (stories of wild tea parties are circulating) and have expressions that give me the impression they have "bunny attitude". They could probably have their own reality show....bad bunny girls.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Finished up some little bunny girls this weekend during daylight hours.
Husband ended up doing some laundry & dishes.
T.V. mothers everywhere are gasping in horror.
That's okay. I loves me the bunnies.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I took this picture a few weeks ago. Yep...I'm a tree hugger. Odd, considering one of my favorite shows is "Axmen" on the History channel. Like old farmhouses, there is also something about old, archaic trees that speaks to me. They are great for climbing...I used to spend a lot of time in trees when I was a kid!
Every once in a while, I still get the urge to climb a big old tree and hide there for a while. But the rational side of me says "don't climb trees, that would be strange". The kid inside of me just might win the debate "to climb or not to climb" one of these days.
The craft lady inside of me wonders..."could I lug my sewing machine up there..."