Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Crafters Nestled Nook

I wanted to share this new "crafting" forum with all you crafting ladies (and gents) out there!

The Crafters Nestled Nook - What we are about....

We are a crafting community.
We are here to help all styles of crafting, find, what you are looking for, to learn, share tutorials, teach, share finished items and much more.
We have just opened and it is free to join.
It is a private forum , but all are approved.
So many want to learn, share, and help others to design, craft, and much more.
This is the place to do it.
It is not like a lot of the forums, it is just a sharing and learning center.
We do not have mandatory posting.
It is a convenience to help, whomever, needs it and to try to share new things that we might want to learn how to.
Stop by and sign up, again, it is free to join. Click on the logo above to take you to the forum.

Just trying to get my crafting mojo back myself, I've found this very helpful and full of tuts that are "new to me." I've also been wanting to explore other crafting mediums/areas and there's a little of every style here. So come join the fun in learning, sharing, and creating!

Till next time, have fun crafting!
Hugs to all Libs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

If You Can't Beat Them.....

"If you can't beat them, then join them." Giggles, that includes the weather! I've enjoyed several Spring-like days but the forecast is bringing us in some snow. Since I can't change the weather I may as well enjoy it, right? (At least try anyway.) Don't mean to complain, I just don't like the cold.

This evening I have several things to chat about. First, I got somewhat of a display working till I get more needful things made for the kitchen. I put the plate rack over the crock stand and so far everything is okay, but I can't display all my pewter plates so need a larger one. I'm keeping it there and will change out the prim goodies later, but for now here is what I have (and notice all my wonderful pestles).

My pestles came from Kay and her hubby Jerry. They're a wonderful team and make all kinds of awesome goodies! (Including the smaller trencher on the second shelf -which you can't see too well in this pic.) My pestles are all different shapes, sizes, and designs. Once I get all my kitchen displays settled the way I want/need things, I'll take lots of close up pics so you can see the awesome detail in them. After finishing the shelf, I started working on a pattern by Maureen Mills of Sweet Meadows Farm. Although I got about 9 of her patterns the first one I chose to work on was "Mood Swing." From the first time I saw this pattern I LOVED it and just had to have it. (Thank you Maureen for all your wonderful patterns!) I didn't have all the supplies I needed so had to improvise on a couple of them. Here's my finished dolls and think they turned out pretty good. Next I'll be making a bench for them....

Aren't these completely adorable and so funny! I just love the "smug" expressions on their faces, LOL! Included in the pattern are complete instructions for making even their cute lil' purses! Every time I pass by and see them I can't help but giggle! And no, I'm not associated with Maureen or Sweet Meadows Farm in any way. But you should know by now when I really like something I have to share, and I just love these dolls! I'll take more pics after their bench is made and try to bring out some details.

With all the storms coming our way I hope you all stay safe n warm. Till next time "have fun crafting!"
Hugs to all, Libs

Monday, January 2, 2012

Winter Thyme! - Baby It's Cold Outside!

I've been watching the snow flakes flying outside today. I really hate the cold weather and even though the snow is so beautiful, I'm still wishing for Spring to hurry and arrive. (Hey, I can dream can't I?)

Have some new patterns I'm working on today and can't wait to get some of them finished! If you'll remember a while back I bought some of Maureen Mill's patterns of Sweet Meadows Farm. I never got the chance to dig into them but starting on them now! I won't get these done as quickly cuz I'm working on the house too. Finally trying to get this place primed up! But I've found myself having to stop and make things I needed. One such thing is a new crock stand, fashioned after Lee Hill Primitives tutorial. I loved her tut and wanted to make me one ever since I first saw her's! I'm very pleased with the way it's turned out, but please note I don't have it decorated yet. I merely grabbed a few things trying to see which items I wanted to go with on it....

I'll take a pic soon when I have it all finished with my goodies. Also, that's a black plate rack I got from sweet Marla and just love it! It's getting hung over the crock stand. And yes, I'm definitely toning down that "big bird" yellow on my walls, LMBO! But I'll share more pics as things start coming together.

Another thing I've been working on is the fake fireplace hubs made for me last year. I wanted a floor level surround but he couldn't quiet grasp that concept and made the firebox up off floor level. So I had him make alterations to it and add a hearth. It will do for now till I have time to make the one I really want. It still isn't finished either, it needs the top trim put on and paint touch ups here and there, and a hole drilled for the electric logs cord. I'll also share more pics as it comes together. And if you look closely at the bottom left in front of the firkins, you'll see my "saltbox thermostat cover" I'm working on too! Don't have the top (roof) painted or the house design, but of course will be sharing all these things as they get done.

This place is a mess with things laying around everywhere, lol! But I have to have them out so I can decide what I'm going to put where.

Hubs just came home with my extra muslin fabric so I need to get busy. Wishing you all a very blessed and beautiful day, and keep warm! Till next time....have fun crafting!
Hugs to all, Libs