Category Archives: Misc. Crafts

COUNTING THE DAYS —-

even though the weather outside doesn’t feel like it, Christmas will soon be here! The temperature on my back porch is 75, and it was almost that high yesterday.  I have made a few things for the grandchildren who live near here.   Truman and Boyd like to do artwork, so I made them ArtBooks with white and colored cardstock pages for them to do their drawing, and ornaments for their tree.IMG_0850

IMG_0851 IMG_0852ForIMG_0853 the girls, I made a crocheted hat for Ella, knit a red cape with hood and muff for Iris’s American Girl doll,  and for Mae, I made a soft rag doll, small pocketbook with cat, and ornaments for all of them as well, including one of “MO” Carol’s Australian Shepherd that Mae loves to play with.   I don’t think any of them will be looking at the blog, so felt free to publish these.  For the out-of-town grand’s, I cut back on mailing this year, and sent only ornaments that would fit in an envelope.

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And I received a nice surprise today, a red poinsettia from one of my Sunday School classmates, Barbara Askew.  It isbeautiful, and thanks, Barbara.  If I don’t see you again before Christmas Day, hope it is a merry, happy day, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

See you soon.  Thanks for popping in today.

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Holiday Art Sale —–

Sorry it has been so long since I posted.   Was quite busy all last week getting ready for the Holiday Art Sale that my neighbor, Andrea, and I were having at my house last Saturday. We sent out quite a few invitations,  but we had very few visitors on Saturday.  Even though the number of customers was very low,  the sales averaged about $40 per person attending. We were happy with the results, and plan to have another one next year.   Hopefully, we can do a  little more advertising, and get more people to the show.  In addition to all of my items, Andrea had some wonderful buys in pottery, woven and quilted items.   Sorry you missed it!IMG_0837 IMG_0838 IMG_0839 IMG_0840 IMG_0841 IMG_0842 IMG_0843 IMG_0844 Here are a few snapshots of my house after we had set up on Friday.

Thanks for stopping by today, and will see you soon.

Painting on glass

Back in the days when Donna Dewberry was so popular with her one-stroke painting techniques, I did a lot of painting in her style. including painting on glass items.  I found several boxes of glass items that were left from that time, and decided to do something with them.  Most of these items came from the thrift store at very low prices.  Here is what I did with a few of them.   The stemmed glasses in various sizes will be used as votive candle holders.   And the candy dish is obviously to hold just that –some holiday candies.  Hope you like them.

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They will be for sale on November 16th when I have a Saturday sale of all of my art creations.  If you live nearby, hope you can come.  If you need directions to my house, please let me know.  The sale will be from 10 AM to 4 PM rain or shine.  One of my neighbors, Andrea Stark,  will be joining me.  She does pottery, quilting and knitting and weaving, among many other things.  I will have matted watercolor paintings,  Zentangle® creations, knitted and  crocheted items, jewelry items, and much, much more.

Thanks  for stopping by today, and see you soon.

New Beginnings at 93

For many years I have put off creating a blog,  so now at age 93, I have jumped in!

I have a philosophy that “no day is complete without finishing some form of art, or learning something new, so I will try to post daily, or several times a week.  I hope you will be interested in what I have to say and show you. My interests are painting (watercolors), making greeting cards, many of which have been published in JUST CARDS,  SCRAP&STAMP magazine, and VAMP STAMP magazine and e-articles.   I also do pen and ink drawings called ZIAs (Zentangle Inspired Art) using the art form created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  This relaxing art helps reduce stress and can be done by anyone.  More about this later.  AND if this isn’t enough, I knit and crochet.   I will show you examples of all of these from time to time.  This is a recent landscape painting I have done in watercolor.

Hope you like it.

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Thanks for stopping by, and see you soon!              Sarah