Thursday, December 18, 2008

Flippity Flop...
That is the current mind set right now. I guess you could say that is my attitude, creativity, and thought process (is that attitude?). Well anyways, my last post leaves me to believe that I just need to say NO more often. There are things in life that you must do as in pay taxes and try to have good Karma, BUT in the meantime you do not need to overachieve, and that is where I am falling into line. I love to create beautiful things for people and see the smiles on their faces BUT deep down I am not smiling while creating because of the time crunch. Don't get me wrong as I said in my profile, I was put here on Earth to create with my hands but is this time of the year correct for doing it?
I am plugging away at last minute orders...hopefully all will be done by tomorrow. As for the other things I have to do, this weekend is going to be busy!!!
Happy Thursday all....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Who feels like this right about now???? Well I certainly do...there is so much to do and no time to do it in, especially when you have orders to fill. I have 2 children's aprons to make, package to mail out, Christmas cards to do, pj's for Graydon (I always make him a pair for Christmas), presents to wrap, pottery to make quickly, cookies to bake, house to clean amongst other things AND not to mention we don't even have a tree yet!!! What the heck!!!!!!!!!!!!
To all of you that feel the same way...send me some love and I'll send you some back!
If I have time that is.... :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

1/2 Day Snow Day

Today started off OK. The weather was not looking too good for the afternoon so the schools let the children off 1/2 day. What to bide our time with??? A gingerbread house. The kit which I purchased at HomeGoods consisted of preformed walls and roof, royal icing that you just add water to and all different sorts of candies. Mr. Stitch had to inspect all the pieces before we started to assemble them.
The hard part was making sure the house did not fall apart once we started "Gluing" it together.

Notice all the little decorations around the doorway and the cute little wreath.
Almost finished!!
One last piece!!
Nestled on a vintage cake stand this house will sure add to our Christmas decor.

Hello all...
I just wanted to inform you that...
Thistle Farm Art and Gift Shoppe
(located on the side of my property)
last day of business will be on
December 13th at 4:00
due to some unfortunate circumstances
I apologize if this causes an inconvenience.
If there is something that you would like, please
let me know and I will set is aside for you.
Thank you very much for your patronage throughout this venture.
I do hope that in 2009 I will be able to set up residence at a permanent location.
Stay tuned for more information regarding that!
If you know of someone that was planning on coming, please forward this on to them.
I greatly appreciate it!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Do you ever wonder if you could just get caught up with
everything that you have to do
and just enjoy the moments in life?
Well I do!
I wish I could just wave my magic wand and have everything done...
Needless to say for the next two weeks I am going to be insanely busy.
I have orders to fill, presents to buy, cookies to bake, house to decorate....
Well, that's it for now...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Night Funnel Cake

No, it's not what you think!!! Even though it looks really like something else, this actually is funnel cake. I have not made it since I was a kid and even that I think I wasn't the one who made I decided to have a go at it and stink up my house. Graydon was so thrilled that I made it, and believe me it was sure tasty! I guess there is a reason why I do not fry at home...
it really does make your house smelly!
But look at that grin...I'd do anything to see that!

Finished product!! We ate too much but once in a long while won't hurt us!
On top of the funnel cake, I tried a new shortbread recipe. Very easy and it made yummy triangular cookies using a cookie mold I never have used. It even has a thistle imprinted on it.
Can you see it above the bite mark? :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

OK, so one year ago today I was featured on the Martha Stewart Show regarding me little chickens. I had been to the show on Halloween and gave the producers a photo of my chicken "Martha" dressed up like one and only Martha Stewart. I'll try and find that photo to post.
Well, they just thought that was a hoot so the producer Vaia called me and we did a phone conversation with the one and only Martha Stewart. I was incredibly nervous to talk to her so I really don't sound like myself on air. It was fun and I got my 5 minutes of fame in. Now if I could only really get on her show and show her a thing or two. Wouldn't that be something!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Who me?????
I have been nominated for an award, Kreativ Blogger!!!

My dear friend Kim ( ) nominated me. She is an amazing artist/rubber stamp designer.
Check out her blog and see what's up!
Now I must nominate 5 bloggers who inspire me!
Drum roll please...............

1. Nancy of Her creativity and knowledge inspires me everyday! I love her use of vintage items for her designs. She even has two cute bunnies!

2. Lorelei of Absolutely love her jewelry designs. A wonderful talented artist as well!

3. Lori of Another talented artist and seamstress. I am in love with her blog and doggy!! I found her on my girl Martha S., and have followed her since.

4. Emily of A very talented designer/painter/sewer. Found her on my fav, Martha and continue to follow her blog weekly.

5. Vicki of A beautiful person inside and out with the most adorable twins ever! He creative sense of vintage is to die for!

Well again a warm thank you and a big hug to Kim. I miss you and wish you lived back here!!! Thanks for all the wonderful stamps you sent me and I can't wait to use them!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What have I been doing you might ask? Well a little bit of everything lately! I have become an elf so to speak. A friend is getting her daughter an American Girl Doll and has asked me to make some clothing for her. The above photo you will see a peasant dress with an apron over it, a leopard print coat with fringe and matching boots and above that is a brown corduroy jumper with set in pockets and I need to finish them all. The boots are done and so cute I might add. They look like Uggs, which I want this year! Everything else needs a little tweaking and etc!
The next thing are some Welcome Signs. It looks like they have been a big hit this year so I created three more for my shop and the pottery sale at Roberson.

Next is this adorable needle felted penguin sitting on top of an clear ice cube. The ice cube is not real, it's made out of plastic but when I picked these up at a local shop, I just knew I had to put this little guy on top.
And finally is a bank for my nephew Fred. Hopefully I can get it done in the next week. It needs some more carving done to it and feet put on it, carve a whole in the bottom for the rubber stopper and carve a slit in the top for the $$$$. I hope they'll like it!
On another note, I'm busy as always today. I don't have to "work" today but I do have to work. I have a bunch of stuff to start this morning....mugs, mugs and more mugs! Then shower, off to Roberson to set up for the sale that starts again tomorrow night, back home, pick up Graydon, off to the orthodontist, home, and more work. But this is the type of work I love to do! ART!!!