Monday, March 5, 2018

Fall Cabin by the Lake

This is my latest Oil Painting "Fall Cabin by the Lake" it is a fall inspired artwork done in rich oils.
I love to paint in most mediums, oils are one of my favorites. They take time to dry, yes, but the best part of that fact is that they let you work, and come back and work on them as you have time and are inspired. Such good qualities. Everyone should have artwork done in oil paints in their homes.
It is a relaxing destressing hobby.  I love painting landscapes, nature, flowers, animals all.
 I have been commissioned to do several different ones over the years. This is just a beginning of a series of the "Seasons" I will be doing now.
For more information on buying one of my paintings you can email me or find me on Facebook
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lil Pink Truck Painting for Valentine's Decor

Remember the lil Red Truck for Christmas? Well Here is the Lil Pink Truck for Valentine's Day
Isn't it CUTE?
You know you want one, I do different colors and styles
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Valentine Wreath DIY

Time to decorate for Valentine's This pretty wreath is made with dollar tree decorations partly, and the craft store for the deco mesh. Trust me though your hands might get a little sore wrapping and twisting this all together but it's worth it.

It's just so happy and festive and in the dreary weather we have had I'm ready for a pick me up
You can order one that will be original and unique made from many pretty decorations from all over the craft stores, maybe dollar tree items, which will save the $.

Hope no matter what you make or get a pretty wreath soon too.
#ValentineWreath #DIYCrafting

Monday, January 1, 2018


I am crazy about gnomes, love the cute movie, love them in my garden and I am making them for every occasion. I have created the Sweet little GIRL GNOMES as well as Handsome BOY GNOMES

Supplies you need:
There are several ways to make sock gnomes, here are some of the things that I use when making mine.
Scissors, glue gun and glue sticks
White tube socks for the bodies
Colorful decorated ankle socks for bodies and hats
Filler for each gnome-I used cat litter, but you can use rice, dried beans, gravel
Tiny hair bands to make noses, close bodies, and noses etc Also yarn can be tied
Toilet paper rolls to hold up the gnome hat, or shaped foil, cardstock paper will work wrapped into a cone shape, or even newspaper shaped into a cone for under the hat, styrofoam cone shapes in mini sizes also can be used
Fake fur, different weights and textures or yarns for beards, hair
Panty hose for noses  or pull them out of the shaped body and rubber band it
String, yarns, beads, pom poms, buttons, bells, for decorations
Large flat buttons for the bottom of gnome to help it stand up

Come join me for directions to make them, or order one handmade by me, especially for you.

After you have collected your supplies, get ready for some fun
You will need to cut the tube socks across at the heel for bodies, save the top for other crafts, or you can make smaller gnomes out of the top by rubber banding both ends

You will need to fill the tube sock with the filler you are going to use. It does help to use a small glass or jar for this step. Fill the sock up nice and firm, then rubber band it tight, I use 2 rubber bands

Pull out a nice round button nose, rubber band it the same manner, Blush it if you like
Some also use panty hose for the nose, both are cute, and add a little blush to make them
nice a rosy

Pull up the color sock you're going to use for the bottom over the body, get it nice and tight
under the nose and pull it around the body evenly, tack some hot glue around to hold it smooth

You will need a beard for the boys, some hair for the girls
Cut a small triangle out of fur, or yarn can be glued onto the face for a beard to fit across the gnome face and under his nose
Make hair for the girls to be glued on under the hat, I like braids, ponytails
There are so many ways to create their beards and hair so think about how you want to make yours

Glue the form you are going to use under the hat onto the head and then when set, pull hat down over
form to cover, and pull the hat down more in the back, using the heel shape of sock works best here, tack around with hot glue to hold in place.

Now on the bottom of mine to help them sit up I like to use a big button glued to the bottom of my Gnomes.

Now think about decorating them and making them even more unique. Trims, pom poms, beads, strings wrapped around them, all so cute, and don't forget to blush their cute big noses a little.

Friday, November 24, 2017

OSU Orange and black Beaded Necklace

OSU Orange and black Beaded Necklace

#osu #osuorange #osuspirit

Hello followers I'm here with another beautiful craft item
Made today for those OSU fans out there, this cute Orange and Black beaded Necklace goes so well with all those OSU shirts and game day especially. GO TEAM
You can have one too, message me to make a unique piece just for you.
Prices for these start at just $25.00 each plus shipping

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Hen

This pretty hen will be a Christmas gift for my daughter who has chickens and collects her own eggs
#art #chickens #paintings #crafts
I can paint one for you, each canvas is 16 x20 and is an original artwork painted in acrylics or oils depending on what I am working on.
Email me and please follow and like my facebook page

Lil Red Pickup Truck

So I decided, with nudges and requests, to paint the Lil Red Pickup Truck bringing Home the Tree
and here it is
Hand drawn and painted in acrylics this lil red truck is bring home the Christmas Tree
and is ready to go to it's home, where the family is waiting to add it to their Christmas collections
#artwork #crafts #christmasgifts #christmastruck #christmas #lilredtruck