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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fall Finishes

Hello to all !  Hope you all had a marvelous Monday and looking forward to the week ahead of us.  Thought I would show you a few of the fall things I have managed to get done even tho' fall is definitely not in the air here in the south.

School started back today in many of our surrounding counties in our state, Holly had to start back today for pre-planning and Darbee Rae will be going to day care.  I am  so going to miss roaming with  my girls.  This past year has been so nice. Day trips, road trips. shopping trips, making memories, hanging out and having fun; guess now I will get to rest. I ask Darbee Rae what I was going to do during the day when she was at her "school" and she said,"Nana just sit at your sewing machine and stitch." Might not be a bad idea.

Have been doing a lot of sewing lately, as our craft show in September is drawing near.  Hard to try and stage a fall scene with the temps. near 100. But here goes.

I love this pattern from The Primitive Saltbox.  Love the pumpkins.They are so much fun to make and I love the print on them.  I had never used freezer paper to print with muslin and my printer so let me say this was an experience for me.
The first one fed thru the printer perfect, so I thought hmmmmmm, no problem so I went back upstairs  and did another one.   This time,,, no such luck, it got stuck in printer. Do you want to see how many times I tried before I finally got the hang of it?

That's the pile of freezer paper and muslin in the craft room floor.  Now how did I get the first one so perfect?  Guess it was luck.  But finally figured out the secret and have had so much fun since.  Have so many more projects in mind using this method.

Here is a close up showing the print on the pumpkins.

Also got some acorns made..

Used a combination of several patterns and made the witch stocking.  Got a few of these made. Sorry but with my camera the tea light on top doesn't show up good.

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is working on stitcheries.  Lucky for me they are a great seller at my show.  This one is for fall.

This was  a freebie I found on the computer after I figured out how to print on my freezer paper.  At the end of that day I was so proud to learn a new technique.
Think the little pillow turned out pretty good.  Can't wait to make some for all the upcoming seasons. 

Well my friends, that about does it for today.  I have items drying from the stiffing process, some drying from coffee staining, and tomorrow another day of crafting.  Hoping you are doing something you enjoy, whatever it may be.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  Each and everyone of you are so special to me.  Thanks for taking the time to comment.  Until we talk again.................


  1. Wow! I'd love to be able to do that! Can you give me some pointers? I need to learn something new--do something exciting. I love how they look!

  2. Love love love the pumpkins. Love it all. I am going to miss our days too but just think of the girl trips ahead! :) Love you. Talk to you in the morning!

  3. Love the pumpkins! They turned out beautiful! I was going to try that printing technique, but I haven't found the time to do it yet, Lol.
    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Hard to believe school is starting somewhere!!! It's sooo hot, how can they concentrate in this heat???? Love your pumpkins. I, too, need to learn how to do that. But then, I still need to learn how to use the computer!!!! lol


  5. Hi Angela,
    Love the pumpkins!! I've been wanting to try printing on fabric, but have been too scare to try it. Love the witch stocking too!! And the acorns too!! Oh...I just love all of it!!
    School starts around here in about 3 weeks. My granddaughter is actually excited about it...she will be moving up to the middle school. I just can't believe she is going in the 6th grade...seem like yesterday to me that she was born. Time sure goes by quickly.
    I think I changed it so that I'm not a no-reply blogger anymore. Didn't even realize I had it set to that.

  6. Love those pumpkins. I, too hate to think of summer as over, however that is when I get my little Kendall back for one day a week. I have missed having her. Is there a pattern for those acorns? I would love to try to make some of those. Thanks for showing all your goodies, they are inspiration!


  7. Stinkin adorably cute friends!
    Love the printing. Was worth all your effort. School already..Fall is on the way..:) I love fall.
    Thanks for sharing friend.
    Hugs Trace

  8. Oh my goodness! Those pumpkins are adorable! Printing on freezer paper can be a little tricky but it looks like you really got it mastered ~ I admire your persistence :)

  9. The pumpkins are great, I had a little pile of freezer paper and muslin when I first started printing on fabric, I thought I had tore up my printer for sure, but those things are tough. I also love that stitchery.

  10. Hi Angela,
    Everything looks AMAZING! I love your pumpkins! I haven't tried the freezer paper printer trick yet, but it's on my list for this week. I'm glad you shared that it took a few tries because then I won't get discouraged right away. :)
    I love your little pumpkin stitchery! And the pillow turned out great, too. I bet you'll sell out at the craft show!
    Happy crafting today!

  11. Angela ... Such delightful things! I remember trying that freezer paper trick a few years ago. The technique totally escaped me ... lol! Could you possibly show a more close-up photo of your stitchery? I would like to see exactly what it says on there : ) Darbee Rae is a smart little girl to tell you to "sit at your sewing machine & sew" while she's in school : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  12. Angela, I love your crafts! Primitives and fall theme are my favorites. Your comment today about your experience with Medicaid and your Mom just pierces my heart. I am so worried about the future of America. Politicians don't have a clue how to fix this, it's just plug this hole and plug that hole.

  13. Oh my gosh! I love those pumpkins. another goodie I would love to have in the shop! Have fun, Dawn

  14. Angela
    Love the pumpkins~ great job!!!!

  15. Oh my HECK Angela!!! Those are all KINDS of adorable!! I LOVE everything! It never ceases to amaze me what comes from those two hands of yours!! I truly, truly, love your pumpkins - and that little pillow!! Please tell us you'll consider selling some of your creations online sometime!! I've heard of that freezer paper transfer method and have been wanting to try it...now you have me half scared to death. I have issues just getting a regular piece of paper to print from my printer most days! I hope you'll share with us all what you figured out and what the "secret" is....Otherwise, I heard someplace of something they sell with the backing or whatever already on it that is made for these types of crafts. (Or was that just one of those bizarre half-awake/half-asleep dreams of mine???) Great job, Sweetie!! Happy, happy Tuesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  16. Oh those are darling... Just love them and the pillow is so sweet..
    I am sure you will do wonderful at your show..

  17. Hi Angela~

    Love all the goodies you made!! Those pumpkins are wonderful!!

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

  18. Well they sure turned out great, I am also hoping you'll post your printing tricks or a tutorial! PLEASE

  19. I LOVE the sweet little pillow...but then again, I LOVE anything that is tea-stained!
    Thank you so much for your kind words today...but believe me, that list is an attempt at *slowing down*...they are things I miss doing because I have been so busy with my business...so they are not stressful to me at all but rather stress-relief!
    Your little one sounds sweet...keep stitchin'!

  20. Out of the mouths of babes! So matter of fact.lol Love your pumpkins and the acorns. Have a great week, sitting at your machine stitching!

  21. I love the things you have made! Looks like you are a talented lady for sure. I am ready for fall as I am sure lots of folks are. Have a wonderful day. Thank You for stopping by to visit.

  22. I didn't realize you where so crafty. I especially love the pumpkins you made.
    I've never heard of freezer paper copying-
    sounds interesting!

  23. Angela your goodies are all awesome!Love the pumpkins especially.It is hard sometimes to get the freezer paper to feed through the printer.I love printing like that though I will admit to ruining one printer.Shhh! Don't tell hubby ,he thought it mysteriously just quit feeding the paper.LOL! Hugs,Jen