Thursday, July 16, 2009


Hey Everyone!...I have been so busy!...Crafting away!...getting ready for FALL!!!Yea!..I love Fall!..Can't wait for it to get here!..Anywho I wanted to share an idea I got from another blog..(I really wish I could remember the name)...I seen it and fell in love with look!...She took a piece wood wedged from a tree cut down and painted it to look like watermelon!...I thought now why didn't I think of that? My FIL had a few trees cut down on his property and I took the wedges...They have sold like wildfire!..Who would've thought?..I kept the biggest one for my front stoop! it is..I have had several neighborhood people want to buy it!...I already have a couple of orders for them too!..Well I just wanted to drop a quick post!...So until next time...I'll take mine Americana!...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tote and Tabletop Bench Done!...

Hello all my prim friends! they are!...I really love the look of the tote!... I added a rusty star to the front...I came across these stars at a swap meet..9 for 2.00! I was sooo excited! mind was already working before hubby and I even left the swap meet!...I think the tabletop bench looks pretty good too!..whatcha think!..I am new to this and I am having a great time!..I hope everyone is having a great start to your week!....Until next time..I'll take mine Americana!...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Still working!....

Good Monday morning to all!...So over the hubby and I went crazy going to swap meets, garage sales, craft fairs and antique malls! We had such a great time! On our way out Saturday husband says (he works at our local highschool) one of our Science teachers threw away an old rocking is beyond repair..but I really think we could use the spindles on some crafts!...I thought..hmmmm...let's go check it out!...Boy oh boy am I glad we did! I love these!..One of the things we built was using one of the spindles as a handle!..(I got this idea from another blog..I wish I could remember which one..oh well.."Thanks" whoever you were!) We found so many cool things on our weekend hunt!..( I will post pics later). I am now making table benches...I have had a request for here it is (of course it still needs painted and sanded and distressed!)..October (my craft fair) will be here before I know it! I better get back to work!...Until next time..I'll take mine Americana!

Friday, July 3, 2009

All Primmed Up!...

Hello all prim friends out there! promised..I have posted a pic of the the things I have been working on!...Whatcha think? I don't think they turned out to bad!..Oh.. I am not done..I have so much more to do before the craft show in October!...Oh well! will get done! will get done!..Maybe if I keep saying that I will actually believe myself!..I hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th! Remeber it is our countries 233rd birthday!!..WOW!! Until next time...I'll take mine Americana!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Working on more things!..

I am working like a busy lil' bee!..I still have to sand, paint and distress!..whew!..I have a craft show coming up in October..hopefully I will be done by then!..I don't think my fingers will ever be the same!..I am having a hard time not keeping some for myself too!..hehe!..Oh well!..I can always make more! I will post pics later when there all primmed up!..Until next time..I'll take mine Americana!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Working on some projects!...

Hello ladies...and a Good Monday to you all!...I just wanted to share a project I am working on. I have seen these houses in craft shops for way more than I am willing to spend!...soooo...I thought...why not make one?..sooo I found some scrap wood and (with hubby's help) I constucted one!..The picture shows it right after I had sanded it down. I hope to have some finished pics on here tomorrow! I am doing a local craft show in October and hope to "construct" some more. honest...tell me what you think!..I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!..Until next time..I'll take mine Americana!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Very good Garage Sale Day!!

Good Saturday to all!!!...My hubby and I went to some community garage sales today...and did we find some great lil' finds!! The red handled kitchen untensils were only 1.00 each!! I have been looking for some affordable ones like these forever!!.So you can guess how happy I was!!..I was actually looking at some other things and my hubby said..haven't you been looking for these?...I couldn't believe it!..then a little later we found the two enamelware bowls (with red too) for only 1.00 a piece! My kitchen is done in coca-cola with red lower I am sooo happy to find these!..Also today we found 2 really cool baskets..also for 1.00 each!!.(it must 1.00 day!), and 2 for .25 the other for .50...( I think they will look cool with some tea lights in them), a wooden potato masher for 2.00, an old bottle with a handle for .75 and last but not least a grapevine tree for .75..I am so excited! feels like Christmas!!..I hope you ladies had a wonderful Saturday!!!...Well, I am going out to work in my yard...until next time..I'll take mine Americana!

Friday, June 19, 2009

To the BEST DAD on earth!!

I want to dedicate this post to my husband!...Not only is he a wonderful husband..he also is such a great father to our two kiddos! We have an autistic boy..and life has been very rough at times..dealing with specialists, hospitals and last but not least schools! Greg (hubby) has always been there for our Codyman and always found the time to spend with our older son...and at times kept me from falling apart!! So thanks Greg for being there and always giving your all!! Oh and by the way..yeppers that is Cheetos on the Codymans face!!He does not like his pic taken I have to be quick!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Great Wednesday morning to all!! The sun is finally shining today!! I wanted to add some more of the great finds from my garage sale expedition this past Sat. I have never found so much great stuff so cheap forgive me if I am going on too much about it!! You know how it is girls...when you find a great deal you want the whole world to know!! The candle holder is one of my favorite redo outcomes..I love this look...It started out green...I sanded to get some courseness to it and then painted it and then sprayed it with crackle paint..added some rosehips and whatnot..and of course a grubby candle..Whatcha think?? the other pic is some goodies I found (yes at the same sale)that fit perfectly in my upstairs bathroom...they were all as is...I didn't have to do a thing to them! How do they look? Too much on the bench? Let me know.. Thanks Ladies for taking the time to read my blog...until next time..I'll take mine Americana!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

As promised..I am slowly posting more of my wonderful garage sale finds. I am still trying to figure out what changes I should make (if any) to them and where in the heck am I going to put it when I get it done!!!HEHE!! The first pic is of four things I found at a "junk" sale this past Saturday. I paid .50 a piece for them...the question is..should I paint the stool and tool caddy? or leave as is? The second pic is of all the treasures I picked up at a garage sale ( also this past Sat.) for my upstairs bathroom...I love them..I painted and then used shoe polish (thanks Dawn for the idea) on the peg board. It was a blue color..pretty..but did not match my colors in there!...The third pic is of a crock bowl...a .50 item also picked up at my garage sale expedition this past Sat. I added some filler and a grubby candle. Whatcha think?? I hope everyone is having great summer...thanks for all your kind comments! Until next time...I'll take mine Americana Please!!...
Hey Ladies...Just wanted to share the candle holder..I found at a garage sale for .25. It was a hideous pink I painted it a blue and then did some sanding..what do you think? Should I add some crackle paint too? I found so many things at this garage sale...and cheap too! I will be posting when i get them done...(they all needed some Americana TLC).

Monday, June 15, 2009

Today my wonderful hubby made me barnwood lil' table to put out in front of the house...I love it!! I am having a craft/bake sale on Saturday..June 20...does anyone have a good peanut butter fudge recipe??
Hi there...I am Shirley..I am 38 years old.This is my first attempt at a bear with me. I am a mother of two boys (17 and 19) 17 year old is non-verbal autistic and my 19 year old just successfully completed his first year at Purdue University. I have been married for 20 years. I love to decorate my home inside and out. My other love and passion is mixed martial arts. I have been training in kickboxing for 4 monthes now.