Saturday, September 24, 2011

someday


If I ever get through the mountains of craft supplies that I have stashed in every available space in my house, and get all the crafts made for Apple Butter Makin' days, I'm making one of these. I have been garage selling like mad though... And I have a stash of awesome train cases.... I think I am going to decoupage /paint the outside of mine though. Mmmm humm....

<3

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Accomplishment

Now that the year is more than half over, I am finally making some serious progress on my New Year's resolutions. I wrote about all that here, if you care to read about things like that. One of my many resolutions was to finish all of the things on my "master to do list". I have lived in my house for almost four years, and there are a few things I have been wanting to do since then. Its a terrible problem. Anyway, one of those things was to clean/organize my garage. The interesting little old man I bought my house from left me many many treasures in my garage. Over the years, I have just added to the piles and piles of things and the cobwebs have just multiplied.

There is pretty much just enough room to drive my car in and that is it. Note the green thing in the bottom left of the picture... that is an awesome table I snagged at a yard sale, which I am sure I will post once I am finished updating it.

Opps, ok there is a better picture of the table. Somewhere under that pile of stuff is a cockroach hotel that doesn't know it is about to be annihilated. Eeek!

This pile is out of hand. Behind those awesome Adirondack chairs I got for my birthday is my bike, my bike rack, and some shelves I snagged at an estate sale for organizing. Ha, they are doing a good job there.

See this fellow? He gets the credit for getting the job done. Sure I did all the heavy lifting but at he kept me on task. If it hadn't been for him, I wouldn't of gotten bored/tired/hot/distracted and would of just shoved everything back in and not been able to park my car in the garage.

This is what I always do, find something better to do than the project at hand. My lovely friend Mary painted me this ages ago and I have been meaning and meaning to frame it but just hadn't. This is my favorite part of the whole "makeover". It is such a happy painting that will greet me every time I pull in the garage. Anyway, after the task master got me going again, I made some more pro






Ta da!! I am so pleased with the finished project!! I like Fall cleaning much better than Spring cleaning.

Now back to the crafting, Apple Butter Makin' Days is just around the corner.

<3,
Ash

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Apron Makin' Momma

Emmy and I got together last night for a crafting binge! We sewed until our fingers stopped working. We still have a long way to go before we are ready for our festival in October.

Emmy made some adorable aprons as she is modeling here....

I made a bunch of onsies and baby bibs... things someone else in this photo will surely get spoiled with as soon as I know if I'm crafting for a little girl or a little boy!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The headbands are a hit

Check out how awesome one of my headbands look in my momma's hair!
I'm off to craft, the deadline is fast approaching!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm Becoming My Mother: Example 101

If you know my mother personally, then this is old news... but if you don't, well read on. I have many many memories as a child/teenager hanging out at craft shows with my mom. She is amazing artist and potter. Some of my memories are fond... others, not so much. Craft fairs are a lot of work!

I'm not sure how it happened... but I have found myself signed up for one of the biggest craft festivals in the area, Apple Butter Makin' Days in Mt. Vernon. Emmy and I are embarking on this journey together.

I had a great stash of items ready but I took them to Good Girl because I wanted them there for September Art Walk. Alas...

Here are a couple of things I am working on.

The bib to the far left is a snail, the middle is a guitar in progress, and the one on the right is a half finished flamingo. I have exactly one month from today.

Its time to get serious and catch up with Emily because she is going to town with her crafting. If you haven't read her blog you should... Go here.

<3
Ashley

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Playing catch up


I have been a bad bad blogger... I had a craft night so long ago I don't even remember when it was! We made amazing purses out of canvas fabric. These are still bad phone pictures but you can get the idea.

This is Maggie with her delightful cowboy purse. It is quite wonderful.

Kitty likes to help at craft night. I don't know why I don't have a picture of Emily's purse but this is the material hers was made from. It turned out quite well.


Here is Nikki with her bag. She added a cute little owl tag... very fun, but I can't find a picture with it.


Emily hard at work.


Becky supervising Katie's work.

Alicia, the teacher. She is an amazing purse craftswoman. She has mad skills.
Here is my purse. It came in really handy at Silver Dollar City this past weekend when I had to be the mom and hold everyone's stuff when they went to go ride rides. Ha ha. Aren't we cute? Yeah I thought so.

Oh I almost forgot... someone left those sunglasses I am wearing at my house on the last craft night that we had. I have been wearing them because I really liked them... haha. If they are yours let me know, I will return them . They don't look as good on me as I thought they did.

<3
Ashley