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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WIP Update..............

I finally started painting something on the amazing Tramp Art Frame that I got lucky enough to find and I posted previously about! Can't wait to get it finished!

Stay tuned..............

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I'm terrible at taking pics of WIPs but here is one that I have to share.........

I bought this vintage wooden frame at a church yard sale in June and I paid a whole 10 cents for it. It was plain wood with a religious print from a calendar inside it and had a piece of cardboard for the backing. On that piece of cardboard, in a man's handwriting, was the name and town of the man that had made it. I asked a man that I used to babysit for if he recognized the name since he was from the same town. It turns out that he did know him and what was even more of a coincidence was that the day he walked by here to tell me that he had checked on the maker of the frame, I was talking to my neighbor lady who is in her 80's. When she heard him say his name, she said she knew him too and that he was a woodworker and had made her kitchen cabinets! She told me that if I had asked her first, she could have told me exactly who he was! lol

Anyhow........I just love the tramp art look of this frame!! I took it apart and the man that I used to babysit for had a scrap piece of oak veneered paneling that he cut to fit for me. I painted the frame black and sanded all the edges to give it that timeworn look and painted the inside a gorgeous Halloween orange....So now I just need to get busy and paint something on it!

I LOVE finding little treasures like this to paint on. This frame would have possibly ended up in someone's trash.......and that would have made me clear sick! All the time that was put into making it........cutting out all those little notches, the sanding, the finishing.......even the back has little wooden strips that were cut to fit and tacked into place to hold the picture in. Not like today's Made in China frames. This is pure art and I for one, truly appreciate the craftmanship that went into it.

SO stay tuned to see what I paint on it. I promise to share with you all! =o)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another Halloween Hang Tag/Ornie Listed thise Evening!

I've added another little hang tag ornie to my eBay listings this evening. I just love this vintage print of the little girl holding the vintage pumpkin treat bucket! I wish I had one like it!

I added lots of hand stitching to this little tag and another vintage shoe button too!

I hope you will stop by to take a peek at it~! Just click on either of the pictures above to go see it's eBay auction.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Congratulations JoycEE!!!!!!!!!!

I want to congratulate my best friend Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions on her article in the current issue of Art Doll Quarterly! Joyce submitted 4 dolls for the fall 2009 issue and they used all 4 of her dolls!!

As you all may well know, I list Joyce's dolls for her on eBay. She creates, I take their pics, she writes their auction descriptions and I set up their auctions and add the music that goes with them.

It was 3 years ago that Joyce walked into our shoppe with her dolls and their was one that as soon as I saw it, I said, "Joyce, this doll needs to go on eBay......." and the rest is history! =D

Now she can finally say that she's published......and in what is known as "The Most Elite" of all the Doll Magazines out there! It's been a long road Joycee, but well worth every mile! I'm so proud of you and happy for you!!

Below is the photo shoot of her 4 dolls that we took at the shoppe the day before they were all shipped off to California. We were even able to keep track of their journey across the states, thanks to the USPS online Track and Confirm feature!

Make sure you pic up your copy of the Fall Issue of ADQ with Featured Artist Scott Smith's amazing pirate cat doll on the front cover............

We will have this issue available at Village Gift Shoppe and I'll see if I can bribe Joycee to autograph them too! ;o)

A new Primitive Folk Art Hang Tag/Ornie on eBay.....

It's been quite a while since I've made a tag. I needed a break from the paintings. I really enjoy making these and this print is one of my favorites...........

Vintage shoe buttons add the perfect touch......

to go see it on eBay.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A relaxing day on the water............

This past Sunday, we did something that we haven't done for years..........spent the day on a boat! My sister and brother in law bought a pontoon boat this summer and invited us out for the day. It was the perfect day for skies with huge white fluffy clouds.....and gorgeous scenery! We spent about 5 hours out on the lake and had so much fun! Jadyn loved the water and were we all surprised that she wasn't afraid of it! I honestly think that she would have stayed in there the entire day if we hadn't made her get out. =D

Here's some pics that I wanted to share...........

Thursday, July 9, 2009

PFATT Marketplace's Jingle Time July!

Make sure you stop by PFATT Marketplace to see all the amazing goodies from their talented vendors! It's Jingle Time July! Can't you feel the chill in the air? Feels good right about now, doesn't it? *giggle*

You can also sign up to win some free door prizes while you're there! Just click on the banner above to go there. Oh.........and make sure you tell them that Lori sent ya! ;o)