Friday, September 5, 2014


Ok I have been kinda feeling like my new CROW DOLL "Wren in the Willow"!! She's sittin on my old vintage swing just coppin a lean. I have been workin and nesting around here at the Funky Farm House. I started with the outside and now I have been nesting in the diningroom/kitchen area and onto the livingroom. I also felt like I needed a blog update. I added a new pic to the top and I really like it a lot better.

Actually "WILLOW" is a pretty cool CROW. I designed her and put a lot of handsewing into her. She has a bird on her head with a nest. The bird and her arms are made from an old dresser scraf with hand emboirdery that I grubbied up real good it had seen better days!! I used some of my favorite black polyester and red and white polka dotted poly material also.
I  made one of my funky flowers from the calico and dresser scraf into a brooch and sewed a safety pin on the back so you can wear it if you want to.

I also made her a Pin Apron and stitched her name "WILLOW" onto it.
I learned about pin aprons from the Civil War re-enactments I have been to. I have used them before and they are so sweet.
"WILLOW" will be heading off to my shoppe real soon!!
 I have been creating a lot in between my nesting!! Clean sew clean sew!! Wheww!! LOL it has been so humid here it gets kinda uncomfortable sometimes lot's of showers!!
And I got to take some time off from nesting and watched Madeline Grace the other day!! WOO HOO this Grannie Frannie was a happy one!! Oh my goodness she is so adorable!! We had fun just me n her! I even sewed while she was sleeping! I read out of the Readers Digest to her about being happy and feeling rich without having to have money!! She's a good listener!!

And this pretty little mommy-to-be had the cutest shower ever!! DR SUESS one of my favorite books!! I still have all my books from when I was little. Shannon is such a pretty girl and I use to babysit her when she was growing up!! Her and Kaitlin were one year apart. Shannon lived right next door. But now she lives up in town. I love her so much!! She's havin a boy and the shower was such a hoot!! I felt like a kid again myself!! LOL

Part of my nesting!! The lil chick is going into my shoppe too.
 I had fun using my stuff for props!! I probably sound like I have been doing a lot and I have but believe me it has taken me a long time doing it! LOL
I LOVE nesting and creating and feel blessed to be able to do both!! I am working on Pumpkins it takes me awhile cuz I hand sew everything but that is what I LOVE to do!! I am trying to get everything done by the 15th as I am having my surgery again then and need my medicine pretty bad. But one thing after the surgery I get to sew for awhile!! as I rest!! Woo Hoo!!
Hope you are all doing good!!
Happy Fall Y'all!
Love Fran.



The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love your Willow Fran! So much hand sewn detail in your work. Your grandbabe is beautiful. Positive thoughts & prayers for your surgery! ~*~Lisa

Trace4J said...

Oh Grannie Frannie she is adorable.
How wonderful.
I love your new Willow too.
I like it clean sew clean sew..
Praying for you.
Woolie Hugs

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your new Willow is so lovely!! I seen a couple peaks of her on your facebook!! :) Too cute she is! And I love her sweet little brooch pin too! :) It does look and sound like you've been very busy! What a nice treat to watch the new baby! A Dr. Seuss themed party sounds so fun!! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers for your surgery. Sending hugs your way! xo Holly

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Love your creations and all of their fun details! You are very talented :) And that sweet baby...lucky you!!

Lea said...

Happy nesting Frannie! Looks like you have been a busy bee... Love that FRAMED pic of you almost as much as the one of you on that pole. lolol You're a fun chicklet.... happy to chat with you today... Tell willow hello for me!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

You sure have been busy! Lovin' your creations. I would like to clean and sew too. But it's really only cleaning. You would not believe how much dirt 4 kids, 3 dogs, me and hubby generate.

Jann Olson said...

Hey miss Frannie, little Gracie is a doll! Sounds like a good baby too. I love Willow and think I just need to buy her. I have wanted something that you have created. Please let me know when she is for sale. The pic of you and your sweet friend is so cute. Wishing you lots of success with your surgery!!