Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Say what!!! Christmas is just around the corner Dudettes!!

Are you getting ready yet?

I have been making these cute little Christmas Mice Pin Cushions!! This one is upcycled from a red cashmere sweater that had a hole in it. I hand sewed the whole thing. I love making the sweet little pins in it too. Brooke had all these beads so I thought I'd put them to good use. This little sweety is listed in my Etsy Shoppe.

Along with these two Mice. These are made from warm n natural and grubbied up with my special mixture. They smell yummy. They also have sweet pins in them that I made. I've got another red one to list tonight. I am also whipping up some Crow Hangers for Christmas. I am in the Christmas mood which is super duper amazing for me!!! Thinking of new things to make and what baked goods I would love to make for the season.
We will be having a homemade Christmas this year as our funds are very low. I believe that is really getting me in the spirit and making it seem more fun!! Tonight is trick or treating. Waiting for my neighbors little kids to come and show me their costumes!! They are so adorable. I remember when their Mama use to come and show me hers!! I love it!! And I am also off to make Banana Bread!! Have a great and safe night.
XOXO Love ya, Fran.  

Monday, October 29, 2012

HIS eye is on the sparrow and you!!!

(my very best blogging friends)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Have A "BOOTIFUL" Halloween!!!

This beauty is taken in Avondale Cemetery in Flint, Michigan. It is probably the oldest cemetery in Flint and alot of families are buried in it. Including some of Sim's family. We were on our way to church and Sim turned so I could get some pics!! I guess he saw in my eyes OMG I want pictures!! Thank God I had my camera with me!! Yay!!  
God is awesome!! I love the beauty of His world in the simplest things. They are tiny little gifts everyday.

Thought I'd share alittle of my Fall decorating in my livingroom with you. I just added these cool crows from the $1.00 store to the shoulders of my vintage fur cape and vintage coat. It was so funny cuz Kaitlin hadn't seen them yet and we had our church ladies over for circle. She goes Mom when did you put those creepy birds on there!! The ladies laughed cuz they know me and never know what to expect from me!!! LOL
Today has been a great day I went and met a couple of cuzins for breakfast and Kaitlin was able to go too. Kaitlin and I hit a 70% off sale at JoAnn's for Halloween and Fall!! OMG!! What fun!! We got cute Secret Sister gifts on the cheap!!! I love when you can do that and get better priced gifts that way but for next to nothing!!! I didn't even buy one thing of fabric or any magazines!! I am really proud of myself for that!! LOL

Here is "Aimie Oakleaf" my new Farmgirl Rag Doll listed in my Etsy Shoppe!! She is so cute and matches my Farmgirl Pigg Doll "Acorn".
This past Saturday we had Ladies Craft Day at our church. Kaitlin took this pic of me with her groovey I phone. It is so much fun you bring whatever you want to work on. This is me making my new Mice pincushions. Good thing I didn't swallow that pin I had in my mouth!! LOL I finally got the Mice made exactly how I wanted and will be listing them tonight in the shoppe! So cute!! That one I am working on is from a cashmere sweater I am upcycling. Love it. I am even making matching pins for them. Pretty good for someone who is petrified of mice!! LOL
Hope you all have a great week.
XOXO Love, Fran.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Well shame on me!!

Hey Dudettes!! Whatz up?
Well this is me throwing a hatchet up in the air at a Woodbee Day I went to in Port Hope, Michigan. Can ya dig it I am actually throwing that baby up in the air!! Go me and I am also rockin out my new Cowgirl boots!! This was so much fun. They call it a Woodbee like a Sewingbee only it takes place in the woods and you do all these lumberjack things to win woodals!! You know like metals!! They are small pieces of wood cut and strung with twine to wear around your neck!! So cool! Didn't win any but Sim won one and this little boy didn't get one cuz they were short one so Sim gave his up for him. He's so sweet like that!! I also did the Jack n Jill saw cutting with Sim. Didn't place there but we kept the piece of wood we cut. They had all kinds of homemade soups and breads and desserts too. A very cool day and I am looking forward to going again next year.

I had my first Craft Show of the season.


This is one of the reasons I've been MIA. I was getting ready for the craft show and sewing like crazy!! The craft show was a bust becuz the Festival got rained out. Alot of festivals here in Michigan got rained out and it was not good for us crafters! Everyone was cold and wet and left!! Bummer!! But at least I am ready for the next one and have stuff for my Etsy Shoppe! Christmas is coming!! I am so excited to share with you my newest creation!!

I LOVE LOVE how these turned out!! I upcycled an old 80's sweatshirt for these "maters"!! Oh my goodness they turned out better than I pictured them in my head!! LOL I have three baskets full. I also put green twine wrapped around the berry basket. Kinda hard to see in the pic but it is cute too. These will be listed in my Etsy shoppe later tonight!!
So I've been missing blogging but been tyring to keep up on everything! Boy is it hard when you also are trying to get ready for things like craft shows. So glad it's over now though. Now I will be working on Christmas goodies. Gotta make more grubby piggs I only have one left!! Yay! And I also have another Fall Farm Girl almost done and ready. She's a cutie!! Wait til you see her grubby prim hair!! LOL
So what have you all been up to? I've missed ya!!
XOXO Love ya, Fran. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

These boots were made for walking!! And Fall blessings!!


Check out my new Baby Fat Cowgirl Boots! Sim surprised me and ordered them for me!! I have only been wanting them for about a year!! He spoils me and I love it!! I have a new thrifted outfit already to wear with them. This weekend we are going on a trip to a Woodland Weekend in The Thumb of Michigan with his cuzins. I am so excited and can't wait!! He'll be doing Lumberman things and I'll be looking like a Farmgirl!!! LOL

This is the view out my backdoor. I just love it! I have my own color tour and don't have to spend gas money to look at it!! The last pic is my garden beds that we are getting ready to put up for the winter. Got just a few tomatoes left and need to pick my onions.

On Saturday Sim took me to my favorite place to have breakfast. Tim Horton's!! I love their muffins and donuts so why not have both!! LOL
On Saturday our neighbor gave us these pumpkin pie pumpkins to bake for the pumpkin. Kaitlin and I had never done that before. Oh my goodness it is so easy and makes the house smell yummy!

I found this recipe on Pinterest for Weight Watchers muffins using only a yellow cake mix and 15 ozs of Pumpkin. So I decided to make a cake instead of muffins using the fresh pumpkin and cake mix. Oh my goodness so yummy! Low in calories til Kaitlin made cream cheese frosting and frosted the cake with it! YUMMO!!!


And I had alot of tomatoes still so I made chili with them!! That was delish too! This is half of it left. It usually doesn't last to long around here!! LOL
We had great weather and I felt like I got alot done. I love Fall so much. Since we are remodeling the hallway I'm not to sure how much decorating I will be doing. I also have a craft show on the 13th so I am working on things for that. Got another farmgirl doll almost ready for the shoppe. Smells good in the kitchen today from the grubby coffee spice mixture I use!! Today was a beautiful sunny Fall kinda day!!
XOXO Love, Fran.