Monday, January 9, 2012


I sure have missed blogging!! I started getting better from my surgery and then I got a really bad headache which actually made me lay low for a few days. And then I had to catch up!! LOL But in the mean time I wanted you to see what I have been working on for awhile!! This little beauty is going in my Etsy Shoppe today!! I have been designing this Crow Doll in my head for awhile. And I wanted to make a Raggedy Fran all sewed by hand! And here she is!! What do you think?

  This is her head and shoulders and you see the floss I used to sew her whole body. This is my own pattern. I grubbied everything up really good with my special coffee/spice mixture!! She smells yummy!!

I handmade her bagg out of a piece of white chenille bedspread that is really grubby. The rusty pop top is the only thing I used glue on. The strap and bagg part are all hand sewed in a blanket stitch.

I made her a grungey grubby Pin Apron. I pinned it on with big rusty safety pins. Her dress material I thrifted from a church sale. I love how she turned out. It was so funny when I was outside taking her pic there was a Crow in my Pine Tree Cawing!! I couldn't help but laugh!!!

I wanted to share with you a little Woolie Love gift I received from Trace at She is such a sweetheart and just so full of love and fun!! I feel so blessed to have received one of her love gifts!! She has the best personality! She loves to create. She posted on her blog about crocheting. BUT she calls it CROW-HOOKY! I love it!! Since I love Crows I picked right up on what she calls it!! LOL

So, I thought I would share with you what I am going to CROW-HOOKY!! I realized that I don't share what I get thrifting alot with you. On Friday Sim and I went to the Salvation Army store. I found this really cool hat in the picture. Brand new and all made for me!! Yay!! I remembered I had seen that color yarn at the store a few weeks ago. So I went and got it and I am going to CROW-HOOKY a scarf for me!! I'm not the best at crocheting but I can do scarves.

I also wanted to show you what you can do with upcycling!! This is the end of our porch and it is a weathered pallet Sim brought home from work. Pallets are so available and used so much. We have a pallet on each end of our porch.

And this is another pallet Sim got from shipping from the store. He cut it up to the lengths he needed and made this shelf unit for his garage. It was a bigger pallet and not as weathered as the one on the porch. Amazing isn't it for a little bit of time Sim has a new shelf for the garage with no money spent!! I thank God for the little things He provides us with. We are so blessed and live a good life. Watch out you may never look at a pallet the same again!! LOL I am so glad to be blogging and seeing what everyone has been up to. Happy New Year a week late!!
XO Fran.