Monday, October 28, 2013

Been canning the PRIM way!!

I have been really concentrating on my Funky Farmhouse section of my Esty Shoppe!! And oh my goodness  I LOVE it!! My whimsical and Fran style is goin crazy!! I LOVE this one so much!! I made one of my Mice Pin Cushions (also available in my esty shoppe) and grubbied him up real good!! And made 3 little tomatoes and grubbied them up real good too!! Added some green moss and a grubby tag!! And a matching prim flower on the top. I will be listing this little cutie pie today.

Also just added these sweet lil pin cushions to the shoppe. Up cycled little girls shoes and vinatge easter seals on the tag. So sweet!!

This is our sweet grandaughter Caylee Roxanne in her bird nest!! Isn't it precious!!
 Sim and I are so geeked as we are going down to the kids on Halloween for a Chili supper, Halloween trick n treating with Caylee and then back for a s'more campfire!! I can't wait for that!! I'm not sure what Caylee is gonna be. But I can bet it's gonna be a princess cuz she loves them so much!!
Well I'm off to finish some cleaning I have been doing and hoping to get some creating time in also.
Love ya Fran.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Celebrating 175 years!!

 My church turned 175 years old this year!! I am the Church Historian and I have been working on this for almost a year now! The celebration was this past weekend. We have the only historical marker in my hometown. As you know I love history of all kinds. So this is the perfect thing for me. I didn't realize though exactly how hard it was gonna be!! LOL I reached out to the community for wedding pictures. I kept thinking what has brought this church together the most over the years.!! WEDDINGS!! Alot of the weddings took place in the 50's. That is just about how far I could go back for pictures to be donated. The dress in the back belongs to me and was given to me when Hunny died a year ago by the family. I also got her wedding photo and old cake top. What a blessing I put her dress on my mannequin and the other dress is from the 1930's from another lady moms wedding but not at our church.

This is a close up of the dress.

This is a closeup of her wedding. 

The displays looked so pretty. My vision came together real good. We also had some other displays.

This one has Hunny's fur cape. The other coat with the fur collar belonged to an awesome lady that went to our church for years. It was found in the crawl space of her house after she died. The guy who bought the house was selling it at a sale. The black purse also belonged to another lady from my church and I just happened to go by when her son had a sale. Other vintage items are mine from estate sales. 
Most of these items are displayed at my house in my vintage living room.
 These cool hats belong to a another friend from church Mother's. Her Mother wore hats and gloves all the time. Some were even made by her Mother.
There was another big display from the Sunday School class. I had another table set up with vintage photos and information through the last 175 years. It was a three day event with music on Friday night, an open house and luncheon on Saturday. And then on Sunday we had people in our church service throughout the years that came back to help us celebrate!! and we had an awesome dinner afterwards.

This was the place mats we used that one of the men from my church donated for us. It is a vintage map from the 1800's with the streets and our church shown on it!! It was so cool of him to do that for us!! It added to the celebration. Our church is so pretty and it was all decorated for Fall. It was great having it but I am glad it's over. It has taken up alot of my time but was worth it.
Now I am ready to get back creating and focusing on the two craft shows I have coming up. 
XOXO Love Fran.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hangin out on the East Coast!!

This is where I started right pass the Canada border!! We stayed in Rochester New York the first night. I really like New York and the pretty mountains. The Fall colors were everywhere. I got a coffee cup with this on it!!!

 My most favorite little trip we took was to Mystic Connecticut. I was suppose to see the ocean. But I didn't. Darn it. But I did see the Mystic River in this cool town. Julia Roberts made the movie "Mystic Pizza" here in this little fishing town. We ate at the very place where the movie took place. We got the house speciality pizza minus mushrooms for me!! LOL I hate them bad!! 

It is so cool they play the movie over and over throughout the day. There was a photographer there and he took pics of this couple eating their pizzas they got. It is still very popular after all these years. I got a coffee cup!! LOL

 My next favorite place was "The Cheesecake factory"!!! This was a special lunch for me n Kaitlin. She wanted to take me out to lunch there. As I love cheesecake and The Big Bang Theory!! Oh my gosh this place looks nothing like the one on the Big Bang!!

 Isn't this the coolest column? They are huge and so pretty!! And all through  the restaurant. This one is in Hartford Connecticut where Kaitlin goes to college at The University of Connecticut for her Masters.

 This is the awesome burger I got!! Let me say I could only eat half of it!!

 And this was my piece of Cheesecake I got!! Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter!! OMG it was to die for!! Half of it went home with me!!

 And this one here was my Sister in laws!! S'mores chocolate Cheesecake!! They melted the marsh mellow over it before they brought it out!! She had to take part of it home with her too!!! Seems like they might have even been better the second time around!! LOL

And of course this was one of my very favorite things was to be with my baby girl!!! We had a great lunch and day. We did get to do some shopping. Not much I need things were pretty high priced. 

"The Berry Farm" Berry Spoon

 "Farm Chick" pin cushion
I also wanted to share with you my new line I have started in my etsy shoppe!! It is my "FUNKY FARMHOUSE" section to go with my new Funky Farmhouse I am re-doing around here!! I am just making up alot of cute little things to help you make your farm house look alittle funky too!! And it is alot of fun and I have alot of thoughts and ideals running through my head. Got a few more things that just need a little tweaking and then they will be added to the shoppe!!
Happy October girlfriends!! It's good to be home!!
XOXO Love ya Fran.