Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Some new Kidds hangin out at the Funky Farmhouse!!

 "Cherry Belle Hicks" 1858

"Opal Anne"

Some new kidds here at the Funky farmhouse!! A special order that sweet Sue let me go free style on the colors!! I LOVE the way they turned out!! I have one more sheep special order I am working on. And then it's a new CROW doll I have been whipping up!! And also getting the farmhouse ready for that very special shower for new grand girl!! Busy Busy!!
Have a groovey day!!
Love, Fran.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Good Morning Peeps!!

It's that time again when I get my Spring peeps for my coffee. This years color is a sweet pretty green. I don't usually have sugar in my coffee but this is a treat. And fun!!

I added some new gigs to the etsy shoppe. Thinkin Spring guys!! Plus these turn out so stinkin cute that I could make them all day long!!

 "Lil Scrappers".
 My fav is the tomato!!

Hey guys I passed those yucky stones! I went for a walk in my backyard on Friday. Decided to take my squirrel out back for a photo shoot!! She's a rock star!!

And after Sim got home we went out for our Spring walk lookin for cool things. We did find some and YES I fell in the mud!! It was like quick sand!! LOL You should of been there cuz you would of laughed!! Sim said everything in my hands went flying!! I had my junque bagg with me and I had found a camp stool in woods!! LOL I still get a smile when I think of it!! Fun times.
So for now I am working on special orders and when I can I need to get some new things I have been working on finished. Plus I have a lot to catch up on around the funky farmhouse!! But that's fun sometimes!!! LOL
Have a great day!!
Keep on Keepin on!!
 XOXO Love ya Fran.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Sticks and STONES may break your bones!!! BUT......(and a few other things)

So last Thursday I had a doc appt. and she sent me for a cat scan!! And yes I have not one but two kidney stones!! Why leave one out? LOL
I believe they are starting to move and I will be getting rid of them soon!! YAY!!
I am on a lot of pain meds and that is helping!! Good news was that I didn't need surgery to break them up!! Yay!!
This is a cool old chalkboard Sim and I found on the way home from my cat scan in the garbage along a side street!! Why not stop even if you are in pain!! You find cool things!! The "Relax" sign came from my Secret Sister from church !! Isn't it cool!!
This is my new swing Sim got for me for my birthday!! We were due for one and he found this one at Lowe's. He knew I would love the colors!! And I do and if you look you can see on the left side there my clothes line pole matches!! I had Sim paint them last year a barn red!! I am diggin it so much!! Excuse the mess of all of my rusty gigs there. Spring has just begun here in Michigan and we are just now getting rid of that blasted nasty sn-irt!! Oh my gosh we walked around the back fence line last night it looks like a battle zone out there from the ice storm back in December!! We have so much to clean up and trees to trim and cut. But what cha gonna do!! Main thing we are all ok and blessed.

And here is another gift from Sim. It's a cool basket that someone up cycled. I think I might put linens in it that I use to create with. It has wire around it. Not a very good pic but wanted to show it to you.

I just wanted to brag a bit!! Kaitlin goes to the University of Connecticut!! How cool is that they have been winning and playing in the final game!! YAY go Huskies!! This is a sticker she got me for Christmas. She got me and her Dad one. She's so sweet! But I really do miss her!!

Ok I am showing this to you to make myself make it!! LOL I tried to draw out a pretty sheep cuz it seems to me that all of my stuff turns out cutesy and whimsical which is ok cuz I guess that is my gig. But I had this pretty sheep in my head. Well after I drew it out and cut it out it looked liked a monkey. Brooke has been asking me to make a sock monkey cuz she loves them. But I don't want to!! LOL Anyways I was gonna make it but I was talking to Kaitlin and she said a monkey doesn't live on a farm. She was right I usually try to keep with Funky Farm House style!! LOL In this pic the black is a CROW!!! I have this ideal now going around in my head for a CROW!! So I am making myself make this!! LOL So no monkey but I must finish this CROW!! Kaitlin said I need to try to make a COW!! But the CROW came up in my head first!! LOL
I have been posting a lot on my face book page:
So if you wanna keep up with all my creations stop by and see me. I have three special orders I am working on. BUT I also will get that CROW done!! Soon!! LOL and soon I will pass these darn stones!!
Keep on Keepin on!!
XOXO Love ya Fran.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Whatz Happenin Girlfriends?


We had our Grand Girl come and see us while Mommy went to a Ladies day out up here. Caylee lives about an hour away from us!! So this was so cool!! We took her out to eat. It was so funny she brought a ton of her own toys BUT wanted to play with Grannie Frannie's pigs and lil ladybug. It was so cute!!! I love when kids use their imagination for things. Her Daddy arrived safe n sound down in Africa. And now it is less than a year!! YAY!!! 

Here is another "PIGG FARM" special order I finished up. I love the way they all come out with their own personalities. This one is livin in North Carolina!!

And this is a special order for one of my Up cycled Sheep " Amelia McKaye Hicks" 1899 is on her way to Wisconsin. I have two more I am workin on!! Which is a good thing cuz the doctor thinks I might have a kidney stone. I had an ultra sound and x-ray of my kidneys yesterday. I find out next week. This could be the pain I have been in except for I also have a bladder infection which is getting better now with the strong antibiotics he put me on!!

 This is my sweet n grubby "BILLY GOAT". I just love her. I studied a pic of this sweet goat I made friends with at the Genesee County Fair last summer. I took her outside and got a better picture of her in the sunlight. I named her after my Grandma Berry. As all of my sheep are from the Hicks family I decided to name my other sweet critters in the Berry family LOL.

Today is my birthday but Sim had to work 2nd shift so on Saturday he took me out to Red Robin for my birthday and for a nice long drive in the country. I had him stop so I could take this pic. It was so pretty and if you look in the first pic you can see a sweet lil chipmunk who let me take his pic while he just kept eating the walnut he had. It's kinda great the snow is melting and the sun has been shining a bit more. Today I took a "ME DAY" and am still in my PJ's and just doing nothing much. Trying to feel better and take care of myself but longing to get going on house work cuz yard work will be here soon!! Like real soon!! LOL
I am enjoying working on special orders. I now have over 600 likes on my facebook page and as soon as I hit 100 sales in my Etsy Shoppe I am gonna have a giveaway here on my blog. I'll keep ya posted when it comes.
Happy Spring girlfriends!!
XOXO Love Fran.