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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Just Sharing....

Some Photos of Finished Projects.


 I've been working on some cross stitch and punchneedle for my fall fairs.

 The stitching was done in February but I just wasn't sure how to finish them off. 
 So searched my favorite site....
Pintrest 
(you can follow me just click here)
for Inspiration and Ideas.
Well did that get my mind going.


 It was a lot of fun searching for unusual frames and trimming and old buttons.
I painted the frames black and aged them. The backgrounds are wool some hand dyed wools.

See I'm trying to get ready for my fairs.
I feel like I'm running behind.
You can check out my facebook page for more pictures of
what I've been working on.

Enjoy your day,
Leanne

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day....

The perfect Mother's Day present....
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.

My son Brian brought this wonderful treat for me today.
Not only did he buy these for me but he made them too!
Many mom's will be enjoying these because he made about 300 of them
today at work...who knew he was so talented.
I did receive 4 but I ate two of them before I thought of taking a picture.
These are all mine, 
I don't even have to share....
I am the only one in the family that likes strawberries.



 I thought I would show you what I've been working on.


These are wood and papier mache boxes.  
I was cleaning out some of my craft stuff and came across these.


I painted the boxes black and aged them with some shoe polish.
 The tops are all applique on black wool with hand dyed wool pieces.  
All hand stitched with blanket stitch with
a few french knots, lazy daisy and feather stitches.
I lined the bottom with black wool and I stitched a hand dyed heart in the middle.
I just love how these turned out and they were so much fun to make.

I might have to look for more boxes because I have a few more designs in mind.
I think I need to do some fall ones...sunflowers, pumpkins.
Just getting ready for my fall fairs!

These will not be on ebay but if you are interested in purchasing just email me and 
I can tell you a little more about them.
You can check what I have for sale on ebay just click here.


Happy Stitching
and 
Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Mom's!

Enjoy your day,
Leanne

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bunco

It's Bunco time...
I hosted bunco this month and it was a
Mexican Fiesta.


Don't you just love the flowers?

I tried some new recipes, There are a few things in the oven yet,

I had to finish everything off with a Mexican Chocolate Cake.
Yummm!

 I just finished these pillows...
 These were a pattern found in 
Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazines.
 I love changing up the colors.
These were such a fun project!

Spring is coming but it is still to wet to work outside so 
I'll keep on stitching.

I still have some penny rugs and a few other things on 
ebay click here if you would like to see what I have to offer.

Enjoy your week,
Leanne

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Springtime in Herbster....


My mom sent me pictures she took from outside her window. 
Yes, these pictures were taken this week.
I thought our winter was long.



This is springtime in Herbster, WI.



I just don't know how the tulips and daffodils are going to look with all that snow. 

Enjoy your weekend,
Leanne



Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The leprechaun stopped by our house last night while we slept.  He left his green footprints all over the kitchen.  He came in through the window turned our milk green and left some green goodies. 

See the white mug with the leprechaun?  
I made that in 1984....it's was filled with green beer for many years.

 Jack wore the t-shirt to school today.
 What did he have for breakfast?
Lucky Charms with green milk of course

I hope you all have a lucky day,
Leanne.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's Finished....

With all this cold weather I've been stitching like crazy.
I just finished this table mat.

It's a pattern from Primitive Gatherings. 
The pattern has the alphabet on it but I wanted something plain. 
I just love the bird!

Enjoy your day,
Leanne

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Organizing and a Tip....

If you do any stitching you know how hard it is to keep your threads neat and organized.
I've tried so many things but nothing has worked. I always end up with a pile that looks like this.
I don't know what colors I have and what I need to buy.
 

Well I found the solution!
This has changed my life...no really!
It's called Floss-away.
Little zip lock bags with a hole punched in the top left corner and a metal ring.  They also have a place where you can write the color number.
I found these on the JoAnn's website,


 
See how nice the floss fits in. I feel so much better when things are organized.
I don't have to take time to unknot the floss before I stitch.

 TIP: This is a good one if I do say so myself.  I do this to a lot of my bags holding crafty things. 
I cut into the bag about 1/4 of in inch to let all the air out when the bag is zip locked.
This way the bag lays flat.


 See how nice a neat they all look.
It's so easy to see the colors you have.
I have a ring for hand dyed floss, one for DMC floss and one for variegated floss.
 

 
 I've been doing a little cross stitching, crocheting and stitching penny rugs.
I finished these shamrock penny rugs for St. Patty's day.
I just love the hand dyed wool shamrocks on the black wool. I think it gives the piece a lot of interest.
 
I try to think spring but with temps in the teens and snow falling every other day it's hard to imagine.
So when the snow starts to fall I start working on snowmen...just getting ready for the fall craft fairs,
 
 

 
I posted these on ebay.  I have Valentine Penny Rugs there too.
Click here if you are interested,
 
 
 
Enjoy your weekend,
Leanne