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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~*~

Thursday, February 26, 2009

How do I relax in the evenings?

Punchneedle!I just can't sit in front of the TV without doing something and punchneedle is the perfect craft for that.

This is what the back looks like.

Some of the other pieces I finished.

Oops! Yes, I'm still stitching penny rugs.

Now I have to figure out what to do with punchneedle.
I love these little black know me and can never have too much black.
Maybe attach them to a box or purse or make a little pillow with ribbon to hang on the cupboard door.
Bye for now I need to finish that heart picture or will it be a little pillow.
Happy stitching,

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Deer Visitors

After I had Jack off to school I went back into the bedroom, made the bed and opened up the blinds like I do everyday and this is what I saw.
There were 9 that I counted.
It snowed a little last night so it was easier to see the deer against the white background.
I just love watching these quiet creatures.

I hope they're eating the weeds.
My visitors stayed all day long.
I even opened up the garage door, started the car and drove down the driveway and they didn't even look at me. I think they knew they were safe in our backyard.
Jack and his friend got to see deer when they came home from school. I don't think the deer are basketball fans because when the boys started playing they slowly walked up the hill and over to the neighbor's yard.
Goodbye deer visitors.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Think I'm Hooked On Painting Furniture!

I started with this dresser and it's partner. It was an old dresser set that was passed down to my husband when he was in college about 30 years ago. It needed some updating.I have been wanting to paint this set for a long time but I couldn't get my husband to see my vision. I painted it black and added new knobs. I love the way it turned out. I am looking for a some granite to put on the top so I can use this as a bar when we entertain. The other painted dresser is in my son's room.
I had some left over paint and I just had to see how this little table would look. Another old table that my mom and dad didn't want anymore...I'll take can never have too many tables. lol

I'm loving this table already and I still have one more coat to go.

Still more paint left so why not paint this mitten box.
Do you like my Spiderman table cloth?
It's recycled from my son's birthday party about 4 years ago.
It makes painting more fun.
Tomorrow I will be looking for more pieces of furniture. LOL

Monday, February 9, 2009

What Are Penny Rugs?

I have been asked many times....What are Penny Rugs?
I posted this awhile ago and I thought I would bring this back to help me answer the question.
Many of you have been asking me about penny rugs and wondering what they are.
Well I will give you a little history lesson.
Penny rugs were popular in the mid 19th century.
They were made from men's wool suits that were no longer in use or left over pieces of wool fabric.
The wool was then felted.
Felting is the process of washing and working the wool to shrink it.

The women would use coins as their pattern to cut out circles.
This is where the name "penny rug" came from.

Penny rugs were not used on the floor.
The women would use these penny rugs on the tops of fabric covered chairs to protect them from the oil men used in their hair.
They also used them as decorative table covering or wall hangings.

Today we use penny rugs as decoration.
You can use them under candles, over baskets, stitched to a pillow, as a picture or wall hanging, as a hot pad or anything else you can think of.

My penny rugs are all hand stitched by me. I enjoy making these little treasures. I love mixing wools and making different color combinations no two are ever the same.

I sell them at local craft fairs under the name Harvest Moon.
I also sell them on ebay under the name Harvest Moon by the Lake.
Click here to see what I have to offer.

If you would like to purchase one of these just email me.

Have a Happy Week,

Friday, February 6, 2009


I made these cupcakes from scratch!
If you knew me you would be laughing right now!
White chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting...they are the best!
I'm not much of a baker.
It's not like I don't like baking but I would rather sew or paint then bake.
I hosted Bunco at my house last night. I really wish I had a picture but just didn't have enough time. My cupcakes were a hit...that plate was full! As you can see I have the Valentine theme going here. Do you recognize the fabric and napkins? I just love how my runner turned out. I had enough material to make 2 for the island and one for the kitchen table. I love how the heart napkins look over the runner.

Well, for today I have a few dishes to wash from last night.
Our house is clean.
Laundry is done.
Jack is in school.
I think I'll spend a little time sewing...
finish up penny rugs,
and I have a charm pack quilted table runner to start.
Happy Weekend,