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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~*~

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Just a little Christmas....

Wow, has time been flying by.
I've been busy finishing up my craft fairs and decorating the house for Christmas.
I love looking at every one's blog and how they decorate for the Holidays.
So, today I thought I would show you a few of the decorations I have up.
I'll take more pictures in the next few days.
 I saw this Santa tree on Sew Many Ways blog and I had to try it.
Last year this was my snowman tree but after seeing Karen's tree it was Santa all the way...ho, ho, ho. I even made the Santa ornaments. I also found red ornaments with white reindeer on them...I have eight of them...just like Santa.
My Santa tree fits perfectly in our three seasons porch.
You can see Karen's tree here.
This is the living room tree. 
Many, many, many years of collecting ornaments.
I just love how each ornament has a story.
Many were collected while on vacations. I like to get an ornament from everywhere we go.

Last week I hosted Bunco. I wanted to take pictures of the kitchen island with all the food and my decorations....well I forgot.  So I took pictures after I cleaned up. 
 Little Christmas Tree...I bought this at the grocery store...just perfect to go with the silver reindeer.
 I added a red ribbon to the deer and tree.
 And floating candles with cranberries.
 The mantel with all my Santa's.
A few of the Santa's were ones that I painted.
Happy Decorating!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I Just Can't Get Enough....

Wool Applique!
 I have been stitching like crazy. I do all hand stitching.
 Before I finish one piece
 I have the next one all cut out and ready to go.
 I have so many ideas
 and so little time.
 Now I can't use all of these myself and I've given so many away as gifts.
That I started selling on ebay and at craft fairs.
 I had to show you this little raggedy...her face makes me laugh every time I look at her.
 Yes, I started Christmas already.
 I can't wait for Christmas. I just love entertaining for the Holidays.
I started watching the Hallmark Channel's Holiday movies...yes they are showing Christmas movies already....I love it! 
I can picture it now... stitching on a Santa, watching a Christmas movie, sipping on some warm apple cider on this cold evening. Now I just have to convince my family to watch Christmas movies in November :)
I just listed all these goodies on ebay.  If you're interested in seeing all my listings Click here to see them.
Enjoy your day,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy November....

I just wanted to wish you a Happy November!
Can you believe how quickly October flew by?
I've been busy crafting, crafting, crafting...three more fairs to go.

This autumn wreath is what greets you at my front door.  I bought this wreath last year after fall for a really discounted price.  Now this is not exactly what it looked like.  I added some extras...more color with cranberry leaves and some ribbon.  I just love how it turned out and it's so big you can even see it from the street.
 I have to say I really enjoy making these guys or girls.  I search all year long for just the right candle sticks.  I then decide if the candle stick looks like it should be with a pumpkin or snowman or snowlady, primitive or not.
 I dusted these with cinnamon.
 Can you see the jewelry accents?  I search for all year for jewelry for just that added sparkle.  They are dusted with a real fine glitter. These are all one of a two are alike.
 Back to stitching.  I love changing up colors to see how different a piece will look.
 I can't get enough sunflowers.
 I'm big on pillows. 
My family asks me how many pillows do we need in this many as I can fit!
 I had so much fun doing all the curly-q's on this pillow.
 Table topper for fall....
 table topper for winter.
So you can see how happily busy I've been. 
I'm working on some mitten table toppers and runners right now....I'll share them with you when I'm done.
Some of these items I will have on ebay, some will go with me on my craft fairs and some will stay right at home with me.
Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I Love Fall and.....

Craft Fairs!!!!
I'd like to share some pictures of my booth from the Holy Hill craft fair two weeks ago.
It was a beautiful day, the sun was out, no wind and plenty of shoppers.

See my handpainted crocks?  I bet you didn't know I painted on crocks.
See my dolls...I love picking out fabrics for their dresses and fixing their hair.

 See my wool applique?  I've been stitching like crazy.
 Grandma's suitcase full of penny rugs.
 When I get tired of stitching, I start painting, when I get tired of that I start sewing on the machine or start cutting out a new project or make a new doll. 
I had just enough time to take these pictures before the fair started.
Here's a list on my next fairs. Come say Hi!
Fall Fair to Remember
October 19th and 20th
Friday 4-8 and Saturday 9-4
 Washington County Fair Park in West Bend Wisconsin 
Booth #33
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
November 11
Brookfield East High School in Brookfield Wisconsin
Holiday Marketplace
November 17
Washington County Fair Park in West Bend Wisconsin
Booth #98
Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let's Cool Off With Thoughts Of....

Autumn and Winter.

 I just thought I'd share some of the stitching I've been doing.

It's been soooo hot around here....I can't wait for Autumn and Winter.

Just picture me stitching on wool at a baseball game with temps in the 90's and 100's.
Yes, that's what I've been son's baseball games can last 2 1/2 hours so what better way to pass the time between innings but to stitch.

When I stitch snowmen I try to think of cooler temps.

Or I try to remember what it feels like to add layers instead of taking them off.
Well I hope these images help cool you off a bit.
You know cooler weather is just around the corner.

I added some new things on ebay. If you would like to take a look just click here.
Enjoy your day,

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Still Stitching, Sewing and Painting....

I've been working hard trying to finish up some projects.

My days are full of sewing.... 

 more sewing....

and painting (along with laundry and cleaning).

I'm working hard to fill these shelves for my craft fairs.

Only 184 days until my first craft fair...
it sounds like a lot of time but I usually don't get much done in summer.

I'm off to get something done...
Enjoy your day,

Saturday, April 7, 2012


I finished some of the dolls...I'll share some pictures.

My favorite parts of making these dolls....
Picking out the fabric for their clothes and

Adding their hair...the wilder the better!

I also finished up some penny rugs.

I really like the colors in this one...I might have to keep it for myself and not put it on ebay.

Enjoy your weekend,