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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, January 22, 2014

Raggedy Dolls and Valentine Hearts...

Well, another cold spell....
and the best way to spend the time is by sewing.
I just wanted to share some pictures of some Annie's I made.

 I love picking out the fabric for their dresses.
 I'm always on the search for good yarn to use for Annie's hair.

I also have been working on Valentine penny rugs. 
Stitching is a great way to keep your fingers warm on a really cold day.

The hearts in this penny rug are  made with hand dyed reds...I love the way it looks.
I have these items up for sale on ebayClick here to see all I have listed.
If you want to purchase these from me directly just email me.
Enjoy your day and stay warm,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chalkboard It's Snowing....

All the Christmas decorations are put away, the house is clean and
I'm playing with my chalkboard.
I have wanted one for quite sometime now and while I was Christmas shopping I found this one.  There's nothing wrong with buying yourself something while Christmas shopping....right?  It fits on the wall perfectly...just what I had envisioned.
 I'm still learning how to draw on my chalkboard but I think I did ok on this one.
I won't tell you how long it took to do
 I wanted to display some of my snowmen on the chest in the foyer.
 I picked the ones that had something to do with being out in the snow.
  I just love the snowman on ice skates.
These snowmen are on the hutch in the kitchen.
They looked so good together that I just had to keep them out. 
 I just love this nutcracker snowman!
He was a Christmas gift from my Mom...she painted it for me!
I always treasure the things my Mom makes for me.
Today is cold, blowing and snowing outside...yuck!
 Perfect day to do some stitching and sewing.
Enjoy your day,

Sunday, January 12, 2014

20 Years in the Making...

As I was putting away my Christmas things I had to take pictures of some of the new things I made this year.
See this cute Santa on wheels? 
He was a little painting project I started 20 years ago...yes 20 years.
My girlfriend Barb and I took painting classes when our children were in grade school and continued to paint together for many years.
We had this Santa that was almost done but needed a little something here and there.
Every holiday we would talk about finishing them but never did.
This year we finished them!

 As we were painting we wondered how long it had been since we started.  Looking at the pattern packet it was copyrighted in 1993. Back then we painted new patterns that would come out so I know we started them in 1993, It's amazing that we still had the pieces and knew where they were.
I even moved since we stared Santa.
The paints were dried up but we found replacements...can't believe they still had the colors.
I'd like to share with you 20 Years in the Making Santa on Wheels.

Another thing I finished this holiday was this cross stitch Santa pocket. I haven't cross stitched in about 25 years.  My eyes aren't as good as back then but I found a light with a magnifying glass on it.  It works great! I started this last year and love how it turned out.

 I also made this cross stitch him too!
 Both patterns are from Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.
St Noel is the Santa pocket and Oh Christmas Tree is the snowman.
 I also added some penny rugs on ebay
Stay warm and healthy,


Monday, January 6, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Oh my goodness it is freezing outside! 
Schools were closed today and will be closed tomorrow too.
I took my son to an ortho appointment today the temp in the car was -16 degrees...Brrrrr.
I have to say I wasn't cold but I wasn't out in the weather very long.
I've been working on some penny rugs.
Mittens to keep you warm.

I couldn't wait to work on a Valentine penny rug. 
I will be working on more.

 I just had to start something spring like...I love this little blue bird.
I stayed up way too late to finish this one.

 And I always look forward to Saint Patrick's Day!

I can't believe how long its been since I posted on this blog but life got in the way. 
It's been a very busy last few months. Busy in a good way and busy in a not so good way too.
I think and hope everything has settled down now. I feel it's going to be a good 2014!
My computer crashed during the holidays...bad timing...and one big headache. If this has ever happened to you, you know what a pain it is.  I lost a lot of stuff I didn't want to lose. If you tried to get a hold of me I'm sorry I didn't get back to you. 
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and successful New Year!
Bring on 2014!
Stay warm and enjoy your day,