Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday House Tour

Well it has came n gone - another wonderful holiday house tour.  I love letting people walk thru my home and enjoy the creations I have created!
I will share these many photos of the tour.  All these pictures were taken by my very talented son Brent!
 Abby cat enjoying the wooden bowl - squishing the dolls that are nestled inside
 Front door - fresh falling snow
 Cold windy and snowy
 window boxes
 the sitting room
 faux fireplace in the sitting room
 sitting room tree
 kitchen table
 pineapple carved by my talented hubby
 looking from the front door to the hearthroom
 Foyer tree - all 16 feet of it!
 Looking down from the upstairs landing

 Kitchen
kitchen
 dining room
 dining room from the kitchen
 dining room
 looking into the kitchen from the dining room
 new family room
 family room
 sitting area in the family room

 family room tree
 front hall

 guest room


 cabin bed room


 pumpkin bedroom



Master bedroom
 stitchery I made
 up stairs hall

 up stairs hall

Thank you for visiting my virtual tour.  Check back to see what I am getting into next!  One never knows - usually I dont either!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Holiday Open House Info


Here is the info for the open house - If you have any questions PLEASE feel free to call, email, etc.
Thank You and I hope to see you all there!


ARE YOU READY... or better question am I??

As many of you know I open my home for a holiday tour!  Well the dates have been set and the decorating is about to start!  BUT heres a sneak peak of the NEW family room.  You really have to see it to believe it!  
A thank you goes out to the company that my hubby works for who has this great great OLD wood!   Let me know if you need anything in the world of reclaimed wood - they have a great selection! This is the website www.bigwoodtimberframe.com




HERE are some pictures!!!!  I love love love the final result!!
This is all timbers with chinking in between.  The warmth that this room now has is beyond measure.  Please come see this room during the openhouse!  See next post for open house info

Monday, October 8, 2012

Starting to look a bit like Christmas!

Well Im getting into the holidays early - cause I need to create for the holiday open house!  December will be here before I know it!!!
Here is the newest little creation - I love him.  He is roughly 10" with a wire hanger on back OR put a few in a wood bowl for bowl fillers!
Check him out on my website!  www.handcraftedbymichelle.com   Hes selling for $19.00
Check back I have 4 new dolls that I am working on!!  Ill post pics as they are completed!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gourds!!!! .....finally

Well sad to say this was taken before the freeze - now the leaves are a bit black.  But this is the gourd patch that I grew in the straw bales.  I did get 3 nice size cannon ball gourds.  Now if they would have taken off this well in the beginning I can only imagine the success I would have had! There is only one straw bale under all that.  3 planting holes  with 4-5 seeds in each.
 Heres my first "prize"  I didnt even see it forming - then as I was walking in the yard Sat there it was like a jewel looking at me!  Its about 10" top to bottom. Thrilled would be a understatement. We have not had alot of success growing gourds so a few that make it to harvest stage are great!
 This is a apple gourd - I found 3 of these beauties!
Now comes the LONG process of drying them. But I have a great bowl of goose egg gourds from last year on my table.
Hmmm think I will try the bales again next year and maybe just maybe we wont have half the summer be over 90 and dry.  Then oh what a crop I could have!