Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Got home and took a bit of a breather!  It has been run run run before the wholesale show in PA and now all the stuff that didnt get done needs to be addressed!   We are putting the new shop up - not fast enough for me but there is a process, and it is not wiggling your nose and its up.
We had a very good show out in PA, very happy about that!
This was early in the show
and then after 8 hours
Heres is some clips of the furniture we had at the show

Sunday, June 7, 2015


We went to look at a old house that the owner wanted taken down.  We thought we would see if there is anything to salvage out of it.   WELL we went down this trail of a road over grown with grasses, to the old house site which was equally over grown.  The owner said the house was open just go in.  What he didnt tell us was how spooky it was!   It was full of household junk and then I walked into the living room and saw this!
After jumping a foot I noticed I was standing on a trap door to the root cellar (right out of a horror movie I know) and notice the game next to the doll? Sorry???  I swear I did not stage that.   But someone has a warped sense of humor!   I bet that keeps the kids from using the house as a party house.  lol  I just went out to the car after that, no more looking around - I didnt want to come accross a skin lamp shade or something!

Finds of last summer

I hit up some local auctions last summer,  even though it is late I thought I would share some.   I have not hit to many acutions this summer YET.   I plan to when I get home from PA.
This is a old play pen - I said I bought it for the grand babies...  the moms were not having it.   lol  Even though it worked back in the day I dont think I would put babies in it now.

Mix of chairs and ladders

 great school stamp kit.  Almost all there!

 Old sled

 Collection of dresses

Tool bench turned into my foyer table

 Mix of smalls 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New creations heading to market

Well I have been busy sewing for market out here in PA.   Here are a few of the new dolls!

They are very large and look amazing 

New shop!

I turned our shop into a 2 bedroom apt for my youngest son, his gf, and their new baby girl so I was on the hunt for a replacement.  After looking at some options I decided I liked having it on the property so I could keep sewing and still be at the shop.   So while looking on Craiglist I saw a guy selling cool old windows and 12" wide plank wood floors.   In the background I could see the floors were in a cabin.   We called and asked what his plans were for the old cabin and he said bulldozer!   Oh no we can not have that!   So I asked if I bought the windows and the floor would he throw in the cabin?   Well we settled on $500 for it all windows, floors, cabin even the critters that may be living inside!    Randy took it down in sections and hauled it home,  of course we HAD to get a early snow so it sat all winter in the back yard waiting to be rebuilt.   It is 16x26 and will have a front porch running across the front when rebuilt - which will happen as soon as we get home from this market trip to PA.   I am leaving the chippy paint and inside will be lined with old boards, some painted some not.   I also bought a gas fireplce from our local habitat for humanity for $75 to heat it!   So far this is a great buy!   We placed the foundation next to the pond in the backyard so it will look so cute!   I  am putting a rusty tin roof on the whole thing.  Heres some pictures of it buried in the woods before we took it apart.  Been there since the 40-50's  the property used to be a resort.

It will be so amazing re done!

So much to say...

Well before I get to all the stuff I have been doing I have to share the most important part of the recent year.   Last Aug we were blessed with our grandson - he came into the world tiny 5 lbs 9 oz but boy oh boy that didnt last!  He has a love for food and grew so quick!  His name is Ryker and such a sweet happy boy!
Then in Jan we were blessed again with our Grand daughter - first girl in my family in 21 years so its been a pink overload!  More so for me because I had 3 boys!  Grammie has been making tutu's for her since she was a few weeks old!   

She is such a honey!   And what a talker for not even 5 months.   She will tell "stories" with such drama - her name is Journey.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Well I figured out the problem with the photos not loading...   a simple update!   I needed to do a IOS update!  Crazy!

We are on our way back out to PA for another show.   Just went thru Tomah WI.  Only 960 miles to go....     So please excuse any and all type-o's  hard to type driving I have discovered - plus I have long fake nails  lol.