I'm so glad you have chosen to read my blog. I am new at this but hope to learn the art of blogging. I am looking forward to sharing with those of you who have similar interests. It's exciting to know that I will get to meet and visit with friends from all over the country. I will also introduce you to some of my creations and recipes from time to time. Thanks again from looking.
I am a member of the Old Farmhouse Gathering team and Handmade Louisiana team on etsy.
I am a retired home economics teacher, mother and grandmother. I live in Cajun country although I am not Cajun, but I have been here long enough to learn to cook some pretty tasty cajun dishes. I started making rag dolls when I was a little girl and have continued over the years to love to create many different items. I also love to visit antique shops and flea markets looking for different treasures.
Well, it has been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. So I guess it is time to add some new items. I have been busy this winter trying out new ideas for my etsy shop and the local shops around here. Above are some of my new items.
Well, Christmas has come and gone once again, we've had the coldest winter in years in South Louisiana and I am getting around to making some new items for my local shops and adding some new things to my etsy shop. I added two of my cat shaped pillows for all you cat lovers. One is made from a great old quilt I found several years ago and the other is from a great piece of tapersty I've had for a while. I love to embellish the cats with vintage buttons, ribbons, silk flowers and any thing else I happen to have collected. My stash is getting larger and larger. I think I have more fun hunting for and collecting all my materials, buttons, lace, ribbon, charms and such as much as I do making the items. Anyway it's all about enjoying doing it, isn't that right?
I just came back from our annual cookie exchange. What fun! We all brought six dozen cookies in beautifully decorated bags and boxes and all went home with six dozen cookies from some one elses kitchen. I'm sure many of you do this too and isn't it fun? If you don't I suggest you try it - if not this year then next. We had a great meal and a style show, ( crazy outfits), visited and caught up on what is going on in our friend's lives at this point. This is a great way for women to get together during the holidays.
Have we had a weekend! My talented friends and I had our first craft show in our little town and we were very pleased with the outcome. My daughter Mary Elizabeth and I along with three of my grandchildren set up and decorated our booth Friday afternoon out at the Coushatta Indian gym. We were back out there early Saturday morning to start selling. Mary Elizabeth made crosses from wood, unusual sticks, wire and beads, primitive Christmas tags, various scriptures which were printed in the shape of crosses and manager scenes and names of men encased in computerized pictures of fishing and hunting scenes. I had my dolls, pillows, santas, tea towels, button pins, blue jean purses, appliqued tote bags and etc. My Chole and J.T. sold old time woven pot holders, candy and brownies and Elizabeth painted kids faces. People came by to look and we had such fun catching up on what was going on in their lives. They liked our things and bought many of them. Thanks so much to all my friends for their support!.