Scarecrow Cabin

Scarecrow Cabin

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vintage Treasure

Hello my Blogger friends!

Thought I might share my newest
treasure with all of you.

I wondered around the Estate sale
looking for
my usual favorites
(old quilts, vintage fabric, etc.).

Suddenly my attention was draw
toward this wood spice cabinet.
The price tag, $2.
My head started searching for ideas
of how/what can this be used for?
Surely, it would not be used for what
it was intented(spices)!

Oh look, some vintage hankies...I'll take 'em.
Wait, what's that I see?
Why it's an old wooden bobbin...I take that too!

Well, 20 minutes later, here I am,
standing in front of this spice cabinet.
I couldn't resist it's primitive charm.

I've got an idea!
The shelves on the inside could hold
spools of thread or craft paint.
Oh, the possibilities.
But 2 whole dollars. Do I dare?

I'll need to sand and paint it.
What color paint should I use?
Do I really need to start another project?

When I returned home with my
newly found treasures,
I noticed a makers mark and date
on the inside of the door.
Copyright 1970. Three Mountaineers Inc. 

Time to do a little research.

Turns out, these cabinets can be
somewhat valuble (over $100).
Maybe I'll just leave it in
the original condition for a while.

Have a Treasureful day!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I love it, Ewe will too!

If your looking for a fine quality wool source
check out:

I have purchased several wool pieces from this shop.
The fabric is top quality and the colors are gorgous.

They also carry darling kits and patterns.
Love it!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Busy morning.

It's been a very productive morning.

Coffee stained a batch of fabric for the Stup dolls I'm working on.
I love how Yummy the house smells  
while the fabric is in the oven.

And I finished sewing the binding on my 
Primitive little table runner. It turned out soo cute!

I love when everything goes so well.

Have a great afternoon.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Farmhouse

Folks must have been a lot smaller many
 years ago!

I live in an old 4 bedroom Farmhouse 
in Michigan. 
The hardwood floors, arched doorways and country style charm are beautiful.
I love our old Farmhouse but I must say 
"the rooms are soo small".
The main floor is very spacious, with large rooms and high ceilings. 
Take a trip to the second floor and 
everything changes.

I have taken over two of the second floor bedrooms for my storage and sewing space.
One room houses all of my supplies and finished items and there is not nearly enough room for everything.

Room #1: This is a view of my craft room.

 Room #1: Another view.

Room #1:  See the small doorway to the 
far left of the photo.
That's the closet, the doorway is about 3 1/2 feet tall and the  inside height is the same. 

Folk's must not have had as much stuff 
back then either,
cuz storage space in this house is tiny.

Room #2:  This a my actual sewing room.
It is a little larger than the craft room but that extra space is occupied by my ironing board, several bins of fabric and, of course, my comfy chair.

Have a great, crafty day!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Blogger

Hello All.

I'm Kelly and this is my new blog. I have never had a blog before so this is going to be a learn as I go experience for me. Any advice you wish to share would be Awesome. I started reading and following several blogs in the past few weeks and love all the stories and helpful tips, not sure why it took me so long to discover them. 

While your here, stop my Etsy shop:

I would love to hear your comments or suggestions for my blog.

Have a wonderful day!