Monday, April 21, 2014

Two New Finished Painted Wooden Trays A few Crows and Some Happy Little Pigs

 Good Afternoon to everyone! I hope Easter brought lots of family and friends together, mine was quiet with a simple brunch out at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arnies-Cafe/330351107006
Oh my goodness is the food there wonderful! it is my favorite place to eat! most we go for breakfast because their breakfast is just so YUM!
I have just finished painting these two small wooden trays with oil based acrylics and the designs are mine and were created freehand so I can't duplicate exactly the same.  I love crows there is so many fun ways to draw a crow! and these two are for celebrating the 4th of July.  I found the trays in a second hand store and they had nothing on them so I thought they would make cute home decor for summer and the 4th of July.  You can't eat off of them now because of acrylics and the sealer which is an acrylic sealer applied after the paint dried for a couple of days.  I love the dark wood it made the acrylic paints just pop! I think.  This is my very first time drawing pigs and they came not to bad, it was lots of fun to look at lots photos of pigs and come up with two of my very own!
Today I am working on finishing a wall hanging quilt and I am thinking about doing a giveaway around the middle of May.  I am also working on a doll and more painting a few different items that I will be sharing soon with you all.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Day on the Beach with JoJo my grand Baby who is about to turn the Big Two

Yes I knight you papa to guard against all dragons!

Let's see now? what can I make with this magical stick!!

the magic of finding a stick on the beach!

I give you permission to pass!

watching grandpa write in the sand

Boy ! sand tastes strange.....!
What a wonderful day we all had playing with JoJo on the beach it was when we had a bit of warm weather last week.  So we went for a ride on the beach and got out so that JoJo could find her magical stick and draw in the sand we also found one sand dollar and lots of  rocks, seaweed, and sand!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Working on painting a cutting board with Acrylic paints and the Scenes will be for Easter and the 4th of July

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is doing well, I have been a bit busy chasing my sweet grand daughter JoJo around, two year old children  are busy, busy! and I am pooped!
Yesterday I was able to go to the second hand store and find some goodies.  I found some wood cutting boards to paint on and so that's what I have been doing along with working on a clown doll for someone.  I drew this Easter bunny and chick free hand using a white pencil and then began painting using acrylic paints and a acrylic sealer.  I love heading to second hand stores like the good will store! I found the cutting boards and a small chair some canisters, plate and dish, 2 wooden bowls to paint!   I was also playing with the web cam on Google to get these pictures, today is the first day I have been able to get back to crafting.
This cutting board will have 2 painted sides and one will not be able to use them for cutting boards any longer, instead this cutting board will be a cute wall hanging home decor item for Easter and the 4th of July.  You will be able just to turn it over to celebrate the two holidays!
Just had to take a picture of potpie! and me smooching him!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Small Easter Basket and a Big Egg, a finished idea for the Easter holidays



Happy Sunday to everyone!  I wanted to share a project I just finished a few days ago, it's a small Easter basket with an egg in it.  This project was lots of fun to do and simple.  What I did was to use an oatmeal container, cotton fabric, paper mache egg, acrylic paints, scrap book decorations, ribbon, heavy duty glue.
First off I cut the oat meal container in half and cut the floral cotton fabric to fit around the container, so I double the fabric to make it round the fabric and then I cut the container down more and  saved the excess for the handle.  I will do more of tutorial on creating this cute idea in about a week or less.  This will be a no sew project and fairly simple craft idea to do up.    The egg was painted and then I added a little bit of stain to it with some acrylic paint.  The butterflies are scrap book decorations that I found in the craft store in the  scrap book section in Joann's fabric store.  You know this decor can be for anything during spring not just Easter.  I have added this project to the Etsy store It's Just Frankly Kute and I am still working on the new quilt and should have it done soon.

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Finished, Cloth Doll Libby Long Arms


This past week I have been working and crafting new things and one of my favorites is the new doll I have come up with; meet Libby Long Arms.  I made my own pattern for this doll and designed her to have extra long arms for cuddling.  I have made her from cotton fabrics and stained the body with acrylic paints, cinnamon and instant coffee.  Her facial features are hand painted on by me using my acrylic paints.   I have use a heavy cotton/wool yarn for the hair and hand sewed it into the head of the doll using a durable thread.  The out fit is simple I did sew on my sewing machine and then did some gathering by hand, adding buttons to the dress
I love making dolls I am now working on a 40 inch doll a big doll for my store and will be sharing how I am doing with that.  I have also created a cute bear, some silly chickens, I will share those shortly also, I have done a couple tutorial's on making Easter primitive bunnies and changing a paper mache egg into a chicken, be sure to check out my YouTube channel and I will be adding some free patterns one will be a bear and the pattern to make the bunnies!