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!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

What I am Working on for Sunday March 16th 2014

Yes I am still doing some crocheting I just finished this small set of of little coin purse and two small bowls.  One is round and the other is a bit square.  I am using a very small crochet hook, a rayon blend yarn with a cotton blend yarn.  I did a chain stitch to create all three items and did a double stitch, using a decrease and single stitch to shape the little coin purse, make the round little bowl.  On the square bowl I just began crocheting a square and then decreasing a stitch at the top to get the side to stand up and form the bowl.  On the purse I doubled up on the yarn for the outer edging using a cotton blend yarn and the rayon both on my crochet hook.  The final touches the little strap for the purse and a latch to button up the coin purse.  I am now working on some chickens using paper mache' eggs and recycling an oatmeal container into a basket and will share that a little later on.   In April I am going to have a giveaway! and it should be lots of fun!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oh My Hair is Longer and Fun

Hi everyone today I am way off topic but if one thinks about it one could call this hair crafting.  I am just so excited to finally have my hair long enough to create and craft some neat do's.  Today you can do so much with braids! make them messy and lived in!  So that is what I have been doing, some of might have seen these pictures already on face book.  I just thought I would share them one more time.  I really love the fact that the beehive is back and some older hair do's  The top picture is actually just a french braid that I pulled lose and added strands of hair through the braid making as messy as I could get it.  The second picture is a beehive that I did up and the last pictures are dutch braids that have been pulled and massaged out.   What's even more amazing I never could braid when I was younger and now that I am older I have learned the dutch braid, fish tail, water fall braid, french braid and few other types of braid, such the crochet braid and there more types of braids everyday,  I think being older and more patient is why I can braid now! So I am just having a with fun sharing oh my hair is longer!
Get ready a contest for a giveaway is coming up!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Baking Dark Chocolate Cookies, Pop- a - Doodle, and Crocheting

 Hey all!
Hope the weekend is fun and enjoyable for you!
Today thought I would share what I was doing a few days back when it was raining cats and dogs here on the Oregon coast ( excuse the silly joke)  Any whooooo! now I sound an owl
I decided to do some baking while we were getting the 8 inches of rain and I found I had a box of dark chocolate cake mix that was for Christmas time; that I did not use so I thought make dark chocolate cookies!
I took the box and mixed one cup of butter and one egg to get the dough for cookies and I think you can still get dark cake mix in the store, this mix just happened to be for Christmas but I think there is a dark chocolate cake mix in stores all the time, that's what I am trying to say in a round about way.  Next I used some Raspberry Jello and sugar and mixed the sugar and dry jello together.  I rolled about 1 1/2 balls, then rolled them in the sugar mixture and mashed them down slightly with a fork and baked at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until done. I used about a 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 table spoons of the jello for the mixture.  My hubby just loved the cookies.
 I just had to share a picture of Pop a Doodle on the rainy day! he was just watching me crochet away as we were watching a really good spooky movie! Don't he look all nice and warm!
This is what I was working on while watching the movie and waiting for the cookies to bake!