Friday, March 14, 2014

Updates.....

Happy Friday everyone!!!
I have updated my early work page with new creations for March.
you can click on the picture on the left and it will take you right there...
AND....
I have added two dolls on my selling blog... Long time no update there...One can click on the picture on the right and it will take you right to that new update.
Have a great night! OLM


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Peek Inside My Little Ole Shop!!!

Come on in for a visit, if you like! 
I meant to share this over a week ago...
But... that stink-in sinus infection really did knock me on my butt!
Anyway....
I moved a few things around a couple of weeks ago...
Took a few pictures... 
Would you like to see?
I have to say...OLM is very proud of this little space!!!
It's all mine, and has everything I so love!
I am sooooooooooo lucky and  blessed to be able to do this!
So... come on in
 A larger shop has come open... I have struggled with staying small or adding some more space... 
I love the space and even started decorating it in my head... NOT GOOD! LOL
 But, for now I am going to stay with my smaller space.
 It works for me and my crazy life these days....
Click on any pictures to make them bigger if you like...






 If you see anything... you can email me folkart94@msn.com.. if it's available and ship-able, I will
I also have some "extras' of things I have bought for the shop... I am getting organize and will put some of them up on my selling blog very soon too!
We are getting more of the "white" stuff again today... I know for all of us, it has been a winter for sure!  I know Spring WILL come... Though they are saying for us... with the Great Lakes so frozen... They haven't been this frozen in 30+ years... IT will be colder... I am ok with that! As long as the snow MELTS!!!! OLM 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I TOOK A Little Road TRIP!!!

Oh How I have been waiting for this show!!  Saving a few pennies... Counting the days... the months.. minutes...LOL...
Four shows, six locations, three towns... Arthur, Arcola, and Tuscola, IL!!!  
I got up early Friday morning, picked up "bag" Mary and off we went... 
Got into Arcola at 1:30 and started the power prim shopping... HEHE!
Now, most of the time I forgot to take pictures...
To busy drooling....
BUT...
Here I am ready to go into Homesteader's Friday Afternoon! 
I will tell ya... Going three hours south here in IL...
Next to NO snow... and about 20 degrees warmer!
Makes one believe SPRING will come..
Of course it will... BUT, we have been warned, since the Great Lakes are so frozen this year... It will NOT be a warm Spring...
I don't care as long as the snow stops!  4+ inches again last night... I got home just in time! 

 Amish country in IL!!!
 One of the booths at Homesteader's I believe...
 Mary shopping? Oh Ya!



 Just more eye candy for ya!
 Oh Loved this dryer!  So cool... BUT, one needs the space for it... 

 Me and Marie Faren at the Spirit of Country Show! She is such a  sweetheart!!!!!
 Homemade pie!  Mary was happy!  and it was OH So YUMMY! Pie FIRST!  Then lunch!
 HMMM... OLM homestead has been neglected... no time... Then for the last 2 weeks I have been battling the sinus infection from hell!  FINALLY feeling better!... BUT... a mess, I made this morning...
 I so want/wanted a old barn lantern... BUT... the cheapest is about $350... not going to happen... BUT, I found this compromise wood lantern... old... not super old I think... but for $40!  I will take it!
 Great little spoon... Bigger then a salt spoon... Gal thought it might be a taster spoon... Then a hand carved butter pat/paddle...
 My first treen biscuit cutter... I have only seen metal ones... 
 Making room for this... moved it around until I found the right spot... OOPS!  Another child's farm table.. Look at the color.. wood top.. Then the dealer pointed out... see the paint missing on the legs about the same height on each leg?  One mopping around the legs, wearing off the paint... simply love it!
 Homespun pillow....
 document box.... 
 Look at the wonderful gift I received from Marie! Child's doll rope bed, oh so sweet! OLM LOVES!!!  Then from Spirit of Country... doll dress and skirt....
THEN... I can't believe I bought a Santa... BUT... We stopped at Winterberry, great shop in Tuscola, IL... I saw this right away... it spoke to me... Handmade by a gal in Indiana I was told..  I think I needed it?
So, this was a fast trip... Left Friday morning, home last night to beat the snow again.  Had a great time with Mary.. MUCH needed break with no worries!  Girl time is always a blessing and fun! Off to watch the Oscar's.. and play with my goodies some more!  Stay warm! OLM