Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hand Painted, Two Sided, Fireplace Screen

Hello Friends! Most of you have already seen this on Facebook, but when I posted it, I realized I left something off of it, and it wasn't assembled, so that's why I'm re posting it. Yesterday on my blog I promised to show you the painting that I've been working on in between hand painted orders off of my website. This is a custom order that I did for a sweet lady in Canada. Thank you Traci for having me paint this for you! I hope you enjoy displaying this in your home! Traci isn't going to use this as a Fireplace Screen. She is putting it under a sofa table to hide cords behind it. Clever lady! This took quite a while to design and paint mostly because of the colors that were used. I didn't have a pattern to use just a photo. The first side can be used everyday, and was based off a Kim Klassen design.
The second side will be used during the winter months, and was based off of a Lynn Andrews design.

I'm not going to be offering this Fireplace Screen on my website, due to the time it takes to complete it. If your really interested in having it, you can contact me.  Today I started painting a Sewing Basket lid. It should only take me a day or two to complete it. I will show you that when I get it done as well. I hope you all are having a wonderful day! ~Jody~

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our New Grand Baby - Madilynn Ann Suzuki

Hello Friends! I know I've been missing in action for a while, but I have a really good excuse, I promise! We have a new addition to our family! Madilynn Ann Suzuki was born on August 13th! She is a healthy adorable little girl. She came early, but we all are very happy she is here. I've been gone for a bit staying with my daughter, helping her around the house with the new baby and our other granddaughter Brailynn. My daughter had to have an emergency C section which was unexpected. But, everything went fine, both momma and baby are ok. We are so blessed, and are so happy that both my daughter and baby came out of the situation well! Naomie, you have the cutest, sweetest little girls! Cherish every moment with them! Time goes by so fast!  Here are some photos of Maddy, our newest grand baby.

Tomorrow I will have a new painted item for you to see! It's my biggest project so far! See ya tomorrow! ~Jody~

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Website Restructure

Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well, and staying busy! I know I am. I just wanted to pop in here and let you know that we have restructured our website to make browsing and shopping with us easier!  Instead of entering into a category like primitives or country, you can now select the decor your looking for on the left like Barn Stars or Rugs. All of my hand painted items are under (Hand Painted By Me). We want your shopping experience with us, to be a pleasurable one. We hope that you enjoy the changes we've made. We are open to any comments or suggestions you have.
We've added some new products as well. New Rugs in Applique Star in Burgundy & Tan
 or Black & Tan in Oval & Rectangle Shapes in various sizes.
We also added the Country Star Braided Rugs in Wine & Tan or Black & Tan. You can view all these rugs here Rugs & Doormats
And we've also added a couple new Bedding Collections-Vintage Star Wine & Tan or Black & Tan. You can view them here Vintage Star Bedding Collection.
I have a girlfriend that makes beautiful Baby Quilts. They are on my site with the Quilts. You have to see these, they are adorable! They are sewing machine stitched. Made with 100% premium pre-washed cotton fabrics. We have 7 available, all in different designs and colors. These make a great gift! Visit them here Quilts, Throws, & Pillows.
I hope you all are having a wonderful creative week! ~Jody~

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My First Set of Fired Ceramics

Hello everyone, how are you all? I did some blog hopping the other night and many of you are creating some very wonderful items, and are very busy! Don't a just love crafting! It's so much fun! I know I promised a photo of my ceramics a couple days ago, and I forgot to post it. For those of you that didn't know, I fired my first set of ceramics last weekend, and I'm so excited that everything turned out great, and that I didn't blow up our house! lol I'm so looking forward to painting these and making more. Here's the photo of my new Bisque! It includes 3 Grease Pots, 2 Butter Churns, 1 Utensil Holder, 2 Salt & Pepper Sets, and 2 Spoon Rests.

Now on to more exciting news! I received a phone call this week from a lovely lady in Pennsylvania who had seen some of my work from a friend of hers, and she has asked me to make her a set of dishes (service for 6) and the design she would like me to paint on them is Birdhouses. She will be giving this set to a friend for Christmas. It was a big surprise, and I'm very excited, and can't wait to get busy making the ceramics, and painting them. But first I have to finish the custom orders in front of hers.
I'm going to be adding more products to our website this weekend. I hope you'll stop by for a visit. The weather here hasn't been too bad here (mid 70's- mid 80's), compared to whats going on back east. I feel for all of you that are having to put up with hot temperatures. I hope you have air conditioners!
Take Care ~Jody~

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Paintings Coming Soon!

I've been so busy painting custom orders and orders from my website that I haven't been able to create anything new in a very long time.  I'm not complaining by any means. As a matter of fact I appreciate the work, very much so. So inlight of that, I decided that I'm going to start painting on weekends for a while so I can produce some new paintings. (I have tons of ideas). I know many of you follow my blog just to see what new paintings I create. And, I know many of you have requested to see more Terrye French stuff, so that's what I worked on yesterday. I also have a three day show I'm attending in November, and I have to create stuff for that too so looks like weekend work for a while. Yesterday I finally fired my first set of greenware which included 2 Butter Churns, 2 Grease Pots, 2 Spoon Rests, 2 Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets, and 1 Utensil Holder. Everything turned out great! I will show a pic tomorrow! I hope you had a wonderful weekend how ever you spent it! ~Jody~


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