Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Recent Projects and a Find...

Last month I decided we needed a new house number sign. I first thought about doing a painted quilt design, but after not finding something I liked, I went with creating my own penny rug design with paint. This will be my "Fall" sign, and I will change it out for the seasons, but keep the same number sign hanging below. Now I just need to work on the winter sign.

I have found a ton of stuff lately at church sales and goodwill, but this is absolutely one of my favorites. I got it at one of the local church sales for $12, more than I would normally pay for something, but I couldn't pass it up. It is quite old and the wood worn from lots of years of little children playing with it, but someone recently redid the woven seat and stool, so it is quite sturdy.
And Mason just adores it!
My oldest daughter had a birthday to go to and she asked me to make a present for the teenage girl. I ended up making this cute owl purse. The fabric was all pieced to form the patchwork look and then I made the owl applique for the front. I liked the purse so much I almost didn't want to give it away :) (But I had already put her name on the ribbon tag on the side of the bag).
It's a gloomy day here, so I plan on doing some crafting and getting my kitchen clean.

Have a wonderful day,



  1. WHat a great number sign! And wow! $12 bucks for that chair and Ottoman. Good deal!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  2. Great finds!1 Love the little cutie, Mason sitting in the chair. So sweet.

    I just adore the house # sign. You could go into business!!!

    Great job on the purse, so much talent!!

  3. What a great chair and ottoman! And what a great price! It does appear to be in 'good hands'! lol

  4. I love that Fall Sign..ingenious!!! can't wait to see your christmas one..I love it!! love that little chair and foot stool..and Mason looks so cute in it. and love that little owl do wonderful work..have a great day and thanks for sharing.;)

  5. Wow!
    I love the sign and owl purse! Great Ideas!!
    and the chair is an absolute Sweet Find!

  6. Mason is getting so big and cuter everytime I see him! :)

  7. I love your house number sign. What are you thinking about for your winter sign? Snowmen are always good!

  8. I want one of these signs for my front porch...I love these..not with the numbers on them..but just the sign..would love one in you think perhaps you would make me one..we can do a swap or I can gladly pay you if you are interested..maybe one that says Cat Nap Inn and kittys and penny rug.;) just let me pressure.;)

  9. That's a great idea for a house sign. The little chair and stool are cute and so is the owl bag


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