Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


 Unique, handmade pincushions are always fun to have and it's nice to get a new one now and then.  So, I recently participated in a Pincushion swap with a farmgirl friend.  The little ceramic basket with roses and different colored pins is the one I made for Laurie.
The pincushion that rather resembles a pink spring garden hat is the one she made for me.  She included a box of pins with flower shaped yellow heads and a spool of thread.  A fun, creative swap!  Thank you, Laurie!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


 This is an ATC I made for a swap in a group I participate in.  The theme was anything that we could incorporate into a window or a door.  I chose this tri-fold style with window cutouts, using a photograph I took of one of my rock gardens with phlox and Russian sage.
The little knobs on the window are pink jewel-look rounds. 
ATCs are such fun to make, and addicting too!  Don't forget they are only 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

Friday, January 4, 2013


Now, isn't this just the cutest little glamper trailer.  It was sent to me as a gift from a very caring, thoughtful farmgirl friend.  The sign is personalized for what Robin and I call ourselves as glampers.  The green chair in front of the door has been personalized with "CJ" on it and the green striped chair on top of the trailer has been personalized with "Robin" on it.  There are little "flood" lights on both sides of the sign and over by the BBQ, there is a light inside and the Christmas lights around the trailer light up. On the signpost at the right there is a sign that says "Shower" on it and between it and the trailer is a clothesline with a pair pink pants and a green shirt hanging on it. There are all kinds of antique looking suitcases on top, an unbrella, mats/rugs and there are burgers on the grill!  It is just so CA-UTE and FUN-N-N-N!!!!!  It'll go with us on our glamping adventures too!