Saturday, October 15, 2011

One's Woman's Trash...

... is another woman's treasure!

Ok, so these items aren't really trash, but I do need to clear out a bunch of stuff
and make a little spending money for my trip to the Country Living Fair in Georgia next weekend! :)
That's why I'm going through boxes in the closets and my workroom and the basement and listing them on my website.


I've got several things listed and will have more listed by tomorrow night.

Come on over and browse when you have time and feel free to share the sale with your friends! :)

Thanks! Lana

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Red and Yellow Make...

... this fun Etsy treasury! You can visit the Etsy page and leave a comment here if you wish.

Once in a while I get in the mood to put together treasury collections from my favorites. I guess recently was one of those times.

Here's another one I made called October's Party:

It can be found here.

I hope to be back later this evening, or perhaps tomorrow to share part 3 of the World's Longest Yard Sale.

See you then! :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This 'n That


I've been a bit under the weather recently, and although I've not felt very well, I still can't stand to sit and have idle hands. I feel a little better if I sit still, so I have been getting up in the mornings, making the coffee, getting laundry started, and then gathering supplies that I will use during the day and sitting at the dining table to work for the biggest part of the day.

I've been making paper whimsies for fall decor (as seen above)
I've been painting more HOMES (as seen below).

As of today, I have 29 tall skinny whimsical homes painted. I just can't stop. When I don't feel well, I can still sit at the table and work on these. I ran out of the Aquarelle Arches watercolor block that I had purchased some time ago and need to get more when I feel like traveling out of town to the art store.

I'm not quite sure what I will do with these, but I want to do more... maybe a series of 100. Since they are an odd size, I'm sure I will have to have them custom matted before offering them for sale. I wonder if that's something I could do myself?

They are all painted ... I can't think of the correct term ... but they are all painted without sketching them first. They are similar in shape and size, but each one has its own quirky personality with different color combinations and details.

I also painted a few larger house watercolors. This one is framed and now listed at TDIPT Mercantile. It is inspired by one of my favorite verses found in Joshua 24:15 ~ "... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

I also managed to make one of my black cats. It tired me more though, since I had to go back and forth to my workroom to use the sewing machine, find the stuffing and paint and buttons. He is also available at TDIPT.

And as long as Sam sees me through the French doors in the dining room, he sits on the porch, just hoping I'll feel sorry for him and let him in. You can't make eye contact with him, for if you do, he starts quietly meowing and tumbling onto his back, wanting you to come rub his tummy. This photo was taken when he spotted me through the screen door. It's so hard to resist that gaze!

Sigh... he's my sweetheart, and if I can get my workroom in order before winter, I may succumb to his pleadings and let him and Scooter take up residence there till spring.

Thank you for stopping by. Hopefully I'll have more things to share when I'm feeling better. I didn't get to go to the pumpkin festival over the weekend, but my daughter did and maybe she'll share a few photos with me to post soon.

Take care and God bless,