Shop and Create, of course.
Well, that and clean! ;)
I sure have had a crazy past week!
My internet went down Friday morning and it didn't come back up until Monday afternoon.
Yes, I was going Nuts!!
And it couldn't have happened at a worst time.
I needed to get online and get my swap list made, plus I had sold some things and needed to get them ready to ship.
All I can say is….
Thank you Hubby for buying me an IPhone for our anniversary. LOL!!
It was too difficult to take care of everything that needed done, but I could at least check my emails.
It really is crazy how much I have grown to depend on this silly computer!!
I felt like a part of me was missing. LOL!!
Seeing that I couldn't spend my regular hours here online, I had to find a way to occupy my time.
So I worked on putting my Christmas decorations away.
Dusted, swept, did laundry…. you know, all that really Fun Stuff!! ;)
Then I took my gift certificate from my Mom for Christmas down to the Rabbit Patch and bought some things.
Here is what I bought.
I got this sampler.
I have it hung in my living room.
(sorry for the blurry photo)
I got this wonderful old box that has been painted the prettiest shade of green.
I have started stacking them in my breakfast room because I have run out of room in my living room stacks.
I know size wise the green one should really be in the middle. It is very slightly larger than the white one. But I just love the green, so I wanted it on top. ;)
I got some new ornies on sale for half price.
I love these little tiny glass ones.
I also bought another old chair.
I have an addiction for buying old chairs.
Especially ones with weaved seats, like this one.
I made the seat cushion and stuffed it with rags, it has a wonderful lumpy old look and feel to it in person (hard to tell in photo).
I also hung a piece of matching fabric on the back, attaching it in the corners with hemp cord.
Please ignore the ugly carpet on the stairs, we are going to be replacing it with wood this Spring. ;)
I also found time do some creating.
I made these adorable ornies!!
My hubby said I was Nuts!!
Because I was making these right after Christmas ended.
I can’t help it, I was in the mood.
I guess because there is no pressure to getting them done.
I made some small chenille pipe cleaner candy canes. Grubbied up and accented with mica snow.
My favorite thing I created this past weekend is Elam!
I was going to name him Eli, but I was watching the Steelers game Sunday and one of the players for the Browns had the last name of Elam. I decided I like that better. ;)
He is my primitive, antique style Teddy Bear.
I used to make teddy bears all the time.
But I admit it, it has been over 2 years since I made one.
I really enjoyed it, I think I'm going to make some more.
Elam measures a little over 23” tall.
I used two different colors and textures of fur.
He is made to look old, worn, well loved, and primitively repaired.
His arms and legs are string jointed.
His head is not jointed.
I stuffed him with a mixture of things, make do stuffing is what I call it.
Some parts are stuffed with rags and cotton.
Other parts are stuffed with rags and Spanish Moss.
Yes, I use Spanish Moss sometimes for stuffing my bears.
It gives it weight and crunchy feel of straw.
He has a slight hump back.
He comes dressed in a vintage, old, hand made baby jacket.
I loved the way it looks on him.
Elam is a one of a kind teddy bear and I am going to be listing him either on my website or Esty as soon as I can find the time.
Before I sign off I want to mention one thing to the ladies that are taking part in my swap.
I have emailed out all the swap partners.
Please, if you haven't done so already, as soon as you get the time, reply back and let me know you have received it.
Also if you didn't get your partner email, please let me know so I can resend it.
I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone gets.
And I also want to say to the few people who weren't able to get into the swap this time, I hope you continue to visit my blog and decide to join in on my next one.
I am considering hosting another one some time in the Spring.
I guess I should've kept the sign up open longer.
But to be honest, this was my 1st blog swap and I was getting a little confused.
~*~ I don’t know how you do it, Char!! ~*~ LOL!
I was afraid I was going to mess up on something, so I closed the entry’s.
Plus dealing with the no internet situation didn't help either!! :)
I hope to be more organized next time and hopefully handle things a little better.
I do apologize.
My 2 year blog anniversary is in 16 days.
I am wanting to have a giveaway to celebrate the milestone.
But it may be a little late getting posted.
I am currently working on 2 swap goody packages. The one for my swap and the one I am taking part in at Char's blog.
I will be having one though.
I'm just not sure I’ll have it up before the anniversary date.
That’s about it for me right now.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me!!
Until Next Time….
Take Care and Prim Filled Blessing To You All.