Old Sewing Cards

These old sewing cards have been sitting on my desk waiting to be shared--then my scanner went kaput :( Back on the 4th of July I had blogged this one. I finally got a new scanner this week (yippee!) so I've been scanning away. The shabby cards were stitched by a little lady named Ethel. Some of 'em are going in the shop but I'm keeping a few for myself...namely the brownie and the anthropomorphic duck wearing a dress.

Spooky Art Blocks

Boo! Did I scare ya? I'm posting these spooky art blocks in the shop right now. Hope you're having a splendid weekend. Ours has been lovely, cool, rainy and productive so far--just the way I like 'em.

Johnnyville Blocks

Still can't believe I've happened upon this complete set of Johnnyville Blocks! The set was manufactured by the Embossing Company of Albany, NY circa 1930's. I posted a similar set of these by Halsam a while back although this set is older as Halsam purchased the Embossing Company in 1955. The box reads "A swell building set for children ages 4 to 8" but I'm thinkin' any age would have a swell time indeed.

2nd Grade

Yay for 2nd grade! Another year of homeschooling has begun and it's already lookin' like a fun one.

1st Grade, Kindergarten

Pink Clown

Pink Clown (aka Pinky Pong), original mixed media assemblage

Lizzie pointed out the other day that I'd never made a pink clown (someone's favorite color of course!)....so I made one :) She's named him Pinky Pong. I'm thinking 'cuz his nose looks like a big, red ping-pong ball? Anyhow, he's a bright fellow and is cheering things up in the shop.

New Wall Dolls

Hope you haven't noticed I've been kinda scarce in this space. No news is good news...I've been busy livin' life, enjoying some slightly less hot summer days (Patrick starts back to school a week from today), and puttering around in the studio. There are a couple of new wall dolls in the shop tonight....a fine Hostess and a 'lil flower child named Nimrod (he's quite the hunter they say!). Next up is another clown so I promise to stop back in sometime this week and show you once he's finished.

Cookie Jar Clown

Meet our new cookie jar clown. I bought him from Kelsey last month and he's been making himself at home around here.

Still trying to decide what to store inside 'cuz I'm relegating him to the studio (don't think even I could handle him hanging out in the kitchen!). Buttons, beads, random trinkets? Decisions, decisions! Of course Lizzie is insisting he be filled up with homemade chocolate chip cookies.

And I had to share one more picture 'cuz I loved their toothy twin-ness. Sounds like we may be baking cookies this week :)

Happy August

Happy August y'all! I've been busy sortin' out more junk from my studio. It's a lotta fun to play with.