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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saturday in Waterville, Washington~Part #2

Today I'm posting photos that I took at the 
booths of the Rustique Divas
in Waterville, Washington last Saturday.

 I love keys, so I really thought these necklaces were a neat idea.
I love it when something ordinary becomes pretty :)
Check out the lamp shade, too.

I love this chair.

Painted books.

Wind chimes

Look at this long lace banner
and that baby buggy.
I had a doll baby buggy like that when I was a little girl.
My Dear Aunt Jean was always giving me
 hand-me-downs from her daughter.
They were the best hand-me-downs ever!
Thank you Aunt Jean:)

 This was a sign on one of the booths.
Very creative, right!

Okay, these are adorable . . .
I'll be making some of these:)
They are like a corsage for your cowboy boots.
Very girly and pretty :)

Notice the fabric on this apron . . .

I will end my post with this vintage table cloth.

I hope that you enjoyed the tour.

That some of the items inspired you
either to get out and enjoy a Saturday Market,
or to try your hand at starting a new project.

Thanks for visiting
and please leave a comment.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday in Waterville, WA~Part #1

This weekend we went with our friends,
to the small town of Waterville, Washington
to their county fair.  

As well as the fair their city park was occupied
by a group called the Rustique Divas.
Here are a few of their trailers.
 In my next post I'll show you some of their 
creative booths filled with crafts and antiques. 

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words,
so this post is mostly photos.

These little trailers are so cute, who has words to describe them?

This little trailer was named after this ladies grandmother
and that is grandma's photo on the side by the door.
 I hope you enjoyed the little tour.

I will post photos of their booths in a few days.
Be sure and come back.

It was a wonderful day and the first Saturday
that we have taken off from working on our place since
 spring when we got the keys and started fixing it up:)

Thanks for visiting,
please leave a comment . . .
I love reading them.

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,

Monday, August 18, 2014

Country Cothes Pin Bag

Anybody up for a Solar Dryer:)
I do not have a clothesline up yet at our new place,
but it is on my list.
Maybe this winter when the snow flies and Steve needs a "honey-do" job.
He can fire up his welder and make me some poles.
I found this little "0 to 3 months" bib overalls at the Goodwill for $1.98
They were too cute to pass up.

So I sewed the legs shut and added cotton lace.
 Then I whip stitched the snap crouch 
so it wouldn't open and spill all my clothes pins out.
 Then I drew a hanger pattern
 and went out to Steve's shop 
and cut a half inch piece of plywood scrap.
I painted it first with gesso,
to help smooth the plywood.
 And then again with exterior house paint.
After all it will be hanging outside a lot of the time.

Well, here it is hanging in the laundry room.

I really think that it turned out cute
and it holds 100 wooden pins.

I distressed the hanger and used rubber stamps to decorate it.
 Here are the cotton lace legs. . .

and the back . . .
the clothes pins give it a little bit of a rounded bottom:)

After I finished sewing I went to the mailbox and this lovely
card from my daughter was waiting for me.

Don't you just love going to the mail box and finding something from a loved one.
It's the very best!

Much better than advertisements and bills, LOL

Well, that's what i've been doing.
It feels so good to have time to sew again.

Have A Magnificent Day!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)