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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sneaking Into Steve's Woodpile :)


You all know that I love to make signs,
but before I show what I made,
look at this . . . 
I took this photo at 6:30
in the morning through the window and screen.
I'm not sure why it looks so blue,
but look "Our First Snow".  

I was on Pinterest looking at signs,
and got inspired.

So, I went to Steve's wood pile and found
a few pieces of wood to play with.  

 Okay, here's the thing . . .
I'm going to show you photos of my signs
before and after I distressed them.
Which do you like best?

Before.

After.


Before.

After.

Before.
Oh, this photo is before 
shadowing the snowflake, too. 

After.

I'm thinking about one day 
trying to sell my signs.
So, I value your opinion,
it would be a great help. 

Well, that's it!

Please leave a comment and
let me know what you think.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

 

50 comments:

  1. Well I have to tell you I honestly like both styles. Distressed is more my style. But I think for someone like my Mom who doesn't "understand why you want the paint falling off of your furniture!" she'd like them non distressed! Go for it. They're cute and I think they'd sell. Who doesn't love handmade?

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    1. Hi Cindy, thanks for the input. It's nice to hear what others think and I'm sure that you are right, I should leave some of them alone and not distress them :) Thanks!

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  2. I love your signs and it's hard to know if I prefer the perfect ones or the distressed. Both have a certain kind of appeal. If forced to decide I'd say I prefer them all new and lovely.

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    1. Thanks! Good to know, I appreciate your input :)

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  3. Your snow picture is beautiful and you have a real talent for making signs.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. hi Connie, I am so darn jealous of your snow fall! But it indeed a lovely Scene! Love your signs and style Enjoy the snow. Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. This morning I looked out the kitchen window to see a car in the ditch across from the house on the alfalfa field side of the road. That's what I don't like about the snow. Driving conditions can be bad.

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  5. Good job on your signs! I like the distressed ones.. love old signs. I think you could do well selling some at a craft fair!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thank you . . . I haven't decided how to go about selling them yet, but I think it is something that could be fun. I've even thought about making barn quilts. I know that I have always liked them and now that I have a barn, it's a must :) Do you think they would sell?

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  6. They are stunning Connie and I am sure would sell well. I prefer the after photos when they have been distressed. You certainly have a talent for making signs. Take care.

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    1. Thank you. I like the after, too, but I am into vintage. I was not so sure if everyone else was or not.

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  7. I think you would have a real business there. I love your signs. The distressed signs would be my favorite. Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment. Love, Henny

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    1. Hi, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is something I enjoy doing, so I kind of thought they might be fun to try and sell.

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  8. It's a holly, jolly Christmas, the best time of the year...

    Your photos put that song in my head somehow! ;-)

    The distressed look makes them appear authentic! The only thing tipping me off is the very modern, "Keep it real."

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    1. Good point, thanks :)
      Keep singing . . . how can you have a bad day when you have a song in your heart :)

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  9. Both ways look good. I do prefer the distressed as I think it softens the sign. You are talented and I believe you would be successful selling your signs.

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    1. Hi Wendi, thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate the input and the compliment :)

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  10. They are lovely both ways but I would be after a distressed one if I was close enough.

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    1. Hi Pam, thank you. The distress ones seem to be the most popular. I usually make them after vintage signs designs so distressing is a natural for them . . . I just wasn't sure about holiday signs. I appreciate your input :)

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  11. I love the distressed look! How did you make your snowflake? Is it freehand?

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    1. Hi Sunny. Actually I had a rubber stamp, so I stamped it for the design and then painted over the ink with white paint.

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  12. They look wonderful either way but I personally prefer the distressed look.

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    1. Thanks, me too, but it's gives me more confidence knowing that I'm not allow in making that decision.

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  13. Your sign are great and you should sell them. I like both ways with a lean to distressed!
    deb

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    1. It's great to hear that people think they would sell.

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  14. I like the distressed signs best and I think you would have no trouble at all if you decided to sell them.
    Great job.

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    1. Thank you . . . I really do appreciate you telling me that. It's good to know what people would be looking for if they were shopping a craft fair. It would be nice to make a little money doing something that is this much fun for me :)

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  15. Your signs are lovely both ways - I prefer the distressed look - to me it's warmer. I don't like overly distressed stuff though. I guess I'm just picky!

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    1. I know what you are talking about . . . and it all depends on your home decorating tastes. Thanks for your input I really do appreciate it :)

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  16. Honestly Connie,,, they all look good either way,,,, I luv the truck-n-tree one,,, no wait,,, the Joy one, no wait, the Merry Christmas one,,, no wait,,, I like them All!
    Merry Christmas.

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  17. These are very cool, I love the distressed look myself, but I know there are some out there that don't, if you plan on selling maybe you could make a couple of each and have on hand for both likes :)

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    1. Great Idea . . . corner the market, LOL

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  18. Hi Connie, Those are some cool signs. I like the distressed look! Thanks for that picture of your snow ... we had some here in the city last night. It is melting off quickly this morning. I love snow as long as I don't have to drive in it! :-) I appreciated your comments about freedom on my blog December 7th. You are so right! Hope you have a fine weekend just over the mountains there!

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    1. Hi John, thanks for popping in; I appreciate your input on my signs. I enjoy making them, and for now am just thinking about selling them . . . It might be an enjoyable way to make a little money :)

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  19. Your signs are great, Connie. I like the distressed for the vintage look it gives the signs. Either way they're sure to be a hit.xo

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    1. Hi Nancy, thanks so much, your opinion means a lot. I have fun making them, so if they would sell, that might be fun, too :)

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  20. I prefer the distressed signs. Very nice. Not a crafty bone in my body so I do so admire crafty people.
    Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. I am delighted that you like them, thanks for your input, I appreciate it :)

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  21. Your signs are super cute. I'd vote for the distressed look

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    1. Thank you . . . that seems to be the favored choice :)

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  22. They look so good, I prefer the distressed look.
    You certainly have a good eye for craft work.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You're so sweet and thank you for your input. This little survey has been helpful :)

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  23. Love these signs. I would buy the distressed ones.

    Have a great nihgt, Janie

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    1. Thanks Janie, that is very helpful to know :)

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  24. Connie, you make darling signs and I think they would sell well! I love the distressed look. I have a truck theme going on in my kitchen this year. May need a sign. :) Next Thursday my theme for our Creating Christmas link party is crafting and cooking. I'd love if you would link this!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann, thanks for the invite . . . I can try. I have had great results linking and I have had some failures. I don't know what I do different each time . . . but I'll give it a try, thanks again :)

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