Past Projects and Ideas to Share

April 22, 2013

SnOw DaY....AgAiN.......

 I got stuck inside again today.....more snow....Have so many things I want to get done for the Garden Decor, but the weather is not cooperating.   We have been in a drought so I am not complaining.  We need all the moisture we can get.
So I was inspired to try these blocks.  Super easy and they turned out great. You can get the instructions here.  or copy and paste this link. 
I used burlap printed ribbon around my blocks and added some scrap pip berry with rusty star instead of a bow.

April 19, 2013

What's Been Going on for the Past 10 Months????

Since May of Last Year a whirlwind of changes have blown through our lives.  All very good and extremely proud moments.  I wont bore you with details, but give you some highlights.  Our youngest on the left, decided to join the Marines in November of 2011, he was part of the Delayed Entry Program as he was just a senior in high school.  In April of 2012 our middle son on the right decided he wanted to join as well, finished his freshman year of college and awaited his leave date for boot camp.  Well....along came May of 2012, my youngest was supposed to leave for boot camp in August 2012, but they moved his leave date up  to May 31.  So he literally graduated from high school, and two days later he was headed to MCRD, San Diego.  My oldest, pictured center decided that he was going to fulfill his childhood dream of joining the Air Force a few days before our youngest left,   He was working at our local Ace Hardware and going to college part time.  So along came September 2012,  our middle son left for boot camp in September and our oldest left for Basic 2 weeks later.  Three sons.....all left the nest within months of each other.
                                          SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT A WHIRLWIND?
  A very long and hard summer and fall on my husband and I as we adjusted to just the two of us and myself having to pick up where the boys had helped for so many years.   Needless to say, we are doing great.  We reduced our cow herd so it is more manageable for me.  The boys (might I insert that they are truly MEN, but they will always be our boys.)  are all doing wonderful, enjoying their new lives.

(this is an old ceiling tile 24 x 24)  
Meanwhile...The Craft Cabin has expanded to Laramie, Wyoming.  In March of 2012, a very dear friend, I refer to her as my "sister", because we look alike and people are always asking, "Are you sisters?"  decided to lease some space at a HUGE flea market  in Laramie, WY.  We started off with a small space, just to see how sales would be and committed to a 3 month lease.  Well, by month 2, we had the opportunity to expand and sales were booming, so we took the next step forward.  By the end of the year, we were offered an even greater opportunity, and again expanded our space and moved to the front of the store.  
That's me on the left and my "sister" on the right.  Her wonderful father built our storefront for us.
A little blurry, but this is it! Over 400 square feet of wonderful space.  
So that is a little bit of what has been going on in my world over the past year.  I live for phone calls from our sons and keep my hands busy and my mind calm by creating.  
Will continue to post to the blog, but really enjoy the simplicity of Facebook.  Follow me on Facebook ...The Craft Cabin Online
I have limited my Etsy store to mostly signs as it is easier to manage.

June 30, 2012

Hello........It 's been way to long~
I have been taking somewhat of a break, I have had so much to digest in the last 2 months that I just had to put a few things on hold.  I am back now and so much to share.
Here is a custom order night light that I made with a cowboy flare.
I think it turned out so cute.  I found these small boots at a yard sale last summer.
 They were all black to start.
We finally got our bathroom remodel done and I will post those pictures tomorrow.
Blessings to all~

April 26, 2012

My Heart is in The Garden.........but,......

My heart is in the hands and body are busy doing other things!!!!
I painted this on a large enamelware lid that has been hanging out in the flower bed by the craft cabin.
Super busy this past few weeks.
My youngest son is graduating next month from high school, he is currently in the Delayed Entry Program to become a United States Marine. Saturday, we were at Buckley Air Force Base watching him and other Poolee's
at the annual Family Day. Drill Instructors from San Diego Marine Corp. Recruit Depot were there to give them a taste of Boot Camp. Very exciting to watch. My son is the one in front of the platoon. He has earned the position of Guide. So Very Proud of Him!
Sunday was branding day! We branded 82 calves. This is my oldest son and my sister in law.
This was the first time she ever touched a branding iron. She's hired!
The bathroom is slowly coming along. We ran into a snag once they pulled the toilet. Water damage to the floor, so a new sub floor had to be put in, and we had to find the flooring material that matched....shipped from Las Vegas, ended up in Kansas City, and now heading back to Colorado. Tomorrow is tile day!!!!
My parents were able to come over for the weekend events. My father made a whole bunch of these lathe stars for me to paint. This is the only one I have been able to finish.
He also made some beautiful magazine racks that I can't wait to paint.
That's it for now...

April 10, 2012

A house with a Cat....

I wanted to share this custom order that I just finished.
And a few farm animal magnets!
I have been cutting wood like crazy the past couple of days. The weather has been beautiful.
My youngest son is going to prom this weekend and then graduation is right around the corner.
In the middle of it all, we are having our bathroom remodeled.
I will post before and after pics, for right now here are the lights that are going next to the mirror.
The ones I ordered have an antique copper finish.

And this is the copper sink I picked out. It is oval~
And matching copper tiles for the back splash and around the shower.
It is fun to pick everything out as you imagine it looking in your head.....just hoping it all comes together in reality!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

March 31, 2012

Congratulations Barb!!!!
You are the winner of the Softball Bunny!
Thank you to all who entered this give a way and your wonderful comments!!
Due to the computer crash, I lost a lot of files....I had to re-build from my last back up of September 2011.
So I have spent a lot of time just trying to get the taxes done!!!!
All is good now and I hope to start posting more....Here are a few pics of things I painted.
This is a dust pan~
An old enamelware coffee pot with a Terrye French Design
This is an old tin shingle from an outhouse
This is a Terrye French Design
This is a huge brass or something of that nature...? wall hanging? It has a floral design etched into it.
You cant see it very well...and darn, I forgot to take a before picture~
This too is a Terrye French Design
And this is the bottom of an old porch post that I added some pip berry garland to and a battery operated candle.
These a just a few....I will post more.
Thank you! For being a follower of the The Craft Cabin~

March 8, 2012

Whooo Hoooo! It works!!!!!

I think this bunny turned out so cute!!
Made from an old Softball.
I have been without a working computer for over a month!!!!
Finally got the new one and just learning how to "get around" on it.
Since I didn't have a lot of computer time, I did get a lot of painting in......
I will post some more pictures soon!
But for now.......
I am going to give away one of these bunnies!!!!
Thank you for being a follower!!!
All you need to do is:

1: Be a follower of my blog.
2: Leave a comment on this post!

I will draw the winner on March 31, 2012

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