Past Projects and Ideas to Share

June 30, 2011

"Take the Tractor Another round, Another Round"

Yes, I have spent the last week or so taking the tractor another round or two or three...
so many rounds, I lost count.
We were short on hay crew workers.....(my 3 boys) so I had to fill in.
Very boring....very monotonous!
My oldest son was stacking while I baled on this field....least I had company!
But today, It rained in the afternoon and we are out of the hay business for a few days!

June 20, 2011

Flocking to America

This Vintage Kerosene Can has some character with it's dents and dings, but looks so cute with the prim sheep "Flocking to America" in their own parade.

This wonderful design comes from Kathryn Wrona who also has her own Etsy shop called CoveredBridgePrim
She has some beautiful things to offer.
Be sure to check it out!
I met Kathryn through Etsy when she saw another design of hers I had painted for my winter shows last year listed in my Etsy shop.
Kathryn was so kind to send me a copy of the "Flocking to America" pattern that was published in the August 2004 Create & Decorate magazine
I just love the little sheep!

June 17, 2011


Lois-Ling/Huckleberry Lady is the winner of the Penn's Grove Night light!

Check out Lois' Blog at
Thank you Lois for being a follower of the Craft Cabin!

I am only 13 followers short of getting 100~
So Close.......
Stay Tuned as I will be posting another Give-A-Way before "The Give Away"

lois_ling --Huckleberry Lady is the Follower Chosen for Today!

She will have until Sunday, June 19th, to post a comment on my blog to claim the prize. If unclaimed, I will draw again!

June 16, 2011

Before and Afters

First let me show you the Patriotic minnow bucket I finished.
This is a variation of a DJ Williams design.
It has a few dents and dings!

The wording around the top is America...America God shed his grace on thee.
It has a 20 strand of battery operated LED lights inside to make it glow as lantern.
I will be listing this in my etsy shop today.

Here is the other chair that I needed to paint with turquoise, blue and green flowers.

Not as happy with the way this one turned out.

Hope my customer likes it, she is picking everything up today.

This is another custom order from same customer.

She wanted me to paint this for her grand daughter, Dagny.
Isn't that a cute name?

These are variations of Laurie Speltz designs.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Must get back to painting!!!!!

June 15, 2011

A 'Nit Pickin' Thing.....

Do you know those little "Nit Pickin" projects that you have every intention of doing, but never seem to get around to getting them done?
Well, I finally finished one of them ...I needed to freshen up the white paint and change the web address to my etsy shop on the wagon out by the road.
Looks much better now.

So while I was out snapping pictures, I came across some lovely flowers to show you.
My Iris are finally blooming!

And, last Friday I made a quick trip to my favorite antique dealer in Cheyenne, Wyoming and came home with a real gem.......
Here is the top of it.....
I cut the top tier shelf out and put in a potter with wave petunias...soon they will be pouring out of it.
I say that with such confidence!

More Lovely flowers!

And......TA DA.....
Check out this huge pigeon coop bird house.

I am not sure this is the location for this wonderful specimen of "old and chippy", but I have all summer to decide.
Have a wonderful day~

PrimitiveHutch is the Follower chosen for today......

PrimitiveHutch is the follower chosen for today! She will have until Friday, June 17th, to post a comment on my blog to claim the prize. If unclaimed, I will draw again!

June 14, 2011

Time for another Give-Away-Before "THE GIVEAWAY"

This Penn's Grove Night Light is my next Follower
The rules are the same, I will randomly pick someone from my current followers and they will have 2 days to post a comment to this blog claiming the prize. I will draw a name tomorrow morning and post. The winner will have until Friday to respond.

Good Luck to Everyone!

June 11, 2011


Congratulations~ We have a winner!
NancyD will be receiving the Love Lives Here night light!
This has been so much fun!
I am headed out to "The Cabin" after this post to find another giveaway for my stay tuned for more fun stuff!
Thank you to all~

June 10, 2011

Minnow Bucket Lantern

I transformed this minnow bucket into a lantern.
side view
side view
I struggled to get a good picture of the way it looks lit up.
It has a 20 strand led battery operated lights.
I am working on a Patriotic Design for the next one.
Have a Great Weekend!

NancyD is the follower chosen for today! She will have until Sunday, June 12, to post a comment on my blog to claim the prize. If unclaimed, I will draw again!

June 9, 2011

A Chair...A Donation...and Lots of Rain!

A wonderful customer of mine asked me to turn this vintage chair into a flower planter. ( I forgot to take the before picture) She wanted something to match her vintage orange enamelware bowl that will be placed in the seat.
And she has a passion for paisley, so if you look closer, you can see a few paisley flowers in the mix. She will finish the transformation by taking the seat of the chair out and fitting the bowl.
This one she wants blue, green, and turquoise flowers.....I will post a picture when I get it finished.

About 5 miles to the north of us is the Buckeye Community Club. They are having their 2nd annual quilt show, where quilts will be on display from Northern Colorado and Cheyenne Wyoming Heritage Quilters. I made this sign for their silent auction.
It is painted on a very old door of a set back cupboard. This is a Renee Mullins design.
and finally...
THE RAIN......
We had almost 2 inches of rain last night in about 3 1/2 hours. The picture is not good because of the night time, but this is the sidewalk to our front got pretty soggy!!!!!

June 8, 2011

Winner of the Follower Give A Way!

Soapspa1 is the winner chosen for today! She will have until Friday to post a comment on my blog to claim the prize. If unclaimed, I will draw again!

June 6, 2011

A Give - A - Way, before the Give -A- Way.....

Seems as though I have stalled at getting to my 100 follower give-a-way! I have been stuck on 79 for quite some time and just really wanting to give something away to my faithful followers that I already have.
So this is what I am going to give-a-way to one lucky follower!
A country tin night light.

Here is how it will work......
I will randomly draw a name from the Followers list.
I will post the name drawn on my blog as the winner.
That person has 2 days to post a comment back on my blog to claim the prize.
If I don't get a post in 2 days, I will draw again and repeat until the prize is claimed.
I will draw the first name on Wednesday, June 8th.
Good Luck to all.

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