Some of you may have wondered, Where in the world is Jean from Prim Crafts? She has not posted in almost a month!!
Well I'll tell you. My computer CRASHED!! Yep, I new it was acting funny for awhile and got slower and slower until walla - it just went black and would not do anything. It was 9 years old, so I guess I can't complain to much, but golly things always happen when your not prepared to deal with them.
So, I called Dell and told them what happened and they said time for a new system. Of course.... I said. So I ordered a new tower with the bare necessities and $350.00later I am back in business.
It's been a bit difficult with this new thing, cause it's smarter than me. lol. It has the new Windows 7 program, totally different than my Windows XP. I like it but it is taking me awhile to figure things out. As I said, it's smarter than me.....
I spent sometime on it yesterday trying to catch up on emails and all you blogger buddies out there. Boy have you all been busy.
Just because I didn't have a computer, didn't give me an excuse to not craft some things up. So let me share with you.
Oh, first I went to this yard sale a few weeks ago and seen this poor old chair bench that was just calling to me to take home and redo. I asked how much thinking antique - they would want $50 -$60 bucks, but the lady said $15. I just had to get it for that price.
I looked it over to make sure nothing had been broken. It just needed a lot of TLC.
This is what it looked like when I seen it calling my name to rescue and redo.
These are pics of it sanded down, re glued in spots and re stained and polyurethane. Boy where there a lot of nails in the old upholstery. I laid new burlap on top of the metal bracing - the old foam was just sitting on the metal straps - not to pretty looking.
This is as far as I've gotten so I will post pics once I have it completed.
Here are a few crafts I've been working on.
This is a pattern from Tennessee Ridge Primitives. It was a fabric door hanger I thought would be cute done as a wreath out of wood. I like how it turned out.
I added the Summer Thyme Welcome sign.
These are really cute hangings for the door, wall or even out in the garden.
This Annie with her pet cat doll turned out so nice. It is a pattern from Sandy at The Olde Country Cupboard. She is just the right size for a childs chair or to hang. I love all Sandy's patterns. I have quite a few of them and they seem to sell very well.
I just could not wait to make the snooping dog pattern, which is also from Sandy. He is so adorable, an very easy to make.
If you have not check The Olde Country cupboard sites out, you really should. There are some brand new patterns I have my eye on getting. Hopefully.
That's all I have for now, I want to try an post atleast on a weekly basis to show and tell of my crafts and life happenings.
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