Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day, Make do and Patriotic's:

Happy Flag Day blog friends!
It's been quite beautiful weather here in the valley
 lately and I've been busy as usual.

I finally got to work on some wood and create some make do chairs out of the ladder backs I told you about a few posts back.

This first one I did in black homespun.
I was going to leave the wings off the side, but just wasn't happy with how it looked.

So I took it to the work shop and cut some wings out of pine ~ painted them black and transformed the chair to this. I love how it turned out! 

Then I did one in a tapestry print and covered the wings to match. 

They are a lot of work, but the out come prim perfect!!

Here's some of the Patriotic I've been making.

Star make do with eagle~ design by Kentucky Primitives.
Great seller!!! sold all the one's I made.

Sam the crow ~ design by Olde Homestead Barn.
I love this big ol' guy~ so unique.

Uncle Sam ~ design by Chestnut Junction.

Sam and Liberty make do's~ design by My Primitive Saltbox.

Civil war soldier~ design by Dee Duncan

Sam's ~design by Bittersweet Folk Art

God Bless America cupboard dolls~ design by Blue Moon Beginnings.

Patriotic Eagles ~ design by Kentucky Primitives.

The last couple of evenings I've been drawing and cutting a lot of fall items to start on.
Fall is the biggest selling time ~ at least for me and every year I say I'm going to 
get a stock pile of items done, so I'm not so stressed ~ so for me to start on them in June is a big step.
Not to mention the Rt. 11 yard crawl is fast approaching!! Yikes!
It's the second Saturday in August.
I best get busy,
 but with these beautiful summer days,
 it's so hard not to go outside and play.

Wishing you all a beautiful fun filled weekend!


  1. WOW!!!! Love the chairs!!! Denise

  2. OMG!!!!!!! Jean, you are so talented. Everything looks amazing. Gorgeous creations and awesome chairs.

  3. I love the soldier!!! Your chairs are really neat too! Katie

  4. I adore that soldier - and oh so many of your other creations. Great job!

  5. Such wonderful creations you have made. I found out fast last fall not to start fall creations in Sept. Silly me. I now say never to early. Blessings!

  6. I like what you have done with your chairs to & the wings really set them off. Blessings!

  7. You certainly have been busy Ms. Jean! Love the black wing chair! All your other goodies are awesome and I have know doubt you will sell every one of them. FALL!!!! Yep, I'm so far behind on my other things I decided I'm starting on Fall goodies myself.
    Hope to get some things off to you in a few weeks. Sorry I didn't get the Patriotic stuff out. Just had lots happening.
    Take care and ttys.

  8. Happy Flag Day to you too Jean!
    Your chairs turned out great!!! Prim perfect!
    Oh my ~ You sure have been busy ~ I don't know how you girls whip up so many wonderful creations so fast!!!
    Happy creating!!!
    Prim Blessings

  9. Love the chairs!!
    I've started working on my Fall stuff 2 shows will be here before I know it.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Oh love those black Sam's.Your chairs turned out wonderful,hope your keeping one for yourself.I'm dreaming of fall all the time.I'm getting a jump to got some pumpkin,witch and lil turkey molds to do beeswax.Hugs!~Amy

  11. love your stuff!!! especially the sam and liberty make do's !!! I made a uncle same to day cant wait to get him on my site, keep up the beautiful work and may the crafting Fairy always be by your side!
    saw dust hugs,
    From the
    Saw Dust Fairy!

  12. Holy cow you have been one heck of a busy lady!!! The chairs are soooo awesome. The fabrics and colors you have chosen are just perfect. Your patriotic offerings are lot of fun. What neat things you have. TFS. -Steph-

  13. I so enjoyed looking at your patriotic items. So busy with our store, that I don't have time o make much at home, s its a treat to visit others. Love those chairs too!! Take care, Janice

  14. Love the chairs. You did a wonderful job on them! You sure have been busy! Love your creations! My, that crow is Big, Lol! Have a wonderful week!