Somehow I pulled it all together. Getting out of the Christmas laziness was hard for me. I just wanted to keep on going in my p.j.'s!! But, finally I got it all back together. Besides, my chocolat is all gone now. My home is coming along nicely. It is simple, just the way I like it. I thought about switching stuff around as I was putting it all back, but I liked the way it was so much before that I put it back that way again. So, if the pictures seem redundant, oh well, they may be:) I can't help it, it like constant things.
I did figure out how to grunge my big fat candle that I had sitting in my lattern. Rolling it in cinnamon and ground coffee made it "beautiful" ~ the exact word my 6 year old used. A proud moment for me!!
Virgina is closing her eyes as she tries to steal the last few bits of my Christmas chocolate hoard. She hopes I can't see her.
Ta Da!!!!! I did it. Remember my earlier post of items I was going to use to create my very first and very own Valentine's day design? Well, here it is. I am so prouf of myself. It took a lot of courage. There were times I just didn't think I could do it. Wondering if I was using too bright of colors, too many patterns, not enough grunge, etc. But, then I decided I didn't care. It was what I liked. I did have to peek at the internet just once to see about the doll's dress but that was it. I am so thankful for all you you who have taught me how to grunge with coffee and cinnamon, how to stitch, and how to make things look just right. I have spent a lot of time studying your blogs and asking questions.
I must love bags because that is what I kept coming back too. The strap is three strands of burlap twine all braided together. I love those little touches of feminine.
Here she is out of the bag. I love her apron. I was wondering if her bonnet was going to be too bright but in the end it all pulled together. I had to bleach the fabric to soften the color then stain it!!
And then the back of her. Every bit of the fabric (with the exception of the dark brown) ~including the burlap~ has been coffee and cinnamon stained and then baked in the oven. The dimensions of the bag are 4 1/2" tall x 6 1/2" long. The doll is 7'' tall. She is hanging in the first picture in my entry way to give you an idea.
So...anyway... for those supportive blogger friends who have made it all the way to the bottom of my post......I am giving her away on Jan. 19th. That is just one week from today. That should give my most faithful friends time to visit, read, and comment. Please don't post this giveaway on your blog. I really just want it to be a simple giveaway to those that have been so supportive of me over the last 7 months. I appreciate everyone who has ever vistited and made a comment and to all those who have extended an extra hand of friendship to me. So here are the rules.....just leave me a comment saying you want to be entered, and of course ( I do have to add.... be a follower).