Friday, July 30, 2010

Medieval Village Needle Felted Set by McBride House

The entire Medieval Village together.  I think they would look really nice on a fireplace mantel, a piano top or even shelves.
From left to right:  The Small Stone Country Church, the Rose Cottage and the Crofters Cottage.
The Stone Cottage, the Tudor House and one of the 3 trees that comes with the set.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just For Fun

Sometimes it's easy to forget that I do needle felting for the fun of it.  A pressure comes over you to sell, sell, sell and the fun aspect of it gets lost.  Not with these little houses!  I had so much fun creating every single one of them and in all honestly couldn't pick a favourite!  Today I will take individual pictures of them all and list them hopefully by the weekend, but this is just a little sneak peak at my new Medieval Village!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gardens and Garden Helper

I've mentioned before that Daylilies are my favourtie flowers in my garden and each day I have a new one opening.  This is one of the special varieties from Prince Edward Island that my DH took me to for my birthday and told me to pick out whatever I wanted!
This is another PEI Daylily that I think is called Gunmetal.  Different, but pretty!
The year that we bought this house my parents bought me a crab apple tree to plant in the garden.  It is just loaded with little red apples this year!
Finally, my little garden helper!  I had to take a lot of pictures of Frosty and couldn't get him to stay still until I finally snapped this one!  It's like he's saying "Alright already!  Enough with the picture taking and pet me!!"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Haunted Halloween House

I think I've mentioned before that I love houses?  Well after making my Church I went completely in the opposite direction and made a Haunted House!
The front of the house has a little 3-D pumpkin and a potted shrub along with crooked shutters and creepy vines.
You can see in this picture the sculpted shingles on the roof.  Very time consuming to do them, but so worth it!
This side and the back has a tree growing up and around the roof and if you look really closely you can see a bone sticking out from under the shrub.
The back with the tree and a broken window covered up by boards.  See the smoke coming from the top of the chimney?  Somebody must be home keeping the home fires burning!
Ahhh.... that's who's keeping the fire going!  A little ghost!  I'll bet he'll sneak into the package when I mail this to a unsuspecting customer!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

There is an old saying that my husband repeats:  "Fog in the holler brings sweat to the collar."   Meaning that when there is fog in the hollow (valley) then the next day is going to be hot!  
These were pictures taken last night.... going to be another hot day today I'm afraid!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ever since I can remember I have always loved buildings.  Something about them just speaks to me and gives me that warm feeling.  This leads me to my newest soft sculpture.
It is based on the church that not only I was married in, but my parents and my grandparents as well!
Of course I've used some artistic license so that it can be used all year long by doing each side in a summer and a winter scene.
One side has a lovely rose brush trailing up the sides of the church and...
.... the other side has snow cover trees, shrubs and windows!
I really can't decide what side I like better?  I think in the winter I will like the summer side and in the summer I will like the winter side.   The grass is always greener...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas In July Sale!!

It's hard to believe with all this hot weather lately that anybody would be thinking about Christmas, but it's inevitable, the cold weather will come and we will need Christmas presents!  So, I'm having a SALE!  These Shiitake Mushrooms are one of the items on sale.
As is this little Gnome and his pet owl!  They are all ready for the long flight and would prefer to go somewhere a little bit cooler... or somewhere that at least has air conditioning!
Or maybe you are looking for something a little more Christmassy?  This Santa is on sale and not only that, any Christmas related item sold will come with a little free gift for your Christmas tree!
Or maybe you are looking for a frog?  He's on sale too!  Check him and a whole bunch of other items HERE!

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Daylilies are Opening!

Daylilies are staple in my garden.  I love them not only for their gorgeous flowers, but for their hardy foliage.  They are all over my garden and the special varieties are just starting to open.
 As you can see, it's been raining for the past few days but I think the water drops on the flowers makes them even more lovely.
I've long forgotten the names of most of them, but I don't care!  I just love them and can't wait each morning to see what new ones have opened!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

All Grown Up!

We have had some record breaking heat the last few days and as hard as it is for me, it must be really hard if you are a black cat!  Poor Loopie!  I found this picture of him when he was just a baby... hard to believe he grew into such a handsome cat!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Rights of Summer....

The weather has been really beautiful lately, but the hot summer weather is fast approaching.  Meanwhile, we have been enjoying some Summer pleasures.  First of all, my niece has graduated from high school (how can this be!!?) and we were all out is full force taking pictures of her and her date... but who are we kidding?  We really were just taking pictures of her and her gorgeous dress!
Next, strawberries!  DH and I headed off to one of the local U-picks (there are at least 3 all within a 10 minute drive) to pick a winter's worth of these ruby delights!
We came home with 36 boxes all waiting to be stemmed and frozen.  We decided that it took longer to stem them then it did to pick them!  Only took us an hour to pick the 36 boxes and almost 2 hours to stem them!  Of course you have to remember I used to pick berries as a summer job for many, many years and my muscle memory came back very quickly!
Then off to the local golf course bright and early this morning to play a round of golf!  I didn't play all the holes, but it was nice to get out for some exercise!

Happy Summer everyone!