Saturday, December 30, 2017

winter up date

It is and has been bitter cold-single digits. I do get warmed up with all the wood splitting and hauling and carrying it in for the wood stove which I am about 10" away from.

Please come out and play with me...

Christmas tree in Macy's, Philadelphia

Zora- Mixed media portrait

The blanket is finally FINISHED!!!

and good night!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017


We have snow not just super cold weather but snow with it, which makes it much more bearable.

Miss Olivia is certainly enjoying the snow and cold.

This is the day we are having

5 Ways to Attach Granny Squares

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Zora's blanket

I have been working like the craziest of Santa's elves making a blanket for Zora's Christmas present. Whether I finish it in time is yet to be seen. Here are some pics of the process:

I made 42 daisy flowers with 12 different colors of cotton yarn. The cotton made such a sweet soft blanket. pattern here

 A basket full of posies!

 I joined the flowers together with this video 5 Ways to Attach Granny Squares
 I decided to go with a simple whip stitch with a darning needle to sew them together rather than crocheting them together. I liked that it didn't leave a ridge and was lots faster. By this point my hands were very achy from so much constant crocheting, trying to get this done for my granddaughter's Christmas present.

Today and Monday before I fly to Philadelphia and I think I am going to make it if I don't keep making mistakes. Last night I was sewing away (after wasting an hour looking for the needle) and realized I had sew squares together in such a mistaken wat that it looked like an origami creature. Getting close!

Friday, December 01, 2017

Making Christmas ornaments

Making Christmas salt dough ornaments to be covered with food color paints, massive amounts of glue and glitter and the final sparkle---Sequins!
I will have to get some photos of the final ornaments. We had such a great time.

Some new Christmas Goodies at Vintage Lindy Lou's Shop

I have been so busy getting things photographed, research and written up for the shop. Definitely feel like Santa's main helper elf.

Hand Made Silver and Red Christmas Wreath made with vintage and new pieces

 Hand Made Christmas Wreath, Red Christmas Wreath, Tinsel and Glitter Wreath, Red and Silver Christmas Wreath made with vintage and new pieces

 Vintage Santa Claus Music Box

 Vintage Snowman Salt and Pepper Shakers

 Santa Bell made in Japan

All these and lots more at my Etsy shop just waiting to come to your  house for Christmas.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


These are some of my Halloween displays. Hard to photograph to be able to see things.

If you look closely at the little handmade halloween hutch you will see a crystal ball, eyeballs,spiders, and vintage looking pumpkins.

I found this fun idea on Pinterest and Zora and I made it. We definitely made a mess but great fun. She had a blast. She's three. We made ours pink with lots of glitter and eyeballs. I had found just a perfect size little black cauldron at the dollar store to put it in.


Zora in the rain

Zora in the rain with her new umbrella.I hate calling it a shadowbox or a diorama but don't know what else to call it. A shrine to her cuteness?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Vintage Baby Shower

Vintage Stork Decor for a Vintage Baby Shower

Front and back

This looks good hanging with small tissue paper pom poms as clouds.
Download stork image Stork

Friday, October 13, 2017

Husky Dog!

Lots of rain this week but not all day, not long enough so that I can get out of
running with my doggie, Miss Olivia.
Miss Olivia at the lake, Seneca Lake one of the
Finger Lakes in New York State

Miss Olivia

We went to a Mennonite Farm Market (with other vendors) It was her first time going to a public place. I wasn't sure if she would be too crazy acting but she was super well behaved. So proud of her. And it was very crowded too.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

More dollhouse furniture and dollhouse rooms

"Circus Room" Bunk bed bedroom

First started with basic form and shape of the furniture. bed was a soap box cut i half log ways and folded strips for strength for the posts/legs. Glued together with tacky glue and then taped with masking tape to hold together while drying. Then painted and I added a flower decal for trim.

 The wall have circus figures that I printed from the internet and glued on to the walls. There is also a little triangle banner going across a corner of the room.

I crocheted a round rug fr the floor and coverlets for the bunks

The book case is the bottom part of a jewelry box and I added a strip of cardboard for a shelf.
I used a paper punch to make blue flowers to decorate the book case. 

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