Sunday, March 25, 2012

My great find and a thank you ...

We had a stormy Saturday, but today is beautiful, not a cloud in the sky and mid 80's.  Yesterday, hubby and I went shopping, we went to Circle K, in Jacksonville, one of my favorite stores, if you are buying furniture or decor items.  I  have been looking for a standing chalkboard to use at my shows and what did I see as I walked in the doors--- my chalkboard.  Now I need to find chalk, checked a couple of stores and no chalk, who sells chalk now?

 This is a view of some of their decorative items ---- I could spend 100's of dollars in this store..
 A view from the second floor, it is like an old barn that is filled to the brim with stuff.
 I actually made a few things that weren't dolls, this week, I had this mouse left from last year, added a cap and painted a book and wooden oval black then surfed the internet for an old patriontic song image and this is what I came up with, I thought she turned out pretty good.

My sister-in-law asked me the other day why I didn't have many cat items, so I found this pattern that I had from Olde Homestead Barn and made up a couple of barn cats.

I used an Raggedy Old Annies pattern for another one of these dolls, added a vintage Raggedy Ann and Andy vintage image of a pattern and put in a little ziplock bag and an old spool of thread in the other (the cost on the top of the spool is .15 cents, unbelieveable)
 This was a custom order for one of my customers--using my favorite pattern-Sweet Meadows Farm.
 A mini patriotic Annie-I have a box full of scraps and I am trying to use some of them on the smaller projects.
 Finally, started some Christmas dolls, these are tagged and being put back for the shows.
 And a big thank you to Jean @ Prim Crafts, she sent me a box of toys to use with my dolls, my favorites are the Mickey mouses and the Disney toys.  Thank you, Jean, they are just what I wanted.
I am watching American Pickers right now, I thought that show was about pickers who picked on the farms, and someone told me the other day what it really was--do I feel dumb!  I guess when I go junking that is considered "picking" now.    I am already missing my favorite show "Walking Dead", we will have to wait until the fall season to see what happens.  But another favorite of mine starts next Sunday, "Game of Thrones", it is almost as good as Walking Dead.

Don't forget to check out my give-away, just click on the bunny image at the top of the sidebar and enter.  I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Love your awesome new chalkboard!!! Love your mice arrangement, tooo cute and love your dolls and kitty's . Hugs, Lecia

  2. Love your new dolls and your mouse... so cute!! That chalkboard is awesome!! American Pickers is a favorite show in my house. Sometimes I get upset when I see the leaving behind old doors and windows and such! that's my kind of junk! Enjoy your day!!!

  3. That chalkboard is a great find Cyndy! I found chalk in the kids section at Walmart.
    Love the mouse display~ I love Americana stuff!
    You are very welcome for the Disney characters~ I'll keep looking and if I see anything you might be able to use I'll send it along.
    Have a great evening!

  4. Geesh, I don't know how you sew so fast!! The dolls are awesome.
    I just love the chalkboard. I have an old one hanging on my kitchen wall.
    Look in the crayola section at wally world or other stores for chalk. It should be there.

  5. Love the chalkboard...what a great find!!
    Your little mouse is so adorable...cute kitties and dolls too!!
    Thanks for the birthday wishes. I checked my blog and I can't seem to figure out why it is telling you that your email is wrong. Sorry that it is happening.

  6. Love, the chalkboard! The mouse is so adorable and I bet it was fun to do , a change from the dolls. But I love all your dolls you do too! Just wish I could sew as fast as you.

  7. Hi,
    How much is the sweet patriotic mouse?? I am an Americana crazy collector!! I can't wait till Easter is over and I can put out all of my red, white, and blue goodies!! Please check out older posts on my blog to see my patriotic theme craft room.

  8. Isn't it exciting to find what you are looking for just as you walk in to the store! Love that chalkboard. And of course love your annies. Which is my favorite? Can't pick one - love them all!

  9. I love what you did with your little mouse, what a great little display. I really like your minnie patriotic raggedy too! Great find on the chalkboard :)

  10. Awesome dolls,you sure do fast work!Great find on the chalkboard!Hugs,Jen

  11. Love the chalkboard and all your new goodies. I found chalk at the Dollar Store. Where is that store in JAX. I'd like to go there the next time I'm there.


  12. Love the chalkboard Cyndy ~ I've been looking for one too!!! Boy you sure have been busy ~ all those wonderful creations you made ~ love that mouse!!!
    Jean is such a sweetheart for sending you all those wonderful goodies!!!
    Oh ~ I found chalk at Michaels ~ by the Crayola stuff.
    Prim Blessings

  13. Hi,
    I love the chalkboard it's so unique! Who would think its hard to find chalk. Maybe you can find it in the Easter section for kids baskets!
    Have a wonderful week and stop by for a visit soon!

  14. I missed walking dead tonight too! I will have to check out the other show. Ty foe mentioning it. I love all of those Raggedys!

  15. I just love your Americana Mouse creation how cute is that..All your Raggedy's are adorable too.
    Great find on the chalk board..Most all the dollar stores have chalk.

    Have a Great Week!


  16. Hi Cyndy! Chalk is available at Hobby Lobby in Oklahoma...don't know about Florida though! All of your dolls are so always!! Take Care and God Bless! Donna


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