Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hey all... sorry I have not been on for a while... been busy making patterns and building things, and painting things. Just finished cutting out a cute little toddler rocking rooster...have to go to the depot and pick up the garnet paint I want to use on it. it is the smallest rocking toy I have ever seen...but its for toddlers or just for decor. Still have to make the hand hold and sand and put it together. This is my first toy to build. I am going to be doing vintage toys including pull toys, games, toys from the 1910-1930. Simple toys because I think kids actually had more fun with them than kids have nowadays with computers. They got exercise and fresh air back then! 
I found some old books with toys in them...but not directions... I am changing some of them up. Older patterns weren't as specific back then. But they used to teach kids in school about woodworking.  I found some really cool games toys as well... My favorites are the scooters and wagons and pull toys. Acrobatic type toys simple made...but going to be a challenge trying to figure them out. 
A lot of the toys don't have measurements. I will even be making the wooden wheels for some of the toys.
I don't even have a shop or place to build. I have a small table and I am collecting wood and stacking it in a small little shed along with all my woodworking tools. But someday hope to have a large shop so I can really get down to business. Working outside can be a challenge with the bouts of rain and now hot weather is here.
Oh, and by the way... This little rocking rooster is only my second woodworking project... Yes I have most of the tools I need but I used all those for remodeling my house
I am also trying to design some simple small pieces of furniture.  And some of these  pieces will not have screws or nails in them...
I am just fascinated by how things used to be made for the home. And yes, I will be making a lot of it without electrical tools... Old fashioned hand tools.
So forgive me if I don't make post everyday... I am learning all the different ways of joining wood pieces. I am teaching myself and also look forward to pallet and reclaimed wood projects.
I have also been collecting old barbed wire, horse shoes, pallets, etc., and doing research on milk paints, chalkboard paints and wood joinery. And burlap...jute twine...
I will add photos asap.
My project to cut out today will be a few pull toys. I bought some nice finished plywood to do some of the toys with. And plan on getting some Pine boards this weekend . I am so excited about learning and designing! Got to get housework done now... rain will be coming Saturday-Wed!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Patterns and more patterns!

 Good Morning!... It's a new day and a new beginning...Imagine the Possibilities!
Start a collection of clip art designs... because...Different patterns can be used for more than what they were intended...

Compass tattoo design that I have on my Pinterest site
Can be used not only as an embroidery design...but a tattoo, paint it on furniture, woodburn it, carve it, color it, stencil it on a wall, use it as base in a zentangle design. hey, how about stained glass design or a mosaic..limitless possibilities~
Compass tattoo design
 this pattern mosaic patterns - sun also from and it's original site Free Mosaic Patterns - Bing Images 
where you can find some free patterns, can be used for more than a mosaic about quilt pattern
is a Mosaic pattern how about embroidery, woodburning, carving, drawing or coloring...again just use your imagination!

mosaic patterns - sun

This cute pattern  from my pinterest collection Easter Egg Mural Madeline Bunny originally from
can be used for embroidery, coloring, painting, etc...
Easter Egg Mural Madeline Bunny

 This colorful pattern pink yellow owl originally from
can be used as painting design on furniture, quilt pattern, embroidery pattern, to make pillows, to cut out with a jigsaw from thin plywood to make a door hanger, cut the different parts out of felt or construction paper for a fun kids project...or cut from half inch plywood  and add rustic wire and bow, applique on a smock ...paint it, color it , etc!
pink yellow owl Click on the svg edit link and you can use the arrow tool and take this apart and use as quilting or sewing pattern, or click on each part and then click the color pallette and change the colors for ideas! just remember to save your editing so you can find it...
here's another cute owl... when you go to this can download clipart...
Pink Owlette Clip Art
scroll down the page to find more cute clipart fun...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lettering clipart

I redid this design  with coreldrawx5 to laser cut wooden jewelry. you can enlarge it and make wooden letters for Front door letters, or you can use them for woodburning, embroidery, decorative painting. Look for more clip art designs on my Pinterest account.

Art of Katrina Estes Hill - another of my favorite artist

One of my Favorite artist Katrina Estes Hill

aka Mizippihippi

Check out her face book page for more...this gal will paint on anything... she also write children's books and it the best story teller I have ever met... because she is real and tells it like it is.

This is just one of many pieces of artwork by Katrina Estes Hill, aka Mizippihippi 


 These are very unique! Smells like different things, like food, and fresh cut grass and there is a story about each person and the artwork is hers too! I promise if you ever meet her, you will never forget her!

JUST INTRODUCED Good People Soy Candles by mizippihippi on Etsy, $20.00 Vintage Chair Painted in Mizippihippi Style. $295.00, via Etsy. 


Handpainted Vintage Coffee Table by mizippihippi on Etsy, $225.00


check her out on facebook, pinterest and etsy!

Buttterfly style clipart and it's uses

This set of butterfly designs can be  used to do embroidery, tattoos, stenciling, stained glass pattern, coloring page, etc...  Burn it onto a piece of wood or use it as a carving pattern...
Wouldn't the large one look great painted on the wall as a focal point! Or how about painting it onto a piece of furniture. Or an area rug! Do it as a simple black and white or make it with bold colors...