Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kickin Things Out

This is what I have been up to.....

Spray painting this brass bed for a customer......doesn't it look good!

Making a vintage style Peace sign shirt for an adorable little girl who loves everything I make...She is in Kailen's grade and her mom told me she loves everything I make for Kailen. I guess I need to just start sewing for Gracie because my kids don't appreciate anything I make for them.  That's just the way it goes I guess.....

Making a custom Love Banner for a local photographer who is going to use it in in Bridal Portraits.....

And finishing up a bed side table for a gal......

The only thing left is a custom pillow, then off to Kiawah Island, and then back to gear up for the Fall Barn Sale which is Sept. 8-10.  Hope you are having a productive week as well!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It will all come out in the Wash

I have discovered a lot about myself over these last few weeks so I hope it's not too late to have a New Years Resolution.  Here recently I have discovered that I expect more out of others than I expect out of myself.  Do you ever do that....why do we do that.  So, starting today, one of my prayers is to hold myself to the same standards as I hold others. 

Moving on.....you know the expression, "it will all come out in the wash."  Well, it will....one way or the other.  Just take a look at all these precious feathers that decided they were tired of being confined to the inside of a ticking pillow....they were ready for some fresh air and decided all this while they were getting a bath in my washer.  They all came out in the wash.  Needless to say, I will have feathers floating around my house for years to come.

I will be giving away one of my pillows, your choice, to the first person who can identify this precious gal in this photo with me.  I just met her a couple of weeks ago at the Spring Barn Sale and she bought a buffet/dresser to put in her little boy's nursery.  She wanted a little extra funk to it so I scuffed it up a little more and add a touch of turquoise to it's dimension.....nothing drastic, only subtle effects.

This gal has such a sweet tempermant, so genuine, so real....it makes you want to get to know her better.  I will give you a hint....her last name is Camp and her husband is a well known Christian Music Artist.  As you can tell, I was dressed in my normal, slouchy (as my kids refer to it)  attire....oh well, comfort over style.  Leave me a comment below with your answer. 

We already have a winner....January Alexander answered the question correctly--Congrats...

This is Adie and Bella, wife and daughter of Jeremy Camp, a very talented and successful Christian Music Artist.  Can you tell I am excited she visited my sale and actually owns one of my pieces.   Yippie!!!!!!

Last but not least, do you remember your grandmother's rose scented bathroom spray?  These New Dawn roses smell exactly like that......the strongest smelling rose I have ever grown.....getcha one.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Barn Sale 2011

I tell you what, my life has been a whirlwind since last Thursday, the day of the Sneak Peek.  I am starting to see the light, but I was beginning to wonder for a while.  Sometimes things are thrown in your face that kinda of send you for a loop....(God has a way of taking care of us doesnt he!).....It is then up to us at to how we handle the situation.  We can set around and have a "pitty party" or we can chalk it up as a lesson learned.  As for me and my little self, I have chosen to chalk it up as a "lesson learned." You guys are probably wondering what planet I am on, but I had to get that off my chest.  There are a lot of people in this world that are up to "no good." God will expose those people to you if you let him. 

Advice of the day: If someone seems a little fishy, chances are, they are extremely FISHY.  BTW, I am in no way referring to any of The Strawberry Patch customers.....Please know that. 

Anywhoo, here are some shots from the Spring Sale which was a huge success.  I am already getting excited about the Fall Sale which will be September 8, 9, and 10.  If there are particular things you would like to see at the Fall Sale that I haven't had in the past, please leave me a comment.  I love your ideas, your suggestions, and I also encourage constructive critism.  Peace.....that's all I want.

quilts by Jenny Gale

Childhood friend and her mom with my favorite Alicia Raney painting

booth by Artists Sarah Rausch and Traci Collins

More Jenny Gale goods

Alicia Raney with the winner of her painting, Christy Johnson.

I likee your new tatoo Kellie! Just kidding guys, I added that for a quick laugh.

Two of my favs: Alicia Raney and Sarah Rausch

These gals drove five hours to attend my sale....That made me smile.  Check out their store in Morganfield, Kentucky,  right here.  A Big Hug to you turkeys!

Another surprise....My college roommate from UTK drove all the way in from Knoxville....Thank You Shanna Lane!

Custom puzzles by Paula Kelley

Beautiful frames by Mark Hand

Jenny Gale with the winner of her handblown vase, Tara Hael

Have a Lovely Weekend!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


i am pooped......will be with you soon.