Monday, March 9, 2015

New listing in my ETSY Shop!

I found some time to create and had fun with this guy!  Now listed in my ETSY SHOP.  Click on the link for more pictures and details.  Thanks for peeking!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Burrrr...Baby It's Cold Outside!

We had freezing rain and snow this week.  Rare for our part of Texas.  It was beautiful!  This is the view from my studio/nest...

...and this is the view from our front door with a zoom lens.

It's cold and raining outside today, but not like any thing we had earlier in the week.  A perfect day to warm things up by being in the kitchen baking up some healthy Buttermilk Bran-Oat Muffins.  These are not real sweet.  You can add more sugar or honey if you like and what ever fruit you have on hand. A healthy fiber filled addition to your breakfast or snacks.

Buttermilk Bran-Oat Muffins

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

In the bowl of my mixer I add the following and let it sit in the bowl for about 10 minutes:
1-1/2 cup bran flakes
1/2 cup uncooked oats
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil or 4 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons molasses (optional)
1/2 cup chopped fruit of your choice (apples, plums, banana, raisins, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

After about 10 minutes, mix to incorporate and then add:
1/4 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup if you want sweeter)
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or ground ginger (optional)

Mix well.  Put cup cake paper cups in muffin pan or grease muffin pan.  Fill each compartment with about 2/3 full.  Bake 20-22 minutes.  Cool and enjoy.  Makes 12 muffins.

Stay WARM and ENJOY your weekend!

Until next time...
(p.s.  Dollies are on the work table)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Feeling better...

I am feeling much better and have finally been able to do some fun things.  I repainted our dining table...before

and after.

I can't decide if I want to paint my maple chairs or not...painting all of those spindles will be time consuming.  Do you think I should or should not paint??

I also managed to finish a Tussie Mussie Doll which is currently listed on Ebay HERE

and I also finished up a Burlap Stocking that can be used for Valentine's Day.  It is listed in my ETSY Shop HERE

It feels good to be creating again and semi back to normal...well normal for me,  which is not considered your average normal  :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 New Beginnings...

It's a new year and time for new beginnings and new adventures. My arm/shoulder kept me out of creative commission most of last year but I'm hoping this year will be better. I'm looking forward to creating again...what ever it may be  Creating is healing and good for the soul!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wonderful Autumn Days...

I have been enjoying the season and the cooler, rainy weather. Did I mention I love rainy days? They put me in a creative mood but for the last few months I have been trying to heal a bad right arm which makes creating difficult.

I did this cloth, handpainted Thanksgiving Lady sitting in a rusty can for our dining table back in the year 2000 when I was having fun painting and doing Ebay. She is again gracing our table this year and she brings back sweet memories of the good old days. I can already smell the turkey roasting and pies baking in the oven! I know it's early, but...HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Sunday, September 7, 2014


I have been hibernating as of late.  Check out my At Home With Edna blog to see details about the new pillows I made.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A listing on Ebay

Gone are the glory days of Ebay, but I have recently found myself returning there to list in hopes of reviving those fun and exciting times.

I am in the process of downsizing and I currently have a listing for my Paris Cage Doll.  She is one of a kind and from my private collection.  You will find her listed HERE ON EBAY.  Thank you for your interest.

Friday, May 9, 2014

New *Instant Download* EPattern Release

I am still redecorating and reorganizing my Studio/Nest. It was like Christmas when I found several boxes of my sketches and patterns from a few years ago. Here is my latest pattern from unfinished work in 2008...can you tell I'm running a wee bit behind?

This instant download epattern was inspired by a vintage postcard.
Available in my Etsy Shop - THE SMIDGEN SHOP

Monday, February 3, 2014


I will be spending much of 2014 working on our home.  You will be able to keep up with what is going on if you head on over to my At Home With Edna blog...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hoosier Cabinet Redo

I have been busy redoing my old Hoosier cabinet. I have had this cabinet for over twenty eight years and it was old, old when I bought it.  It has been many colors.  I painted it black about three years ago but now I'm going back to white.  I love the way it turned out with white paint and new brushed nickel with porcelain insert handles.  On to the next project...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The good Lord is still in control...

For several months the good Lord has been speaking to me in a wee small voice to give up several things I love.  So softly in fact, I wasn't really sure it was Him, so I resisted.  Well, it was Him!  He grew tired of waiting, so He took care of it for me.  All of my FaceBook obligations suddenly ended along with a long time friendship.   I am happy to report, there is real life after the juvenile atmosphere of FaceBook. It's time to move forward.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013