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

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

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Angel Cage Doll

My Christmas Angel Cage Doll was made using Dove Dark Chocolate Candy Wrappers. Eating all of that chocolate was a dirty job but Poppa and I got it done. I already have my Christmas tree up and it is twinkling away in my Studio/Nest. Actually I never took it down from last year...





Saturday, November 9, 2013

Published again...

The first and second time I was published, I cried. This time is even sweeter because they contacted me...I cried again...
I was tickled beyond words when Jana Holstein, the Managing Editor of Stampington & Company's Art Doll Quarterly, contacted me again wanting to publish two of my dolls. I received my copy today and I am honored to be published in such a prestigious magazine. Jana and her staff do their magic and create a beautiful work of art every quarter. Thank you so much for making my dolls look good!
 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shabby Chic

I am working on a project that is calling for shabby chic flowers both paper and crochet.  I love learning new things.  Did I mention I love PINTEREST!!  Here are the flowers I have come up with out of supplies I have on hand.  It's been a loooog while since I crocheted with tiny thread.  Not good on old eyes...but fun.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Autumn...

Cooler weather has finally arrived.  I love Autumn!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Taking some time...

I am taking some time off from creating, sorta, to get our house in order.  I have been working on my poor closet that was a *catch all* for everything that did not have a home.  If you are interested, you can see my at home happenings here...At Home With Edna

Saturday, July 13, 2013

One more time...

2013 was my year to simplify. I did remove myself from some situations but I must admit that I got sidetracked, again, the first part of the year. Now I'm back on track and I am spending this summer and probably the rest of this year working on our home. It feels good to be dedicated to home again instead of the endless doll designs and related activities that were running around in my head. I'm beginning to enjoy puttering in the kitchen again and even the yard and weed duty is more enjoyable now.

Recently I repaired my poor comfy chair that our Sassy Alice had chewed up three times. Once it was repaired, our new Miss Beebs decided to call my chair her own. Needless to say, the repair job was very tempting to her scratching nesting habit. Today, I *patched* my chair one more time. If this does not work, a new recliner is in order...but I oh so love my comfy chair...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

EPattern Sale...

All of the epatterns in my PLUMTHICKETPRIMS Etsy shop are on sale at 30% off until July 15, 2013.  Please enter code SUPER30 at checkout to get your discount.  All of my epatterns are *instant downloads*.  You will receive an email with the download link as soon as payment is received.  Happy creating this summer!  ~Edna~