Blast from the Past: Fall Projects

1-Blast from the PastBlast from the Past: Fall Projects

Wow! Halloween totally flew by!

I’ve had unexpected family emergencies and family obligations the last few weeks that have kept me away from the blog. My efforts have all been put into keeping up with my paying gigs so blogging had to go to the bottom of the list.

Things aren’t completely back to normal yet, but all work and no play makes me cranky.

I’ve been working on new projects for Christmas tutorials and Christmas craft shows. Those things will be popping in here soon, but until they do, I thought I would post a little blast from the past.

These fall project tutorials are some of my favorites from the past.

2-Fabric Tube PumpkinsFabric Tube Pumpkins

1-Chenille Fabric Tube PumpkinsI also used the Fabric Tube Pumpkin Tutorial to make the chenille pumpkins.

3-Pumpkin GourdCrackle Painted Gourd

4-Fall LadderFall Ladder

5-Wool jar ornieCanning Jar Gift Container Decorated with Wool Ornies

6-new-crochet-pumpkin-appliqueCrochet a Pumpkin Applique

7-Fall Table RunnerFall Table Runner

Click on the highlighted titles to take you to the posts.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Stand Photography Prop

2-DSCN7079Pumpkin Stand

1-DSCN7077The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. ;) Casey’s latest project. Yes, I’m allowed to be a proud momma!

Pumpkin Stand 1A friend of ours is a photographer and she’s getting ready for fall minis.

Pumpkin Stand 2It’s A-Z Photography. Check out Alyssa’s adorable pics. She also took Colby’s senior pics and they were fantastic.

3-DSCN7086She was getting ready to advertise the new fall setting, so she needed pics. Since they set it up in the pasture I tagged along to get my own pics of the finished masterpiece.

4-DSCN7093Alyssa has three young brothers that were her models. I am not a people photographer, but I just had to get a few shots of actual people posing in the display. Boy, kids move a lot!

6-pumpkin standI love the display, but hmm…I think I was showing my age when I said it reminded me of Peanuts. I got blank stares and a “huh?”…:0…

Enjoy!

Denim Country Pumpkins

10-DSCN6984Denim Country Pumpkins

Jean Pumpkin 6Need another idea for those old blue jeans? Use the legs to make pumpkins.

Jean Pumpkin 3Hand sewing (gathering) the openings closed and wrapping the spines is as close to a needle as you will get. A sewing machine is not required.

Jean Pumpkin 1These pumpkins were made from my teenage son’s castoffs. The legs were wide, making nice plump pumpkins. The instructions can be altered to work with the jeans you have on hand.

Jean Pumpkin 7What instructions? My tutorial for the Denim Country Pumpkins can be found on FaveCrafts.

Enjoy!

New Projects for Fall Craft Shows

03-DSCN6820I’ve been painting and restyling gazillions of things for a craft show this weekend.

17-DSCN6676Restyled Junk (Kro Crafts) will be at “Fall Into The Holidaze” at the fairgrounds in Winfield, Kansas this weekend. Admission is free and there is lots of convenient parking.

Lots of stuff came out of the barn for transformation.

08-DSCN6964This vanity/end table is similar to one I did a few months ago.

12-DSCN7000This desk was turned into a coffee table by shortening the legs.

06-DSCN6918The end table and the coffee table were both given the same paint treatment as the headboard peg rack.

16-DSCN5784I finished up a couple more wood scrap tables…

11-DSCN6985…and made several more scrap wood pumpkins.

13-DSCN7006After all the scrap wood projects, I had a lot more scraps of wood that I turned into stenciled signs for fall.

09-DSCN6973A little witchy wisdom ;) on old chair seats.

15-DSCN7013Bunches of book pumpkins.

10-DSCN6984Jean pumpkins

02-DSCN6732Rats

04-DSCN6830My dresser bench is headed to the show…

05-DSCN6859…as well as my porch sitters…

07-DSCN6954…and a cute little desk.

14-DSCN7009This wheelbarrel (barrow?) needed a makeover and it got one. Wouldn’t it look cute filled with pumpkins or pots of mums?

I’ll have more on each of these projects in the coming weeks.

If you are in the Winfield, Kansas area Saturday, October 5, come by and say hello. I will be there off and on, but hubby has promised to man the booth while I clean house. Yes, when you are selling your home, cleaning is never ending…AND…as if a craft show isn’t enough, Sunday we will be having an open house.

Enjoy!

Porch Sitters for Fall

7-DSCN6859Porch Sitters for Fall

1-DSCN6840It’s that time of year again when anything that can be painted orange is fair game. These junk finds were my latest victims.

2-DSCN6845I had to do a little bit of work on the seat of one of the chairs. Water damage had caused the top layers to loosen and peel. Once I removed all the layers, I was left with a hole in the center. Not a problem…

3-DSCN6846…I cut a few scraps of pallet wood and covered it up.

4-DSCN6848I painted the chairs a little heavier than dry brushing. I guess you could call it rough brushing. I like to use it on projects that I want to look old, primitive and weathered. I kinda scrub the bristles over surfaces and in crevices and tight spots. My brush looks terrible, but I like to think of it as well-seasoned. My husband keeps trying to throw it away, but he just doesn’t realize its potential. Hands off, Honey!

5-DSCN6851My Cricut was used to make the stencil. I use card stock. It’s usually good for quite a few stenciling jobs.

6-DSCN6857Stenciled greeting.

7-DSCN6859Leaf garland completed these festive fall porch sitters.

Enjoy!