A warm Hoosier Welcome

It has been a while since this Hoosier gal has posted anything. Am trying to get back in the groove . Will be posted sewing, decorating and crafting tips. I like frugality, using what you have in your present stash.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I need to get back on my blogging more often.  Decided the remainder of this week will highlight some Christmas items in my home with crafting tips.
Here you will see the 2 1/2 ft. table top tree in my studio. I have it on top of a cabinet athe end of my long wood sewing table.  The tree skirt is an adorable quilted table mat with applique spools "Spoolin Around"  by KansasTroubles Quilters.
I will probably add more ornaments as some idea catches my fancy. So far I put a couple vintage tape measures, then clipped some antique wooden straight clothespins to some branches. 
Next, an idea with used patterns and styrofoam eggs came to mind. So.....for the eggs simply get whatever size styrofoam egg you want.  Add a nice layer of Modge Podge. Then begin layering strips of vintage patterns in crisscross fashion.  Set the egg on a plastic drying rack that Folkart painters use.  This has the tiny nubs all over. Holds the item up.
The next day do again. You can add however many layers you want. After this was totally dry I made a hole in top, squirted some glue into this area and put loop made with ribbon.

The hang tags were made using some flavored tea dyed tags. After drying I cut out of my quilt magazines tiny pictures of quilts.  Glue to tag. Stencil whatever quilting or sewing term on the tag. I used black ink.  When all done sprinkle lightly with glass glitter.
Enjoy !

Monday, December 17, 2012

Just a note to let you know that I am no longer with the Old FarmHouse Gathering Team on Etsy.
Due to the hypocrisy and just downright nasty treatment I have left that group.
It is not healthy for a person to deal with drama.  We should be encouraging each other instead of nit picking.
Anyway, am praying no one is planning to join. Please consider it long and hard before doing so.
Have been in contact with some others that left, some were mods..and their sentiment is the same as mine.
Unfortunately, the one mod, Lucy and one of the memebers, Robin are not a pleasant persons to work with. Very biased.
Enough said.
I have joined two new Christian groups where it is ok to opine our Christian values :)  I will begin posting things from these two teams.
Again, if you are considering joining the OFG Team on Etsy please contact me before doing so or visit my FaceBook page - Susan Wolf Green. Will be happy to message you.

Dec 18 an update....the one moderator has continued to harrass me with threatening emails. Really mature huh. So sad. Like I said above...will be more than happy to tell you the facts, names and truth in this.  This world really doesn't need bullys such as these two ladies.

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