Sunday, August 2, 2015

Celebrating with a new Giveaway



A New Giveaway for August on my blog
One winner will get all Three Pumpkin Heads
These guys are made using a pattern by 
Paxton Valley Folkart


Hubby and I are celebrating out Anniversary today

And August 17th is the day I started my blog back in 2009

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Have a Wonderful Month of August
Brenda

The Winner of my July Blog giveaway


Good Morning followers
It is Hard to believe it is already August


The Winner of my July giveaway is 


congrats Judy on winning, if you see this before I contact
you please send me your address

I will be back with a New giveway shortly

Hope you are all enjoying your Summer
It won't be long until Fall is here
Brenda

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer!!! Nuff said


Pretty bad when it is too HOT to fish *sigh*

As most of you know I am NOT a Winter person
It is by far my least favorite season of all, in fact we
could simply skip it every year LOL
I hate to rush Fall, I love fall don't get me wrong,
I just know that Winter follows fall :)


This year in a nut shell is like the Summer that wasn't
We spent the entire month of May and June Flooded here at the lake
The water is finally receding

And Summer did not totally skip us because you know that old saying
*The Dog Days of Summer*
Well it is DRY and Yucky out there :)

let me tell you this morning at 5 AM it was stifling Hot
I just came in from feeding my Chickens and it is better now 
then it was then? go figure.......... the Heat has been horrible
The kind of days where you just want to stay inside due to the fact
that if you go outside, and stand still you Just DRIP and get soaked
with sweat, I know such an attractive way of wording it, but True

Ok I will stop complaining
I can not believe it is almost August!
So it won't be long until Fall is upon us
and the relief of cooler days will be here


My blog giveaway ends tomorrow night so 




And Miss Lilly says Eat Ice Cream to stay cool 

Hope you have a wonderful day
Brenda

Friday, July 24, 2015

MY Studio

The Lighting was terrible this morning
I should of waited but I am so ready to get 
back to some sort of Normal routine

So without delay let me share
My Someday She Shed Studio
I thought this day would never come
But great things happen when you are simply grumpy patient


Miss Free Range is welcoming you to our Yard!
My chickens will be None too happy with me
as we will soon be doing a run for them and they
will no longer Rule the entire back yard
Right now they come up on my porch of my building and 
talk to me while I am working :)


Let's turn on the Light, notice I have a temporary fix
for covering the electric panel, Hubby was suppose to do that :)
and someone forgot to straighten my Christmas trees
Hey this girl is tired, and I am sure I will get to it soon
I have to have my Trees so I can take pictures


this is a very eclectic Room so be prepared
I have had so many Wonderful Online Friends that
have sent me some Amazing gifts, I had to surround myself
with them all so I can finally enjoy them
*not to mention I often use them in Photo shoots* 


I should of left the lamps off, but it is too late now and I
am not redoing this


Vintage hankies on my window
and that item above my window


See the cross, this is an Old Baby Cradle that 
hung in a covered wagon


Recognize the sign it was in my window of my store
*We went back for my store sign, but it was no longer there* 


My Mustard Stove cover will serve as a prop
for taking photos


Yes everything is very secure and anyone that sleeps on
this Bed will not get hit in the head during Their slumber :)


A vintage Wicker laundry hamper houses Vintage Chenille bedspreads
I have one empty cubbie in that corner, in case I find fabric in those
boxes that I just can NOT part with :)
The blue pop up hampers, well let me just say it is amazing
when you go through boxes how many started stuffed items you find
GEE, and I have more to go through 
One hamper contains scraps of muslin and osnaburg that I use often


There is a place for everything, and as many times as I have
added to those places during this process, I know right where
EVERYTHING is at :)


I will be doing some rearranging on the top of this shelf 
as it will hold a small TV and DVD player 


Yes the OLD machine is in the case, and yes I want
to someday take it to see if it can be put back into
working condition, it is a beautiful machine




The two large trunks will hold my Christmas Decor
did I mention there are four boxes under all that is still 
left to go through, naturally I could not manage to move all
of those heavy items, so those will be relocated later :)


I have so much cleaning to do, and that small heater does not
go in my building I have a large ceramic Heater that will set 
there for the cold winter months!


When pressed on space you go up and hang what ever you
can find to hold stuff


My sewing Machine will set on my desk
As soon as I finish this last round of orders
Hopefully by Monday it will be placed in here so 
I can start creating in my Studio
My Ironing board will serve as a work area
and is easy to take down to tidy up for guests


Lots and Lots of new Christmas fabrics for Elves


The wire stacked baskets will hold my items to sew and items
sewn up and ready to stuff


Another small work area


A comfy spot to read magazines 


and I will set on the love seat to do hand work


You may possibly find me NAPPING here :)




Why yes it will be a pain to move all of this to put away 
Christmas, heck I may leave it out for this year and then put it away


I have an old Heavy wood crate that will be placed
here for This Very OLD machine to set on 

I am sure like many I will rearrange and change things up

my Son just came in for the Weekend
I got his approval, He said
" mom this is like having your store again :) "

I have had a great time putting this all together 
and still have more to do

I hope you enjoyed your visit today
and if you are ever in my Neck of the Woods
you are welcome to come stay in my little
Guest house / Studio 
She Shed Studio

Now is it time for me to get back to work
have a wonderful day

Brenda

Post One My She Shed


Good Morning
I am doing this in two parts


I once had a Wonderful Room all my own 
During that time I sold on Ebay as
*Hackleberry Creek Orginals*
Then we picked up and relocated to East Texas, 
Where most of you know I opened The Rusty Thimble. 
Yes I still miss Texas and my Store
and then
We moved back to Oklahoma, a few months after coming 
back to our home state we moved where we are now 
That was in 2009


and lived in our RV for awhile
We lived in this when we were in Texas also


I had become accustomed to working in Small spaces
These two photos are of our kitchen dining area and
living room in that RV


All I can say is if you love what you do you can 
manage to do it in any anywhere
I will add as long as you have a patient husband :)


we did not gain what looks like much room
But we then purchased a small One bedroom mobile home
there is more square footage then the RV but when 
you run a business from home, There never seems to be enough!


Being that I worked in my Kitchen and Living Room
I attempted to keep it maintained, but The supplies
got out of hand. Things began to take over


This is a straight photo, because that Table never stayed that way


IN Fact let me share!
Dinner at our house is Hubby with his TV tray at his recliner
and me sitting at my Computer desk

Well Ladies I have a Kitchen
Did I mention it feels great to not have to move
my projects to prepare a Meal :)
Now I am on the home stretch, almost done enough
to move the few items I have on my dining table out to my new studio
Yes I have been continuing to work on orders while doing all of this
And Yes I am worn out, In fact I am considering a short vacation
after all of this is completed......sigh

So anyways back to my story

And then comes this little building
When we lived in our RV this building served as
a Home for my Washer and Dryer
and a full size Refrigerator 


And when we moved out of the RV it became an
all around Storage *JUNK* Room!!


This is nothing compared to how much was actually crammed
into this 10 x 20 foot building
We cleaned her out *my soon to be She Shed Studio*
And piled all of that stuff up and down the center of Hubbies
building *UT OH* Cause let me just say I have heard about
that one, sad thing is 
*I will confess I still have boxes and boxes of stuff in his building*

Next I will have to have a Yard Sale, what does not sale
will be donated to a local Church


She was all cleaned *WAS* smile
they tore out my loft and dropped the ceiling
*I wanted to leave it high*
something tells me Hubby knew in the back of his mind
if we did that I would be hanging things from the rafters
and would refuse to part with all of the many many things
I have that I simply Do NOT need 


And construction began
All along I was thinking how on earth am I going
to ever get everything into this building
As it will be serving as a guest room as well

WELL let me tell you I have moved MOUNTAINS
I am serious LOL
Next part coming up and it is VERY picture heavy
Stay tuned I think I need an Ice Tea break
grab something to drink if you intend to come back :)

Brenda