Friday, October 23, 2009

Bowls, Signs and Game-boards Oh My!

The past couple days have been great here in Ohio, but the rainy weather moved in today.  I was hoping that it would hold off and not move in until later today, but when I woke up this morning, it was raining cats and dogs!  Yep, it rained all day long and to be honest with you, I don’t think it stopped at all.  It was still raining this evening when we went out.  How is the weather where you are living?  The temperatures the past couple days have been mild which allowed me to get out and do some crafting.  Oh – sometimes I feel like if I can’t craft then I am just going to bust.  Good thing I got out when I did (lol).

I bought a set of wood bowls quite a few weeks ago and decided to finish a few of them for myself.  I re-finished them in 3 of my favorite prim colors….black, yellow ochre and barn red.  I am definitely pleased with the way they turned out.  I decided to sand off the rim on the bottom of the bowls….. wow, that is alot of work especially when you have to deal with carpal tunnel.  Anyway, I would have done more, but I wasn’t able to so I just completed the three to start.  I will probably add some of these to my selling blog so if you are interested then you might wanna get them while they last.  Keep watching for those to be posted!  Here was the process……

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So, what do you think?  Do you think they turned out primtastic or what?!?

I also finished a few signs and a couple new game-boards.  I was definitely pleased with the way that they turned out as well and I must admit that I now have a new favorite game-board.  So, are you ready to see what I have been working on over the past couple days?  I will be adding these to my selling blog as well so be sure to check out those coming soon.  With the holidays just around the corner….. I will be lowering my prices in case you all are interested in placing an order.  Be sure to check those out on Londonberry Primitives.  Ok, I am now ready to show you everything……here we go ladies!!


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So, do you think you could guess what game-board is my favorite?  Well, if you picked the one with the saltbox and crows then you are absolutely correct!!  That is my all time favorite one…. I just love the colors and I love how it turned out.  Don’t forget you can click on the picture to make it larger.

You all have been inquiring about my parents new home.  They will be closing on the condo around the 30th of this month and will be closing on the new home sometime around Nov 18th so they should be in before Thanksgiving.  Alot to be thankful for – huh?  I will be sure to post new pics of my parents home once we get certain rooms painted and everything decorated.  I must say that they are so excited to be moving back.  My Mom and I decided today that we are going to setup a crafting area in their basement.  I was so excited…. Mom can teach me how to use her sewing machine and I can teach her how to make signs (lol).  She told me that she doesn’t want to learn about that, she just prefers me to make them for her (lol).  I guess that is ok with me.

Well, not much more is happening here.  I have been trying to help my Mom pick out light fixtures and curtains and I must say that it is lots of fun.  I am sure her home will be beautifully prim when we are all done.  Gotta love decorating a brand new home!!

Until Next Time….. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy!!


Janene said...

I am so happy for your mom and dad and you too! It will be so great to have them closer to you!
I love the bowls with the rim cut makes a big difference! Did you end up using the belt sander or the mouse?
Your game boards, as always, are phenomenal!!
Have a great is suppose to be rain free!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just love everything that you have done Lisa! The bowls turned out just so neat and prim!

Have so much fun with your mom on decorating her new home"_)

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Great work Lisa...Love your bowls!

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

It's been raining here for three days now. I think it's finally suppose to clear up today. From the looks of it right now,it doesn't look too promising.
Your boards and bowls turned out awesome, as usual. I am so happy your mom is going to be so close to you. You two will share some special time together. I can't wait to see pics of her new home. I bet it's beautiful.
Have a great weekend,:)Sherri

UPON A HILL said...

So do you live in Londonderry? I live in Chillicothe, we can't be that far from one another.

Love your boards. You did a great job on the bowls also. Look forward to seeing pictures of your mom's home.

Be Blessed~ Kim

UPON A HILL said...


Haven't been there(Washington Courthouse) yet. Right now I am involved with 2 holiday craft shows, but I am hoping soon that I can make it there, & to Waynesville.

Anonymous said...

We have had so much rain
here in Wooster also.
I make jewelry as a hobby
and I have my area set up
in our huge finished basement. Cant wait to see
the inside pictures of your
parents house.