Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gingerbread, Annies, and Snowmen ~FREE SHIPPING~

I am offering items on my selling blog LIZZIE'S HOMESPUN SELLING BLOG I have grungy candy canes, gingerbread men, Annies, and snowmen all with FREE first class shipping!!!
Above is my Annie sitter that I can't make fast enough!! She is too cute and is flat so she can be tucked in a basket, or sit on a window sile. Please feel free to email me with any questions ~Liz

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What would you do? I need help with outside Christmas decor!!!!

I have been doing the same decor outside for the holidays for the past 10 years. I need new ideas!!! I normally wrap the porch in pine garland with white and red lights and I have large peppermint candy lights that hang from the garland. I also have an alpine tree that sits on the porch that I decorate and place presents under.
I place lights on my weeping cherry in the front and on my picket fence. I have a set of 2 snowmen that sit in my flower bed that alight up. I need something different that will make people say "WOW".
I keep candles in the windows all year round. So ladies, what you would do??? I normally decorate thanksgiving weekend so I need ideas ASAP!!!
You can click on the picture to make it bigger.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My faux Caramel Apples

I have been wanting to makes these and finally decided this morning to get a few done. It is a nice sunny day so they dried pretty quick. If you'd like to make these yourself, please visit THE PEPPER PICKLED PATCH she had these featured in the Create and Decorate magazine. I have placed mine on Ebay and also on my selling blog for those who do not buy on Ebay. I just love how they came out!!!



Monday, September 7, 2009

Updated living room pictures

I have made a few changes since the last time I posted pictures of my living room. The long angel to the left of my mirror was handmade by Bittersweet Folk Art. She is by far one of my favorite primitive items. You can click on any of the pictures to make them bigger. Thanks for looking ~Liz

My husband made this corner fireplace for me last fall. I love how it fits in this corner perfectly!!

My husband is one to go looking for treasures on garbage night. He found this for me and I love it!! I didn't have to do anything to it but clean up the spider webs and get out the old musty basement smell out.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Look what the hubby made me!!! (Solar Light Post)

First off, I'd like to thank Char for posting the instructions for this. We have a few bundles of old spindles. I had a star hanger/hook I bought years ago and had tossed in a drawer. It goes perfect with it! You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Updated Kitchen pictures!!!

I have to start by saying I apologize for not updating in quite some time. My job is very tiring and by the time I get home, all I want to do is sit.
However, I did manage to update my wallpaper border and added some wallpaper to the lower half of our eating area. A local craft store had a 40% off sale and I couldn't resist making a change. You can view my "before" pictures HERE
I also bought new valances for $7.00 from Park Designs which were on clearance.

Friday, June 5, 2009

My graduate

I am a little late in posting youngest graduated from high school.
I am not short (5' 8") he towers over me!!!
He was accepted into Akron Unv. to major in computers.

Plant HELP please....

I picked these up today at a local place that sells plants and all proceeds go to the Cancer Society.
These were $1.oo a piece so I bought three. The problem is it says Angelonia on the container but when I looked it up online, it's not the same plant. I just love how this looks and for a buck, I don't care of it doesn't come back. But I would be thrilled if it did!
Can anyone that gardens help me out and give me a name of this plant?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My front porch and I need some HELP please!!!

I am in need of some help.
My husband pulled out my bushes and tilled the ground for me today.
I need some gardeners help.
My "green thumb" never kicked in and I have no idea what to plant in this space.
I am completely clueless and open for suggestions.
Behind the fence is english ivy.
I would like plants that come back every year.

My husband found the picket fence in the trash and it hides our air conditioning unit.
He made the bird feeder from a post we had from our old four post water bed.

This is the corner of my house in the back. He found the wheel barrel in the trash. I normally buy 2 hanging petunia baskets and cut the handles off then place them in the wheel barrel.
He made me the bird feeder from an old spindle and rusty pan.

When we bought the house 11 years ago, I only had a concrete stoop.
He built this porch and the also put on the roof.
He refused to have a porch without a roof.

Here is a set of chairs he made last year for us.
I love them!!

Every porch needs a swing right???
He also made the mustard bench, the salt box house, and our address numbers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Look what the Hubby made me!!!

Vanity BEFORE...I have had this normal vanity for 10 years.
It was time for a change!!

My husband has been laid off for a week now and has been wood working.
I came home from to work to this!
He painted it cranberry, sanded, and stained it.
He also put in shelving which the other did not have.

Another view..sorry my bathroom is so tiny and it was hard to get a picture from the front.
My doors are 2 pine boards with a wooden knob.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Before and After Chest..and inside of my house for those who missed it

I bought this cranberry chest at a wholesale show 6 years ago for $12.00.
I figured I'd give it a make over.

I painted it beige sanded it and added the SIMPLIFY stencil.
This sits at the end of my bed...I love how it looks!!

I have also added an archive link to pictures of my house.
Lizzie's Home

The WINNERS are...

The Pantry Cake winner is

The Room Spray winner is
Linda from
Kindlelight Blessings

Thanks to all who entered!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

FREE stitchery pattern

Memorial Day is coming up soon!!
I have added an Annie holding her flag stitchery.
This doll is also available in pattern form.
Just look at the black box to the right and download. If it will not work, send me an email and I will forward it to you via email. ~Liz

TWO give aways up!!! And some changes

Good morning!!
I must start by saying I am so sorry for not posting a giveaway last week.
I started a new FULL TIME job which doesn't allow too much computer time.
I am so tired when I get home, I just want to sit and not move.
Anyways...I will now be posting my giveaways on SUNDAY and pulling a name on FRIDAY evening. This Sunday I am offering two since I missed last week.
There are no rules except that you must be a follower of my blog.
Just add a comment and say "ADD ME".
You may sign up for both or pick the one you'd like.
Good luck ~Liz

2 oz. APPLE CINNAMON room spray.
It will come in a mustard pot with a cranberry star stenciled to the front.
The front has a doll CANDLE STICK ANNIE that is my design and is available in pattern form.

Mini FAUX pantry cake and grungy cheese cloth.
This little cake is 3" wide and smells wonderful!!
The best part is, it will last forever.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

There's still time to WIN

This past week, life has changed a bit for me. I had to go back to work FULL TIME but I still intend on doing my blog and such. I will be pulling a winner this evening for my fixins give away. I will be posting a name sometime tonight. Thank you to everyone who follows my blog!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

This weeks give away is up!!

Good Morning!!
This week I am giving away a bag of GINGERBREAD fixins.
There is 2 cups of gingerbread scented rosehips, putka pods, cinnamon sticks, and dough gingerbread & heart cut outs that I handmade and dipped in wax.
(The hearts were painted cranberry before they were dipped).
Place these around your favorite candle or in a bowl by themselves.
All you have to do is place "ADD ME" in a comment. I will pull a name on friday.
Thank you to all who follow my blog~Liz

Friday, April 17, 2009

The WINNER is....

The winner of this weeks give away is TOMATOE CREEK
As always, thank you to all that entered.
I will be placing a new giveaway up on Monday morning! Have a great weekend~Liz

Monday, April 13, 2009

This weeks give away is up!!!

Good morning!!
I have decided to offer a new give away every monday for my followers.
I will be pulling a name on friday.
This week, I am offering a cranberry heart tin pan with a glass votive holder and matching votive. You will also get gingerbread scented rosehips with a cookie gingerbread man to be placed around the candle.
It will come as shown in a cellophane bag with a tag that reads "simplify".
Just drop me a comment and say "add me"!!!
Thank you to everyone that takes the time to follow my blog~Liz

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My coffee pot cover the hubby made me today!!

First I'd like to thank Char from "The Pickled Pepper Patch" for sharing her tutorial.
I picked up these star knobs years ago and never used them for anything.
(Click on the photos to enlarge them)
Now my ugly BUNN coffee pot is hidden "YAY"
They look great on here!

This is the side view

He didn't stain the wood inside
(I was too much in a hurry to get it in my kitchen!)


Wishing you and your families a "HAPPY EASTER" ~Liz

Friday, April 10, 2009

The WINNER is...

Woods Olde Homestead
Thank you to everyone that entered!
I will have another give away next week..stay tuned.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Last chance for GRUNGY JAR give away

Just a quick note that I will be pulling a name in the morning for my grungy jar give away and shipping in the afternoon. If you'd like to be added to the basket, just leave me a comment saying "ADD ME". The only rule is you must be a follower of my blog.
Good luck!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My $2.00 Dollar Tree Project ~Primitive Candle & Base"

Good Morning!!
I would like to share my $2.00 Dollar Tree project.
The wooden candle stick was white. I painted it black, added a coat of modge podge and while wet, sprinkled cinnamon. I let dry then added another coat of modge podge.
For the candle, I printed out the word I wanted then traced it on my candle with a stylus. Then engraved the words. I then painted the words black and on went a coat of modge podge. After it was completely dry, I used Deco Art walnut stain to make it look old.
This is for decoration purposes only but you can surely make a hole in the center and use a battery powered tea light.
I think modge podge is the best thing ever!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

My FAUX pantry cake using Chars instructions

I decided to try Chars instructions for a faux pantry cake. Let me tell you, these are very easy.
I poured 8 of them!!! Visit her blog The Pickled Pepper Patch to view her instructions.
I will placing mine on MY Ebay . Thanks Char for finding an easier way!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

NEW Give Away ~Grungy Angel Jar~

Good Morning everyone!!
I wanted to do another give away to my followers.
I am offering this 4" tall grungy jar with a ginger angel (graphic by my dear friend Twigs).
This jar smells so good!!! I have tied a cranberry/mustard homespun tie that matches the angel.
You can fill with rosehips, cotton balls, q-tips, tooth picks, paper clips, the uses are endless!!!
Just post.."ADD ME" with a comment. I will be drawing a name on April 10th.
*PLEASE NOTE:This jar is not filled!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A day in the life of my kitty

This is my kitty Bella.
She has a thing with my printer, stuffing, pens, doll bodies, thread, paper..anything on my work table. It's a wonder I get anything done. I had to make her a doll body just for her to drag around. We got her at 4 weeks old she was found under a car at my sons job.

When she first came into the house, my dog Cali wanted to eat her. Now they are best cute is this picture??

Monday, March 30, 2009

And the WINNER is.....

Thank you all who have entered!!
I will be giving away items here and there so stay tuned!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

FREE stitchery pattern

Good Morning!!
I have added a FREE stitchery pattern to my widget box to the left.
The design is called "CROWS & STARS" the pattern for the doll can be found on my website.
Instructions are included for stitching and painting your project.
If you have trouble downloading it, drop me an email and I will email you the instructions and pattern. I also have Raggedies for $15.00 with free first class shipping!!My dolls come signed and dated with a "HANDMADE WITH LOVE" charm pinned to her.
Have a great day..I am off to sew dolls!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lizzie's Homespun Shoppe Blog

Good morning everyone!!
I would like to introduce myself by showing you my mug. I always wonder how others look that I correspond with. It's nice to put a face with words.

I have such a busy afternoon today but quickly wanted to tell you about my selling blog.
I started it because I am finding alot of people do not do Ebay/Etsy so I'd like to offer some items here as well. I started selling doll bodies on Ebay and they are going over well so I am offering them there too. Just click on my icon to the right to take you there. I want to keep this blog for free patterns, tips, etc...
I will also be doing "GIVE AWAYS" on my selling blog.
Hope everyone has a great day!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

As promised, a peek into my kitchen

My husband made the star shutters and the mustard corner cabinet.

He also made the saltbox house night light that is on top of the corner cabinet.
The doll was a gift from Twigs.

He is one that likes to garbage pick and found this old stove...and it works!!

When we bought the house, it had a BRIGHT blue marble counter top and back splash.
We covered the counter with ceramic tile and did waynes coat as a back splash.

I was a longaberger collector once upon a time.

This old scale belonged to my father.

Twigs gave me this tobacco ladder and the rusty kitchen items when I went to see her one year.

My husband also made this shelve that holds some redware pieces.