Friday, June 18, 2010
We've been working really hard all week to put together our first "monthly" sale. The aim is hunt all month for neat and interesting pieces, redo or refinish them. I've got quite a nice selection to offer for our first sale, which is happening June 18 and 19th from 9-3. Stop by if you can! Also see the great group of hooked rugs my mother has made, most for sale. She will be offering instruction to anyone who is interested!
Check out some of our wild friends. A family of foxes lives right up on the knoll. They overlook our chicken coop. So far we are all living in harmony, meaning no chickens have been killed. I have had a blast photographing and watching them, I hope they continue to behave. Also see a little bold bird who has discovered our new feeder.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Julie Thomas is an Army wife and mother of two, who has been painting for 10 years. Self taught, she paints folk art on antique pieces and old pieces of wood. She feels that the older pieces have great character that enhance her style of painting. Being a military wife means Julie loves to paint with an Americana theme, but she also loves to experiment with many different subjects, such as flowers, animals and landscapes. Julie has sold her art for many years from her website, on ebay, in antique and craft shops and from her home. Have something in mind, witha primitive theme? She can paint it!!
For more information on her work please visit: www.theoldtatteredflag.com
Carol DeCoteau started rug hooking 11 years ago. One day she decided to take a rug hooking class in Florida, fell in love with the craft and has been creating gorgeous rugs since then. Carol has hooked well over a hundred rugs at best guess, possibly more. She is constantly on a quest for the best wools and prettiest patterns. She also finds beauty in nearly every tree, leaf or landscape and mentally notes every color and detail to use in her rugs.
Primitive rug hooking is the art of creating a design or picture with thousands of small loops of wool. A foundation fabric is used and an open hook is placed through the fabric and pulled up to even heights. In the old days, women created rugs from any left over fabrics for practical uses, to actually use on the floor to protect the house from drafts and make the home more comfortable. Over the years rug hooking has become a fine tuned art.
Carol uses only the finest quality wools and of late has been dabbling in hand dyeing her own wools. Carol can be commisioned to create a special work of art for your home. For more information on her rugs, please visit: www.theoldtatteredflag.com