Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Breakfast Is Served


    Good Morning!   What's for breakfast today?  Three fluffy pancakes, two spicy sausages, blueberry jam, and a hearty dollop of fresh butter!   Yummy!

   Could I have a coffee with that please?  No cream, just black will be fine.  Thank You!  : )

   Crocheted food items are so much fun to make.  I have quite a nice selection of them, displayed in the little barn building.  The cottage has a few sweets on display, too.

   I think I am Peter Pan's sister.     Thanks for stopping in today!    Smile On!  : )  Audrey

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Greetings Nigel

     Nigel!   What are you doing up so early?    We haven't seen you in quite sometime, what is new?

         IT'S A BIRTHDAY DAY !!!

   Really?    Now who's birthday could it be?   I am getting quite forgetful, so it's good to have you around to remind me.


   Of course, my dear Hiedi is celebrating another year!  She is a remarkable woman, a delightful humor, and I think she really likes you, too, Nigel.   Thanks soooo much for reminding me, you are a good monster!

     Happy Birthday Hiedi.  Hope your day is filled with wonderful laughter.  We love you!

        Smile On!!!   And Eat Cake Today!       :  )   Audrey and   (".") Nigel

Monday, July 28, 2014

Crochet Canned Goods

   I have on display in the little barn some canned items.  On the top is cauliflower, pickles.  Second row is canned corn, carrots and a turnip.  The jars I used are vintage.  I have had them in storage for ages.  Doing a little research on line, I found the jars dated from 1900-1960. 

   The veggies were quite fun to crochet, and putting the jars to use was an opportunity to see them once again in the light of day!  Such pretty glass.

   On this shelf, I have beets, more cauliflower.  And on the second shelf is pickled eggs, more carrots, and another jar of pickles.  The color of the pickles and the jar, remind me of some sweet pickles my sister use to make.....umm...they were delicious. 

   The crocheted veggies is as close to "canning" as I want to get.  The kitchen isn't able to hold my attention for any length of time.  I tend to be inattentive, and "over cook", just about, well....anything!   I can make a successful tray of ice cubes, however!  Really cold ones, too!!

  Smile On, my dear Friends and Family!!        Audrey  : )

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hen and Eggs in Cochet

    Good Morning!   A hearty breakfast, two eggs, sunny-side-up.  Bacon and whole wheat toast, with a slice of orange on the side.

    The fun part is, I crocheted this little breakfast, and it sits out on display in the little barn.  Of course a barn is not complete until there is a resident hen, taking up her place of honor.

    I hope your week is filled with "sunny days".     Smile On!     Audrey  : )

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Acrylic Fur Flowers

     In my last blog, I told you about the "fur flowers" my Mom made.  After looking through the photos of these nostalgic arrangements, I was curious to see how I could translate the photos into a painting.  This is my attempt.  Not to shabby, the intense reds were a blast to use in this work.

     After I finished it, using acrylics...quick dry.  I ventured into storage, and found this frame my Dad had made.  Probably in the 1970's, as well.  It fit!  

     It feels like a collaboration between my parents and I.  Hope their smiling somewhere in glory land.

         Sun is Shining Today!     Smile On, Family and Friends!     Audrey  : )

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moms' Fur Flowers


    Good Morning!  Wow, July 14th already.  The summer is in high gear, and I have been intently enjoying every glorious day of it!! 

    The other day I was in the studio and found these old photos.  My Mom made these arrangements.  She called them, "fur flowers". 

    She made them out of the fake fur, purchased at a craft store.  She could cut, and swirl that flat piece of fluff into these lovely "space age" flowers.  these were made back in the early 1970's. 

     The bases are made from driftwood that she collected up on the north shore of Lake Superior.  She assembled the pieces, and lathered them with a high gloss sealer. 

    Then she made the arrangement to suit the base.  The flowers also have little green feathers to represent leaves.  Sadly, I don't think the little fur flowers survived the passage of time.  However, she took alot of photos, and I am lucky enough to have those in the family archives.