Monday, October 10, 2011


I actually got something acomplished this week end. I love the way the scented hot pads turned out. Great for fall and maybe TG Dinner..The smaller one even has some pumpkins and all kinds of fresh veggies printed on it....the top one on the left has Fall and more..The bottom one is colorful fall leaves. I mixed up my own spices and even has pumpkin pie spice inside. When you sit a warm bowl of Potatoes or veggies on it on the dinner table you have a nice aroma. I made these candle mats from flannel and they are also padded and say "Freedom Of Worship" at the top and right under that it says "Each According To The Dictates Of His Own Conscience" The bottom left hand corner says Norman Rockwell. They can also be used to sit on a shelf like a tuck

I had a few problems when I decided to make up another batch of prim candles. After I finished rolling them in the coffee grounds and spices I dipped them to seal it only to find out the wax I had was not clear..I emailed Tonya and she was able to help me out and the one on the left is my finished one after getting advice from her (Thank You Tonya)
Then I tie a ripped piece of Homespun around and put a piece of sweet annie under the homespun...look much better finished even if this is not a good picture (Don't you all hope I get a new camera for Christmas ?) :)
They also had the Scarecrow Daze festival this week end near us. This is one of the dogs that was dressed in a costume for one of the contests in the dog show.
He is a HUGE Bloodhound dressed up like a Turtle..I don't think he liked it much and would just rather be a DOG
They had the usual food trailers everywhere and I couldn't believe it when I saw the $5.00 price for just a small funnell cake.
They also had an obedience and best tricks etc dog show and it was pretty interesting to see dogs that behave. My big Lab pups would only win the dog that jumps and barks the most. They don't get to see people very often except us so they would go crazy seeing that many people and would not like seeing other dogs getting attention :)
They also had a really cool band and I Loved their music..all country and fast beat. I especially like the way the lead guitar wore shorts..Very relaxed and it was pretty warm the upper 80's
There was an older gentleman just having the best time dancing to the music and it was so cute because when he saw me taking his picture he waved and smiled. It was nice to see someone so happy and pleased with my kind of music...My guess would be he had to be about 80 years old but was dancing like he was 30
All in all it was a great week end with great weather..Now it is time to get busy again and finish some more items I have half finished and things I have cut out.

Hope everyone has a great week :)


My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Morning Nancy... Love the Scented mats.
Very good on the candles they turned out great.. I knew you would figure it out ..Glad to help ya ought to do some up in bundles of three too. Add a little Tag to your homespun with a pin or tie it on..That always looks cute and makes buyers feel they are getting a deal..I write different thing on my tags like Spiced Candles or the name of the spice Like Pumpkin Spice etc. I cut or punch my tags out of Brown paper Bags, wrinkle them in my finger then lay flat and write out words,let words dry and then rub my OlD English rag over them to give them time worn look, punch a hole in top and pin on or tie on.
Hint of the day..LOL...

Looks like you had fun at the Festival..

Time to run enjoy your day!


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Really good hints from Tonya...
She knows her stuff.
I love waxing. I bought some plastic/vinyl pears at Goodwill and I am going to wax them. I also cut some ear corn into chunks and let it dry. I'm going to wax that, too. I have an old crock pot that I just keep adding old candles, spices and other wax to. So much easier on the clean up. I also got some tiny grapevine wreaths and I bought votives at Dollar Tree. I'm going to wax the votives and put them into the wreaths, use a wire as a hanger and put them on my Christmas tree instead of electric lights. I will post my finished products. My mind is always buzzing with ideas......
Loving the scented hot pads!
Warm autumn blessings,

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love the fall fabric you chose and he candles look wonderful as well. Just love the man dancing.....the best thing about being around 80, is your not to shy to get up and dance! blessings,Kathleen

Dani said...

love the mats....pretty pretty fabric and love the Norman Rockwell idea go girl!

annie said...

Good for you! Great projects! I really like the Rockwell ones! Also your fall pads in many designs! Thanks for sharing your photos. Love the dancer, what a happy soul!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty fabric, and such pretty candles! LOL @ the poor turtle pup! Looks like a fun time :)

Denise said...

Thanks for stopping by and I will get some recipes for you on the fermented veggies..... they are EASY and they taste GREAT.......

Looks like you are enjoying the fall colors and I love your crafts.... I need to get busy in my shop.... but maybe I will have some things next year.........


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the candles you're making! And the festival looks like my kind of FUN! Enjoy your day, my friend! ♥

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. I hope you will come again soon.

It looks like you do a lot of crafts. I love seeing what people make. You must be very creative.

I love animals too. I will soon be 72 and I don't think I have ever been without a cat. I've had quite a few dogs too. Right now it's two chihuahuas. They are little loves.


Anonymous said...

The gentleman dancing is a prime example of the phrase "you don't stop having fun because you grow grow old because you stop having fun."

What a fun festival!