Sunday, March 30, 2008

Primitive Rabbit



Meet Mr. Radley...this primitive rabbit isn't just crazy for carrots he's raving about his radish crop too! He was sewn using cotton quilt batt that I aged with a spice mixture. He smells great and looks cute as the dickens. Mrs. Radley is sitting by my sewing machine patiently awaiting my return. Hopefully this week I will post her pic and bio. Too many things on the go it seems...I have a small matt on my hooking frame and a pile of 9 Patch quilt blocks calling to me. The quilt can probably wait since I started it before my eldest was born (23 yrs ago)...talk about UFO projects...that one takes 1st Prize!!!LOL
Cheers
Jackie

Friday, March 28, 2008

Awaiting Spring


Okay folks....we are starting to get really anxious here.

Terry and I have soooooo many new ideas for spring but the weather is just not co-operating. We really need for it to warm up a little so we can get back to the old workshop. Because we haven't been able to get into the barn for a bit we have both been working on soft stuff ...quilts, pillows and stitcheries. On the up side I did see a couple of robins today and that is always a cheery sight after a long winter. I suppose all will be right given enough time....the sap is running and that is a good sign.
Cheers
Jackie

Please Step Back in Time

A Hearty Welcome to New and Old Friends...join us for cider by the fire.

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A View of Our Shop

A View of Our Shop
Purchased from our local second hand furniture store (which by the way is chock full of possibilities for the vintage lover) this cabinet was a hideous green colour with rotten plywood on the backside. A lot of elbow grease and a complete re-working rendered it into this amazing distressed black/red cupboard. It's a BEAUT!!!

Another peek inside the shop.

Another peek inside the shop.
A nice mix of handmade, antique and found primitives combine to make this display. We purchase a few items from suppliers to fill in spaces....but the vast majority of our inventory is made by us...right here at 'The Door'.

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)
Santa Spindles have become a shop specialty. They range from skinny to roly poly and from tiny hanging ones to massive freestanding newel posts. (Those are the big old fancy posts you can find at the foot of the stairs in big old houses like South Fork.)

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life
We aquired the top of this cupboard at auction. Terry envisioned it transformed into a reproduction Pail Cupboard. When Terry envisions something...look out. With it's fresh coat of Wheatsheaf with Mallard Blue back the transformation was nothing short of spectacular. And yes...she planned that 2 mm clearance from the log beams. ;)

Another Make-do

Another Make-do
What do you get when you take an 1880's cupboard with the words "ye old preserves cupboard" written across the front in black Tremclad and pair it with a warped table with broken legs? Well...when you live in Terry's world you get this amazing secretary desk. The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in Savannah. (What else would she use??)

It's a good drying day Margaret!

It's a good drying day Margaret!
Nothing beats hanging freshly dyed wool on the line. These bright yellows and greens will make fine additions to my next hooked rug!