I love creating Primitive & Folkart dolls and I incorporate that love into each and every handmade item I create. I simply love every minute of it! Here in my little home-based shop I value quality over quantity. I take my time and put lots of attention to detail into every single original One-Of-A-Kind piece of art I create, along with imagination, uniqueness and whimsy! I don't have anyone working for me. I create each and every doll, every stitch, every detail from start to finish by myself. When you add one of my items to your home you can be assured that it was completely handcrafted by me and only me. I use only high quality materials to create my art. I make sure that my items are solid, sturdy and well constructed. I realize that my items aren't just a decoration for one season, or one holiday. I know they will be brought out year after year, or on display every day of the year. Some will be given to loved ones and special friends as gifts or even handed down to children and grandchildren... they become part of a family and a home so I make sure each one is very special. I use only non-toxic materials in the creation of my art and nothing that I use has a chemical odor. The only scent my dolls will have are the wonderful, pleasant, heart-warming smells of coffee, tea, cinnamon and vanilla. I use hypoallergenic stuffing and my items are created in a completely smoke free and clean environment. Of course: Every piece of art I create has to first receive Scampers "Kitten Paw Print of Approval" before it enters my shop! Scamper is one of our cats, and he loves to hang out on my work table to supervise and help with everything I do! Every piece of art is signed and dated by me, and stamped with a little paw print. I enjoy knowing that the items I create with my whole heart, here in my home surrounded by the love of my family, will be treasured by my customers as a part of their own homes and families! God Bless, Wendy Marro

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

LED Lighted snowflake barnwood plaque

What a great idea!  

I came across this little gem on Pinterest, I don't know who came up with the idea or who made it, but great job!
This is definitely on my list of things to make for our home for next Winter/Christmas!

There were no instructions that I found ( that doesn't mean there aren't any, I just didn't see them!)
But.. it certainly appears easy enough!

This looks like some scraps of old barnwood just nailed or glued together ( I LOVE old reclaimed barnwood!)
If you can't access any old reclaimed barnwood you could use wood from pallets, or even get a few new boards at the local home improvement center and stain/weather them to look 'old'.

Then just paint on some snowflakes! You could do it free style, or get yourself some snowflake templates ..
Then just drill a hole in the center of each snowflake!

Get yourself some quality battery operated LED string lights and poke a bulb through each hole you drilled in the center of each snowflake. If you get the LED lights on copper wire it's very easy to gather the slack inbetween each bulb ( if there is any) so it's not hanging down. 

I'd put a small hanger on the back for securing the battery pack, then you also put one for hanging the plaque. See.... pretty simple, and so rustic and cute!

Can't wait to make my own later this year!