Friday, October 16, 2009

Up to my ears in projects!

I have been staying pretty busy working on some new things for the shop I sell handmades at in town. I made 4 large pumpkins and 4 of the medium size. I made these signs also. They are huge (4 ft long x 8 inches tall), so they were too big to try and sell online I think- I don't even want to think what shipping would be! As of right now anyway I don't use the "premade" stencils. You know, the kind that already have the sayings, etc already perfectly spaced out and all? No, I use alphabet stencils and do each letter one by one....tedious sometimes, but then I can customize my signs to say whatever I want and the only thing I am limited to is the font. The Autumn Gatherings signs above took me three hours to stencil- am I crazy?? LOL. Hmmm....may have to look at doing things an easier way. Hee hee! I also made some candy corns and a pumpkin with a witch hat. I used a pattern by Fine Country Living Primitives for the candy corns and a freebie pattern from a while back from Tennessee Ridge Primitives for the witch hat pumpkin. (You should really go check out her site- she offers freebies all the time and changes them about once a month or so.) All these are going into town, but I am adding one set of the candy corns to my selling site if anyone is interested. These will probably be my last fall handmades as I am gearing up to finish some Christmas things I am making for the Twelve Days of Christmas shop in Casper again this year. It opens Thanksgiving weekend (Black Friday) and time doesn't stand still for me....especially when I'm running after two little ones. Hmmm....maybe I could duplicate myself? I should be careful what I wish for. LOL. I'll try and share the Christmas stuff in my next post......
Jody

6 comments:

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I really love your signs! you are crazy...3 hours is a lot of time... but they looks way nice. Good luck with them. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas things. ♥ Mercy

Tammy said...

Love, love, love the pumpkins!! Love the signs too. Very nice..

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Lovely work!

Vania

Dawn said...

Jody, the signs look great. I too use the letter stencils. Ans yes it takes me forever too. I have been looking for the papyrus upper lower case. Where do you get your stencils, if you don't mind sharing? They really look fantastic.

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

Hi Dawn,
I got my Papyrus stencils off ebay- here's the link to the ebay store I bought mine from:
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Pins-by-Joanie-Stencils-and-Wood__W0QQ_sidZ54166774?_nkw=papyrus&submit=Search

Mine are the 2.5 inch ones, but she has other sizes available I think. Hope that helps! :0)
-Jody

The Primitive Bucket said...

Hi Jody, I miss you so much girl.. I love your signs and want them all!! You may need to plan a trip down this way just so you can bring me one!!! You have been busy, busy, me too trying to get things done for a show next month. Keep up the great work and email when you get a nano second!! I know they are hard to find!! lol..
Love you,
Joleen