Spring Shop Update at AudOnes Prims

Happy Monday, friends! I’ve been working away behind the scenes on some new spring shop goodies, and they are finished, and listed, and I’m so excited today to share them with you!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have already seen a peek at these. And some of you may remember a similar version of this sweet Old Mother Goose from previous years. She was truly one of my most favorite prims, and when I came across this vintage-looking floral fabric, I couldn’t resist making her again.

One thing I did differently with Mother Goose this time is to craft up a floppy burlap nest to go along. The old gal fits perfectly in a basket or bowl, but is a bit wobbly on her feet all on her own. The new nest helps keep her on her toes.

Another pair you might recognize are these adorable folk-art rabbit dolls, Lili and Lala Lapin. I had crafted these for my shop years ago, but I recently uncovered another set that were still in pieces. So I stitched them up, and added a few new embellishments, and think they are just the cutest things.

Lastly, I have some polka dotty egg bowl fillers, done up in a rainbow of bright colors.

These over-sized eggs just make me smile. I am such a sucker for polka dots!

All these items have been listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop, if you are interested. You can click on the link on my sidebar or menu at any time, or simply click HERE. If there’s a certain color of egg you’d like, just leave me a comment below.

Thanks so much, friends! I hope you enjoy!

February Home Tour- The Entryway

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’ve been inspired by my recent heart-making frenzy of the past couple of weeks to do a bit of Valentine decorating, and today I thought I would share my new entryway update with you.

I don’t normally decorate for Valentine’s Day. The holiday just comes and goes so quickly, and I usually like to keep out my winter snowmen until March. But this year, because I’ve been making so many hearts, Valentines are on my mind.

Since I am more of a snowman type of gal, I don’t have many Valentine decorations, but this did give me the perfect excuse to display some of my handmade rag dollies. I don’t keep many of my creations, but these right here have always been my favorites.

I have just finished one last set of prim hearts for the season, and thought they would look sweet piled into this old apple basket. Once again, these are made from some of my favorite Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabrics that I’ve been hoarding in my stash. If you saw the patchwork heart I made recently, then you may recognize the small “patches” made from those scraps that I added to these hearts, along with a snippet of lace and vintage pearl button. And in honor of my recent return to cross-stitching, I added hand-stitched X’s all around the outline of these shabby sweet bowl fillers. These cuties have been added to my AudOnes Prims Shop, if you’d like to take any of them home.

Speaking of cross-stitch, this is a “save the stitches” framed cross stitch piece that I found at my favorite local charity shop. I don’t know how old the stitching is, but I’m guessing quite, from the discoloration of the linen…. and that dated framing screams 80’s to me. It is probably a section of some larger piece that someone saved behind glass. Sure wish I knew the history.

Underneath the table, is my usual mish-mash of decor items bundled into a favorite handmade basket.

It’s been quite fun, trying something new.

If February goes anywhere near as quickly as January did, then Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. But as I had hoped to do, I did get my dining room sideboard decorated yesterday, and it feels so bright and cheerful compared to the darker tones of last month. I’ll take some pictures, and share with you all soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Patchwork Heart

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today I am back with a quick post to share a new fabric project with you that I made with some of my favorite fabrics from the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements collection.

I recently shared some heart bowl fillers that I made for my shop using my stash of Tim Holtz fabrics, and this sweet patchwork heart is a continuation of that project. Occasionally I like to challenge myself to use scraps, and that’s just what I did here. This “crazy quilt” inspired patchwork pillow top is made from all the leftover scraps from the bowl filler project. I cut all those pieces into rectangles and squares, and pieced the blocks into rows and strips. The final outcome is so random and fun.

I topped the heart pillow with a wide band of cotton lace and some of my coveted vintage millinery trimmings. I really love how it turned out, and all the more so for being made from scraps.

This Prim Patchwork Heart has just been listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop. In case you’re interested, you can find it (HERE).

Valentines at AudOnes Prims

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Hope your frosty winter week is getting off to a great start. Can you believe that we are halfway through January, already? It’s time for Valentines, and I’m so happy to share some with you today.

I’ve had so much fun this week crafting up these sweet bowl filler hearts. These are made from some of my favorite quilting fabrics from the Eclectic Elements collection by Tim Holtz. I used four different fabrics from the Wallflower line to piece each of the tops, and I’m so happy with the quilted look that they have. Hand-dyed lace trim was added between two of the sections, and I finished each heart with a tufted vintage mother-of-pearl button.

This is a great project for using up some of those smaller fabric scraps that you might have laying around, and I love how they look piled up in a basket or bowl. Just a fun way to add some cheer at any time of year.

These pieced heart bowl fillers are now available in my AudOnes Prims Shop! (click HERE)!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Yuletide Holiday with Therm O Web

Happy Monday, crafty friends! How are the holiday preparations coming along at your house? Although I still have a long way to go, I’m excited to say that I got a bit of decorating done this past weekend, and I absolutely love how festive things are starting to look. I hope to share a tour of the dining room soon. But in the mean time, I thought today I would share a peek at a new addition to my sideboard display this year…. some adorable holiday tomato pincushions that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog.

One of my favorite things about the Therm O Web team is being able to play and create with both paper and fabric. So when they asked me recently to make a holiday themed fabric project, I jumped at the chance. If you are at all fond of sewing, or perhaps just collecting vintage things, then I’m sure you’re familiar with the tomato pincushions that these cuties are fashioned after. I just love the nostalgia of these trinkets, and how fun don’t they look in this Tim Holtz Yuletide fabric!

There’s very little sewing involved in the making of these pincushions, and I know that even very beginner sewers could tackle these with ease.  I think these would look so cute made up in different fabrics for the seasons and holidays. And they make a great gift idea, too. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out my step-by-step tutorial on the Therm O Web blog.

Or, you can find these available for sale now in my AudOnes Prims Shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

2020 Halloween Haunted House Tour

Happy Saturday, friends! It’s just one week away from Halloween, and time to get on with this year’s annual Haunted House Tour. Today I thought we’d take a peek at my front entryway.

The entryway table is topped with a vintage hammered aluminum tray, and stacked with some basic, everyday pieces that I like to use as the foundations for my decor. In the back I have a tall Longaberger basket that is great for bundling, and adds some much needed height to the display.

Also on the table top is one of my absolute favorite antique pieces, a wooden shuttle scoop… used, I believe, for scooping rice. I placed several vintage books inside the shuttle along with a gorgeous, multi-colored vintage-inspired paper Halloween tree.

The tree is dressed with mercury glass garland and a pair of clip-on crows. I finished a little stitching this month, and have turned it into an ornament for the tree. This is an adorable Prairie Schooler pattern, stitched on fabric that I dyed with Distress spray ink.

This other ornament is one that I made years ago, when I was on the Authentique Paper design team. The postage stamp image and the spider are stickers from one of their Halloween lines. I colored the image with Distress and topped them with clear crackle. Then layers of inked stamped fabric and felt. A real multi-media design. I’ve finished a few more cross-stitch pieces, and still hope to get them added to the tree this year.

The bottom shelf contains my favorite handmade basket, as usual, filled with metal pumpkins and handmade prims. And a vintage print I picked up one year at the thrift store.

Across from the entry table is my vintage wooden bench.

Here you’ll find more vintage hammered aluminum and vintage enamel-ware buckets. Lots of happy jack-o lantern decor, too.

The pumpkin-head scarecrow doll is one of my own handmade prims. The witch hat and pumpkin in the front are folk-art paper mache. Then another of my cross-stitch pieces that I stitched this month. This one is a pattern by With Thy Needle and Thread called Basketful of Autumn Time. I ran out of sticky board, so will go back to this project for fully finishing sometime in the future. But for now, I couldn’t resist putting it out.

I am a sucker for vintage style, so these Halloween feather trees and the paper mache Putz-style house are right up my alley. I’ve added in a few of my favorite handmade card projects from the past couple of years.

And then one final display on my credenza nearby.

Folk art dolls, bottle brush tree, and a wire votive holder tree, all stacked on an antique wooden cabbage slicer.

Haven’t finished your Halloween decorating yet? There’s still a few remaining items available in my AudOnes Prims Shop. To check them out, click HERE

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! Thanks so much for stopping by!



The October Sideboard & AudOnes Prims Update

Happy Thursday, friends, and happy first of October to you all! I am so excited because today marks the official start to my favorite month of the year…..and seriously, it’s just been such a great day. The weather is glorious here right now, and the leaves are starting to turn color on the trees. Everything is so beautiful. And on top of that, I spent two wonderful hours watching the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 Facebook Live this afternoon. Wow, what an amazing amount of inspiration! It’s always such an honor for me to be a part of such a talented group of makers. You all should check it out if you haven’t had the chance yet.

I’ve also put together a new arrangement on my dining sideboard that I am excited to share with you today. Yes, of course, it’s a Halloween display this time, for my favorite holiday. A very fun blend of cuties and spookies, collectibles, vintage transferware and ironstone, and some of my own handmades thrown into the mix.

I have very few transferware pieces in black, but the ones I do have are always the backbone of my Halloween display. Mixed, as per my norm, with vintage ironstone. This year I came up with a rather random combination of some of my favorite Halloween things, instead of focusing on just skeletons or just cats, as I’ve done in the past. And I really do love the whimsical feel.

For some of you kind fans of my prim creations, I’m happy to say that I’ve added a few new items to my AudOnes Prims Shop… like this sweet little Bella the Bat right here.

You all know I have a super soft spot for Lori Mitchell figurines, so of course there must be some of those. Along with a few too cute to spook pumpkin head figures.

Spiders and black cats, ravens and skellies. And you can see a peek of my Halloween cross stitch piece that was my first completed project in the beginning of the year.

Prims from AudOnes past. And a new pumpkin just added to the shop. Everything I have this time around is one-of-a-kind, so if you see anything you are interested in, do go check.

And last, but not least, a new arrangement for the table, too.

I love this time of year! I am an autumn-girl, through and through.

If you’re looking for a few new tricks or treats to add to your fall decorating, be sure to check out the surprises I’ve added to my shop. There’s a little fall and a little Halloween, and a few gathered treasures to share.

for my AudOnes Prims Fall Shop, click HERE

Happy October!!


The September Dining Room

Hello, friends, and happy Saturday to you! I’m back today to share the new dining room makeover that I mentioned in my last post. With September well underway, and all the kids back in school, it felt like it was time for a touch of fall.

With all the extra time we are spending in our homes these days, it seems that I am re-arranging the decor much more than usual. I’m finding it adds a touch of brightness in this otherwise rather gloomy period of time, and it’s giving me the perfect excuse to utilize pieces that don’t get out much.

For September, I decided to put together a fall theme with my favorite transferware dishes in brown and multi-color polychrome. These patterns, filled with flowers and fruits, make me think of  harvest and thanksgiving and all the beauty that fall brings.

I added in a few fall leaf picks and rustic baskets stacked with linens and dishes.

I think my idea to change out the sideboard is what finally spurred me to finish these fall prim pumpkins that have been on my worktable for the longest time. And I love how they look piled up in a basket.

I’ve added these prim fabric pumpkins to my AudOnes Shop. If you are interested, you can find them HERE

Brown-Eyed Sue is still here, taking center stage on my table.

I hope you enjoyed the new fall look. And if you haven’t had the chance yet, check out my shop for some newly listed items, including a few surprises from my own collection….

Have a great weekend, everybody! And thanks so much for stopping by!

Worktable Wednesday- Prim Fabric Pumpkins & an AudOnes Prims Update!

Happy Wednesday, friends! Hope those of you who celebrated had a lovely long holiday weekend. It was quiet at my house, but I had my Pete here with me which makes everything so much better. Took advantage of the extra time to start taking down some of the summer decor and putting up a few fall things. The dining room has now gotten a new makeover. And I’m excited to say that was the push I needed to finish up a project for my AudOnes Prims shop. Finally!

You can tell by these few peeks that I’ve gone with a fall harvest theme for the dining room sideboard this month. I’ll share more pictures in another post soon, but for today, I am so happy to share these sweet prim fabric pumpkins that I’ve been working on for Worktable Wednesday. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to craft for my shop, so I’m pleased to finally have some new goodies listed. These prim pumpkins are made from some of my favorite Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric, that has been coffee/tea dyed and paint splattered into the perfectly shabby aged finish. The neutral colors work so well for fall, from now straight through until Christmas. And if you are interested, you can find these available now in my
AudOnes Prims Fall Shop

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very wonderful day!

2020 Summer Home Tour- The Late Summer Dining Room

Hello, friends, happy Saturday! Hope your September is off to a great start! Today I have another home tour to share with you. I don’t usually change out my decor between the patriotic red, white, and blue of summer to the fall Halloween extravaganza. But this year I tried something new, and created a late summer arrangement in my dining room.

As most of you know by now, I love my vintage ironstone and transferware dishes. Although I rotate my pieces out, most of them get at least a little bit of attention throughout the year. My brown and polychrome dishes are my favorite, followed by the red and blue. But it hit me that I have just a couple of green transferware pieces that never get used. And that’s what spurred this late summer display.

I think I’ve mentioned that my parents both grew up on farms, so I have a definite soft spot for country scenes. Here I’ve mixed my polychrome “happy place” dishes with green and yellow nature elements that make me think of the end of summer…. golden flowers, bumblebees buzzing, and sweet corn growing.

I’ve had that Shawnee vintage corn sugar bowl forever, but have never used it in display. Works so perfectly with the corn cob bowl fillers I made for my shop, and the happy birds and bees I tried to work in here and there. My aunt’s family raised hogs and grew corn, and I fondly remember driving past miles and miles of cornfields when we’d visit their place. That old saying about corn being “knee high by the 4th of July” always sticks in my head. So surely it’s a late summer thing.

I filled the antique tray on my table with more golden things. Flowers and pottery and stacks of linens.

Of course I like to mix in some handmade, too. The silly dolly was one I made for my shop several years ago. Maybe some of you remember little Brown-Eyed Sue? And the mushroom stitching in the round embroidery hoop is embroidery that my wee Missy Nik (who’s not so wee anymore) made this summer. Her very first stitched piece ever. She drew the pattern herself. How cool is that?

I’m so glad I tried something new this year.

But as much as I’ve enjoyed it…. it’s time for fall. I’m ready for it. How about you?