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).

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!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3- Cauldron Bigz

Hello crafty friends! I’m back today with another project that I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release. As you may remember, I was given a special secret assignment for this release to create some fabric projects using the new dies. And today I’m here to share the last of my Halloween inspired fabric creations…. this time, a spooky witch’s spell pillow made with the new Cauldron Bigz die and the fabulous Handmade alphabet font.


Of course Bigz dies are perfect for using with thicker materials like the wool felt and fabrics I used here, and one of my favorite things about using fabric with die cuts is the ability you have to manipulate the pieces. Because fabric has give, I was able to expand the slit at the top of the cauldron and back the opening with a contrasting fabric, as well as tuck the wisp of smoke into the inside. Love how you can now see the contents of the cauldron just bubbling away.


I used Distress paint to add details to the scene, like the shadow below the cauldron, the bubbles rising above, and all the white pieces so that they stand out. And of course a witch’s brew needs a good spider, which is hanging to the side of the cauldron by a thread. I used a bit of alcohol ink on the spider to really make it shine.


I added a few hand-stitched accents to the cauldron handles, and edged the pillow with some favorite pom-pom trim. If you’d like any additional tips for using fabric with dies, check out some of my previous posts (These Old Bones) and (Skull & Crossbones Dolly).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead. I’m planning to head to Richmond to visit my boy. We’ve got belated birthday celebrating to do, and this ol’ mamma can’t wait!

P.S.- I’ve added a few Halloween spooks to my AudOnes Prims Shop. Come take a peek!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Sizzix - Halloween - Bigz Die - CauldronSizzix - Bigz XL - Alphabet Die - HandmadeTim Holtz Idea-ology WICKED Metal Adornments TH93305Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Sunset OrangeSigno - White Uni-ball Impact Pen

Floss: DMC
Cotton Print Fabric, Wool Felt, Pom Pom Trim

Feeling Corny with Therm O Web & AudOnes Prims


Hello, friends! Happy Wednesday! Today is a somber day as we remember all those affected by the tragedies of 9/11. We shall never forget this day that changed the history of our country forever. I have just come from dropping my parents off at the airport after a very wonderful three week visit with them, so today is just that little bit extra hard to have them leave and fly on this day.


After being on vacation mode these past several weeks, I’m hoping to play catch up here on my blog with a project post today for both Therm O Web and my little AudOnes Prims shop. It’s been quite some time since I listed anything in my shop, but that is my plan for the next few days, starting with these silly sweet corn on the cob prims that I made over the summer for the Therm O Web blog. These little cuties feature a combo of my favorite fabrics from Crossroads Denim and Blend Fabrics designer Cori Dantini along with Therm O Web Stitchn’Sew fleece.


If you’d like to give these corny corns a try, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog.

Or, you can find this trio of cobs listed now in my Shop! (And hopefully a few other cuties will be joining them, too)

Enjoy the rest of your week, friends! And happy weekend ahead!

Valentine Love at AudOnes Prims

** Hi, Friends! If you’re looking for my Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away post, please click HERE!**

Happy Sunday, everyone! And happy Super Bowl Sunday to all the football fans out there!


It has been quite awhile since I’ve had the chance to share any of my shabby sweet fabric projects with you. The holidays and my new work schedule, and then the Creativation (CHA) show following right behind, has left little time for play…. and I sure do miss it. So I was super excited earlier this week to grab a chance to sit down at my sewing machine and whip up some soft and pretty Valentine hearts for the month of love!


There’s just something about the process of crafting things by hand that brings such a sense of happiness and joy to me. What fun it is to watch the project evolve along every little step of the way, and see that finished spark of an idea come to life. These little cuties have really been put through the ringer, and I love how they turned out. The sweet recycled fabric with the little rips and tears that perfectly meld with the aged painted, stained, and sanded finish. The paper crafting supplies brought in for the finishing touches….Distress inks for dying the fabrics and trims. Archival ink for stamping. Old favorite Hero Arts stamps for verse. Maya Road designer pins. And dies for spiral roses. Makes me smile. Hope you do, too.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your football today!

And in case you’re interested, you can find these shabby little XOXO hearts listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop. ❤ Have a great day!