Sunday, June 13, 2010

~*Some Hand~Dids*~

Hello Dear Friends! I hope you have all had a wonderful & creative weekend. It has been a productive one here & the camera has been out to prove it.

Recently, my dear hubby, purchased a few wood shop tools that he has always wanted. He was inspired to put them to use... and made some things for me with 'em! (I just LOVE him so much!) He began by making a few frames from an old door. He knew I would love the old paint & patina of 'em... and he was right! After making the frames, he made this really awesome tote. The front & back panels are two different heights... very interesting don't ya think?

I love how he made the handle with the wood pegs! Just so cool!

He is always saying he isn't a carpenter. Why does he say that? He has done wonderfully in my mind!

I'm still trying to decide what color to paint the tote. More than likely it will be red or an early blue. Hopefully I can get that done this week. For the frames, the smaller one will be for a cross stitch sampler... maybe. For the larger, panel frame... well, this is what I've done with it...

Hooking with scraps, I made the penny rug last night. It was then attached to the panel with a few carpet tacks. There is a sawtooth hanger on the back & it now hangs in our living room over a door. It was too dark in the house to get a decent picture of it there... so I propped it in front of some old fashioned, or wild, delphinium in the backyard to share with you.

Also finished this week...

A small cross stitched~topped box... simple & sweet...

and this prim rug... could I have been thinking of Halloween already?

It feels good to have such a productive weekend! The wheels of creativity are spinnin'!

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. Betty ~
    I love how you framed the small penny rug! And your kitty is just too cute. You are soooo talented.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Pug hugs :)

  2. Great job..Love your site and hoping you have more creations to share..Patiently waiting...LOL

  3. Betty~

    Love the hooked penny rug & that wonderful little sampler!! That tote is pretty nice too. You have a wonderful hubby!! Can't wait to see that tote all painted & primmed up.


  4. Great creativity! Your husband is
    soo talented.


  5. Wonderful creations by you and Tony! It's so great you can combine things both of you have made together....just makes it more special.

  6. Awesome finishes Betty! Love the kitty and the cross stitch... and of course I love that penny design on the wood panel!!!! Tony did such a great job on that tote! Can't wait to see how you finish it. Great pics... those delphiniums are sooooo pretty!!!!

  7. Betty
    Love the little hooked rug and how awesome your hubbie made those awesome new pieces for you!

    thanks for sharing!


  8. The penny rug is so neat on the old creative. Your sampler box is cute too. I would love to have woodworking tools, but would probably cut off a finger!!

  9. Beautiful work by both you and your hubby Betty! I love your penny rug on the door panel and the kitty rug is sweet as can be. Love the colors you used on the kitty rug. I can see your tote full of wooly worms or wool! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

  10. Love it all! :D

    I wish spring could stay forever...but since it can't, Bring on Halloween!! :D

  11. Betty what a treasure of guy you have and the items he made for you are wonderful.
    I know you will have fun playing with them. The hooked piece looks so primiitive in that frame.
    Life is Beautiful.

  12. Dear Betty,
    a old door became a frame:what a super idea!Your jobs are so lovely.Thank you


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