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Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You to all the Veterans!

I have to say thank you! for your service!
My family has lots of navy, air force and army!
Most from world war II; Korea, and Vietnam some were lost and some made it through and I am so grateful to all!
thank you all! you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Working on Christmas Decorations for Home and Recycling at the Same Time A Winter Snow Seal

 I had  some 18 oz. peanut butter jars and began wondering what I could recycle them into and I thought a snow seal.  So I primed the peanut butter jar with some gray spray paint and let dry for 3 days until it was very dry.  Then I began painting the fur with white, blue, purple, gray, sliver, brown acrylic paints these colors were used to make the fur on the seal.   Black and browns were used for the nose mouth and I used pink for cheeks.  I added red wire ribbon at the bottom and some pretty gold ribbon which is hot glued onto the jar.  I designed a goofy hat out of purple craft foam with glitter on it and added more ribbon, I also added the quilting batting to look like a bit of snow on the hat.  I though he would make a cute decor item to sit on a small table or on a shelf to help create a little winter cheer.  It was a good way to start recycling some those peanut butter jars that have been collecting around my home.  I forgot to mention that I soaked the jar to get the paper or wrapping off and to clean out that left over peanut butter, I also ran the jar through the top part of my dishwasher! This cleaned really well and made painting it easier and the jar did not melt.  He is in my store It's Just Frankly Kute already! so come check him out there are also some other goodies in the store that I will be talking about later on.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Meet Giblet Ghoulish a 27 inch Witch Rag Cloth doll

You can find Giblet here to purchase https://www.etsy.com/listing/80264123/meet-giblet-ghoulish-a-27-halloween?ref=shop_home_feat?ref=shop_home_feat
Giblet is one my very own witches that I created using cotton fabrics and fiber fill.  The doll is stained with instant coffee.  The facial features are done in oil pastels and some acrylics.  The hair is a bumpy purple acrylic yarn and is hand sewn into the head of the doll.
She is $30.00 and shipping in the United States is $8.00 and $20.00 if shipped outside the United States.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Featured Item for Sunday August 18th 2013 Dorky The Raccoon animal critter

Good morning! Well its Sunday and its my parents anniversary, its also my mom's birthday! Happy birthday mom!!
You all may know this critter, Dorky the Raccoon, you will find him here, to purchase just scroll to the bottom of my home page side and there you will find Dorky and the PayPal button, along with the button is the price for purchasing in the U.S and outside the U.S.  I took heavy duty quilting batting and stained it with an oil based stain a walnut stain.  Then I create the body from a vintage raccoon pattern I have from about 1968-70.  He is filled with fiber fill and I added some cotton fabric and stained it also with the walnut stain.  I have hand sewn the button eyes on and hand embroidered the nose and whiskers.  Dorky is 18 inches long and smells wonderful from all the staining he went through. He is $31.00 and that includes the shipping fee within the United States.  
I had lots fun making him and he is a little different from the average raccoon! Thus the name Dorky! He is not for small kids but more for those who love primitive critters.
Tuesday I will have a featured item, as Monday is my birthday and my time out will be to a steak house, I have already gotten my birthday present some buttons, fabric and other goodies! I am looking forward to using them!!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Please Stay Tuned In Changes are Coming to My Selling Blog, Today's Featured Item The Black Bears of Oregon

Today I have decided to make lots of changes to make this more a selling website! So I am starting the changes I will have the quilts for sale, rag cloth dolls, animals and my other crafts.  I am going to be adding pages and paypal buttons.  The paypal buttons will come stating my original blog and my very first store It's Just Frankly Kute so don't worry when you are checking out and see the mention of another store rather than It's Just Krazy Kute Productions I am working on changing that too!  My main with be a featured item and today its this whacked out, applique wall hanging quilt.  The quilt is 18 X 20 inches and is called Oregon Black Bears on the Hunt for Black Berries! 
If you would like to know more about the quilt you can also go to https://www.etsy.com/listing/80815571/18x20-whacked-out-appliqued-wall-hanging?ref=shop_home_active
You can purchase either here or in my Etsy Store called It's Just Frankly Kute





Shipping and Handling

Monday, August 5, 2013

Quilt Planning and designing 2 Single wall hanging quilts and one that will be a Large wall hanging Quilt.


Howdy to all! its already August! where does the time go?  One thing about it, I am in the quilting mode.  The reason why is my photo editor has really inspired me.  I love that editor and what it will do to the photos I take.  These were photos that I took just in my neighbor hood, the first photo is of an old building that was either a cannery or where ships were working on?? not sure which.  I took this photo from the highway and did lots of different overlays and I plan on adding some neat quilting pieces to make it a wall hanging quilt. I will probably stain the fabric that I have printed the photo on to make it more primitive looking.

In this photo you are looking at the Lewis and Clark river, which is right by my home.  It is the boat shop in the back round.  I used a few different overlays to get this effect, the wow effect, watercolor, cartoon and sharpen.  This will also be a single panel wall hanging quilt, I just lover the coloring!
The last 2 photos will both be in the same quilt its 2 different views, in the back is Astoria Oregon and the Columbia River.  I love what the enhancements did to both photos the bright coloring and water color effect is just so much fun to play with I also love the Cartooning effect it really makes colors pop.  Now the task is to find some really interesting quilting fabric for these 3 quilts and I have been eyeing some neat fabric at Joann's and Fabric Depot, but I also need to head into a little shop for a look at the novelty fabric in this one quilting shop.
These are all sitting on the kitchen table ready to go looks like I need to go get busy today and for the next few weeks with lots more quilt making in the works!




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Teak a Around about Small Rag cloth Doll for Fall time

It's shocking to find me posting again! yikes there must be something wrong ! (kidding) its about time! 
That I do more posting on this blog.
This is a new little round fall time rag doll that I have been working on; this is Teak.
This doll is my own design and I have made her quite simple.  I took some felt, clay, acrylic paints cotton fabrics, yarn and craft foam to make this doll along with a bit of hot glue.
I cut a large round circle and filled it with fiber fill then gathered it.  I cut some flesh color craft foam and free hand cut out hands and feet.  Next took the oven bake clay and baked it, after it was done and cooled I painted the face on using acrylic paints.  I cut strips of fabric for arms and hot glued the hands and feet onto the fabric.  Then I added a bit of hot glue to the head and added the blue colored yarn.  Teak took a couple of days to make but she was a fun basic doll idea I just had to do up.  
I am thinking about doing a tutorial on how to make this doll not sure if I will do a video or step by step pictures, but you know.... You all can let me know which you would like to see better by leaving me a comment on the blog.
Oh boy I forgot to mention her little basket is a small clay pot that I just covered with fabric.  I would love to here from you all about having a tutorial on how to make this doll so remember to leave a comment when you stop in, I have a bunch things coming up to share with you all so come back and check and see what is happening next! 


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Meet Bana the Sweet Tooth Bear 15 inch bear animal rag doll


 Good Tuesday morning to everyone, I have been away for sometime now but that's about to change I hope! I have been battling my health again but I am gaining a little control over being Diabetic problems and the on rage of hives!  Both my Etsy stores are still on vacation and I will be opening them again on August 10th 2013.
In the mean time I have been trying to get lots done and this is one of my new dolls I have created this doll using one of  http://thekrazykraftlady.blogspot.com/p/freebies.html  patterns the bear pattern to be exact.  I love this pattern there are so many ways to make this bear; but for now I used muslin and stained it with instant coffee and baked it in the oven at 200 degrees.
Then I began painting my very own facial features for Bana the Sweet Tooth Bear.  I used acrylic paints and oil pastels for the face and no patterns were used, I just drew free hand.  The outfit is also my own design, it's 2 separate cotton fabrics sewn together and then gathered at the top, legs and arms a type of rompers.  I am thinking about adding more to the bear, maybe a paper mache' box and making look like a bee hive so one does get a better idea that this little bear has a sweet tooth, rather than just leaving him with a large tooth!  The bear is filled with fiber fill and I have added some satin ribbons onto the bear.  He is a little over 14 inches tall and just so sweet! I think I will make more of him its a fun and wonderful pattern.  I thought of making a black bear using some fleece and so that idea is on the burner for a little later.  I have also been doing lots of quilting and doll making with 3 other new dolls that I will be sharing a little later.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Today it's about What I have worked on and What's Finished!I

This little doll is one of my favorites no patterns were used I just sat down and cut her out and stained her you can find her here http://www.etsy.com/search?q=sfcofg&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US
Along with so many other wonderful items.  Its the Summer Celebration for OFG Team on Etsy.



Summer Time in the Wood with Summber a 23 inch rag cloth doll


This little guy sold a few weeks back and I am thinking about doing another one! Don't you love the dark red craft felt!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/151464448/10-inch-cool-bare-bear-a-cloth-doll?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/listing/129962293/11-inch-green-ceramic-hand-painted-plate?ref=shop_home_active

Annella a 14 inch Primitive rag cloth doll


10 inch Cool Bare Bear, a cloth doll animal Bear


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Some Crating is going on in my Home










Good day! to everyone I know, I know! I have been quite naughty at posting so today I am finally getting some posting done on both blogs and work done in my Etsy stores!
In the first picture its one of my painted plates I went a little more serious for this one and I used oil based acrylics and then baked the plate in the oven at a low temp for about 20-30 min.  This seals the acrylics in better.  The roses are all my own design and I drew first using a acrylic paint marker for fine detail and then added in all the other colors.  I am also using an 11 inch white plate. I have been having lots of fun with my painted plates and you can check out more here https://www.etsy.com/shop/pamelastocker1?section_id=11117230
In the next photos I am working on a 25 inch rag cloth doll I finished my staining and added the hair, facial features soon I will have the outfit done.  The is filled with fiber fill and I am staining with a walnut stain.  I have painted the facial features with acrylic and oil pastels, the shoes and socks are done in acrylic oils.  I am now also working some other projects, some painted soap dispenser's and another doll and more plates!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Melted Snowmen created from no Patterns




Hey to all! I have been crafting away trying to get some new things done and a few weeks back I made up these melted snowmen.  I did not use any patterns just a thought on how they should look.  I began by just just out some quilting batting know as warm and natural.  I did draw on the fabric first I should that above all and I drew some wild shapes that looked like melted snowmen bodies to me.  I am thinking about having a tutorial on this project to share with you all, please leave me some comments on whether or not you would like to see this in tutorial form.  The I drew some round little heads to sew onto the melted bodies.  I did some soft sculpting for the facial features and used black beads for noses and eyeballs.  I also painted their little cheeks with some blush and black acrylic paint.  Their hats are from an old red sweater, I just cut up the sleeves a little and the neck scarfs are felt.  I also added some buttons and a little broom to the one snowman  using a bit of twig and some twine.  I also added some green satin ribbon to their hats for a final touch.  One snowman is smaller than the other, I think the fun part of doing these is you can make them bigger or even smaller or with other types of fabrics I think next time I will get some white felt instead and make them larger so that one can set a cup of hot chocolate on them along with a cookie maybe? I will have to think about that one.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Video on How I Created a snowman from Recycling a Coffee Creamer Container


I thought I would share one of my video's from You Tube on how I made this really cute snowman, I just can't seem to think ahead yet being winter is still here and I have the fever for snowmen lately, later I will show pictures of my melted snowmen that I created and my Butt snowmen.  I know sooner or later I will need to get busy and do something for Valentine's Day.