My Favorite Vintage Find of 2011

Vintage Cannon Royal Family Floral Sheet Set!
Vintage Cannon Royal Family Floral Sheet
I’m so in love with this sheet set that I got at a garage sale during the summer of 2011 while I was in Minnesota. It was a full standard sized set – fitted sheet, top sheet and 2 standard pillow cases in PERFECT condition. I can’t use the sheets right now but I use the two pillow cases on my feather pillows (which I also found at an estate sale during summer 2011, 2nd best find of the year!) all the time! I feel comforted every time I get in bed and see this print. When my aunt saw them she said, “I think my dad, your grandpa, had the exact same set.”! What could top loving the print, loving the feel of the fabric, and the possible family connection?? I paid a dollar for all! *fist pump*

I messed with the colors a bit and put this as my desktop background for the time being. You could too if you felt inclined..
Vintage Cannon Royal Family Floral Sheet

Next time you pass that GARAGE SALE sign on the side of the road during the summertime, just think of all of the wonderful items you could be missing out on that aren’t even available anywhere in stores. I can’t find this exact Cannon sheet set anywhere for sale online right now either!

Cookie Season 2011

After this last week of December I’m unplugging the oven.
Cookie baking is addicting! The following cookies are making an appearance this season:

Sugar Cookies. I love the addition of lemon, so I add some fresh lemon zest and juice to this recipe – Soft & Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies They are chewy and crispy!

Snowballs! The memory of these cookies sprung, up from my childhood I suppose, into my mind a couple of weeks ago so I made some. Perfect match to the memory! Delicious cookies… a favorite…

Chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal and walnuts. The back-of-the-bag recipe that I modify by throwing in about 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, white chocolate chips and heath toffee!

Salad is going to taste so good all of January.

Felted Wool Butterfly! My First One!

Light, colorful and 3D! Made by wet felting and needle felting techniques. Very hands-on free form sculpting using wool. My first ever felted wool butterfly!

Felted Wool Butterfly
Felted Wool Butterfly
I’m going to make a lot more in different colors and attach them to felted scarves and other projects. This success has me jumping up and down excited 🙂

Custom Hollow Book Project Complete

I got a request for a custom book project at the beginning of this month and finished it tonight. As always, I cut the pages out by hand and then apply glue, let it dry, trim it some more and then paint it. Sometimes I add colorful paper. This one is a lot of black paint. The book is a vintage copy of Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

Custom Hollow Book Secret Stash Box Money Box- Pet Sematary by Stephen King Custom Hollow Book Secret Stash Box Money Box- Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Spring in Full Swing

I walk around barefoot a lot.
I’ve been on some pretty amazing bike rides.
Had a nice garden salad and raw asparagus.
Art Season! Time to get some feedback.
Mosquitoes!

Made From Scratch Art Boutique – 2011 Grand Season Opening

Join us as we open for the 2011 season!

Saturday June 4 …. 10am – 5pm
Sunday June 5 …… 12pm – 5pm
* Open the first weekend of each month June – November
Or by appointment throughout the season!
Art by:
Charlene Paulson
Ginger Halverson
Darnell and Mary Halverson
Jesse Halverson
Carmen Halverson
Dean Johnson

Including but not limited to… Stained glass, jewelry, ceramics, scarves, floral arrangements, copper scupture, wool sculpture, soap, leather, woodworking, deer antler lamps…

Studio Tour — Refreshments served just down a beautiful path through the woods at the Charlene Paulson studio! A once a year treat.

For more information, directions, etc.please leave a comment, email or call.

2011 Made From Scratch Art Boutique Poster - Season Opener