Full doll. Haven't found her "home" yet, but wanted to get a picture of her for all of you. I just love her, but I wish the pictures would have come out better.
I spent most of the day "tweeking" the store. It was such a mess when I got there this morning! I moved the heavy stuff yesterday, but the smalls were EVERYWHERE! I love these long flags and it is perfect on the front of one of the "houses" in the shop.
It's so hard to get a good shot of our little "village", but these are the first two houses.
Then we have the other two houses. One is "Abbey's House" and the blue one is the potty.
I moved around some of the summer-gardeny things and tried to get a little sitting area put together.
Wouldn't this be a good spot to have a cup of tea?
What you see when you walk in the front door.
My little fireplace is so much fun (thanks to Debbie). It can be moved anywhere and just makes things feel a little more cozy.
Harvest table with lots of goodies.
This OLD black piesafe is one of my favorites. It is meant to put on a wall and it is an oldie! The handle is an old spool!
Not come on in to the "cabin". This is really just the back wall of the shop, but I just love it.
I put this old white Hoosier top on a white table and used lots of blues with it. I love the roll door on the bottom section.
Other Hoosier with my new BIG hanging towels.
Little black drop-leaf with two chairs. The old toolbox on the top is one of my latest goodies from Debbie.
So, that was my Friday. Things were really slow again - all through the town. I think everyone is holding their breath waiting to hear about GM. BUT, we will prevail and keep moving forward. So very many of the "country" stores in our area have closed their doors and it makes me so sad. We all need these stores, they are our happy place to go for so many reasons. Whether it be for inspiration, a quick "fix" of prims, ideas for our homes, a day out with our friends, or whatever the reason, we still need to support and keep our prim shops open. Just think about how many blogging friends talk about their day trips to find new shops! There really isn't anything much more fun. The next time you find a prim place that touches your heart, just buy one little towel or candle or SOMETHING that will help these shopowners keep their doors open so we can go back again and again. Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now, but none of us want to see our favorite places become a thing of the past. Thanks for listening.
The highlight of my day was a phone call from Judy at The Cinnamon Stick. She is such a nice lady and it was so much fun to talk to her. One of these days I'd love to make a trip to PA and visit her and some of the other great places out there. I just know I would LOVE her store.
My creative slump has lingered far too long and now I've got a million ideas in my head and can't wait to start sewing again! I couldn't even sleep last night thinking of everything. I sure hope to have lots more things made during this next week - along with digging up the rest of the dreaded sod for my new garden. (Good excuse tonight - it's raining!)
Looking forward to Saturday and Sunday. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend - whatever you may be doing. Until next time...