Thursday, November 8, 2012
100% of the selling price will be donated to the Convoy of Hope Disaster Response.
*Shipping to the Continental United States Only*
This auction is taking place on my facebook fan page. please click here to share an bid.
Thank you and many blessings,
Friday, November 2, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Two of my favorites are Midnight Flurries and Winter's Bliss. Both of these ornaments will be retired once this year's stock has sold. :-( So, If you really like one (or both) of these, now is the time to order!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
My customer asked me to take a pair of basketball shorts, that would be kept in a drawer or box and turn them into a Christmas tree ornament ~ a family treasure that can be shared year after year and passed down to the next generation. I love it!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Our youngest daughter recently celebrated her 21st birthday and we wanted to do something special! We decided on a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme and our colors were Tiffany blue and our guests wore black dresses and pearls. These diamond filled boxes were fun to make and were also a big hit as centerpieces for our Breakfast at Tiffany’s birthday party.
I couldn't afford to fill these boxes with glass diamonds, so I made false bottoms and only the top inch is filled with the stones. I used two bags instead of 15. Looks like they are full up. :-)
You will need:
1 piece of foam board
6 paper Mache boxes - assorted sizes (Hobby Lobby)
1 bottle of acrylic paint Bahama Blue by Americana (Michaels)
2 spools of white satin ribbon
2 large bags of assorted glass diamonds (Michaels)
A razor knife
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hugs ~ Sandy
Thursday, July 7, 2011
You are cordially invited to Christmas in July, hosted by Shabby Cottage Shops.
It begins on Sunday morning July 10th and runs through the 26th. Each of our participating boutiques is offering one beautiful item for sale on the day they are featured. The person who purchases the item will also receive a second item for free and free shipping. The fun part? Well, the date each shop is featured is a total secret!!
Click on the banner above to find out just what we’re up to!!!
Then click on the beautiful Shabby Christmas ornament below to see what lovelies I am offering for this special event.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I'm so excited and honored that Handmade Louisiana has selected me as "Artist of the Week" AND to celebrate I'm doing a giveaway! YAY!
Here are the rules.... easy cheesy!
1) Look around my website, DustyOak Ornaments, and find an ornament that you adore! :-)
2) Go the the Handmade Louisiana Blog and read my interview.
3) Leave a comment at the bottom of my interview about the ornament you like.
4) And If you are on facebook, like my fan page.... please :-)
And that's it! You are in the drawing for an ornament of your choice from my in stock supply! Good LUCK!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Beam on, O’ happy little dots,
Though like twinkling stars, you’re not.
The simple grace of your design
Reminds me of a simpler time
When green was for the life Christ led
And red was for the blood He shed.
Forgiving all who believe on him
And turn their hearts from lives of sin.
Who inspired such an inviting scene?
White like snow colored ice cream
Dipped in circlets of red and green
And showing off the Christmas theme?
I’ll tell you, I’m not blowing smoke,
It’s the lady at the Dusty Oak!
You catch my eye with colors bold
And make me hope that you’re not sold
Until I can send the fee
And place you on my Christmas tree.
So, now I say, let’s celebrate
The season of His birth with grate-
ful hearts family and friends,
Gifts and food that never end.
Then renew our lives in the New Year
To live in faith and not in fear.
Friday, November 19, 2010
So, I ordered the fabric and a few days later it arrived…. Wow! The Giants aren’t kidding…. Their logo is “GIANT” LOL and therein lays the challenge. How do I get that great big logo onto a 3” ball?
I decided to wrap the logo around the ball and quilt it using the Kimekomi style. The logo is about 13 1/2 centimeters long and the balls circumference is 24 centimeters. If I divided the logo into five 3cm panels, I could use 3 panels for the helmet.
I cut the inside of my pattern 3 cm at the widest point and also marked where the bottom line was in order to keep all the pieces straight. I would need two sections of fabric with the logo to allow for overlap.
I measured the 1st, 3rd and 5th panel from one logo and the 2nd and 4th panel from another. I did the same with the helmet, the 1st and 3rd panels from one logo and the middle one from another.
This gave me the eight panels I needed to complete the ball.
I cut out 8 panels of quilt batting that are cut the same size as the panels on the ball. They are like little orange slices.
Once everyting is cut out, I finished marking the panels on the ball and cut them out. This makes the edges rather rough, so I give them a lite sanding with some fine grain sandpaper to smooth them out.
I used a tacky glue to attach the batting panels to the ball and let it dry for a couple of hours. Then I began positioning the fabric panels into place. It was a bit of a challenge to keep the lines all matched up so that the logo would flow from one panel to the other… but I think it turned out really nice.
Here is the NY Giants ornament all color balanced and ready to show my customer.
Monday, November 8, 2010
My donation to the Pink Present is "Tea Party" an adorable handmade quilt ornament featuring the sweetest little girls all dressed up and serving tea. Tea pots and tea cups on an ecru background add a touch of whimsy and delicate pearls lead up to a lace and ribbon bow.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Here it is! My newest ornament for the “Name the Ornament” contest! This crazy quilted ornament is bright, fun, festive and oh, so cute… I love it! I will be accepting entries until November 22nd . The winner will receive the ornament FREE! So, be sure to stop by my website, put your thinking cap on and …Name that Ornament!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Guided by the Unseen Hand,
An acorn sprouts and begins to grow.
Its mighty boughs, stretching high and straight and tall.
Rustling leaves, whisper secrets when the spring winds blow.
Its canopy opens like an umbrella to shade the ground.
Deer feast on its seed, like candy, eagerly they feed.
Years pass by as season follows season
And now, in the spring winds, the old tree groans’
Its heavy branches splinter and crack and fall with a thud.
To protect our house - we cut the old tree down.
Made a pile of its branches and set them on fire.
Its wood is split, along the fence, neatly stacked.
For 70 years that old tree stood by
Shading from heat and protecting from storm
Now the shade is all gone and the yard is bare.
I’ll miss that old oak and the plunking of acorns
As they roll down the roof in the cool of fall.
Guided by the Unseen Hand...
Monday, October 4, 2010
Walking at dawn, I was chilled. Creeping slowly across the pasture, warming rays of sunlight stretched to greet me. Enfolding me in His arms, God loves explodes with warmth and love within my heart, lighting my path. I sing praises…with the birds.
Friday, September 10, 2010
During the Labor Day weekend, my hubby and I drove to AR to help my Dad celebrate his birthday and to participate in a Miata Club scavenger hunt and ride.
The scavenger hunt was a fast food run. Each clue had three parts; the first part gave the hint to which fast food restaurant. The second part gave hints as to the specific one. (Couldn’t go to just any McDonalds) Then the third part gave the clue for what to buy. Every item was under a dollar. Dad and I had a good time but without an iPhone in an unfamiliar city… we didn’t stand a chance. LOL
On the way home, Dad drove me down the mountain from Fayetteville on hwy 71. Can’t say how fast we were going, but weeeeeeeeeee!!! It was exhilarating!
The members of the club are wonderful, charming folks and I thoroughly enjoyed my day with them.
I created this custom ornament for him for his birthday gift and also made it available to the club members.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I wanted to do something fun for my family and friends and at the same time raise a little money to help my state. Handmade Quilted Ornaments - Saints fans special!
These ornaments were available only to my family and friends and the profits were donated to the Convoy of Hope. I have worked with the COH in the past and know first-hand the wonderful work they do. You can learn more about them here: Convoy Of Hope
Saturday, July 31, 2010
It’s one of those sad days...
We had to take down two very old trees. The 75 year old pine was struck by lightning several years ago and the damage was taking its toll. Taking down these trees sure turned into an emotional experience. Yeah, I know that sounds weird, but I love living in the woods and having those big old trees all around me.
The red oak was also in its 70's and growing on the east side of my porch. Please don't worry, this isn't my DustyOak. Yet, I would sit in the shade of that tree every morning and drink my tea. Now, no shade '-( I will miss that tree for a long time. We had the arborist cut it into firewood lengths so we can split it for our wood burning stove. -Pretty sure we will have enough wood for several friends. LOL
The main stump is beautiful, so after it dries out a bit we are going to cut into a couple of tables. I’ll post pictures when I have them finished
Monday, July 12, 2010
Visit Shabby Cottage Shops between July 13th and July 24th for your change to win one of the daily giveaways. There is also a grand giveaway valued at almost $500.
Each cottage boutique is gorgeous! You won't want to miss visiting a single one.
Click here to learn more about SCS twelve days of Giveaways!