Tuesday, October 20, 2009



We had so much fun this weekend joining Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist in her Halloween Celebration. I would like to thank everyone who visited our post and left comments on it. It means so much to us that our efforts were appreciated.

One of the items that was mentioned quite a bit in the comments was this pincushion I made.



I found these cute pins and thought 'What kind of pincushion would a witch use?' So, I came up with this.
I enjoyed creating it so much that I decided to design another one. I found this wonderful tea-dyed muslin at JoAnn's and we stamped the designs on them. I think it makes a really cute pincushion.



Sunday, we went to Silver Dollar City and had the best time at their Fall Festival. There were craft booths set up around the park. All of the art work was so beautiful and interesting. Here is a picture of Jordan and myself at our favorite booth.

This woman and her husband create these beautiful wood carved houses. You'll have to click on the picture to see them close up. They were so enchanting.

The man explained how he carves them out of dead cottonwood and he was working on some while we were there.



Of course, we kept coming back until we had to get some for ourselves.



Believe me, it was hard to choose between them!



I would love to have a whole village. I can just imagine the little gnomes that would live in little houses like these.




We had so much fun. Silver Dollar City is a wonderful place to visit and this is my favorite time of year to go there.


Besides all the fun I had this weekend, I had a terrible toothache on Saturday that resulted in me going to the dentist Monday morning and getting the tooth pulled. I spent most of the day sleeping. The laughing gas made me very drowsy. I am doing much better now.
I hope everyone is doing well and having a wonderful week. I look forward to visiting each of you soon! Twyla

23 comments:

KatCollects said...

Hi Twyla,
Your pin cushions are so sweet. I am glad you had a good family day out, I hope your week is a fun one!
Hugs,
Kathy

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh, dear! I've never had a tooth pulled! Glad you're feeling better now, Twyla!

Do you think you'll make more pin cushions? You stamp all kinds of stuff on that muslin.

It's fun to see a pic of you and Jordan out and about! I miss my boys so much!

Those little houses are cool! Dead cottonwood, eh? Hmmm... Did he say why that particular wood?One of my step dads did wood carving on larger pieces like bear cubs and little animals. very wahsington. ☺ I'd love to see my Micah get into it. i think he'd enjoy it.

I'll be working on my party post today! Hopefully I can get all my pics in the right order! ♥

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Oh, your poor mouth :( Ow!

What cool houses! Magical :) You always do the neatest things... I need to come and visit you!

I loved your halloween party, and you made those cool pincushions?!? Those are fabulous!


Cheers!
Kristen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I hope you feel better. There's nothing more miserable than a tooth ache but sounds like you did the right thing! I love your pincushions and would like to try to make them. I don't have anything to stamp with ..but I love the look of them! The pins are cute! Great idea!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Morning Twyla,
Those little houses are awesome and it would be hard to pick just one!!!
Are the pin cushions hard to make and I think you should make some to sell...
Glad you are feeling better.
Have a great day!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

LiLi M. said...

Lovely pincushions and those Hansel and Gretl houses are so sweet! I hate having something done at the dentist, glad that you feel better now! Take care!

Shelley said...

Hi Twyla,so very sorry about the toothache. I have had some bad ones in my life.The pain is so unbearable. I am glad you are feeling better now. Your outing looks like such fun and those little houses are just wonderful. What a great job you both did on the pin cushions. I was wondering what Jordan was holding in his hand in the picture of you two. Looks like fried Pork skins to me....they sell those a lot here at the flea markets,etc. They are great with hot sauce. However I have been trying to eat more healthy so they are off my list...smile.
Hope you are having a very blessed week.......

Madison said...

I LOVE your pin cushions! I have been wanting to make some! And those wood houses are ADORABLE! Those people are amazing carvers! Thanks for sharing!

Love, {Madison}

❦TattingChic said...

It looks like you had fun on your daytrip! Your little pincushions are darling. I've never seen little bat pins before. They are perfect for your hauntingly cute pincushions, LOL!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Twyla,
I'm so glad you were able to get into the dentist and are feeling better! I'm still feeling not so hot over here but perhaps an eensy beansy bit improved.
Oh gosh, I've missed so much - I've got a lot of fun catching up to do! I can't wait to read all about your Halloween Celebration. Your pin cushions are so darling!
Happy Tuesday!

Florence and Mary said...

I'll have to try stamping on fabric!

Victoria xx

Country Dreaming said...

How fun--when I lived in Missouri we never got there--Silver Dollar City. One of those places that you have in your "backyard" but never get to.
Glad you are feeling better too.

Melinda

goldenbird said...

Those carved wooden houses are so great. I can see why you had trouble choosing. I was one who admired your pincushion at the Halloween party, and I like the new one, too. Sorry to hear about your tooth and glad you are feeling better.

Jacqueline said...

Wowweeeee....you were so right...I would LOVE the houses! I want one! How do I get one???? They are so enchanting...over the moon and back enchanting.
The cottage on the pin cushions almost looks like the famous cottage from Mary Engelbriet in some of her original drawings years ago. What a fun day. We need those kind of days...often! Please let Lindsey know I'm searching for a box to send her a cute Barbie treasure!

Dogwood said...

Another wonderful pin cushion! I love hand made pin cushion and have a weakness for buying them.

Fun photos of you family day.

Have a nice evening.

Nan said...

Stamped designs on pincushions, how cute. Loved the little gnome houses, I could use one for my gnomes here in Alaska. Sorry on the tooth, it must have been bad to pull, no root canal then.

Heidi Ann said...

Your pin cushions are wonderful, and those carved cottages are amazing!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Love your pin cushion! What a great day you had at the Silver Dollar City Fall Festival. I would have loved browsing all the booths!.
Fun post enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Linda Lou said...

Adorable pin cushions-where do you get these ideas?? THose houses are so cool, that's the best part of going to little fall fairs, you find the coolest things that you just HAVE TO BUY!!

MaryEllen said...

Oh you! You're always visiting.. thanks for that!!! I'm so bad. I don't visit nearly enough! I've been distracted with a million things. We had our 7th annual Ya Ya party last weekend, it was fun!
Anyway, enough about me.
How are you??? I'm so sorry about the tooth! Ahhhh the pain can be horrid I KNOW!... hope you're feeling much better!
I loved reading about your "Halloween Party" Love the display, and that shoe! it's awesome!
I hope you are all well.
No snow in Cleveland.. YET.. gulp. Just east, in Pittsburgh, they got a few inches last week.. ohh nooo!! I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
I'm off to finish posting about Ya Ya now. I started last night but kept getting an error. hope to finish it tonight.
Have a wonderful Autum weekend!!!
xo

Lynn said...

Ouch!!!! I have had terrible problems with teeth over the years, I know what the pain is like , but you must be ok now it is out.

I love your pincushion, that is very creative and very unique, I have never seen a Halloween pincushion before, good for you :)

Sherry said...

Sorry to hear you had a toothache. I love Silver Dollar City!!! It is one of my favorite places to visit!! Those little houses are so cute. I think I need one. I have some faces that I got at the Renn. Festivals that are hand carved and I love them so much. The houses remind me of my faces. I'll have to take a picture of them and show you.

Sherry

natalie jo said...

That spooky pincushion of yours is Booootiful! What fun!