Tuesday, December 30, 2014





Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas Season, filled with joy and happiness.
We set up several Nativity Scenes around our home and I wanted to share this one with you.
It was made by my youngest son when he was just 6 years old.

An Angel and the humble stable where He was born

The Sheppards

And the Wise Men


This beautiful Nativity means so much to me, 
 I leave it sitting on my piano all year long.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dresser Drawer make-over


I purchased this antique dresser at a yard sale this past summer.  It is beautiful, solid wood and very well kept.  However, I did want to add just a bit of glamour.



I cut up an old velvet dress I purchased at a thrift store to fit in the bottom of the dresser drawers.  Using a glue gun to adhere the velvet around the edges and adding trim I pulled off a set of pillow cases I also purchased at the thrift store around the edge to give it a nice finished look.



This project is very inexpensive if using second-hand clothing. 
 Purchased velvet runs about $25.00-$35.00 a yard.
You could also use other materials, denim, broadcloth, etc. that hold their shape.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Geraniums in the sewing room


Now that winter is on it/s way, I will be spending more time in my sewing room.  I moved the Geraniums in from the garden to add a splash of color and a breath of spring to the room.











Check back often as there are many projects in the works.  I picked up rolls and rolls of vintage  upholestery material to make my Gypsy Bags,
My unique, up-cycled creations are sold along with vintage treasures and antiques I have collected the past 35 years at

GYPSY MAMAS
in Fort Duchesne, Utah
or contact me
by e-mail,


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LACEY VESTS with VINTAGE LINEN and LACE





Every time I wear this vest, I get so many compliments
ladies adore clothing covered in lace,
vintage ribbon and hand turned roses.
Add a vintage pin from your collection and this vest will dress up your
 favorite pair of jeans.


    These beautiful, frilly, romantic,vests are made to order for $125.00.
Items include shipping to the USA.  Shipping out of states is an additional  $35.00.





Wednesday, March 5, 2014

ROSE PINS $10.00





Beautiful burlap, old lace and linen,
 ROSE PINS

clip them onto your favorite jacket lapel,
into your hair,
on a lamp shade,
  as a curtain tie back,
on a purse,
or a belt,
I also clip them to the hat band of my favorite
floppy sun hat



 They are approximately 4x6 inches







minimum order of 4
includes shipping
available to US only

Monday, February 24, 2014

MADE TO ORDER



I find beauty in the simplest of things




These Romantic, country chic, feminine and lacy dresses
 are made to order especially for you





































Vintage lace, hand crocheted doilies, tea stained vintage fabrics,
are sewed onto a recycled Linen dress










wear over a comfy tea shirt, and leggings or bloomers
add a pair of Cow-girl Boots
and  if you have one, 
a large concho and turquoise belt





































  $220.00
please allow 4 weeks to create your one of a kind item
shipping to U.S.A.only
contact me:
cricketsongfarm@hotmail.com



Monday, February 17, 2014











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Here's what my sweetheart gave me for Valentines Day.
  Thanks Handsome Man!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

vintage pins and other treasures



































found a treasure of lovely vintage pins to put on  the
 LINEN AND LACE bags


















the horse heads will be incorporated  onto my denim 
BACK POCKET BAGS





































and added a few more pieces to my GYPSY BAG
material stash
don't ya just love a good day of
 TREASURE HUNTING

Thursday, January 30, 2014

BACK POCKET BAGS $45.00


These one of a kind bags are made from the back pocket of denim jeans.  Embellished with vintage hand crocheted doilies, linen and lace, hand turned roses







Put your cell phone, keys and wallet in the outside pocket for easy access




































Each purse will be unique and one of a kind.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for completion and delivery.
Price includes delivery to U.S.A.  Please contact me at cricketsongfarm@hotmail.com with your order.


                         





























Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Just add a little velvet and tassels

 We moved this couch into my studio and placed it in front of the fireplace.

My old, old orange couch had definitely seen better days,
 but I love my couch.
  It is comfy like only old couches can be,
 and it has beautiful lines and real wooden legs.


The floral patterned upholstery was worn to shreds.
I had to donate my old green 70's couch and chair to the local thrift store when we
moved out of the little red house this past summer
and getting rid of this old couch was just out of the question.


so I rummaged through my stashes of old velvet dresses
and upholstery material




a large curtain valance with tassels could go along the back



now add some long fringe




staple and tuck everything into the crevices




cover the cushions with a long piece of plush velvet
and tack on more tassels





wa la,

It turned out so nice I am covering and old chair in the same mix-matched,
bits and pieces of old velvet dresses, curtains and upholstery.  
When I am done I will have a matching pair of mis-matched furniture.

just finished the chair so I added the pictures to the post