Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Cool Vintage Finds!!

 
WELCOME TO MY FUNKY LIVINGROOM!!!
 

Oh my goodness I have been doing some thrifting and I got some real super cool things and deals!! This very old Mans Suiting Handmade Quilt came from an estate sale. The lady who was selling her Fathers Estate said her Father was 100 and his Mother lived to 101!! I am not sure how old this quilt is but I knew I had to get it. I was kinda freakin cuz I only had $9.00 on me!! She told me she wanted $10.00. So I saw some yarn and 2 chalkboards I wanted too. I put it all together and asked if she would take $9.00 for it all. She told me cuz I had the yarn in there too she would!! LOL I got this quilt cuz I loved it and also to keep me warm this winter if the power goes out!! It is like it was made for my vintage living room!! That is my big girl Teddy Bear I got as a gift a few years ago!! I just Love it and my new orange fur throw. I got that with the money I made off my "JUNQUE GIRL DOLL" I sold to my friend.
 

 
Oh my gosh have you seen the new Milano Pumpkin Spice Cookies? Yummo!!
This is my granny square coffee cup cozy I had my sweet girl Holly from http://damitasprettywrap.blogspot.com/ make up for me and a matching coaster!! It matches my living room so good. Don't you just love spoiling yourself? And if you don't do it you should!!! Cuz you deserve it!! Took me awhile but all my kids are grown up now so I can and do.
 
 
This is my Funky Witch Doll that I got in The Thumb of Michigan at a craft show. She's really cool and has a little purse and the bottom of an old oil lamp. The pillow is from my Secret Sister from church last year. I just love it.

 

In this corner of my living room I just added a crow to my fur cape and put a sunflower in my Moms old orange vase with some real peacock feathers and dried found cat tales from the side of the road. I love being in this room. This room has alot of family things. I added some granny afghans and got some new rugs. I love all of it.
 

And I also wanted to share my 6 vintage coats I got from the thrift store and one from a yard sale. I went to the thrift store on half off the entire store day last month and got 5 of these and the brown suede one Sim and I got at a sale. I got all of them for $9.50!! I have added it up a few times and I can't believe it either!! LOL I will be making critters and some cool funky things from them. They are worn and missing buttons on some but oh how I love them!!!
 

And these are my new gigs I am making! Once again this is my own design and all hand sewed. I have SOLD one already and the others are available. I will be making more and have a new design all drawn out for something else for Christmas!! My Shoppe link https://www.etsy.com/shop/thebagglady76?ref=em
 Christmas will be here soon!! Oh my goodness!!
 
Keep on Keepin On!!
Peace  Out!!
XOXO Love Fran.

 















Sunday, October 26, 2014

HAPPY FUNKY FALL!!!

 
Hope you guys are havin a great groovey Fall!! When you come to the Funky Farmhouse our scarie Scare Crow will welcome you with open arms. And an alter of Maple leaves pumpkins n gourds and lights lead you to our home!!
 
We don't have a light on our porch and we have no street lights. So I asked Sim to make me a porch light as I was havin the church ladies over for a meeting and some groovey Fall treats. This is what he came up with!! That is our scare crow from our garden this summer. We call him Otis T. Hicks. A branch of our Maple tree  some rusty funky junk and BOOM it's an awesome welcome!!! It's even cooler with the lights on. The only cost was the 50 cent pumpkins and gourds I bought adding up to $3.00. The leaves are leaving the trees around here but it sure has been pretty. Thanks for stopping by.
 
Keep on Keepin on
XOXO Love ya Fran.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

iT's GoNE!!!

Well we tore down our little funky garden on Monday. This is the last pick of my banana peppers which were very awesome this year.  I got 7 lil bags to freeze from this bunch.  

 
I LOVE using them in my Funky farm House dinners that are so easy to make. I also LOVE using them with onions and fried potatoes. This lil dinner here cost me around $3.00 to make for the whole thing. Gotta digg that.
 



OH MY GOSH I have been watching our sweet Little Madeline Grace. I had her 4 times last week. She loves to look up at this mirror I have with all of the vintage jewelry on it. She is sure getting to this Grannie's heart.
 

This is a new gig for my Etsy Shoppe I threw together. I used a piece of an old cutter quilt and a new little hand sewed bird I added to some moss and a chicken feather I added to finish it off and one of my lil grubby tags that says "Bird Dog". This is an old vintage dog planter.
 

 
This is my new FALL "JUNQUE GIRL". I LOVE LOVE how she turned out!! I SOLD this one before she was even finished. One of my Best Friends bought her from me!! We are going shopping and out to lunch tomorrow and I am using the money I made to have fun with!! and she loves her new Fran. original!!
 
Just been keeping busy and trying to get things done for the changing of the season. One thing about it though Fall is sure beautiful!!!
 
Keep on Keepin on!!
Peace Out!!
XOXO Love Fran.
 
 


 


Thursday, September 25, 2014

PUMPKIN THYME!!

 
Oh yeah baby it's "PUMPKIN THYME" @ the Funky Farmhouse!!!
 

Can ya digg it?
I designed these lil beauties from my head and had a blast making them!
 
 
I hand sewed the pumpkin and added the sweet lil mouse. This one is made from 2 different vintage materials I got thrifting. I added the fancy bling and BOOM it's a PUMPKIN!!
 

This lil beauty is up cycled from 2 different dresses and the lace is from an old vintage slip that was cut off.  They are a pretty good size measuring 10 inches across. Once again I have a lot of hand sewing into them. Sure helped me out while on the couch!! LOL
 
 
I truly love how these turned out. They are exactly as I saw them in my head!! So glad of that!! LOL My daughter Brooke is in love with them. Do you think Cinderella would love them too?
 
 I have them sitting in my living room and the gold one matches my living room so perfect!! but I will putting them in my shoppe later!!
 
Keep on Keepin on!!
XOXO Love Fran.

Monday, September 22, 2014

My weekend at the Alpaca Farm!!

 
Oh My Gosh!!! What an awesome weekend we had!! Sim was asked to be in an art and fiber show in Oxford, MI. He was set up right by one of the Alpaca pastures. They are so fun and sweet. I learned a lot about their fur and fibers.
 





 
They were such fun to take pics of!!
 
 
 This is the shop they have right on their property and it is open on the weekends with a lot of cool hand knitted items from the alpaca fur and things on consignment they others make.
 
This one of my favorite things hanging from their trees. Along with feeding the birds they had suet cake holders with the alpaca fur in it for the birds to make nests!! I learned about first and second cuts. I bought some second cuts to play around with and oh yeah baby I am gonna be putting some in my suet cake holders!! 


link to Sim's facebook page!! XOXO
 

 
This is a shot of Sim's display. He makes the coolest bird houses. He up cycles a lot into them. Some are even made by old rotary phones. It was a blast to watch the little kids lookin at them and trying to figure them out!! LOL
The winds were quite high on Sat. and I had brought my sewing with me. My cloth I was using blew right into the Alpaca pasture!! LOL
 

I crawled in to it and got it!! The Alpacas didn't even care. LOL
 

This is what I have been sewing and making with the cloth. I am making eggs! They are turning out even better than I thought they would. And baby are they a lot of fun to make!! I made them about the same size as regular farm eggs.
 
Also just wanted to let you know that "Wren in the Willow" sold with in 2 days of me adding her to the shoppe!! She gone to New Jersey!! Thanks so much Diane!! My surgery went good. I am glad it is over til the next time. I got some sewing to do!!
Keep on Keepin on!!
XOXO Love ya
Fran.