Sunday, August 12, 2012

More O'Kringles!

Hi, everyone, I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!

 I can't believe how much cooler it's been here the past couple of days...

50s at night ~ can you believe it?

 A week ago we were having 100+ temps!

Just all of a sudden...right about the time you can't remember what nice weather was like...amazing! Almost fall-like...it won't last, though, we'll have more hot weather...
but it's really been a welcome respite... :)

We still need rain, and we're supposed to have some later tonight/early morning...I sure hope so!

I've been working on more O'Kringles today...I'm not sure how many I'll make this year; I'm not getting the really big okra pods like I did last summer...(we've been watering, but it just doesn't make up for the serious lack of rain)...and, I've been hearing the Creative Muse (so glad she's back!) whisper some other things in my ear...variety is the spice of life, after all!

Here's a link for my tutorial post from last December...

http://alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com/2011/12/okra-santa-tutorial.html

 So, these fellows will most likely be very limited...
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This is "Curly"...:) (above)
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Here's a new one...look at his wreath!
It's an okra pod, too, that grew in a perfect little circle!
I don't usually have hands on the O'Kringles (just the okra pod making the long beard),
but I couldn't just hang a wreath on his beard, so he got hands.
 Well, mittens, anyway.
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He hasn't been baked yet; he will get eyes soon!
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Here's another fellow that I've just begun...
No mustache yet...
I kept thinking he looked familiar, and I think I know who he looks like, now...
I'm watching "M*A*S*H"...
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He looks like Colonel Potter. :) ~ I think it's the nostrils.
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Here's my next project...
This tool box was something my Daddy had...not sure if it originally belonged to my Grandpa or my Great Uncle Walt, Grandpa's brother.
The carved piece, though, is from a chair of Uncle Walt's...sadly, the chair was just beyond repair (it looked like it had fallen off a truck, smack-dab onto the pavement...but it hadn't; it was just worn completely out)...an upholstered piece from c.1918, it didn't have springs (purchased during WWI, evidently the war effort didn't allow for such frivolous use of metal), and it was just held together all over with baling wire...
I kept thinking that someday "we" would fix it.
No.
I made the decision to keep the rungs and the arms (such as they are), and to use them on other projects.
I think this piece will make a great applique on the tool box, don't you?
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I have my Annie Sloan Pure White paint that I have not opened yet...
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I can already see it with mums this fall, or ivy, later on, on my buffet. :)

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So, that has been my Sunday, playing and piddling!
Have a great Monday!


Anne

Linking to Cathy's 1929 Charmer ~ Sunday's Best!

18 comments:

It's All Connected said...

The cooler weather here has me charging ahead on projects. What a relief! Your Santa heads are amazing! ~ Maureen

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

The O'Kringles are really cute, what a fun idea. I am looking forward to seeing how the tool box transforms.

Liz said...

I wish I could send you some of our lovely Scottish rain!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

NanaDiana said...

I love your Santas..Okra pods- who would believe it?;>) They are just wonderful. I also love that old tool box and carved piece. I hope you have a great day, Anne- xo Diana

Gretchen said...

I love, love your Santas! I have to get me some of those. I also can't wait to see what's going to happy to that great tool box and piece of trim.

Gretchen said...

Oops! Let me know where and when I can purchas some of these cute Santas.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Love the old toolbox. Not sure what cleaning up/ prettying up I would do. It has such character right now. I do like the piece of chair.
Your Santas are sure cute, good for you to be thinking of doing Christmas things now.

Patty Patterson said...

It's still HOT here. It's supposed to be a cool 100 degrees today. That's actually cooler than what we've been seeing, so it seems cool. I'm so not ready for Christmas. I think the cold weather helps you prepare - so, I'll prepare once I see a bit of it. *lol*

missy said...

Love your Santas..and the old tool box..The weather is starting to cool off but it has a way to go..I like the tool box the way it is..but I'm sure Annie Sloan will make it beautiful..

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Anne - you always amaze me with all that creativity. Hope to see your box finished. Love ivy as well as mums. I just know when you are through it will be lovely. As always xo Pixie

Gina said...

The O'Kringles are wonderful! I love them...so creative!

Dee said...

Your playing and piddlng is flawless..and I think your box is going to look great with the applique on it.

Nellie said...

You have been busy, Anne! O'Kringles are looking good!

xo Nellie

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Anne~

HA HA HA! He really DOES look like Colonel Potter! LOL

Blessings~
Laura

Terry said...

I love the O'Kringles, especially the 1st one!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

The cooler weather has me charged up doing projects also, I got so little done with the heat. I love the O'Kringles, and I really liked the first one! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Charly (Rollie Pollie) said...

so much!! I love it! everything is so awesome. plus, you seem so passionate about it, that everyone else is interested.

Charly (Rollie Pollie) said...

I would like to invite you to be a guest blogger on my blog, Life as I Know It. I know you just happened on my blog today, but it would be an honor for you to blog on my blog.