Thursday, November 26, 2015

While the Turkey Cooks, I paint . . .

Working on another Flying Geese Quilt Themed box today.  Diana is making a feast for the two of us that is definitely going to add a few inches to my belly.  We're going to celebrate Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family this Sunday.  In the meantime, I'm going to give up Geese for Turkey! --Bob

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Diana is Now Making Microwave Potato Bags . . .

Diana thought she would make some microwave potato bags and see how well they sell on Etsy and at Craft Shows.  She knows alot of people make them, but is hoping people will like the fabrics she uses and the design of the bags.  They are constructed of 100% cotton materials and are completely microwave safe.  The interior is muslin and there is cotton batting between layers.  She put a fabric loop on it to make it easy to hang up near the microwave.  We put this one up for sale on Etsy a little while ago.  Hopefully she will sell one soon. --Bob

Friday, November 20, 2015

Another Flying Geese Quilt Box

I made a Flying Geese design quilt box about a month ago and sold it right away.  I thought I would make another one since I couldn't think of anything else to make.  Here is a picture of it.  I finished it up last night and put it up for sale in our shop a little while ago.

I had an inquiry the other day from an Art Museum that wanted to buy my boxes wholesale and resell them in their gift shop.  Unfortunately, I cannot wholesale them.  My prices are very low and I wouldn't make any money at all for all the work I put into them if I were to give wholesale prices.  So as much as I like to make sales,  wholesale sales just are not in my cards.  --Bob

Friday, November 6, 2015

Made a Mistake on this One . . .

I wish I hadn't put the dots in the Chevron areas of this box.  But what is done is done.  I may try painting them out if the box doesn't sell. --Bob

Steps to Decorating a box . . .

I took one of the three boxes I made the other day and base coated it Buttermilk.  Then, I penciled in the design on the box lid and began masking it off so I could paint it.  It is a slow process masking each design element but I don't know of any other way to get the lines straight.  I use paper masking tape rather than that purple stuff because I think it makes crisper lines. I hope to finish this box up soon. --Bob

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Boxes in the Works . . .

Here is a pic of some boxes I put together yesterday and still need to paint and finish off.  I had four of them, but ruined one on the table saw when I cut off the lid.  They don't look like much at this stage, but when I get them painted up and get the hardware affixed, they will look alot better. I will mostl likely do them up with Quilt Pattern designs. --Bob