Hello and good evening reader!

I hope you have been having a good day and week! Well, let me tell you its been a very busy week ,or last couple weeks I should say, around here. All this busyness has been due to new items coming very soon to the Etsy shop and brainstorming new ideas too! I am so excited and I can’t wait to share with you what I have been up to! It’s officially Autumn season and once Fall starts the holidays are very soon to follow. That means Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course, Christmas!! 🙂 Yay! I have some fun ideas coming soon to the shop for holiday shopping.

Until then I wanted to share a fun little project I recently worked on along with a tutorial. If you didn’t already know, I love quilts! Especially old quilts and quilt block designs. The good ol’ sawtooth star is a personal favorite! One day I plan to attempt a quilt with sawtooth stars but until then I had another idea. I made a wooden plaque sawtooth star. I think it looks rustic and charming on my mantle with all the Fall decorations!

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It was so easy! If you want to make it, this is what you will need:

* Wooden sign or plaque piece( I purchased a Mixed Media 12 x 12 plaque at Jo Ann Fabric for $7.50 on sale!)

*Paint ( I found this American Decor at Pat Catan’s for $3.50)

*Paint brushes

*A design you want to paint

*A ruler

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I found an image online that I liked and carefully measured it out on my 12 x 12 block and traced it with pencil. Next comes the fun part, just carefully paint the design. Easy enough right?

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Let it dry for 8-12 hours depending how thick you layered your paint and voila!

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See, charming isn’t it!? 🙂 I am so pleased with how it turned out! I like it so much that I have purchased a few more plaques to list some in the shop soon! So if you like this idea but don’t want to make it yourself you will soon be able to purchase one in the Etsy shop!

My husband and I home school our children and we decided to take a field trip day. We took the kids to a civil war era village to learn about what life was like. A history lesson trip back in time! It was so neat and the kids had such a fun time as well as us parents. My father admires all things civil war so going to places like this brings back fond memories!

Learning all about cannons and how loud they are! Making hardtack and meeting a new fuzzy friend.

And much to my delight, seeing old quilts! 🙂

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Such a wonderful day it was! Sun shining and warm. These days will be missed once the winter brings with it the cold weather and snow.

Reader, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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