Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Special Delivery

A very nice surprise was delivered to my house today!  This beautiful bouquet of flowers!!  A very sweet and thoughtful friend sent them to me.  Am I a lucky girl or what!  Thank you so much Maureen!  I love them :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Our TV debut aired tonight!!

Tonight my husband and I were guests on Hobbies Crafts and Collectables.  It's a local TV show that is a half an hour long.  The hostess Duska Cornwell interviewed my husband and I together.  Him for his Antler Chandeliers and Lamps and me for my handpainted glass Christmas Ornaments, Turkey Feathers and Glass Lanterns.  I was so nervous..kept clearing me throat!  We have had so many nice comments about our segment.  My husband and I are both so thankful for the opportunity to share what we love to do with all of you:)


I painted this floor mat awhile back as a house warming gift for my son and daughter in law.  They have a beautiful new home and this mat goes perfect with their decor in their brand new kitchen!  I love painting floor mats...they are so fun and easy to paint on!  If you have never done it you should give it a try :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hand Painted Glass Christmas Ornaments

These are one of my most requested items to paint every year.  I started painting glass christmas ornaments when my husband I first got married over 30 years ago.  Family and friends wanted them and then I started selling them right off my christmas tree.  Once I started doing craft shows customers started collecting several every year.  I have often been ask to paint one for a new baby, a new house and other specail occations. Most people want me to personalize the back  of the ornament with a name and date.  The last few years people have brought me pictures of their house or their childhood home and ask me to paint it on an ornament for them and make it into a winter scene.  Although these ornaments with all the tiny details take me awhile to paint...they are still some of my favorite things to paint!

Friday, December 9, 2011

I've Been Horsing Around.......

I've been "Horsing Around" painting this glass lantern! hehe  One of my favorite craft shows is the one I do at Gordyville in a GIANT Horse Barn.  They hold international horse shows there and they also have flea markets and once a year a Giant Christmas Craft Show!  Alot of my customers have horses and are always asking me to paint horses on stuff for them.  This is one of the lanterns I painted for that show this year :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas.....Tree?????

This year I bought something new for my craft shows.  I bought a white Christmas tree to display all my hand painted Christmas Ornaments on!  I LOVE it!  My ornaments show up so much nicer on this tree.  I used white lights on it and decided not to put any garland on it....just wanted to showcase the ornaments I had for sale.  :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hand Painted Cardboard Gift Boxes

I just love painting these cardboard boxes.  There are so many designs out there that would work well on the lids.  Hobby Lobby has a nice selection of boxes in all different sizes.  They make a cheap gift box for a Christmas present!  Who wouldnt want to recieve one of these adorable boxes....with something special inside! The box itself is a gift they will love!  Here are a few that I have painted.....

Monday, November 28, 2011


A couple of years ago I painted a cardboard refrigerator box to use as a back drop in my booth.  My hopes were that it would draw people into my booth and boy it sure did!  People kept wanting to buy it...but I explained that it wouldnt hold up very well being on cardboard!  So I went home and created 10 different signs and painted them on a 4' X 2' piece of wood.  I thought this would be a managable size for  people to display and it would fit in their car to take home! These big signs are perfect to display in a window, on your porch, in an entry way.  I even had a lady ask me to paint a larger one to be part of an outdoor display for a Christmas walk her house was part of!!!   Here are a few that I painted....

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Here is one of my lastest pattern packets, FROSTY TREATS!  It is so much fun to paint!  I love decorating the Christmas tree and these ornaments look so cute on the tree!  Who can resist a frosty treat!

My Big Snowman Gourd

I love painting on gourds!  I found this BIG gourd while shopping at the COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL this past October.  I finially decided what I wanted to paint on it...so here it is! Took it to my craft show the second weekend of November and sold it to a lady who tells me she bought a gourd from me the previous year too and just loves it...she plans on sitting this one next to it to display all winter. Neat huh?


My husband and I were recently asked to be guests on a local TV program called HOBBIES, CRAFTS & COLLECTABLES. How cool is that!! Our segment airs on December 20th at 6:30pm on WEIU channel.  Later it will be on you-tube, so if you miss it you can still see it there! 

Handpainted Turkey Feathers

A neighbor gave me some Turkey Feathers to paint on a few years ago.  I found out I love painting on them!  I buy all my feathers on line now and I paint them to sell at craft shows and on line on my webpage http://www.cgcrafts.com/.  Here is just a small sampling of some of the ones I have done.


My husband and I were featured in the November issue of ADVENTURE SPORTS OUTDOORS magazine.  Our artical is on pages 92 & 93.  My husband makes Antler Chandeliers and Antler Lamps. They talked about my handpainted Turkey Feathers and Glass Lanterns!  You can see the whole artical on line at http://www.asomagazine.com/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Whats Terrie painting today....

Today I finished painting this huge kettle gourd!  I painted a pattern by Plum Purdy on it and then added some of my own ideas.  I am taking it to my craft show this weekend to sell.  Love painting these gourds!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

My Handpainted Glass Christmas Ornaments

Here are some of the glass ornaments that I have been working on!  To see more check out my business page on face book: Country Girl Crafts or check out my webpage: http://www.cgcrafts.com/ !!

Magazine artical

Watch for our magazine artical coming out next week in Adventure Outdoor Sports magazine.  My husband and I will be feathured in the magazine, him for his antler chandeliers and me for my hand-painted glass lanterns and turkey feathers! WOW!! We are both really excited!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Northwoods Christmas ornaments

Christmas is coming!  Here in the country it is rainy and cold today.  Puts me in the mood to paint Christmas stuff!  Here is a set of three Christmas Ornaments that I designed.  NORTHWOODS CHRISTMAS Orn. The pattern for these is available on my website: http://www.cgcrafts.com/.  I will have some painted up to sell at the upcoming Chris Cringle Craft show at the Assembly Hall in Champaign, Il on Nov. 4th & 5th.  I will be in Booth #204 ...so stop by and see me!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Candy Cane Pals

Just in time for Christmas!! My new design is a set of two wooden Chrsitmas ornaments.  Pattern packets are now available at http://www.cgcrafts.com/

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

My new WEBSITE!!!!

It's official.....I now have my very own website and it is awesome!!!  I am just getting started adding pattern packets, unfinished wood surfaces and finished gifts to sell.  Please stop by and take a look!  Here is the address:


Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Just had to share my exciting new news!  I was contacted by Adventure Sports Outdoor magazine about doing a feature story on me and my husband in their Nov. or Dec. issue.  Me for my Handpainted Turkey Feathers and Glass lanterns and my husband for his Antler Chandeliers!  How cool is that!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Handpainted Turkey Feather--November Buck

I don't always paint whimsical stuff sometimes I paint wildlife.  Today I am painting Turkey feathers for my craft shows.  This one I have painted a Buck on standing in the snow.  Some I have painted Turkeys, Phesants, Moose, Elk or Horses on.  I love wildlife...seeing them, photographing them...painting them!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The cutest little Ginger

Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy designed this adorable little Ginger Ornament.  It is cute...cute...cute!  I am sure all my Gingerbread collectors at my up coming craft shows will love these little cuties!

Funky Hens

Here are a few more Christmas Ornaments that I have been working on for my craft show.  I love the colors on these cute little hens!

Sugar Cookie Christmas Ornaments

They are not really Sugar Cookies but look good enough to eat maybe! Ha Ha  These cute little ornaments are a Cyndi Combs Design that I picked up at the trade show last week in Columbus, Ohio.  I am painting them for an up coming craft show.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


This has been such a busy month here!  I am having a website built and I have been designing new pattern packets to put on it!  Lots of typing!!  The HOOT convention is in two weeks.  If you have never been to an Artist Trade show this is a good one to go to!  The trade show is open to the public August 11th --13th at the convention center in Columbus, Ohio.  I have also been designing a pattern that I want to submit to a magazine.  I have three craft shows just a few short months away, so I have been painting like crazy to have enought stuff to take to all three! Like I said........... I have been busy...busy....busy!  (having fun!!! :D)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Finished up my lastest design! Now on to the part I don't enjoy doing and thats typing up the instructions! Can't wait to get back to painting :) If you havn't done so yet...check out my business page on facebook: Country Girl Crafts! Thanks everybody!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cheep Sunglasses

I have handpainted these cute little birds and flowers wearing funky sunglasses. I wanted this design to be bright and fun and whimsical! Thus the name "Cheep Sunglasses" named after a song made famious by ZZTop with a play in the word "cheep". Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Americana 4th of July

6/14/11 Here is my latest design! The wood piece is attached to a 24" grapevine wreath with ivy wired to it. I have handpainted on the wood piece three Americana house's, two Prim

Crows, an American flag and Sun flowers and Purple Cone flowers. Check out my business page on face book: Country Girl Crafts and watch for pattern packets soon to come :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Country Friends Gather Here

Check out my latest design "COUNTRY FRIENDS GATHER HERE". I hope to have it made into a pattern packet soon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

My New Business Page

Hello everybody! I started a new venture today and created a business page for my crafts. If you get a chance take a look and please click "LIKE" Thank you all so much!! :D


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ole Crow Watering can

I had a gal request for me to paint her a watering can. She wanted it painted yellow with Prim Crows on it. Here is what I designed for her. Just finished sealing it! I hope she likes it :D

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Close up of my finished Picnic Basket

Here is a close up of the finished Picnic Basket that I painted. Hope you like the way it turned out! I think I may just have to keep this one for myself and take it to our next family reunion!

Picnic Basket

Well today I finished painting this cute picnic basket! I had so much fun designing it and painting it! Now if I could only decide whether or not to keep it for myself or sell it on e-bay!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Good Ole Uncle Sam

Well my birthday is the fourth of July, so I love patriotic stuff and decorating my house for this holiday!! This adorable Uncle Sam started out as a Plum Purdy design. Renee is one of my very favorite designers. I decided to embelish this pattern a bit with some of my own creations. I love the way it turned out! I plan on putting it on e-bay sometime this week so if you are interested in buying it you can look me up on e-bay. My e-bay ID is countrygirlcrafts4u Thanks!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Close up of the back of watering can

Here is a close up of the back of the watering can:

Finished the 'BIRD HOUSE" watering .

Well today I finished the watering can that I have been working on. I am calling it the BIRD HOUSE watering can :D I painted lots of cute bird houses all the way around the can along with bumble bee's, lady bugs, dragon fly's, an inch worm and some pretty little flowers! There's even a birds nest with eggs in it! On the top of the can I painted a smiling sun shine girl! This can will look really cute sitting on someones front porch to water all those beautiful summer flowers! I hope you like it...it is going on e-bay soon.

How To Remove Stubborn Stickers

I recently had some trouble getting a very stubborn sticker off of a watering can I wanted to paint on. I posted a question on Face Book asking for idea's on how to remove it. Here is what I got:

1. Hair Dryer (heat it up and peel it off)
2. Fingernail Polish Remover (rub over sticker and scrap off)
3. Peanut Butter (apply, let sit and then scrap off)
4. Vegetable Oil (apply, let sit and scrap off)
5. Goo Gone (Found at the Dollar Tree for $1)
6. Wall Paper Remover.

There were so many good ideas and thought I would share them. so the next time you have a stubborn sticker and you can not get it off...try one of these idea's :D

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Newest Design

I hope you are not all tired of seeing the watering cans I am painting on. My husband and I have been cleaning out our barn to make room for our shop and I came across this box of watering cans along with many other treasures to paint on! I will be gone this weekend visiting my son and daughter in law in Chicago so you will have to wait untill next week to see the finished piece :D

Friday, May 13, 2011


Well my Blog has been down for a couple of days while they repaired the site...lost all my comments :( But I wanted to post a picture of the watering can I painted with checks painted around the bottom rim. See what you think about it this way.... Thanks for looking :D

Thursday, May 12, 2011


5/12/11 Well I think I am done with this watering can. I can't decide whether or not to add a checkerd pattern to the bottom rim of the can or leave it the way it is. Once I decide I still need to seal the can and then it is ready to sell :)

Monday, May 2, 2011


Two days ago I started working on this cute little cabnit. I layed awake half the night trying to decide what I wanted to paint on it! lol I had no way of knowing what all was about to take place in our world. With Memorial Day and the Fourth Of July coming up I had decided to paint something patriotic. After the news last night being patriotic holds a little more meaning to me.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I love taking something old and making it into something useful again. A customer of mine ask me to paint on the lid of the this enamel refrigerator container. I adapted a Renee Mullins pattern of a Raggedy Ann to paint on the lid. I also painted scrapbooking supplies on the lid. My customer is going to use this container to store some of her scrapbooking supplies in. What a neat idea! I loved the way it turned out and so did she!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Trash to Treasure

I love to find something old and make it into something useful again. This is the lid to an old enamel refigerator container that I have painted on for a customer. She tells me she plans to keep all of her cookie cutters in it! She has a set of open shelves in her kitchen where she plans on displaying it. This container measures 8" X 20" and is about 3" deep. What a cool way to use this old container!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt Mini Wreath

This cute little Easter Bunny is from a pattern by Renee Mullins in one of her lastest pattern books entitled "MINI SEASONS".  She has been a looooong time favorite artist of mine!  I love to paint her designs!! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hand Painted Easter Eggs

I love painting these wooden Easter Eggs...so much so that I never want to sell them.  I just keep adding to my Easter basket!  They are fun to  paint.  First I paint a wooden egg black.  When it is dry I use a pencil and draw on my design.  I like to look at quilt patterns for ideas.  Don't worry if you make a mistake you can just paint over it and start again!  Once I have decided on a design and have it drawn onto the egg it is time to start painting.  I like to pick out three or four colors that I think look good together and start filling in the design on the egg.  Once I have painted the design on the entire egg I go back over it and outline everything with paint.  I usually use black, but depending on what I have painted I might use another color.  After the egg is good and dry it is time to seal it.  I use a liquid clear gloss sealer and brush it on with a foam brush.  Give it a try...it is addicting!