Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Discount Coupon jennyelkins.etsy.com

I started listing and selling more on etsy this holiday and to thank my new and old customers I am offering a 10% discount. So when you buy on www.jennyelkins.etsy.com enter thanksalot2010 and you will recieve this discount.
It is a honey of a deal :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010


I hope everyone enjoyed The Christmas Holiday. I sure did. I told my niece Katie that if you didn't know that these were my gifts you would think they were for a 13 year old girl. I love glitter, have a collection of ugly dolls and who doesn't need a sock monkey! I got a couple of more grown up gifts too.

My friend gave me these vintage beauties!

Zoe won the necktie give-a-way. So I will be sending the homemade necktie angel ornament to Zoe. Thanks for responding.
Note: I am going to be listing some items for sale here on my blog through google that are too new to sell in the vintage category and are not handmade by me. So check back and see what will be in my store. Thanks for taking a glance at my blog.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sharing the work of Judy Jarrett

Judy has been painting for many years and I am so happy to be the new proud owner of this piece. It is of her parents sitting at the kitchen table back in the 1950's. I just love it. Her work is always bright and hapy as this is too but it is done with a different hand. Thanks Judy!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010


I have been crafting and making art my whole life. NEVER have I seen one of these. A TIE angel. Yes! a tie angel. Talk about recycling. I was acused of being "green"a while back and I would agree with the comment. I recycle in many ways but never like this. SO in the spirit of Christmas I will send someone this Tie angel. So leave a comment and on tues. of next week I will announce the winner of this beauty and I will request your address and mail her to you. ps. it does inspire me! (I want to make this clear I did NOT make this angel) (it came from an un-disclosed location bearing a .10 cent sticker on it)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

in Stitches

I wanted to share this very sweet little compostion book. It seems like everyone is stitching or doing crewel work or sewing. I found this little paper book with stitches and pattern info where they actually made up examples. Take a look. It is for sale in my etsy store for wee little price of $5-.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rings and things.

These rings and pendants are for sale in my etsy store. I made them last summer so they have are priced to sell. Some styles have SOLD out. Once they are gone they are gone forforforevereverever!!!!! Of course these images are a gazillion times bigger than they are in real life.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 2010

Here are some goodies that are in my store www.jennyelkins.etsy.com Busy listing items and filling up my antique spaces at Exit 76 Antique mall in Edinburgh, Indiana. Looking forward to the Christmas and all the activities that lead up to it (my favorite part). Support small businesses this season!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

For SALE bargain PRICE

These are the last of these PILLOWs Bargain PRICES at $18- plus exact shipping to you. Let me know which one you want!

Note: I am going to continue to make these but in a different way.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Katie's Wedding

Tiny little photo.
I just had a whirlwind of a time this past 2 weeks.
It all started with a 911 call last Monday (my husband) and now here it is Friday and I am going to a concert tonight (that is really our anniversary gift to one another) with my sister in law Cindy. Thanks for going Cindy.
In between the call and now, our family had a wonderful wedding. My heart felt so full. I am a childless 46 year old. I can't tell you how thankful I am that our siblings had kids. They have enriched my life. I felt like my daughter was getting married. I cried while I was making her floral bouquet. It all went off without a hitch and they danced all night. The dancers included my 69 year old Mother and my 86 year old Great Aunt Betty. I was out there most of the night too.
There are a few more photos of the Bride and Groom my my FACEBOOK page. Can't wait to see all of thephotos that www.lindsaywilsonphotography.com took.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Latest Projects

Before. Of course Lucy had to get in the picture.

After. Crackled turquoise. I think it may have been the last Country Home magazine that had a picture of a pink dresser that was crackled and I just loved it. Well pink wouldn't go in my house but I love this. This dresser was from my Great Grandmothers. Growing up my brother always had it in his bedroom but somehow when I moved out on my own I ended up with it and this is the first time it has ever been painted. The family never had anything expensive just simple folk so a simple dresser.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

side note

I have added 2 blogs that if you have time please check them out. One is by Sarah Adams. She is a framer and past gallery owner and she recently had some pretty major changes in her life but has dealt with them with such grace and has written about them in her new blog. She hosted my last solo show in Feb/March before she closed her gallery. www.framingfarmingandfate.blogspot.com

The other is my friend Kristina's blog. She is living in Germany for a year. She is there to make art and she is sharing her journey with us on her blog. www.kristinaestell.com She is very talented and I miss talking to her like we use to when she was in the states. But, since she is over there on my birthday I recieved a beautiful (black, white and green) scarf from Paris and cancelled stamps and chocolate from Germany. This girl KNOWS me :) !!!!
Enjoy the blogs.

guilty of neglect

Yes that is right...I am neglecting my blog. What a crazy summer it has been. I have taken photos and downloaded them but still nothing on the blog. I guess I am spending so much time growing out my hair that there is just no time to blog. hehehe Seriously, I have packed and unpacked and packed and unpacked in a years time all of our worldly possessions. Since we have moved here we have hosted a bridal shower, 54 Libertarians for a cookout of the 4th of July and other gatherings. Ed has been in the hospital 3 times since we have moved in Feb. 15th. Ive had 3 art openings and opened up an antique space 45 minutes away. I have been busy. But, I feel kinda lost I think. Unable to work (again) I think this may be the longest I have gone without being actively creative which seems okay in some ways. This week I made 2 large floral arrangements for the church for my niece Katies upcoming wedding and I am working on some moss hearts for the pews. That is creative. Yes. But, it isn't my work. I have a bunch to put on etsy but there it sits. So step one is admitting. So here it is. I admit I have been neglecting my blog and etsy and my artwork and that pile of stuff that needs dealt with and, and, and...
Fellow artists, friends, etc....what do you do when you get in a rut, slump, funk, etc....? Please share.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Front Porch

I posted this on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Ed and I moved in the middle of Feb. this year to a great old home and this is our front porch. I am still moving things and re-hanging artwork and I will start doing a little painting soon. I do love it. The only drawback on having an enclosed porch in a neighborhood where people walk dogs and push baby strollers is that you miss neighboring so I walk the dog.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Zionsville, Indiana

Today's field trip was going to Traderspoint Creamery in Zionsville, Indiana. "G" took all of these photos which are great. The cows have either just been born, gave birth or are giving birth soon. Very sweet. Cows are beautiful creatures. It has been hot everywhere lately but today was so beautiful. Hot but the Midwest humidity and severe thunderstorm was absent today.
We had planned to have ice cream here but we were just too tight to shell out the $6.50 for a shake. So we went into town and had ice cream in the very quaint villiage of Zionsville.


Pregnant Mama.

We stopped by Nancy Noels gallery. Very fun day was had by all.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Concrete stone project. This is really fun and not so hard.

Presents to send home.

Packing Thursday

My Mom and I volunteered to help Katie and Robbie pack their apartment at Purdue on Thursday. Poor Katie was sick with something which we later find out was salmonella...Argh...yuck...needless to say she was in the er with her Mom when we arrived and so we dug in like we do and got the job done. Anyway...the story...Katie loves her cats and had picked one up (after she came home from the er) and sat him on top of this high TV cabinet. We are busy working and all the sudden he is on the top of the curtain. (You had to be there) it was so funny (they are huge cats) Katie to the rescue. Baby or Butters (they look alike) came back to earth they were into everything that day so funny. KT is alot like me she buys them hats and take picture of them they are CUTE!