I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Monday, June 29, 2020

Patriotic Crafting

Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

Today, since the Fourth of July is only a few days away, I will be sharing more Patriotic crafts that I have made....

But first, I want to Thank Linda, over at Life and Linda, for choosing my post, Small Yard Transformation and a Graduation, as one of her features from last week's Love Your Creativity Link Party!!
Thanks so much, Linda!!

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On a Personal Note, not much new.....

I made Stuffed Peppers from peppers I bought at the Amish Farmer's Market at the conveince store.... 
Before going into the oven......
I forgot to take a picture after taking them out of the oven but one was left over.......
And I also made zucchini bread from the zucchini bought from the Amish Farmer.....
This is one of 3 loaves that I made......

In a previous post, I shared what I thought was a frog in my back yard Cottage Garden.....
 One morning, when I opened up the back door after putting the coffee on, there he was on the Patio!!!
My son, Joey, was intrigued so he did a bit of research and it turns out that my friend is not a frog but rather a toad.....
In fact, he is a Garden Toad who helps the Garden by eating insects, slugs and all kinds of things!!!

Click HERE to read about Garden Toads if you are interested!!

So he is quite welcome in my garden......

In a previous post, I shared that I made these Angel ornaments.....
And these from cards......
For my Patriotic Tree......
In 2018 when a Tornado touched down not far from our home and destroyed most of the shopping district located right by our townhouse development, a furniture and decor store held a damage sale.....

When they finally were going to tear down the buildings, they let everything go for FREE!!!

Joe, of course, had to check it out and brought home 4 of these.......
 I have no idea what they are.......

There is a hole in the top.......Maybe a leg to something....

Initially, I envisioned Snow Men until I started thinking about making a Patriotic Angel and began to look through my stash......

I decided to use one to make my angel so I painted it red and blue......
I used tape to pull off some of the red paint, exposing the gold paint underneath....
I found I had 4 angel heads with gold halos......

So this is what I came up with........
I glued white angel wings that are actually ornaments to the "body' of the Angel.........
 I enhanced the wings by adding a piece of blue deco mesh ribbon and red ribbon roses....
 And made a bow out of trim, adding red ribbon roses to the ends........
I glued a piece of Patriotic ribbon to the "body" of the angel....
Since Joe donates to every Veteran's group that I think there is, he receives all kinds of Freebies in the mail......

A Veteran's group sent what was a Star that was removed from a flag before it was burned and a piece of paper explaining such....
This is the Star.......
And I glued the paper on with a spray adhesive......
And there you have it.....
My Patriotic Angel......

Made from whatever this might have been.......
I also made some Fire Crackers......
Made out of paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls.......

I covered them with flag fabric.....
Gluing them together.......
Finishing them off with trim......
And making the tops out of wired ribbon....
And this is where I decided to use them......
On the stairs......
In my next post, I will be posting my Patriotic Home Tour......

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  1. Your little "firecrackers" are so cute and the angel too!

  2. You outdid yourself here, Debbie, so cheerful.

  3. WOW - I love that you saw the gold "watchamacallit" and saw that beautiful angel! So creative. She is just precious.

  4. I've never seen a patriotic angel before, that was very clever of you to make one! Congratulations on all those features you earned!

  5. Great makes. I loved the idea of using the star from an old flag that was wonderful.

  6. Hi Deb. What a clever gal you are. That is the cutest angel, much cuter than probably what it was intended for in the first place. Love the star and it's message. Have a wonderful 4th even though it will probably be much quieter than usual..Stay well..xxoJudy P.S. Those peppers look delicious. One of my most favorite foods.

  7. You are so talented. Love your 4th of July decorations.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving such a nice comment!! Happy July 4th!!

  8. We used to create patriotic Tshirts with our kids on Memorial Day and then wear them as a family to whatever we did on July 4th!

    1. Michele.
      I can not comment on Wordpress with out an acct. which I do not have so I am doing so here. Enjoyed your post for today..God does always get it right...Absolutely!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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