Red Dirt Farm

Ramblings and Photos from a Country Life

I’ve been keeping my heart busy with projects.  They are all rocking some fringe. So in the words of the Junk Gypsies  – “If loving fringe is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” Yes, I’ve been a crafty sewing freak. This spring I scored a bit of vintage fabric at thrift shops and yard sales. …

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Over a year ago, some friends and I went on a shopping venture, where they helped me nab a big stash of old neckties.  I planned to repurpose them into something. I’ve pulled them out from time to time and thought about making stuff with them, but as of yet nothing has come to me. …

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The common American crow is the Corvus brachyrhynchos the  call sounds like, caw caw caw. I think they sound like they are laughing – when not giving that spooky scary haunted house on the horizon sound. I happen to be one of those people who enjoys the antics of crows and ravens. They are loud …

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Earlier this summer I received a wonderful gift.  Something I’ve always wanted.  It was hand-made by my dad so it couldn’t have been any better. Not really a barn – it is actually a Purple Martin house. Betsy Beagle supervises the installation. Dad and Mr. Cottage working on a plan. A job well done. A …

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On Pinterest I found this charming, amazing art from a 10-year-old girl named Sophie.  Sharpie markers and cheap white kraft paper.  Yes, this is a keeper. Here is the original blog post. I have to admit along with admiring her sweet young talent, I have a case of envy too.  After reading about her getting …

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I’m teaching myself how to sew.  I have a stash of old fabric and clothing that I am repurposing into other useable objects.   I should tell you I don’t follow directions and I don’t use patterns and no, I’ve never had a lesson.     Any of y’all out there old enough to laugh with me on this. …

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