Farmhouse Snowmen!

I guess I was “Farmhouse” even when Farmhouse wasn’t cool. I’ve had what is now considered Farmhouse decor for many years though I more of an eclectic Farmhouse style because I also love rustic, Shabby Chic and Parisian types of decor. It somehow all works together because it’s cozy. Seeing the name of my business, The Cozy Loft, tells you it’s not just a persona or a gimmick for me…it’s who I am.

I wanted to create some snowmen in the Farmhouse style and as one thing led to another, I searched near and far for Buffalo Plaid fabric for the scarf. Seemingly, it’s in high demand as that was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Sure, I could have ordered it but I’m the kind of person who needs to create when I’m excited and envisioning something. There was no time to waste! Finally, I did find it and I have a photo here of how it turned out:


Oh I love it! I did go ahead and make a couple of others to join him so that I could have a few listed in my shop:


You can see them by clicking on the link here. I have another form that I’ve made more of the country/rustic style. He still needs a photography shoot so I’ll share him later on. They delight me! Sometimes it’s difficult to sell things when you want to hoard them all for yourself.  😀




Graduation Gifts

It’s graduation time…and it gets more and more difficult to come up with a unique graduation gift. I’ve worked on some new Christmas ornaments for my shop that I just had to come and blog about…I L-O-V-E painting these!!

I wanted a graduation ornament that a buyer could personalize the school colors, gender, hair color and skin color to fit the graduate to make it an extra special gift…so this is what I came up with:


These are listed in my shop here

So much fun!!!

Vols + Snowman = Cuteness

GBO! VFL! Those are two things I use alot of around this time of year on my Facebook and Twitter pages. What can I say, I’m a Tennessee Volunteers fan  for life (AKA VFL) and those this year shows me that we’re finally getting some forward progress. My Vols are currently ranked number 1 in the nation for the recruiting class of 2014. Coach Butch Jones is doing some wonderful things out there and I’m super excited! Go Big Orange (AKA GBO)!

While I’ve always had Vols things in my shop, I’ve been creating more this year because of my excitement. Here’s one of the things that’s found it’s way out of my mind and onto some wood in the form of a snowman!


I have this fella in my shop here.

Sure do hope whoever you follow in football is having a great year. And, if you follow no teams, you sure are missing out! There’s nothing like tailgate parties, sitting at a football game, experiencing a really great game, and of course all the back and forth with your friends who like opposing teams!! It’s just good ole fashioned fun!



Beautician Love

Beautician Love

A sweet customer asked me to create a Christmas ornament for her hairdresser. She wanted it pink with sparkles. I have these listed in my shop here if you want to see another color of this style.

How could I resist completely crushing over this?? I absolutely adored creating it and I don’t think I stopped smiling during the entire process. Love, love, love doing things like this. If there was a need for ornaments 365 days of the year, I’d have a complete ornament shop. They always have been one of my favorite things in the world to paint. 🙂


Personalized Christmas Stocking Stuffers!

When I found this wooden frame Christmas tree ornament, I knew I had to make it into a Vols design! For the inside, I did a painting of a “T” and then the outside, I painted a bright orange with white details, trimmed in blacks and shades of gray. Plus it can be personalized. And, then, I finished it off with an orange iridescent bow. What a great stocking stuffer for a Vols fan, I thought!

Here’s how it turned out:


I have these listed here in my shop. Also, I can create these in any type of team and colors needed. I so love custom requests! 🙂



Penguin Love!

I suppose it doesn’t matter what I’m doing, as long as I’m creating. Painting in particular has always been a passion of mine, so anytime I can create something – anything – I’m on top of the world!

This little penguin couple has it all….humor, love, fantasy, and happiness…all on a Christmas ornament! I wanted to create a Christmas ornament for a couple. Maybe to commemorate a first Christmas, a special anniversary, or for a new couple in general. I thought of penguins and how cute those little guys are so I used them as the feature in this painting.

Here’s the finished piece:


The really wonderful thing is I’ve already sold one, so it would seem someone else thought these little fellas were pretty special also. And, that absolutely makes it all worth it. 🙂 She asked for personalization on the back of “Our First Married Christmas” and the date of their wedding. How special it is to me to be a part of a keepsake for such a wonderful time in someone’s life. Did I mention that I LOVE what I do?? Cause I do and it makes me feel as though I’m doing something right in life!

I have them listed here in my etsy shop if you’d like to check them out. They make me smile every time I look at them!



Wedding Christmas Ornament Engaged Gift

Getting engaged is such a beautiful and special time in our lives that we always want to remember! No matter how it happened, it will never be forgotten and will always be a treasured memory.


I created this ornament as a design for a customer but loved it so much, I decided to offer these to other newly engaged couples! It features a large diamond ring with the words “We’re Engaged” above it and the date of their engagement below it. On the back is the engaged couples names! This one, I painted in black and white with silver accents, but these can be painted in any color combination you might like!

I have these listed in my etsy shop. Here’s the link to go check it out:

What a great gift for the new couple to give themselves…or as a gift for them!! It’s sure to be an heirloom!! 🙂