Thursday, December 31, 2009

A PAIR OF PRIMITIVE PEAR PINKEEPS


A Pair of Primitive Pear Pinkeeps (say that 5 times fast!!)
The pears were made with a pattern by Sassafras Hill Primitives. They can also be used to display copies of old photos or postcards.

I give some of these pears a spice scent and prim them up with cinnamon and attach tags that read "spice pear". On a pear I gave to a friend, I attached an old sepia tone picture of a couple and wrote "What A Pair" on a prim tag.
I didn't stain these (which is unusual) because I really like the fabric on its own.

Friday, December 25, 2009

ANGELS UNAWARE


i BeLieVe

we are surrounded by angels and that we are unaware of it most of the time.

They touch our lives in the form of family, friends, neighbors, even strangers.

This Christmas my family received many unexpected blessings and all of our needs were provided for.

The very last gift I opened on Christmas morning was from a lady that I haven't known for very long and had never received a gift from before. It was a beautiful little angel looking up toward the sky with a sash that read in plain writing:

ANGELS WATCHING OVER YOU

It brought tears to my eyes because this is exactly what I was feeling. To me this was more than a gift, but a message to confirm just what it conveyed.

Above is a picture of a snowman nodder that I added angel wings to for a girlfriend's birthday recently. On the tag I wrote "Old friends are like angels, precious and rare".

My hope for the upcoming new year on this Christmas evening is that we can all slow down enough to realize our blessings. There is always something or someone to be thankful for.

Monday, December 21, 2009

BLOG FEATURE


Wow! I'm so excited, a fellow etsy artist stumbled across my shop through another fellow etsian (awesome soap-lotion-perfume-bath salt-etc maker, KIMBERQUINN: http://www.kimberquinn.etsy.com/ ) who had marked both of our shops in her favorites and asked if she could feature my shop on her blog. What an honor. Her name is Nancy and her shop is: http://www.customdesigns4ubynan.etsy.com/ .


Nancy isn't a primitive artist, she is a "sewing woman" and creates beautiful things fromfabric (aprons, sachets, etc) and is currentlly into toile print, which I love. Be sure to stop by her blog at:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

ELF POSSE


A very dear friend of mine asked if I could make some of these belsnickle-elf-gnome-santa type folk for gifts. I had so much fun creating them. They each take on a look of their own.


Friday, December 4, 2009

'TIS WINTER!!!!

The snow has hit "up north"!
Beautiful, fluffy snow. Clinging to the trees AND THE ROAD.
I slid through 5 stop signs this morning.
But it is magical.
Snowfolk will soon be popping up all around.
I need to make more snowfolk for Etsy:

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU SNOW MAKE SNOWMEN!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

IN THE MEADOW WE CAN BUILD A SNOWMAN



Just listed this snowman nodder make-do in my etsy shop. I'm really happy with the way he turned out! No snow on the ground yet, but it's cold enough!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NICK IS ON EBAY

Listed the St. Nick Make-Do on ebay tonight.
You can click on the picture to go there and check him out!

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS!

Had fun creating a new etsy banner the other night for my shop
to fit the upcoming season:

Monday, November 9, 2009

ST. NICK MAKE-DO


Getting ready to list this fella on ebay or Etsy as soon as I can get some decent pictures.
I'm pretty happy with the way he turned out!
UPDATE ON NICK:
Nick lives in New Jersey now!

DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY!


glitter-graphics.com

Saturday, November 7, 2009

SNOW GIRL INTERRUPTED

Here are the pieces of two snowgirls I hope to begin putting together soon for Etsy. When done, they will look like the picture of the completed snowgirl which is already listed on Etsy.

I like the idea of these replacing a seasonal picture on the wall or hanging from a wreath hanger on the front door as a greeter.

Friday, November 6, 2009

"Be kind,
for everyone you meet
is fighting a great battle."
~ Philo of Alexandria

Monday, November 2, 2009

OLD FARMHOUSE GATHERING


I'm so excited to have just joined the "Old Farmhouse Gathering" group of artists!

This group of talented people offers incredible primtive to shabby handmade items that are out of this world! When you are visiting Etsy, simply type in "ofg team" in the search bar to find their offerings. The group is also currently running their HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!

In the Etsy search bar, be sure to type in: ofghc

for wonderful wonderful handmade Christmas items!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

'TIS HALLOWEEN

wITches, gHOSts, bAtS
and bLAck CatS

CreaTE a SCary ScENe!

ANd when THEY comE
KNocKing On youR dOOr,

YOu'Ll KnoW: 'TIS HALLOWEEN!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ELF HELP


I was able to add a Santa Elf to my Etsy shop, and have a few more to go, but I will need some serious "ELF HELP" to get there. They are sitting on my shelf right now....I wish they would jump down and start helping out a little (okay...it's 7:00 a.m. and I'm only on my first cup of coffee).

The real thing that's been holding me back on listings is my camera. I've been researching for hours on taking better pictures. The last few I've taken really bummed me out as far as clarity, and I know that's important. Light has been a drawback also. Natural light is the best way to take your pictures, but we wake up and it's dark...come home from work and it's dark. As much as I like working "Moonlit"....I don't think moonlight is good for pictures....maybe I'll try it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!







Love this time of year!


Here are some pictures of items from a recent craft show and some home decorations.





Monday, August 24, 2009

FULL MOON




Is it just me, or has there been a full moon all summer? Maybe that's where I've been...a prisoner to the moon! Zombified.

Zombies sew. But it goes real slow! Currently working on harvest crafts...pumpkins and sunflowers and the sort. Hopefully I'll be starting on Halloween pretty soon...cats and goblins and bats are in the planning stages. Some have been sitting in pieces on my dining room table for almost a month.

Here is a harvest couple. A pair of sheep with a pear. I'll be listing them on ebay tonight.

An update on Rosie, the diva bunny: Rosie has found a new home in Puerto Rico. I hope she behaves herself because her new owner seems like a really nice person.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

RAGGEDY ANNIE



This doll went together fast. All that's left is the face. Getting ready for a Christmas in July craft show and ran out of stuffing. You can never have enough stuffing!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

THE BUN IS DONE


It Liiiiiives!

Here are a couple of pictures of "Rosie" the bunny I've been working on. She developed her own expression and she looks kind of mad! I had a sweet little spring bunny in mind..... but maybe Rosie is a bunny with an attitude. A bunny diva.




She has her own little dolly in her lap that sports cute little pink ponytails. They are both heavily stained and as soon as they dry I'll be taking more pics for Etsy.

I've already bought more fabric for another bunny. Hopefully it won't take me as long as Rosie did. I wish I didn't require sleep to live. There are so many projects I want to get sewing on.

DON'T MESS WITH THE DIVA.




Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FRANKEN*BUNNY!

Still working on the bunny! Had some setbacks with family illness, etc. But the disassembled bunny appendages are sitting on my sewing table and the clothing is almost complete. Soon....ah yes....very soon....I'll be able to assemble the bunny parts and cry out "IIIIT LIIIIIIVES!!!!!" Moi-ha-HAAa....
I'm a big fan of old movies - especially old horror flicks.
The snow is almost completely gone now. Flowers are popping up through the ground. There is a family of crows...ravens?...in our back yard. Now I want to make a crow pattern along with the bumble-bee pattern and frog pattern I have waiting in the wings. Not enough Moonlit hours in the night!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

STILL THINKING SPRING


I actually started sewing the floppy ear bunny today. I sure would like to finish it by the end of the week.


Also been trying to get my craft area in order...lots of stuff crammed into a small space. I feel like I can work better when I know where everything is. We still have a ton of snow here, but spring is just around the corner.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

THINKING SPRING


Crafting has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. About 15 years ago is when I seriously started the "sewing" part by creating floppy ear bunnies. I've been wanting to make a few more of those bunnies I started out with for quite some time now and finally bought some fabric to make a bunny and a frog. Obviously the green and striped fabric in the picture is for the country frog and the pink and floral is for the bunny. Now all I have to do is find the time! The moon is 99% lit at this writing...good light to work by.

Friday, February 13, 2009

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY


It's here! Red and pink hearts...paper lace doilies...Valentine exchanges...boxes of mystery chocolates. Mystery chocolates are those kinds that you have to poke with your finger to see what's inside before you eat one. If there's one thing I've learned over the years when pondering a box of mystery chocolates, and hear me now - ask me later, because this is the most important mystery chocolate rule of thumb you will ever need to know: the square chocolates are 99.9% of the time always caramel inside. I don't even bother with the dark chocolates...that's not how I roll. If they're round and smooth on top, you might have a chocolate covered cherry on your hands. I will consume almost any kind of milk chocolate. It's who I am. It's what I do.

Sewing is also what I do and love and here is a picture of some fabric Valentines that I recently made from vintage material that was handed down to me by a quilting group. It was found in a fabric stash of a dear lady who had passed away, but in her lifetime made several quilts and soft animals for sick children. The quilting group couldn't use the fabric because some of it was cut into many odd sizes for various quilts. The fabric has a good essence to it and I will never get rid of it, even if I can't use it.

Anyway...Happy Valentine's Day! Share the love!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

CUPID'S ARROW


I read somewhere recently that Cupid only has one arrow per each lover's heart. Hmmm...makes you think, doesn't it? Talk about job stress.

This little cupid angel has his arrow ready to go. My two favorite things about him are his handstitched paper crown and his tag wings that are stained and attached with an old pin. He looks like he's been around for quite some time...I hope his aim is still good!

Cupid and his arrow are listed in my Etsy shop. Click on Cupid to go there!

Monday, February 9, 2009

"FOREVER YOURS"


Just in time for Valentine's Day!
The grungy heart at the right is also listed in my Etsy shop which you can visit by clicking on the Etsy link at the top of the left hand column of my blog.

The primitive heart has a pocket for a Valentine. This one reads "forever yours" and looks like it has been tucked away for years (decades!).

What is it about a Valentine that makes them so exciting to receive?
Love is powerful ~ share the love!

WYNTER REFUGEES

There's a full moon tonight - or should I say "this morning" - as it is past midnight.
I'm sitting here staring at the snowmen that did not sell at last November's craft show and have taken refuge on the shelves behind my sewing table. We're getting a good February thaw right now and you can just taste spring. It kind of makes me sad, though, the time to say goodbye to the snowmen is almost here. Here's to that "old tophat" magic.