Thursday, March 31, 2011

Easter Swap

I am joining in on my first swap.  What a fun idea and a chance to get to know other great ladies.  I am a bit nervous (silly, I know, LOL)  but also very excited.. I have seen some other swap goodies others have received and I sure hope whoever I am swapping with will enjoy what I send to them.... 

Hop on over to Samantha's Blog to join in on the fun!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Prairie Dolls

Well, I was busy crafting this weekend trying to get some things completed that I had already started.

Here is my first attempt at some prairie dolls. I am so excited how they turned out.  They are about 17 inches long.  What do you think? 
Blue dress: $22 + shipping

Burgundy Black Check: $22 + shipping

Let me know if you are interested.
My version of a You are Special pattern.

I am hoping to post some of my other items I have made for sale here soon..

Here is the snowman I finished up for my Aunt.  Hope she likes it.
My version of an Olde Homestead Barn pattern

And the most exciting news, I won! I won!  
I am the winner of the From My Heart Primitives giveaway.  I won Heathcliff!  He is so adorable I can't wait to have him in the family. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sunflowers are done!

I am finished with the sunflowers that I was making for a couple of friends that are giving them as gifts.  I sure do appreciate the support of my friends and those that have asked me to make things for them! 

I forgot to take a photo of the sunflowers in a step by step process, darn it...but here they are painted.
and here they are all finished.

Thanks again Sarah and Jolene!

I also wanted to share some Primitive Journals I have finished and are for sale. 
These are my version of a tutorial from Kris at Simply Prim
Available Sold
This one Sold TU

Journals $8 ea + shipping
7 3/8 x 9 3/4
(Box and ginger goodies for decoration only)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Giveaways

~Jenny at Sew Fabulous Quilt Shop is giving away a Central Park Fat Quarter Bundle by Kate Spain.  Jump on over and sign up.  The Giveaway ends on March 31, 2011. The winner will be chosen on April 1, 2011.

~Vintage Sheets is having a Giveaway to celebrate its birthday. 
In honor of that Jen from Little Scraps of Happiness is offering 21 Vintage Sheet FQ's...  Yep, 21... 
This giveaway is open until March 29th 12amPST. Winner will be announced on March 30th

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Primitive Place Giveaway
Please visit Tammy's blog to be entered into her drawing

Some fun finds

The weekend just goes way to fast.  Friday night I stopped by The Vintage Rabbit Mall and got these cute little suitcases.  I might use the black one to hold my price tags, money and that sort of thing at my craft shows, I haven't decided yet.  The bottom one is burgundy and sort of a mustard yellow.  It was in the Silver Suitcase Antiques area of the shop which is my favorite. I would like a bigger one and a little smaller one so can stack them on top of each other in my house.  They would also look cute in my display at my shows so we will see.

It was sort of nice this weekend so my hubby and I took a drive.  We stopped by a couple flea market places and I had to get a couple things...  Here is a wooden butter churn, not sure if one that someone made or a vintage find but I so loved the look of it anyways.

And here is a wooden crate that I got for a great buy, I just couldn't pass it up.

I got this wooden drying rack a little while ago but just got it hung up. As you can I am just now finding stuff I want to hang on it.  I made the crow with sunflowers (a Tennessee Ridge Primitives Pattern) and found the old strainer at a sale. 

 And then a Prairie Bonnet.  I sooo love this bonnet.  I got this off of ebay.
I had wanted to try making some of these Prim Bonnets myself but I have never sewn any type of clothing or bonnets, just the crafts I make.  When I emailed a few that had patterns to buy, they said probably not for beginners.. I was a little bummed.  So,,, thank goodness I found one I could buy cuz I had to have one.

I also wanted to thank Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies for posting that I was a new blogger in town, on her blog.  This sort of welcome and all the nice comments I have read on many blogs is what made me decide to start a blog of my own.  Thanks to everyone who has stopped by, taken the time to comment and follow me.  I hope I can show you all the same kindness you have shown me.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Here are a few things I have made for others upon request. 

Started my hanging flowers so I hope to have them done tonight. 

My Aunt has requested me to make her some snowman stuff like I sold at my shows last fall..  I am sitting here wishing spring would get here and now I have to make snowman goodies.. hehe... Maybe I will have to make some extra, nothing like a jump start for fall, a big jump...    

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day

I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Wednesday.  The sun is shining and there are blue skies but it is a little windy... 

I am working on a few things right now that I have been asked to make.  Here is a pillow I just finished.  My friend, Robyn is having her daughter give it to her grandma as a gift.  Sure hope she likes it.  I think it turned out so cute.  I soooo love this fabric, sort of a darker red color with cabbage roses.  I might have to make something for myself out of this fabric.

I have a couple sets of hanging sunflowers I still need to crank out for some friends.  I might have to make a couple extra for the spring shows we have coming up.  I will post photos of those as soon as I get them finished.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Yahoo!  3 followers already... I like it...

Now, if I could just figure out all my settings...I think you can post comments now, I hope.. haha.

But... why when I go to do an internet search, it doesn't bring up my blog?  I type in the words seperate to trigger it and nothing...Is it too new?  Is there a setting I missed???  Help... haha  It will only come up if I type the complete blog spot address itself. 

I will get this blogging thing down, I promise...  Happy blogging.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Craft Show This Weekend

This weekend my daughter, Breanna and I had our crafts at a local high school craft show.  It was a little slow this weekend but it is always fun since Bre and I are doing it together.  My friend Jolene makes some really nice jewelry and we usually get lucky enough to have a booth by each other so that always adds to the fun.  

Here are a couple photos of my display.  I intended to take some photos of my daughter's display too but I ended up getting sidetracked and then forgot, oops.  She makes Magnetic Memory Boards and are super cute.  I will have to get some photos next time and post them.

Well, it's been a long weekend so that's it for now.

Friday, March 11, 2011

1st Post

Well, here it is my first post.  This blogging thing is new to me so please be patient with me while I try and figure things out.  I have recently been following some inspiring and fun blogs.  All the friendly comments, the sharing of great stories, recipes, such talented crafters, just everything inspired me to try to do one of my own.

I love all things prim and vintage.  I love going to a yard sale or a thrift store and finding treasures to try and redo or make something out of.  I have been making primitive goodies for about a year now.  My daughter and I have been selling our handmade goodies at our local craft shows and I make some personalized stuff on request. Hopefully you won't mind me sharing some of it on here.

I hope my blog will be something you will like to follow and visit often.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!