Thursday, June 30, 2011

Little Getaway and some treasures along the way

Hello friends!!  Hope your day has been a wonderful one so far...  I thought it was time I posted some photos of a little getaway that me and the Mr. took a couple weeks ago.. I know, I know.. I am slacking.. forgive me?  We decided we wanted to just take a quick short trip somewhere anywhere and I hadn't been to Sandpoint, Idaho before so that is where we decided to go.  On our way there we found a couple thrift stores to stop at.  These are the treasures I found at these shops.
Wooden Tray, oh just thinking of all of the possibilities of this tickles me.

Wood cutting board

Burgundy Pip Berry Garland, string of pearl beads, vintage lace

So I think my day started out pretty good finding these goodies.

On to Sandpoint we go.  Sandpoint is a small town.  The main downtown strip is only a few blocks long but there is so much shopping, eating and some breweries that there is still enough to keep you busy.

Here is a photo of where we stayed.  The Inn at Sand Creek.  It is right on the main drag as you are coming into Sandpoint so if you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you.  We did put the bolsters they provide in the windows and that helped tremendously.

It is really a nice place.  The bottom is a Bistro and the top are the guest rooms.  The rooms are really a nice size with a seperate bedroom from the sitting room.

We decided we wanted to be close to the strip in downtown since parking is not great and that way we could just walk to everything and boy did we do alot of walking.  Friday was such a sunny beautiful day so glad we got to enjoy the sun cuz it rained off and on and was really windy the rest of the weekend but that didn't stop us from venturing out.

We did find a couple great antique vintage shops here.  We purchased a yellow floral metal canister set and a flower shaped ceramic plate for our daughter to go in her new kitchen but those were swiped up before I could take a photo of them.. teehee...

Here is what I got:
I have been wanting a hanging basket for my peg board.  So many ideas but haven't decided what I will put in it yet so it sits all empty...  Any ideas??

And this:
It is a little raggedy and only has one tie but I so love it.

Some photos of Sandpoint:

Here is an old theater that has little shops in it now.

This place is a restaurant bar type place that has a riding bull in it and boy does it come alive at night and the whole outside is lit up.. I took a photo at night but it didn't turn out.. bummer.

We went to the City Beach on Saturday and it was pretty cold and windy so we just walked along the beach and that was it... a little too chilly to get into the water, even with my tosies..

Here is a photo of me and the Mr. at the city beach.

Thanks for coming along on our visit to Sandpoint.  Hope you have a blessed day my friends and a Happy 4th of July!  Hugs, Tina

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer, is that you? Getting better, couple Annies

Good morning. Hope you are all doing well today.  I think my cold has finally decided to move on.  I have had a little of a sinus headache lingering but other than that, I feel loads better!!

The weather this week and all through the 4th of July weekend is supposed to be in the 80s here... Geesh!! Finally....  Seemed like summer was never going to make it.  This last weekend wasn't too shabby either, a little breezy but no rain so you gotta love that...  We are in the process of cleaning out our metal storage shed as the roof has been collapsed for a while now, so we can get a wood barn style shed built.  We were going to do ourselves but with the cost of wood, we found that it was actually cheaper to have Ziggy's do it for us....  We just need to get it all cleaned up for them and ready to go.  I am sure they will have it up for us faster than we would have it done anyways so that sounds GREAT to me. 

Besides watching quite a few movies this weekend, I did get a couple more Annie dolls finished.  For details you can check them out in the suitcase on the left named "Annie / Prairie dolls".  If interested, please let me know.

Primitive Annie Doll
 Rooster Theme

Primitive Annie Doll
Americana 4th of July Theme

I can't believe I am saying this but I did start on some fall goodies already. Need to get ready for the shows coming up since they will be here before we know it... Well, that is all for now!  Have a wonderful week my friends!  Hugs, Tina

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Monday & New Goodies Completed!

Good Monday morning friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We didn't really do much.  We did go see the new X-men movie but that seemed to be about it.  I was finally able to complete some things I had started but just could never get around to gettin them finished..  I am glad I did cuz now I have such a sore throat and am afraid I am getting sick...  Sure,,,, now that we are supposed to actually have summer like weather this week.. That figures.. Maybe it will be so nice it will just drive the sickness out of me... teehee.... let's hope.  Okay, on to my new goodies I made.  Here they are.. Enjoy!

Primitive Prairie Doll Bag Holder
She has been made out of stained muslin.  She has a blue calico dress.  Her bonnet and apron are made out of stained muslin.  Her apron has some chickens on it.  She is holding a chicken in one hand.
Approximately 25 1/2 long
My version of a pattern by The Olde Country Cupboard
$25 + shipping

Primitive Prairie Doll Bag Holder
She has been made out of stained muslin.  She has a brown calico dress.  Her bonnet and apron are made out of stained muslin.  Her apron has a Tea Coffee label on it.  A bag with cinnamon sticks is hanging over her shoulder.
Approximately 25 1/2 long
My version of a pattern by The Olde Country Cupboard
$25 + shipping

Prairie Doll Tucks
Set of three in Americana color print fabrics.  They have been put through a staining process.
They are each a tiny bit different in size and shape.
Tallest is about 9" and all are about 2 3/4" wide.
$12 + shipping
Bowl is for decoration only.

All of these can be found in the left side menu bar under:

Primitive Rooster
Made out of muslin and put through a prim painting and staining process.
Approximately 11 1/2" long
The cheese box is for display purposes only.
My version of TRP Pattern
2 available
$15 + shipping

Here is a photo of just the Rooster

These can be found in the left side menu bar under:

and last but not least:

Burlap Star Coaster Set
4 1/4" square size
I painted the star in black on each. 
These are sort of heavy, made out of ceramic and they are backed with cork.
Set of 4
$15 + shipping
These can be found in the left side menu bar under:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Here are a couple Annie's I am offering...  Not sure if you want to call them Annie shelf sitters,busts, stump dolls or what but here they are...  I love how they turned out.  This first one I had originally finished it just as an Annie but then I changed it up a bit to go more towards an Americana Annie!  I thought with her red hair, the quilt pocket being white and blue.. see where I am going...  teehee....  Hope you like how she is now. 

Americana Annie

Primitive Annie

For details you can check them out in the suitcase on the left named "Annie / Prairie dolls". 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Raggedy Doll I won

Well, here is the adorably prim raggedy doll I won from Angie over at Lil Raggedy Angie's Blog .  I couldn't believe I had won her let alone on my birthday so that was an even greater surprise!!  Yeah Me!!  Isnt she so wonderful.  I just love everything about her..  Angie did such a great job on her... I love her braids, cute nose and lips (don't they look a bit pouty, teehee) and oh the dress and apron.....okay okay,,, I just love everything about her...

I was so excited to get her but look at all the extra goodies that Angie included?  Oh my, oh my!!!  The cutest pineapple ornament, some smelly good hand & body cream , a tealight candle holder and a note pad.  Boy, I feel so lucky to have won!!

Thanks again Angie for having such a fun giveaway!! I feel so blessed to have met you here in blogland and so enjoy your posts and friendship!! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pin Keeps, a Pillow and changes to blog

Wednesday already?  Yikes!  Seems like I have been so busy lately...  Doing what exactly???  Not quite sure but I am not making as much progress and I had hoped. I did manage to get a couple more things completed that I wanted to share with you. 

Pin Keep
Blue floral print fabric pin keep in a zinc lid with a button in the middle.  Buttons are pinned on the top.  A rusty pin holds a tag that says "Pin Keep"
$8 + shipping

Pin Keep
Green floral print fabric pin keep in a zinc lid with a button in the middle.  Buttons are pinned on the top.  A rusty pin holds a tag that says "Pin Keep"
$8 + shipping

Shabby Country Pillow
I handpainted the word Dream in brown on muslin
A blue brown fabric is on the sides and covers the back

Hopefully I can kick it into gear and have more to share with you soon! 

**Please be patient with me while I try and change some things on my blog...  There are a few things I am having trouble with so hopefully I can get them figured out.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Peppermint sticks.... Want the Free Pattern?

Janice at Prims By The Water is doing something really fun.  She made these darling prim Peppermint Sticks and will give the "FREE PATTERN" as well as her secret to aging the paper (shhhh), to anyone that sends her a new follower.  New Followers can also join in on the fun.

Go to her blog, follow it and say I sent you....

How easy is that!!

You can also enter her drawing to receive 5 peppermint sticks in their choice of black/ white or color wrappers.  Drawing will be held June 17th.

Thank you, Happy Friday, Fall Craft Shows already???

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes..    Seems like as you get older it is just another day.  I tend to not even really pay attention to how old I am anymore.. hehe...  or maybe I just choose to forget.. nah,,,  that couldn't be it...hehe  My hubbies birthday is a week after mine so we usually have a BBQ and invite all our friends over and have a big to do... Not this year... We didn't do anything to celebrate it like we usually do, just went out to dinner, the two of us and my daughter took me out to lunch...  and even though it was more of a quiet birthday it was so enjoyable!  So thanks again friends!!

It has been quite a week..  So, I told you all about my gramma breaking a rib.  Then my grampa was getting out of his truck and stepped out wrong, twisting his ankle and almost fell down but luckily he mananged to keep on his feet, after stumbling halfway across the parking lot he said...  Yikes.... So,,, anyways, I ended up taking him in to minor emergency and he has a fractured toe and has to wear a big boot until we go to the foot/ankle doctor on Monday....  What a pair my gramma and grampa are... hehe...  Sure glad it is something that will heal and not some health issues that will stay with them permanently... 

On another note, I got my first application to sign up for a craft show in "OCTOBER".. oh my gosh...  and so it has begun again...  I guess I better get my behind in gear... I still have some things to finish that I have started and so many things I have been wanting to make...  I just need to find some time..

I guess the weather will be nice this weekend, Finally!!!  So... not sure I want to be inside crafting..  We will see how it goes I guess.. hehe...

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep, It's my birthday, it's my birthday!  What a wonderful way to start out my day by finding out I had won Lil Raggedy Angie's giveaway.  I just can't tell you how excited I was when I read that email from Angie....  Look at the Raggedy Doll I won..  Isn't she so perfectly prim..  Thanks so much Angie for having such a fun giveaway and to Princess for picking "ME" as the winner!!

Have a fabulous day friends!!