Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Craft Booth and a few Snowmen..

Hi All,

Just wanted to share a few things today.

These snowmen are oh so cute!! They are patterns by You are special. Sandy is so talented. I love making her designs.

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This one is called snowball fight!

And the next one is called Winter Friends. He is a big guy. Great to sit on just about anything you want.

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Here’s a few pics of my booth after I added my tree and new creations. All ready for the Heritage Days Festival.

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It’s gonna be a gorgeous weekend here, I hope you all enjoy your weekend too!

Prim Blessings,


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting ready for Heritage Days in my booth

Good Evening Everyone,

I have some new things to show off tonight.  It’s been so busy here trying to get things done for the fall Heritage days festival this weekend, here in New Market VA. I do not set up in town for the event but the booth I have at the Flea Market is getting a make over for the event.

I’m going tomorrow to change the look of my booth and try to incorporate both fall and winter. Once I get it the way I want, I’ll take a picture or two of it to share.

The leaves are really starting to change in the valley now. That brings quite a few travelers down to the Shenandoah’s to drive thru Skyline Drive to look at the foliage changing. They also stop at flea markets!! So I am taking full advantage of the opportunity to sell my crafts.

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Here’s what I call a prim style bucket bench. It’s black over white. Then stained to age.

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 I made three different size benches. They always sell well in my booth. I love making them they are pretty simple. 

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Here’s a picture of the Santa I showed in an earlier post. I think he turned out pretty nice.

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I carved out the outlines in his face and hood and used an aging medium to darken the carvings.

I made a couple of these prim witch owls and just love how they turned out.  It is a pattern by The Back Shed.

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Here are the snowmen finished. I showed you the bodies lying around waiting to be finished in an earlier post. Oh so cute! They are a pattern by My Primitive Saltbox.

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This little cutie is a pattern from Lillie Mae Crafts. All of Brenda’s patterns are free. Thank you Brenda, I loved making this cute prim bear.

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Here’s a picture of the Christmas Tree I’m going to use in my booth.  It’s tall, skinny and very sparse. I purchased this tree about 8 yrs ago at a place in Pennsylvania. I love how it looks when it’s decorated, but I can’t do lights on it in my booth because of no electrical outlets. I thought if I show my ornies hanging on a tree they may sell better.

Well that’s it for now, got a busy day tomorrow getting things changed over.

Hope you all have a great evening.

Prim Blessings,


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blog Awards


Hi All,

My blog has been chosen by a few of my blog followers for this blog award. I am flattered  that you all like my blog and have nominated it for awards.

I truly enjoy sharing my creativity with you and reading all your blogs and websites too.

I have chosen not to pass this forward, not because I can’t, but because there are so many wonderful blogs I follow I could not choose one over another.

I will share some personal things about me so you may learn a little about me 8)

  1. I am the oldest of 3. My sister Julie is a year younger and my brother Tom is 4 yrs younger.
  2. I am the first born grandchild on my mothers side.
  3. I was adopted by my (step) father at the age of 13. And no I do not know my biological father.
  4. I am now an orphan, both of my parents passed on. Dad 03/1986 and Mom 05/2006.
  5. I love to be creative, sewing, painting, woodworking, makeovers…………got that from my Mom.
  6. I passed the drivers test for a CDL and Motorcycle. I drove a school bus for 3 yrs and I own a Harley Davidson. I would love to learn to fly a small plane some day!
  7. I have 5 tastefully done tattoo’s.
  8. Yes I dye my graying hair.
  9. I love all kinds of music and love to dance, mainly in my home when no one is watching, cause I’m shy.
  10. And I  wish to live near a beach someday. I love the sound of the ocean, the sand and the salt air.

All the above make up who I am. But I am also much more.

Thank you all for nominating me and for visiting my little spot on the web. I have been busy making new items and hope to post some pics soon.

Have a great week!

Prim Blessings always,


Monday, October 11, 2010

A Few New Crafts Done…

Hi Everyone, Hope your week is starting off well. It’s been just gorgeous her in the valley for the past several days. I took advantage of the fall/summery days and worked out in the garage on some wood crafts.

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First I made this prim style open front jelly cupboard.  I base coated it black with a neutral sand coat wisped on top. I just love how it turned out!! What do you think? I put it in my selling booth today, so I hope someone will love it as much as I do.

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I ordered two new books from Piney Creek Primitives. They were only $4.00 each plus shipping. They have lots of neat things to make from wood as well as fabric!! Click on the name for the link.

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Here they are completed!! I used my dremmel tool to carve out the facial features of both the cats and jax. It’s hard to see them in the pics.

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The books also have lots of snowmen and I hope to get to tomorrow.

001 Here’s one of the cloth patterns in the books.  A sweet prim Angel shelf sitter/door hanging. She whipped up in no time. I also made a cat face ornie but already sold it and forgot to take a pic of it. I’ll be making more of them and will post a pic for you to see later.

The weatherman said we will have one to two more days of this nice sunny weather, then cooling down again. So I’ll take full advantage of it will it lasts.

Have a great week and thank you for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to.

Prim Blessings,



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So Busy, sorry it’s been awhile…


Good grief, it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything.  I see I have quite a few new followers. It’s grown to 127! WooHoo!!!

Welcome everyone.

Boy, Fall has really come to stay. The days are cooler and the nights have been pretty brisk here in the valley. Some of the trees have already started  loosing there leaves.


They say our leaf coloring won’t be very nice this year, due to the lack of rain this past summer. Mother Nature did give us about 4” of rain last week, but it’s a little late for the trees. It’s still nice to ride through the back roads and see some of them changing.  I’ll have to remember to take my camera sometime when we go exploring. I think y’all would like to see some pics of our countryside.

I have a few pics to share of the crafts I’ve been working on.  I am finishing up the fall items and trying to change over to winter and Christmas, but the fall items are selling so well I’m a little hesitant to stop making fall stuff.



Pumpkins galore!!! They sell out as fast as I make them! I haven't even kept any for my own decorating. lol.. Speaking of decorating, the only decoration I have up is the pumpkin guy hanging on my front door. (The pic is at the top of this post)

011 This pumpkin and crow nodder has also sold well for me. It’s a great design from Moonchild Primitives.



I was playing around with a witch hat trying to come up with a nodder and this is what I came up with.  I used the field mouse pattern from Kentucky Primitives and added a lil’ jack pumpkin and some other embellishments. They are selling like hotcakes!! Woohoo…..



I snagged a free pattern from Paxton Valley Folk Art for a prim style Acorn BF. I will be putting these in my selling booths this week. I think they will sell well too.

The white thing in the pic is the starting of a prim snowman. It’s an easy to do pattern from My Primitive Saltbox. And she was having a sale on all her patterns…..$2.00 each!! What a great deal.

Well, I have lots to do and need to get to it.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to.

PS. I love stopping by all your blogs and seeing what you’ve been doing too.

Prim Blessings,