Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Good Monday All,
First I want to send a big Thank You to Linda over at Parker’s Paradise. Sweet Linda emailed me a few weeks back, asking if I’d do a swap with her for some chocolate burlap. She seen my candy corn with mice and wanted one. Of course I love fabric and burlap is always a needed item this time of year, so off the corn and mice went.
Well, Linda did not only send a whole bolt of chocolate burlap but a whole box of goodies!
Just look at all these goodies! I love it all! I love Americana and the Sweet Land Of Liberty pillow is a wonderful addition to my collection and Linda’s little shoe pinkeep~ LOVE IT!
Linda sent some little bird nests~ a whole bag of threads~ a beautiful cubby with drawer and pantry cake~ and the fall theme wall box~ Love, love love!
Can’t wait to use some of this burlap! I see scarecrow hats and bears in my future.
Thank you Linda! I love swapping with you.
First I have to apologize. I asked my sister to remind me to take some pics of the yard crawl and of course we both forgot!
The Rt. 11 Yard Crawl was such a success! Usually, this is a one day event, but this year there were so many people setting up on Friday I decided to do the same. Both days I had a steady stream of people come to buy my creations. I met so many wonderful people, Thank you to all! I am blessed to have such wonderful customers. I’d like to send a special Thank you out to Carolyn and Faye~ two faithful friends that have come to see me each year at the crawl. I’m looking forward to next year.
I said I didn’t get any pics of the actual crawl, but on Saturday afternoon about 4:30 the skies started getting ominous looking and a few customers had told me there was a bad storm in the area that in fact the storm had just come through Woodstock VA and took some roofs off of some of the building there. So my sister and I decided we better start getting thing packed up. Thank God we did. The storm came through just as we had put the last box in the house and boy was it bad.
Straight line winds, torrential down pours of rain for about 15 minutes! We watched out the window as this storm came through and a lot of the other vendors had not gotten there items packed or there tents down in time.
Of course then I remembered the camera!
I could not believe people were actually standing out in these straight line winds trying to hold their tents down! Thank God no one was seriously injured. There was quite a bit of damage to the tents and glassware. People pitched together to try and salvage what they could and cleaned up the aftermath. All I can say is it’s a good thing to heed the warnings when you see the skies blacken and others telling you there is a bad storm in the area.
Sunday morning we walked out to see if there were any goodies left in any of the pile of garbage left behind and I found this picture with the frame and glass in tacked. I love the picture and wish it had not gotten soaked by the rains. I’m gonna try to salvage it, but if not the frame can be used elsewhere.
Look at these darling little dresses! I just had to purchase them at the sale. The top one is my favorite! There all vintage~ the three in the middle are christening gowns.
I got all this fabric for $7! They range in length from 2 yds to 7 yds. What a deal!
Well, that was my weekend~ it was a lot of work but a big success!
Hope you all had a great weekend too.
Thanks for stopping by, I need to get working on more fall goodies and I am still planning on hosting my giveaway. I’ll be announcing it soon.
Have a great and productive week!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Good Monday to y’all,
Hope you had a great weekend!
Friday I told you I was going junkin. Well I hit a couple of yard sales, stopped at a few thrift shops and notta! Nothing said take me home. Oh well, I had a good time getting out and about anyway.
So I came home and made some more pumpkins.
These sweet primitive folk art pumpkin dolls are a design by Sweetpea Primitives. The pattern is in one of the Mercantile Gatherings issues. They would look so sweet sitting amongst a fall display. I rag stuffed her body to give her a weighted feel, and used tiny thin twigs wired together for her arms. I don’t have any sweet annie yet, so I went to the corn field and picked the dried tassels from the top of the corn stalks and tucked them in the front bow. Very prim looking.
I love these pumpkin guys with crows! This is another pattern by Kentucky Primitives. His pumpkin body is rag and polyfil stuffed to give him a lumpy feel. I used shredded coco liner for his hair and honeysuckle for his arms. I did not like the stick legs suggested in the pattern so I made legs from muslin and stained them green. I think he’s easier to display and won’t scratch any surfaces with his legs.
Here’s my version of witch boots. I made many of these last year and sold very well. Hoping there a hit again this year.
And I finally made the flag bowl fillers Melissa!
Melissa, from Libbie’s Home blogspot gave away some of her flag prints and I was one of the lucky people to receive two of them. I told her I would use them to make me a flag bowl filler~ I love them! Thank you so much Melissa!
Last night I started tracing out a bunch of bowl fillers and fall dolls, so that’s what I’ll be up to this week.
I’m thinking it’s about time for another Prim Craft giveaway, so be on the lookout for that announcement! It’s going to be a fall theme. Not sure what it’ll be and I may even keep it a secret! Lol.
Have a great week and stay cool!
Thanks for stopping by!
Prim Blessings, Jean