Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Hi blog friends,
Last week I stopped by my friend Lecia's
from Farmhouse Prims.
She's been busy working two jobs, so
I thought a little surprise would be nice.
Only thing is, she surprised me as well!
Lecia gave me one of her handmade Santa's.
He is perfectly prim!
I absolutely love him!
Thank you Lecia, not only for blessing me with your creations,
but being a wonderful friend.
Many of you who follow my blog also follow Lecia's.
And you may know by reading her last blog post
that her brother passed away this past Saturday unexpectedly.
Lecia has dealt with a lot on her plate this past year
and is one of the strongest people I know.
Please pray for Lecia and her family in this time of sorrow.
Prayers and strength to you my friend~
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
All the laughter and cheer.......
Can you tell I've been listening to
Charlie Brown's Christmas.
I'm no singer by any means
and half the time I don't even know the words. LOL.
Not sure if that the correct verse, but any who....
Just stopped in to give a sneak peak
at some Valentines
I've been working on.
Meet Edith~ is she not a hoot!
the pattern is by Chestnut Junction.
I so enjoy making dolls
of all types.
Now this is Emma with her tattered heart.
She is of my own design.
Sorry, my pics stink!
And this is my Angel of Love doll.
Also of my own design.
I've been thinking about starting a pattern company,
selling patterns of my own designs.
For some reason all these designs and ideas
keep running through my head and yes,
I put them on paper,
but usually I stick them away and just forget about them.
I feel like God is sending me in a new direction
and I want to trust in him,
but I am curious......
Etsy now has instant downloads for patterns,
So what do you think?
Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy the week~ Christmas time is here......
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Hi Blog Friends!
Thought I'd share a few pics
of finished Santa's and Snowmen with ya.
I just love these Santa face ornies~
pattern by Prims by Kim.
Ye Snowman is a big guy at 12" tall.
pattern by Chestnut Junction.
Bach to work I go......
Have a great day!
Thank you for stopping by.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Hi Blog Friends!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We were able to travel to PA and spend time with my little brother Tom and sil Amy.
My brother is a wonderful cook and prepared a delicious dinner for us.
I ate way to much, but couldn't help myself.
Things always taste better when someone else cooks.
It was a relaxing and enjoyable day.
Can you believe it's
Only 23 days til Christmas!
I'm finishing up some Santa's and Christmas items this week,
then moving on to Easter.
Yep, you read right!
Easter is early again this year!
I'll do some Valentine,
but usually it's not a big selling holiday for me.
I received a big package in the mail last week
from a dear blog friend Sara~ of Salmon Falls Prims
We did a private swap and OH BOY did she spoil me!
I love them Sara!
Thank you so much for doing this swap with me.
Sara makes beautiful prim wood items to decorate your home
and has an Etsy shop.
Stop over to her blog or Etsy shop and see what she has to offer.
You may just find something you can't live without!
Before I end this post
I want to wish
my "little brother"~ Tom
A very Happy Birthday today!
And many more to come!
Have a great week,
many Blessings to you.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Hi Blog Friends!
Thought I'd share a few
new creations I've been working on.
Christmas mice~ pattern by Kentucky Primitives.
Prim Hester~ pattern by Piney Creek.
Ice Skating mice~ pattern by Kentucky Primitives.
Santa and Elmer~ pattern by Piney Creek.
Santa and tree make do~ pattern by Chestnut Junction.
Sleepy Santa~ pattern by Crows Roost Primitives.
Lots more to work on this week.
Wishing you a wonderful fun filled week!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Hi Blog Friends!
We've been having such nice weather..... sunny days and cool nights.
It's really feeling like Fall.
Thought I'd pop in and share
a few of the final Fall/Halloween crafts I finished up this week.
Witch Boot display with mice.
My own design.
Mice are still a big sell for me.
Ghost door doll-
Pattern by Kentucky Primitives.
These were a lot of work, but the result is well worth the effort.
I did leave off the ghost hat in the original pattern,
because I personally liked it better without.
And these beautiful prim Sunflowers.
Pattern by Willow Creek Crossing.
They look so real in person.
Again they are a lot of work, but the result is amazing!
I haven't offered any freebies or giveaways this year.
(shame on me)
So, I thought I'd share
this witch boot bowl filler doodle I drew and made
for my selling booths this year.
They've been quite popular for me.
Hopefully you can click on the pic above and save or print.
Embellish and paint however you like!
Wishing you a great weekend!
Get out and enjoy the weather!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Hi Blog Friends!
Gosh, time just keeps flying by~ doesn't it!
There's a crisp cool feeling in the air the past few mornings
and I'm already noticing changes in the tree leaves.
The Farmer's Almanac says we'll have a cooler than usual Fall and a harsher Winter this year.
The wooly bears (caterpillars) are out and so far I've only seen solid brown one's.
I think that's a sign the Almanac is right.
I'm just not ready for cold weather yet.
I'm a sunny and warm weather kinda girl.
I've been busy making all kinds of Fall items.
Some old favorites, that I won't bore you with pics of.
You can go back to last years posts if you'd like to see them.
Here's a few new items I'm offering in my selling booths this year.
All patterns can be found at Patternmart or Etsy.
Black cat and pumpkin~ pattern by Chestnut Junction.
Witch Brimly~ pattern by Chestnut Junction.
Elvira and Winthrop~ pattern by Soft in the head.
Gurtie picks a winner~ pattern by Ravens Haven.
She's been a GREAT SELLER for me this year!
Not found at patternmart, but at Etsy.
Halloween Goodie Bag~ pattern by Blue Moon Beginnings.
Waverly Witch~ pattern by Chestnut Junction.
I have lots more in the works.
I've also become addicted to Pinterest.
I know I'm behind the times.LOL.
There are so many inspiring pictures~ I wish I could spend hours on there,
but then I'd never get anything done.......
If you'd like, you can visit my boards here~Primsbyjean
Thanks for stopping by~
Have a Blessed Prim Day!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Hi Blog Friends!
Well another yard crawl has come and past.
The weather was pretty rainy, but that did not stop the die hard yard sale customers from coming out.
All in all it was a great weekend and I love seeing all my wonderful customers.
I'm already looking forward to next year!
Yesterday I received a wonderful package in the mail full of all kinds of goodies from Debbie over at Woolensails BlogSpot.
I entered her blogaversary giveaway and won the grand prize.
Just look at all the goodies!
Beautifully made stitcheries and yummy smelling candle.
This ones my favorite;o)
Three great patterns I'm looking forward to making.
And beautiful prim wool and fabrics.
Thank you so much Debbie. I love it all.
Hopefully I'll be able to do more postings now that the crawl is over.
I have so many things I want to make for fall and Christmas.
I'll try to share as I go along.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Hi Blog Friends!
Yikes! It's been way to long since I've posted on my blog.
Summer has surely flown by and the Yard crawl is almost here.
I've been working to stock up on lots of goodies to sell.
Here's a sneak peak at some of the things I've been working on lately.
Rooster and Hen Dolls~ pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm
Maude and Addie~ pattern by Ravens Haven
Cats with corn or pumpkin~ pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm
Jacks~ pattern by Chestnut Junction
Ruby J.~ pattern by me.
Close up of Ruby J's face.
and drying bean strings.
I'll have a wide variety of items to sell this year.
Furniture, crafts, household items, etc......
So, if your in the area August 9th and 10th,be sure to come see me. I'll be set up right next to the Shenandoah Valley Flea Market on Rte. 11!
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by.
Prim Blessings, Jean
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hi Blog Friends,
I know it's been awhile~
I have been working on crafts,
planting the garden,
doing yard work along with the usual day to day choirs.
To be honest, I'm just not enjoying blogging as much as I use to.
Blogger keeps changing and it's become more of a choir to blog, rather than a fun thing.
Some of you probably can relate.
I wanted to share a wonderful swap I did with Lecia over at Farmhouse Prims.
I had stopped by Lecia's last month for her birthday to drop off some goodies and she showed me the spring rabbits she had made to sell.
Well, I fell in love with them and told her if they don't sell (hoping secretly they don't, ssshhh.)
I'd like to do a swap with her for them.
Lecia emailed me and asked if I really wanted to do the swap~
I was so excited! Of course I did!
Lecia really spoiled me.
Not only did she swap me the rabbit dolls I had drooled over,
but gifted me the cutest little prim sister dolls,
one of her prairie journals, a yummy tart and a beautiful bonnet.
Just look at the details!
Lecia, I love everything you gifted me. Thank you my friend!
I am so honored to have your handmades to decorate my home.
And even more honored to have such a sweet friend close by that I met through blogland.
Lecia sells her wares each month on Early Work Mercantile.
Stop by to see what she has to offer each month.
I will say, the pics do not do her work justice.
Thank you again Lecia~
Thought I'd share a few of the Americana/summer items I've been working on.
Uncle Sam~ pattern by Bits of Cloth( freebie on patternmart right now)
Martha~ pattern by TFC folkart.
Star with Eagle~ pattern by Kentucky Primitives.
Bee door doll~ pattern by Blue Moon Beginnings.
Sam and Liberty~ pattern by Blue Moon Beginnings.
Bee skep with bee's~ combination of patterns
Tennessee Ridge bee skep and Old homestead barn bee's.
Thought I'd also share a collage of the items I've been fortunate enough to find at sales lately.
Upper left~ antique straw/hay cutter, really a gorgeous piece, I'd like to keep but not sure if I will.
Nice blue cabinet and white cabinet to re do.
Child size rockers.
sweet baby doll crib from the 40's.
box lot I paid a $1 for full of prim goodness.
And the last pic is a cabinet I picked up to use for storage of all the patterns I have.
I believe it's an old canning cupboard.
That's about all I have to share right now.
I have few summer/Americana items to finish up, then gonna start on fall. Yep you read it right~
Fall will be here before we know it and that's my biggest sell season, so I hope to get stockpiled.
Hope you all are doing well~
Say a prayer for the people whom have suffered so much devastation in the mid west.
It's hard to watch on tv.