Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas is in the air….

Hi Blog Friends,

Sorry it’s been awhile. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't over stuff yourselvesSmile.  I’ve been busy trying to pull out some of my Christmas decorations and cleaning house so I could decorate. What a job it is, but when its done it always gets me in the Christmas spirit.

My sister and niece came down from PA an spent a few days with us.  My niece – Meagan is 8 and is really getting into the crafting world. She draws pictures for me and they are really very good.

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My wall of fame!

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Here’s the card she made me for Thanksgiving.  When you open the card the turkeys beak opens and closes!!

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Here’s a turkey puppet she made all by herself. All hand stitched and glued. It’s just adorable.

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Here Meagan is helping me bake sugar cookies.  She had fun decorating them with colored sugar and sprinkles.  After they were baked I told her to try one, but she said she didn’t like cookies!! This kid only eats healthy things. I don’t know any 8 yr olds that only eat healthy.

We had fun making a few crafts and visiting, but I’ll tell you I was glad to get a break when they left. Shoooo…..

Saturday, I decorated the front of the house. I just kept it simple this year.  I purchased this tall 5’ Santa a few years ago and put him in front of the front door with some boxes I wrapped and stacked. We never use the front door so it’s a great place for Mr. HoHo to stand. It’s on a covered porch so he will be fine.

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Here’s a picture of the wreaths I made for the doors this year. The wreath is from Wal-Mart I purchased at the end of last year on clearance, then I put a pick of berries and snowflakes on it and used an old slat from an old shutter to put the Seasons Greetings sign on it. Very simple to do and I really like how it turned out.

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I spent Monday getting my Christmas decoration for the inside of the house together and am going to finish up decorating today so I’ll have more pictures to share later this week. 

Last Friday I received my winnings from Cindy at A Touch of Sunshine!!

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This perfectly prim hand stitched Snowman. My picture doesn’t do him justice, but he melted my heart when I opened the box and seen him.

Thank you so much Cindy for this great gift. I will cherish him always.

If you’ve never been to Cindy’s blogs, yes she has two and they are both great places to visit.  Cindy’s A Touch of Sunshine blog is her everyday blog (which has some freebies) and her selling blog Cindy Primitive Heart has some really nice items for sale. Click on the links to visit her.  If you go to Cindy Primitive Heart blog, check out her prairie dolls under her header Primitive Folk art dolls. They are oh so prim.

Well I gotta get busy finishing my decorating and then get back to crafting. My selling booths are almost empty!!! WooHoo things are selling!!

Have a GREAT week everyone,

Prim Blessings,


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Look at this HUGE BASKET GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Thimbleprims Studio is having a HUGE BASKET GIVEAWAY!!
You could win all the items in this basket AND CINDY'S going to be adding even more to it!!
How generous is that!!!
Click on the link and pay her a visit. She will be drawing one lucky winner on December 7th.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The most gorgeous Snowman Candle Holder

Hi Blog Friends,

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I received this gorgeous Snowman Candle Holder in the mail I won from Deb at Paxton Valley FolkArt giveaway.

Deb is so talented, her craftsmanship is excellent! If you have not visited her blog lately click on the link and see what she’s been up to.

I am so happy he came to live in my home and will be a great addition to my winter snowman collection.

Deb also included these beautiful prim Christmas tags. They just melted my heart when I seen them in the box.

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Sorry I don’t take very good pictures. I really need to take a class on how to use a digital camera among other things. lol.

Thank you Deb I really needed a little cheering up and this sure did it.

Thank you for stopping by to see my winning,

Prim Blessings,


Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Quick Post

Hi Blog Friends,

Just a quick post to show a few things I’ve been working on. I haven't been able to focus much on crafts this week. I received some very heart breaking news about a dear friends son and it has really hit me hard. I’ll share his story when I can sit and focus.

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This prim Santa make-do is so prim and easy to do, it is a free pattern from Countin Crows over at The Chocolate Crow Trader. I added the bag of pips and branches instead of the naughty or nice cards.

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Here’s a very cute pair of Elf Shoes filled with greens and berries with a grungy tea lite. It is a pattern by Old Road Primitives which is free over at the Rusty Tin Roof.

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And lastly, here is my design of Christmas Mouse. Aren't they cute. I did them as witch mouse at Halloween and sold every one of them.

Have a very Blessed weekend,


Thursday, November 11, 2010

More sharing's and a big Thank You


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I received this beautiful prim candle light from Donna at Sweet Prairie Dwellings yesterday in the mail.  Donna so generously sent it to me for promoting her 300 follower giveaway on my blog!!     I LOVE IT!!!!

Thank you Donna.

Here’s some more things I’ve been working on.

These little cuties are from a pattern by  Crows Roost Prims. Oh so prim Gingerbreads!!

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I also have the Snowman pattern and have a bog full of them waiting patiently for me to finish them. LOL.

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I made quite a few of these icicle ornies, you can’t tell to well by the pic but they are very prim and I painted on some glue glitter that makes them shimmer when the light hits them. They are a pattern by Sue Allemand from Palette Primitives.

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“Here’s a handy tip for you.”  I use heavy 20 lb. fishing line for all my ornie hangers.  It’s easy to thread thru a needle and it kinda disappears when you hang the ornie on the tree.

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Prim Candy Canes!! I used a pattern by Simple Country Blessings, only I hand painted the stripes on instead of using fabric. I love the prim look of them.

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And I made a few of these cute Santa’s Long john Ornies, pattern is by Sandy at The Old Country Cupboard.

I don’t know about you all but time is flying by to me. It’s already the middle of November and I have so many things I want to make and sell in my mall booths but just can’t seem to get it all done!!

Wishing you a beautiful and fruitful week.

Prim Blessings,


Happy Veterans Day!!

Thank you to all our Veterans and Military Personnel for your courage and sacrifice, so that we may live freely in this land that I LOVE!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blog Friends Needed over at ...... for a giveaway!!!!!

Hey Blog Friends

Busy Bee needs you to go over and join her blog.
She is hosting a 100 follower GIVEAWAY!!
Join in the fun! Click on the link to view her site.

Prim Blessings,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweet Prairie Dwellings needs just THREE MORE.....


We need THREE (3) more followers to join Sweet Prairie Dwellings in order for Donna to have her 300 follower giveaway!!!

Click on the link to visit and join. She offers Oh So Much, you wont be disappointed!!!

Lots to share today! Winning, Blog Giveaways, and some new pics….

Hi Blog Friends,

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Look at this harvest moon. The other night I was letting my little Snoopy Dog out and seen this in the horizon. At first I thought the side of the mountain was on fire, because earlier in the day there was an actual fire on the mountain. The air all day had smelled like smoke. Then when I focused more on it, I could see it was the moon. Just beautiful although this photo doesn’t do it justice.

I won an awesome giveaway over at Paxton Valley Folk Art.


This sweet Snowman Welcome Candle Holder is coming to live with me! Thank You Deb!! Can’t wait to receive him!!!! If you’ve never been over to Deb’s blog, click on the link above and visit her. She is very talented and I love to visit her blog.

I’ve been surfing around the blog site this morning and came upon some GREAT GIVEAWAYS!

They’re all listed on my sidebar, just click on the pictures to visit their blogs.

I want to give a special plug to Brenda at The Rusty Thimble.


She’s having this great winter giveaway! She’s offering 12 Handmade Ornies to Three (3) Winners!!! How generous is that. I don’t know how she finds the time??? Hurry over and sign up, make sure to read the rules. Drawing is December 1st.

Well I’ve been busy making all kinds of winter crafts for my selling booths and consignment shop.

I have some pics of completed crafts to share. Many more crafts are just waiting to be completed. Where are the days going…. It’s the 3rd of November and before I know it, it’ll be Thanksgiving.

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Here are some little ornies I made using free patterns from You are special. Sandy is so generous and has great patterns that are so easy to make. I purchased some wool for the Santa beards from Backwoods Wonders. She has some great wool to offer and reasonable priced.


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How neat are these stick horses! I loved making them and oh so easy to do. They are from a design by KKL Primitives.

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This Backwoods Santa is a long skinny guy. He is a design by Kinsey Primitives, which I purchased from Homespun and Primitives.

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Last but not least here is the Snowman Hat designed by Tennessee Ridge Primitives. I love making this design and it was a great seller for me last year.

If you get a chance, scroll down to the bottom of my blog and check out some of the other blogs I follow. They are all wonderful in their own way and offer so much.

Gotta get back to crafting, so have a wonderful week and enjoy all that the Fall Season offers, cause before you know it, it’ll be winter. Brrrrrr.

Prim Blessings,