Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing you a blessed……



Be safe in what ever you are doing to celebrate!


Monday, December 26, 2011

A Thank You to Deana and sharing

Hi Prim Friends!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and enjoyed the day with family and friends.

We had a quiet day here. Enjoyed a yummy dinner and sat an watched tv movies all day.

On Saturday, I received a wonderful package from Deana over at Old Goat Prims. I won her sweet giveaway!


A perfectly prim prairie bonnet and prairie cloth! I’ll find a special place for them once all the Christmas deco is put away and my house gets back to normal.

Thank you so much Deana! Your gifts are perfectly prim!

If you have not checked Deana’s blog out~ click here and visit her~ she’s looking for more followers and will be hosting another giveaway in the new year.

I also wanted to share a pic of what I was working on just before Christmas.


This George Washington make-do turned out awesome! If I say so myself. It’s a Barefoot Primitives design. I made one for my sister in law Amy over at Bumble bee lane for Christmas. I took the pic prior to putting the finishing touch of a copy of a rolled up Constitution in his hands. He was pretty labor intense, but oh so worth it.

I also purchased the Abe make-do and will be working on him after the new year.

I’ll be taking it easy this week and enjoying the last week of 2011. Then it’s back to sewing~ gotta stock up those selling booths for my prim customers!

Thank you for visiting and wishing you a wonderful last week of 2011!

Blessings, Jean

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing all of you a Merry Chistmas with Love, Hope and Joy mixed in.
Thank you for the many Blessings I have received from all my blog friends, you truly enrich my life with your comments and gifts of friendship.
Many Blessing to you in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

No snow for Christmas

I was outside gathering sticks for a project I’m working on and here’s what I saw.

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My Maple and Bradford pear trees have buds!

It’s been so mild here in Northern VA that Mother Nature doesn’t even know what to do!

No white Christmas this year~

Warm Winter Blessings,


Monday, December 19, 2011

More sweet gifts today:

I just went to check the mail box ~ opened the door and there in side was a sweet little package. I wasn’t expecting any packages, so I reached in, pulled the box out and seen Parker as the return address. Well, I knew right away that it was Linda Claus! I raced to the house to see what was inside. And my oh my~ did she ever spoil me!

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Yes, Linda I love cubbies and the ones you’ve sent me; I so love! Your stitching's are superb! For you to take the time out of your busy schedule and send me these gifts is overwhelming. No words can express how you made me feel when I opened the box.

I’ve already found homes for the holiday for all the pillow tucks!

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Tucked these in my tree.

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And added these to my dinning table.

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Linda, my heart is over joyed with your gifts. I can not even begin to write an appropriate thank you. You are truly a gift to our prim community and I am happy to say you are my prim friend.

All the out pouring of the good that has been shown and/or said by the bloggers I follow; as well as the comments left here on my blog; have been so enriching to me. You will never know how blessed I feel.

Thank you friend,

Warm Blessings to you,


Gift from a friend:

Dear sweet Lecia, from Farmhouse Prims just stopped by to surprise me with one of her handmade goodies.

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The most beautiful top hat with greens, berries, and tea lite. I absolutely love it! This is a treasure I shall cherish always. Thank you my sweet friend~

Lecia has said many times to me she is a wanna be crafter, but let me tell ya folks, she truly has a talent of making wonderful prim items. Lecia has started a selling blog, so if you get the chance, stop over and see the beautiful creations she makes. Just click HERE.

Thank you again Lecia! Your friendship means more than words can express.

Wishing all my followers a blessed week.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Silent Auction to benefit a fellow friend:

As you may already know, one of our dear blog friends has experienced some hardships recently.

All of these talented people have come together to raise funds for this family. We have all experienced hardships in our lives and all I’m asking is to please take a moment and consider bidding on this auction.  ~No bid is too small.


Handmade Folk Art Penny Rug

Donated by Traci ~ York Mountain Primitives, it is dated and signed.

Measures 13" x 7"


Donated by Firecracker Kid Primitives

Primitive Rolling Pin Keep

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Handmade by Carol and Tim

Barn Red over Black...aged finish


Super Cute Prim Bunny Doll

Donated by The Rusty Thimble

Handmade by Brenda


Primitive Prairie Bonnet

Donated by Farmhouse Prims

Handmade by Lecia

(the famous bonnet maker, herself)


Handmade Burlap Teddy Bear

Donated by Tammy~A Primitive Place


Handmade Primitive Snowman Doll

Donated by Jean ~ Prim Crafts


Three New England Christmas Tree Lights

Donated by Patti ~ Raspberry Lane Primitives

The way this is going to work, is anyone interested in placing a Silent Bid, please email Traci with your bid. You are bidding on ALL SEVEN ITEMS together. No bid is to small, as I know that any little bit will help. The Silent Auction will end on Tuesday, December 20th at 9:00pm EST.

Traci will email & send an invoice through Paypal to the winner, as soon as she receive payment, she will then in turn send a paypal payment to the recipient.

**Items will be shipped Free of Charge to the Highest Bidder by those donating the goodes**

Any and all money proceeds from this Silent Auction will be sent to our friend. Traci will post the winning bid and also let our friend know who it is, if at that time she wishes to make an announcement, that is up to her.

Place your bid by emailing Traci.

Thank you for your consideration of this auction.

Please feel free to spread the word.

Blessings to you,


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snow balls and a find:

Hi blog friends,

Well it gloomy here in VA today and I have plans to bake some cookies, but wanted to stop in and share a few things.

I received an email from Geesha who asked if I’d share a pic of my snow balls, cause she read my comment on Carmen’s blog about using newspaper as the core form for them.

So here they are!

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Yep, I could not justify purchasing Styrofoam to make them, as you all know~ Styrofoam is expensive, so I thought, What about newspaper!

It works great! Just ball it up to the size you want and cover with drywall compound. I did three thin layers of the compound, with a 12 hour drying in between each layer. So give it a try, you’ll love how prim they turnout.

While out yesterday, visiting my booths, I found the neatest thing.

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An old Singer pinking shears cutter! It’s in perfect shape and works! I’d never seen one and had to have it!  The vendor even gave me 20% off~ gotta love a bargain.

Well, off to bake some yummies!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Oh, and thank you sweet ladies for all your comments~ they truly fill my heart with joy.

Blessings, Jean

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Artichoke and another snowman~

Thank you sweet ladies for all your comments on my previous post. I love all your words of encouragement!

Here’s the outcome of the artichoke attempt. It’s not bad, but I think I’ll keep playing with the design, then maybe offer the pattern for it. I’m also working on a pattern for a different kind of pineapple. We’ll see how it turns out!



Finished this guy up late last night.

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I’m loving the way the dry brush paint on the heads look. I can see this guy holding a heart for Valentines too! Then he’d be a long winters friend.

It’s very cold here this morning, but the sun is shining and the forecast said high 40’s, whoohoo!  I’m not a cold weather person, by any means. Give me sun, mid 70’s and sandy beaches and I’m a happy girl! Guess I was a beach bum in a previous life. Smiles….

Well, gotta make my rounds today~ selling booth, consignment shops, then back to working on some more snowies. Time sure if flying by!

Have a wonderful and creative day!

Merry Blessings, Jean

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just finished this little Snowy~


I love how she turned out. She’s wearing her warm coat made from a very old quilt.

And I’m trying to come up with a pattern for artichokes. I have become obsessed with trying to make one from cloth. I searched the net for a pattern, but apparently there isn’t one.


Does it look anything like one? It’s sitting on the heater to dry~ we’ll see how it turns out.

Have a warm winter’s evening,


Friday, December 9, 2011

OLM ~Season’s special meaning post/giveaway:

Marie over at Primitives by Old Lady Morgan is hosting a special giveaway of this sweet doll.

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Marie wants to know what this season’s special meaning is to you (me).

This is a hard one for me.

There are many special meaning of the season for me~ first and foremost is Jesus, Our Lord and Savior.

Then,  I’ve lived a pretty far distance from my younger sister and brother for many years now, so when we get together, at any time of the year, I cherish the time I get to spend with them making memories.

And last,  ~Simplicity. To love others more, to laugh easier with our family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances.  To give kindness to those we meet in public places.  To give of ourselves to people in need. These are all things “money can not buy.”

These are things I practice all year long, but tend to try harder during the CHRISTmas season.

Go on over to Primitives by Old Lady Morgan’s and tell her what the season means to you.

Blessings, Jean

Monday, December 5, 2011

Been awhile….

Since I have made a real post.

Hi Blog Friends!

I can’t believe it’s already December!

I’ve been working pretty much non-stop for the past three months making items for my selling booth and consignment shops.  I am sooooo grateful to all my customers for purchasing the items I make. It’s always been a dream of mine to make crafts and sell them to people who love them. This year has been wonderful!

Since I don’t have enough to do already, lol, starting in a week or so, I’ll be opening a new selling booth at the Courthouse Antiques Shop in Luray VA. I’m so excited to be able to expand and sell my wares to an area that I know will love the items I make. So, if your ever in Luray or New Market VA you’ll have to come and check my booths out!

This past week I took a break from making Holiday items and worked on some new offerings.

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These sweet little homestead dolls are a design by Karen of Primitive Life in an English Cottage. Karen was so sweet to share her pattern with me. Thank you dear friend~ I love making these little ladies!   They are completely rag stuffed and aged to perfection, although the pics don’t reflect the aging.  Karen also has a selling blog~ Olde Cottage Primitives. You should stop by and see her offering.

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Then I made a few of these~ Civil war soldiers journals. This is a design by Dee Duncan at pattern mart. I love how they turned out. Such an old worn feel. I hope they sell well, as I live in an old civil war town.

On Sunday I finally found some time to put my twig tree up. I’m not doing a lot of decorating this year. I’m just putting out my most favorite things and be happy with that.

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These blacken wax bells and little booties I purchased from Sandy at The Country Cupboard a few months back. I love how they look.

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And Amy at Bumble Bee Lane gave me these cuties for my tree. Thanks Amy!

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Well that’s about it for today. This week, with the exception of today, is suppose to be pretty dreary with rain, so I’ll be working to get some orders done and maybe a few more Christmas items made.

Wishing everyone a great week!

Prim Blessings, Jean

Sunday, November 27, 2011

White Sheep Farm giveaway:

Hi Blog Friends!

Terri over at White Sheep Farm is hosting a Quick Pick Christmas Giveaway and said if she reaches 300 followers she will give a third prize away!!

You have a chance at one of these great offerings:



just click on the highlighted name.

Stop over at White Sheep Farm and become a new follower, then sign up for her wonderful giveaway! Maybe even tell her I sent you. smiles. 8o)

Be sure to follow her rules for the giveaway and hurry, because it ends December 2nd.

Blessings,  Jean

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishing you…..


Enjoy the day spending time with family and friends.

Sending out well wishes and prayers to all our service men and women whom can not be with loved ones this holiday. I am grateful for your service.

Many Blessings to you and yours.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

While I’m working:

On building snowmen, designing Santa's and other fun things for Christmas…..


I’m listening to my most favorite Christmas CD.

So, what’s your favorite Christmas CD?

Have a Blessed Day!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Making progress: Lol!

Hi Friends,

It was a beautiful day here in the valley and I have been busy getting winter/Christmas items done for my selling booth. Thought you might like a peak at a couple of things completed.

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Winter snowman arrangement~ OOAK~


Then I made up these guys to be used a cupboard/shelf tucks. I love the one with Wynter stamped down his tummy.


I couldn't wait to try this pattern out. Hark the angel and Snowy the snowman. It’s a free pattern at patternmart by Blue Moon Beginnings.

Click the picture below to visit.


Carol at Buttermilk Creek Farm is hosting a fabulous giveaway! There are tree chances to win, so stop over and sign up! You don’t want to miss out.  Drawing is Nov.15th.

My thoughts and prayers to all the New England states that were hit very hard with the winter storm from Saturday.

Well back to work for me~ Thanks for stopping by!

Prim Blessings, Jean

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween ~ sharing


Happy Halloween!

Hi Blog Friends,

Hope yawl had a nice weekend~ stayed warm and safe. Here in the valley we received about 5” of the white stuff! Quite a few limbs from our trees came down, but nothing disastrous~ thank God. We have a couple of very mature trees next to the house, so whenever the heavy snow falls, or ice ~ I hold my breath waiting for the big crash. Lol.

Since it was so yucky out~ I’m not a snow person~ I worked on finishing up some items and thought I’d share.

All these items where made using patterns from TFC Folk Art.

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Santa Stump Dolls with gingerbread boy. These guys are about 15” tall and nicely plump. I love the gingerbread boy in the sack, so I made up some to sell separate. They’d even make nice ornies for the tree.

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Lg Santa Dolls.  I just love how this guy turned out. I made up the tree in his belt using a heavy gauge wire wrapped with brown floral tape, and mini ming garland for the branches. I also added an old key to his belt so he is able to open all the doors he visits on Christmas eve.

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Snowman Cookie Cutter Ornie. This ornie is so cute! They were a bit tedious for me to make, but turned out so nice. I made the brooms using small sticks and bought a cinnamon  broom from DG and cut the twigs from the large broom to size and wrapped wire around to attach to the stick. They would make cool witch brooms too. I’ll have to stock up on some for next year!

I have so many piles of crafts waiting for my attention, it’s not funny. You see, I have this bad habit of starting one thing, then going on to another. I get bored easy, so I constantly move from one thing to another and then you get piles in all stages waiting to be finished.  I know I’m not the only one who does this, right?

I have three orders I need to get done this week, then maybe I’ll finish up one of the piles patiently waiting for me. Then again maybe I’ll just make another pile~smile. Who knows what the week will bring.

Well friends, have a great week. Stay safe and warm whatever the weather is in your neck of the woods.

Autumn Blessings, Jean