Friday, September 2, 2011


Good morning blog friends,

I’m so please with the first day of responses on my giveaway, Thank you all! I truly love blogging and sharing my creations with all of you. I hope to be able to do a little more posting once things settle down here.

I finished this doll up yesterday and couldn’t wait to share him with you all.

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This is a Sweet Meadows Farm pattern~ “Scarecrow for hire”. I changed him a bit and love how he turned out. Originally he has gloves for hands (didn’t have any gloves) and was holding a chicken and egg. I made a sunflower for him to hold instead, because around here sunflowers sell and chickens don’t. He’s a big guy and has the round ball head. I just love making the round doll heads. I thought they would be so hard to do, but I guess just like anything else, practice makes perfect!

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I also finished up a few of these cuties! I made these witch hats with mice on a spring last fall and they sold very well, and so far this year anything with mice are doing well. This is my own design.

Last night I cut the sweet annie and put in tubs with the glycerin solution, so I hope that it turns out. I did grow sweet annie last year and just dried it upside down, but I did not like how it turned so yucky brown and brittle. I know prim is brown, but this was dead brown if you know what I mean. So I’m hoping for the best.  Also, I think I may be allergic to this stuff as I now have a sore throat and heavy felling in my chest. I was really itchy after cutting it and went right in an showered, but I guess it was so aromatic it got to my sinuses. I did not have this problem last year when I cut it down. Then again this year I had five times as much to harvest.

Well, gotta get busy making more fall goodies, so have a great holiday weekend!

Blessings, Jean


  1. Hi Jean,

    Oh, yes, Sweet Annie aggrevates my sinuses and throat too. Even just using a little is in my crafts is good for six or seven sneezes...

    Mr. Scarecrow is so cute, you did a fantastic job and love the Witch Hat too!


  2. Hi Jean,
    That scarecrow is AWESOME!! You did such a great job - and I think the sunflower looks great. Love the witch hats, too!
    I hope you have a nice holiday weekend. :)

  3. Hi Jean: Love your scarecrow. I have the pattern too. my sweet annie is not quite ready...sorry to hear you might be allergic! does smell beautiful though!
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Your scarecrow turned out awesome.
    SMF is one of my all time favorite pattern designers.
    Love your hat too!!

  5. Love your scarecrow Jean! And your witch hat too! Have a great weekend ~*~Lisa

  6. Your scarecrow is "ADORABLE"!
    Love your witch hat too!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Jean your scarecrow is darling! He's so cute he wouldn't scare a thing! Love the changes you made to him as I've seen him with the glove hands but like the way you did it instead and the sunflower is such a popular item that I think he won't be around long! Love him!
    The witch hats are cute too.

  8. Hope the sweet annie works for you.Don't forget to cut me a bunch of tobacco a great holiday weekend! Hugs!~Amy

  9. You make the cutest dang things, Jean....I love both of your new creations! And, yup - definitely better with the sunflower! Mmmmm....can almost smell that Sweet Annie...Oh wait - I do, it's mine! ;o) Truly, the first time I smelled it years and years ago, I HATED it!! Then, all of a sudden, I was addicted to it! Hope yours turns out well - I like it when it stays soft and pliable - so much easier to work with and doesn't leave such a mess! Happy Friday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. You scarecrow is so sweet!! I like him with a sunflower and those shoes.. too cute.. haha.. Have a great weekend!!

  11. Hi Jean,
    Love your scarecrow...he is so aborable!!
    I'm allergic to Sweet Annie...I get a sore throat, my chest hurts, and it's hard for me breath when I'm around it. I have to be careful when folks bring it into my booth at shows.
    Have a great weekend.

  12. Hi Jean,
    Love your scarecrow and the changes too!!!
    And, love the witch's hat.

    Have a great weekend.


  13. Love your scarecrow - he's adorable! Hope your allergies subside - what a shame to be allergic to sweet annie!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  14. Hi, Love the scarecrow, he is my favorite creation on the net for fall.

    Hope you get to feeling better.

  15. Love your scarecrow and witch hat. I too like to put my own spin on a pattern to make it unique.
    Nice job.
    Love them.
    Country at heart

  16. What a happy face on your Scarecrow! How cute! Love your big hats, too! ♥ Happy Fall creating! ♥

  17. LOVE the Scarecrow Jean, hasn't he got a cute face?

    I tryed to grow sweet annie, but the climate here wasn't right and I lost it all, which was such a shame as I love it and it is very expensive to buy and ship it from the states.

  18. Hi Jean, I love your scarecrow and witches hat with mouse, soooo cute!!! I hope your sweet annies turns out, and sorry you aren't feeling well. Hugs, Lecia

  19. Greetings from Luray~

    I happened to stumble on your blog while I was searching for a divider for my blog. When I saw you were from Shenandoah Valley, VA, I just had to find out where!

    I am a lover of primitive/country/handmade things and yours are just BEAUTIFUL!

    I'm glad to have found you, neighbor!


  20. I love the witch hat. Very cute with the mouse. It's to bad you have allergies. That scarecrow is just staring out at the world so happy. He's fun to have around. -Steph-

  21. What a cute scarecrow! and I just love that witches hat!!

  22. Wow a few more days and I will have seen a whole new wardrobe for me.
    The hat the boots, Now a dress? lol