Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Swap ~Americana~sale finds

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.
Prim Blessings,


  1. Wonderful treasures from Lecia.
    She is so talented as are you friend.
    Love your Martha Dolls.
    And all the cool treasures you have found lately.
    Woolie hugs

  2. Sweet gifts from Lecia! Love the black sam.The flag doll I saw awhile back but it was black maybe when life slows down for you we could swap for a black one. Of course love the bumble bees.Tom would like the corn cutter they are getting hard to find and yours is in wonderful shape.Hope snoop is ok. I've been meaning to email. Life has been busy here. Hugs! Amy

  3. Hi Jean, so glad you like your swap goodies, bet not as much as I love mine. he he You sure have found some wonderful finds, love everything, and of course I love all of your new goodies for your shops. I will have to make another trip to your booth soon, hugs, Lecia

  4. I think you both win!!! You are both amazing artists. I love them all.
    Your new creations are so adorable.
    I love,love,love Americana!!

  5. Hi Jean,
    Oh please don't give up on blogging...too many bloggers have gone over to FB and that's okay but I wish they would also stay with us...we need to have you here and share your loves and interests with us!!!!
    Your swap with Lecia is wonderful...she's such a sweet and generous lady (as are you!)
    Your creations are just beautiful.

  6. Hi Jean!
    I know how you feel about blogger ~ look at me I'm always behind. I just can't seem to keep up with everything and it becomes a chore.
    Such lovely goodies you got from Lecia ~ I just love those prairie dolls!!!
    Looks like you've been busy ~ so many wonderful creations you made and so many treasures you found ~ Love it All!!!
    Hope you stick around though ~ I enjoy reading your post and seeing what you've been up to!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Prim Blessings