Monday, October 20, 2014

Primitive Scrappy Birds!

These sweet birds are now finished! I am adding them to my etsy shop today. A few are already there to purchase.



Stop in at my etsy shop here Rock River Stitches to see them!
They stand 5" tall and are 7" long. They stand on cute rusty wire legs. Love creating these guys from the huge lot of fabric scraps and vintage lace. Their beaks are from a whittled twig. Perfect I think!

I still have several Halloween items that can be purchased! I always get my orders out the same day or next day after purchasing.



Among the Halloween are these birds! Seems today's post is all about Birds! Which I adore!

Check my Etsy shop for them as well!

Happy Monday my friends!


If you are looking for Beautiful unique jewelry this holiday season, Please stop by my daughters Etsy shop here Becca Ann's Bits










Her shop is fairly new. Please have a look and give her a like! Very reasonable prices that can't be beat!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Some Quiet Time Now

Things have settled down now after the big Feature on Etsy a couple of weeks ago. I was crazy busy packing up sold items and answering emails. Even after my time was up for being featured, the sales kept coming in the rest of the week. I sold over 3/4 of the finished items I had made and tons of patterns!

So now I am trying to build up the inventory in my shop for Christmas. I'm officially done with creating for Halloween. 

Here is my last Halloween item I finished the other day. It's now for sale in my shop.



It's made from a very old pattern of mine from 2008. I had only made one finished item back then and since then sold many of the pattern. To see this cutie go to my etsy shop here Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop


This sweet gal, I just listed today! She is available in my shop now.



I'm working on a few of my little scrappy birds right now. My last one sold during the feature. These are of past birds that have found their forever homes.



I believe the Fall Color around here is close to peak. Took a fantastic walk this morning in the fog and got some amazing photos!




And even found this spiderweb with dew on it!


I'm still mastering the skill in photographing spiderwebs. Very tricky.

Well that's all for now. Please stop back soon! I should have some of my birds ready!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I'm A Etsy Featured Artist!

Wow...A lot has happened since my last post!! A few days after posting on my blog I find out that Etsy has chosen me to be a Featured Shop on Oct. 3rd! I never thought in a million years that they would choose me!

So that is where I have been since the end of August. Getting ready for the big feature! I have been sewing like crazy to get my shop filled with primitive goodies!

So head over to Etsy and see my interview on their homepage! You can find my feature at the top right hand corner. Etsy Homepage or go to Etsy Blog


I have a few new holiday items. New Snowmen and Santa dolls. 



Sorry this post is so short...I must get back to work! It's been a little crazy since Friday. My last full day of being featured is today. But you still can see my feature after Monday in the list of Featured artists on Etsy. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Primitive Halloween Goodies!

Sewing and sewing! I do believe I am on a roll with Halloween! Ideas are popping in my head right and left!

Here are a couple of new items now in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop!



And I have a few new designs for my phone cases in my Red Oak Images etsy shop!


I should be back soon with a few more new items!!





Monday, August 4, 2014

New Primitive Fall Dolls!

Busy busy! I have a couple new Primitive Cat Dolls and a new pattern for my Primitive Pumpkin Pincushion!

First...here are my new dolls now listed in my Etsy Shop! You can find them here ----> Rock River Stitches




Both of them are pretty large dolls measuring around 20" tall when upright.

Plus I now have a pattern available for this guy!


You can find the pattern in my Etsy Shop and also at Pattern Mart!
Both available for instant download and paper pattern. 

I still have my pattern sale going on in my Etsy Shop! Buy 2 get one Free!





Monday, July 14, 2014

Primitive Halloween in July!

I so can't believe that my last post was in May. I really need to post more often. I've been so busy the last couple of months trying to stock up both of my Etsy Shops for fall and Christmas. 

Here is a little something for Halloween that I have completed. 


This Halloween Pumpkin Guy Pincushion was made from a pattern that I created several years ago. 
Here's the pattern which I still have for sale in my Rock River Stitches Etsy shop.


I also have a few new Primitive Owls available!


I also am finishing up another of my Big Old Primitive Crows. I hope to have him finished and ready to list tomorrow.

Here is one that I sold several weeks ago.



And I'm having a Pattern Sale! Buy 2 Get One Free! Stop by my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop to purchase! 


Click on ---> SALE to be taken to my shop!



Napping Kitty Pincushion now available!!


New Coin Purses have been added as well!!








These all have been made from repurposed wool. Perfect as Christmas Gifts!

And in my other Etsy Shop, Red Oak Images. I have a few new coin purses as well!





These Photography Print Coin Purses are available here ---> Red Oak Images

Told you I've been busy!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Perfect Saturday!

Finally No Rain!! It's a gorgeous sunny Saturday! Hopefully my veggie garden can start to grow now. Heavens know that we have enough rain last week! 

I have 3 more of my Fine Art Photo Coin Purses listed in my Red Oak Images Etsy Shop!


These are so perfect for a Graduation gift, Birthday or even Bridesmaid gifts. And never too early to get started on your Christmas Shopping! Eeeks...Don't even want to think about that. LOL

I plan get be adding more of these sweet little purses as I get the fabric printed. You can find them here in my etsy shop ----> Etsy

Oh and have a new phone case now for all those Vintage Button Collectors and Ball Jar Lovers!


My cases come in all the iphones and Samsung Galaxy versions. I offer the Slim Case and the Tough Case which is very popular. Nice soft rubber around the inside of the case. Great for the person who is always dropping their phone! I have the tough case on my phone and LOVE it!



And in the Bird World around my house...I am so happy to see these Goldfinches with their bright yellow feathers now!



And a couple of weeks ago the Baltimore Orioles were here for just 4 short days. That's about how long they stay. They sure did gobble up my oranges, grape jelly and nectar!


Two of the most colorful birds around!!!!




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Gardening Time!

Yes...I'm still alive. Can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. Now that the weather has warmed up I've been pretty busy in the yard with clean up, weeding and planting flowers. I'm so excited that I will have a vegetable garden this year!! My next door neighbor has offered to share his garden space with me. It's about a 25ft X 25ft space by his garage where he usually plants all tomatoes. 




Saturday planted my green beans, carrots and Kale and potatoes. And yesterday planted my Better Boy tomato plant, 4 Green Bell Pepper plants and a Cilantro plant. I love making homemade Guacamole!!

Should be interesting to see how my garden grows. Just have to worry about the wildlife eating it all up. We have many rabbits and deer. Any tips on keeps these critters away, leave me a comment. :)

I did manage to make one of my owl orines last week and got it listed in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop



I plan to get a few more Owl's made along with some other critters. My primitive shop is suffering since I've been trying to get my photography etsy shop going.

Here is something brand new I'm working on in my Red Oak Images Etsy Shop.


This cute little coin purse is made with fabric that was printed with a photo image I took of the Cone Flowers that grow in my garden.

I'm expecting more fabric later this week so I can add more of these adorable fine art photography coin purses.

Just have to show you what happened in the wonderful world of wildlife around my house a couple of weeks ago. I had been seeing this female turkey walking all over our neighborhood for about a week. One evening I walked into our living room and there she was sitting on our deck! I was shocked to see this huge bird sitting there! Pepper my cat was very interested in her and kept pawing and meowing at her. Didn't even scare her away. I think she was very amused with Pepper! LOL It was so funny!




She was very pretty if you looked at her close up. Had beautiful feathers! She sat on our deck for about 10 minutes preening her feathers. I haven't seen her since then. 

Well that's it for now and I will try to post more often. Have a wonderful Tuesday!