Monday, August 6, 2018

New Halloween Pumpkins and Pattern!

Hello my blogger friends! Can you believe it that it's August already. That means time for me to get busy with Halloween!!

And busy I have been! I have a new pumpkin design!
These 3 below have been sold but have 2 left and more on the way!









You can find these 2 wonderful pumpkins in my Etsy shop here Rock River Stitches

And if you are wondering about a pattern...I have that available as well in my Etsy Shop!


Now...Time for me to get back to creating more pumpkins! Have a wonderful week!

Peace and Love to All!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Big Sale!

Hello my friends! Hope you all are staying cool in these hot humid days!

Thought I would share what's going on in my second etsy shop. I'm having a sale on all my photography photo prints!






I do hope you will stop by Red Oak Images
Sale runs now through June 22nd.


I'm taking a little time off from my primitive sewing for a few months. I hope to get back at it soon creating a few new Primitive Halloween creations!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Americana Flag Banner

Hello! Feeling more and more like Summer here in the midwest! Makes me think of the upcoming holidays.

I recently listed a new Primitive Americana Flag Banner in my Etsy shop at Rock River Stitches




Easy and Fast to make! Pretty similar to the Halloween Banner I made last fall.

 

And I made a pattern if you are up to making your own Americana Banner! Also in my Etsy shop!

I like to spend a hour or two in my gardens each day. There's always weeds to pull :)

Both of my Clematis are Blooming! They keep getting bigger each year.


 

 It was lightly raining yesterday, when I took the photos. Just thought they looked so pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Peace and Love to All!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Photography Etsy Back Open!

Hi my blogging friends! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!

Just thought I would update you with some news about my second Etsy shop Red Oak Images 

I've reopened it after closing it a little over a year ago. It's up and running again with many new photography prints and pillows to decorate your home.

https://redoakimages.etsy.com


I hope you will stop by and see what beautiful things I have to offer! 

 Frames are no included
 Frames are not included
 Photo Prints come in many sizes for you to choose

 Pillows are 18" x 18" with Pillow Insert!!

If you see a photo print you just have to have made as a pillow, please let me know and I can certainly do that for you! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

New Spring Primitives!


Hello Friends! The weather is warming up and Easter is almost upon us! So ready to get out in my gardens and do some spring clean up!

I've been a little busy creating the last couple of weeks and have a few new creations for you to see in my Etsy Shop!


Isn't this little pup the cutest!! I always love making him!


 

And so love making this little piggie too. I also have a pattern in my etsy if you would like to make your own!

These creations can be found here in my etsy at Rock River Stitches 


And made a couple of my sweet Primitive Cat Dolls!





Cat Dolls are 17" tall hanging. 

Thanks for stopping by! Must get to some spring cleaning!

Peace and Love to all!
Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New In My Etsy!

Hello my blogger friends! Anyone out there? I find less and less people read or post on blogs anymore. What do you think? I can't stop posting as I feel I would let some faithful friends down with my updates. 

Anyway...Back when I first starting creating Primitive creations, I think around 2006, I kept probably way too many creations. I'm not sure this style of home decor is my thing anymore. So I've decided to let go some that I couldn't let go when I created them. I will slowly be adding them to my etsy shop.

The little Bunny was the very first rabbit doll I made, that lead to making a pattern for her, which I enlarged her size for the pattern. The Twig Chair is also included with her. I found that little gem at a thrift store. 


 

The cute bear was made with a pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm. I believe it was the only one I made and then I kept it for myself.


 So if you are interested in these cuties, they can be found in my etsy shop here---->
Rock River Stitches

Have a wonderful Sunday! Spring is on it's way!
 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Primitive Dutch Bunny

Happy Monday! So happy for another sunny day! We will be warming up this week! So excitied for 60*

Thought I would share my new bunny design for this Spring! I have 2 available in my Etsy shop. Click my link here ---> Rock River Stitcheshttps://rockriverstitches.etsy.com 



I also added another bird to my Bird Photo Blocks Collection! How can you not love the bright beautiful blues of the Blue Jay!

 
 Each of my Bird Photos are framed with rustic birch bark. They come signed and dated on the back with a sawtooth hanger, if you wish to display on the wall.

Hope you will stop by my etsy shop to see my bird photos and other great home decor items!

Have a wonderful week my friends!
Peace and Love to All!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ready for Spring!

I know...We still have many more weeks of Winter according to that ground hog. We are having a very snowy week so far. And more snow for Friday and Saturday! Most we have had all winter.

So I will just be happy with what ever weather we get. I do get some amazing photos in snowy weather though.

Here are a few sweet birdies that I recently made. Trying to get into Spring Mode!


The top left lighter colored bird has been sold. The other three are waiting for their forever homes :) They can be found in my etsy shop at Rock River Stitches 

I like to feed the Squirrels and Bluejays year round with peanuts in the shell. I'm always amazed at the Bluejays colors!

  
 Isn't he just gorgeous! I can always hear them up in the trees when they are close by waiting for their peanut breakfast. A very loud bird, indeed!

Have a wonderful day!!

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Photo DIY

Hello Friends! Hope you all are staying warm in the coldest month of the year!

Thought I would share a few new things with you! First is a DIY I did this past summer and totally forgot to share with you all!

I Found this $2.00 very old frame at a repurpose shop that is close to where I live.  


Did a little sanding all over. Stapled some hardware cloth to the back and had hubby nail in a few wood strips over the stapled area. Neatness counts and also won't scratch the wall.
 

And then took tiny clothes pins to pin my photos to the front! And there you have it! How simple is that!

In other news....I've take a little break from sewing and working on some new photography ideas! 



These birds, are photos that I captured with my camera and then digitally enhanced. They are framed in a rustic birch bark.



These are just a few of the birds that I have to offer! 



They can stand up on their own on a shelf. Or if you would like to display them on a wall, I have added a metal sawtooth hanger on the back. Will come to you signed and dated on the back by me!
 

The Mr. and Mrs. Cardinals have been quite popular so far!
 


These sweet rustic bird photos are available in my etsy shop here ---> Rock River Stitches 

So that's what's been happening in my world lately! I'm working on a few more new ideas for the Spring! Stayed Tuned!

Peace and Love to All!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

~~Happy December~~

Wow...Where has the time gone! The month of December is here and will be another busy month!

Finished up these always popular Primitive Christmas Kitty Ornies! I have 4 available in my etsy shop here Rock River Stitches 


Also in my etsy is this unique Primitive Stocking!



I just have the Crow No. 7 available. The wreath one has been sold.



Thanks for stopping by!! Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall is starting to Show

Hello my friends! Super super busy, I have been! Pumpkins, Black Cats, Bats and Crows have been part of my working days. 

I've been having a great time creating these Pumpkins. It seems the grey blue pumpkins are very popular again this year!

 
 The Pumpkin in the front has sold, but I still have the blue grey one in the back still available in my etsy shop here Rock River Stitches

I always make a few of my Big Ole Crow Make Do this time of the year!



And this Angel Kitty is sure to make you smile. She is available in my Etsy as well.


My Hummingbird feeders are very busy this time of the year! They are filling up for the big trip south for the winter. Here is a juvenile male sitting in a branch by the feeder.

    Hope everyone is have wonderful cool temps like us. 

I must get back to working on a few orders now. So until next time! Peace and Love to All!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Primitive Halloween Goodness!

Hello my friends! I've been oh so busy lately! August is always crazy with the beginning of Halloween shopping and creating!

I do have a perfectly prim Halloween Cat Doll for sale on ebay. The auction ends tonight for her. 
She is 21" tall and made of stained and painted osnaburg fabric. Her dress fabric, I hand made with little stars and bats.

Stop by my ebay if you are so inclinded!

Over on my Etsy Shop,  I have a new pattern!!



 I've been selling out of the banners as fast as I can make them! Should have two more banners available by the end of today! Hopefully!

And I just have to show you the most precious fawns we have had in our yard lately!



 Love seeing these little cuties every summer! They are attracted to the apple trees in my neighbors backyard. There are tons of apples that fall to the ground. So it's like a banquet for them!

That's all for now. Need to get back to work on those banners if I want to get them listed!

Peace and Love to All !

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Primitive Goods!

Oh how I have been busy!! Between taking care of my flower gardens and sewing! The time is really flying by!

Here are my latest creations!

 It's that time of the year again! Time to get started on Halloween Creations!
 This Prim Pumpkin Bat Door Doll is now available in my etsy shop here Rock River Stitches


And....Yes! I do have a pattern for it as well!



 I love turning some of my creations into angels. I do believe in them! This sweetheart is available in my etsy shop too! 



Lately I've been having fun taking sunset photos! I'm so fortunate to live by the mighty Mississippi River. So what better place to take sunset photos, than by the river!




Be sure to follow me on Instagram! I do a lot of photo posts of the creations I make and their process. And I've gotten into making video stories too!

 

Time to get back to sewing! I have Halloween ideas floating in my head!

Peace and Love to All!