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!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Primitive Decoupage Easter Eggs

Finished up another set of my Primitive Easter Eggs. These eggs are made with blown out Goose eggs. They are a good size bigger than a chicken egg. This set of 6 eggs does come with the wood excelsior to make that primitive egg display. Wooden bowl not included.



This set of prim eggs and excelsior is ready to purchase in my Rock River Stitches etsy shop!   

Lately I've been spending a lot of my time on my Red Oak Images Photography etsy shop

I've started selling my photography prints in my shop! I'm very excited about this!


In other news now that the weather has warmed up I've taken up walking. Where I walk is along the Mississippi River, I'm very fortunate to see Bald Eagles in the trees. They winter here to fish out of the Mississippi River.


How majestic are these birds!!!


Here is a shot I took of the Eagles in a tree. I've witnessed many times where there were many more birds in a tree then this. I think this winter was a record breaker for the eagle population. Both of these photos can be purchased from my Red Oak Images Photography etsy shop. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Yes...It is Warming Up!!

Yikes!! I can't believe how long it's been since my last post! Well...I'm here now.

I know like me a lot of you have been dealing with the worst winter in a very long time. Non stop snow and bitter temps. I'm so happy that the daylight hours are getting longer!! So excited we can turn our clocks again an hour. Not happy about losing an hour of sleep. That always messes up my sleep for a good week after the time change. As I type this it's a balmy 47º!! The snow is melting!! yippie!

Here are a few things I've been working on. First off I have something entirely new to offer!! How fun are these magnets!!! So perfect for that Ball Jar Collector like me! These are images of my ball jars.





Trying to add new items to my Red Oak Images Etsy Shop  I have many new photo pillow cases! Check them out with my magnets!! Coming soon...I will be adding photo prints!!

And I have this precious Primitive Mama Bunny Doll in my other etsy shop at Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop  


Trying to get more Primitive Easter items made. More coming soon!!!



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Primitive Appliqued Coin Purses!

Hope all my blogger friends are staying warm! Another extremely cold day with all the schools closed. Crazy weather I tell ya! Over the weekend it got up into the 40's. 


Enough about weather....I've been working on more coin purses and have 4 newly listed purses in my Etsy Shop now! Click here to see my shop ---> Rock River Stitches





Be sure to check back soon as I am working on a few more of my pincushions!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blowing in the Wind

Today the wind is a blowing! We have a wind advisory. We are getting gust up to 20 - 30 plus mph. Today reminds me a lot of March. Wish it was March, would be closer to Spring.

I have a few new goodies for you! I'm stocking up my etsy shop with my Primitive Owl Ornies. I've been out of them for some time and thought it would be a good time to work on them. 







They are all currently for sale in my ETSY SHOP!


Yesterday morning I was sitting at my computer and spied this little guy up in the tree. Looks like he found a nut that had been buried. We've had a couple of warm days in the 40's that has melted some of the snow. And I think he must of dug this little prize up for his breakfast.

That's it for now....I'm working on a couple of Bunny Coin Purses that should be ready hopefully by the end of the week!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

More Primitive Valentine Goodies!

Hope you all are staying warm this week! We are having a heat wave today... It's 18º LOL. We were in the deep freeze along with the rest of the nation. I believe the coldest we had was on Monday at -14º with windchills of -41º. Schools were closed Monday and Tuesday. Absolute craziness I tell ya!!! And today we are getting a light snow. But....tomorrow it will be 38º and light rain! I'm so ready for Spring.

On to business...I have a few new Prim Valentines goodies!! Made up a couple of my Primitive Valentine Heart Barn Wood Hangers!






And made up this beautiful Heart Coin purse!
All these items are now listed in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop!

On Monday is was so cold that we had frost on our back door!


Just thought this was super cool! Looks like feathers!


Please remember the birds during these bitter cold days. Keep your feeders full!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Prim Valentine Goodies!

I've just finished a few Primitive Valentine goodies! They are now listed in MY ETSY SHOP!



I plan to be making more coin purses as soon as I finish up a few orders I'm working on. 



I'm currently selling these in a set of 3. If you wish to have more, please send me a email and I'll gladly make more!