Thursday, August 27, 2015

More Fall Goodies!

The cooler temps lately sure have me thinking Fall is just around the corner. So here are my latest creations which are available in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop




 Lately I've been analyzing my work. Is my work really any good? I thought I was becoming a better artist last year with a few new creations. And then I was chosen by Etsy as a featured artist in October 2014, which was huge. This is something I've never had run through my brain before. I've created a few new items lately, but I'm like.... Are they what people are interested in? Am I wasting my time. I find myself thinking of other creative venues that I might want to try. I'm going in circles. Don't know.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Primitive Halloween Boo Black Cat Dolls

Hello Blogging Friends! I have a couple of sweet black cat dolls ready for purchase in my Etsy Shop, Rock River Stitches!!



Aren't they fabulous in their beautiful Halloween print dresses! I loved making them and it will be hard to say good bye. 

Have to make this post a little short as a big storm is almost here and better get off the computer. 

Thanks for stopping by!! 
Happy Monday!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Getting A little Spooky!

I have a few new pumpkins to offer you! They are listed in my etsy shop right here Rock River Stitches





 And I do offer a pattern for the Primitive Silhouette Pumpkins in my etsy shop!

Thanks for stopping by my blogging friends!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Primitive Halloween Silhouette Pattern!

Since I've had many requests for a pattern of my Primitive Halloween Silhouette Pumpkin, it is now available in my etsy shop here at Rock River Stitches

It includes 3 silhouette designs. You may mix and match the designs for a one of a kind Halloween Pumpkin!

Here is the Haunted House design I was talking about in my last post. Sorry the Pumpkin has already sold. Trying to get more finished pumpkins back in my shop. Will post a message on here when I have more available!




We have a heat advisory today, as it's going to get up into the 90's. The humidity is terrible. You could cut it with a knife!

Captured this adorable photo of a fawn the other morning in my backyard slowly walking up to a rabbit to check it out. I'll title it "Bambi meets Thumper" hehe. Took it with my phone so it's not the greatest quality. Wish I had my Canon camera with me at that time. You never know what is going to happen with nature!




Enough for now...need to fire up the sewing machine. Primitive Halloween Silhouette Pumpkins on my mind! Think they will be for awhile! ;)


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Time to Create!

So I've started up the old sewing machine again. I have a few new Halloween ideas floating  around in my head. And one of the ideas I just finished! 

Introducing my new Primitive Halloween Silhouette Pumpkins!


These two pumpkins are available and listed in my etsy shop here Rock River Stitches

Currently working on another with a Haunted House scene! Hope to have that one finished by the weekend! If I get a big interest in these pumpkins, I may offer a pattern for them!!


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Found these sweet fawns along with their mama in my backyard this morning. What a wonderful start to my Wednesday!


It was a rather cool morning, only in the 50's and didn't warm up much either. Think the high was in the upper 60's. Way cool for July! 



In other news, I'm having a clearance sale in my other etsy shop on my glass photo pendant necklaces. Buy One Get One Free! 





Stop in and check out what I have to offer here Red Oak Images.  Never too early to start your Christmas Shopping! 

I also have a wonderful line of photo pillow covers which are very popular! All are made with my beautiful photography images.





So until next time, have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

It's Been Awhile

I do apologize for not posting in about 6 months. The days just get away from me and I forget. Plus I'm not sure too many people even read my blog. Just been busy with family and so forth. I've taken a little break from my primitive creating somewhat. Now is the time to start back up as the holidays will be here before you know it.   

I had a few of my Primitives  published in the latest issue of Prims Magazine which was very cool!



My Bunny Doll sold just before Easter, but I have several of my birds for sale in my etsy shop here Rock River Stitches





And I've restocked my etsy shop with many of my Primitive Wool Appliqued Coin Purses. Never to early to get started on Christmas shopping!



These are just a few of what I have to offer!

Been spending a lot of my time when it's not raining, in my gardens! Milkweed are in full bloom and waiting for the arrival of the Monarch Butterflies. I did capture this amazing butterfly on Sunday. 


It's a Northwestern Fritillary. I was very excited to see it as I've never seen one before.

Well I must get busy with something, so until next time! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Primitive Easter Bunny *New*

Working very hard on getting my etsy shop stocked up again. I'm so happy with the way this new Dutch Bunny Doll turned out! He is now listed in my etsy shop! Rock River Stitches

What is more cuter then a bunny nose! 


Feather stitched Egg comes with Bunny


And a new flock of Prim Owls have flown into my Etsy shop as well!

And the winter weather just keeps on keeping on. Had about a inch yesterday and received a few more inches this morning!





Last weekend Hubby and I got up with the sun and took a few sunrise shots along the Mississippi River






And I was so surprised to see these robins!




Monday, January 12, 2015

Shhhhh.....Fox's Sleeping

Wow...Where has the time gone since my last post! After a much needed vacation with family and break from sewing, I'm back at it!

Have these adorable Fox Pincushions available in my etsy shop now! Rock River Stitches


And I'm in the process of filling my etsy shop back up with a flock of my Primitive Owl Ornies! This guy is ready to fly to his new home!



Not a whole lot of anything else going on. From time to time I do get my camera out and photograph wildlife.


Black Squirrel digging for his supper. Been getting snow every couple of days now.


Bought myself a heated birdbath this year. I'm amazed at how many birds and squirrels come to it! Little Goldfinch and House Finch getting a drink.


A couple of Female Dark Eyed Juncos shooting the breeze.


And a Male Dark Eyed Junco on the newly fall snow, searching for a bite to eat.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Snowman Dolls are Here!

After several requests for more of my Jingle Jangle Snowman dolls, I have a few ready to purchase from my etsy shop now!


I also have a pattern you may purchase for these sweet Primitive Snowman dolls if you wish to create one of your own. Pattern is in my etsy shop and also at Pattern Mart. 


And I have a couple of adorable Black Lab Dog Ornaments ready to purchase as well. These sweeties are made with a pattern by the talented Stacey Mead of The Goode Wife.


Thank you for visiting my blog!! Happy Holidays!



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Items...Just in time for Christmas!

Never a dull moment around here! We had our first measurable snowfall this past Saturday. Not much, just little over a inch and a half. Early for snow for us. 

Enough about weather. Not to fond about winter.hehe

Here are a few new items that are in my etsy shop! 

I cannot get over how cute this Teaspoon Mouse ornament is! It's made with a pattern by Pam Gracia of Soft in the Head. She is such a talented artist! You can visit her Etsy shop here ---> Soft in the Head


I've managed to create a few more coin purses in between other items I'm working on.




Have a wonderful Tuesday and stay warm!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas is Right Around the Corner!

I'm in the Christmas mood for sure in my work studio! Santa's, Reindeer and Christmas Trees are being created! 

The Reindeer is something new for this year. He was a little challenging but I was successful first time around! He is made of tan wool that I found at the Goodwill for a bargain price of 3 yards for $4.85!! Someone who obviously was into sewing had dropped off a ton of fabric at the my favorite Goodwill. 



I had several requests for more of my Santa Dolls after my feature on Etsy. I have one left in my shop now.


And I had posted on Pinterest the pattern for my Primitive Christmas Tree Make Do's. They turned out to be a huge repinned item. Received several messages wondering if I make the finished item for the trees. So I have been busy making these trees. 


All of these items can now be found listed for sale in my Etsy shop here ----> Rock River Stitches

That's about it for now. Time to get back to sewing! Have a Wonderful Weekend!

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!