Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Where has the year gone. Tonight hubby and I will spend a nice quiet evening together like we always do for New Years Eve. Then tomorrow is the day I take all my Christmas decorations down.

I sure am missing my little grand daughter. She is in North Carolina with her mommy and daddy visiting her other grandparents. They will be home on Saturday. Can't wait. Here are a couple of pics of my sweet little grand daughter on Christmas morning. My youngest daughter got my hubby a new cooler for a gift and we set Cora in it for a pic.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Primitive Valentine Heart Door Hanger

Been working all day on getting this item finished to make into a pattern. Whew...glad I'm done. Takes so long sometimes to make a pattern. Here it is, a new Valentines Door Hanger pattern! This door hanger pattern measures about 14" tall by 12" wide when finished. I just listed it on Pattern Mart. If your interested just click on the link over on the right hand side that will take you to Pattern Marts website.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Time for a Little Rest

We had such a great Christmas! Christmas Eve went to my in laws and had a wonderful time. Then Christmas evening had my family over. We had a gift exchange which was a blast. Everyone buys a gift that could be for a guy or a girl. Then everyone gets a number. No. 1 goes first and picks a present from the pile. Then no. 2 goes next and they can either steal no. 1's present or pick from the pile. And so on with the rest of the numbers. This is the first time we had done this because the family is growing and we are all a little short on spending money. It was a blast! We will be doing it again next year. Then later we had a bowling tournament with our Wii game that we got about a month ago. That was so freaking fun! We had a lot of people playing Wii for the first time.

I got a new camera for Christmas from my hubby!!! A Canon EOS Rebel XS. It takes the most amazing pictures!!! I am so excited. The picture of the cardinal, I took right outside my sewing room window.

So now I can get back to doing a little sewing and taking some awesome pics!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Little Gingerbread

My daughter just sent me the cutest picture of my granddaughter!! She's all dressed up in her Christmas jammie's with her gingerbread guy. Cora will be 5 months old tomorrow. My how they grow fast!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Holiday Decor

Here's a few pics that I took of some of my decorations. It's not totally prim like I want it or like other peoples. I am slowly getting there. If you look closely in the picture of my big tree you can see two of my kitties. Bebe the white cat on the right is coming out from under the tree, while Bonsai on the left, my tabby cat is getting ready to pounce on her. That's his favorite thing to do. I feel so sorry for Bebe.

Then when I was taking pics of my big tree Bebe hopped up on one of the big Christmas presents and it was like the perfect picture I got of her! She is the litter mate of my black and white kitty Socks that I just had put to sleep in October.

Then there is the picture of my German Twig tree with my snowman angel. I have them on top of one of our stereo speakers.

Here's a link on how to make Moravian paper stars like I have in one of my photos. I made about 2 dozen of them about 10 years ago and still hang them on my tree. I remember it took quite a while to figure out how to make one. I got pretty frustrated, but I wanted to learn how to make one really bad and finally got it. Then I couldn't stop making them. I even made little tiny ones for one of my small trees.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Paper Snowflakes

I made these paper snowflakes about 5 years ago and put them up every year. These ones were made up on my own without a pattern. But I did find a place where you can print out a pattern to make your own. Here's a website where you can print out the patterns. When you get to the website, click on the tab at the top that shows the little scissors in a box that says "Patterns". There you can pick from tons of patterns.
You will need some very sharp scissors and a little patience. I have these taped on my two built in cabinets in my kitchen.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Holidays!

We haven't been having the greatest weather this week and it makes it kind of hard to get my Christmas shopping done. Sunday we had a ice storm and it was terrible trying to drive in that. Then yesterday we got 4 inches of snow on top of that ice. And its been so cold that the salt they put on the roads doesn't even work. And then tomorrow, another ice, sleet, snow mix is coming and they say its gonna be bad. I did see some beauty in this winter weather. This is a picture I took of my back door with my wreath. I decorated an old wreath with a bunch of different dead dried flowers that were left in my garden. I think it turned out pretty and especially with the light dusting of snow.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Gathering

Char over at The Pickled Pepper Patch is making up a slide show of everyones gatherings that send in a picture. She will be posting the slide show on Sunday. Should be a lot of fun to see everyones decorations! Below is a pic of my gathering that I sent her.

So head on over to and see where to send in your Christmas Gathering photos

Monday, December 1, 2008

Make Do Prim Christmas Trees

You should stop over to my ebay auction and grab this set of prim trees before they are gone tonight! Will be ending all my Christmas auctions very soon. Just click on my ebay button over to the right. My Primitive Angel door hanger is ending tonight also.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Roomba Kitty

Ok...Now this is the funniest thing I have ever seen!! I was laughing so hard watching this I was crying! I have 4 cats and they just sit and watch mine go around the room. Sometimes they will let it come up to them, then jump out of the way. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Snowman Angel Door Doll

Finished up this cute Snowman Angel last night and listed him on ebay tonight. Only a few days till Thanksgiving! I'm ready for some turkey! I've got 4 pies to make this week. Yikes! We have two Thanksgivings. One on Thanksgiving and the other Saturday.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cinnamon Ornaments

These ornaments sure make it smell like Christmas in my house. I first made these years ago when my daughters were in grade school. We got a bunch of cookie cutters at a garage sale and went to town making them. In the picture are a few that they made then. And the three of us made more a couple of years ago. It's amazing how well they keep their scent. Every year when I put them on my tree the whole room smells like cinnamon. I store them in zip lock bags. Here's the recipe on how to make them.

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

1. Mix 1/2 c. ground cinnamon and 1/2 c. applesauce until it makes a dough.
2. Sprinkle cinnamon on work surface and roll out dough. You can place dough between wax paper and roll out.
3. Cut desired shapes with cookie cutters.
4. Poke hole in shape with toothpick for hanging the ornament; for a larger hole, use a drinking straw.
5. Place in dehydrator or 150 degree F oven until dry.
6. Use spring or ribbon to hang your ornaments.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Folk Art Santa's

Can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week! Wow...where has the year gone. I managed to make up these Santa's today while babysitting my little 4 month old granddaughter. She is growing so fast. I love to hear her chatter and giggled. And her smile just melts your heart. I listed these Santa's on ebay tonight if you want to check them out. Thanks!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Skiing Snowman Doll

Here's another one of my skiing snowman dolls. This one has a tall skinny christmas tree at his side. I think this guy has the cutest face. He is newly listed on ebay tonight.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Candy Canes

OK...I managed to make up a sweet batch of prim candy canes today. Just listed them on eBay. If you want to check them out, just click on my eBay link over to the right. I tell you....It sure seems like Christmas around here lately. We may get some snow flurries tonight. And neighbors are putting up their holiday decorations already!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Busy Busy!

Besides babysitting everyday I have found some time to make up a few things to sell on ebay. Last night I listed some awesome snowman stockings. And tonight just listed a cute snowman guy. Love the way he turned out for a skinny old guy! LOL

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Few pics from my North Carolina trip

Here's a few pics from our trip to Waynesville NC. The Fall leaves were just beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice.

The second day we were there is snowed!! I guess it was very rare for that to happen this time of the year. We got a special treat. We drove up into the mountains that day where there were a few inches more then where we were staying. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was with the fall leaves and the snow. We stopped at one of the waterfalls and got some awesome pics as you can see. Below is a picture of my daughter and son in law.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Back and Ready to Go!

It's great to be back home from our vacation to North Carolina. We had a great time! I'm still working on getting my pictures together so I can post them on here. Got some beautiful pictures of the fall leaves in the mountains. I really needed the break from sewing. I feel energized and ready to sew again. I made these 3 christmas tree make do's today in no time. They are listed on ebay now. Hope you will stop by and take a look.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Day in the Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, my two daughters,granddaughter and I drove to Country Corners to pick out our pumpkins. We got a little red wagon that they furnish for you to use and headed out into the pumpkin fields. It was a little muddy, as it had rained the day before. The picture is my daughter and granddaughter Cora. She is 3 months old now and is cute as a button. As you can see she is sticking her little tongue out. Cute! She's been doing that a lot now and making cute little noises. We didn't get that big pumpkin she is sitting on, just two regular size and a little baby pumpkin for me to cut out.

And I couldn't pass up taking some pics of flowers. This is a flower that would eventually turn into a pumpkin. Don't think its going to make it. I just thought it was beautiful

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another Snowman Guy

Will be listing yet another snowman guy on ebay tonight. This will be my last auction until I get back from my vacation.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Snowman Guy

You could have fooled me today that winter is on its way! It was in the 80's and bright and sunny! It sure was nice. But a cool down is on its way by Tuesday. Here's another Snowman Head Doll I just listed on ebay. I'm really liking the old quilt for his scarf.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

How to Make Roses from Maple Leaves

How to Make Roses from Maple Leaves

Found this really neat thing to do with fall leaves on the internet tonight. The directions are super easy with step by step instuctions with pictures. Here is what they look like when finished.(The picture above is from the tutorial, I did not make those.) So get out there and collect some leaves and make some roses. Click on the link above.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Primitive Old World Santa

Just listed this very neat Santa on ebay!! For some reason I am very uneasy when it comes to making dolls. I've only made three of them now. I guess I am intimadated by such beautiful dolls I've seen on ebay.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Primitive Snowman Head

Been working on a few Christmas items lately. This snowman, I just love!! I have one listed on ebay and a smaller size one on my website. Can hardly believe the holidays are just around the corner!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Socks :(

Today was a sad day in my family. We had to put our kitty Socks to sleep. My hubby had to take him to the vet. I just couldn't do it. He hadn't felt well for a couple of years and was losing control of his bodily functions. He was 15 years old and I think he had a pretty good life. So I have 3 cats now. This is one of my favorite pictures of him that I took about 5 years ago. I miss him :(

Monday, September 29, 2008

Primitive Fall Folk Art Bird Ornies

Happy Fall! Listed these guys on ebay tonight just in time for the Fall season. I think they are such pretty fall colors. They come with the old wooden cheesebox for you to display any way you like.

Be sure to check out my little bird make do that is listed on ebay too. That auction ends on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another Primitive Halloween Ghost

Finished up this ghostie guy yesterday and got him listed on ebay last night. Sure don't feel like fall today. Got up into the 80's. The nights sure have been cold down in the 50's, then the temp shoots right up there. I noticed just a hint of the trees around here showing their fall colors. Won't be long now. Cannot believe how the summer flew by. Kind of sad. I do not look forward to the cold winter.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pumpkin Head Guy Make Do Doll

It is really beginning to feel like fall around here! The last couple of mornings its been in the 40's when I get up. Had to dig out the sweatshirts. Finished up this pumpkin guy yesterday and he is now listed on ebay. This is something very different for me to make. I think he turned out pretty awesome! its time to get back to work.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pumpkin Ghost Doll

Looks like all I can think of is Ghosts!! LOL Made this guy up, and will be ready to list him on ebay tonight! I think he turned out quite grand standing in his frosty pumpkin patch.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

It's that time of the year again for these little guys to be found crawling across your driveway. When my daughters were little, they would catch them and put them in their baby strollers and give me a ride. :) Here's some info on how to catch one and raise it into a Tiger Moth.

How to Capture a Bear

1.Find a brown and black banded woolly bear caterpillar in October (check the lawn, garden, or even the road.

2.Put it in a clear plastic jar with a lid (be sure to punch holes in the lid)

3.Add a twig in the jar and include some fresh grass for your bear to eat. Note: Put fresh grass in everyday. Soon your bear will tire of perching on the twig and will go to sleep on the bottom.

4.Remove any remaining grass but leave the twig in the jar all winter long.

5.Find a place outside that is protected from bad weather (a covered porch is nice) and you will be able to watch it hibernate.

6.In the spring, when weeds start to turn green it is time to feed your bear. Feed it fresh grass every day. Soon it will spin its magic cocoon of silk.

7.In about a week it will become the Isabella Tiger moth. On a nice day, take the jar outside and set your "tiger" free.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ghost Pattern

Finished up making a pattern today for my Ghost Make Do Dolls. These make do's are super easy and fast to make. You can find them at Pattern Mart for a instant download e-pattern. Below is a link there.

Primitive Halloween Ghost Make Do Dolls

Primitive Halloween Ghost Make Do Dolls

This is a super easy and fast ghost make do pattern! Ghost measure about 11" tall by 5" wide when ...

Price: US$7.50

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I think I'm on a roll now. Really getting into the Halloween mode. Finished up these guys today and listed on ebay tonight.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Primitive Halloween Door Hanger

I hadn't made one of these door hangers since last year. It was fun putting one together again. Listed it on ebay last night. Really do enjoy making things for the fall season. It's my fav!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Little Black Bats

Got these cute little guys listed on ebay tonight!! I think they would make a great window or mantel decoration!

Monday, August 11, 2008