Thursday, January 27, 2011

Baby Watch 2011

Well my daughters due date has come and gone. She was due on Monday the 24th. I jump every time the phone rings. She had an appointment with her midwife this morning and was told the baby is all lined up in great position. If there is no baby by this weekend she is going to have a non stress test to see if the baby's heart rate and movements are normal on Monday. We don't know what the baby is so I am super excited to see if it's a boy or a girl.

I haven't been working on to much lately. Went to a estate sale today and didn't get anything. Most of the stuff was priced to high. Then went to the Goodwill and nothing there either. Oh well. I was out running around in the snow and just came home and noticed all the birds at my bird feeders. So took a few pics and captured this Red-Bellied Woodpecker. He loves my homemade suet.

Homemade Suet

1 C. crunchy peanut butter
1 C. Lard
2 C. Oatmeal
2 C. Cornmeal
raisins, berries, birdseed

I keep those plastic forms that the store bought suet come in and pour the cooled done mixture in those. Pop into freezer. Works perfectly!

Well that's all for now folks!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Primitive Mini Valentine Heart Wall Hanger

Just a short post tonight. Just listed this little mini in my etsy shop. This mini hanger measures 6" tall from the top of the wire hanger to the tip of the heart. The heart itself measures 3 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" wide. The stick from which the heart is hanging from measures 4 1/2" wide. I plan on making a few more of these little hearts.

Have a wonderful evening!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Primitive Valentine Heart Make Do

Was another very busy day today. Finished up this Make Do today. It will be listed in my etsy shop shortly.

Took this pic the other day of a Carolina Wren. He looks so cute upside down. He was looking for a way into my caged suet feeder.

Ok that's all for tonight!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Loveable Prim Bear

We are half way through another week! It amazes me how fast the days weeks and month just fly by. I guess that's what happens when you get older.

Made a couple bears this week. One will be going to the ARTery at Bucktown and the other in my etsy shop tonight. He is made from a pattern by Maureen of Sweet Meadows Farm. I have quite a few of her patterns. I made a couple of these bears several years ago and forgot about the pattern until recently. They just have the most sweetest faces. Working on a Big Prim Heart Make do, hopefully will have that finished tomorrow. I'll post pics here when I do get it finished.

The fabric for this little guy, I am not sure what it is. I bought this from the clearance table at Hancock Fabrics several years ago. Just thought it looked good to make bears with. Anyway I think he turned out pretty darn cute!

Have a great Wednesday evening my blogger friends!

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Few New Things

Last night made up a pattern for my Primitive Simple Valentine Hearts Door Hanger. It's now for sale in my etsy shop, my website and Pattern Mart. Click on the link over in on my right side bar for a link to my Pattern Mart.

This past weekend worked on more coin purses. These are so fun to make and fast!! They will be up for sale in my etsy shop tonight after I get done here. They are the perfect size for your cash, credit cards, ipod, cell phone and what ever. They measure 4 1/2" tall by 5 1/2" wide. They are lined on the inside with cotton fabric.

I've been such a busy bee lately. Mailed off a order of 12 birds today and now I can work on some other ideas that I've had running through my head. My items that I've been selling at the local art gallery, The ARTery at Bucktown. I've been doing pretty good! I've been the top seller for the last 2 months! So this week working on more items to list there. Whew!!

More snow is on it's way tonight! IS IT SPRING YET!!!! Oh well...winter is a good time just to stay inside and create. And a few weeks I will become a grandma again for the second time!!! I am so darn excitied. Talked to my daughter the other day and she is so ready to have the baby. Very uncomfortable these days. She has not found out if it's a boy or girl, so we will be surprised once again. We will be making a trip to NC sometime after it's born. Can't wait to hold that precious little bundle. I love babies!!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Primitive Simple Hearts

It's a brand new year! May 2011 bring you all health, wealth and peace. I wish so much there were more hours in a day. There are just so many things I want to do. I finished up this little door hanger today and it's listed in my etsy shop now.

This is a short post for tonight. Need to work on a order of birds and other goodies!! Stay tuned!! :)