Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween Happenings!

I finally have a few new things to show you all!

All three of these are newly listed in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop right now!

And then I have something brand new!!!

Here's my Primitive Altered Art Book! If I had to stop making primitive stuff I would jump into the Altered Art world full time. So much fun!! I added a little prim to this book with my little flying bat coming out of the pages. This I will be listing tonight!!!

And in other news I'm having a 20% off Labor Day sale in my Red Oak Images etsy shop! When you purchase and checkout, please enter the Coupon Code: LABORDAYSALE and a 20% discount will be taken off your total. If you see something you like and it's sold out, please send me a convo and I'll be happy to make a custom listing for you at the discounted price. Sale runs from today thru Sept. 9th.

This pink rose photo I took with my olloclip on my iphone. You probably would have never guessed it was a miniature rose if I hadn't told you...right? I will be turning this into a photo pendant for sure!

Ok I need to get back to work on various things!!
Happy Labor Day! Have a safe one!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Red Barn Sale Today!

I missed the Primitive Red Barn Sale last month because daughter and family were here and forgot all about it. But made it today. I picked up a few things.

I know it's not a whole lot. But I needed more of those spindles to make more of my big crow make do's. The bobbins will be used for make do's as well. And I fell in love with the little red chair. Will be great for my prim dolls to sit on. The rusty sad iron is for my sister in law who loves to paint them. 

Those metal tins with the flowers in them I bought at the Red Barn Sale back in June. They are working out great for my moss rose and wave petunia's.

The little picnic table, my hubby made for my girls when they were little, about 25 years ago. I will never get rid of that. Now my grandchildren sit at it.

Vicky and Tim from Red Barn Primitives have started a page on Facebook. Be sure to Like them and follow their updates.

They have a sale once a month on a Saturday towards the end of the month. It runs, I believe April through October. Here is the ad in the newspaper for today's sale. You will be in Primitive heaven when you visit their sale!!

Sales: Yard/Garage Sales


4804 85th Ave. W.
Milan, IL
(1/2-mile behind PFG/TPC)
Saturday only
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We have a fresh selection of primitives & collectibles. Goat cart, buggy seat, pumps, dough bowls, stepback cupboard, ornamental windmill, wash tubs, benches, 40 gallon crock, boxes, camelback trunk, scale with brass tray, millstones, dry sink, harvest table, and much more! PICK US!


Snowmen make do's almost finished!!! They just need face's and hats! Making some prim trees to go along with them. Hope to have them finished soon! I'll post here when they are ready!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Holidays are Upon Us!

Yes....Before you know it, it will be Halloween! The days and weeks just speed by. I've been busy making pumpkins and snowmen. I've had several requests for snowmen already! Also pattern sales are booming! It always does the end of July and August. My best months for patterns.

I listed these primitive pumpkins last week in my Etsy Shop. Always love making these with a pattern by Vicki Bilek of Tickled Primitive.  

And I have this sweet little Primitive Napping Kitty Pincushion newly listed in my etsy shop as well, which is my own original pattern.

Then in my other Etsy Shop, Red Oak Images I have a new line of earrings made with my photo art!

And here are a few of my primitive pendants in my shop.

Here are few of my newest photos! Enjoy!


Yesterday captured these adorable black squirrels playing under the oak tree! They seemed to freeze when they saw me! LOL

And finally got a shot of a hummer on the Canna's!

The other morning when I was taking pictures of the hummingbirds, this little chickadee decided to take a little morning nap. It' stayed like that for about 5 minutes. You can see it's little black head tucked under it's wing. Never seen anything like this before. 

Sweet little male hummer

Sweet dove sunny herself. Love!

OK...that's it for now. Everyone have a wonderful Sunday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Where has the Summer Gone!

Here it is August already! The kids in our area have gone back to school. They have year round school, that they started when my daughters were in middle and high school. Loved the schedule. They are now all grown up, 27 and 29 years old.

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and her family visited us for 4 days as they had another wedding to attend in Peoria. My son in law has lots of family there. I treasured every second they were here because we won't see them until Christmas.

In this shot Max and Cora kept running up to the garage door saying "cheese" because I was taking their picture. :)

This is the sandbox my daughter (pictured to the right) played in when she was a little girl. That's my son in law Michael and Cora. The week before they got to our house hubby cleaned out the sandbox. For years it was filled with weeds, sticks and ash from years of burning leaves in the fall. About 5 years ago they banned burning in our area. Hubby bought fresh sand and it was as good as new!

Here's my little blondie Max. He is the most sweetest little boy. Now I'm missing them again. Oh well...time to get on Skype again.

The deer are still hanging around in our neighborhood. I don't see them as often as I was. Here's a couple shots that I caught of them today. The babies are getting bigger.

Now that my grand kids have gone back home to North Carolina, I've gotten back into sewing and jewelry making. Working on snowmen and pumpkins. I've had several requests for snowmen already! I'll be sure to update about them when they are finished.

I've made a few pairs of earrings with my photo's for my Red Oak Images etsy shop. They are for sale now. I love the way have turned out. I'll be listed more as I'm getting my shop ready for Christmas!

They measure 1" long and little over a half inch wide.

Impatiens from my flower boxes

New Guinea Impatiens

Pretty Much Picasso Petunia's 

Sweetunia Mystery Petunias

My Ornamental Grass is starting to bloom!

OK I need your help. This is my first time growing strawberries. I had 3 strawberries in the spring when I planted this. They didn't last very long as the birds got them. I haven't had one blossom since. What am I doing wrong? The plant looks really healthy!