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!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Time to Relax!

Hope all my blogging friends had a joyful Christmas!! It was a quiet one for us. Glad to have all the hustle and bustle behind me. Now I can just sit, relax and do nothing if I wish!

I've had limited time to take any photos lately, but did manage to get a amazing photo of one of the deer that regularly visit my backyard a few days before Christmas. It was the morning after we had a over night snowfall.

Love the snow on her head from the night before.

Love these Red Bellied Woodpeckers that come to my feeder.

I have a big collection of Vintage Ball Glass Jars on the glass shelf in my kitchen window. This year I decided to buy some battery powered rice lights and put them in a few of my jars. I think they look spectacular at night. Like a jar of fireflies!

I will slowly get back to creating again for my Etsy Shop. I'm thinking of making a few of my coin purses for Valentines day.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Primitive Print Block Bird Ornies

Something brand new in my Etsy Shop!! Visit my shop here -----> Rock River Stitches. They were fun to create! Made my own pattern on a linocut block. Then just used fabric ink and printed on muslin. They are just $3.00 a piece.

In other news....I became a grandmother for the third time on Dec. 1st !!!!
My oldest daughter has now given me 3 beautiful grandchildren!

Introducing Emmett!

 My Daughter, granddaughter and Baby Emmet just a few hours old!!

 Mommy and Emmett at 1 week


I love baby hands!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

~Happy Thanksgiving~

Wishing all my blog friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! And safe travels if you will be traveling this holiday season. I made 2 apple pies today and my house smells wonderful! I so can't wait to eat all the fixings tomorrow!!

Just wanted to post about another couple of Primitive Christmas dolls that I just listed in my Etsy Shop! Please visit here -----> Rock River Stitches

Every time I make one of these dolls I fall in love with them and want to keep them. But I then decide that I have to let them go.

I also have sale going on at my Society6 website!! FREE SHIPPING now through Cyber Monday!!! Please visit here -----> Society6 

Save on all my fine art photography items!!!

Be sure to come back soon....I'm working on something entirely new!!!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Primitive Santa and Snowman Coming to Town!!

Finished a couple of Primitive Dolls this past weekend!! These have to be my two most favorite designs to make from my whole pattern line!

These two Primitive Holiday Dolls will be ready for sale in my Etsy Shop tonight!! You can check out my shop by clicking -------> Rock River Stitches

Have a Wonderful Evening!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Primitive Icicle Snowman Ornies

Finished the most adorable Primitive Icicle Snowmen Ornaments yesterday. They are newly listed in my Etsy Shop now! I'm selling them in a set of 6.

I have a huge Oak Tree in our back yard that drops the most perfect acorns. I was out looking for tree branches for my owl ornies that I make and came across a ton of the acorn caps laying on the ground. So I collect a bunch and tried to think of something to make with them and thought of these ornaments! What do you say.....should I make a pattern???

Last week I made up a couple more of my Primitive Owl Ornies as I sold the very last one last week in my etsy shop.

They too are now listed in my Shop here----->Rock River Stitches

Making this post very short....Working on a Santa Doll and hope I can get him finished the end of the week!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

New Primitive Goodies!!!

Oh my goodness...I can't believe how long it's been since I lasted posted on my blog.

I can tell you that I have been extremely busy creating! And it's awhile since I have made a new pattern. I've noticed that Fox's have become very popular lately and thought I would create one. As of yesterday I now have a new pattern for my Fox pincushion on Pattern Mart and in my etsy shop.

And I have the finished Fox Pincushion for sale in my Etsy Shop too.
I have a few Christmas Items newly made and for sale in my Etsy Shop.
My Primitive Crescent Moon Santa Ornies have always been a hit. They are now listed in my Etsy Shop
And these Snowman and Tree Make Do's are very popular. Get requests for these to be made every year!
I currently have 3 sets of these in my shop!!!
A few weeks ago Hubby and I visited my daughter and family in North Carolina. They live close to the Blue Ridge Mountains and it's just beautiful there in the Fall.

Lake Junaluska

Ducks at Lake Junaluska
Well that's it for now. Need to get back to sewing. Many more primitives to create.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Primitive Halloween Goodies!

I have a few new Primitive Halloween items in my Etsy Shop

We've been getting some wonderful cool fall days lately. And with that I start seeing the Buckeye Butterflies. 

And the hummingbirds are gasing up at my feeders, getting ready to fly south. The Male hummingbirds left a couple of weeks ago. I have a few females and male juveniles still around.

This one is a juvenile male

Please don't forget to check out my phone case etsy shop! I'm always adding new cases each week. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

We are finally getting our Summer heat. It seems Summer is way behind this year. Been mostly in the 90's all week. Had a record breaking temp the other day of 97º. 

Finally things have slowed down a little with the phone case whirlwind! I've been so busy with orders and such that I haven't had time to work on Halloween. The Blue Ball Jar phone case has been a HUGE hit! I have also added photo pillow cases to my Red Oak Images etsy shop. I don't have as many pillow cases as the phone case, so if you see a image on a phone case you like that you would like in a pillow case, just let me know. 

Pillow Cases come in 3 different sizes....16" X 16", 18" X 18" and 20" X 20"

 I'm getting requests for a few old primitive items that I had made years. Need to get cracking on those things. I picked up a old wool blanket at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago and thinking that would make some pretty cool primitive pumpkins. So Have that idea in my head right now. 

So that is what is been going on with me lately and trying to keep all my flowers alive with the awful heat we have been having. Every morning I'm outside watering! We need rain really bad. I think it's been about 3 weeks!!

Almost forgot to tell about my experience with growing potatoes!! Last fall I bought what is called a potato bag. You grow potatoes in a bag that is made of a porous fabric. I had never grown potatoes of any kind before. It was super easy! 

In the Spring I bought Red Pontiac seed potatoes. You cut potatoes up in cubes and make sure you have at least one eye on each. Fill your bag with about 4 inches of soil and place you seed potatoes in the bottom. Cover with a couple inches of soil. As the potatoes grow add more soil to the bag. They say every 8 inches of growth add soil. I had a little trouble with the deer eating the plants in the end of the growing season. We harvested the potatoes last Sunday and had about 5 pounds of taters!! Not bad I think for a beginner in a bag! LOL

Purchased my bag at Gardener's Supply Company  

Have a safe Labor Day Weekend my blogging friends!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Primitive Squirrel Pattern!!

I did something yesterday that I haven't done for a very long time, about 8 months ago. I made a new pattern! By the request of my fans, I now have a pattern for my Autumn Squirrel! 

You can find him in my Etsy Shop HERE And he is listed at Pattern Mart as well.

Besides working on this pattern I also made 2 business Facebook pages! Please stop by and like both my pages to keep up to date on what's going on. 

The weather this morning was so cool, I decided to sit out on the deck. I hadn't taken any pictures of the hummers this year. So I thought I would set a time limit of a hour as I had much to do today. 
This is what I saw!



Mourning Dove

Young Nuthatch 

Young Chickadee

Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird

This weekend I plan to work on some Primitive Halloween Shadow Boxes!!!
Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Where has the Summer gone?

Can you believe in about a week it will be August! Where has the summer gone? I'm enjoying it puttering around in my gardens. And I can't complain to much about the weather. It's 70º right now and that is very unusual for us here in the Midwest.

I had a request for a Flamingo Coin Purse for my sister's friend. I do believe it turned out pretty cute! What do you think? Should I sell these in my etsy shop? 

Today I will be starting on a few new Primitive Halloween Goodies!! I'll post here with my new creations!!

A Sunflower planted courtesy of my chipmunk friends. 

Below are a few new phone case designs that I've listed in my Red Oak Images etsy shop

Click HERE to see these new designs!