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 97ยบ. 

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!