Saturday, November 29, 2008

Holiday shop space

Thought I would share my shop space in the Mercantile Antiques , Saint Joseph Illinois. Im done with shows and have been doing some much needed house and yard work. I took a few days from crafting but am getting right back at it for next years holiday season. I have lots of new ideas and plans.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Getting Ready!!!!

Its so busy here in my neck of the woods. I have been stitching the days away and up way before daylight preparing for my second holiday show. Thought I would show a sampling of what I will have for the second show. Hope you all are well and we start the hectic holiday season.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chris Cringle Craft Show 2008

Thought i would share my booth at the 2008 Chris Cringle craft show. One more show to go!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First show next weekend!!

Sorry, I have neglected my blog, that first show has jsut crept up on me. I do two shows and they are both early this year. Yikes!!!Thought I would share a few of my new creations for this season. These are a candycane bandit on a crow, a belsnickle santa and a standing snowman. As you know I strted making patterns this year, but have not had the time to put more new designs into pattern format with preparing for shows. I will be putting my new designs this year into pattern format for next year when it slows down a bit for me. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Newest Pattern!

Here is my newest pattern that I will introduce on Ebay this weekend. I just love this one. What do you think?

Busy Busy Busy!!!

The days are getting short and cool 30's - 60's here in the midwest. The trees are starting to turn and fall is in the air. The first show for The Primitive Palace is 5 weeks away!! Where does the time go? My house is a mess, there are stuffing boxes and body parts in every nook and cranny. Thought I would share my firpalce. It is where I tend to pile up what I am working on. (well one of the places) Keepin mind that these dolls are not all finished. I have a few holiday patterns listed on ebay as an auction.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Look what Jenna Made!!

Thought I would show a picture of the Eye's my 11 year old daughter Jenna made. I am going to list them on ebay for her. I was making different sizes of pumpkins and had the pattern segments on the counter. She picked them up and put them together and said to make an eye out of them. I told her to go for it. This is what she came up with. I think she has the EYE!!!!!! Hee Heee.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Getting Ready for Holiday Shows!!

Boy where did the summer go? I was going to get so (SEW) much done this summer and be prepared with lots of stock for holiday shows. Well that hasnt happened so guess who will be burning the midnight oil for the next 2 months. I have 2 big shows in November. Hard to believe it will be here soon. To top it all off my machine was in the shop the last week. Just got it back today. While I was out of the stitching business I put together some wood shutter boxes that I will decorate with greenery for holiday shows. I also made the moon shutters and shutter shelves. I dont do much wood anymore except for a little at shows. I think it makes a good mix with the prims and there is a little something for everyone.

Getting Ready for Holiday Shows!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

AB4B Sept Launch

Santa Door Doll

My Santa Door doll didnt make the AB4B launch. I had computer issues for a short time and didnt get the template downloaded for it. Darn!!! Make sure to check out all other listings. They are awesome, great job girls!! You can find the launch items by typing in AB4B CY in the search bar on EBAY. I ended up listing my Santa door doll anyway- just didnt enter him in the lauch.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

2008 Patterns Availabe

Hello and I hope you all have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. Seems like the summer has flown away. I am very busy here getting ready for holiday shows. Naturaly my sewing machine took a dive on me and is in the repair shop for a week!! Gives me an excuse to work on patterns. I have 4 available now for fall. They are the snowman/ pumpkin man combo (great deal- 2 patterns in one), a witch and ghost shelf sitter doll and a ghost door doll. I have a new Santa door doll that will be offered in the AB4B group launch for September. Heres a pic of the patterns I have done now. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Haunted Happenings Group Launch

Here is the Haunted Happenings entry for the AB4B group lauch. It was fun to make.


Look at my prize from Daisy for AB4B August launch

Look at the fantastic prize I got from fellow member Daisy of AB4B for best in show in the August Hanuted Happenings group launch. I just love the candy cane. Make sure to check out AB4B in Ebay for other fantastic offerings from the talented group of gals. They have a themed group lauch the first of every month!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Pattern On EBAY

I finally got my first pattern done and have listed it on EBAY. It has long been a goal of mine to put some of my creations in pattern form. I plan to promote them at my shows, shop space, EBAY and ETSY. Boy was it ever a lot of work. Right now I am just offering the paper version but hope to be able to offer epatterns in the future. I'll blog my patterns when the next ones are available! My kids are back in school so its craft city for the holiday season here!! Holiday pics coming soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lil Birdie

Look at the sweet little birdie who decided to hang out my window on my yellow flowers yesterday morning. He sat there the longest while looking around while I was on the computer.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shop Space

Mercantile Antiques
Fall Prims
Fall prims
Shop Space
Thought I would share a few pics of the space I rent in Mercantile Antiques in Saint Joseph Illinois. If your ever in the neighborhood make sure and stop by. St Joseph has several anitque shops if yiou want to make an afternoon of it.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A day at the Illinios State fair

The Butter cow
Going on the rides
First time milking a cow
Ready, aim, fire!

My children and I went to the State fair last week and had a blast. They had never been and were quite impressed. They even got along ALL DAY!! To much to look at to argue. Thought I would share a few pics. Check out the famous butter cow and skunks. Its a tradition to see the butter cow. Weighs about 500 lbs.

Patterns comming soon

Being a pattern designer has been a goal of mine for quite a while. While I make most of my own designs, I have not had the time to sit and write them out. (much less figure out the technical aspect) I have been working on making a few patterns. I hope to offer some soon. What do you think of my versatile holiday door dolls? I made the pumpkin one last year and he was a hit so I thought I would start with him.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My little helpers

Lots of activities going on here. The days have been buzzing by before school starts. In the last week both kids have been in the local parade with scouts, we had a town fall festival, my son is still playing ball, we went to the Illinois state fair and a water park. Been a pretty busy week. This weekeknd is not much different- two swimming parties and company from out of town. I have worked a few shifts in there to. Still managed to get a little crafting done, just no pics taken yet. Thought I would throw in a few pics of my little helpers.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New witches 2008

Good evening. I had a full crafting and creating day today. I came up with these witch door dolls. I will be listing them on ebay soon. Thanks for looking .

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New to Blogging

Pardon me, Im still trying to learn the blogging ropes. I posted a picure of fall creations in the above blog but it did not show up. Im going ot try it again.

It looks like it will work for me now (just need to read the fine print) Hope you enjoy peeking at my firepalce. I tend to stack what I have finished there.

Fall Haunted Happenings

Hello as the dog days of summer are winding down. I have been very busy with fall creations. Be sure to checkout my ETSY and EBAY listings under Primitivepalace. Holiday shows are jsut around the corner. I will be listing fall through August then on to Holiday items. Where has the year gone? It seems like the kids just got out of school. We'll be school shopping next week already!