Thursday, December 31, 2009

Had a Great Xmas with Family and Friends.

I cant believe that 2009 is almost over. Boy the time sure flies. Im wishing all of you a great 2010. We had a great xmas and hope you all did to. Heres a few of our holiday pics this year. Ty did go fishing in the wind and iced pond on xmas day. The fort is in the back yard. He was out there for hours making it.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Prim Santas

My friend Amanda gave me the coolest blue and white vintage blanket. I made her a Prim Santa doll. HOpe she likes it.

New Santa and Snowman

Christmas is almost here and Im still making new designs. This is the most inspiring time of year for me. I am hooked on using pipecleaners. What do you think of my new Santa and Snowman? They have poseable arms and legs.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Just finished a herd of horses.

I had a customer suggest that I make small horses wiht stick legs. I did and they were big hit. Here is my second herd all finished.

Getting ready for the holidays!

Finaly got the tree up last night. Still tyring to finish up orders and odds and ends, shop and back. You all know the drill. Thought I would show the tree. The kids had a good time decorating it with their ornaments. I must say they are getting pretty good at it these days!!

I love my mouse wall. I have a few more scattered around the dining area.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving! Im having a Black Friday giveaway Fiday Nov. 27th of a free orny with each purcase that day AND a set of 6 of my wax dipped candy canes for Cyber MOnday week of Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th. This is good on my web store and Lemon Poppy Seeds store. Click the links to the left to take you to my stores. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and eat some turkey!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 New Creations

I thought I would share a few pics of some new stuff for the last show. My big reindeer were a hit.

2009 Gifford State Bank Show

Here's a few pics from the Gifford State bank show this past weekend. I didnt get a pic till the last day so my booth was pretty bare. Had a great show. Thanks to all my loyal customers.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

2009 Chris Cringle

Thought I would share a few pictures from the show this year.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ty's fish

Ty got his bass back from being mounted. It looks great on his wall. Ty is 10 and caught this bass by himself this summer. He is quite the fisherman.

Versatile Santa!!

Time is ticking here at the Palace. First show is next week. I thought I would show my big tall standing Santa form, I dressed him for Halloween. Just added a vampire cloak and scary mask. The eyes intermitently glow red. In a few days he will be a vintage standing Santa! Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New display

I have the backdrop for my show dispaly done. Yeah- is that ever a relief. The green turned out just like I envisioned it after it was antiqued. That doesnt happen often! I didnt paint the old door on the left end. Its to chippy and has to much character. The end doors are the sides and the brown window will be raised up to the level of the top of the doors. That way I can see who is shopping at the shows. I use hinges to hold them together and put a table in the front. The entire piece is about 15 foot long.
I'll take some pics when it is all assembled and set up.

Im devastated!

I have been working on the horse, had it all painted and one of my shutter doors fell on it and broke it. What a bumer. I had it all painted , just needed to take it off the stand and put it on a wonderful old spool and whola- a carosel horse! It would have been perfect for one of my Santas. Oh well, maybe next year.

Big Helpers

Jenna and Ty have been busy making their projects for the shows.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Big Helper

Thank you so much Jenna for painting my show backdrop for me. What a big help. I must say that I will be the only one with a lime green backdrop. I wanted something to make my prims pop! I will antique it a tad to tone it down. What do you think? I'll post when its done and assembled. It will be 3 sets of bifold doors and 2 french style doors all hinged together. While Jenna was busy painting away Mary (our dog) was sunning herself. Oh the life of a dog!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Snowman Makedo's

Heres a couple of snowman makedo's I made from some old funnels. I love giving vintage finds new life.

A couple of Santas I have been working on. Santas are my favorite to make. Make sure to visit back, I will be posting new creations as I get them done.

They're comming along!

Ive been stitching an da stitching. The snowmen are comming along. Just need to put on the finishing accessories and a tad of glass glitter here and there. I finaly feel like I am making progress- 6 weeks to the first show. Good thing I have a big living room!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Let it Snow!

Hi all. Just making more snowmen and more snowmen these days. My kitchen has become a work shop for the next two months. I though I would share a pic of the guys in progress. Im on to the finishing touches now, then off to make another batch!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Goodies from the Apple Pork Festival

I went to the Apple Pork Festival in Clinton Illinois yesterday. I absolutly love to go there. There is a whole area designated to antiques and junk. Its my favorite place to go. I aways get great finds there to use with my primitives. I must be getting into the holiday spirit beacuse many of my purchases were red. I will be using most of these finds to make my holiday items for shows. Are you curious as to how I will use them? I'll post a pic when they are done. First show is in 6 weeks so make sure to check back.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Winding up Fall Listings

I just listed this set of witch boots on EBAY. Fall is in the air and I am in full force creating for xmas shows. It has been beautiful here for the last 2 weeks. Its hard to get in the holiday swing wiht such perfect weather. Make sure to check out my fall items in my web store, ETSY and Lemon Poppy Seeds on line marketplace. Several pieces are gone but there is still great stuff available for fall.

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Little Santa Critters

My fingers have been busy stiching the day away. I just got a batch of these Santa Critters done. They are small and can be ornaments or tucks. They stand propped and are about 7 inches tall. I would love to hear what you think about them. I love to make the hangers with moss. I came up with this pumpkin hanger to.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Web Store is filled for Fall

Looking for Fall Prims? My web Store ( ) is filled for fall. I dont mass produce so if you see something you like dont let it slip away. I have a few fall items on ETSY and Lemonpoppyseeds. Just click on the banners to the right.

Yikes, first Holiday Show is less than 3 months away!

How did the time get away from me. Hope all had a great summer, It sure seemed to zoom past. I have such fun making fall prims that I almost hate to start xmas. Time is ticking and the Elves are busy here at the Palace. The kids are back in school and Im kicking it in high gear here. Here is my new Spooky Snowman heads and a set of prim snowman Ornies. I love these little guys. Im working on santa versions of them to. Wanna See?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Spooky Pumpkin Heads.

I finaly got a grouping of these spooky pumpkin heads done. I love how they turned out. They have a boxed bottom and will stand on their own. The pumpkin and crow are a doorhanger. It is a nice fall piece and looks great on an old shutter. Im only making a few new fall pieces now as its time to stock up for xmas holiday shows. I will still be listing quite a bit of fall on my online sites (see links) for the next month or so. Anyone got a few extra hours in the day. I had hoped to get a bunch of xmas done this summer but didnt get nearly enough done. The kids are back in school next week so I hope to get cranking!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Bakers Cabinet

Check out my new Bakers Cabinet that My Aunt Sis gave me to store my craft supplies in. Its is useful and looks great. Thank you ,thank you thank you aunt Sis!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

St Louis Zoo

We recently went to St Louis to pick my mom up who is here for a few weeks. My friend Pam loves flamingos so these are for her. I personaly love the Penguins.

Hoosier Cabinet

Look what I got at the Antique shop I sell in.(Mercantile Antiques in Saint Joseph Il.) I have been looking for one for my sunroom to keep "stuff" in. Its very chippy and peely. Perfect! I almost put it in the foyer but thought hubby would have a cow.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ive been making pies!!

Ive been making pies today. I got these cool enamel pie plates last month at my favorite flea market and knew I would make pies for the upcomming holiday season. I ahve come up wiht apple and pumpkin. I have some drid apple slices to put on the apple. Sorry hubby and kids. Dont get to excited, you cant eat them!!!!

I have been trying to get a head start on the xmas season. I have a few new snowman and santas about done. I'll post soon!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Garden Window Herbs

My herbs are doing fantastic in my garden window. They add a fresh taste to summer meals.