Thursday, December 23, 2010


Merry Christmas!! Im wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday. Christmas has come so fast this year. There is always so much to do. I have my baking about done and have to wrap today. My house is clean for the first time since summer (too many craft shows). I sat down and drew some bunny patterns yesterday. I havnt made anything new in a couple of weeks and Im feeling the need to get back at it. I did finish up these stockings for next year. Whatch think? Not sure how I will detail them, maybe jsut leave them plain and simple.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vintage Santa Collection

I love old vintage Santas. I just started collecting them a few years ago. There's something aobut the jolly ole fella that I am drawn to. I like the old small santa and elf ormanents too. Heck I like it all!!! I bought the silver tree and put it in a bucket that I decorated. I made the ball ornies on the tree from paper clay and wire. Its perfect for my vintage ornies.

Prim Window

I love my Prim window. I change the topper with the season. You can make these economical. I got the window at the Mercantile Antiques ($5.00) It was a bit rickety, but a few screws fixed that. I put 3 cup hangers along the top so I can easily change the decor with the season. The wispy greenery (Hobby Lobby) is 2 sprigs hung so they make a natural curton. Old vintage bulbs hung by fishing line. LOVE It!!!

The Stockings Were Hung!

Didnt have room on the firepalce for the stockings so I hung them in the dining area on another peg board I have made. The board is an old level (dumpster find) that I put Antique Repo. nails on for hangers. My mice hang out all over the house year round. Funny since I have "handmade" mice about I havnt seen any "real" mice.


My kids love this lighted and moving Mr and Mrs Clause. They are not really my prim style but they have sentimental value. I have had them for years. The top of the fireplace has a set of angels the kids made in preschool. We put them out every year. My stocking is from Kelly in a swap at Swap it. The tree on the right is a favorite from my friend Sandra at the Howling Hag.

My Prim Tree

I bought myself this 5 foot prim style tree and put my handmades from friends and some of mine on it. I used grubbied rope for the garland and silicone lights from my friend Angie (Love the Primitive Look)

Mouse Ornies

I love my mouse ornie set from my friend Sharon. I made the peg hanger from reproduction nails and and and old vintage board thing. I forgot what it was used for.

Kids Tree All Done

Now where should we put tht ornie.

Less than a week before xmas. Looks like we will have a white xmas here in central Illinois. We have had a foot of snow already and it hasnt been above freezing in weeks. Brrr.... Im sharing a few pics of my favorite things about our house. I love prim but not all my family does so I put up my own little prim tree. I enjoyed watching the kids decorate our big tree. Its full of ornaments with centamental value to them. Lots of paper ornaments they made in early years and their own specific ornaments. Guess they have been making memories.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Melting Snowman $15.00 plus $5.50 shipping SOLD

My melting snowman is 10 inches tall and 10 inches across. He is made of grunged cotton batting, has flossed facial features and stick arms. I dusted him with a good layer of snow and hung a bell on his arm.

Three Prim Snomwan in Vintage Tin

This sweet arangement went to the shop I sell in. I liked it so much that I had to share. I wont be disapointed if it doesnt sell!!!

New Santas on vintage Spools

I just got these Santa heads on a spool done today. They are 12 inches long, have pinch stitched and flossed facial features and sheep wool hair and beard. They can be tucked in a bucket/ plant like a poke or hung on a wall or tree. $10 each plus $5 shipping.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Front Yard

Finaly got a bit decorated in the front yard. Of course I missed all the nice weather and did this when it was 20 degreee out and 8 inches of snow. Better late than never , right!

Its Winter

Brrr... I think winter is here in the midwest. We had 8 inches Friday night. Today it is blowing on the country roads. Bitter cold is here as well. Single digits tonight. I think I'll grab an extra blanket!

Santa Ornies Wholesale Demo's

I made these guys as demos for my 2010 wholesale line. They retail for 7.50 each. These guys are made of painted and grunged osnaburg and have pinch stitched and flossed facial features. Two have sheep wool beard and one and a painted moustach and beard (he's my favorite). They measure aprx 7 inches tall and have a loop for hanging. Specail deal on my bog for $15 for all, plus $5 shipping. This is all there is. Watch for more good deals here!

Reindeer on ETSY

I just put a set of my prim Reindeer on ETSY. They were very popular this year. I love making reindeer. Im thinking they may need a sleigh to go with them. Pattern comming soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Special Orders Done!!!

I have my "Prancer" special orders and a Horsecollar wreath all done. Its nice to know that they will be going to someones home to celebrate the Holidays!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pair of Ticking Stick Santas

These stick guys are from my stick series last year. They measure 10 inches tall and are made of ticking, muslin and sheep wool. They have pinch stitched and flossed facial features and are holding a pine and bell garland. they can stand propped on a shelf or hang on a wall or wreath. This is my last set of stick Santas. $20 plus shipping

Burlap Stocking

My primitive burlap stocking is 16 inces tall. I tucked in some rustic sprig of greens that look about as old as the stocking. I just have one of these for sale. I did not have this at my shows, its new for 2010. $18.50 plus shipping.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Big snowmen

I had some new big snowmen with old quilt clothes.
Cant leave out the horsecollar wreath.

Unique show items

I thought i would share my daughters Elf Boots she made all by herself. I like dmy snoman on a metal dustpan made into a chalkboard and my funnel snowman.

Gifford Show

Monday, November 8, 2010

2010 Chris Cringle Show

I just loved this horsecollar wreath that I made for Chris cringle. I will be having another one for Gifford State Bank Show NOv. 20 and 21st. This is my booth space at the show. I love seeing all my wonderful customers. My camera has been on the fritz so I apologige for not having much on line. Hope to get a new one today!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Work Craft Show

Heres a few pics of my display at Provenas employee craft show. This moring had a beautiful sunrise with a bit of fog an the field.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Snowmen in the works.

Thought I owuld share a bit of works for this year. They arnt finished but getting there. Its hard to think SNOW when its 85 out. Makes for great grunging though!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

apple POrk Festival

A few pics of my booth at Apple Pork last weekend. Despite the rain, wind and cold I did pretty good. I love meeting the customers and seeing their reactions to my stuff.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Prim candle holders

A few gourds and garland.

Getting Ready for a Show

Ive been so busy getitng ready for the Apple POrk Festival next weekend in Clinton Ill. I love this festival and have not set up there for seveveral years. It should be a fun time. I have lots of handmade goodies, and recreated salvaged items for it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Witches

My new Witches are big and mounted on an old washer plunger. I used some new flax for their hair, love how it looks, so old and stringy. They will each be holding a broom but I didnt get it done today. Maybe tomorrow......

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pumpkin Screen

My friend Chis gets me the best salvaged items.She gave me this old wood screen. Its perfect for fall and halloween. I took a break form sewing and painted today. Also did some old windows and an old door. IM getting ready for the Apple POrk festival in September.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fall items

I sure cant believe that summer is almost gone. Doesnt seem like it with the temp in the 90's. Its been so darn hot!! Been woking on new fall prims. I have a new hunch back witch , pumpkin makedos , and lots of fall things to see.