Monday, August 29, 2011

Autumn is in the Air!Everyone is busy making pumpkins, scarecrows, witches and such! I love it! The oranges, yellows, reds, browns... the warm colors of Fall that makes you feel all cozy inside. The cool night air, crickets chirping and pretty sunsets. I love this time of year and will enjoy the next few months.
Speaking of love...
I have come across one of the best pattern makers in the prim world, Tennessee Ridge Primitives by Becky Erickson. If you haven't heard of her, you have to give her a holler. I absolutely love her patterns.
They are very detailed and very easy to understand. She just says it like it is, no guess work involved. She is a super lady that strives to satisfy her customers and loves fed back. You can find her at and I just know she would love to hear from you! I have just finished a few of her patterns and have a few more in the works. These are posted on ebay and are up for auction this week along with all of the other awesome antiques and primitives flying off the shelves right now. One thing her patterns call for is cinnamon, lots and lots of cinnamon!

I have been baking more cinnamon these past couple weeks then my poor boys can stand. They come running into the kitchen when the smells waft down the halls and through the house only to find Mama baking a cat head sprinkled with cinnamon...again!
Sorry the pics are so big, I'm not computer literate at all! And just lucky to get them up! Ha! But I'm tryin! Like the song goes...Oh Lord, I'm tryin!

I have been invited to join the Handmade Art Fair ladies and what an honor to be a part of such talent!

 Brenda Sanker of The Vintage Polka Dot so graciously made this button for me 
Isn't he cute?! And isn't she a sweetheart?! Thanks Brenda!!

How about a Rusty update before I turn in...She is doing great! Her surgery was a piece of cake, she slept it off really and was back on her feet in just a couple of days. Her brothers took extra good care of her. Animals amaze me! They were nervous the day of her surgery and with the fact that she was gone all day. Then when she came home instead of tackling her as usual, they tiptoed around her, gave her soft nudges and kisses. They layed next to her oh so gently. Animals are so good for the soul and are so Impressive! Thanks to everyone who sent prayers and means alot to us! So off to work on more witches and ghosts, scarecrows and pumpkins and the like. Maybe I'll even make my boys some real food topped with cinnamon!! Won't they be surprised!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shaker Woods Festival

I just got back from the Shaker Woods Festival in Columbiana, Oh. and let me tell you, there were some very talented people selling their crafts there. I stopped by a few primitives boothes and was just blown away at the awesome things they had created. If you get a chance, you gotta go! It will be running for the next three weekends.
Primitive Gatherings, Back Door Primitives and my absolute favorite Country at Heart to name a few had alot of pretty prim dolls but mostly halloween items up for sale today. They are also on-line so stop in and say hello to the gals.
I even saw some humpty dumpty dolls that I recognized as a pattern from Lucys Lazy Dayz. Lucy, you would have been proud! She did a great job!!
The weather was great, blue skies and a lovely breeze. Hubbs and I had a most wonderfully relaxing day.
I have been working on a few dolls that will be going up for auction on ebay. One is this pumpkin doll that will be hard to part with, I love her!! She is so creepy and yet she is beautiful also. How do you like the spider on her hat? I hot glued a little bell to a big bell and attatched some wire for legs then painted black, pretty cool, huh? I have two large black dolls in the making and an americana girl also.
Someone had posted on creating the hive about a new selling market called groove press. I signed up with a special deal of buy one month for 8.99 get 5 months free. You can't really go wrong with that deal, right?! So now I'm selling on etsy, ebay and groove press. If you have heard of this new market or if you are selling there too drop me a line and let me know how you like it.
Rusty is doing well and fitting in just right! She is scheduled to be spayed next sat. so say some prayers for her if you have a minute. Thanks for all of the emails and blessings sent her way...we love it!! I read them all to her!! Take care and prim blessings