Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2012 Halloween items ready now and taking orders

Newest Halloween items for's in 202 days and I can't wait!!
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This primitive Vulture is made out of White Cherry wood. My dear sweet hubby cut out and then sanded the wood for this project. He then painted the eyes, body and wings black, the head flesh and the beak honey.  I added a length of white feather boa around his neck. I attached two bones to his body with rusty wire and hung a loop of jute to his hunched back for easy hanging. The Vulture is 161/2 x 10. With the bones it measures 25" tall, each of the bones are 2.5"wide x 6 long. I sealed the entire Vulture and bones with Thompsons clear water sealer, though watch out for rain when hanging outside...I wouldn't let the feathers get wet.
We used a pattern by Chubs and Co.
What a great primitive Halloween decoration this would make hanging in an entry way, on the porch or in nearby trees to scare the little children on All Hallows Eve! Hahahahaha!

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I started with muslin that I stuffed and painted. The wings are hand stitched on from the outside in four places for extra security. I attached a jute hanger for easy hanging in the trees, on the porch or wherever you would like your scarey vulture to hang. I painted his head flesh color, his beak honey and his eyes black with acrylics then I finished him off by wrapping a white or black feather boa around his neck. He is about 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide. I made these primitive vultures from a Chubs and Co. pattern and aren't they just magnificent?! Wait until the kids get a look at these birds keeping guard over the Halloween Candy! Hang them from the trees or from the porch, they can even sway back and forth in the breeze for a realistic look.

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"This Creepy Witch is from a Kentucky Primitives pattern. From deep in the woods, back in the shadows, lives the old witch & her crow.
She is extremely primitive, old & tattered and faded looking.
She has an old spiral witch hat. She holds her old long skinny crow. She is just a wonderful doll." A quote from Victoria Lynn at Kentucky Primitives
She is a big girl at 36 inches from her feet to her curled hat and her crow is 16 inches long.

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This spooky ghost is a Tennessee ridge primitives pattern by Becky Erickson that I made using muslin that I tightly stuffed with morning glory poly fill. He has a nice sturdy feel to him. Then I painted Mr. Ghostie antique white, coffee stained and then sprinkled with cinnamon. I painted some black eyes and a mouth on for his face that you can see through his sheet. His "sheet" is coffee stained cheese cloth that I baked and then sprinkled with cinnamon. He smells yummy! I made him a rusty pin and rusty bells necklace. There is a wooden dowel in his neck and head and his hands are rusty wired to hold his primitive pumpkin which is painted and stained muslin stuffed hard with morning glory poly fill, tied with jute and I inserted a real wood stem. Topping this pumpkin off is some primitive Spanish moss and a painted muslin leaf.
His dimensions are 27 inches tall from top of head to bottom of sheet.

That is what is on the work bench for now, I will list new items as I finish them
I take payment by paypal and propay or you can mail me a check.
Thanks for looking and for buying handmade primitives!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Second Craft Show

My next show will be at The (Very First Annual) Spring Craft show, inside the Fredonia Presbyterian

Church.  Located at 24 water st. Fredonia pa 16124. There will be door prize drawings every half hour.

Be sure to jot down Sat. April 28, 2012    9am to 3pm and stop by to say hi!!! Hope to see you there!!!

Deep in the Woods Witch and Crow

I just listed this wicked fun grungy witch and crow from the "Deep in the Woods" Series by Victoria Lynn at Kentucky Primitives. She is delightfully primitive and to borrow
Victorias description (because she says it so perfectly...)
From deep in the woods, back in the shadows, lives the old witch & her crow.

She is extremely primitive, old & tattered and faded looking.

She has an old spiral witch hat. She holds her old long skinny crow. She is just a wonderful doll.

I made two of these dolls so that I could list one on etsy at
and one on ebay at

                               Item number: 120891166375

I just love how she turned out! Thanks for the great pattern Victoria Lynn!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy April Everyone!!

Happy April Everyone!!
The crocus and daffodils have sadly gone, giving room for the pretty tulips and hyacinths in my yard. I can't believe the bunnies haven't eaten them all like they did last year. They had a great meal on me...mowing my flowers down to the ground, leaving nothing but little nubby stems!! But not this year! So far anyways!!
I don't know about you but our weather here in Sharon, Pa has been going to extremes. One week it is hot in the 70s-80s then the next it's in the 30s-40s...Brr! We have even had a couple of frost advisories. I am ready for some consistency! Remind me of this when it is full blown summer and I am sweating in the 90 degree weather, panting and searching for some shade...
One of my favorite things to do outside is to paint my prim dolls. All winter long I sew my muslin creations and wait for the snow to melt so that I can go outside and paint them, then hang them in the trees or on the clothes line to dry. Like these new prim Vultures that I just made from a Chubs and Co. Pattern

It's so much nicer than trying to do that in the house without making a mess. Hubby dusted off my work table and brought it outside a few weeks earlier this year for me. He's oh so sweet!! So a painting I did!!
And so to make room for my newest additions, I am having a "Spring Sale" at my etsy
Prices are getting slashed! I have reduced prices on 17+ items so far and I am not done yet! Everything from little bunnies to big mammy dolls. So come take a peek and see if there is anything that would make your prim home that much sweeter!

Yesterday was our very first show "The Covered Bridge" Craft Show. It was at the Reynolds High School and benefited their Key Club. I was super nervous and oh so excited! I didn't sell as much as I would have liked to and learned that you really have to come down on your prices for these shows. So hopefully the next show will be even better! Today I am a slight shade less green and have some experience under my belt!
I wanted to give a great big "Thank You" to everyone who came out to support us, it meant so much!!!

I love meeting new people! Especially crafters. It is amazing to me to see what can be made with just our hands and some imagination, oh the variety of hand crafted items at a craft show. There were things made that I wouldn't have ever thought to make! Such as fabric bowls, made on a basic sewing machine with cording and pretty fabrics and a zig zag stitch!
This new crafty friend that I made is Carolyn Parker and her business is Carolyn's Crafted Collection. She makes the most beautiful hand crafted fabric pottery. You can find her on Facebook, so stop on by and say hi and tell her Angelbugprims sent you!

Until next time, Happy Easter Everyone!!!