Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Vintage Rajah Brand collection!

Stop by the PHM blog and read a bit about my vintage collection of Rajah Brand spices and jars!  Learn how I got started and a bit of history! 
Make sure you are following the blog too because we post 3 times a week with road trips, happenings of PHM and tutorials! 

Here is a peek!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Offerings on PHM

Another month has come and gone! So hard to believe we are in the 3rd week of June already! I've been busy creating new offerings for the Primitive Handmades Mercantile update! Stop by and see all the wonderful new handmades from the gals!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PHM Giveaway!

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We hope to post 3 times a week with fun places our artists like to visit, tutorials and down right fun stuff! To kick things off we are having a giveaway!
You could one of Prairie Prim's elephants or one of my stitchery pillows just by following us and leaving comments on any of the posts we've made so far!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pictures from the Woolen Willow Hooking Retreat!

I'm still trying to get back to my daily work routine since returning from another fun filled and relaxing rug hooking retreat at the Blackwater Falls Lodge in WV!  Jeni and Sally from the Woolen Willow sure do a great job at hosting a relaxing time with a large group of ladies who all share the love of quilting, hooking and appliqueing! 
This is my new project which will find a home on my wall hopefully real soon! I started it at the retreat but ran out of black wool so didn't quite get it finished!  It's an Anne-tiques pattern by Anne Nichols!  Anne has such beautiful designs and her patterns come to you, ready to hook, in the neatest form possible!  I loved the colors she used on her model so I tried to pull the wool, with the help of my friend Kathy, in similar colors! Loving it! 

Here is Karen Martinsen of KM Primitives, myself and Lisa George of FireFly Fields!

Here are just a few of the wonderful hand mades being created this weekend! 
Diana's detailed proud Rooster!  She uses a tiny worm in a #4 cut!

Linda of Grant Street Woolworks took a break from rug hooking and played with her tiny little iron making tiny little quilt patches!

Genny started a beautiful rug!

Margo making a matching step riser for her chair pad!  She also uses a tiny size cut!

Joanne was working on Christmas trees!  She will back these with wool and mount them to old spools!  So cute!

This was beautiful!  I was being called the roving reporter but didn't make a good one because I did not write down names!!!  I'm not sure who this is!  I did get permission to post the picture online though! She put a crocheted edge on this!  

And here are our sweet hosts from the Woolen Willow!  Sally has been working on this hooked piece for 15 years she said! Such a funny lady!  I did see that the pattern is from 2000 so its only been 14! LOL  She did make a bit of progress so hopefully next year she will have it complete!

Here is Jeni working on the hooked rug she offered as a class at the retreat!  She "hooked" some new ladies on rug hooking!

Here we have the owner of The Hen House of Charlotte!  This table had some beautiful wool creations!

And look at these awesome tapestry bags they got together and made!  LOVE!!!

Blogger is giving me grief so I will add more pictures of the retreat another day!  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Offerings on PHM!

New offerings on Primitive Handmades Mercantile are now available! Check out all 26 pages for  new and exciting handmades by the group!  Here is what I have managed to finish up!

Some Spring Chicks in Mohair!  Little life size critters all decked out in their Easter hats!

 Some in wool too!

 A sweet little child's chair with a hooked pad!  It stands 19" tall! 

Love hooked pockets!!!   

 One with simple little pennies too!

Here is too warm weather and blooming flowers!!! Enjoy your day! I appreciate you stopping by my blog!  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A special request!

I had a fun time designing and hooking this sentimental hooked rug for Andrea Owrey.  She wanted a hooked insert for your great grandmas old washboard with her name on it. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New offerings available on PHM tonight!

Happy Spring!
I'm quite excited about the PHM update this evening!
 Lots of colorful and Spring handmades will be available by a wonderful group of artists.  I did some hooking, punching and appliqueing! 
I've been scouring the antique shops for washboards to add a sweet something to the top! I look for the glass scrubbers and the metal ones with a nice patina.  Here are close ups of the two I'm offering on my page this month.  The little lingerie size has a needle punch design inspired by a Pennsylvania Dutch pen and watercolor art of a fraktur bird and flowers which is a pattern by Margaret Shaw.
 This is a design I put together with the inspiration of the bird with the heart wings and flowers in wool applique.  This design will be the free pattern that comes along with the PHM newsletter this month so be sure to sign up if haven't already done so! The newsletter lign up link can be found on the home page of PHM.
I used a pattern by Linda Evans of Grant Street Woolworks to create the sweet little chick hooked bag and the wool pillow.  She has a kit available to create the hooked pocket. If interested please contact  Linda on Facebook to purchase the kit. 
 The wool I used for this pillow is an antique black over-dyed piece.
Last but not least is the burlap pillow that I hooked a bunny pulling a chick in a cart!
Here is the direct link to my page to read more about each offering. While you are there take a look at all the pages! You won't be disappointed!