Thursday, August 18, 2016

Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update tonight!

You will find many new Fall handmades on the PHM update tonight at 9pm Est.  Be sure to stop by!  Many items sell quickly!
This is what you will find on my page this month! 

I will be offering some of my mom's sweet old blue quilt pinkeeps this month! Just love the soft old fabric! 


I can take a few orders for these Pumpkin Jacks on the oil can! Send me an email to order.

I was so excited when I found this unique scoop in an antique store last weekend!  It makes the perfect little frame for the blue tulip punch needle.  Held in place with a magnet so not to destroy the value of the scoop!

I've also been collecting these old frying pans to create a series of punch needle design inserts! 
Up first.... a BOO Pumpkin for Fall!
Also, attached by magnet!

Still loving little chairs!  
I hooked a chair pad with a simple pumpkin for this sweet natural wood chair!

Enjoy the weekend ahead and stay cool! 




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update is Tonight!

Hope you are enjoying the Summer! Sounds like the weekend is going to be very very hot! 
Tonight at 9pm eastern the pages of Primitive Handmades Mercantile will be filled with some wonderful new handmades! 
 The artists have been busy of Fall and all the goodies that go with it!  
Hope you can find something for your home this month! Be sure to stop by all the pages to see what we've been up to!

I fell in love with this tiny little washboard in the antique shop! The perfect little Fall punch which is attached with velcor so you can switch it out!

And this little veggie slicer!  The punch is attached with a hanger so it can be switched out too!

How about a punched crow on a pumpkin mounted on a vintage oil can!  Love those things for bases!

Loving my newest sewing clamp! Pumpkin Jacks ready to travel to a new home!!

A Pumpkin Doll with a small ear of corn.... perfect colors of Fall.  I used a pattern by Lottie Laychak of Sweetpeas Primitives to create this little gem!

Stay cool and have a great evening!!!


Friday, July 1, 2016

Primitive Quilts & Projects Fall 2016 Issue

Excited for the Fall 2016 issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects to hit the stands and mailboxes any day now! 
 One of my punch needle box patterns titled "Pumpkin Box" will be included! 
If you haven't subscribed to this magazine it is a beauty! 
You can purchase it on the PQP site!  
I have the thread kits packed up and ready to ship!  The kit includes the unfinished wood box, 5 Balls of Valdani Threads and weavers cloth to complete the project! 



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Valdani Thread Kits for Magazine Patterns

To all my stitching and punching friends!!! 
My two newest patterns in the Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher's magazine and Primitive Quilts & Projects are due out anytime now!
Get your thread/box kits while supplies last!  If you miss out on this round I will be restocking!
Find them on my website Here!





Thursday, June 16, 2016

New offerings on Primitive Handmades Mercantile tonight!

New offerings have been added to the pages of PHM
 We have 5 new artists joining us this month so be sure to check us out! 
Here is what you will find on my page!  
Just can't seem to put the punch down!

5 New Antique Spoon

I designed and appliqued this "Liberty" Pouch






Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Offerings for May 2016

Here we are in the middle of May!  So hard to believe but time is still flying by!  
I have been busy scouring the antique malls looking for vintage spoons, ladles, dippers and flippers!  They make the perfect piece to add my newest punch needle styled fraktur designs.  
Tonight at 9pm est these 4 "treasures" will be available on my page! ! Attached by magnets so the value of the antique is not ruined!

Also this sweet little red rocker with a hooked "Liberty" rug!

A wool pinkeep on clamp with a sunflower and bee!


And this sweet wool pillow with a punched insert!  This pattern is available in the soon to be released Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher's magazine Summer 2016 issue!  

Be sure to stop by PHM and see what all these talented ladies have to offer!  A fun shopping experience!



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New punch needle pattern!

The joy of punching!  
When I first started punching it seemed like a long boring process!  My sights were always set on the small designs that I could complete in a short period of time.  
It wasn't until after I could thread the needle without getting the instruction booklet out, learning how to relax my hand while punching away and the discovery of Valdani threads did I really start to enjoy the process. 
I now look forward to setting down in the evenings to punch away! Nothing more relaxing than a drum tight piece of fabric on the frame and a beautiful work of art coming to life one punch at a time. I really think my husband is getting use to the sound of the punch because he no longer says "do you need to be so noisy"!  
This is my largest design to date measuring 7 1/2 inches by 5 inches.   I'v always been intrigued by the Pennsylvania Fraktur paintings of the 1800's which inspired this Blue Bird Fraktur design.  I love the look of mirrored images and flowers so look for more to come! 
The pattern can be purchase in my Etsy shop as an e-pattern or a mailed pattern with weavers cloth and on Patternmart as an e-pattern.