Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Check out this tutorial for a Primitive Snowman Ornament!

I know I'm a little late here but the OFG blog has a wonderful tutorial every Tuesday created by one of the members! You can find the directions here for this "Winter Blessings" ornament that I've created! Please show us your finished projects! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

EZ Craft Show and a Warm Winter Giveaway by the OFG Team!

The EZ Craft Show has begun!!! Stop by for some great gift giving "treasures". Pictured here are two of my new Cell Phone, IPod, Camera sleeves! Available with a necklace strap, wristlet strap, swivel hook or no attachment at all! Made from 100% wool and lined with a very good quality cotton fabric. 11 designs to choose from!! Also you will find some new mini pillow ornaments for your primitive tree! Check out this great giveaway! OFG Warm Winter Giveaway! Lots of goodies! Ending November 15th so hurry and get your name in the drawing! Here is what I donated for the event!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Shippensburg Corn Festival Craft Show Pictures

Two shows in one month is way more than I can handle!!! Not really sure how those crafters that go every weekend do it! It was so nice setting up the booth on Saturday morning!!! The humidity was gone and the temperature was in the low 60's... we actually had jackets on! This was a first in many many years!!! All was going well until my big old barn door came crashing down on the back of my leg!!! hurt!!! After a few tears and the stinging stopped I finished unpacking the truck!!! It just hurts to touch it but the whole back of my leg is going to be one big black and blue mark! Okay......enough whining about me! LOL It was a perfect summer day so lots of happy people and shoppers filled the streets of Shippensburg!!! I did manage to get some pictures of the booth but totally forgot to get my camera out when Lori (TheBlackCrow) and Wanda a new friend on Facebook stopped by! If I only had a brain! LOL
I had two of my sisters helping me set up...... Linda and Christa worked on the Christmas corner and the ornament tree which I was real happy with which is the first picture here.

The Halloween stockings here on the right of this picture were a big hit this year so I do need to get busy and make more of them for the next show in October.

Well....... until next time!!! Have a great day! I need to get back to work........break is over!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Come celebrate Fall with the OFG Team on Etsy!!!

Our Autumn Celebration has begun!!! Stop by Etsy and check out all 91 new listings for Fall by the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team! You won't be dissapointed !!! I have created this nice wool sleeve to protect your cell phone, Ipod or camera! Hope to get more of these made up for the Lititz show which is August 14th! Gosh I need to get busy!!!
Have a great day and happy shopping!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Some new Fall and Winter creations!

Back to work today after spending yesterday with friends! I entertained 4 wonderful ladies to a day of crafting, laughing (real hard at times) and eating! Caught myself chuckling a few times today just thinking about our time together!

Anyway.... I managed to finish up some new Fall and Winter items! The first is "Primitive Halloween Party Jack in the Moon! I used a really cute pattern by Blue Moon Beginnings to create this door greeter! He is listed in my Etsy Shop for $22.95 if you can't live without him! If you don't Etsy you can order here in this post!

Next I have a 9 1/2" by 9 1/2" primitive star snowman ornie. This one is made from 100% wool and listed in my Etsy Shop for $12.95. I'm also making these with fabric which will be painted and stained more prim. This picture does appear to make him brighter than what he is in person.... the face is an off white wool and all the pieces have been stained. I used a pattern by Crows Roost Prims to create this ornie or door greeter!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Hot Hot Summer!!!!

Hope you all are enjoying the hot hot humid summer!!! I sure could do without the humidity!!!!
There is so much going on right now but first I want to show you some craft show pictures! The show was last Saturday at Caledonia State Park and after a week of 100 degree temps, high humidity, and the forecast calling for thunderstorms all day Saturday.............I was dreading even going!!! Fortunately, it rained in the wee hours of the morning..... and of course while we were setting up..........and you know what rain does for the hair-do????? Anyway, it turned out to be a beautiful, cool, sunny day with no humidity!!! Unfortunately the crowd was way down so my sales could have been better!!! Here are a couple of pictures from my booth!

Next I want to share some new happenings over at the A Primitive Journey forum! Diane is starting chapters in all the US states for you to join! You will get together every month with a group in your area and share in crafting, eating, shopping and enjoying the company of others with similar interests! Stop by the forum to learn more! I will be the director for the Harrisburg/Lancaster area and we already have 10 members and will be meeting August 21st for the first time!

I also want to start promoting my next show which is August 14th!!! It is a huge show in Lititz, PA near Lancaster called The Lititz Rotary Club Craft Show ! It consumes the whole town so you can't miss it! You will find over 700 vendors and my space number is E 4-5! So please let me know if you are coming............I would love to meet you!

Until next time..............stay cool!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Prairie Apron and a Blue Mason Jar

My working hands are now creating aprons for your primitive home! I started out with this wonderful mustard, black and tan checkered homespun fabric. It hangs a little over 29" with 26" ties. I hand stitched a pocket in place which is made from osnaburg. On the pocket I appliqued a wool sunflower which I created from a beautiful piece of hand dyed wool. You can purchase them from my Etsy shop or just send me a message.
I also wanted to share a really nice piece for your kitchen that my mom created! She sent some of these along to my show last month and they were the first sale of the day! That is always a fun thing for my sister and I to see who has the first sale! Love it!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Day at Brickhouse Crafts

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day with some good friends!!! Michele BriarPatchPrimitives arrived at my house around 8:30am and we headed up to Patti's Brickhouse Crafts for a craft day and drop off some new things for her shop! What a perfect day to spend with friends! Nice humid free day and a beautiful breeze! Just look at Patti's flowers and her shop porch! So relaxing and inviting!
Also to arrive was Tarrah from The Pottery Shed! I don't know how I did it but I failed to take a picture of Tarrah stirring her sugar cakes............which was a hard job for her because she was suffering with a stiff neck! Hope you are feeling better today Tarrah!!! Not sure what Patti thought of us dropping by to mess up her kitchen! Yikes! After making 2 batches of Sugar Cakes we took a break for lunch! Patti prepared the most beautiful salad........I forget what she called it because when I found out it was TUNA I was freaking out in my mind! You see.... I really don't care for tuna so I was trying to figure out how I was going to eat it! Not only that..... when I looked at her homemade dressing it had some lumps in it and I was so afraid it may be bleu cheese and I can't eat that at all! I prayed real hard as I took my first bite that I would like it!!! Guess what?!?!? It was rather tasty!!! I did not confess until we were half way through our meal that I was a little frightened when I found out it was TUNA! Thank goodness the dressing was not bleu cheese and it was delicious!!! I'm happy to say I cleaned my plate! Thank you so much Patti for the lovely lunch!
After lunch we whipped up two more batches of Sugar Cakes! It's funny how all 4 batches turned out a little bit different in texture! Here is Michele stirring her pot!
After lots of good laughs and chatting we each went home with some new Sugar Cakes and left Patti's house smelling like brown sugar and cinnamon!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Craft Show Pictures!

The past 3 days have been so very busy!!! It all started on Friday morning as I started to carry all my props and boxed crafts up from the basement into the garage for loading!

Around 10:30am I left for the PA State Track & Field meet to watch my niece, Laura Loht win the AAA title for the javelin throw!!! It was sooooooooo exciting and I'm so proud of her!!!

After the track meet we loaded the truck and then I went for groceries and never returned home until 7:30pm! An hour later my brother and sister-in-law arrived for the weekend. Didn't get to bed until 11:00pm.
Woke up Saturday morning at 3:30am to be on the road by 4:30am and traveled 2 hours to the show.

It was a hot and humid day but no rain!!! The crowd was down and we had more lookers than buyers which made the sales a little less than last year. Returned home around 8:00pm totally exhausted!

On Sunday we had a picnic so I skipped church to get ready for that! Had a great time with friends and family.... lots of water balloons were flying to cool us off.

Today I'm relaxing and staying indoors to stay cool!!!

Enjoy the craft show pictures and a picture of Laura with her gold metal!!! After looking at these pictures I see I need to get busy for my next couple of shows..... it looks bare compared to other years!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I won this in a Giveaway!

Check out these cute reusable fabric snack and sandwich bags I won from Originals by Lauren! So nicely made by Lauren Darby! Lauren is a very talented seamstress with 2 Etsy shops filled with some great things! Be sure to check both of them out...OriginalsByLaurenToo and OrginalsByLauren You will find aprons, potholders, cloth napkins, table runners, quilts and even jewelry! Thanks so much Lauren!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Country Memories Day Craft Show!

Hello blogger friends!!!! It's been a while.............nice weather, son home from college, inventory to build and still only 24 hours in a day! Next Saturday I will be heading off to my first show of the year! It is in McVeytown, PA so if you live nearby I would love to meet you! Sure hope the weather decides to be nice. Two years ago it ended in a very bad thunderstorm and collapsed one of my tents! The joys of outdoor shows!
It's amazing how quickly the weeks pass when you have so much to finish up! Here are some new towels I created with a wool pocket to hang from the two drawer wooden shelf that Jeff made. I also needed something for a Summer Celebration that our OFG Etsy team has coming up so I made these for both events!
Not only do I have one week to finish up lots of crafts I have started but yesterday I picked up a box truck (which I needed for a long time) that needs lots of love and cleaning. It will be so nice having all this room to transport my wares!!!!

I need everything ready to go by Thursday because on Friday I will be attending the PA State Track and Field competition to watch my niece compete for the state title in the javelin throw! She won the title in her sophomore year, last year struggled with the pressure but this year she is back in great shape! Good luck Laura!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Another New Pattern!

It turned out to be a beautiful day here in PA!!! After a day of storms and dreary rain the sun is now out nice and bright! I took the time this morning to finish up another new design for a 3" paper mache box in applique, needlepunch and stitchery!!!

You will receive step by step directions in creating this design in needle punch, stitchery, applique and how to cover the box in fabric as well! The design pictures a sheep and stars on a field of grass. Think of the cute ornaments, framed mini's, pillows and more you could create with it. The pattern includes pictures along with the written directions for covering the box.

It can be purchased right here on my blog with Instant Download....... over there on the left hand side!

Thanks so much and have a great day!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Introducing a new Pattern!!!

Good Morning blogger friends!!! I'm happy to announce my newest pattern!
A mini oval design with 3 Coneflowers and a scalloped edge! You will receive instructions for creating the design in all three ways to include applique, needlepunch, stitchery and covering the box! The design is 2 3/4" by 3 3/4" and can be used for more than a paper mache box. It would make cute ornaments, framed mini's, pillows and I would love to see what you create with it!
I also made a Sheep design and sure hope the pattern is a little easier to finish up!

You can purchase the pattern with Instant Downloand on the left hand side of my blog!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Look what I won!

A big Thank You to all who took the time to vote for me in the Old Farmhouse Gathering Mother's Day Challenge! I was fortunate enough to win and look what I received in the mail yesterday!!!! Thanks to Jody Seilheimer ~ Primgal for donating her talent and making my day when I found this in my mailbox!!!! It is the sweetest little painted baby shoe!! Be sure to stop by Jody's Etsy shop and check out her wonderful painted items...... you can find her shop by clicking here!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A new Magazine and a great Giveaway!

In August a new magazine will hit the mailboxes! You can find out more about it by clicking here ...... you can never have enough prim magazines! Look at this perfectly prim cover!!!

And then..............stop by A Primitive Place Blog and enter this giveaway!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finished a needlepunch project!

I punched this months ago and it has been waiting patiently for me to finish it!!! It is my very first punched piece so I will be using it in my home! There are so many things you can do with these sweet little things and I couldn't decide what I wanted to do............well today I made a decision and mounted it on a board. I was busy all day painting and finishing up more laptop desks and candle shelves so while the paint was drying I ran to the shed and cut out the board and threw it on the paint table! Wish I could finish all projects that quickly!

I mounted it to the board with glue..........which I'm not a fan of glue at all......... not sure if it will stick or not!!! Any other suggestions on how to mount these on boards??? I really would appreciate some ideas!

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A new Summertime Mouse!

A new mouse for Summer holding a slice of watermelon! Still using the Havest Mouse pattern by Soft in the Head to create a mouse for every season! I'm a little late getting him posted but with this nice weather I've had lots of yard work to do and my hubby has been busy in the woodshop which means sanding and painting for me! Can't wait to show you what he has been creating!
A couple of weeks ago I made a trip up to see my mom and we went shopping for fabric! This is one of the pieces I purchased and used for the pinkeep...........I just love the old time look of it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mother's Day Challenge!

I need your votes!!! The OFG Team I belong to on Etsy is having a Mother's Day challenge. I created this small wool appliqued penny rug for the event. It measures 18 1/2" by 6". It is also listed in my Etsy shop. You can check out all the entries and cast your vote on the team blog which can be found by clicking here .

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

We couldn't ask for any better weather here in PA lately!! Yesterday was a perfect day to stain the prairie bonnets I stitched up last week. I strung a piece of twine from my patio umbrella to the tree to hang them to dry.

Everyone have a Blessed Easter!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A World Traveling Meerkat!

Heather from NiftyKnits, a member of the ETTEAM on Etsy that I belong to, creates some amazing hand knitted critters! Back in November she decided to send two meerkats out on a worldwide tour. Their creation and tour began in the United Kingdom! "Treasures" first stop was in Israel and "Etta" made her way to the USA! Etta is still making her way across the US but poor Treasure got lost somewhere between Estonia and Turkey. They are collecting souvenirs from all the homes she has visited and a lucky winner will receive the goodies and the meerkat at the end of the tour. So be sure to watch for sign-ups on Heathers blog and facebook to be entered into the Giveaway! You can follow their journey's on Heathers blog and facebook!
In order to keep the tour going Heather sent a third meerkat out named "Alchemy" and she arrived at my house, here in a cold PA, last week! It was a little bit of a temperature change from her last stop down South but she adjusted quite well! We are seeing some signs of Spring and warmer temperatures this week! She shared in my excitement of the daffodils poking up through the snow!

On Thursday we went to a wool shop with some friends and Etta had fun sitting in a pile of wool strips ready for rug hooking!

Here is a picture of the rug I've been hooking for sometime now!!! I won't tell you how many years but I'm determined to finish it up......... real soon!

We played a little Hide and Seek and I found her dancing in my collection of Nancy Ann Storybook dolls! Yesterday was a big day!!! She helped with a photo shoot of a new item for my Etsy Shop..... an antique reproduction of a Shaker writing desk! It seemed to take forever but we finally got it done and listed!Her she is playing "Where's Alchemy?" with some of her new friends in my workshop!
My son is home from college on Spring break and was in the wood shop working on the lathe. She was quite impressed with the really cute bowl he turned! I love the grain in this wood.... I think my husband said it was mulberry!
I decided Alchemy needed a sleeping bag to help keep her comfy and warm on the rest of her journey! Here you can see the final stages of stitching the bag together! Here she is all warm and snugly in her new bag and ready to make her trip to Michigan! It's been a nice visit and I hate to see her go!