Thursday, December 17, 2015

PHM update this evening at 9pm est!

Need some last minute handmade Christmas gifts!
  Stop by Primitive Handmades Mercantile tonight at 9pm est for some shopping!  Lots of ready to ship hand mades will be available!  
For some reason I was on a Pineapple kick!  
Add a bit of warmth and hospitality to your home or a friends!

This is what I will have available! Pineapples and a vintage slaw cutter with hooked Christmas Tree!

I love old ladles and this one made the perfect punch needle holder! Punch with the amazing Three Strand Valdani Threads!

 Another one of my designs for the little boxes with a sliding lid!  Pattern coming next week! Punch with the amazing Three Strand Valdani Threads!

 Vintage funnels make great stands for projects as well! 
Punch with the amazing Three Strand Valdani Threads!

Vintage slaw cutters make great cubby shelves!  It can hang on the wall or sit! This is a nice size measuring 23" by 9".  It comes with the hooked Christmas tree but not the little crock.  
Hope you get a chance to stop by! Have a great weekend! 
Christmas is almost here!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Love of Old Blue Quilts

Spent the day with my Mom!  Before I left for home I snapped a couple pictures to showcase her wonderful prim decorating with old blue quilts and bowls! She has the touch!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Standing Snowman!

You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop!
 Purchase as an E-Pattern or a  kit with the Valdani Threads I used to punch this model.  The kit includes 3 balls of Three Strand Floss. A great little project to keep you busy as the snow flies!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

PHM Update tonight at 9pm!

November update is upon us!  Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is 1 week away!  The year sure has flown by and I'm starting to enjoy the warm fuzzy feelings that come along with the Christmas season in celebrating the birth of Jesus!
It was nice having more time to create this month since I'm done running to shows for the year!  I actually have 6 new handmades to offer!
The Merry Stocking Wreaths were created using a pattern by Notforgotten Farm! So sweet!
Here is a close up!
2 Hooked Trees on old granite funnels!
Another box design complete!  Pattern coming next week!
This sweet little guy stands 6" tall.  I designed and punched him to mount on a little vintage oil can.  So fun!
Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Punch Needle Primitive Stitcher Magazine Fall 2015

The Fall issue of the Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine is out! 
This is the pattern I submitted and I now have the Valdani Thread kits available for purchase on my website! 
You will receive 5 balls of 100% Colorfast Hand-dyed Three Strand Floss to complete the punch! 
Just click on the Valdani thread picture right below my Home button on the website.
If you are a stitcher this is a must have magazine with 18 patterns in cross stitch and punch needle each issue!  You can purchase and subscribe HERE!
Here are a few other ways to finish the project!
Frame it!
Add to an old washboard!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Vintage Pinkeep Find!

I found this little vintage treasure at the Simple Goods show in Ohio this past weekend!  I fell in love instantly!  The stitches are perfect and I love the drab worn off velveteen olive and brown textiles.  Well its really not little! It measures 7" and made oh so perfectly! 


Thursday, October 15, 2015

PHM Update tonight at 9pm!

October updates are tonight at 9pm on PHM
Here are a few things I managed to create this month! 
Busy preparing for my home show which will be held October 30, 31 and November 1! 
Patterns coming soon for the 2 punch needle boxes pictured here!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall is in the Air!

So hard to believe it is October 1st! 
Just 4 weeks until my 4th Annual Primitive Christmas Home Show which will be held
 October 30th, 31st 10am to 7pm and November 1 from Noon until 4pm!  
I wanted to share a new line of boxes I have been working on!  It all started out with a button box after finding these sweet little wood boxes with a sliding lid.  Here are the first 7 designs and all are available in my Etsy Shop as patterns, kits which include Valdani 100% Colorfast Hand-Dyed Threads and pattern on weavers cloth, OR you can order a finished box by sending me an email. Working on Christmas and Winter now!
 I also wanted to share a hooked Jack O Lantern rug I added to my Etsy shop yesterday!  I love the warm Fall colored wools I found at Grant Street Woolworks in Chambersburg, PA!
Come see me at Hartslog Days in Alexandria, PA October 10, 2015!  Always a fun Fall show!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Gathering of Primitive Friends show!

Another fun filled weekend at Notforgotten Farm in VA! 
Here are some pictures of my booth on the sunny beautiful day! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

 I loved this sweet antique spool caddy that Linda Hanneman of Moonbeam Primitives sent along to the show! 


Monday, August 31, 2015

Shippensburg Corn Festival

The 35th Annual Shippensburg Corn Festival was held on Saturday! 
The weather cooperated with no rain pouring down on us and the humidity was not too bad until later in the afternoon! 
Here are some pictures of the booth right before the shoppers starting coming! 

The next show is in 3 weeks at Notforgotten Farm in Amherst VA!  

Barnwood Bottle Hangers

Crocks and Bread Boxes

Lots of little cupboards with drawers!

K Cup Drawers and more Drawer Cupboards

Punch Needle

My Mom's Stockings and Sister's Ornaments

Stove Boards, Old Chair and Shutter

Washboards and Mom's Vine Baskets

Wood Appliance Covers and Stove Boards

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Vintage Merrick Thread Cabinet for my Valdani Threads!

I picked this SWEET vintage Merrick thread cabinet up at Renningers Antique Extravaganza last Spring and it has been sitting here waiting to be cleaned up and put back to use!  It is so well worn and loved but looks great it in its fresh new coat of linseed oil!  
Just look at those brass knobs all wobbly and loose!  
(I see I missed a spot of oil rubbing by the top left knob!)

The ink well flip is to die for....... and it comes with its won pencil/pen groove!  Oh, I forgot..... my friend Ree gifted me with a vintage ink pen which I must put in place!

The top is covered with leather which is certainly showing its age but I can only imagine the stories it could tell!

The slant lid flips up to expose a wonderful large area to house the patterns I will be filling with the wonder Valdani Threads!  The lid is held up with a flip up stick that is attached to the left side of the box!

Isn't it amazing how the look of aged wood makes us all warm and happy inside!  It makes the perfect new home for all my threads!

Just another step on trying to organize my work area! I still have a long way to go! 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!