Friday, December 16, 2016

Thank you!!!

May your Christmas be filled with Joy, Laughter and Love!
Thank you to everyone who has made a purchase and followed my handmade journey this year! 
I really appreciate all the friendships I have made and looking forward to many more in 2017!

Still looking for a last minute gift for yourself or a friend? A few things are still available on my PHM page so check them out! 
While there check out all the artist pages!   
This is what I had to offer this month.

The Joy Vintage Slicer is still available along with the blue "Joy" Jelly Jar and the Mustard "Believe" Jelly Jar.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

PHM Update & Home Show Preparations!

What a beautiful mild Fall day we are having here in PA! 
Hope you are ready for Thanksgiving celebrations with your family and friends next week! 
Tomorrow evening is the November update on Primitive Handmades Mercantile!  You don't want to miss this one! Stop by and check all the pages! 
The girls have been busy creating new offerings for your shopping pleasure! 
Also, if you haven't entered out contest  you only have a few hours remaining!  
 Here are a few things I will be offering this month!

Also, preparing for my 5th annual Handmade Christmas Home Show which will be held December 9th, 10th,11th!  
Email for additional information!  

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Snowman Clamp

Moving on to Wintertime creations!  
The Snowman Clamp is available on my Primitive Handmades Mercantile page as a finished Snowman

Do you want to make your own???  
Kits available in my Etsy shop or Website!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall and Winter are upon us!

Now that August and September are behind us its time to move on to creating Winter and Christmas wares! 
The weather is finally feeling like Fall with cooler days settling in. 
Preparations for my annual Christmas Home show are under way which will be held December 9, 10, 11 this year.  I've decided to have it a month later which will give me more time to create. 
We have a new grandson due to arrive around the 13th so waiting anxiously to meet him.. its been 6 years since we had a baby in the family! 
Here are a few pictures of punch needle finishes this week and my latest hooked rug. 

I'm not sure what it is about old screen but it always catches my eye!  This little wooded screen made the perfect backing for a rug. 

For all my punching friends.... this is the latest pattern published in the Punch Needle and Primitive Stitchers Fall issue! Thread kits are availabe in my Etsy shop too!

Enjoy your day!!! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Handmades and Hooked Rug

A few new primitive hand mades for sale! 

The last Pumpkin Corn doll is available for $52.95 plus shipping. She measures 22" and I used a pattern by SweetPeas Primitives.
Pumpkin Jack's are $42.00 each plus shipping. They stand 7" and 8" tall.  Made from wool and mounted on old oil cans.
A sweet little 4" black cat made from fabric which is painted and sanded. Around his neck you will find a pumpkin made from painted fabric. Price is $21.95 plus shipping. 
Email to purchase ********

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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine is out!

 The Spring issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine is now out and "my oh my" .... it is a good one!
 Many must do stitches!
You can subscribe/buy on the website 
Here is my pattern for this issue and the Valdani Thread kits are now available on my website!  
Or, just click the Valdani Threads on the side bar!
I really have threads available for all my patterns so if you see one not listed just send me an email! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Know why I Love Valdani Threads?

Just look at what they can do!  
They are so easy to use and help create a beautiful shaded bouquet of colorful Spring flowers and a peep!
So many prim colors to pick from! I used some of my favorites in this bouquet!  
This will be offered February 18th at 9pm on Primitive Handmades Mercantile with the pattern being available sometime tomorrow!  
Think Spring?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine and Spring Thyme Ornaments Sets!

I had a few orders for my Valentine and Spring Thyme ornaments so decided to stitch up a few more to offer here on my blog!  
If interested you can purchase with the Paypal button below each picture. 
 I have 2 sets of the Spring Thyme and one set of the Valentine! 
 I've been busy punching away so it was a nice change to spend some time stitching. 
 Have a great week!!

Set of 4 Spring Thyme Ornaments
Measuring 3" plus wire.

Set of 4 Valentine Ornaments
Measuring 3" plus wire.