Saturday, October 18, 2014


 This is the finished Snow Girl I made for my customer.  My 7 yr. old granddaughter loved it but her 14 yr. old sister thought it was "kind of ugly".  I sent photos to my customer and he's very satisfied, thank goodness, as I was doubting myself this time around.  The snow girls head is VERY large and the body does not support it for sitting so it has to be hung.

This doll is a design by Hickety Pickety.

I didn't do too bad on the FAAP team auction earlier in the week.  I listed 5 items and 3 sold.  I was sweating it since I didn't get any bids until the last few hours of the auction.
There is going to be another one in early November so I think I will do that one as well.

My youngest daughter and her boyfriend are in Lancaster PA this weekend and she called me about an hour to tell me what all they did today.  She said "Boy Mom, the Amish are so trusting!  They put pumpkins and gourds out on stands and leave a basket for you to put your money in!!"  :)  I knew that, since I'd been going there once or twice a year for nearly 20 some years.  She's going to stop at a farm on their way home tomorrow to ask if she can go out in the fields and pick up some pumpkin stems that may have fallen off pumpkins for me to use in next Falls prim pumpkins.  Good daughter. :)

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! 


Sunday, October 12, 2014


 This is another snow doll made for one of my repeat customers.  It's a design by Chestnut Junction.  The pattern doesn't show a hat, but my customer requested one for this doll.
I'm happy with the way he turned out.  
He is one of four items I have listed in the FAAP Etsy Team Auction on Face Book beginning tomorrow morning (Oct. 13th) at 9 am EST. 
 Auction lasts for 3 days.  My starting bid on this folk art snowman is $18 plus shipping.  
Bidding is in $1 increments only ( for the entire auction).
You will need to apply to join to be able to bid on the auction items listed by some very talented artisans!
Hope to see you there!


Thursday, October 09, 2014


 I've been on Etsy for seven years now.  I've only learned what a treasury was about a year ago.  :/
I recently joined 2 Etsy Teams ( OFG/Old Farmhouse Gatherings) and FAAP (Folk Art And Primitives).  We help promote our team's Etsy shops by favoriting their items and by creating Team Treasuries.    It normally takes a little bit of time to create a treasury.  I have to keep 2 windows open.  One for searching for particular items I want in the collection and another one for the treasury list so I can paste in URL's. 
This morning on the FAAP  group page on Face Book was a link to download an app called THE TREASURY BOX. 
Note:  This app ONLY works in GOOGLE CHROME BROWSER.
Directions are given for installing, it's quite simple.  I LOVE IT!  I created 3 treasuries this morning in less than 30 minutes.  
BLACK AND WHITE  ( combination of OFG, FAAP and other shops not in either team)
HALLOWEEN SIGNS AND BANNERS ( combination of OFG, FAAP and other shops not in either team)
If you have a shop on Etsy and like to do treasuries ( they bring more potential buyers to your shop) I recommend The Treasury Box.


Wednesday, October 08, 2014


Design by Karel Hamilton Art & Scraps
She has patterns for snow pops and ginger pops as well.
I included one of these in my box to the winner of my Grumpy Punkin giveaway, along with a couple other surprises.
I'm going to make some more to give to my grand daughters, I know as soon as they see these, they will want gramma to make them each one or two.
Will be offering 3 of these on my selling blog later today.

I have to finish up an order for crow bowl fillers and another order for two snowmen so I better get busy!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

LQQK - FAAP ONLINE AUCTION - Mark Your Calendar!

 I've recently joined the FAAP Etsy Team and we're having an online auction on our Selling Page on Face Book.

If you would like to be added as a buyer just click the link above and request to join.

This is one of the items I am auctioning off.


Thursday, September 25, 2014


Landon & Madison
 One of my favorite/special customers requested these snowdolls made from a pattern by CrowsRoostPrims.  They are for his twins, a boy and a girl.  The original pattern is a 'boy' with a skinny top hat, but he wanted the other doll to resemble a girl so I made the hat differently and added a dress.  He wanted name tags as well.
This is such a cute pattern and fun to make!  I will definitely be making more.

I hope to work on some Prairie gingerbread dolls sometime today.  
Two of my grand kids ( 9 & 7 )  have school off today and they spent the night last night.  I have them busy doing some crafting of their own.  I gave them some berry baskets, a box of scrap fabric, scissors and glue.  Doesn't sound like much but they are having fun and that's what counts.  If they don't get bored too quickly I will also give them some beads/buttons/glitter to spice up their projects.

DON'T FORGET to sign up for my GRUMPY PUNKIN giveaway on my other blog HERE.
Winner will be chosen on Oct. 4th.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I'm having a giveaway on my selling blog.  Click on the link above to see how to win this Grumpy Punkin.
You can enter, beginning NOW, signups end Oct. 3rd at midnight EST and winner will be announced Oct. 4th.  I will be using an online number generator to automatically choose the winner.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014


 Just listed this cutie here
The can is a large sized tomato sauce can that I had hubby primer for me and then I painted it and 'grubbied' it up some and added a pumpkin label.
There are 8 various sized pumpkins, the larger ones have leaves and they all have curly Q
tendrils.  I inserted some preserved Sweet Annie as well as Spanish moss.

I did start on the fabric acorns with 'real' acorn caps.  The pattern I had was really way too large for the caps I found in the park yesterday, luckily the designer gives permission to resize.  This is all I have finished so far.
My fingers are too big for a project this small, lol.  
Hubby drove me to a local park yesterday afternoon where I knew they had some Oak trees.  Not a whole lot of acorns have fallen yet.  Took me about 20 minutes to pick up the ones that weren't broken up and then I started to get really nauseous and a headache.  I took what I had gathered back to our truck and Tom started up the engine.  I told him to hang on, I still wanted to gather some sticks for some snowman projects.  After 5 minutes, I was ready to leave.  I felt so sick.  Tom says he believed it was from all the bending over, standing up, bending over....blood rushing to head, not enough oxygen.  I hoped he was right because I really felt bad.  We headed home and I laid on the couch with the fan on for about a half an hour.  I felt much better by then, so I guess he was right.  I was worried that I got that bad virus that is going around.  By dinner time I was feeling pretty good so we went out for hot wings & Yuenglings and then to Tom's sister's house for cake and ice cream, as it was her husband's 70th birthday. 
Tomorrow, I plan to work on at least one more Autumn project and maybe some more acorns.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014


 I'm debating on whether to add some German glass glitter, but other than that the snowmen are finished.