Thursday, February 28, 2013

A SNEAK PEEK........

Good morning, everyone!  I hope your day is a sunny one!  I wanted to remind  that you
EARLY WORK MERCANTILE updates tomorrow morning, March 1st.  I have just joined the site and so excited that I thought I would give you a sneak peek of one of my offerings:


Also, listed another bunny pinkeep in my Etsy for anyone that is interested......

The Farm has had a winter blast over the past couple of days so it is snowy in our area again.  But my heart goes out to those in the Midwest that were hit so much harder.  Here is to warmer days......think Spring!  Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is blessed.


Monday, February 25, 2013


I know I have been missing for  while from blogger but I have plenty to share with you in an effort to catch up.

First of all, I owe a very big thank you to LECIA of FARMHOUSE PRIMS for an unsuspected RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS.  Back before Christmas she made a beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Santa set that I happened to see on her blog and I fell in love with them.  Well, beings it was that time of year, I reluctantly passed on them knowing that I still had lots of Christmas shopping to do for some very special people.  Well gosh....I went to the door the other day and there to my surprise was this big box.  Hmmm....the first thought that entered my head was that I hadn't ordered anything lately.  Well, oh my word, was I surprised when I opened the box and found the Mr. and Mrs. that I had drooled over months before laying in this box.  Sweet Lecia had thought of me in such a special way and now I can give the sweet couple a forever home.  Thank you soooooo much Lecia!  I am so touched by your sweet act of kindness.  Of course, I love them and will cherish them.

I also received a package from VICKY of PAINTSPOTS AND SPLINTERS this week.  I was blessed to win her sweet Rosabelle springtime bunny.  She is just adorable and I love her hot pink bow!!!  Makes me long for springtime thats for sure.  To my surprise, Vicky had included a couple other goodies in the box as well.  A tube of Sunshine Daisy body cream (which I smells so good) and also the cutest little plant stake.  Thank you so much Vicky...your work is amazing and you certainly spoiled me!

Aren't they just the cutest!!!!  I hope you will take some time and stop by Vicky's etsy store and view all of her adorable handpainted items.  You can find them HERE

From time to time, I have had customers who share pics with me of how they decorate with their prim purchases and I thought I would share this one with you.  Jillian purchased my sweet springtime bunny, Winifred, which was listed on etsy and here is the pic she was sweet enough to send to me.......

Thanks so much for sharing, Jillian!  She looks right at home among your wonderful collection!

I have just listed a new pinkeep on etsy that I wanted to share....

 This cute little keep would be the perfect gift for the pinkeep collector or would be great snuggled into that little cubby or sitting atop that prim shelf.  The keep is made of vintage drab green wool from an army blanket and is filled with crushed walnut shells to keep those pins and needles sharp.  There is also a vintage civil war era "bone" button attached.  If you are interested, you will find the link to my etsy shop on my right-hand sidebar.  If you do not have an etsy account, feel free to email me with any questions at

Also, (this has been a busy month...ha) I have just joined a new etsy selling group called FOLKART AND PRIMITIVES.     I hope you will stop by and get acquainted with this wonderful group of artists.  Be watching as we will be having our first giveaway in just a few days.  To find us on etsy, just type FAAP in your etsy search bar.

AND LAST, I am so excited to say that I have joined a very talented group of artists from  
EARLY WORK MERCANTILE and will be listing some new goodes on March 1st.  I hope you will plan to stop by and take a peek at all the wonderful artists and their beautiful handiwork.  I will have some new goodies for you...mice of course.....maybe an Amish mouser or two and some sheep with their prim carts.



Friday, February 8, 2013


Don't you just love the look of new fallen snow!  I thought I would share this picture of our backyard.  We have been under a winter weather advisory since yesterday evening.  Luckily we were not hit as hard as other areas near Lake Michigan and further East towards New York.  I don't mind saying that I will be hibernating for a while...heehee!

I also wanted to share some pictures of a swap that THERESA from DULANEY WOODS TREASURES and I did.  We both mailed our boxes this week but she won't get hers until tomorrow.  I am doing the happy dance and you will see why when you see the pics!  I opened up the box and this is what I found.......

Oh my gosh....I was like a kid at Christmas, tearing into each beautifully wrapped package.

Theresa made the Santa ornie from  pattern by "With Thy Needle and Thread."  It is done in punch needle fashion and she has it wrapped so special in a cellophane bag with  festive Christmas top.  This will have a special place on my new Santa Tree that I did this past Christmas.

Theresa made this adorable little reindeer using a TFC Folkart pattern.

I love pinkeeps and Theresa did this one in a beautiful blue and the pattern is from "The Primitive Hare."

Isn't this little pumpkin girl just adorable!  I am in love with her.  Theresa made her using a pattern by TFC Folkart.  Her stem is actually from one of Theresa's pumpkins that she picked last fall.

Oh yes.....did I tell you this was a picture heavy post...heehee!  There is more.....

Theresa sent me two great patterns (which by the way, I didn't already have in my stash.)  One is a Christmas pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm and a witchy pattern by Soft in the Head.  AND a sweet prim notepad.  LOVE those notepads.


this wonderful Noblewoman's pouch that she made from a "Threadwork Primitive" pattern.  This is a new prim goodie for me and I am in  L-O-V-E!!!  It is just beautiful with all the delicate cross stitching on the front.

Theresa made this WONDERFUL halloween pillow using a pattern by "Buttermilk Basin."  My picture just does not do it justice.  I wish you could see all the border fabrics and the detail to this stitchery.  It is really amazing.

AND LAST..........

this amazing black Santa and his little reindeer made using a TFC Folkart pattern.  Theresa knows that I just LOVE black Santas and this one is sooooo special!  I can't say enough about the detail and beautiful workmanship that Theresa puts into each one of her creations.

Each one of my packages was wrapped with one of these cute halloween ornies made from yummy smelling cinnamon!  (I think it is time to do a Halloween tree this year...ha!)

SO...grab yourself another cup of your favorite beverage and hop on over to Theresa's blog and make sure to get yourself signed up for her ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY CELEBRATION.  It will be ending on Feb. 17th so don't miss out.  And you will also want to check out all her prim goodes she is offering in her Etsy store, DULANEY WOODS TREASURE.  You won't be sorry!  Theresa's work is exquisite!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!!!