Christmas gatherings

Christmas gatherings

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

farmhouse Jan.

wrap around portch

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New fall items.

I haven't had alot of time for blogging lately with working both jobs and helping out with grandbabies.

Sometimes I will read a post and think I will go back later and comment, but I just don't have the time.

But I love you all and I haven't forgotten about you and love reading your posts.

 I have been working on some fall things. I finally finished up everything. I want to keep a few

things for myself  but may have a blog sale on some of my things. Just a brain storm.

  I may start on another fall penny rug.  Then I  want to make some Winter ones.

  After that I may start on Christmas things for Christmas gifts. It really isn't that far away,

especially if we make our own gifts. Have a lovely day prim friends.


Blue moon beginnings pattern, just love her.


My primitive saltbox, love Kathy's patterns.


I made 2 more long bonnets.

My primitive saltbox pumpkins.

My own creations.

 Advertising pumpkins , pattern by, My primitive saltbox .





Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Fall things I have been making.

I have recently been having fun making some fall items. I am getting ready to go back to my second

job so the crafting will be slowing down. But there is always just one more thing that I want to make. He He


I love how she turned out, this pattern is from "Country Stitches" I made the bottle cap for the kitties neck.

A chestnut junction pattern

My own made up pattern.

I used a, My primitive saltbox pattern, I just added the stars.

My primitive saltbox pattern, which I added some of my own touches.

A little pumpkin, my made up pattern.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Doll

A few weeks ago I bought a new doll from Mandy, at "Bittersweet Folk Art Primitives" , I bought a fall doll,

Amelia the witch. I also have an uncle Sam doll that Mandy made me this summer.

Mandy's dolls are wonderful and addicting, I love her dolls and Mandy also sells patterns of her dolls.

Thank you Mandy for sharing your awesome talent. Check out Mandy's blog  to see what

she has to offer, you won't be disappointed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Surprise in the mail and a special little boys Birthday!

I just love my blogging friends, I was going though a few bumps in the road awhile back, as we

all do at times. And OML Marie, "Primitives form Olde Lady Morgan" sent me a little surprise in the mail.

Marie sent me one of her pumpkins. I love it Marie and it touched my heart so much to know that

you have been thinking of me. Check out Marie's blog, she is  one awesome crafter!

 And now I want to show a few pictures of my littlest grandson "Jake Liam's" birthday celebration.

He is just soooo cute and  the sweetest little guy. Whatever I do for him he always says, "Thank-you Maw".

Jake turned 2 on August 13th. He was just so proud of his cake and toys and his cousins being here

with him.

Look at that Happy little face, he is the man of honor!!!!

my son Luke and Jake

Oh such goodies!!!

Jake and Cole

Riley, Jake and Steph, and Logan, the neighbor.

Steph, my daughter and Jake. Happy Birthday Jake!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Pumpkin Dolls

I have been enjoying a few days off this summer and had planned on doing some extensive house cleaning.

 But one of my friends gave me just the advice I needed to hear. Now these are words of wisdom, "she said,

I really need to clean my house, but there are things I would rather do." So I took those words to heart and

made crafts and let my extensive housework go. He He But I have enjoyed my summer.

  Here are a few more pumpkin dolls that I have made,

This is a couple set, Jack and Jill,
I used a country stitches pattern.

Pumpkin Jill

Pumpkin Jack


This is a Sweetpeas Primitive pattern, that
was in the 2010 Merchantile Gatherings Magazine.

Friday, August 12, 2011

New things that I have made!

What a process it is to making prim dolls I just finished up another candle mat and two more pumpkin dolls,

I will call them Jackie and Jillian. I have a new appreciation for doll designers. I used a sweetmeadows

farm pattern for the round doll heads, but I enlarged them. And also Jillian's dress, but the arms and legs and

bodies and Jackie's clothes I just drew myself. I sanded some areas so much that we have a few holes present

but I love that time worn look. Awhile back Pam from "Baskets n Prims" and I had a swap ,

she gave me some fabric and I used Pam's fabric to make Jackie and Jillian's clothes. Thank you Pam!

I also want to add that I recently bought some patterns from Mandy "Bittersweetfolkart Primitives"

I did the pumpkin dolls facial features similiar to her Pumpkin Jack. Check out Mandy's patterns,

she makes such awesome prims.I just recently bought one of her witches and will show her off on my blog soon.

Here they are, my first pumpkin couple

Body parts everywhere. I don't have a craft room.

don't they look better with some color added.
I mixed different colors together to get a dull orange color.

Coffee stained and hanging to dry.

My very first witches hat, I just made up the pattern, my little candy corn piece for Jillian's necklace and my first every pumpkin.

I sanded and grunged the dolls, for the time worn look.

I put so much vanilla and cinnamon on them that they sure smell yummy. He He

  Pumpkin Jillian!!!

Pumpkin Jackie! I added a tea light to the pumpkin that Jackie is holding.

My newest candle mat stitchery.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Awesome goodies in the mai!l

I was fortunate enough to be one of the lucky winners of the PAFA giveaway that they recently had.

There were so many wonderful prizes by so many wonderful artists given. I was really tickled to find out

that I had won the prize made by Brenda of The Rusty Thimble . I received the cutest Gingerbread man

and Brenda added a beautful pillow made from a beautiful vintage quilt. Please check out both of these

blogs and thank you Brenda I love everything, I have one of Brenda's rabbits and let me tell you Brenda


does awesome work and is one talented crafter.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Giveaway!

Please stop by "Raggedy Creations" blogspot. She is having a wonderful giveaway!

She is giving away a beautiful fall pennyrug. Stop by and tell Felica hello!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Bowl and new Creations!

I was so thrilled my hubby went to an auction and got me a mixing bowl. He knows I love old mixing bowls.

OK girls I need some help here, I have to think he got a real bargain. He paid $8.00 for this bowl. It says

Roseville, USA on the bottom. I know it is old, because of the old bubbled look on the inside of the bowl.

but maybe not?????????????

I looked on ebay but couldn's find any like it. but no matter what it is worth I love it, because he bought it

for me.

It has pink and blue bands.


I am so excited, I made another penny rug and my very first, I mean very first pumpkin dolls ever!

I was wanting to buy some pumpkin dolls, but seems like something unexpected always comes

up to take my money, don't we all know that feeling.

So I just thought, now if I can make bonnets, why can't I make myself some dolls.

So I did, I really did make two pumpkin dolls. The trouble with the other dolls that I made,

by the time I was finished I didn't like them and just gave them away. But I think I might keep these. He He


Sweet Cyndy Crafty Stitchers gave me a penny rug like this and I used that pattern.
I can see where making penny rugs can be addicting.


Olde Jack, A simply time primitive pattern,
that I did  a little different.


My pumpkin girl, I used two patterns for her, sweetmeadows farm and Jackie Schmit, I drew boots instead of feet for the pattern and didn't make the fingers on her hand. I just modified it to my liking.

I am so excited, I never thought I would be able to make a round headed doll, but I did. See I have trouble reading patterns, I am more visual.
And even though I like the more grungy fabric, I had this candy corn fabric and thought it would look so cute
for fall.

But I found out doll making is lots of work, the cutting , stuffing body parts, painting, sanding, and grunging,
but I did it all!!!
Thank you all my prim blogging friends for your encouragement along the way in my crafting, if
it wasn't for your support and encouragement I would have never tried crafting.
But the most precious gift of all is your friendship, hugs to you all.
I



Friday, August 5, 2011

Tribute to a friend and new bonnets and surprise in the mail

Today was a very hard day, a special young lady who was a special friend died

 unexpectantly Monday. It was such a shock to everyone,

She had a brief unknown illness and collapsed on Monday. She was such a joy, If you could special

order a daughter she would be everything you would want in a daugther. Beautiful inside as well as on the

outside. Her young life ended way too soon. But she did more in her 21 years than most of us do in a

lifetime.




Alica Dove  May 4, 1990----Aug. 1, 2011


Awhile back Angie http://lilraggedyangie.blogspot.com/ me the most
gorgeous fabric, and of course I couldn't wait to make bonnets out of it,
I actually had enough fabric to make Angie bonnets too.
Thank you Angie, I love my new bonnets, And I made them for me. He He



And I got a sweet surprise today from another wonderful blogger friend Traci http://yorkmountainprimitives.blogspot.com/ she was giving away a secret prize to someone who
left a comment on her blog one day, well you know I think she sent everyone a surprise.
Thank you Traci,
I love my blogger friends and cherish both of these girls friendships so much.

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Riley's Birthday Party

Riley's Birthday Party
Me, Ron, Riley and Cole

Me and baby Jake

Me and baby Jake
"Just what I ordered"! Rem. everytime a baby is born so is a Grandma!!

Family

Family
Mom, dad and my three beautiful sisters

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole
What a beautiful family!

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary
Me and my favorite granddaugher ( I only have one granddaughter!)]

Son with Applachian trail blanket

Son with Applachian trail blanket
Luke hiked the entire AT 2007, he's the man!

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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.