Friday, December 25, 2009


Wow, I cannot believe Christmas is already here. Last night we had a great time at my sisters house with the whole family (except for my other sister and her family, who is soaking up the rays in Florida) and had a great Christmas Eve dinner and then came home to open presents and watched Christmas Vacation!

Today, I am cooking a roast and we are just relaxing and will visit my husbands family later. I hope you all have a safe and very Happy Holiday!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Free Pattern & A Couple of Makeovers & A Santa Doll

I finally had some time the past couple of weeks to get some things done that I have been wanting to get done. First, I have added a new free pattern on the right side bar. It is for my primitive cupid doll ornie......hope you all enjoy!!

Next, on to the makeovers. This first makeover was a wooden breadbox I picked up at GW and made it into a prim wooden bin. Don't you just love the cow stenciled on it?

I took the front door off of it and added a wooden divider and a wooden front piece onto it and then started to prim it up with a rasp, beating it up with some nails, nuts and bolts and then did some prim painting. I first painted it with a dark brown and then a mustard. I took my sander and sanded it all over to make it look worn and then gave it a coat of stain.

I filled it with some greenery, snowballs and some wonderful gingerbread men that I made. The gingerbread men were made from a Crows in the Attic Primitives pattern. I absolutely love the way it turned out and cannot wait to decorate it with the change of seasons.

My next makeover is another GW item. This self was just screaming to be primmed up!

I first painted it black and then a cranberry. I then sanded it all over and here is the finished makeover.

Here is a pic of it all decorated up for the Holidays. I carved the word Primitive on the candle, primmed it up and added a grungy battery tea light. The stocking sampler was made with some wool I had. I cut out a stocking stitched the word Joy on it and then stitched it to an aged piece of osnaburg. The stocking is filled with sweet annie and a cinnamon stick. The frame was plastic and I painted it a mustard and sanded it a bit.

This next item is just a little something I did with an old window I had from our log cabin at our resort. It was already painted white so I added the two stocking, some greenery and a grapevine twiggy wreath to it.

And these last couple of pictures are of a Santa I made for myself. I have been taking a break from selling for a little while to create some items for my own home.

Sorry this is such a long post....I need to update more often. I will be sharing more makeovers, patterns and pictures of things I make and maybe even throw in an item or two for sale in the weeks to come!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Old Fashioned Christmas Swap Goodies

have arrived. I joined in on Chars swap and had so much fun creating for my partnre.....Colleen from And Baby Makes Five.. I love making new friends and crafting for them in these swaps. Colleen sent me these wonderful Old Fashioned Christmas hand mades and I can honestly say that I cannot just pick one favorite out of all that she sent. I received a beautiful Santa stitchery, a wooden word"Joy", chocolate chip melts, hand made & painted dough bowl fillers, homespun wrapped strand of lights, a wooden "Deck the Halls" sign and wooden painted snowman sign, the cutest Santa napkins and a package of mulling spices!

A huge thank you Colleen!!! You sure brightened my Holiday and sure know how to spread some Christmas cheer and spoil your swap partner! Thank you!!!!