Sunday, December 30, 2007


Well I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!
Ours was GREAT!!!!!! We just bought a new house, so we have been moving and it has been SO hectic......we closed on the house on December 17th, then started to move on the 18th ;).......We wanted to be in our house by Christmas to be able to spend the 1st Chrsitmas in our house.....We are moved in, but still have a TON of things to do to get finished moving!!!

Anyway, I wanted to post a new FREEBIE for is the link..... Just click it and it will start your download!!!
i'll be back soon......;)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ho Ho Ho.....another freebie :)

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!


Friday, November 23, 2007

New Freebie!!!!!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!!!


Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Freebie Added November 15th!!!

Grab this'll love making him :)


Monday, November 05, 2007

NEW FREEBIE.....GRAB it while you can ;)

Here is another freebie to grab....hurry hurry hurry ;) Tell all your friends, too :)


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Whats new?

the color of the trees is changing here in tennessee ridge! it has been a LONG HOT summer and a not so cool fall as of yet, but cooler days are on the way ;)......i did get around to doing some yard decorations for fall, but thats about all i've done because the kids have been off of school for fall break for the last 2 weeks! but i do love it when they are here with me! ;) here are a few pictures of my front yard fall decorations.......not all that much, but i just love to decorate for fall ;)

I wanted to add some good olde rusty stuff to the mix too!! of course!!! what primitive lover wouldn't???? ;)

I LOVE birdhouses too.....

LOVE those colors!!!!

i've added a new FREEBIE e-pattern sure to drop in and get it!!! i have had such AWESOME feedback from my AWESOME customers about the free e-pattern....THANKS SO much for being the BEST OUT THERE :)....yeah, I DO have the best customers out there!!! ;)

So go here to get the new free download!!

I have some new auctions too! SO be sure to have a peek at those ;)...

2 new patterns this weekend!!!!!
Santa Sheep Doll E-pattern & Santa Crow & Star Wreath E-pattern!!! Get those from my website, my eBay store, or from!!!

ok....enough for now....time to fix some lunch, then maybe i will get a nap today....;)
until next time.....



Friday, October 12, 2007

Another freebie.....have fun ;)

the last freebie was downloaded over 1700 times!!! you all are WONDERFUL.....thank you so much :) is another one for you!! Have fun!!!


Thursday, October 04, 2007

New Freebie Oct. 4, 2007

Enjoy!!! here is another freebie ;)


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Freebie :) added 9-26-07...

here is another one!!! the last free e-pattern was downloaded 1500 times!!!!!!!!! :)


Monday, September 17, 2007

NEW pattern FINALLY finished!!!!!!!!!

i know, i am behind on my patterns...but i WILL get caught up ;) here is a new one i just finished tonight, FINALLY ;).....

you can get it from ebay at this link......
you can also get it from my website in either e-pattern form ...
in printed pattern form that will be mailed to you via usps....
i have more new patterns in the works ;)
so be sure to keep an eye out!!!
until next time........have a wonderful day!!!

New Christmas Freebie added 9-17-07

Here is a new freebie!!!! thank you SOOOOOO much for the awesome feedback i have received from these freebies :) it makes it all worth it!!!!!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

wishin' for snow....

here is my new 'olde' snowman doll......1st one of the season...oh i just love him ;)
i didn't want to part with this one ;)
till next time.....

Monday, September 10, 2007

new freebie!!!!!!!

grab it while you can :) have fun!!!!!!


Friday, September 07, 2007

A VERY original Halloween Doll...............

as many of you know, moonchilds*primitives, (donna) is my is a doll she how ORIGINAL is that???????????? ;) i LOVE this doll!!!!!!
check it out on this widget.....check out her other new halloween goodies too! ;) she's been busy lately!!!


Sunday, September 02, 2007

New stuff!!!!!!!!! ;)

Ok....i am finally starting my christmas line.....i've had tons of email about when i will start my christmas primitives, so i just listed the 1st one!! the 1st of MANY for the season...some new fresh ideas as well as some of the oldies ;)......i'll also be doing a pattern for the cardinal and snowmen lamp.....ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i DO love this one ;)


Saturday, September 01, 2007


Here ya go girls!! Another freebie! So sorry it has taken me a couple of weeks to get a new one up.....been real busy here ;)........have a GREAT weekend!!!
Hugs to you all are FABULOUS :)


Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Ok prim lovers.....a new freebe has just been posted!!! be sure to go and download it ;) is a quick link for sure to tell all of your friends to come and get it!!!!
((((((lotsa hugs))))))))


Friday, August 17, 2007

some tips & pointers for your website & ebay auctions....

ok...this one is for all of you out there who are listing primitive ebay auctions and you want to get more bids.....well, i can NOT sell the product for you...but i CAN give you some tips i suppose ;)...these are things that i have found to be helpful in the last 4 years that i've been selling primitives and patterns on ebay.....ebay can be SOOOOOO profitable, but you HAVE to do a little bit of advertising, (open an ebay store and send out newsletters to the ebayers who sign up)! This works!! ANY newsletter will be great.....i use to send my newsletters out to people who sign up to receive updates....if you don't have a website, but you want to advertise your ebay auctions, well that is simple as pie!!! get a banner! get one that is the normal banner size at about 468 X 80...then get a button banner that is about 125 X 125 ....(these are just sample sizes!)...but it will give you an idea....below are my banners i use to advertise!

a banner like these will be all you will need to get started.....i know a few graphic artists who would be MORE than happy to fix you up with your own banners and buttons for advertising, and you WON'T have to sell an unborn child to pay for them!!!!!!!!! Sorry, bad joke some of the prices for simple banners and graphics are just RIDICULOUS!!!! stay clear of these over priced graphics...BUT ALSO remember that you always get what you pay for!!! so if you don't want some shotty, horrible graphics, be willing to pay a reasonable amount for what you get! hope that makes sense :)... i have purchased several graphic sets over the years! i've bought auction templates as well as web sets....and here are a few of the BEST out there!!! this lady is AWESOME!!!!! not only will she make a set of graphics JUST for YOU exclusively, but she will also get a website up and going for you in no time at all!! i get my website hosted through brenda (hatties workshop) is her hosting site.... ....brenda is simply AMAZING..she works so hard for her customers! when i was changing over to her from another hosting company, (i won't mention any names of the company, but they were the RUDEST, MOST HORRIBLE hosting company out there!)........but when i made my mind up to go through brenda's for my webhosting service, i emailed her one morning and told her i was thinking of changing over to her hosting plan, which is one of the cheapest webhosting plans out there @ $15.00 a month! brenda emailed me back within minutes with a price for some new graphics that SHE made for me, along with the hosting, and i told her the next morning, she had my website switched over to her server, and my website was ONLINE and ready for customers to start purchasing patterns!!! And she didn't stop till i told her i was satisfied with it!!! trust me, this is the BEST hosting service out there....she is TOPS......if you decide on a website and decide to go with brenda, be sure to tell her that i sent you her way ;) she is a super sweet lady!!! you won't be sorry!!! ;)
now, if you aren't ready for a website yet, but you still want to spruce up your auction listings with an awesome primitive template, then i know a few you can check out!!! Sara, of thevintagerooster is AWESOME..she made my auction template, plus she made my website graphics i have up now on to match my auction template....she does some very good work!!! you can get to her website here @ or you can find her ebay store here at .....she is also fast with the graphics!!! :) and VERY check her out as well.....
another, VERY talented graphic designer is linda, of linda pinda designs.......WOW this lady is so sweet, and she can make some AWESOME templates....veryyyyyyy reasonable prices as can find her here at !!! that you have a few graphic designers to choose from, you can spruce up your auction and make it look great!!!
there is one thing that i consider to be SOOOOOOOOOO annoying, is when people add music to their auction. most of the time it slows down the auction page, and it will give me errors as well and won't let me get off of the page!! VERY aggrevating! leave the music OFF of the auction templates!! ;) most of us are listening to music when we surf the net anyway, OR listening to the sound of kids and we can't enjoy the pretty music leave the music out of the auction listings!!!!!! ;) just a tip!! of course :)
up above i mentioned advertising.....what i mean by that is advertising with some of the top prim sites out there.....sign up for and get listed!!! go to and sign up for some advertising! another great place to do some advertising is and advertise with her.....she also works HARD to get her site noticed which only means that more people come to her website, and you have a better chance in getting more hits to your site or auction listings!! another great place to do some advertising is @ do some checking into it when you have some spare time ;)............i also offer some advertising on my website, AND on my FREE E-pattern!!! my free e-pattern gets downloaded A LOT.....the last e-pattern was downloaded about 1400 times in a little over 2 days.....that is a lot of downloads, which means that YOU get YOUR site downloaded in EVERY FREE e-pattern that i can find out more info on my advertising spotlight ad and e-pattern sponsor by going to my website here and 1st, download a free pattern...;).....THEN read about the sponsor can also go here ...there are a few choices to choose from as far as the advertising goes.....
i get several emails a week from primitive crafters who want to know what they can do to help get more hits to their site or get more bidders for their auctions...the main thing is DO NOT GIVE UP!!!!! if you REALLY have a passion for primitives, then it will all work out....remember that you will always have some slow times here and there, we ALL do...........but start from the bottom and WORK your way up.....if you put your heart and soul into your work, it WILL pay for you in the long run!!! patients is VERY important ;)
and believe me, i am NOT at the top! nowhere near the top yet!! but i will NOT give up!!! i absolutely LOVE primitives....everything about them!!! ;) and i also love the fact that i am able to be HOME with my kids!!!! they are the MOST important thing in my life....and it means a lot for me to be able to stay at home with them...even though this is the HARDEST job i've ever had!!! i work from sun-up to wayyyyyy past midnight every day trying to keep my business going, and keep my husband and kids happy as well ;) also helps to have someone who supports what you do....i am so blessed!!!!!
i am going to stop for now...time to get the kids ready for bed and maybe get ME into bed before midnight tonight ;)
hope you have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Thank you ALL SOOOOOO much for the OUTSTANDING feedback over my free-patterns! It is just my way of saying THANK YOU SOOOOO much for allowing me to have the BEST BEST BEST customers and FRIENDS on the whole wide web ;)....go grab your free-be pattern now ;)...Bless you!!!!
becky ;)


Saturday, August 11, 2007


I just have to show this off....this is SUCH AN ORIGINAL!!! My sister donna, of moonchilds*primitives has made this AWESOME Troll Doll!!!! Be sure to check it out.....;)
this guy and his goats are AWESOME!!! :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

NEW Free E-pattern!!!!!!!! 8-8-07

Brand new FREE E-pattern listed TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! :) get it while you can ;)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

New Pattern!!!!!!! Yeahhhhhhhhhh ;)

i have been so busy getting the kids back to school this week! but i DID find some time to finish up a pattern!!! ;) i have had soooooooo many requests for this pattern, so i finally finished it yesterday!!!
this is so easy! you'll just love making this ghost make do ;)
you can find the e-pattern here.......
and you can get it on ebay too!!
you can also get the printed pattern on my website on this page....
have i mentioned that i also have a lot of my patterns on the website ??? yes! you will love this website...the owner, kristal is just a gem! ;)
i know i am forgetting i think of it, i'll be sure to post it....;)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Double, Double, Toil & Trouble..........;)

I just couldn't wait to post this!!!!!! I LOVE this spell book!!!
I used a pattern for this spell book from another ebayer "theoldglorycompany"....You can find her on ebay ;)
I put the spell book with one of my grungy witch hats and a witchy broom ;)
This set is a MUST have!!!! I didn't want to sell this! But I will just have to make myself another one ;)

Sunday, July 29, 2007

a few new things............

" Bo" :)

I have a few new patterns and a few new goodies on ebay too!!!! its been a long week since I've been trying to get some things finished before tomorrow when I have a tooth pulled!!! :( I am NOT looking forward to that! but I AM looking forward to no more pain!!! ;)
That will be great!!!!!
I've also added a NEW FREE epattern sure to get it while ya can! ;)
Also, if you are looking for gift certificates for your prim friend??? You can now get $20.00 and $30.00 gift certificates from me through!!!

ummmmm lets see, trying to think of anything else I am leaving out.....:)
if I can think of something, I'll be sure to let ya know!!!

Ok.....thats it for now......bed time ;)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Grungy Olde Fall Scarecrow.....;)

I just love this scarecrow!!!!! this one is one of my FAVORITES so far!! ;)
Just wanted to share with you ;)

It sure is a HOT day here in Tennessee......whew....glad to be in this airconditioning!

I had an awesome visit with my sister last week! If you don't know who my sister is, then go here and have a look at her stuff ;).....she is an awesome artist!!!

Ok.....thats it for now.....time to get supper done!!

Bless you!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Special Thanks To.....................

2 of my newest sponsors!!!! Now without these wonderful sponsors, I wouldn't be able to offer the FREE e-pattern!! ;) as promised, I am giving them a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!! Be sure to check out their sites as well! ;).........if you want to get some extra exposure to your site, then sign up to be a sponsor on my website at
My free e-pattern gets almost 300 downloads a day!!!!! That is LOTS of exposure for us BOTH ;)

Ok.......I'll hush for now........time to get busy again ;) sure to check out my new patterns and goodies on ebay!!! I have 2 new patterns.......:) and lots more to come!!!!
(((((((((hugs to you all for being so sweet)))))))))))))
Beck ;)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

it's been a while........

It has been a while since my last post....It's been just too hot to do much lately....but I do have a few goodies that I have listed on ebay.....I think you'll really love these new witchy prims ;)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

UPDATED...NEW FREE E-pattern added!!!!!

Be sure to get your free e-pattern!!! Click on the link on the left of the page to get yours ;)

Just added a new free e-pattern!

I'll blog more later ;)
Have a great Sunday!!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

News From Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee ;)

it is HOT here in Tennessee Ridge! Hardly no rain, the grass is dry, it's humid........but, i am still in the mood to make fall and halloween goodies ;)
i have several new 'olde grungy primitives' for the fall and halloween season up for auction right now..........a new pattern too ;) here is a widget to give you a sneak peek, and you can click on them to go right to my auctions!

i also have a new FREE e-pattern!!!! i am so excited to see how many people downloaded the last free e-pattern.....over 1800 downloads!!!! And it was only up for about 4 days.....thats great :) be sure to keep an eye out for the free e-pattern and check to see when it changes to another can go to my website at to find the free e-pattern, or click on the left of this page and go right to the page from here ;)

Ok........LOTS more will be coming in the next couple of days, so be sure to keep watching for new "OLDE" primitives ;)

until next time...................peace & love

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Summer Time.............

Well summer is in full force here in Tennessee.......The kids are out of school...YEAHHHHHH I am glad too ;)......I love having them here....yelling at each other ;).....I can remember summer time when I was a kid....Oh we had so much fun! Me and my sister would get up early in the morning, (Because our mom TOLD US TO!) and we went outside and PLAYED! We actually knew how to PLAY back my kids play, but they think that they have to have some kind of TV or video game to PLAY with........That's not playing! We played! :) I can remember we used to play and pretend......We would play "Bewitched".......LOL....My sister was the Mother, "Endora" and I was always "Samantha"........we would wiggle our noses and zap in and out like we were witches ;)......all it took was a little 'imagination'! I think that our kids need to learn how to 'imagine' more...........The world would be a better place ;).............or maybe not....who knows ;)
Either way it would be FUN :)

Well all of this talk about "Witches" has put me in the mood for a couple of my fall/Halloween goodies....Oh I LOVE making Halloween stuff!!!!!! Here is a sneak peek............I also have the pattern for this one in my ebay store, and on my website.....
Hope ya like................:)

Until next time.......

Sunday, June 03, 2007

NEW Pattern.....and NEW FREE PATTERN

Ok...I knew it was time to update the FREE e-pattern....sooooo be SURE to go grab it while you can ;)............Go here! and grab it!
Also.....I FINALLY finished some new Americana patterns......just off the press is my brand NEW Americana Eagle Door Doll With A Star Banner........WOW you'll LOVE this one ;).......You can get ANY of my email patterns or printed patterns from my website, or on ebay :) You can get to my ebay store here......
I also did a pattern for my crow door doll with the stars hanging from his beak.....time to get busy and sewing for those 4th of July holidays...................
I'll be doing a few of my Hallowe'en FINISHED GOODS this week for ebay.....DON'T miss out on my SPOOKY season! Oh I LOVE Hallowe'en and Fall goods!!! ;)

Have a GREAT day!!!!!!
(((((((((Big hugs))))))))))))))

Saturday, May 26, 2007

New Americana Star! :)

Hope you have an awesome is my latest Americana item! HOPEFULLY I'll get a couple of patterns finished this weekend!! :)
Have a great holiday!!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Auction Listed!! You'll LOVE This!

I've been working on this flag for a couple of days......and I LOVE how it turned out ;)
More goodies coming this SURE to check my auctions :)
Have a great day!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

New Auctions Listed!!!! :)

Well I am very excited about my new listings.......I have several that I've listed! Thought I would go on and blog them this morning ;)
The one below is one like I finished a week or so ago, but I made some adjustments to it to better it ;)'s also longer than the last one, and hangs the correct way an olde American flag should will just love it!!!!

Here is one that I finished using a pattern by my VERY talented Sister, Donna of Moonchilds*Primitives,

I fell in love with this awesome Eagle door hanger!!! I love how he turned out.......You can find him here................

Now for the next new "OLDE" very grungy primitive, I made one of my watermelon table sitters........this would be just GORGEOUS sittin' on an old antique farm table!!! Don't ya think? ;) Here is a quick link to the watermelon......

I also had to relist this due to a NON-PAYING bidder.....but her loss, your gain...this is a ONE OF A KIND that you'll just LOVE!!! A very large star make do!!! Click the link below to get your bid in on this one.....;)

That's all for right now...........My son has been home from school sick, so off to the doctor with him today.....I just know he has strep throat :(........thanks to public schools!!! But what can ya do? :) watching for MORE goodies coming in the next couple of days.....

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What's new???

Well as you know I've been offering a FREE E-pattern download on my website and it has been a HUGE success!!! Be sure to go and get it.....Who doesn't like something FREE?? ;) I know I do! SO be sure to go and get can get it by clicking here....
I have a few new things that I'll be listing on ebay tonight! Be sure to check them out :)
Here is a quick link to my ebay store!
I'll add more later :)
Have a GREAT is GORGEOUS here in Tennessee!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2007


Isn't this new widget thingy neat-o!!? Just testing it out!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

New Americana Wreath .............

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! I think you'll really love this one ;)
Just listed this one on ebay...............
And don't forget to download your FREE E-pattern!!!!!! :)
You can still get it at this link.....
Until next time ;)........Have a fantastic day!!!!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

FREE E-pattern

You can find a FREE E-pattern by going here
I'll be posting a FREE E-pattern periodically, and I will change them without be SURE to GRAB yours today...............:) Just my way of saying "THANK YOU" to all of my AWESOME customers who just happen to be AWESOME Friends ;) So be sure to bookmark my website at

Monday, April 30, 2007

Tip of the minute........;)

If you are making small things like candy canes, doll fingers, small legs or arms for your dolls, there is a WONDERFUL tool that EVERY single crafter needs……It is called a “Turn It All” …..It is so great for crafting!!!! This can be purchased from .....You can also get some hemostats! They are a doll makers best friend for turning those small parts as well ;)....……Another nifty little tool for crafting is a “Stuffing Fork”…… This can be purchased from Or you can do a search for them on eBay as well…..Sometimes you’ll be able to find them!

Hope this helped you out :)

Bless you!!!!!!!!!

New Primitives Listed.......I am LOVING these ;)

Oh it has been a long day.........I am going to have to get to bed soon! I can't go till 1:00 am!! Not tonight.....:) That bed is calling my name!!!! LOL

I made a couple of new things......wanted to share with you :) can find them on eBay!!! So be sure to check them out................I LOVE this star make do.......a one of a kind!!!!
Go here to see it ;)
Then just a few minutes ago I listed a brand new *OLDE* Americana Crow & 13 Star Flag door hanger.......I've worked on this one on and off for about 2 days.......FINALLY finished it ;)
Here is a link to it................
I am working on the pattern for the americana crow ;)
Ok.....................nuff for today......

Until next time..................................................BLESS YOU :)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Tip of the day.................

Every now and then I'll add a little tip or trick here ............Here is today's tip for you Primitive Crafters out there!!!!
**Tip: You can spray your finished product with primitive room sprays, too! Your customers will LOVE getting something that smells good!! You can get all kinds of primitive room sprays on eBay! Below are some sources that I have used for room sprays in the past…….

**~eBay ID UniqueMemoriesGifts, Her name is Shani Midfeldt and she has a list of scents that goes on and on!!! :o)….If you’d like to email her, be sure and tell her that I sent you….you can email her through eBay contact a member! Here is a link to her list on her eBay store of the scents she has….I am ALWAYS Happy with her!!!
Another seller that I have bought room sprays from is Country Potpourri! Here is a link to her eBay store.....
These are 2 that I have used in the past, and I KNOW they are good! You want a good strong scent! They will last a LONG time...and trust me, your customers will LOVE getting something that smells good ;)

Until next time............................;)
((((( Big hugs )))))

Almost forgot......New pic of Bo

Oh and I almost forgot to post a new picture of Bo...........Our new Choc. Lab.....He is growing FAST :)

New Things Around The Corner......................

I know it has been a few days since I's been terrible weather day it is hot, the next day it is freezing I am getting kinda sick.....BUT I am having to MAKE myself work! I have so many new ideas, and not enough time, or energy lately to get any of them finished...............
It is also sad, girls, you NEVER know who your friends are on here.....don't let them fool you...and don't be too free with your tips or secrets, they take them and run and never even acknowledge you again....However you KNOW they are watching you, since they make everything you do, and call it their own....It is actually FUN to watch ;) will get them everytime ;)
Now.........enough of that :)............I will never call names or backstab, I don't have time for that........I am honest and hard working, and I am here for my customers!!!! ALWAYS :) Here is a new finished doll I've designed, and I also finished a pattern for him too........Meet Bumble Bee Bear.....;)......You'll just love this sweet, VERY VERY VERY PRiMiTivE Bee Bear!!

You can find the finished doll on ebay up for auction here......... and the pattern and email pattern are both on my website at and the e-pattern is on ebay in my store as well ;)

I also finished this VERY olde grungy Americana Flag & Crow Door Hanger.....a ONE OF A KIND that you'll just LOVE for years to come.........It is up for auction on can find it here......

I have several new is a short list.......

Primitive Americana Star Make Do Pattern

Primitive Grungy Ladybug Wreath With Crow Pattern

Primitive Daisies, Crow and Ladybug Make Do Pattern

And many more are on the way!!!

As always......questions, concerns, or ideas are always welcome here :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New Member Of The Family..............

How can you NOT love this SWEET darlin' little face!!?!?!? ;)
I had to share a picture of my newest member of the family.......

Meet "Bo"........Chocolate Lab, born Feb. 27th, 2007.............isn't he ADORABLE?????? :)

Friday, March 23, 2007

How do you make your stuff look so GRUNGY??????????

I have been asked this question so much......:) And I sure do not mind answering it.......But I thought I would save my fingers some typing if I add it read on..........;)
The method that I have used for a LONG time is about 5 tablespoons of instant coffee to every ONE cup of HOT water that you use....I mix up a large batch at a time since I use so much...This makes a good DARK stain! Now add about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to each 3 cups of sure that you add the cinnamon while the water is good and hot so it will dissolve. And remember, that cinnamon is going to settle down in the bottom of your container and it will turn to some awesome gooey sludge mix......DO NOT throw it out......This is a GOOD thing.....;).....brush your primitives with that sludge!!!! I also add some vanilla extract to my can use the imatation vanilla, that is just fine!! Also, don't spend a lot of money on expensive instant coffee.....get the generic!!! I put my coffee stain in an old coffee pot and leave it sitting out at all times!! I cover it up when at night, but you do NOT have to refrigerate it!! I leave mine out all the time.....
Dry your primitives in the OVEN!!! Turn your oven on about 250-300 degrees.....Put them on an old cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.....This is my preferred method....Don't worry about them scorching...just watch them :) And scorching is sometimes a GOOD Thing in the prim world :) can also sun dry in the summer time.......
Hope this helps you out........Have fun!!!!!
Many Blessings,

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Preserved Sweet Annie

I have had a lot of customers email me to ask me where to find some Sweet Annie for their primitive projects.....Well, look no more!!! I have found the BEST Sweet Annie around.....This stuff WON'T crumble up and make a HUGE mess in your crafting/work space!!! This is the PRESERVED Sweet Annie, not the dried Sweet Annie......Just go to OR you can find them in ebay at Look for her "Preserved Sweet Annie".......These are PERFECT for crafting...short pieces, about 7" long or so each.....And this stuff isn't all dry and crumbly!!! You'll just love working with this stuff!!!

Thats it for now...Have a great day! is 70 degrees here in Tennessee Ridge today.....I am loving this weather ;)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

I really need to update more, huh? ;)

Well I know I need to......but I never have enough time in the day to blog much more than I already do..............It is a rainy/stormy day here in Tennessee! I probably won't get much done the 1st half of the day because of the weather......I just HATE storms!!! And it seems they get worse every year! The Spring is well on it's way here in Tennessee....stormy weather and all :) I don't mind a good hard rain with thunder and lightening, but I do NOT want that wind and hail that comes along with a tornado!!!! I HATE them!!!! I'll hush for now about that :)
Be sure to check back in the next day or so, I will be adding a free pattern here for you to download!!! So be sure to check back..........

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sponsors/Advertising INTERESTED???!!!!

Brrrrrrrrrr it is COLD out here in Tennessee.....but still a beautiful sunny day that I am thankful for!!!! I have been working on a few ideas for a sponsor/advertising page on my website at! Do you have a website that is crafty/Primitive/Country related and interested in being a sponsor and having your spotlight ad on several pages throughout my website? If you do become a sponsor, you will also have a text link to be added to my newsletter......I would LOVE it if you would be interested, to drop me an me at and let me know.....Now right now I am still working on the details, and I want to get some input before I start on this....The cost for spotlight ad is $35.00 for 6 months advertising..$18.00 for 3 months and $8.00 for a month..all payments would go through Paypal, and will renew automatically when the subscription is up....UNLESS you cancel, you can cancel at anytime before it renews! The downhill side is that if it renews, I won't be able to refund any money after it is completed.....But keep in mind that you can cancel at anytime through your OWN paypal account :)

The spotlight ad will look something like this.......

Go here and check this out.....

Now remember, this is just the PRACTICE page to show you what a spotlight ad will look like! ;).........

I am always open to suggestions or ideas as well! So email me ANYTIME!!! I can't wait to hear from you! ;)

Oh what a lazy cat I have ;)....she is so precious!!!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

It's been a while..........I am still here ;)

It has been a while since my last post....I've been a busy woman!!! Lots of new patterns for Easter...and LOTS more on the way....I just have to find some time to take a few breaks now and then in between patterns and prims on ebay ;)

I've been totally addicted to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for a while now, and I am saving the new season to watch....I am going to wait till they come out on DVD....I own all of the CSI DVD's for ALL of them....I have all of the Las Vegas, Miami, and New York.....I am a total addict when it comes to CSI shows....OR any of the shows like "Cold Case Files, Forensic Files, etc." I can't believe how forensic science has advanced!!! It just amazes me!
But of that subject for

I am finishing up a new black rabbit door doll for ebay so I am off to list that.........I'll be bloggin' more in the next couple of weeks.....just wanted to let you all know I am still here, just taking a well needed break ;)

PS...............If you know of any great deals on the rusty barn star stuff, such as,
Prim wall paper border (Barn stars)
REAL rusty star made things, candle holders, etc.
Rusty barn star valance, kitchen decorations
PLEASE let me know....I am adding a lot of the rusty barn star stuff to my house, so I need to know where the good stuff is ;) of here for now.......
Until next time........................Keep on primmin' ;)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Felting doll hair......SUPER EASY to do!!!

I know it's been a few days since my last blog...but I've been lazy lately ;)...

I just wanted to let you all know about FELTING NEEDLES for your doll hair! These needles are a MUST have for anyone who wants to make a doll and put some hair on it ;).....for instance...I just made a sheep doll....I covered him with real raw sheep wool! I HAND STITCHED all of the wool to the sheep.....This took a LOT longer than if I would have had my trusty felting needle! With these needles, all you have to do is take your raw sheep wool (Which can be purchased from an ebay member palmpanda4ever) SURE to get the WASHED wool if you buy from anyone else...Trust me, some of the wool I've purchased was just NASTY......Trudy, of Palmpanda4ever, has some of the BEST wool out there! When you get it, it smells GOOD and WASHED!!! ;)............For some felting needles....go to and get you some needles to start out with.....You WILL need more than one needle if you are like me and break them....they DO break easy...but if you are careful your needle will last you a while.......these are PERFECT for doll hair!!!! Holding the needle straight up and down, just start poking. Poke in and out! You'll hear the needle piercing the fabric. Just keep on poking over and over and then give a slight tug to the hair.....The hair will be in the doll and NO STITCHING required! ;) It is much faster and a LOT easier on your hands!!

Ok.......enough for now......time for bed...
Until next time.................Keep on poking.......;)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Let it SNOW!!!!!!!!

It's Sunday night and I am tired!!! Its been a long weekend, but a good one too! Other than all the rain!! I wish so much that we'd get some snow this year!! But so far, no such luck in the snow department! ;) I can remember when we were kids, it snowed a LOT here in Tennessee! We would get all kinds of snow days off from school! Oh I would LOVE those days....most of the time my cousin, and best friend back then, Emma would be over at my house for the snowdays :) We would go out in the back yard where we had this hill, and we would slide down the hill on trash bags!! LOL....we didn't have a sled, but we didn't need one either! We made do with what we had! My kids don't know what that is like, to have to make do with what you have at home, and not be able to run to Wal-Mart or the mall and buy what they want! We work so hard to get MORE stuff for our kids nowdays, and what are we really doing for them????? Spoiling them? Teaching them that material things are what makes you "Happy"? Well I don't know about that......But I DO know that it never hurt us to make do with what we had!! Now don't get me wrong.....My mom and dad worked VERY HARD! They made sure we had those Nike's for school the tight Levi's and popular shirts of the fabulous, big hair days of the 80's!! Oh yes! We had everything we needed and more....but we didn't GET GET GET all the time! My kids don't know what it is like to not have a TV and DVD player in their bedrooms! They can't comprehend the fact that we had 3 channels on TV to watch, and if the President made his speech, then he was on ALL 3 channels!! LOL..Oh we hated it when the President would take up TV time and we'd have to miss The Fonz on Happy Days, The Dukes Of Hazzard, or The Love Boat! LOL But when we couldn't watch TV, we used our imaginations......We did other stuff! My kids have NO idea what to do if it doesn't involve a remote control or an XBox controller!!!!
Ok........................somehow I got off the subject of SNOW........LOL....How did that happen??? I know, it is LATE and I need to get to bed.....It will be time to get up and get the kids off to school before I know it.....
Maybe it will snow and I can sleep in????? No such luck....not with it being in the 60's in JANUARY!!!! UGHHHHHHHHH
So off to bed I do..........until next time...........Keep it grungy ;)