Monday, November 14, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Time to announce the winners of the ~~~GIVE-A-WAY~~~!!! 

AND THE WINNERS ARE..............

Reindeer Ornies--- Gail

Freezing my Bells Off--- Gypsy Rose

Congrats,  to the winners!!!  I will be contacting you for your addresses.  

I would like to thank everyone for dropping by to visit my blog during the "Old Fashion Christmas Craft Show."

Friday, November 11, 2011


I am so excited that you have stopped by to visit me for my first ever online craft show being hosted by Old Road Primitives.  I hope that you have a great time shopping with me and don’t forget to sign up for my ~~~ Give-A-Way~~~ (details can be found on the post made 11/9/11).  Hop on over to all the other craft show participants there are some awesome things from very talented crafters.  All participants are listed at the top of the side bar.
All items listed on my site have been handcrafted by me in a smoke free home.  Purchased items will be shipped out by Monday, or when payment is complete, unless it is a custom order.  Should you wish to purchase an item that has been sold, I will be happy to make it for you as a custom order, so email me and let me know the item you are wishing to purchase. All custom orders will be completed within the week if at all possible.  Payments will be accepted by PayPal, should you prefer to pay by check or money order, purchases will not be sent until payments are cleared.  I will be happy to send you invoices on items. Local purchases will not be charged shipping fees.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at should you have any questions.  To make a purchase email me at with your item # and I will send you an invoice, as I am having problems uploading my buy now button. 
Grubby Gingerbead Ornies
Item # svc2011-7
Shipping $3.00

Set of three primitive and grubby Gingerbread men. They would look great displayed in a bowl or basket or added to a swag or wreath for your holiday decor. They are 8 1/2 inches tall by 7 inches wide. They have been grubbied up with vanilla and cinnamon and baked making them smell wonderful. A green, frayed, plaid bow is tied around their necks. Basket and greenery are not included. Pattern is designed by Kristal of Rags-n-Tags.

Snowman Door Hanger
Item # svc2011-8
Shipping $6.00

This large primitive snowman is 9 inches wide by 16 inches long and would make a perfect addition to your Holiday or Winter decor. He is wearing his top hat adorned with a star and rusty bell.
Pattern is from Sue Allemand/Palatte Primitive Design

Primitive Stovepipe Hat w/Cardinals
Item # svc2011-1
Shipping $12.00
  Primitive Stovepipe Hat with Cardinals is approximately 22 inches wide by 25 inches tall.  It is loaded with Christmas florals of pine branches, pip berries and Spanish moss with a light dusting of snow.  Two handmade cardinals have made a home in this hat.  This would be a lovely decoration for either winter or Christmas.  Pattern is designed by Joys Prim Shed~ Winter Garden Primitives. If you would like to see more detailed pictures, please contact me.

Lighted Snowman Glass Block
Item # svc2011-2
Shipping $15.00
Description:  Snowman is made out of two glass blocks and is filled with 35 white mini lights (indoor use only).  He is wearing a navy and blue cap and a navy scarf and very “glittery” with snow. He stands
approximately 20 inches tall and is about 16 inches wide from tips of his stick arms weighing about 10 pounds. 

Primitive Reindeer Ornies
Item # svc2011-9
$15.00 set of 3
Shipping $ 3.00
Set of three primitive reindeer ornies with twig antlers.  Measures approximately 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall.  Pattern is designed by Sassafras Hill Primitives.

His and Her Christmas Underwear Candy Holders
Item # svc2011-4 for set  $10.00
Item #svc2011-5 for his $6.50
Item# svc2011-6 for her $6.50
Shipping $2.00
Description:  When you stop believing in Santa you get underwear!!!  This primitive set of underwear is great for filling with small items for Christmas gifts.  When Christmas is over you can hang them up in your laundry room for year round d├ęcor.  Can be purchased as a set or individually.   Undies for him measures approximately 7 inches wide by 8 inches long.  Undies for her measure approximately 6 ½ inches wide by 10 inches tall.  Pattern is a design of Old Road Primitives.

Early Settler Skates
Item # svc2011-3
Shipping  $6.00
Description:  Each skate measures approximately 13 ½ x 8 ½ inches.  They have been stained to look like old leather.  Would look great setting either alone or as part of your other winter decor.

Freezing My Bells Off

Item # svc2011-10
Shipping $8.00
This primitive snowman stands approximately 15 inches tall has a large orange nose and is holding a Christmas tree.  Poor fellow is freezing his bells off as you can see them slowly sliding down his body. Pattern is  a design of

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I am having a ~~~Give-A-Way~~~ in celebration of the "Old Fashion Online Christmas Craft Show" set for November 11th, 12th and 13th.

Here Is What You Can Win!

*Grubby Reindeer Ornies*
(a set of three)

  The pattern I used to make these cute primitive reindeer is from Sassafras Hill Primitives

* Freezing My Bells Off*

This primitive snowman is made from a pattern purchased from Olde Homestead Barn

Details on how to win

1.  Leave a comment on this post with your contact information.
2.  If you become a follower of my blog you will receive another entry.
3.  If you make a purchase during the online craft show you will also receive and entry.
4.  If someone contacts me or leaves a comment that they were referred to this blog post by you I will also give you another entry. 

Winners will be announced on Monday, Novemeber 14.

Good Luck!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lesson Learned

Hi Everyone,
I thought I would share with you a lesson learned.  I seem to always learn stuff the hard way, but it turned out well.  I wanted to try the DIY rusting of bells.   I had looked at several of the tutorials and wrote myself a sticky note with the "ingredients".  Thinking I will just use an aluminum pan so I don't ruin a bowl.  That is the lesson learned.  Use a glass bowl or pan because the aluminum pan will LEAK!!!  I have since found a tutorial and rusting recipe on Old Road Primitives and she tells you to use an old bowl.  It was the exact recipe that I used for the rusting.  I was really surprised how the turned out.

Ingredients:  Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt.
Use equal amounts of the vinegar and peroxide (glass bowl) put in bells then cover with salt.  Let set for 24 hours.  Lay them out on an old cookie sheet and place in the sunshine to dry. 


Monday, October 31, 2011

Lighted Glass Block Snowman

Hi Everyone,

Remember all the glass blocks that were scattered all over my dining room table?  Well here is one of the finished products.  A snowman  or should say snowperson, to be politically correct since she is all decked out in pink.  She turned out really cute!!! She is three glass blocks tall making her around 24 inches and that is not including to the top of her hat.  Glass blocks are also heavy!!!

Haven't offered this up for sale, as of yet, because I am not really sure about how to go about shipping her.  I am thinking of participating in a local craft show and will sell some locally.  I know it is possible to ship it, but just not really that shipping savvy.  If anyone has suggestions and shipping tips, I would love to hear them.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Large Primitive Snowman

This primitive snowman is my latest addition to my Etsy shop .
Snowman is 9 inches wide by 16 inches long and would make a perfect addition to your Holiday or Winter decor. He is wearing his top hat adorned with a star and rusty bell.
Pattern is from Sue Allemand/Palatte Primitive Design

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yarn Yorkies

I added the Yorkies to my Etsy shop late last night.  They would be perfect embellishments for your scrapbook pages or cards. The bigger one is approximately 4 x 4 inches.  The three smaller ones are approximately 2 x 2 inches.  They are made out of yarn and mulberry paper.  The pattern is from Painting on Jars. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gingerbread Men

Hi Everyone,
Hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday.  I thought I would share with you my latest addition to my Etsy store,  I love the way they turned out and they smell wonderful, as well.  The pattern is designed by Kristal of Rags-n-Tags.


Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Hi Everyone,
You can always tell that Christmas is just around the corner when my house is filled with glass blocks. This year is no exception my dining room table is now loaded down with blocks. My wonderful husband drilled all the holes for me this weekend.

Stay tuned to see what the glass blocks turn out to be.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011


Hi Everyone,
I would like to introduce you to Mr. Scarecrow.  He is my latest item going in my Etsy shop, .  Be sure to go on over and visit with him.  He is sure to light up your world with his happy, glowing face. He is made out of a glass block and is wearing his straw hat adorned with a sunflower and wearing his favorite bandanna.  My photography skills really do not do him justice, he is so much cuter in person.