Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Special Package Arrived!

My stars that I won from Karen at Buttons In The Attic arrived today!!!  I was so excited to unwrap them and find the perfect place for them.  I took some pictures of them, I put them in a little corner cabinet that sits in my hallway, but I can see it from my craft room while I'm sitting at my desk!!  They are even more beautiful in person!   Thank you , thank you, thank you  Karen!  Here is the picture of them and a picture of my little display over my kitchen stove.   Have a great week!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I won!!

I won these adorable little hearts from Karen at Buttons In The Attic in her first giveaway.
  They are handmade by her using cutter quilts that she made.  You can tell a lot of time and work went into them, they are beautiful!  I am so excited to get them, I am already scouting out the perfect place for them. 
Thank you Karen for such an awesome giveaway!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe

Printable Recipe
Hi, I'm taking a break from my crafting to post a recipe my niece made for Thanksgiving.  It was sooo good, I can't even begin to tell you!   I have been on a pumpkin kick lately.  I went to Berlin, Ohio a few weeks back with my parents and we ate at the Dutch Valley Restaurant on our way there.  Well I ordered a Pumpkin Latte.  It was the BEST Latte I have ever had!  In fact I just found a recipe for a Pumpkin Latte, so I will give it a try, and if it's good, I'll post it soon!   So anyhow here is a pic of the Pumpkin Crunch Cake and the recipe.  I hope you love it as much as I did.

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

 1-(15 oz.) Can Pumpkin
1-(12 oz) Can Evaporated Milk
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs,  Beaten
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
2 Sticks Butter, Cut into pieces

In a large mixing bowl, whisk pumpkin, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and sugar until mixed well.  Add eggs and mix well. 

Pour mixture into a 9x13 baking dish that has been sprayed with a non stick spray.  Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the top.  Sprinkle pecans evenly over cake mix and top with butter pieces.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50-60 minutes.  Set aside to cool.



Monday, November 28, 2011

A New Giveaway at White Sheep Farm

Please visit White Sheep Farm  It's a great blog I just found and they are having an awesome giveaway there!  You have until December 2 to enter.  She has 2 different groups of goodies to giveaway!  Both are adorable!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shop Small! Small Business Saturday

Today is dedicated to supporting small businesses.  It's a way to show your support of the moms and pops stores.  Its a day to purchase a unique gift from that local artist.  Go to that little coffee shop down the street, or bakery.  Small Business Saturday started in 2010, although I think everyday should be Small Business Day! Ha!  So go out (or stay in) and Shop Small!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Pattern and New Website!

Hi!  Thank you to everyone that visited during our Online Open House!  I have been busy working on this new pattern.  He's a wood pattern.  I like to do both painting and fabric patterns, but this guy is now my favorite.  I always say that about my newest patterns! 

Gingerbread Santa E Pattern

Gingerbread Santa E Pattern
This cute Santa has 3 little Gingerbread cookies hiding in his suit and beard!
Price: US$6.00

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 There is also a new website you HAVE to check out! So Pretty In Paint.  The owners are Carol and Debbie.  Carol is an interior decorator and Debbie is a web/graphic designer, and is also my SIL! They both love the look of painted vintage furniture, so they got together and So Pretty In Paint was born!   They offer painted vintage furniture, home accessories and so much more. Their work is beautiful and prices are very reasonable.  They find very unique pieces and put their personal touch on it.  They just opened a shop in a new retail location: Fabulous Finds in historic Frederick, MD. Located at 24 E. Patrick Street.  There are some pics below.   Be sure to check out their site!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

New Location at Fabulous Finds

One of their beautiful pieces




Friday, November 11, 2011

An Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show This Weekend!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! We are having and Old Fashioned Christmas show starting today and running through Sunday!  Please sit back and take a look at all our unique handmade items. All of them would make a wonderful gift for that special person you know. If you have any questions please email me at
Thanks Kim from Old Road Primitives for hosting this Old Fashioned Christmas Show!

Update:  These items are no longer for sale online.
This is Ginger.  She is an adorable little Gingerbread angel.  Her dress is made of homespun and the body is painted muslin.  She has a rusty halo and a tag with her name on it.


This little guy is "Flakey" but don't hold it against him! He is a grungy little snowman that measures 5"W by 9"H. He is made of warm and natural and coffee stained and painted. He has a little rusty heart and pieces of moss on him.Flakey is my own pattern and is now available at Pattern Mart or The Pattern Cupboard and is also listed on the side bar with my other patterns.

Freezing My Bells Off!

"Freezing my bells off" snowman got tons of laughs at the craft show.  I'm sure you'll get a smile everytime you look at him in your home.  He's 15"H by 7"W.  He is made out of warm & natural and has a homespun scarf.  His little bells are sewn loosely on.  Based on a pattern by Olde Homestead Barn

Below are a few more pics of items from my website.  If you see anything you like, you can find them at  There are a list of the other crafters on the right side bar of this blog, that are participating in this online Christmas show.  Please stop by and visit them!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Craft show and New Happenings

Hello everyone!

We just finished up our last craft show. This is a picture of our booth. I share the booth with my mom so some of the items are hers. Thank you to everyone that stopped by to visit us! It has been a busy time and I'm taking inventory so I can...believe it or not start getting ready for next year! I know there are several items that I need to do a lot more of because I sold out of them so fast!

I am also so excited to announce that I am a new member of PatternMart! I will be adding new patterns as soon as I can.

I am working on setting up my website for the big online Christmas Craft Show next weekend Nov. 11,12, 13th. Be sure to stop by to see whats new and maybe do some Christmas shopping the easy way... in your home!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Save the Date!!

Hi, Ladies!
Please "Save the Date" for the weekend
of November 11th, 12th & 13th
for ORP's
"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"!
Please join us for this very Unique & Special Event!
Meet some very talented artists!
You will have the opportunity to purchase
some unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind items!
The "Best" part of all is you don't even have to leave your home!
Shop online from home!
Below you will find a list of all of our 
"Christmas Craft Show" Participants...
Looking forward to seeing you then!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Online Christmas Show

 Hello!  I have been busy getting ready for my next show later this month at the Washington County Fairgrounds   It's two weekends  October 21, 22, 23 and 29, 30, 2011  10am to 6pm.

   We had our fall show last month at the Covered Bridge Festival.  We had beautiful weather and a huge turn out.  I am trying to replace some of the most popular items that sold out and I'm working on lots of new Christmas items for this next show.  That is why I haven't posted for awhile! 
I also wanted to let you all know about an online "Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show"  By old fashioned that just means that everything is handmade!  There will be other bloggers that will be included in the craft show.  Here is just a small list of the bloggers that are going to participate.

The Bear's Blog
Crafts By Jodi
Countryside Cottage
Laura's Little House
Salmon Falls Prims
The Barn Hollow
Happy Valley Primitives
Buttermilk Creek Farm
Designs By Guka
Paula's Primitives
Old Road Primitives
Sweet Bear Creek Whims
The Farmer's Attic
Santa & The Mrs.
Olde Crow Mercantile
Huckleberry Lady
Primitive Country Cabin
Yorkies Primitives
Olde Annie Primitives

So be sure to come visit us on November 11th, 12th, & 13th!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Craft Show Inventory Pics

Hi!  Here I am again less than a month before my craft show and the panic has now hit me!  I have just finished up some nodder scarecrows and added them to some of my other items that I put on my counter.  I put them there so I can keep track of what I have done and what I still want to do.  I have put some of my things away in totes.  I just need to go back and put prices on them. 
I do this every year but it seems like I work better under pressure.  Ha!
I will post better pics soon and after the shows I will post those pics too.
Have a good weekend!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cute lil Hairclips And A Sneak Peak!

 Hi!  I have finally got my pictures together to post these adorable little hairclips.  My daughter came up with the idea after seeing my candy corn.  So we decided to make them for my craft shows and she came up with the awesome name of "Itsy Bitsys"   You can clip them in your hair, on a hairband or even onto your shirt, or bookbag.  The possibilities are endless!   I will have them posted on my side bar for sale soon. 

This is a picture of a work in progress!  I needed to make more scarecrows for my fall show.  I found this pattern by Old Road Primitives.  He sits up on a rusty spring.  I still have to put the raffia hair on all of them.  That seems to take a bit of time.  I just finished sewing the hats together today.  I'm hoping to finish him up early this week so I can move on to my next project.  I will be posting more pics of my inventory for the shows.  Lots of new items this year!! 
Have a great week, and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Candy Corn Ornies

Hello!  I've been working on some new items and some old favorites for the shows.  I made these ornies from an old pattern by Patty's Ratty's.  I've made a few of them for the shows.  I am also working on a new idea with my daughter.  She is 12 and loves to craft too.  Her and her friends love the flowers that clip in your hair or on a head band, so we came up with the cutest idea that I think the girls will love!  I will post pics and list them for sale soon.
Have a great weekend!


Monday, July 18, 2011

New Turkey E-Pattern

Hi, I just posted a new pattern today.  This isn't a fabric one but it is a painting pattern.  I used plywood for mine so it wouldn't be too heavy for my door, but you can use whatever thickness you like.  I hope you have fun making him.  You can buy him from my website, or Pattern Cupboard or I have him listed on the sidebar of my blog.
Have a great week!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A slight delay...

Hi everyone, I had been working right along on inventory for my fall shows and ideas for patterns.  I had a slight delay though.  I woke up the Friday before the July 4th holiday with my back hurting a bit.  It got a lot worse and long story short I had surgery for a herniated disc a week later!  I have been doing my walking like the Dr's told me to do and just taking it easy.  I think I am just about ready to jump back into doing some crafts.  I wanted to post a pic of what I was working on before all this happened.  It's a pattern by Limited Lane and I changed her just a bit, but fell in love with her!  I need to do lots more for the shows.  

I will be adding more patterns, etc as soon as I am up and about! 
Have a good weekend!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New E-Patterns

Here are Simon Scarecrow and Niblet Turkey E-Patterns.  You can order them by going to my website or they are also listed on the side bar of this blog.  They are $6.00 each.  If you would prefer a paper pattern please email me. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sneak Peak!

Hello!  I have been working away at a couple more new patterns.  I have been so excited to work on these that I haven't been working on my inventory for my shows!  I need to find a way to do both.  Plus I have my garden in and every year I promised myself that I will keep up with it and not let the weeds take over when it's time for the craft shows.  I have kept that promise... so far! 
I have 2 patterns that I will be posting hopefully this week.  The first one's name is Niblet.  He's a cute little turkey.  My daughter loves coming up with the names!  That one comes from one of her old Disney shows!  The second one is a scarecrow and he doesn't have a name yet.  I will post on my blog as soon as they are ready.  Thanks for visiting, and I hope you like them too.  Have a great weekend.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New E-Pattern!

Hello, I just posted the new E-pattern for Percy Crow on my website and blog.  I updated the blog post so please see the June 10th posting for the updated information. 

If you are interested in buying the pattern you can go to my website or it is posted on the side bar of this blog. The e-pattern is $5.00. If you are interested in a paper copy please email me.

Thank you!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Percy Crow-UPDATE

Hi, I am so excited to show you my newest creation!  I made a little crow to sit in a basket of sunflowers.   I just posted the E-Pattern on my website and blog for sale.  I will send you a pdf file as soon as payment is received. This is Percy Crow, and he is my first epattern. He measures 5"H by 5-1/2"W alone and in the basket it all measures 15"H by 7-1/2"W. I included the directions/pattern for Percy and the sunflowers in the pattern. I also included where to find the baskets.
If you are interested in buying you can go to my website or it is posted on the side bar of this blog. The e-pattern is $5.00.  If you are interested in a paper copy please email me.

 Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Apples for Teachers

Hi!  We are in for a couple of really hot days here in Pennsylvania, so I decided to stay inside in the air conditioning and do some blogging and sewing!   School just let out yesterday for the summer.  I like to give my daughters teachers a gift at the end of the school year, and I always give something that I have made.  This year she had the most amazing teacher so I wanted to give her something a little more special.  I had such a hard time deciding but I was going through my patterns and came across one for apples.  I made one and then I added a little wooden tag to it with a saying on it,"This apple will last forever just like my memories of you".  On the back I wrote a thank you and signed it with my daughters name and year.  My daughter said her teachers loved it, so I thought I would make up several more for my craft shows.  Here is the picture, I promise one day to take better pictures! 
Have a good day!  Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hand Painted Wood Signs

Good morning!  I am jumping from my sewing projects into my wood and painting.  I have shown my antiqued wood signs before, but I decided to do something different with them.  I painted them a cream color and didn't use crackle on them.  I just antiqued around the edges and added the berry vines at the bottom. Please forgive my photography!
I also did some with a deep dark red as the background.  I also did some hearts.  I will be posting them on my website soon, but if you would like to order in the meantime, just send me an email at 

Thanks for visiting!
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