November 19, 2015

Just Keep Creating.....

Lots of creating going on in my house! Kids have had school projects and I'm finishing up orders. Hoping to get them all done and out the door so I can shut down by the first weekend of December.
Our OFG Team is still celebration with our 'Wintery Wonderland'.
You can find more info by clicking on the picture on my right sidebar.
Here are some of my recent creations!

All of these, Plus more, are available in my Etsy shop.
Wendy, from Ravenwood Whimzies, is gearing up for a '12 Days of Christmas' Blog Hop.
 I'll be participating in it this year with her and some other very talented ladies! There will be Tutorials, recipes, and Christmas Traditions to hear about so mark your calendars for Dec. 1st. Here's her link to tell you more:
Back to those orders I go!

October 26, 2015

A Busy Month!

October has been a very busy month for me! I'm needing a break and looking forward to December when I take one. I'll be back at the 'saws' again today. I have a couple of Halloween Costumes to put together this week for the family and am finishing up some dolls for the upcoming Holidays and our Team Celebration. Lots of Snowfolks both wood and softies, some Reindeer, and a couple of new dolls.
I went to our McIntosh 1890's Festival on Saturday. It's an annual event that I've attended since High School when we (our band) marched in the parade. A couple of Artists friends that I keep up with on Facebook were there. Samantha from Southern Belle Scentz and The Olde Country Cupboard and Terry Swezey of Gourds and Gifts. Here are some of the purchases I made from their stores.
 Got my first 'Andy' from Samantha! For those of you who knew Sandy Schmidt of The Olde Country Cupboard, that was her Mom. Sandy passed away a few years ago.
 Terry paints beautifully!
 This little girl is for my MIL for a Christmas gift. 
I LOVE Samantha's Tarts. Her shop is Southern Belle Scentz on Etsy.
Terrible photo but I couldn't resist this little guy from Terry's booth! His antlers are wrapped in colored lights. Can't wait to have him set up by my tree!
The Antique store I buy my supplies from was there again as they usually are. Best place to pick up spools and bobbins as most are just a buck or two. He was low on Beehive Bobbins and I had to search hard for the one that I did get.
I'm working on Christmas now and most crafters are. I know many don't want to see pictures of it now as it's not even past Halloween yet but in the retail business, "the early bird catches the worm"! I had a custom order for a few of these. Pretty and simple and, of course, the photo doesn't do it justice! I'll be ' lettin' her rip' in a few more weeks when our OFG Team starts it's Wintery Celebration so beware!
And with that scary thought, I hope your Hallow's Eve is safe and your Treats are more than your Tricks!
Stay tuned!

October 10, 2015

Winner of Boo Boo Kitty Giveaway!

I've been out cutting wood again this morning and just about forgot about my Giveaway winner!
I used to choose my winner and it picked JESSICA from Blessings in the Country!
CONGRATS, Jessica! Please email me at and give me your address so Boo Boo and his Pumpkin Patch can be on the way to your home!
Thank you, everyone, for your support! I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment for this Giveaway. I will have another one soon to help finish out the upcoming Holidays. Gotta do something with all of this inventory I keep generating!
Have a wonderful weekend!

October 4, 2015

Meet our OFG Team Captain!

This is a great interview with our OFG Team Captain, Lucy Galgano!
Don't forget to sign up on the post below this one for my Fall/Halloween Giveaway! Winner announced Oct. 10th!

September 21, 2015

Boo Boo Kitty GIVEAWAY!

I haven't had a Giveaway in a while so I thought I'd see if I can find a home for Boo Boo Kitty and his Pumpkin Patch!

This was made using a pattern from Old Road Primitives. Each piece has been cut from cotton muslin, stuffed, painted with acrylic paints and baked in the oven with my Vanilla/Cinnamon/Coffee Prim mix. This set comes with Boo Boo Kitty and 4 pumpkins: 1 large, 1 medium, and 2 smalls. Boo Boo's Hat is made from cotton fabric and has been primmed and baked. It is glued to his left ear and has a bow of raffia and 3 rusted jingle bells glued for extra embellishment. His whiskers are sisal; his eyes are small black buttons. His nose is painted on with acrylic paint. SO CUTE!
Measurements are approx. Kitty 9" x 5"; largest pumpkin, 7" x 6" with the medium and small a few inches in difference,one from the other.
Made in a Smoke Free/Pet Free environment.
If you would like to have him come to your home, then leave me a comment on this post.
If you share, I'll count you 2 times!!
Make sure you leave me a way to contact you, otherwise, I can't count you.
This Giveaway is open for USA participants, only.
I will use to choose my winner.
Winner will be announced: Saturday, October 10th!
Thanks so much for your support and GOOD LUCK!

September 15, 2015

Being Creative!

I've been playing with a new medium in my spare time! I told you a month or so ago that I was experimenting with Creative Paper Clay and Kwik Wood.
I've seen so many Artists using it to sculpt gourds, wood work, and glass ware that I thought I'd give it a try. Of course, wood is my first choice of material as it's what I'm most comfortable with.
I chose to do a small pin pattern and kept the design very simple and minimal. We're coming into Fall so I HAD to do something for Halloween, right?!
I started with a simple wooden shape cut out of MDF.
I shaped some arms and gave it something to hold.
Added a little bit of acrylic paints to it.
And I have a ghost! Still need to add a few more strokes of paint but really quite simple to do.
I went a bit further and coated the whole wood piece with the clay.
I think I might like this one better once I get it finished!
I even made some Candy with it!
I also tried the Kwik Wood. It's great for sculpting pieces that have broken off of an item. I used it to make this guys face. It stick really well with the aid of water.
This is how he turned out!
This is Stanley and is available in my Etsy shop.
And I also did this guy.....
I'm thinking not too bad for a first try! So I've got my gourds out and am now playing with a few Snowman and Santa designs. I think I like the Paper Clay better than the Kwik Wood. You have to use water with both as you're molding/sculpting. The Kwik Wood is a bit stickier and I just like the feel of the clay. I remember when I was in 7th grade, our Art Teacher had us using clay and making sculptures. I remember making an Owl. It went to the Art Show and, although I didn't win any ribbons, I was very happy she chose my work. AND, I still have that memory!
Lots of orders for Fall Garlands are underway. Still have one or two Teacher Name Plates to finish. I've a couple of Turkeys on my 'stuffing' table that I need to get to and then I think I'll play with a couple of Christmas patterns before I call it quits for the year.
Looking forward to some cooler temps. Mother Nature teased us yesterday but we were back at 89 by the end of the day!
Have a great week!

September 3, 2015

SEW Much!

So/Sew much to show you! Not necessarily in any kind of order so bear with me!

The Frogette Sisters, Toadie and Tallula, are now in my Etsy shop! They are made from a pattern by Pam Gracia of Soft in the Head.

My guy had a birthday! He looks so tired in this pic with 3 of our 6 kids! I made him a German Chocolate cake and the daughter in the green bought him steaks and made potatoes and a lovely green salad to go with it!
This little lady is new in my Etsy shop! She's from Victoria Lynn of Kentucky Primitives.
Corny Candy! Pattern by Patties Ratties!
A little 13" Rag doll! Pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm!
I'm playing with my Creative Clay and Kwik Wood! Got a few things to show and share with you in my next post!
Everyone thinks Fall is here 'cause I'm making these left and right! It's still pretty hot here and lots of rain still coming down!
New in my Etsy from Chestnut Junction!
Our OFG (Old Farmhouse Gathering) Team is holding our Fall Celebration! Drop by Etsy and type in the letters FFFOFG in Etsy's search bar OR click on the pic on my sideboard at the top right, to see more wonderful creations from our talented team!
Elvira and Winthrop are back! Another wonderful pattern from Soft In The Head!
    I'm making pumpkins of every kind to add to some of my packages. Found some Cinnamon sticks and silk florals in Hobby Lobby to top them with. Sure like the way they're turning out!
Lots more to share with you but gotta run and get some orders packaged up. Teachers are awaiting their name plates!
Thanks for stopping by!

August 29, 2015

Vicky's Art: TUTORIAL: Prim Candy Corn

Vicky's Art: TUTORIAL: Prim Candy Corn: Let's make some Candy Corn! Gotta start with a shape! Whether it's someone's pattern (please give them credit!) or your own, ...

August 12, 2015


I'm not really sure that I wanted to get started again but I seem to have found my 'groove' for now. I've been cutting out and sewing up Fall patterns. Some I already had and some I've recently bought. Have you ever heard of Chestnut Junction/Kellie Sharp? She's great and has her patterns, e-patterns, for $1.99. You can find her on Etsy if you click on the link above. I just picked up another 6 yesterday. I'm also working on some patterns from Pam Gracia of Soft In the Head.
I ventured outside away from my pool to cut some wood patterns out.
I was sweating like a pig by the time I finished and it was only 11:30 a.m. I think we reached 98 by the end of the day! It's been one of those long, hot summers for us and I'm afraid it's not even close to ending. This box of goodies is awaiting paint coverage! Lots of cute Fall designs from Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy.
These girls were 'sunning' and drying out from their bath in vanilla and cinnamon. They'll be
cute-sied up in a few more days. The pumpkins are for a different pattern.
I finished this last week but just got them photo'd.
Cute and inexpensive for a favorite Teacher. You can find it in my Etsy shop HERE.
For those of you on FaceBook, you may have already seen my pictures from the weekend. These guys turned the big "10" last Friday.
They didn't want a party because parties are for 'babies' so we took them to the beach (Jax and St. Augustine).
The weather wasn't the best but we did get some sunshine in the mornings.
Daddy taught then how to 'boogie' board and they had a blast. It was a memorable B-day and said to have been the 'Best'. Well, they say that every year but I have to agree with them this time!
School starts up on the 17th here. You'll probably hear my "YIPPEE" from where you are. I'm ready to get back into routine although not too excited about the early morning start.
It's already 4:30 p.m. and I've got 2 orders to finish so I can mail them out tomorrow so I better get moving.
Hope Summer has been good to you!