April 12, 2013

This & That

I received a few things in the mail this week......well, that's actually an UNDERstatement! I've kept my mail lady quite busy. We're getting to know each other pretty well.
A friend invited me to join a group on FB....an OVERSTOCK group and, well, let's just say "one man's trash is another man's treasure"!! I've been picking up LOTS of fabrics at GREAT prices.
This is just a small stash. I'm excited to work with the Americana as I've just purchase a new Raggedy Doll pattern from Sweet Meadows Farm. Our OFG Team will be having a celebration next month and I'm preparing a few goodies to include in it!
I received a GIVEAWAY win from the talented Brenda of RUSTY THIMBLE

I won one of her sweet little rabbits! SO cute and perfectly primmed! Thank you, AGAIN, Brenda!
I also purchased a new Doll! This one is from Kim over at ORP (Old Road Primitives)!
This is GINGER and she is so sweet!! I hugged her and kissed her and promised to be her friend forever! She's getting along with my other dolls and seems to be a happy girl!
I wanted to share with you what's been haunting me. 
 As you can tell by her expression, she is running out of patience with me.....sigh....if I had more time and less kids to take care of I wouldn't be having this problem. I got the original HEAD from a Make-Do pattern at My Primitive Saltbox. I've made up her body and have misplaced her legs and arms. I remember drawing them up and cutting them out. She has little 'witch boots' and she'll be adorable when I finish her....well, in a 'witchy' sort of way! 
I've also drawn up some chicken patterns which I will share with you. Not anyone's pattern in particular but I do receive inspriation from viewing other people's art work. Don't you?!
Hoping your April is bringing in wishes for May flowers....especially those of you with snow still in the forecast. I saw on FB the other day where someone from the north had posted a picture of a snowman lying down and about a half dozen knives stabbed in him. the caption under the photo said something to the effect of  "Die Winter". Made me chuckle!
Don't forget about my Giveaway! Will end on Monday, April 29th! Look for Mildred at the top of my right side bar!



cucki said...

Aww super sweet..
Have a great weekend x

TheRustyThimble said...

I know I have gotten so much fabric, I had to cut myself off LOL. so glad you like your little bunny Vicky

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all the pretty things you've gotten. It's fun to meet the mailman at the door. Love your sweet doll...hugs and kisses? You sound like ME! Enjoy your day. Do you think we'll get any RAIN!!!

Barb said...

Hi Vicky,
Love your win from Brenda and all your fabric--that place is addictive!
Love the face so far she will be fabulous when she is done, as is all your creative items!
Enjoy your day,

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahhh, cool beans! Congrats on the discounts and winning Brenda's bunny. I won one too! Ain't it cool! I love the way she creates :)
Oooh, I'm excited to see your witch complete, with missing legs and arms... lol... and I don't believe anyone could lose patience with you.


Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oooh, I love getting parcels in the mail! Great stash of fabric and thanks for the reminder about the OFG Celebration, must get to work!! Love the expression on your new doll and I am soooo happy to hear I am not the only one who cuts things out and then forgets where they are! She will make a wonderful witchy woman; oh great, now I have that song running through my head :O/

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Vicky! Yes, your little creation does seem a bit peeved at you for losing the rest of her body! lol
I would LOVE to see that snowman picture and send it to Drew (our son - the meteorologist). It would be good for a laugh!
Have a lovely weekend and please, if possible, send some of your warmth north to us!


I am a fabric hoarder too, just can't resist and I am running out of room. Do you every sit still?????

CozyExpressions said...

I was just looking at your paintings....I love St. Augustine. My Uncle has a home on Porpoise Point! Beautiful work Vicky

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

I thought when I saw that doll's expression she was going to be one of those "damn" dolls. You know, put a pin where ever you have a new "old age" pain!!!! Love your fabric stash!!! I was in a Jo-Ann's yesterday and walked out without buying fabric...not even a remnent!!!!!!! lol

Jacquie Wheeler said...

I am constantly misplacing legs and arms- or snagging them from one doll for another! Can't wait to see how witchy gets her groove!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Lots of good treasures in the mail for you Vicky! Love the ginger doll from Kim! So Sweet! That's a wonderful pile of fabric you got there! Happy Sewing!