Monday, September 1, 2008
This stocking will just knock your socks off! I'm not kidding! The colors just pop! The stocking is entirely done by hand, embroidery and applique. Many, many hours went into this piece, but it was well worth it. It is fully lined on the inside. It is truly a piece to cherish for all the years to come.
I LOVE to collect Christmas items, and I love to exchange Christmas items. Every time the person you have given something to hangs or displays that gift, they will think of you with warm thoughts.
How about a little sneak peek? I'm soooooooooooooo bad at keeping secrets. I actually have my offerings for the PFATT Marketplace that will be released on September 10 finished early. I can't wait to show you! This fabulous Halloween cat will take your breath away! Pictures just cannot capture all the detail work. If you are interested in purchasing him before the release on September 10, just email me. Price is $65 plus shipping.
I'm so ready for fall!!!
Yes, I know. I'm a terrible blogger. I just returned from Washington, D.C. I went up there for a few days to celebrate my twin sisters' 50th birthday. We had a blast! We laughed until we cried. I came home to Tropical Storm Fay. Luckily, I didn't have any damage, but I have never seen so much rain in all my life! Now we are worried about Hanna out there. She is just a little too close for comfort. Keep your fingers crossed that she decides to go the other way.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The pumpkin was made from painted muslin. The whimsical facial features on the pumpkin were made from black wool felt.
The white party pumpkin wears a fun, fun, fun Halloween party hat made from a fabulous designer Halloween fabric - black and white polka dots! I added a gathered black cotton ruffle to the party hat and a rusty jingle bell.
What a fabulous Halloween party pumpkin to add to your All Hallow's Eve collection! A great centerpiece! You're just going to love this one!!!!
The Halloween party pumpkin is 13" high. Will arrive signed and dated.
Fun, fun, fun! Party! Halloween! Whimsical! Folk Art!
$38 INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING TO USA!
Email me to purchase.
This is Sabrina, the good witch, an original design by me, The Primitive Lady, copyright 2008. She is the sweetest little witch you'll ever meet! You can read all about her by following her link by clicking on her title.
Thanks a bunch!
We're celebrating Christmas in July on the PFATT Marketplace. I have a beautiful Christmas doll this month, Angelina. Click on the title to read all about her.
Be sure to sign up for the FREE prizes! It's never too early to start thinking about the merriest holiday of the year!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I really enjoy Americana themed dolls! This Lady Liberty turned out just beautiful! Happy 4th of July!
If you would like to adopt Lady Liberty, make me an offer by dropping me an email.
Thanks a bunch!
Monday, June 16, 2008
I have to tell you! I've been having the time of my life!!! It is so much fun to create all these fun Halloween things. I'll have to take a little break and start on a few Christmas items. Yes, it will be here before we know it. We're having a Holly Jolly celebration in July on the PFATT Marketplace. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to make. Stay tuned!
This black cat make-do is currently available on Ebay. I love these things. They add a little Halloween whimsy and don't take up a whole lot of space.
I just LOVE this party pumpkin! It is so fun and whimsical and full of folk art! What a great centerpiece! Fun, fun, fun!!!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
I think this might be my most favorite doll I've ever made! She is just the sweetest thing ever! And the fabric - well, I'm a fabricaholic, and this fabric is just dynamite! Annie is available on Ebay now.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Here's a little sneak peek at just one of my offerings for the Pfreaky PFATT Pfright Celebration on the PFATT Marketplace starting on June 10. Mark your calendar!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Your Halloween is NOT complete without your very own skeleton! This skeleton is so cool! He can hang, dangle in the air, or even sit! What fun you'll have as he sits in different spots of your house! He is available on Ebay now!
It's almost here - PFATT PFREAKY PFRIGHT - our Halloween celebration on the PFATT Marketplace. Wait until you see the fabulous things I've come up with! Mark your calendars! Remember - free doorprizes!!!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
BRAND NEW 2008 Primitive Zelda Moonstone Witch Doll Pattern
Zelda Moonstone is my newest Halloween pattern for 2008! Dressed in a great spooky cotton print ...
Zelda Moonstone is my newest Halloween pattern for 2008! Dressed in a great spooky cotton print dress with ruffled sleeves, a ruffled collar and matching pantaloons, striped legs, and pointed witch boots. She has a long pointed nose and chin and real sheep's wool hair. She is 28" tall. Zelda also carries her special bag of bones. Very detailed instructions and easy enough for even the beginner!
I probably need more fabric like I need a hole in my head, but a girl can just NEVER have enough fabric. It's like shoes. You can never have enough shoes either. I just love to get new fabric. So, you know what that means! More new dolls!!!! And look at that piece on the end that looks like an old sampler. I love old samplers. I'm thinking about framing a piece of it and maybe making some Christmas stockings with the rest of it. Stay tuned!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I just finished this Pumpkin Jack! What a cool pumpkin! His eyes actually speak to you. I'm busy working on Halloween creations, and I'm having a blast! If you're interested in purchasing Pumpkin Jack, he is available on my website under Halloween.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
PEACH TREE PRIMITIVES
Come visit the hottest new primitive folk art gathering! Whether you're an artist or a collector, you're going to love Peach Tree Primitives!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I have a brand new pattern, Henrietta Bunny. The finished doll is currently up for auction on Ebay. The pattern is available on my website with INSTANT download. She's a very easy doll to make, and she will surely melt your heart!
Click HERE to go to Ebay auction.
Click HERE to purchase pattern.
Okay. Well, I decided it was about time to introduce you to Hadley's lady friend, Matilda. I have to be careful, though, because Hank, Hadley's cousin, has also got his eye on Matilda.
I'll have the picture listed for Matilda in just a little bit, and the auction will start this evening on Ebay.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Hadley is quite the character! He looks like he just stepped out of a children's storybook. He is currently up for auction on Ebay, and you can read all about him there.
Classic Cabbage Rolls
1 medium head cabbage, cored
1-1/2 cups chopped onion, divided
1 tablespoon butter
2 cans (14-1/2 ouncs each Italian stewed tomatoes)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage (I buy a package of Italian sausages...that are each a little bigger than hotdogs..and use just one of them for the right amount. The rest can be saved for something else.) I actually used hot Italian chicken sausage, only 4 grams of fat.
1/4 cup V-8 juice, optional
In a dutch oven, cook cabbage in boiling water for 10 minutes or until outer leaves are tender; drain. Rinse in cold water; drain. Remove eight large outer leaves (refrigerate remaining cabbage for another use); set aside. INSTEAD..what I do is wrap the cabbage in saran wrap. Microwave it for 20 minutes on 80% power.
In a saucepann, saute 1 cup onion in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, garlic, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. (I cut down the sugar to just 1 Tablespoon.) Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine rice, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, peppper and remaining onion and salt. Add beef and sausage; mix well. Carve off some of the thick vein from cabbage leaves for easier rolling.
Place about 1/2 cup meat mixture on each; fold in sides. (I divide the meat into 8 portions, so that they're all the same size.) Starting at an unfolded edge, roll up leaf to completely enclose filling. Place seam side down in a skillet. Top with the sauce. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 1 hour. Add V8 juice if desired. (I never do this. There's plenty of the sauce.) Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes longer or until rolls are heated throgh and meat is no longer pink. You can also bake in the oven at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.
Yield 8 stuffed cabbages..2 for each person usually.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Here is a little sneak peek of Bonnie Bunny. She will be on the PFATT Marketplace, starting on Sunday, February 10. I had so much fun bringing her to life. She's just fun, fun, fun!
What Carol Means
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily - I think I've gotten a lot better at this since I've gotten older. I still don't like to walk into a room full of strangers.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. I drive myself crazy sometimes!
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. I would NOT say that I'm aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you. This is probably my best attribute. People ALWAYS admire me for being able to count on me. I guess it's just the way I was raised.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow. I hate conflict!
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is. I'll never tell!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I just finished up Hannah Hare. She will be offered on the PFATT Marketplace, starting on Sunday, February 10th. Doesn't she have just the sweetest face! If you click on the picture, you can see a closer view.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, Please no bags
And please lift my butt before it sags.
Please no age spots, Please no gray
And as for my belly, Pleas e take it away.
Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young,
And thank you Dear Lord, For all that you've done.
One saggy boob said to the other saggy boob:
'If we don't get some support soon, people will think we're nuts.'
Anyway, I'm just waiting for the final transfer to go through, and then my new website will be up and running and even better than before.
So, stay tuned!
Friday, January 11, 2008
This pair of primitive swans is just perfect for Valentine's Day and will make a fabulous centerpiece!
Dangling from their beaks is a red heart. Can you see how the shape of their necks also forms a heart?
The swans are stitched together at the chest. Their prim tag, which is a little grubbier than what shows in the picture, reads "Forever".
So romantic! So perfectly prim!
Great as a centerpiece - on a shelf or sideboard or small table. Create a whole love scene around them.
You could also change the prim tag for other occasions - wedding, anniversary.
Measures 6" high x 17" long. Will arrive signed and dated.
Special thanks to Homespun Heart Primitives for the pattern design.
Perfect for adding just a little prim love to your Valentine's Day or any other day:)
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Email me to purchase.
$58 includes FREE SHIPPING
Saturday, January 5, 2008
1) I have ALWAYS wanted to live in Colorado. I'm originally from Michigan and REALLY do miss the snow and the winter and the change of seasons.
2) I have been a court reporter for 25 years.
3) I love to watch old reruns of Laverne & Shirley, Leave it to Beaver, and Happy Days.
4) I am deathly afraid of cats and bugs. I have always been afraid of cats, and I can spot a bug a mile away. I won't kill a bug. I'll go away.
5) I'll have to add this one later.