Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2010 is a better year for me. I have made some resolutions for my self.
1. To be more organized (this is always on my list)
2. To make some more Blog Internet friends! Made a lot of new ones in 09 and love them all!
3. Make more time for creating! This is a must. If I get # 1 under control this will happen.
4. I am going to make more Jewelry this year! Not giving up dolls just going to devote more time to some Jewelry making.
5. I am going to get more active and get some weight off! I am already starting on this one!
I would love to know what is on your Resolution list!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I want to wish everyone a verry MERRY CHRISTMAS! It came so fast, and I still have some things to finish. We have all my family over for two meals. I need to get the house cleaned also. I think I am going to be pooped!
This is Rosco my third child, he loves the snowflake throw. This guy needs to go on a diet after Christmas. He is 95 lbs of rotton dog!
Well have a wonderful time with your family!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Angel Tree Topper

Christmas is comming fast! I have so much to make yet. Yesterday I decided to make myself somthing. I have been needing a new tree topper. So I worked like a crazy woman and finished my angel for the top of my big live tree. The theme in this room is BELIEVE . so she had to hold a believe banner.I have trees in every room. With the exception of my 14 year old son's bedroom. He decided he didn't want one in his room this year. Getting to old I guess! I have a 7-8 foot live one in the middle of the house and this angel is for the top of my live tree.

Monday, December 7, 2009

SOATP Christmas tree

This is my Christmas tree with just my SOATP(Sisterhood of all things Primitive) swap ornaments on it. It has my ornies from last year and this year. I love it! Thanks to all my Prim sisters who helped my tree look so awesome! Hugs

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sad News!

Linda Foster, our sweet leader of OFG passed away on Thanksgiving day. This is a great loss to her family and the group. Please keep Linda's family in your prayers. Linda will be greatly missed by many. Hugs

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy and joyful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family's and have a wonderful time! Hugs

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Be sure to stop by We Believe in Art blog to sing up for the wonderful giveaway. There are some amazing pieces you could win. Here is the ornament I donated. Be sure to check out all the other wonderful ornaments! Just click on the link on the side of my blog.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Be sure to stop by Magical Holiday Artist Bolg for the first giveaway. This is a wonderful group of Artist and I am proud to be part of it. So stop by and get signed up to win!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Last Camping Tirp

We went on our last camping trip for the year. It was raining and blowing on Friday when we left. When we got to the camp ground, we discovered my bike fell off on they way. I was devastated! This was a nice men's 21 speed bike!! I loved my bike and could not believe it was gone. Hubby worried that it could have caused a wreck or someone got hurt. We ended up having a good time hiking on Saturday. The first picture is my kids on the suspension bridge. The second is a trail after the bridge through the rocks. We took this trail (very rugged) and the dog was with us. 3 1/2 hours later, scaling rocks and doing many stairs up and down, we made it back. On the trip home we kept our eyes pealed for my bike, no luck! Someone has a nice bike now ! Hubby had to buy me a new one now. I have been looking and hope to have one soon.

Friday, October 30, 2009


I hope everyone has a spooky and wonderful Halloween
Hugs Cindy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Got Somthing Done!

Well I have been so busy ! We tore up the floor in one of our rooms...the subfloor also. What a mess! So I have been dealing with a lot of dust and disaray in my house. I got the room repainted and hope to get the trim done after we get back from camping this next weekend. I did get this doll done for a patient sweat blogger friend. I need to get some flowers made for her and she will be ready to travel. I hope she likes her.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Indian Summer

Fall is here and it has been quite chilly in the morning. The days get warm and pretty by afternoon. I love the fall and all the colors! I wish I had more time to just sit outside and create. I don't seem to have enough time to get much creating done right now. I need to figure out a better way to manage my time to get more art done.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eatable Art!

Happy Birthday Makayla! My Makayla turned 13 today. She is growing up fast. She wanted a real funky cake. So I spent hours making it. I make my own Icing but she wanted this sparkly gel she saw at Michael's. Well it was a bit runny to do the sides with but I did it anyway. She wanted polka dots all over the top layer but it was not working. So I just added the lines and snapped a quick picture. Next time I will use my own icing! She was happy so that's all that matters. Hugs

Sunday, September 13, 2009

OFG Monday Market Place Feature

It is Monday and I am featuring Deb of Willow Tree Treasures on my blog today. Deb is such a sweet person! You need to stop by her Etsy shop and check out her wonderful creations. Her dogs are so cute!!
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name? My shop name is Willowtree Treasures. As a child I had a willowtree that was located in our back lawn. Every time the branches would float in the wind it seemed so magical to me. I thought some day ...if I looked hard enough... I may find treasures nestled beneath the moving of these branches. 2. How long have you been on Etsy? I have been on Etsy for a little over a year. 3. What type of items do you offer? I offer items that range from extreme primitive to primitive with a touch of vintage appeal. I create dolls, doll lamps, pincushions, doll pins, hang tags, door greeters, shelf sitters and much more to aid in home decoration. 4. How long have you been crafting? I have been creating for about 10 years. I started with primitive jar lamps surrounded by a layer of moss and silicone bulbs as the lighting source. When I began to sew I then began adding the half dolls to my lamp creations. I then graduated to full dolls, ornies and doll pins. My business branched out from there. 5. Who or What inspires you? Life in general inspires me . The life stories people have to share of their triumphs and disappointments I also find as inspirational! 6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why? My favorite item in my shop is Annie and the Clairabelle cow. I found the construction of this set to be very challenging and did a lot of techniques for the first time! This project I truly had a hard time putting down until is was completed because of my interest in seeing the final product when it was finished! 7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog) Blog: Olde Primitive Sister's Marketplace: FuzzB: Artfire: Treasures also twitter and facebook

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Raggedy Ann

I am a little behind on wishing Raggedy Ann a Happy Birthday!! I am sure almost everyone has a Raggedy Ann in thier home. I have made several, most are in other homes. I do have this one I made. I hope you enjoy and join me in wishing Raggedy a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Witch

Here is a little peak at my new witch I have been working on. She is not quite finished but getting close. I think her name will be Gurty. She has been quite the stinker! I have had fits with this one. Some of these dolls just seem to have a mind of their own. I hope you enjoy! Hugs

Sunday, August 23, 2009

OFG Monday Market Place

Apple Tree Cottage
This is my Monday Market Place feature. This is a great way to feature other artists in our group. I have chosen Martha Smalley as my feature.
Martha is an amazing artist and I hope you visit her shop on Etsy.
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
When I was a little girl, my family moved. I was very lonely but found a library near our home, so I would walk there every day and spend hours browsing at books. I found a book titled Apple Tree Cottage and I was absolutely swept away by it. The cottage was a magical place where peace and love was found. I decided if I would name my shop in honor of this book that has such an impression on me when I was young.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I joined Etsy in January, 2008.
3. What type of items do you offer?
I offer an eclectic mix of vintage, folk art and primitive items. I love to paint on old pieces that have a story to tell when they come my way.
4. How long have you been crafting?
FOREVER! I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people who have encouraged me since I was small. My husband and my daughter are my two biggest fans.
5. Who or What inspires you?
I love things that come to me with a history. Old boxes, drawers and coffee pots have a story to tell and I like to add just a little “prim” icing on the cake when I find a piece that longs to be reinvented.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I can’t say I have one favorite piece. I love everything I paint… each item in my store is something that I would place in my own home.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
I sell only on Etsy. You may visit my blog at Be sure to vist Martha on Etsy or her blog.
She is a very sweet lady.

Friday, July 31, 2009

My Upcycle Witch

I am so excited, here is my upcycle Witch to send to ART Doll Magazine. I hope she gets published. I had so much fun making her! She is on a candle stick I purchases from GW. Her dress is made from a vintage shirt and her jacket is an old t shirt. She is holding an old troll pumpkin earring and has another old earring in her other hand. I also added a broken vintage rinstone piece to hold her jacket together. I think I will have to do some more!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another Little Witch

I am working hard on Halloween items. I have another little witch finished, will get her listed on Ebay later this evening. Halloween dolls are my favorite to make. I have to get my little witch ready for Art Doll Magazine. I hope to post a peek later this week! Hugs

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Willard the Wicked Pumpkin

I have finished another clay and cloth creation. I love making these guys. So much fun! I hope you enjoy.. Hugs

Friday, July 24, 2009

Libby and Hazel

Just finished another fall doll. I had a vision for somthing way different. Anyone who makes dolls knows what I am talking about when I say she took over and told me what she was going to be! I had plans for a pumkin princess but Libby wanted a scarecrow look! Guess who won......Libby

Monday, July 20, 2009

Marcy the Witch and All star champs

Here is a new little witch poke I just whipped up for ebay. I got her listed this evening. I hope to get a bunch of new Halloween items started tomorrow. Last week was so busy with fair judging and all stars. Makayla's team won ! The girls finished the season undefeated ! Way to go Mustangs!!