Thursday, January 31, 2008

Here you go! Free Pattern!

FREE Primitive Stitchery Pattern

Hello & Pleasant Thursday to you all! Today it's COLD and there's SNOW coming... AGAIN.

I'm just beginning to make (but will eventually sell!) Primitive/Folk Art Stitchery Patterns. They are based on the dolls and paintings I have sold in the past. Every one of them has a scripture. I thought it might be nice to SHARE one of them with the Prim Community.

Above you will see a "pic" of the stitchery pattern. Feel free to "snag" it and make it any size you'd like. I believe all you have to do is right click, and save to your computer.

If you do decide to make a stitchery from my pattern, I WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD SHARE IT WITH ME. Just post a comment to that effect, I will email you, and when you respond you could send a photo of what you made as an attachment. I would gladly display it on my blog!!! I might even use your photo when I start selling them, to show in the listing as an "example".

God Bless you all today and Come back soon!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Extreme Prim Rabbit. He is so funny looking & he has a "boo boo" on his arm. Click the link below to visit him on eBay.


I thought I'd share my newest creations with you all. God has DEFINITELY led me in a different direction. I had been knee deep in some nice, but very detailed and formal type dolls, like The Timekeepers. I was making the paperclay heads, feet, etc. I love making those...but God had different ideas for me.

For i know the plans i have for you, says the Lord...they are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

Right after Christmas I was worried. My sales were at an all time low, and I wasn't the only one. It seems that our eBay was in a recession and we artisans were feeling the crunch. Everyone has had the same problems and complaints. I began to really, earnestly seek God's guidance about what He wanted for my future. The scripture above replayed itself over and over in my head and heart. I felt like I should just cruise the listings... that's what I call it when I look FOREVER at all the new prim listings and all the lovely things I cannot afford...LOL. Anyway.. I was just looking and PRAYING. I started noticing that the only things that were consistently being bid on were the extreme primitive dolls. Well.. there were (and still are) a very few who have a collector base who were still getting the high dollars, but in was the extreme prims.

I tried my hand at a few last year, but lost interest fast. I thought, "Ok Lord, if that's what you're trying to tell me... I CAN DO THAT!" Since I have switched to the extreme prims for the majority of my listings I have had two RECORD SALES weeks in a row. PRAISE THE LORD!! I just needed to STOP, PRAY, and wait to hear from Him.
Have a lovely evening and God Bless!


Gosh, I hadn't realized how long it had been since I last posted. SHAME ON ME!!

I guess that I forget... well, at least that's PART of my excuse. I think for some people (like me) that blogging has to be practiced...and almost made to be a habit of sorts. I haven't gotten there yet... I'm soooo busy crafting.

Ok.. back to the Blog Tag thingie. Linda*Pinda... you're ORNERY... you know that don't you??? (I'm smiling!)

Ok... Five things??? Hmmmmm.....

1. I am a hopeless chocolate addict... yes, a complete CHOCOHOLIC!!! God help me!!! OH.. AND MISS LINDA PINDA.... I haven't worn a SIZE 8 SINCE I WAS 8!!!! LOL. I'm a big, ole Grammy!

2. I still watch old videos on You Tube of Kansas... the band. I have been following them and their careers since I was 19 years old. Uhh... let's see... that's uhhh... 54 minus19 = 35. For 35 years I've followed them and enjoyed their music. I LOVE contemporary Christian music, but more often than not I'll grab a quick video and thoroughly enjoy it! You know they say that old Hippies never die... heehee.

3. I have decided (if I don't chicken out) that I am going back to my original hair color... which is GRAY... with a lot of white! LOL. I'm tired of fighting it. I'm going to let it grow too. I want to be in my 60's (eventually) with very long gray/silver/white hair that I would braid and wear up in a victorian bun style. LOVE IT! My maternal grandmother went completely WHITE headed at the age of 40! and they told me it was in a matter of months! That would be COOL!

4. Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to have a BOY. I had three daughters and have two grandaughters. I thought about it the other day and it's almost like a curious longing for what I "didn't have". I don't have a SON and never will. It just seems strange. The meanderings of an aging mind...hehe.

5. Ok.. this should have been on the very first line... I HAVE HAD times of revelation or epiphany (sp?) in my life about God. During those times of awakening and cleansing for me I re-realize that Jesus DIED FOR ME... to pay for MY sins. He left His Royalty, his incredible home in Glory... FOR ME. It absolutely (to coin an old hippie phrase...) "blows my mind". If I had been the ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD, Jesus still would have died for me. It is so awe inspiring, so absolutely beyond my adequacy with words. And to think that EVERY single one of us can ALL say that. HE is a personal God. He is our friend...He calls us friend. How amazing is that?

I hope I've written enough for right now. I promise to try to do more.

God is Good, All The Time!!!