Sunday, August 30, 2009

Too tired to type!

Lately I have been house hunting and have found a house that will be lots of fun to decorate. I hope. :) It's got some smelly shag carpet and a wagon wheel ceiling light that is sure to be one of the first things I replace. As you can see from these photos, it needs updating.

I've posted photos on hgtv's Rate My Space. I'm hoping they pick me to do a show so they can redo one of my rooms! It's pretty interesting on the website cause folks can post decorating ideas to help you out and you can spend hours and hours browsing other home photos.
I don't go to closing until the end of September. It's a good thing cause I would be over there ripping out carpet and painting cabinets instead of preparing for a show!

I have a show next weekend at Wolf Laurel Country Club in Mars Hill, NC. It's a small show, but a good one and the organizers are the best! They set up the table with a tablecloth, give you a great free lunch, and even carry your stuff from your car to your table and then back again at the end of the day! It's a short day(10-3) and surely one of my favorites. This week I will be getting ready for the show. I should be doing primitive stitcheries which are my best sellers, but in my heart, I want to work on prim dolls and punch needle. Decisions, decisions!
I'll leave you with memories of your shag carpet days and I must start some crafting. After I browse through some fellow bloggers updates. :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Framed punch needle & pattern added

Just added two finished, framed punch needle projects and a pattern to my esty shoppe. Primitive pumpkin and snowman!

Check them out in my esty shoppe at

Sunday, August 23, 2009

House for Sale in Burnsville, NC

I almost bought this brick house, but decided to purchase one closer to my parents house. This particular house is for sale by owner. (fsbo) Their asking price is $129,000 which is a great deal. The house looks to be in excellent condition and as clean as they come! It does need a bit of updating, but nothing that you couldn't do later. All appliances are included. Furniture is not.

The house is 1160 sq. ft. and comes with a shed and a brick workshop. The land is .75 acres and the Yancey County property tax is only $357.99!!! Two bedroom, one bath and built in 1964. Oh, and there's hardwood floors under the carpet and a garden area just past the shed!!!

The house is located in Bald Creek community of Burnsville and is right off 19E, behind the Bald Creek Child Development Center, and walking distance to Bald Creek Elementary School. About 5 miles west of Burnsville and 40 minutes NE of Asheville, NC.

Although I chose a different house, I thought I'd advertise this for the owners since it looks to be such a great house and in good condition. If you'd like to see it for yourself,

call Jean at 828-682-6276.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why boys need parents!

Got these cute photos today in an email from my brother. Nothing to do with prim crafts, but I thought they might help you start your day with a smile. Enjoy!

This beach picture is my favorite!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New patterns are flowing!

I've finished up some primitive patterns and they're for sale in my etsy shoppe!
A 10x13 penny rug wall hanging to add to your fall decor. It's got a big prim crow and a tall, skinny pumpkin.
My other new pattern is for a punch needle prim snowman ornament which I've put on a piece of antique gold wool felt.

Let me know what you think!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Framed Punch Needle projects for Sale!

I've just listed these two cute prim sheep punch needle projects in my etsy store. I'm surely "hooked" on punch needle, so there will be lots more coming!

I'm finding that when you do punch needle, no matter how small the project, it's like your fabric stash. No matter how much floss you have, you always need one more skein of a certain color to finish your project.

So, not only will I have a huge fabric stash to pull from, but now I'll have to have a huge embroidery floss stash also!

Find them in my etsy shoppe if you're interested!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Craft Show review

Some of the photos in the slide show were from the Heritage Hollow tent at the show. They started doing that a few years ago. It's a HUGE tent right on the Town Square and all old timey demonstrations under there, nothing for sale. They also set out a row of hay bales for people to sit on since it's shady. I love seeing all the old ways of making things.

I didn't take many photos of the actual crafter booths cause it's too dangerous to walk around! I didn't even see 1/4 of the show and I bought over $100 from one vendor!

I had a great two days of sales. Friday was pretty crazy until around 2:00-3:00 and then it slowed down. Both days were pretty hot, so I didn't miss having a booth AT ALL!!!!!! I was sitting in a/c all day, didn't have to pay a booth fee, didn't have to pack stuff up and lug it around, and didn't have to sit out in the HOT sun. It was in the high 80's both days. I think this was the first time that it didn't rain at all. Not even a sprinkle!

I'm opening tomorrow for a few hours (11-3) in case there are still tourists in town that didn't make it in. I'll finish up some stuff today to take in, so there will be something new. Only sold one doll all weekend. That was surprising, but you never know from one show to the next what will be popular.

My next show will be at Wolf Laurel Country Club in Mars Hill, NC on September 5th which is Labor Day weekend, then I'll be at the Waynesville Apple Festival on October 17th.

enjoy your Sunday.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Today was the first day of the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair in Burnsville, NC and it was a grand day!
I moved lots of stuff outside as you can see in the photo. I had the a/c on, so folks loved coming in to visit for a bit. ;) The sun was shining bright all day and there was a big crowd.
I've come home, showered, changed into my jammies and I'm sitting back eating my kettle korn. What more could a girl ask for?!?
The show starts all over again tomorrow at 9am and runs till 5pm. Make sure you stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Paint Color for my store!

I have painted over the pink. Yipppppeeeee!

I painted my section of the building a yummy chocolate brown with tan trim. In the paint bucket, it looks just like melted chocolate!
I'm still working on my signage. A new sign will be hung over the door tomorrow and a barn star on each side of it. I'll post a new photo when we get it done.

Be looking for my store this weekend when you come to the craft fair. I'll have lots of prim goodies for ya. And~~~ I even bought a bag of Mary Janes to share. ;)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair this weekend!

This is the biggest weekend for Burnsville, NC. The weekend of the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair. The whole town gets spruced up and artists work like crazy to make their inventory for the show. I have lived in NC for 10 years and this is the first year I will not have a booth in the fair. I have my little store now on West Main St. across from the theatre, so be sure and stop by. I'm working hard as I can making new primitives for ya to take home! I'll have the a/c on, so stop by even if just for a chat and a chance to cool off. See ya this weekend!

Here's an excerpt from the Crafts Fair website:

"Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair Celebrates its 53rd Year Anniversary! As the saying goes, "We must be doing something right!" People from all across America know that the place to be on the first Friday and Saturday in August is the historic, charming Town Square of Burnsville, NC. Every kind of handmade craft imaginable can be found here. Whether you're looking for a beautiful handmade quilt, jewelry made from local gemstones, hand-turned wooden bowls, pottery of every design, traditional mountain instruments, or stained glass works of art, the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is the place to find it!
The 53rd Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, August 7-8, is the oldest and largest crafts fair in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For the past several years, the Southern Tourism Society has selected this event as one of the top twenty to attend in the Southeast. The town of Burnsville is located in Yancey County, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is the home of Mt. Mitchell, which is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, rising to an elevation of 6,684 ft. Burnsville is about 20 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 35 miles northeast of Asheville. We are proud to boast that Yancey County is known for more artisans per capita than anywhere else in the country!" (taken from the Chamber of Commerce website