Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sock Snowmen

You've surely heard of sock monkeys, but have you heard of sock snowmen???
Primitive ones of course. :)
About 5 years ago, I bought this snowman at Dollywood from a prim crafter that had a small store set up. I was going to make some.

Finally, I've gotten around to it!
I used a 2x4 scrap for the body (which was leftover from my house remodel), so that they would sit up on their own. 
The snowman that is finished, has had a bath with cinnamon, coffee, and vanilla and now he's got to dry.  I think I might thin out the 2x4's for the others.  Not liking that "block" look.
But aren't they cute?!?

Only five more days to get ready for the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair which is on August 6th & 7th here in Burnsville, NC.  If there's any way you can make it, you should come to it.  It is BIG!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Primitive Craft Business for SALE

Business is for sale for $5,000 which includes all of my merchandise (mostly made by me), display pieces, and you take over the rent of $150 per month. Probably the lowest rent in Burnsville and it's right in downtown on West Main Street! (no bathroom or heat) Visitor Center is right next door with public bathrooms and portable heaters keep the store nice and cozy in the winter.

I'm moving to PA and don't relish the idea of packing up and moving all my inventory.
Email me if you have questions.

*price does not include business name or consignment inventory.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My first real PhotoShop project!

I decided to try and make my own logo for a new business name in case I sell my existing business. 
I've had Photo Shop for a long time, but didn't know how to use it.  With a little help from my facebook friends and LOTS of time and patience, 3 different programs, I was able to make this! 
Now, I just have to sell my existing business!
The crow graphic is courtesy of Deborah at land of nod studios.
I'm real happy how it turned out, but it looks terrible in small size like business cards.
The store is closed until Wednesday, July 28th.
Sorry for the inconvenience. 

You can still shop online at

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I got a booth at the BIG craft show!

I was able to slip in at the last minute and secure a booth for the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair!!!
My booth will be in front of the Yancey County Library on the Burnsville Town Square.
Only two weeks to get ready, so I'm thinking I better offline and do some crafting!

Monday, July 19, 2010

New business name???

My business in Burnsville is for sale.  If it sells, I'm thinking of starting fresh with a new name for shows and online.  Somehow, I've come up with the strange name of Bubble Gum Primitives!  I've even bought a vintage penny gumball machine to have at shows for the kiddies (and adults). 

I know that bubble gum has nothing to do with primitives, but that's the name that God put in my head!

I've put a poll here on my blog. Let me know what you think. :-)MySpace Graphics

Sunday, July 4, 2010

~Freedom in the Craft Room~

Do you think the women in Iraq have craft rooms?  We need to rejoice in our freedom, even in the craft room. 

*The freedom to have a craft room if we have the space;
*the freedom to create;
*the freedom to choose what we want to create;
*the freedom to "collect" fabric and patterns;
*the freedom to leave something undone and start something else;
*the freedom to not clean our house while we're busy crafting;
*the freedom to ignore all else in the world while we're creating;
And best of all,,,,,

*the freedom to shut the door and ignore the mess in the craft room!

Enjoy your freedom!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Come Celebrate With Us Today!!!

Come to Burnsville today for the Celebration Festival~ Crafts, live music, food & then fireworks!