Sunday, August 29, 2010

Today's Auction goodies!

Stop on over to my new blog and see the great prim goodies I got at an auction today!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Giveaway photo! Win, win, win!

Here's a photo of what the giveaway prizes will be! I'll be picking 3 winners and each one will win a primitive doll. Picking order will be according to who follows my new blog first. Lowest number gets to pick first! Get on over there and sign up to follow. :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Name~New Blog~AND A GIVEAWAY!

I've started a new blog, so I will eventually need ya'll to transfer over there.  I'm changing my business name to "Bubble Gum Primitives".  

I'm gonna do some giveaways to motivate ya to get on over there and follow me!  When the "follower" count hits 100, I'll do a random pick and give away 3 prim perfect gifts!  I'll post photos in the next week of what the prizes will be.  ONLY the first 100 followers will be entered in the giveaway!  Ya don't need to post, just sign up to follow.   There's no posts yet, but I promise I'll get to it as soon as I can. :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Featured today~~~Extreme Primitive and UGLY Bird Lady DOLL

Now this is one UGLY doll! And, she's pretty lousy at putting on her lipstick! She's a bird lover and a cardinal has actually nested in her blonde sheep's wool hair! The cardinal is made of muslin, then I painted it and sanded it. The bird is sewn onto the dolls head so it won't fly away. :)
"Bird Lady" spends her free time birdwatching. She's wearing a cute, prim jumpsuit and the bodice has willow trees and red birds on it.
Her nose and mouth are needle sculpted. Eyes, cheeks and mouth have been painted. I also painted some shoes on her to complete the outfit.
Now, she's not the prettiest lady on the block, but she would love to help decorate your home!
Take notice of her creepy hands with individual fingers. The pattern I used was for a witch doll, but I decided to alter it a bit since I don't do Halloween stuff, except pumpkins.
"Bird Lady" is handmade by me and measures aprox. 23" tall.
As you can see in the photos, everything has been coffee stained.

Purchase her HERE in my etsy shoppe.   There's only ONE of her, so shop quick if you like her.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Today's feature doll~ Extreme Primitive Black Sock Doll

Great sock dolls made with old black socks, and I promise they don't stink!

Momma holds her baby which is also made from a sock and it's wrapped in a piece of vintage quilt. The baby in quilt is handstitched to the mom's arms.

Both the mom and the baby have cheesecloth wrapped on their heads. Mom's dress is made from a fringed tablecloth and is the only part of the doll that is machine sewn. All other parts of this doll set, were sewn by hand.

The faces are very primitively stitched with embroidery floss. The mother doll has no support for her neck, so her head is floppy. This will not matter when she is sitting or hanging. The doll does not have legs.

I have heavily coffee stained the dolls and their clothing. They are stuffed with fabric scraps for recycling purposes and also for a feel like the old dolls would of been made.

From the top of the head to the bottom of the dress, the mother doll measures aprox. 15" tall. The doll, arms, and baby are all made from one sock.

***Sale price listed is for ONE mom doll with baby.
Click HERE to purchase~

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today's feature~a Primitive Black Folk Art Doll

Today I'd like you to meet "Miss Faye".  She's not a pretty gal, but she does her job well and with pefectly primtive style! 
Miss Faye's job is to store your plastic bags from Walmart, grocery stores, etc. 
She's made of cotton that I painted and sanded for a worn look. Her dress is made of quilt shop fabric that has roosters on it. The apron is a plaid cotton homespun and I've attached a section of a pancake & waffle mix bag. To add a bit of whimsy and a cinnamon scent, I sewed on a little Raggedy Ann doll that has been primmed up with cinnamon.

Miss Faye's lips are stuffed and then handstitched on. Her nose is needle sculpted and her eyes are handpainted. Her hair is sheep's wool from TN and has been sewn on with tiny stitches to keep it in place.
Great addition to any farmhouse, country kitchen.
She's a pretty big girl, measuring in at aprox. 27" tall.

She is handmade by me, using a You Are Special pattern.

Click HERE to purchase her!

Monday, August 16, 2010

new job

I'm starting a new job this morning. Gotta wear black pants, white blouse. Since I'm "vertically challenged", I have to hem my new black pants that I bought yesterday.  Guess I better get to it!

Have a blessed one and MAKE it a good day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My new space at Moose Crossing & Company

I took a few photos of Moose Crossing & Co. where I've rented a couple shelves. I'm already thinking of expanding to more shelves since I will be closing my store in Burnsville.
The shelves with the stitcheries and dolls is my space. Be sure and stop by Moose Crossing when you're in Spruce Pine, or better yet, do a day trip with the girls for shopping and lunch!
And if there's still time, make the short drive (15-20 min.) to Burnsville for more shopping and have dinner.

Moose Crossing & Co. is owned by Mitchell County SafePlace, Inc. which is a shelter for abused women. Space rents and commissions benefit the organization.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I'm closing my store in Burnsville

I've decided to close my shop at 110 West Main St. in Burnsville.
Markdowns will begin Wednesday, August 11th at noon and the store will close on August 31st.

Come ASAP for the best selection!

Store hours are currently Wed.-Sat. 11:00-4:00.

I rented some space in Spruce Pine at Moose Crossings which is next to the TRAC gallery on upper street, downtown Spruce Pine. It's a small space, but that works for now. A final decision has not been made yet as to where I might sell my creations in Burnsville.

Moose Crossing & Co. is located at 275 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine, NC and is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Talk to ya soon! Doreen

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day One~ Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair photos!

Day one is over and I am totally, completely, 100% exhausted! I signed up for this show at the last minute, so I only had 2 weeks to prepare! I had some stuff already made and in my store, but I worked my butt off (but it's still there) for the last 2 weeks making as much as I could for the show. Even with the things from my store added in, I think my tent looked a little bare. I think as crafters, we "never" think we have enough.

I took some photos for ya to see how great the fair is. You can still come tomorrow (Saturday) from 9:00-5:00. My booth is in front of the library, so stop by and say hello!

This show does have a unique attraction called "Heritage Hollow". Local craftsmen and women set up and demonstrate old time crafting. It's a huge tent and they are in there all day showing folks how to make old timey stuff. Very interesting. Demos include quilting, basket making, candle making, Civil War apparel and camp with costumes, pottery, and more. There's even hay bales to sit on and rest yer feet for a spell. :)

I think the most popular thing today must of been Kettle Korn. I saw TONS of people walking by my tent with bags of kettle korn. Of course I had to get some of my own to join in on the tasty fun. ;-) It's all about the food! To be fair, I had to try a funnel cake too. The popcorn and the funnel cake were both very delicious!!!

All in all, it was a good day. VERY hot at times, cooler and breezy at other times. With the breeze came the scent of BBQ and Kettle Korn! And, it didn't rain!

Here's the photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Aug 6-7: Our 54th Anniversary-The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair in Burnsville, NC. is this weekend,  Friday & Saturday 9:00-5:00. 
I'll be there selling my handmade primitive crafts!  My booth will be in front of the Yancey County Library, booth O-12.  I'll have tons of primitive stitcheries and lots of prim dolls, along with some primitive stenciled wood signs, stitched candlemats and penny rugs.

My store - Privies & Prims will also be open at 110 W. Main Street which is right on the edge of where the over 200 crafter tents will be.   It's right across from the historic Yancey Theatre. 

This fair is a "must see" if you're anywhere close to our area.  Definitely worth the drive!

Pets are not allowed in the fair area, but there will be a "doggie jail" just off the square for a small  fee. 

Want more details, entertainment schedule, etc.?  Visit the Yancey Chamber's website~

While you're taking a stroll around the fair, be sure and stop by the Burnsville Town Center if you need some a/c, clean bathrooms, a place to rest your feet, and you can even see a quilt show by the members of Mountain Piecemaker's Quilt Guild.
I've gotta get busy now.  I've got 55 frames to paint and prim for my stitcheries.  See ya at the fair!