Friday, November 26, 2010

Primitive Doll Black Friday *SALE*!

Black Friday *SALE* for all my followers. 20% off ALL dolls in my etsy shoppe! Don't buy just one, get one for a friend!

You can go through the process on etsy, or just email me which one you want and I'll figure shipping for you. If you go through etsy, I'll refund the 20% difference from what they will charge you.

Sale ends at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 28th~

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas craft show & Trash to treasure Christmas tree

Today I want to share with you what you can do with some thrift store and dollar store finds. 

I found some Christmas balls at a thrift store that were the cheap, satin string ones that fray really bad.  I think they were .25 or .50 cents for a bag.  I tore homespun strips and hot glued them to the balls, then coffee stained them and dried them in the sun.  Some of the balls I covered with Christmas fabric, and some with homespun in Christmas colors.
  Another thing I like to do that has been a good seller for me is buy the packages of red and white twisted plastic candy canes from the dollar store.  I cover them the same way as I did the Christmas balls. 

The Christmas cat nodder is made with a rusty bedspring that I got off  His mustache is llama wool.  I used to buy shipping tags to use as my hang tags, but they were kind of pricey.  Now I cut up manilla file folders and soak them in coffee till they're soft, then dry them in the sun.  I got a pile of folders at a thrift store, so that's much cheaper than buying ready made tags!

Look around the Christmas section in your thrift store or dollar store and use your imagination! 

Now, to save money at the grocery store, shop early in the morning and get the marked down meats.  Check out the prices on this meat.  It's less than 1/2 price!

And lastly, this is where I'll be tomorrow.  A Christmas craft show in Burnsville, NC. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Making primitive Christmas crafts

I've been busy all day crafting which is one of my favorite things to do, but it's time to quit for the night.  I AM TIRED!!!

Here's some things I've finished.  Some have been in a box for 2 years waiting patiently for me to finish them, and some are new. 
It's out of the box!!!!!  This star and it's twin waited 2 years to be finished!  (maybe 3 years???)  Anyway, it was a long time.

Not Christmas, but prim perfect anyway.  :)

The Mammy make-do isn't Christmas of course, but she was in the box of things to finish, so I did! 

I saw these on someones blog with a tutorial, so I made some.  Sorry, I don't remember who it was.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hannah's Christmas

She's not really Amish, but she's faceless like the Amish dolls.  I doubt they would wear a dress with the printed fabric though. :) 
I LOVE the fabric I used for her dress.  It is sooooo perfectly prim!  And for her Christmas tree, I got a mountain laurel (rhododendron) branch from my neighbor's yard.  (we won't tell her)  No worries though, it was already fallen.  :)

Hannah is available in my etsy shoppe by clicking on the photo.  Shop fast cause Christmas is coming REAL soon!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Annual Christmas Ornament Festival is coming November 20th

Save the Date!!

Mark your calendars and be sure to come by the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Graham Children’s Health Services will be hosting the 8th Annual Christmas Ornament Festival.

Admission to this wonderful event is free. 30 local artists will be showcasing their work and it is the perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping without having to deal with shopping malls and long lines.

There will be activities for kids throughout the day. Story hour will be on the stage at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Photos with Santa and crafts will be available throughout the day. There will also be local musical performances and baked goods for sale.

Graham Children’s Health Services has made many valuable contributions to the community over the years. Accomplishments include the construction of Kid Mountain and Ray-Cort Skate Park, creation of Toe River Dental Clinic in Bakersville, implementation of Tar Wars, a tobacco prevention program, establishment of Centro de Enlace, and recently, the renovation of the old Burnsville gym. Your support of this event will help Graham Children’s Health Services continue their work in the community.

The Burnsville Town Center is located at 6 South Main St., Burnsville, NC 28714      (828)682-7209

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

HUGE giveaway at the Rusty Thimble!

She's giving away LOTS of handmade goodies!  Click on the photo on my sidebar to enter~~~