Friday, April 30, 2010

New primitive folk art dolls finished!

Here's a look at the new girls in town! I don't have them all listed yet, so you're actually getting a sneak preview! Some are listed and waiting to be adopted from my etsy shoppe.  I should have the others up tomorrow night.  (email me if you'd like one of the unlisted dolls)

Which one is your favorite?
(they all have name tags)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A couple of things to share~~~

I've gotten a couple things in email this week that I'd like to share with ya.  No fears, they are both "family friendly".  :)

A friend sent me this link to a YouTube video that is a "must see!"   ~Click Here~

Casey Herringshaw has a blog called "Writing for Christ".  One of her recent posts would be great for teenagers to read right about now since it's prom time.  Getting them to read it is a challenge that I'll let the parents handle.  :)   She gave me permission to share it with you.  ~The Depravity of Today's Society~

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Prom Pictures!

It's prom weekend for my niece and she asked me to take her photographs.

Some were taken in a cabin that my father built and the others were taken at Mountain Air Country Club where her boyfriend lives. It started raining on our way up the mountain, so we didn't get all the scenery that she wanted. In the one photo, you can see the runway in the background.

There were lots of good ones, but these are my favorites~~~

Friday, April 23, 2010

My primitive dolls are naked!

Waiting patiently for their clothes.  I cut out most of their clothes tonight and will be sewing them within the next couple days.  The white dolls will be sailor boys with newspaper hats and toy sailboats made of fabric! 

Notice Annie checking them out. :)

 Stay tuned~~~

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My lap dog babies~

Well, they're not really babies, but they're still "my" babies.   Shorty (4) and Annie (2) are Dachshunds and Fluffy (11) is a Peke/Chi mix.  All three are spoiled rotten.

My son was taking photos for a digital photography class and shot these photos of the dogs. 

Fluffy was having a bad hair day cause her momma cuts her hair now instead of taking her to the groomer.  Her momma is poor.  :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Something personal

I'm gonna get a little personal here, so guys, please leave the room. :)

I had a gastrograph today.  Horrible prep yesterday, along with fasting.  The worst part was what I had to drink.

They got the test started today and the pain was so bad that I almost blacked out.  My hands started tingling and going numb, then my legs, feet, stomach, and then my mouth.  I was tongue tied and coudn't talk right.  My hands were all curled up and I coudn't move my thumbs.  It was scary and horrible.  I was on the edge of passing out.  So, they quickly took me to ER. 

Don't know the test results yet, but it was a nightmare day! they had to stop the test and take me to the ER cause I had a reaction to the pain and went into contractions and hyperventilating.  They said I was having contractions, a spell and hyperventilating. 

They gave me something under my tongue in ER to calm me down and stop the hyperventilating. They also did an EKG and blood work. All was fine except my potassium was low and they gave me an Rx for that.

Honestly, my first thought was that if my hands stayed curled up like that, that I wouldn't be able to create my dolls and stitcheries anymore!  That would be horrible to me, so I was thrilled when it started to go away. 

Never in my life do I want to go through that again.  Anything close to it, I will tell them to sedate me. 

After all this, I rewarded myself at the hospital coffee shop with a strawberry/banana smoothie.  :0)

Now,  I wait for the test results and see if I have to have surgery. 

I told ya this was personal.   I'll get busy doing some needle punch so I can talk about something else next time. :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Free needle punch lesson!

If you'd like to learn how to do needle punch, stop in my store and I'll give ya a free lesson!  I have no-slip hoops, patterns, and Cameo needle punch kits with 3 tip sizes. 

You can see my patterns at

I'll be making more patterns up as I have time.  If there's a design you'd like me to create, just let me know and I'll get my brain working on it.  :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Got wool felt??? I'm listing bulk lots in my etsy shoppe!

I have finally figured out that I'm trying to do too much stuff.  I feel like I have to make everything I see!  When I started making penny rugs, which was early on in 2009, I went crazy and bought a humongous amount of wool felt.  Then I felted it all in hot water and tried to find places to store it.  Now, I have decided to sell it.  I don't do many penny rugs anymore cause I'm having so much fun making other stuff!   I have priced it to go fast, so don't wait too long or it will be gone!

I listed 4 colors tonight and will list more as the days allow.  If you want it all, I'll measure it out and give you a total.  I've got it stashed everywhere! 

Buy it now in my etsy shoppe!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Punch Needle kits, Dachshund pattern, bad cooking, and bargains~

I feel like I've been out of touch for a while, so here's a quick rundown of what's been going on around here. Just some of it mind you. I won't bore you with everything just yet. :)

I got a new shipment of Cameo punch needle sets.  Available in my etsy shoppe, or my store in Burnsville.

Darn, this stuff looked so good!  I made it ahead of time to take on our camping trip.  Didn't taste near as good as it looked.  Too much pepper and the taters weren't done.  Needed salt.  Trashed it.

My first try at those "kabob" thingys.  Pork was dry, pineapples and tomatoes were great!  Skewers burnt and broke.  Not doing this again. My Sweet Annie.  She chews up sticks and leaves. 
In the living room!  It's a good thing she's so cute!

Got an insulated storm door for $20!  Dad and Darren installed it after dad put the doggy door in for me.  Now gotta add the hardware. This is my new punch needle pattern design.  Looks like Annie huh!  I do love the little gal.  I actually have two Dachshunds. :)
This pattern will be available in the next few days.  Just need to frame it and type up the directions. 

I'm working on painting and antiquing frames tonight and some round head snowman ornaments for an order.  I have about 40 stitcheries finished and waiting for frames. 
Some of them I am going to make up as patterns. 

to be continued.......
p.s. wait till you see what I found at the thrift store for $5.00!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Going to Pigeon Forge, TN!!!

My son has off school this week for Spring Break, so we're going camping in Pigeon Forge for a few days. The store will reopen on Friday, April 9th around 11:00am.

Don't fret though, cause you can still shop online in my etsy store!

I'll be sure and cook a marshmallow for ya!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Blessings to you and yours!

Happy Easter everyone!

Privies and Prims will be open Monday, April 5th from 12:00-4:00.
We will be closed April 6th - April 8th for Spring Break
and re-open on Friday, April 9th at 11:00am.

*Remember, Jesus is the true reason for the season*

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Still time to catch the Spring Sale!

Privies & Prims is having a Spring Sale!
$5.00 off any purchase of $25.00 or more with mention of this ad.
Sale ends Friday, April 2nd. Extended to Saturday, April 3rd!

110 W. Main St., Burnsville ~ Across from the Yancey Theatre.
Wed.-Sat.  11:00-4:00