Wednesday, December 31, 2008

~Lemon Poppy Seeds Update~

Well, I just got done loading a few new things on my LPS site. I didn't get as much finished as I wanted, but I will have much more coming soon. Stop over there and take a look! Here's a little peek at one of my new items. Blessings~Jackie

Monday, December 29, 2008

~New Items Coming Soon~

Well, Christmas is all over, and it's back to work for me!! We had a wonderful Christmas...I was spoiled with lots of great presents. The kids got most of the things on their lists and we just had a great day overall. Now, it's on to designing and making things for the new year. I'll be doing a few Valentine things, but am mostly concentrating on Spring, so look for lots of bunnies in the future! I would post a preview, but am not far enough along for that yet, but hopefully by the end of the week. I'll have a couple of new items for Lemon Poppy Seeds on Thursday, so you can check there to see what I have new then, and I'll let you know when I update my Picture Trail or Ebay, and I am hoping to finally get something new on Etsy. I've had an account there for a while, but haven't done much with it. Well, that's all for now. I hope you all had a great Christmas, and here's to a wonderful New Year! Blessings~Jackie

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I will be really busy until Christmas, so I wanted to make sure I wished you all a very Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year!! I'd also like to thank all of you for your continued support of our work. I've met many new people on line this year & at the show. It's been a wonderful year for us, and I am looking forward to whatever the new year brings. God Bless You ALL!! ~~Jackie

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

~~Finally Finished~~

I am finally finished with all of my holiday orders!! Yippee!! I will be spending the rest of this week baking, wrapping the last of the presents and making a couple of gifts for family. Next week I will spend the week relaxing and enjoying family. I am going to try real hard not to pick up a piece of fabric, or a sketch pad & pencil, but it will be really hard for me. I always have so many things swirling around in my head that I want to do, and I hardly ever take time off anymore, but I will try! I won't be updating my Picture Trail or putting new things anywhere until probably mid to late Jan. I am going to work really hard at setting work hours and sticking to them in 2009. I have been getting up at 4 0'clock in the morning, and working until 9 o'clock at night including the week ends, and my old body is telling me I have to slow down a bit. I need to spend more time having fun with the kids & Derek as well. At least that is the plan!! We'll see if I can stick to it. I'll try to post at least a couple of times a week here to let everyone know what's going on and when updates will be. Well, that's all for today...I'm off to get some things done before the girls get up. They are on a 2 hr. delay for school, so I need to get busy!! Take care~~Jackie

Saturday, December 6, 2008

**Ginger Bread House**

Well, usually every year I go and buy graham crackers, frosting, and a bunch of candy, and the kids make a little gingerbread house from scratch, but his year I saw a really cute little kit at the store, so I decided to go that route instead this year. We only have the 3 younger girls at home now, and the oldest (Courtney) is 17 & wasn't too into it this year, so while I was wrapping some gifts last night the 2 youngest (Hillary~11 & Gracie~9) dove into putting it together and decorating it. I think they did a pretty good job, don't you?? Usually we like to "display" their art work, but this year it looked so yummy that I thought....why not let them enjoy it before it gets hard as a rock!! So, after taking some pictures of them with it, I let them rip into it. We still have all the cookie decorating to do, so the fun will continue. Hope you all like seeing the pictures of my 2 littlest artists. Blessings~~Jackie

Thursday, December 4, 2008

~2 New Patterns~

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We had a great time eating lots of food and visiting with family!! The only complaint that I have is that my two oldest children were not here with us, but they have to spread their wings and start to live their own lives even though it's tough on their old Mom!!

Well, on to the patterns~~I have finally finished 2 more patterns and have them listed on Ebay, Pattern Mart & my Picture Trail. They are the Christmas Garlands & Mr. Kringle, so if you get a chance hop over to one of those sites to take a look!!

Now I am off to get ready for some shopping with my sister....we are going to hit some antique shops & a primitive shop uptown. Have a blessed day~~Jackie

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I just wanted to wish you all a great Thanksgiving Day filled with lots of laughter, food, family & fun!! I am thankful for so many things this year. I will be spending the day & night cooking and cleaning, because I will be having Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year!! YIPPEE!! As some of you know, last year we were in TN., and did not get to spend any holidays with our family, so this is extra special for us. I wish my whole family could be here, but I feel so blessed to have some of them coming to spend time with us. Take care & Blessings until next time~~Jackie

Sunday, November 23, 2008

~~Update Reminder~~

Whew!!! I have everything all ready for tonight to hit the button at 7 p.m.!! Here's just a little peek!! I didn't know if I'd make it since I woke up yeaterday to a terrible head cold!! I usually don't get sick, but somehow managed to catch a cold this time around!! I just stayed in bed most of the day with my work and managed to get things done in spite of this little bug!! A 2 hour napped helped!! : ) That's usually something that I never get either, and it sure felt good!! I may just take another this afternoon!! I may just get out the old Christmas movies and curl up under the nice warm covers & fall asleep to my favorite Christmas movie~~ The Little Drummer Boy, or my second favorite animated movie~~The Charlie Brown Christmas. No matter how old I get, I still have to watch them every year. : ) Hopefully, I won't sleep through my update!! Just kidding~~I'll set the alarm if I have to! Hope to "see" you there!! Blessings~~Jackie

Thursday, November 20, 2008

~Christmas Update~

We will be having a Christmas Update on our Picture Trail on Sunday, Nov. 23rd. at 7 P.M. Eastern Time. We will be adding Santas, Angels, Garlands, Candles & More!! We hope to see you there!! Blessings~Derek & Jackie

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

3 New Patterns

Just wanted to let you all know that I finished 3 new patterns and put them on Pattern Mart and on my Picture Trail. You can find the links on the side of this page. I will also have 2 more new ones that I will have finished next week some time. The new ones this week are "Lg. Santa", "Mr. Jolly" & "Mr. Winter". Please go check them out when you get a chance. They are all lots of fun to make!! Until next blessed & stay warm!! :) Jackie

Sunday, November 9, 2008

~Simple Goods Show~

Well, the show is over and we had such a great time!! Max and Candy sure do know how to put on an awesome show!! They are such sweet and wonderful gals!! We only managed to get a couple of shots of our booth, and sadly none of the others, but I can tell you that they were all absolutely wonderful!! Perfectly Primitive!! I got to meet a couple new gals from the show only briefly as everyone was so busy with set ups, customers & then breaking everything down again but I did get to put some faces with names ~Susan of "Bittersweet Susan", Donna of "Crickets in the Corn" Faye & Twigs from Mercantile Gatherings, We even got to see some old friends from Wisconsin, and lots of on-line customers!! It was so nice to see my customers in person. What a great bunch of people. Even though it was a bit chilly on the porch, I'd do it again in a heartbeat!! If you have never been to this show, you have no idea what you are missing! Thank you Max & Candy for making this such a wonderful week end for us!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Show's Almost Here!!!

Well, today has been very busy, and we will be working well into the night to get everything packed up & ready to head to Mt. Vernon tomorrow!! We haven't done a show in a couple of years, and I had forgotten how much work is involved. Now, we just have to keep praying that the weather will turn out better than they are forecasting!! Well, my break time has just about run out, but I promise to post pictures of our booth & tell you all about the show on Monday. We are going to have a room with a hot tub in it & relax all week end!! Blessings~~Jackie

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

~~Sneak Preview~~

Here are a couple of peaks at some of the things I've been working on for the Simple Goods show on Nov. 8th. Hope to see you there!! Blessings~Jackie

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Working Hard

Good morning!! I am working hard getting orders finished and things made for the upcoming show. My fingers are so sore right now, but I am finally seeing some progress being made!! Only 2 more weeks to go!! After the show, I have a couple of orders to get done, and then I am hoping to take some much deserved time off!! I need to get at all of the Fall cleaning before it is Winter!! The dust bunnies are multiplying faster than ever around here. I do have to say that my children and hubby have been wonderful with helping with the everyday things around here, but they just don't do the deep down cleaning that needs to be done! Sooooo....when the show is over, and the orders are all done, I will try to tackle all of those little things that have been adding up around here so that the house will be nice and clean & crisp for my favorite time of the year...the Christmas Season!! Time to get out the flannel sheets, cranberry candles, pack away the summer clothes, etc. and settle in for the winter. I may even make a thing or 2 for my own house. After about 14 years of making dolls and other things, I only have 2 of my dolls in my house!! I call them Derek & Jackie, and they sit on a chair together holding hands. :) I will try to get some pictures taken soon of some of the things I have been working on and post a couple of Pre-views for you. Until next time, be blessed!! ~~Jackie

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Feather Trees

Derek has been back at making his awesome little Feather Trees!! We will only have a limited quantity this year, so get them while you can!! They are available in our ebay store & on our Picture Trail. They are hand made by Derek right here in the U.S.A. They are about 13~14" tall including the antique blocks they sit on. Each one is unique as no 2 blocks are the same. They are so fun to decorate with, and make great little Christmas gifts!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Patterns

It is a rainy, dreary day here in Ohio, so I decided to spend the morning getting a couple of new patterns together. I got three new ones finished, and listed them on my Picture Trail and on Pattern Mart. You can find the links to these on the side bar. I hope you like them. They are all so fun to make. Now I am off to clean my house. My Mom is coming for a visit!! I am so excited!! I haven't seen her in over a year. She is coming a day early, though, so now I have to rush around even more to get things ready for her visit. Take care until next time~~Jackie

Monday, September 29, 2008

~~Staying Busy~~

WOW, I can't believe it's been a couple of weeks since I last blogged about doing the Simple Goods Show!! I have been very busy trying to keep up with orders, updates, and getting things put away for the show. Not to mention all the things that go with having 4 kids still at home. Some days I am just plain tired out!! I've always loved to be challenged though, so even though things are a little hectic around here, I am having so much fun making new things, and even making more of the old things. My oldest will be moving back to WI. on Thursday, so I will have the house all to myself during the day again, which will be more fighting for the use of the computer! I will miss her terribly, but at least she will be back with good friends, and close to my one & only son.

As for Oct. updates, I am pretty sure that I will be putting an "on vacation" sign up on Lemon Poppy Seeds until the show is over. I will try to put a few things onto my Picture Trail again soon, though. Here is a little peek at one of my new items that I've been working on. Blessings until next time~~Jackie

Monday, September 8, 2008


We are so happy to announce that we are going to be in the Simple Goods Show this year in Mount Vernon, OH.!! You can find all of the information by clicking on the link Simple Goods. Please go to the site to see all of the other exhibitors that will be at the show and to get all of the information!! So mark your calenders to attend this wonderful show on Nov. 8Th, 2008. I hope to see you there!! Blessings~Jackie

Sunday, August 31, 2008

New Items on Lemon Poppy Seeds

Here is a sneak peek at what I have new on Lemon Poppy Seeds for the 1st of the month updates. Please go over & check them out. Lemon Poppy Seeds

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Featured Designer In Mercantile Gatherings

Derek & I are so happy & honored to be the Featured Designer in the Mercantile Gatherings Magazine!! I have yet to see the article, but have heard that it is pretty good. I am sitting on pins & needles waiting for our copies. It has been in the works since I sent in my first free pattern, which was either last Dec. or Jan., so it's been awhile!! So, if you want to know a little bit more about us, and how we got started, and also get another free pattern, please go and order your copy today!! It is such a great little magazine full of everything primitive!! Here's a link to their site... Mercantile Gatherings

Sunday, August 24, 2008

More New Updates on my Picture Trail

I had so much fun making the last little garlands, that I spent all week end making some more new ones. I have 5 different ones finished and listed for sale now. They are all under my Goodes for Sale album on my Picture Trail Here's another sneak peak~~

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Item on Ebay

I just finished listing 2 primitive Harvest Garlands on ebay and I also listed the pattern for this on ebay and on pattern mart. Please go take a look at them!! Here is a sneek peek~~

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Fall Patterns

I just finished listing 3 new patterns on ebay and on my Picture Trail, and on Pattern Mart. Please go take a peek to see what's new. You can find them in the "New Patterns" album of my picture trail. They will all be great to make for those Fall shows or to sell on line! They are the Small Indian Stump Doll, Small Scarecrow Stump Doll & the Large Indian Stump Doll. I hope you like them!

Friday, August 1, 2008

~Updates on Lemon Poppy Seeds~

I just got finished updating a few things on my Poppy Shop. Stop over and take a look to see what's new. lemon poppy seeds

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Items on my Picture Trail

I just got some new items listed on my Picture Trail so if you get a chance, go and see what's new!! Here's a little peek~~ Blessings~Jackie

Sunday, July 13, 2008

~~Our Move To Ohio~~

Well, we made it safe & sound in Ohio!! We arrived late on July 3rd. We are some what settled in, but have a long way to go. Our 16 year old has already made a new friend! We have met a few of our neighbors, and they all seem to be very nice. We had quite the scare last night, though!! Terrible storms came through Urbana. 2 houses down from us had a tree struck by lightning, and most of it fell on their home. Thank goodness they weren't hurt!!

Even though we have been busy moving and unpacking, I did manage to get some new things listed on Lemon Poppy Seeds for the 15th of the month update. We had "Christmas in July" for a theme, so I whipped up a few smaller things. Just click on the link to see what I came up with. I do have to say that they are so much better in person!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Items on My Picture Trail

I have been busy making new things and have just listed them on my Picture Trail. They are all in the Finished Goodes's a peak at a couple of the new dolls...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finished Indian Dolls

Here are my new finished Indian dolls that are available now on my Picture Trail under the Finished Fall Goodes section.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New Fall Patterns

Can you believe it is May already?? I know the last thing you probably want to think about is's not too early to be thinking about what to make for those Fall shows!! I am currently working on my new patterns, and have 2 new Scarecrow patterns finished. They are listed on ebay as mailed paper patterns, but you can find the e-patterns for these on my Picture Trail & on Pattern Mart. (You can find these links to the left.)I am hoiping to have a couple more listed on Sunday evening as well. Here's a peek at the 2 I have finished.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Picture Trail Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be doing a Picture Trail update later this afternoon. I will have some fun stuff for you to look at. I've been doing some Spring Cleaning in between all of my updates, and have come across some things I've been meaning to make, and finally finished some of them. Some please ckick on the link and see what I've been up to!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

~~New Doll on Lemon Poppy Seeds~~

This is one of the new dolls that I listed on my Lemon Poppy Seeds Shop. She is about 24" tall and is full of personality!! She holds a little candle with sweet annie and a little pin keep. She looks so cute sitting in a little primitive chair or on an old bench!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Tiny Snowman

On Saturday we actually got about an inch of snow here in TN. Back in WI. where we used to live, they have received record snowfalls this year. The girls were so excited and ran out to play in the snow before it all disappeared. This is what my daughter Hillary made. Isn't it cute?? It is sitting inside a birdhouse on a table on our porch.

Friday, March 7, 2008

**Picture Trail Update**

Just a quick note that I will be updating my finished dolls on my picture trail on Sunday, March 9th at 7:00 Eastern Time. Stop by and see what's new if you get a chance!! I will have Primitive White & Black dolls, Sawdust filled bunnies & More!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

April's Give~Away

April Harres is having a wonderful give away on her blog~~please go here to sign up for this wonderful drawing~~ April's Blog

Colonial Lamb ~ 12 x 16 inch portrait canvas, with 1 1/2 inch gallery frame sides , the sides are painted . This whimsical portrait oil painting has a rustic finish for a primitive, aged appearance.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

~~Sneak Peek~~

Mr. Tax Man to be on The Primitive Gathering

Anna Prairie Doll to be on Simply Primitives

Here is a sneak peek of my new offerings on The Primitive Gathering & Simply Primitives for March 1st.

Friday, February 8, 2008

A little trip into the Mountains

Last week end we took a little ride into the mountains. It was a beautiful day and we had tons of fun!! I got a couple of pictures I thought I would share of the scenery. (Someday I will have to learn how to use my photo-editing software!!)

Thursday, January 31, 2008


I just finished up 2 more new patterns, and am quite pleased with them!! The little Angel is so homely she's cute!! They are both available on ebay right now. You can see them here~~ Ophelia and Edgar

Monday, January 28, 2008


My friend Sarah of Paisly Studio has tagged me. Now I have to try to come up with 5 interesting things about myself!! Let's see....

About 15 years ago, my hubby bought me a little scroll saw for Christmas (yes, I asked for that) and I started making small wooden items. About a year later, I decided that I wanted to learn to sew, so I bought a used sewing machine for $50.00. It took me about 3 hours just to figure out how to thread it!! I started out by making stark white dolls with raffia hair!! Remember those?? Since then I have gradually gotten more primitive, and as you can tell by looking at my work now...I love to make black folk art dolls.

I have been fortunate enough to mainly stay at home taking care of my 5 children. I did work at a daycare for about 5 years, but was able to take the 2 youngest ones with me while the others were in school. I love being able to be at home so I can always be there when my family needs me.

I am the 6th child of 7 growning up mostly on 40 acres in Central WI. We recently moved to Eastern Tn. I have to say, that I love winters in TN.!!

In my spare time, I love to go to junk stores and antiquing. I am always on the look out for some little treasure to work into my art. I love the primitve style. I hardly ever buy anything that is without some kind of flaw. I love to imagine who it was that built the cupboard, sewed the little dress, etc.

Last, but certainly not least, I am a born-again Christian. I certainly have not always walked the perfect walk, but I believe God loves me in spite of myself. If it wasn't for having God in my life, I wouldn't be where I am today. He deserves all the credit for my success. God gave the gift~~He deserves the glory!!

Now~~ to tag 5 friends~~ I tag....Starla, Jenny, Lori, Lorraine & Wendy.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

What's New For Spring~~

It has been cold and rainy here in East TN. We even had a dusting of snow the other day, so I have been staying inside trying to get a jump on my Spring & Summer items for 2008. I have been working on pillows, ornies, rabbits and dolls. Here are a couple of new items I have on ebay right now.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Primitive Pillows

These are my new pillows that I've been working on. They are so much fun to make. Shown are my Washington and Lincoln pillows. I am also working on some Rabbit and Sheep pillows. I just love them!! I stuffed them with sawdust, and they look and feel so great!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

My Little Valentine~~Hailey~~

Here is one of my new little Valentine Dolls for the New Year. The finished doll can be purchased on my picture trail (find the link on the left of this page) and the pattern is also available on ebay and my picture trail.