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.