Friday, June 27, 2008

Vacation Time!!!

I have really been working hard this week trying to finish up all these fake fruits and vegetables so I can take them to the shop owner this weekend. I am just about there, and I should have them done tonight...WOOHOO!! I'll post pictures of the other fruits and vegetables as soon as I can. Now it's time to start working on my fall stuff (I'm soooooo excited because this is my favorite season even though Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for)!

Today, at noon, my vacation officially started. I am going to be leaving here in a couple of hours to spend the next week at my parents and with the rest of my family and friends in my hometown! I have been looking forward to this all week...Mary, are you ready to take me to the thrift store??

I said I would post more pictures of my here they are!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A little of my decorating ability

Wow...what a storm we had go through here last night!! Luckily, all that happened here was that the electricity went out and I got up late for work.

I thought I would post a few pictures of what I have managed to do with my teeny, tiny apartment to make it more primitive!

This is how my jelly cupboard is decorated right now. My wonderful dad made this for me for Christmas one year!

These are pictures of the living room and entry way. I will post more pictures of my dining room/kitchen area later!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Harvest Crafts

I know I promised to show some of my primitive crafting and I'm a few days behind...but better late then never!!!! I don't have a "green-thumb" to save my life, but I think I did a decent job making fake fruits and vegetables. I have been working on a large variety for a shop in Fredericksburg, OH. I really hope the owner likes what I have done! I have made mushrooms, bell peppers, radishes (2 sizes), turnips (2 sizes), red potatoes, Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, peapods, carrots, and watermelons (slices and wedges). I am also working on onions, cabbages, and bananas...I'm hoping to have them done this week! All these were made out of muslin, painted, and then grunged. I also have made pears and strawberries out of calico and grunged. All my creations are inspired from patterns from RKCreations, Sassafras Hill, Mothertoad, and Mulberry Memories. Let me know what you think!!! The slideshow is posted below!

Summer Harvest

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The weekend is over???

I just got back from a wonderful weekend visiting family and friends! I haven't been able to go back to my hometown in about 3 months...due the wonderful gas prices. But, I decided it was finally time to get away and spend some much needed time with my family! I also got to do a lot of catching up with my two very best friends from high school (one I haven't seen in 2 years and the other in about a year and half). Though I am completely exhausted, I had a great time!!

Maybe I will post more on my weekend later, but right now I need to go to bed! Hopefully tomorrow or the next day, I can post pictures of some of my primitive crafts and get his blog finally on its way!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Okay, it is finally time! I have had a blog for a couple of months...posted once...then deleted it. So, this is my first official post on my new blog! I am hoping to use this blog more for my love of primitive decorating and creating than for anything else, but I know all too well that I will occassionally post about things going on in my life that aren't related to primitives (extra bonus for my readers...hehe!).

So, who wants to know how I got interested in primitive decorating and crafting??? I have to admit that my love of primitives has been a work in progress! My mom started taking me to craft shows and craft peddlers when I was still in a stroller. She decorated more country when I was growing up and didn't switch to primitive until I was in my last few years of high school. I moved into this apartment and it was almost entirely covered in wood paneling. I wasn't allowed to paint it and the place seemed so dark and what was I going to do? Well, I still hadn't gained a love of the primitive decorating style so I choose to do more of a lodge theme with some primitive accents. Some primitive accents led to more and then to more until my entire place was switched from lodge to, I absolutely love primitive things (the dirtier, the grungier, the better!!!). Now the kicker. Primitive decorating can be expensive when it comes to the handmade items! I got a few free patterns off the internet and decided to try my hand at making some of the things myself. Low and behold...they turned out great (according to "my critics" mom and my SIL)! So with a little encouragement from "my critics", I took a few pictures of items I have made to a shop and started selling things. I'm still low-key when it comes to the items I sell because, well I don't know how to use a sewing machine! Every item I make is hand-stitched by me.

That's the quick version of how I got started. You will learn more about me and my crafts through my posts eventually. Check back often because I am going to try and post as much as I can!!!