Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Time... Happy July!!!

Time....
It's flying...isn't it?
I up loaded these pictures several days ago...
I am only getting back to them now...
Time... 
July already?  WOW...
So want to slow down and smell the flowers... 
BUT... today it's raining, again.
We have had LOTS of rain as of late...
so sadly... that will bring LOTS of  Mosquitoes very soon...
Just can't win...

BUT... I have been out "picking" gathering some goodies for the shop
AND 
Yes, myself... I am finally trying to get some of them put out...
They had just been sitting around and that is NO fun!
So... I think I have shown this cabinet... I can't remember when I got it.. Back in February I think.
I did find a reproduction barn lantern... Well 2 actually..
I can't afford the real ones... Oh my...
BUT, I could afford these... I put one on the mantel for now..
But it's all unbalanced..
At some point will find a better home... but for now it works...
THEN, two weeks ago I hit a estate sale to end all estate sales!
I went back all three days... and YES, acquired things each day...
Many for the shop... 
I have NEVER see a sale like this.. so many prims in one place and at very good prices...
So I can resell most...
I added this to my collection of furniture... I said I have no more room
but I found some... Though I did say originally I would use it for display in my shop if needed...
Problem is, it's now FULL of all my fabric and such... I won't even tell you what I paid for it..
 I will say, I think I stole it! LOL
I have shown the dry sink swap out... but I moved things around a bit... added a few of my favorite child size goodies!  Very happy with this change!
goodies.....
I don't know what you would call this piece... From the estate sale too... Bin on the left...
I thought it would make a great island for my son who just bought a house...
He claims there is no room in his kitchen...
I thought I didn't have room...
BUT, I bonded with it... Found a spot... and well... few more things in the "to sell" pile... LOL...
I really love this piece... TRYING to keep it simple...
THEN..
Just a few quick pictures of flowers opening around OLM neglected flower gardens...
You know that time thing... sigh... 
weeds are taking over..
Really need to address that too...
BUT, I get attacked by Mosquitoes... ugh..




Honestly, I don't have anything I should be complaining about.. Life is busy, but GOOD!
YES, no complaints!
Oh  Mr. Knuckles... He received a new toy... that promptly needed to be gutted... A dog's work is never done.... 
Happy 4th of July everyone!  Enjoy your time with family and friends...
Back soon... 
PS... I almost hate to say it... YES, I have started creating... 
Pumpkins... 
OLM

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Where Have I disappeared Too?????

Just a quick little post... 
I have been away.... I have gotten back to creating some, which feels sooo good! 
Long over due!  Looking for my Joy... I am finding my center again... 
It really has been a long road... Long than I would of ever thought...

So these days so many things keeping me on the run. 
I am please with my little olde shop and the response, I have to admit, I was very nervous and scared to take this leap again.
It's been a good leap!

I have settled into my routine with helping my dad.. That keeps me on the run some days... 
AND....
Our son Steven bought his first house!
He started looking in January, in the brutally cold winter... 
we hiked through A LOT of snow, and looked at lots with next to no heat... BRRR...This kept us busy most weekends... 

BUT, finally in March he put in a offer and after couple of months of  'things' I won't go into... 
He closed on May 30th!
We are so excited for him... some days... I feel like there is 3 houses I am overseeing/helping with... YIKES!  and mine is the last to get any attention! LOL
So it needs work... Yes, the previous homeowners where not kind to the house when they left..
As I type this hubby and Steven are working on replacing some of the hardwood floors that was damaged by water after they took the garbage disposal and left the sink leak.... 
crash course in fixing up a fixer upper... 
It will be a great home for him and will leave the nest once he gets a few more things fixed up...
I think it has great curb appeal.  It's hard to tell looking at this the painting and such the outside needs... he will become a very good painter by the time he's done!

 Here's a snap shot from last weekend.  BFN Nadine came out and pulled a few weeds for him.
 Time to destroy, I mean replace some flooring.  He was oh so lucky to find replacement flooring to match.  Saved him lots of money there!... I see the hot dog mans feet, he was very kind to come and start patching the million and half holes in the walls for Steven!
No, Knuckle's has not been for a visit yet... to many nails everywhere...
 Dave doing a little supervising of the work....

I have been out picking for the shop... Finding a few too many goodies I want to keep... So that means, I need to take more out of the OLM homestead... 
At some point I will need to take a few pictures of my finds of late... BUT... I have had no time to place them, display with them, sadly... BUT, I will soon!

BUT, I did make a mess to get the wonderful old prim basket to go under my pie safe... 
Got to love cropping! if you only saw the mess around this! LOL!
I even have a "extra" goose neck love seat in my front room... SIGH!  
I am trying real hard to get Steven to let me keep it...
I don't know if anyone remember the story of my love seat rocker from the estate sale from a couple of summer's ago... Love the rocker, as does hubby....
I asked Steven was there anything from the homestead he would like...He wanted the rockers... I said that WASN'T going to happen!  LOL...
You wouldn't believe it, but that weekend I found another at a  estate sale for him!  Talk about luck!  I think if I had the room, I would of kept it... But I don't... He claims my taste has not rubbed off on him... BUT, I think that is NOT completely true! LOL
So that is all OLM has for now.  I so hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day! OLM

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Early Work Update!

How has a month passed?  I have wanting to do a blog update... Just not enough hours in the day.. This week I promise!  I have been a busy gal!  I have added 4 new OLM OOAK creations to my early work page.  If you have a moment and want to peek, here is the link, http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-15th-update.html.  Or click on the picture on the left!  have a wonderful evening everyone! OLM

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Meet BeBe! My Latest OLM Original Design

Oh Happy June!  
Where is the timing flying too???
It is moving to quickly...isn't it?
I have been slowly, painfully slow... that is
creating... I have many dolls in different 
stages of being created.  
They are begging to come to live... and there is just not enough hours in
the day it seems...
BUT... Here is 
BeBe!
I think she is a hoot! 
What about you?
She is a big gal... 
AND... YES,
 She is looking for a home...
 BeBe is about 26" long and her sweet face is about 9" wide... wild wool hair..
Her nose is a scrap of old feather bed ticking along with her arms and legs...
 Old buttons from my collection for her eyes..
Old sweet baby slip for her dress that I grungy up..
AND... do you remember to old block/beads with holes to make necklaces when we where kids?
Few old wood beads around her neck...
Here is a quick shot of her stubbly little feet hiding under her dress..
If you would be interested in adopting her or would like any additional details on her. Please email me at folkart94@msn.com
Kindly asking $65.50 and travel fare for BeBe. 
She is a OLM OOAK original design 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I Finally Update My Early Work Page!


So OLM is just a little late... Better late then never!
I have added 3 new gals to my early work page... 
There has been a few issues with the early work page that are being addressed... 
Here is another link to help you access my page if it has not been fixed.
http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-15th-update.html
thanks for peeking! OLM

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This... That... Whole Lot Of Nothing Special....

Time.... Where does it go?
I can't seem to balance everything these days...
Yes, sadly it's easier to pop on Facebook...
Though... It has so much drama...ick....
It seems I spend most of my time running these days...
Getting so little extra done, with helping my dad... trying to keep up chores around the OLM homestead
AND 
Now the shop... I wouldn't trade it... It keeps me busy, but does bring me joy...
much need JOY!  After a very long year.......
I have had a few issues with my foot... I won't go into it...except to say...
I have battles back issues for 10 years... I know pain and discomfort...
I just suck it up... but when a foot hurts....sigh... everything hurts... oh well....

There is some fun things around the OLM homestead, our youngest is buying his first home... Fingers crossed... all is progressing nicely and he should close in just less then 3 weeks!
Then the work begins for him... BUT, so excited for him!!!

I am in the current issue of PRIMS! 
It came out May 1st!
The Morgan Triplets....
 Here they are!  Just home last week from their 6 month vacation to CA!
They are for sale, if anyone is interested... I would like to keep them together...
Email me if you might like to give them a home.. folkart94@msn.com

It's been so long since I have talked about goofy old Knuckles...
He is starting to show is age...sadly, slowing down just a wee bit...
BUT... always entertaining!
Alex was wrapping up a gift for his girlfriend last week...
Knuckles... was NOT happy... He thought it should be for HIM!
So no sooner Alex put it in the bag....
Well...
Knuckles decided to go in after it!

 Yes, he pulled it out... and thought it was meant for him...LOL... sadly it got taken away very quickly...
and... Knuckles was NOT happy! OOPS!  Poor Knuckles....

Oh... really I have not had time to "play" or re-arrange things in the OLM homestead... since I can't even remember when... I have been taking some things out and selling them in the shop.. and not even filling the space... just no time it seems or energy...
I have "acquired" a few things... and they sit...

BUT... I was at a estate sale last week...  looking for a few things to sell... and found this old cake box!
OLM must have... 
I decided Happy Mother's Day to me and kept it...
I made the decision to stay in today... no running!  Felt so nice... I did some much needed cleaning...and moved a few things around...
I added the cake box to the counter...

 Love the graphics on it!  I think in my space...it's a little to big... I don't have a big kitchen...
But for now it works!

Then... This wasn't even on my radar... 
But sometimes...things just fall into one's lap?
 Here is my little dry sink... Always have loved it... Wouldn't think of  parting with it....
 Here it is next to the TV in the family room... 
See Knuckles really didn't need another toy...LOL... He has a bowl FULL!
BUT... sometimes we find something that "speaks" to us... and it's time for a change...
So one of the "bags" decide to give this dry sink a home... 
AND
 I got this one instead... Love it... Love the change... 
wasn't planned... 
I picked it up of Friday... and today I finally 'played' with it a bit...
 First I did this and was very happy with it...

 But then I moved this child's step back here... it was displaced for the cake box... I think I like the little drop leaf table better there... But, it's smaller and easier to move around..
So for now, the step-back stays here... now it's time to cook and finish up a couple of girls for my early work update... even that I can't seem to get done until last minute... So little creating going on...

I NEED to fix that... BECAUSE, I am going to be in Holly MI in Sept for Dawn's prim show!!!  Sept. 6th!  So excited to doing this with Pam from baskets n prims!!!  Need to start making pumpkins soon?  UGH!  It just starting warming up... well.. then we turned chilly again today....
I promise to make sometime this week to visit all of you.. Again... I need to manage my time better.... enjoy!!! OLM

Friday, April 18, 2014

I Added A Few Prims To My Selling Blog

Happy Friday!
First I want to wish everyone a wonderful Easter Holiday!!!

For awhile now I said I had a few "extras" of things that I purchased for my shop that I was going to add to my selling blog...
WELL...
I FINALLY did that!
With my shop space small... Sometimes I don't need so much... But sometimes things have minims that one has to purchase.... 
Anyways... 
Here is a tease of what I listed over on my selling blog...  


One can click on the bunny in the upper right hand corner, or here is the link http://primitivehand-didsbyolm.blogspot.com/2014/04/few-prim-goodies-for-consideration.html too.  If you have a moment and would like to peek. Please email me with any questions at folkart94@msn.com.
Have a great night! OLM