Sunday, September 20, 2015

I am back!!!! Update on My Selling Blog Too!!!

I am back from Harvest at the Mill!!
Always love seeing Dawn and Dick, they put on such a wonderful Prim show!!!
I will show more pictures later this week...
Right now I have a update on my selling blog! FINALLY!
Here are a few pictures of the goofy jacks and such looking for homes on my selling blog.
You can click on the link on your right... 
this should work too!
http://primitivehand-didsbyolm.blogspot.com/2015/09/happy-fall-update-015.html




Have a great evening, back later and will share my treasures and pictures.. OLM

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Oh I am alive!! I am still here!  I so mean to sit down and write a update!  
I do have some news to share... I promise next week!!!!
BUT!....
I have been working like a mad woman..LOL and I will be setting up at this wonderful prim show this weekend!!!!
Are you going???  Stop and say hi!!!!
I promise I will catch up and visit soon!!!!
hugs! 
OLM


Friday, July 10, 2015

Few Girls for Sale... and Not Too Much New?


So what happens when you just feel like there is nothing new and exciting to say?
Who want to hear the same old stuff???
Sometimes I feel like I am caught in a trap.Can't walk out..
Know the song?  But a different meaning for me..
I am busy, maybe too busy?  But, not always fun busy...But busy is good.  Can't dwell on the things...
I would love a little peace and quiet... and the ability to turn off my mind... Just when things seem to calm down... another curve ball.
So, there is nothing fun or exciting to tell... just crud...
so it's better to say nothing at all... 
I think back to how I loved blogging.. sharing.. and wonder how does it get to this?  I miss it so.Maybe I NEED to spend more time here in a happy place?  
I will work on that...  Yikes, this went depressing fast didn't it?  
OOPS... so sorry about that...
onto happy things... I am trying to get back to some creating.
I am doing The Holly Hills Primitive Show in Sept.  I better get cracking very soon!
I actually finished up these gals almost two weeks ago...
That is how long it's taking me to sit down and FINALLY post!
So Here are a couple of OLM OOAK Creations looking for their new homes..
First up is Jessie B!!


 Sweet and simple. 
She loves it here, but would love a forever home even more...
You can email me for more details at folkart94@msn.com
Kindly asking $48.95 and travel fare for Jessie B!


Hard to believe but there have been a few request for pumpkins.
I haven't made any yet...But they are dancing in my head...
This is one of my faves, leftover from last year.  
I am surprised he didn't find a home last year..
He is one of my bigger pumpkin Jacks I make...
Kindly asking $ 46.50 and travel fare for Black Jack.
 He is a OLM OOAK
 Sweet Sammie gal is a OLM OOAK as well.. 
Hand stitched face and her skirt is from a old grungy dollies 

 Kindly asking $40.50 and travel fare for Sammie!

Sweet little pillow tuck, oh so prim and my story and sticking to it, Dust is a primitive accent!
Kindly asking $11.95 and travel fare...
 If you are missing any past issues of A Simple Life, or haven't had the pleasure yet...
I have several of each copy leftover from the shop.  
Originally $8.95... now $5.25 and travel fare.  I can fit 3 into a flat rate envelope..  again, email if you are interested in any of them..
folkart94@msn.om




 Lastly Chester the barn cat.. He is a OLM OOAK... 
I have made several versions of him over the years...but no two ever quiet alike.
he has been in a bit of a fight trying to hold his place in the barn... Missing part of his tail and a ear, sadly...
Kindly asking $22.50 and travel fare for Chester...
 Now... maybe part of my mood has been the lack of summer here in IL... It's been overcast most days... raining almost every day... Mosquitoes the size of birds..(not really) but out all day long.. and rather chilly... 
Now I love a summer that isn't too hot or humid...but this as been AWFUL!!!!!
I don't even attempt to pull weeds, the mosquitoes will win... BUT the flowers are as tall as the weeds now... so you see them better! 
LOL
 So I snapped a few pictures today... enjoy!


Lastly there are a couple of FUN secrets I am keeping... One I will be back I promise real soon to tell.. and the other in about a month...hehe... 
OLM

Saturday, May 30, 2015

HELLO........

Hello, I am alive... I am still here.... 
It's bad when hubby tells you that you have only made 3 blog posts all year...
Life, it's a crazy ride isn't it?
Embrace it, after all we only get one.
I have to admit, we have had some bumps again...
I won't go into most... 
But, where to catch you up...
When I last posted I was so excited we were going to Florida for some much deserved and earned R & R on the beach!
I was soo looking forward to it... 
I am not crazy about flying... 
My issues of not flying did not stop the need for a beach vacation.
So we managed to pick the days Florida has it's coldest weather of the season.. fog... drizzle...
BUT... we left below zero weather... so the 60's felt really good... 
Well... at least for a day that is....
Here I am bravely walking in the gulf...  
Walking on the beach after the fog lifted... We had a great day.
Then, oh so sadly the morning of our second day.... 
a call....
Hubby's best friend of almost 50 years passed away of a heart attack the night we left... They had been looking for us for a day and half, till they found my cell number... 
Life lesson on travel insurance.. and a trip cut short...
Chuck was best man at our wedding, uncle to our boys... if anything should of happened to hubby and I, he was to be guardian to our boys when they were small... 
They played softball together all their adult lives..
He was only 59.....

Here is hubby and chuck goofing off at our wedding just over 28 years ago... 
He is missed... softball is not the same for hubby... 
Live goes on...
Steven moved out... 
He felt finally his house was rehabbed enough that he could move in..
he and his fiancee have started looking at churches.. They are thinking of a fall 2016 wedding...
Yes, life rolls on... so one must jump back on.... 
I went back to work... 
I still have my shop, but I am also working what I thought would be very part time... It's been a wee bit more... but the money is helpful and nice.
BUT, time... YIKES... what is that now?? I am working on managing that better.
Dad is dad... doing well enough.....
THEN... I need something fun.. for me and well, mostly for the back and foot...
Oh how I have wanted a hot tub....
It's took some work and figuring... 
BUT... I am a lucky gal and got this gem at the end of April!
After all day on my feet this has been a life saver!


Then, I thought... maybe, since this has been the year of change for ME... Trying to do a few things for me.. Not being selfish.. Just after so much "stuff" the last couple of years... Remembering me...
So I have NEVER had short hair... 
But, it's only hair... Mine grows like a weed anyway...
It's is so much easier to take care of... 
Everyone seems to really like it.
For me, it's been a bit more of a adjustment...
I do like it though...
Here was before... Cocktails on the beach in Florida... These HUGE chairs were such a hoot!
Oh, I want to go back....
little afraid for another vacation, after this one... 
might be awhile...
I have also left Early Work Mercantile.  Not that I didn't love it... Just that my creating time has been so cut short, that I am getting nothing done.
I need to get back to this and will... But It will be updates either on my selling blog/facebook and my shop...
Knuckles is good!  Staring to show is age a wee bit... sadly... but still cracks us up daily with the goofy things he does do!
So there you have it?  It's been almost 4 months since my last post... This was a quick update..
I will do my best not to stay away that long again... 
And do some visiting of your blogs too!
HUGS!
OLM

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!!! Updates On My Selling Blog & Early Work!


Happy Valentine's Day!!!
It's a cold one here...
Great to stay inside and stay warm...
Today is Hubby and my's 28th Anniversary! 
WOW!  28 years!  
There was times I thought if he was smart he would head for the hills...
BUT.. 
We have stuck with it... Thick and thin!
I love this man!!!

This picture was taken several years ago... 

Then, I have been busy... 
I have finally been creating...
I know there are many saying, FINALLY! LOL

So, my selling blog has a few new gals listed for 2015. 
All are OLM OOAK Original designs...
One can click on the doll picture on the upper right corner and that will take you to my selling blog... 
Also, on my selling blog  I listed some prim totes back in the fall.. 
I have 4 left and they are marked down if anyone is interested...

THEN... I will be up dating my early work page shortly...
The link for that is in the upper left hand corner, if you have a moment and would like to peek...
Email me with any questions or to adopt any of my creations. 
Have a wonderful day! 
folkart94@msn.com
OLM

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Balancing Act... 5 Years Blogging....

Balancing Act...
It seem to be the story of my life the last couple of years... Well always...But just more so.
I think back to when I started blogging...
It's so hard to believe it's been 5 years...
There has been so many changes in the last 5 years for me...
Some of them blindsided me... I didn't see them coming... Though I should of...
One really needs to be able to roll with the punches that are dished out and dust themselves off and get on with it...
In 5 years... both my boys have graduated from college... One is still struggling to get a job in his field...
One has been so lucky to find a job, save, buy a home... though he still lives with us...LOL..
Rehabbing is painfully slow and is now engaged!!!!
My mom lost her battle with cancer...
My sister... if you have been following me from the beginning...aka the fruit loop... lost her battle to her demons, sadly leaving behind 3 sons... sigh... 
My dad fell broke his hip... Had a hip replacement... and never bounced back... 
I help him, run his house and mine... it is what it is...
What a difference from the carefree days 5 years ago, really....
BUT... One must roll with it... 
It's life... don't forget to laugh... I did for awhile.. that is never good!!!
Try to live it with a smile..
and not complain... 
I know I do at times... I can't help it...
BUT, I try not too, best I can....
The one thing I did not see coming was opening up a shop again...
My happy place...
It makes me smile...
Even though some might say it's not a " real" shop... 
Since it's  a co-op really... time share, small spaces, 35 unique shops. With the way it's set up, I don't have to be there 24/7 to run it.
PERFECT!
So lucky, so pleased, so shocked that my first year has been a good one! 
I am lucky and  blessed, it fits into my crazy life... 
I had a shop in the same place 15 years ago for several years when the boys where smaller...
But, closed shop... they were getting bigger, I was volunteering on the little league board while they played ball... More life lessons...
In a man's world... yikes... I have stories there too... 
So balance...
I just don't have the time to blog or read like I did in the past...
it saddens me...
Face book is quick..
Though people are mean on FB...
 I called the meanest place..
I stay away from the drama.. 
you would think everyone would learn don't talk politics or religion, NOPE!   
BUT, sadly it is quick and easy...
So after 5 years... I am not going anywhere... Just not here as I was...
Anyway....
Are you tired of seeing pictures of my tiny little shop?  
LOL...
I have been thinking of moving into a little bit bigger space...
I go back and fourth... I can't decide..
I am doing well where I am.. is it worth it to add more expense.. Will it be worth it?
If I only had a crystal ball?  hehe... 
So several week ago, hubby came with me on a Monday and moved all my display pieces around!
What a great guy!
I can't with my back... and with a small space, well in any space, I think, it's good to move things around..
Fresh look, new look!  
It's a good thing.
Now I don't have many options on what I can do...
But, I am please with what we did... 
come on in for a peek...





I am slowly creating... that suffers too, now... Playing in my homestead, suffers... Just not enough time... This one I remember from the shop the first time around.  I really started playing, decorating the house after I closed up and stopped volunteering...
I really never took pictures at Christmas... Didn't even put everything out... Packing up snowmen now for the season... Clean it up put it away... There is inventory to do.. and dusting... always dusting... anyway...soon, it's been to long there will be a few OLM OOAK original dolls for sale.  I just need to be able to stay home for several days in a row... But when you shop for two houses... doesn't always happen that way...  Anyway I will keep you posted when I add them to my selling blog.  For now, I am getting nothing done that I planned... LOL... So stay warm! Thanks for stopping by  Happy Saturday! OLM

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yes, I have a update on Early Work This Month!!! FINALLY!


Oh, it's been awhile...
I must admit, I lost my creating Mojo this winter season...
BUT, FINALLY OLM is getting her hands grungy!
I have two sweet snowmen that will warm your heart for the rest of this cold winter season.
AND...
First bunnies of the season too..
http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/
here is the link... or click on the banner in the upper left corner!
Stay Warm!
OLM