Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain "Framed In"

YEAH! Misi is back hosting the Tuesday Display Chain... She is one busy gal!!!! So thank you Misi for taking time to do this!!!! If you haven't take a moment to visit her blog, you must! www.1890gablehousemusings.blogpsot.com Thanks Misi for all you do! Now for this weeks theme in a month long"project"!!! Framed in...open for our interpretation... minimal explanation.......
So here is my interpretation!

Antique dough box.....

Oh Knuckles!!!! Are you starving????


Finished my peg rack to my liking, Finally... all "framed in"

Hubby's great-great Grandfather on his farm....


OH nature's frame... wasp's nest... hubby cut it down for me last year... Left in garage all summer just to make sure.... Time to come in to show off!!!!

So I am off to see what everyone else has come up with... Just a few simple pictures.... have a great day! OLM

Monday, September 26, 2011

Last call, ORNAMENT EXCHANGE ANYONE???

hey everyone... just jumping in super quick... so far behind today...UGH... Hate days like this... AT LEAST the last of the pumpkins, YES, the last have been shipped out! THANKS! again everyone who gave my pumpkins a home!
So today is the last day to sign up for the ornie swap I hosting. If anyone is interested, detail in the post below, take a peek... If you would like to join us, email me at folkart94@msn.com .
Off to clean... ugh... it's already 3pm... nothing done fast! Maybe it's all the rain? OLM

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Because i don't know how to Count... A few Pumpkins for SALE!

SO, really I am DONE with making pumpkins.... BUT.... Earlier this week I found a few that I started to sew up and never finished... and felt...well... might as well...Then I was working on a little something for my "BAGS" trip... can't show, "BAGS" could be reading.... WELL... I made to much... SO I was thinking.... I could take them to the shop... but not going there until next week... so I thought if anyone was interested here in Blog Land, you could have first pick if you are interested...
So here is the unplanned Blog Sale.... LOL.... The last of my goofy JACK pumpkins for the season.... Few are smaller then I have made before... So cute.... All first come in a email to me at www.folkart94@msn.com... I will accept PP, CK, and MO.... I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!! Fall is in the air! I was at the Folkart show in St. Charles, IL this weekend... I will show off my goodies later....
ALSO, there is still time if you are interested in joining in on my ornament swap I am hosting. Details in the previous post and email me if you are interested! It's going to be so much fun!
NOW... Onto the pumpkins for sale..... Black JACK, goofy eyes, one is lose... All my pumpkins are made from grungy muslin, painted, sanded several times. The bigger ones have a bit of rags in their bottom so they sit great! After the haunting season, turn them around just for a plain pumpkin if you want until Thanksgiving....
This Jack is about 7" tall without the stem, 10" with the stem and about 7" wide... He is $29. and $5.95 travel fare....
Please note these are all OLM original designs... OOAK... He is on his was to his NEW HOME! THANK YOU!


Orange JACK... piece scrap feedsack for his mouth... seed beads for one eye....pinched nose... He is about 5" tall w/out the stem, 8" with the stem... 7" wide... He is $23 and $5.95 travel fare
SOLD TO A NEW HOME!



Another Black Jack... Little wool nose... open mouth with a hint of yellow glow in his mouth... it looks brighter in the picture then what it really is... He is about the same size as the first JACK... $29.00 and $5.95 travel fare HE IS SOLD, THANK YOU!






Smaller Orange Jack... wool nose.... yellow highlight in his mouth... he is about 7" tall w/out the stick... 9" w/stick and about 5 1/2 wide... $18 and $5.95 travel fare... SOLD....




Another smaller Jack... I am out of dried pumpkin stems... so onto sticks.... About the same size as the one above... one lose eye... and scrap feedsack for the other... $18... $5.95 travel fare




Green Jack... 18... 5.95 travel fare....
HE IS SOLD! THANKS SO MUCH!!!






Plaid nose jack... he is a bit fatter then the other 3.... $19... 5.95 travel fare....





Pumpkin stack... I have these on Lemon Poppy seeds... if you are interested, you can purchase them here too... $24 for the set, 5.95 travel fare.....Both are SOLD. Thank YOU!




I will combine shipping if anyone is interested in more then one pumpkin... again just email me at www.folkart94@msn.com









Just a quick fun little picture... Every Fall Our High School hosts a Large Cross Country Meet... I think there is about least 10 high schools that are here... It's a mess parking on our street for the day... But they run right behind our house.... Always fun to watch....









So yes, this is almost right in our backyard! Here is a bunch of fans cheering their teams on...









Knuckles gets a bit excited seeing all these runners! Run FOREST RUN!!!... They had a great fall day for this and the rain held off! So thanks for looking at my little blog sale and have a great night! OLM

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Who's up for a Ornament Swap?

OK, FINALLY! Details on a ornament swap I have decided to host.... I probably should have my head examined for doing this...LOL... But I think it will be fun!!! Now, I have never done anything like this before, so I hope I am not forgetting anything.... Here is how it all will work....
1. You MUST be a follower of my blog and I am familiar with you... comments, etc....
2.. To sign up you MUST email me at folkart94@msn.com telling you would like to participate. I will take participates until Monday, Sept. 26th....
3. ALL ORNAMENTS MUST BE HANDMADE and of a PRIMITIVE nature...nothing store bought... Now, you can purchase ornaments that have been handmade to be part of the swap if you are not crafty and want to play along.....We all like the same thing, so PLEASE remember to give as you would like to receive....
4. So the decision is yours... You can send one ornament... or up to 6... How it will work, is you will mail ME your ornaments once complete, 1, 2, 4 or up to 6... no more then 6, though... How ever many you send, you will receive that many ornaments back in return, make sense? Any questions, please feel free to contact me as well... Also, they don't have to be all the same...they can be all different if you choose....
5. ALL ornaments must be mailed and RECEIVED TO ME BY MONDAY NOVEMBER 7th... that gives all of us about 7 weeks to create... Then give me about a week to get everything split back up and shipped out to you. Just in time for your Holiday decorating....
6. MOST IMPORTANT PART... I WILL NOT BE PAYING THE SHIPPING ON THESE.. SO YOU MUST INCLUDED ENOUGH MONEY TO HAVE YOUR BOX RETURNED BACK TO YOU, CASH PLEASE... NO MONEY FOR SHIPPING, NO ORNAMENTS... I am not a rich gal, and can not afford to cover shipping costs. Please understand...
7. Make sure the box you use has a little bit of room for ornaments to be returned to you in,since not all ornaments are the same size... I WILL BE USING THE BOX YOU SHIPPED IN to return your surprise ornament box back to you! AND PLEASE include a return shipping label with your address that I can attach to the box....
8. I am asking that the ornaments all come with a card or a noted that states who made it, your blog or email so when everyone shows them off we know who to thank. They could be wrapped up in say clear cellophane bags... KEEP IT SIMPLE... I will try to make sure everyone doesn't get 2 of the exact same ornament...so it will help if I can see them on some level and not unwrapping them... that's no fun... I am trying to keep this fun for everyone... SO are you game... Want to play along, please email me... What fun will it be to receive a little surprise with several new ornaments for your tree this year!?!!?
I will give my home address in emails, not here on blog land....
I hope I didn't forget anything, I am excited about giving this a try and hope some of my blogging buddies want to swap! OLM

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PUMPKINS, DECORATING, I MISS YA!!!

WOW! Now today feels like a fall day... Cool...rainy, overcast, FALL is in the air!!!

I have missed you guys, I have been away from the computer so much! I peek in, read a bit, leave only a few comments here and there... Please forgive! I haven't worked this hard creating since my days when I had a small shop and I painted folk art... I have been a busy and the only thing I seem to be making is pumpkins....LOL... If I am counting right, I am up to about 90+ pumpkins of all kinds and shapes....LOL... I think I might be sick of pumpkins??? Here's a few of my latest and probably LAST pumpkins...Most just went up on www.lemonpoppyseeds.com and www.simplyprimitves.com 2nite.... With all this creating it leaves little computer time, cleaning house time, decorating time.... AND at my favorite time of year no less... Now I am not complaining one bit! For everyone who eamiled me interested in my goofy pumpkins, this has been wonderful for my ego and made me FINALLY believe to trust my inner creativity when creating my prims.... BUT sadly I need to start on Christmas and winter for the shops.... So to everyone who has given a OLM Goofy Jack a home, THANK YOU!!!!! AND know you helped put a little extra $$$ in my wallet for "BAGS" my girls trip in just 21 days!!! YIPPEE!!! can't wait... 5 days, of laughs, shopping, eating, antiquing, rummage sales, and eating!!!

SO today, since it's rainy and I can't paint pumpkins outside... I decide to take a much NEEDED day off... Started decorating and cleaning... Cleaning coming along SLOWLY as is decorating... What a mess... Why is it so much work? LOL.... Love it once it's done... but I need to put away so much... It might be time to thin things out a bit... Now I have been thinning out some a bit... I love lots of "stuff" it's my thing.... but... it might be a bit out of hand??? DON'T TELL HUBBY I SAID THAT!!! he would never let me live it down!!!! LOL

So just a few shots, a work in progress... See the "give thanks" ditty bag... I got that just in time from Pam over at basketsnprims... before the "skateboard" accident! Pam, hope you are resting and healing! thinking of you!


Few Bethany Lowe goodies... Love her vintage look, when one can't find the "vintage"....


My new light up tree... put it by the front door... Got it 2 weeks ago... FINALLY took it out of the box today...see too busy! LOL


Farm table with a great runner from my swap with Becky over at stitchinandprimitives! LOVE THIS!!!

I got this bowl at the all night flea market hubby & I went to last month... Finally put it to use today too...Love it's size!



OH... the ugly side of decorating for the next season.... SIGH! where to put everything that needs to go away to next Spring or at least maybe until after Christmas......


Pile of goodies waiting for me to find a perfect spot for them......

So much more to do...... BUT, I think instead, it's getting late, I will go make some pumpkin bread, perfect weather for it.....

Couldn't resist...Knuckles at the door...watching, hoping, HOT DOG MAN, might stop by for a visit???? LOL

So there you have it... I am still here... I hope all is well with everyone! More decorating to do... BUT... I think I am going to make that bread! have a great night! OLM

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thank YOU!!!

I wanted to pop in quickly and say THANK YOU to everyone that took a moment to peek at my blog sale and for your purchases!!! You guys are the best and thanks for giving a few of my primitive creations a home!!! Many of the goodies are on their way home... and 2 more boxes to go out on Saturday. (I work tomorrow)... I am off to play shop keeper at the Primitive Chick tomorrow and here is the latest prim pumpkins going to the shop with me..... I had said I was pretty much done with pumpkins.... hard to believe on the 8 of September...BUT... I am going to make a few more, and they will be up on Lemon Poppy Seeds on the 15th... never know how they will turn out... stay tuned!!!! HEHEHE!!!! thanks again and have a wonderful night! OLM

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BLOG SALE!!! part 2....dolls....

FINALLY! Blogger up loaded the last 2 pictures..... Here is Hilda, the ALMOST witch.... Hilda is one mad witch, BUT she has not passed her "classes" so she has not earned her witches hat... she has her broom... potion bottles, but sadly not hat.... She is a light green with raw flax hair.... she is about 23" long Hilda is $40 and $6 travel fare.....


here is MISSY, SISSY'S sister... she is ready for fall just like SISSY.... only she has a little jack-o-lantern instead of a Candy Corn....


SISSY is $40 and $6 travel fare.....


In my hurry to try and get this all up..... LOL... So all my prims have been put through my grungy process, sanded for a prim look we all love! Most everything is made from muslin, the pumpkins have rags in their bottoms so they sit nice. All are signed by OLM... again any questions please just ask... If you are interested in more than one item, I will adjust the shipping for you too! OLM.... folkart94@msn.com

Blog SALE!!!!!

I am SO sorry this has been a bit delayed...thanks to blogger & not wanting to up load pictures UGH!!!! So there is 2 more pictures I will try to get up in a bit..... So Here it goes.....

All these prim creations have been made by me and all but 2 are OLM original designs.. If you see something you like, Please EMAIL to folkart94@msn.com I will take emails in the order received.... I will mark items sold as needed. thanks again for peeking, any questions feel free to contact me, I will accept PP, MO and check.... OLM SISSY... OLM original She is about 24 inches long, made from muslin that has been put my grungy process... she has a candy corn for the fall season! She is $40 and $6 travel fare....
SHE is SOLD and going off to a great new home!!!





Just simple pumpkin gals, I have 2, both OLM original designs, if you are interested, please let me know which one by her dress....the green one has the same pattern as the tan skirt on the other gal... both about 21" long, $28 ea, $6 travel fair BOTH ARE SOLD THANK YOU!





Just another shot... PUMPKIN GAL IN THE GREEN DRESS IS SOLD! THANK YOU!!! BOTH ARE SOLD. Thank YOU!







The wee witches make a do's.... a Pineberry lane pattern! I have 3, please let me know which one... there is one on a old door knob, ole oil can, and textile bobbin, $15 ea... $4 travel fare...







Close up of their little faces....






Wee witch doll, also a Pineberry Lane Pattern... Love her with her simple patch work drees... she is about 17" long, asking $22 $4 travel fare...







Goofy pumpkin faces 2 orange, one white... Love these guys! $12.50 ea they are all about 9 inches tall and about 18 around... travel fare $4....
THEY are all SOLD! THANK YOU!




Green Jacks... Just like the guys above, but a light green, about the same size, $12.50 each... travel fare $4.... They are BOTH SOLD... thank you!





Little pumpkin bowl fillers, ea $4... there are 4 of orange 4 of white... travel fare, $2 ea...







close up I have They are all SOLD, thanks so much!!!



Goofy MISIFT! $14... 44 travel fare.... about 11x4.....







another misfit... he is orange... about 10x7... $12... travel on each... $4.....







WHITE JACK!!!!! wool eyes... circle hand-stitches mouth..... about 26' around, and 12" tall with stem... $29 and $6 travel fare.... HE IS SOLD! thank you!!!!







Orange Jack, about 29" around, 13"tall with stem, $34 and $6 travel fare...... HE IS SOLD! thank YOU!!!!





another goofy orange JACK... $34, $6 travel fare, HE IS SOLD! thank you!!!about the same size as the the big guy above.... again, sorry this took so long. questions or would like to order... folkart94@msn.com.... thanks for looking! OLM.... Now i will go try to get the last 2 pictures up...OLM

Monday, September 5, 2011

Friendly Reminder, Little Blog sale here tomorrow....

I hope everyone has had a WONDERFUL holiday weekend! We have had wonderful fall like weather. I am in a a sweatshirt and pants all day, wonderful breeze! Fall is in the air!!
Picked my first gourdkin out of the front yard....Well, really went to move it just a bit and it popped off the vine... My little Niece and Nephew, Joey and William where here on Saturday, and they wanted them all... Well, I wasn't going to give them all up, but sent them home with the first one...
This weekend was Hubby's B-day. We really didn't do anything super exciting, but got many things done around the homestead here.... I have also been busy finishing up a few goodies for my Blog sale tomorrow at 4pm, for anyone that might be interested! Details tomorrow.... But of course...In true OLM fashion.......

Just a bit of teasing!!! LOL


I hope you can stop by and take a peek.... all things fall...many OLM original designs... Brand new just for you! Have a great night! Off to finish dinner.....OLM

Thursday, September 1, 2011

90+ degrees and Pumpkins.... Details, Details...

Holy hot one batman!!!! Oh my!!! I knew we weren't done with hot weather... but 90+ and humidity on Sept.1st, UGH!!!! Air's on and all I can thing about is pumpkins... decorating that is...What is it about fall....???? the colors???? cooler nights??? Hot chocolate with Bailey's in in??? Well those days are still a bit off.... but I did put a few pumpkins out..... In my new prim wagon that is.... Did I NEED this NOPE! Did I have room for it.... not really.... bigger then I thought....but I found a place for it for now..... made of course a bigger mess...AND with all the crafting going on... I really did NOT need more mess....LOL
So the worker's finished up our paver walk and border around the patio today. I am VERY happy with how it turned out!!! Now there is a mess in the backyard too! I just can't win! LOL!!!

No good angle to show it all at once... here was the work in progress the other day....


Here is the path that comes off the patio door and steps to the service doors on the garage and "man cave".....

and then around the patio.... when we realized the patio was a bit small....sigh.. and talked about putting the paver's around the patio. I wasn't sure how it would look... though the paver's were FREE! So.... I have to say I am very happy and pleased on how it looks! They might not of been the paver style I would of picked out, but again FREE talks!!! LOL!!!! I am so glad this is done and not hang over hubby's head to do it... Now maybe he will build me my little storage outhouse???LOL


Now, a Few DETAILS!!!! Yes, I will be having a blog sale and will host the ornament swap.... First the Sale... it will be Tuesday, Sept 6th... I was going to do it Monday, then realized OOPS, Holiday.... So Tuesday, about 4pm... it will be first come to my email for those that might be interested.... I am creating a few things just for this sale.....


And of course in the "spirit" of teasing....LOL... few things waiting for a few more details to finish them up......

Later next week, after I get a bit organized on swap details, I post those as well......Though one thing for sure... you will have until very early November to get the ornaments to me, etc......


Now for another FUN detail! My Prim Gal Pal, Barb of the Primitive Oswald has started up a Picture Trail and is having her first sale this Friday at 7pm! She makes WONDERFUL, one of a kind prim and extreme prim dolls.... So if you get a chance to peek.... go here at 7pm tomorrow!!! Stay cool! OLM