Thursday, July 25, 2013

BIG Crafting Mess... Means... How About A GIVEAWAY!!!!!


Summer is flying by, isn't it?  YIKES!  It's almost August...

It's been a long couple of months here in the OLM homestead... Tomorrow will mark 4 months since my sister, AKA, the fruit loop passed away.. It has been a rough road...I am tired...sigh... I do try to keep my blog a happy place.  I still want that... So, I haven't been around much, honestly  OLM hasn't been a very  happy person, sadly.  NOW, I am tired of this... I need to work past my anger and such I have for her and the things she did.  I am getting there!!!  I am back to creating, it truly is good for the soul!  So that is all I am going to say about that.  
Thank you everyone for your support, emails, phone calls, and just plain sticking with me!
As a little thank you to my follows, my friends.. A giveaway to celebrate the upcoming season, and OLM'S favorite season, FALL!
As you can see I have been working in my free time.  
 I really am a messy crafter!  I have so much started, I have to stop sewing and FINISH!  What I have started.... There is a kitchen table under that mess!
Fiber fill... rags all cut up for stuffing too... and stuffed pumpkins waiting for painting and grungy bath...
 Chair is a holding place for goofy Jacks to be finished...

BUT.... I did finish this witch ... I created her from a Netty LaCroix pattern... Sarah the good witch... but I made her green...hehe... She is ready for the haunting season with a OLM OOAK misfit pumpkin for a necklace....
She would be a perfect door greeter for the season...

 close up for her sweet?? face.. with her long wicked nose!
Then her adorable little misfit pumpkin!
So would you like a chance to make her yours?  Here are my rules... simple and easy!  I need simple these days!
1.  This is open to all followers of my blog.. Simply leave a comment that you would like to give her a home on this post and you are entered.  Open to Us & Canada for shipping reasons...

2. Would you like a 2nd chance to win her?  Well... you know me, I make you work for it.... LOL... You have do to a post on your blog, what are you looking forward most about fall?  You need to put in the post why you are doing this... I know, I am a pain... say like... OLM wants to know.... THEN, very important, come back to THIS post and leave a 2nd comment that you did it, and the link to the post, so I can read and comment on it, then you get a second chance!

 3.  You have up to August 15th to do this!  I will pick a winner on the 16th.

This is my thank you to everyone who follows my lil olde blog! And for all the wonderful friendships I have made here and the support with the rough year.  Here is hoping 2014 is going to be a better year! Now, I am not rushing the rest of the year... Just looking forward to a less stressful one... Fingers crossed anyway!

Looking forward to some much needed R&R!  Getting away with the hubby this weekend... Hoping to do a little prim shopping too!  HEHE!  That too is good for the soul!!!
OLM

42 comments:

Janice said...

Oh Marie, I love the idea that a big mess means a give-away. I love the photos of the ART room (we don't call it craft room here, because my husband seems to think it's a crap room.... and art seems like a better term to me!) I love Netty LaCroix, she was one of the first doll makers that I studied and read up on. The witches nose is wonderful. I think sewing is very therapeutic. I spent a long time hand sewing by my mothers bed, just to keep the stress levels at a calming stage. May the super be grand, and the fall so relaxing. -thank you for all you do Janice

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous giveaway! Too bad that I am in Oz!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Marie. Love your give away. Please enter me.
Thanks so much.
Janet

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marie ~
So good to hear from you!
I'd love a chance to win Sarah. I'd give her a really good home.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Trace4J said...

Oh friend..
Ya know we all just love you here in BLOGLAND!
And in all of our hearts and prayers.
Love all you make and create.
Please enter me talented friend.
Giant Squeeeze the fiber fill stuffin HUGS!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marie, I love her, I think she wants to fly to Winnipeg, :) ) please enter me in your wonderful giveaway....for a second chance I will do a post next week.....Happy Weekend, Hugs Francine.

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Marie, I am so happy to see you crafting and creating again. I know it has been a long rough road for you. That witch is so adorable, I would love to be entered in your givaway! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the summer. hugs, Lecia

Primlish ♥ said...

You had me as soon as I saw that NOSE!! She is gorgeous!!! And her little pumpkin purse is adorable!!
Have a wonderful getaway and get lots of prims, you deserve it!
Hugs to you and take care!

Karen said...

Oh you sweet heart, with all you have going on you are still thinking of us!
She is just beautiful - well as much as a witch can be..lol
I'd so love to be entered but I can't do a blog post about her for a few day though as I'm on my way up north and won't be at my computer for a couple more days yet, but I'd still love to be considered!

I'm so happy you are finally being able to put things behind you - not an easy thing to do is it?

Hugs and blessings,
Karem

Gayle said...

I'm a quilter & a rug hooker - plus many other crafts - but I do NOT make dolls so it would be so fun to win this little lady from you! Please enter me and thanks for the chance. I'm a follower (of course)

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh sweetie I've been were you are so hard to get past the anger of it all.One day you just have to say it's not going to control you anymore.(gotta admit lil glimmers still pop in my mind almost daily and it's been 3 years) Anyhoo Fall is on the way and I'd love your witchy gal to fly over and find her home here.Fingers crossed.Hugs!~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hey Silly~Fall Creativity Girl!! Giggles! Well Sweetie enter me in this giveaway~ Please oh, please~ i want to give her a happy home~ She would fit right in at the homestead~ Look for a post of my own about fall~ & I will be giving you another comment when I do~
hugs to you for you silly creativity I luv it!!
smiles
Teresa

bettyj said...

Okay! I will do a blog post about what I like best about fall, but I don't know how to do the link.lol I know you are laughing, but I am blog illiterate all I can do is write them. Love your creations, but love even more you are rising above "the stuff." Remember the cream always rises to the top!'(((hugs))))

Linda said...

I would love to give Sarah the good witch a home! Hope you have a very relaxing weekend and come home with some new treasures!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh...Marie, I can definitely relate to the mess craft room(s) - yes,mine spills over into the kitchen at times. I have to stop at least once a month and clear and organize my sewing room so I can find things! It's just what we crafters to...create and create a mess!
Love your new witchie poo and her cutie necklace. I'd love a chance to win. It's late tonight, so I will try to get a post done by Monday, as we have plans for the weekend.
Thanks so much! I'll be back........

Allison said...

I love your witch so prim and the cute jackolantern hanging on her. Glad I'm not the only messy crafter.
Sending you peace as you work through this emotional time.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I can empathize with your frustrations. They never let go, do they? Sooooo, I guess we have to. It never really goes away. We just have to shove those feelings down and smile. You have such a positive outlet. Your crafting is superior to anything out there. Just look at all you do! That ought to make you smile! Love you, Marie.

Lynn said...

Sorry to hear that you are having a rough time of it! I hope things look up for you soon! I would love to give the witch a home here on the wienne ranch! I promise to take good care of her and the furbabies will not have be able to play with her. Sometime their play leaves their toys with can I say missing ears, legs, or eyes! Have a wonderful week and also August is my birthday month! on the 18 I will be 48!
Hugs,
Lynn

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

OLM~ Girl I did it ~ posted on my blog~ just so ya know it is your fault when I decorate this weekend for fall~ giggles~
thanks Sweetie for the giveaway~
All Good luck~
smiles
Teresa

Theresa said...

Love your work.
I have a brother who is 45 and lifelong addict. He has caused worry, grief and anger for the past 30+ years. Mercifully he does not have children.

Hopefully,in time you will be able to remember some goods things about her and put aside the bad.

bettyj said...

I did it too. almost forgot to post it. My bad.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Jumping through hoops for you..smile..Amy
http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/2013/07/old-lady-morgan-wants-to-know.html

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Came over from Amy's! I can't think about fall with this 90 degree heat lol it I love your witch! I keep some Halloween out all year! I am a new follower!

Xo

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such a wonderful giveaway!!!
I would be honored to be entered in!!!
I've been trying to find Netty LaCroix patterns can you give me a clue where I can find them?
Hope your having a fun weekend and you find lots of wonderful prim treasures!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Sherry Lykins said...

I am a new follower and would love to give her a new home!! Thanks for the giveaway!! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

Danice said...

'So glad that you are feeling better Marie. Sarah the Witch is so darling! I am a follower and shared on my sidebar. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you. Prim blessings :)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Marie, I' m back, did my post this morning for a second chance to win your wonderful prim witch......http.// primitivestars.blogspot.com. 2013/07/old-lady-Morgan-wants-to-know.html. Blessings Francine.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Here's a link to my post Marie! Thanks so much!
http://ravenwoodwhimzies.blogspot.com/2013/07/olm-giveaway-what-i-love-about-fall.html

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

I would love to give Sarah a home:)
Thanks so much for the chance! Here's to a brighter 2014!
~Lori

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a hard thing to go through. I'm a new follower and love your newest creation! I would be happy to give her a good home! Thank you! Sweet hugs!

Earlene Landis said...

Marie enter me too please. You got me itching for Fall...especially with your wonderful misfit pumpkins!!!
Hugs
Earlene

usagypsy said...

I would love to be entered to win your "spooky" witch :) I adore her and I think she needs to come to my house and help me scare all the little kiddies this lovely halloween season. I am a new follower via bloglovin. I'm sorry for the loss of your sister. I also lost my sister several years ago. I still miss her, but it does get easier.

mlogan298 said...

Love the witch, hate to think about fall already! too soon! but do love the witch!

donna bailey said...

Love this witch. I have had a really bad summer and now I am ready for fall decorating. This would look so dashing on my front door. Love it!!! P.S. I have never won anything in my life :( How sad is that?

Primsdownintheholler.blogspot.com
Donna Bailey

donna bailey said...

Okay OLM, Check out my blog. I posted why I like fall. Think you might find it interesting.

http://primsdownintheholler.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=4z4YWEABAAA.BRE5H587-rqpet-ZcpxxNw.Sa9yDr7dp4huOh6mC59emg&postId=3280827073050996156&type=POST

Thanks sweetie, have a great week.

Melissa said...

Haha!! I am laughing right now because your kitchen table/crafting area looks just like mine right now, I know not really funny, but I cant help it.. I've tried being an organized crafter it just doesn't seem to work out :-) It looks like a craft store exploded inside of my kitchen! I love the Halloween doll and would love a chance to win her, please enter me in the contest.. Thank you so much!! :-)

Melissa said...

I just posted why I like fall on my bog.. I hope you enjoy! :-) http://hickorycreekprims.blogspot.com/2013/08/old-lady-morgan-wants-to-know.html

kim whaley said...

Halloween is my 4 year olds favorite and she has a nickname for any ghost skull or witch I decorate with. I have just started primitive decorating my house this year and would love to win this witch. It would be fun to hear her name when my grandbaby she's the new addition to her family. I have not left a blog about fall yet but hope to do this soon and thank you for the chance to win your lovely craft for my home

Rebecca said...

OOOh Marie, would love to win her! Adore all of your fabulous creations!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful give away. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Fall and this would be a great addition to my Halloween collection and I would give her a great home.

I am bad about posting as only have a few followers so I will only get one entry. :o)

Thank you!

Michelle

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Marie,
I would love to give that "beautiful Witch" a home. She is just so adorable! Hope things are getting better for you soon. Blessings,
Linda

Sandi said...

I would love to give this little witch a home!
she's wonderful :)

Sandi