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Thursday, March 31, 2011

I am ready for Spring!!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Has Sprung at the Primitive and Folk Artist Celebration


Take a peek at just a few of the offerings that will be included in the first Spring celebration of the PAFA.  There will be something for everyone!  Head over to the Primitive and Folk Artists blogsite to get a peek.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Celebrate with TWO Give Aways!



WOW!  It is hard to believe how fast time flies.  April 6, 2011 will be my one year anniversary selling my wares on Etsy.  As I have mentioned before the learning curve for me was huge.  I have mastered turning on the computer and even sending an e-mail or two!  Then there are you, the wonderful friends I have met on line who have supported my endeavors and answered so many questions.  I could not have done it without all of you!
So to celebrate  I will be having two drawings.  One in honor of the one year anniversary and one for Easter.  Due to postage costs this will be open to US and Canada only.
The Bunny Couple above will be one of the give away gifts.  It is a design by Angie Black and hand painted on fiberglass black screen and then framed in a reclaimed handmade (by my dad) wood frame.  It measures 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches and has a hanger on the back.



The second give away is for the Easter Egg Hunt sign that measures 14 inches long and has a white wire to hang with, a funky flower magnet, and a prim shelf sitter bunny that has been cut (by my husband) out of one inch pine.  The bunny was then painted and stained and has a flower and leaves glued into place.


Here are the rules:
  • Be a follower of this blog
  • Visit my Etsy site  and let me know what your favorite item is
  • Tell me what your favorite Easter candy is (mine is the Robin Egg Whoppers by the handful)
  • Please share with all your friends and post to side bars
The give away will end April 3, 2011 and the winner announced on April 4, 2011.  This will give my kids each a turn of pulling a name out of a hat!
Thank you for all your support and I am looking forward to meeting many more friends in the next year!  Good luck to everyone!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

READY FOR SPRING!!!

I hate to whine and complain but we have had all winter to have snow and I feel really bad for all of you in the Midwest that got all the snow.  But the forecast here is for snow tonight and into tomorrow!
NO, I am ready for Spring!  Winter had it's chance...bring on the sun and warmer temperatures.
Well at least I have been painting for Spring.  A couple of new listings on Artfire and Etsy.  Hopefully this will help bring on SPRING!


Anybody else ready for Spring?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!

Wishing all my great friends a green and pinch free day!!
Enjoy your day and my the luck of the Irish be with you.
(I hope they are a lucky bunch.)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

10 Ways to be a Total Cliche on St. Patrick’s Day


Great article at BY YOUR HANDS blog about the ways to by total cliche on St. Patrick's Day.
It is the proper thing to do.  My kids drink Sprite because it comes in a green bottle. 
I got a kick out of it.
Enjoy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pay it Forward 2011


Pay It Forward 2011

I have never participated in a PIF (Pay it forward) before, but when I saw this on Icehouse Crafts blog and then on  Tins and Treasures  blog, I was curious and interested. So I hopped on over to Natalie's blog to see what it was all about and decided it was time to play and pay it forward.


How it all works:

The first 5 people that comment on this post will receive something handmade from yours truly. But first you have to write a blog post explaining "Pay it Forward 2011". Then you will send out a handmade gift to the first five visitors who leave a comment on your blog post. Please leave a way to contact you too.  Your handmade gift does not all have to be in the mail tomorrow, so take your time in creating your heartfelt treasures. This is a great way to meet new friends and share a little bit of yourself with them.

Remember it's not the size of the gift but the thought that counts...so let's all have fun and Pay it Forward!

Edited to add: Please everyone that is signing up to Pay it Forward only do so one one blog. The whole idea is for one act of kindness to grow into 5 and then that 5 to grow into 25 and those 25 to grow into 125 and those 125 to grow into lets see if I can do the math on this...625 and so on and so on.
This can be a great thing!!
Barb

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring and Easter Celebration of the Old Farmhouse Gathering on Etsy!!




Beginning this Friday, March 11 through Friday, March 25, the annual Old Farmhouse Gathering Team's Spring/Easter Celebration on Etsy will be here, and it promises to be better than ever! Brand new creations from all the artist and it includes loads of fun decorations!!

You may find the items created by this talented group of artists by typing "SECOFG" in your search beginning this Friday, and there will be treasuries spotlighting their primitive and folk art wares.

Spring is just around the corner! Out with the old and in with the new! Many of these creations can be used as gifts too. So take a moment come Friday and check out all the fun things that will be offered!!



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Craft Show Time

This little guy will be a give away at the Simple Treasures Boutique in Ogden so sign up if you live in this area and can make it to the show!!  Click on the link above or on the button on the side bar to directly take you to the sign up page.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The cutest Bunny arrived at my house Today!!

I do not think photos do justice to most things and I have to tell you this photo is no exception!  This little bunny arrived at my house today and is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time.  (Sorry kids)
I was the lucky winner of one of Mamaws Creations!

If any one has any question about my sewing ability you know it is non-existent. (I get the sewing machine out and kids run from the room...no ones happy if Mom is not happy.)
So it amazes me what people can do with fabric!
This little bunny comes with a load of personality too-just look at that face!

But we are not done yet.  This big floppy eared bunny was in the same package. 
  Well my smile widened and a giggle popped out and my husband thought I was nuts until he saw this.  "That is really cute!" 

AWWW...just look at that face! 
Maire has so much talent.  How do you give critters such personality?!  But she does it.  She has some of the cutest critters in her collection!
You need to check out her blog and also her selling blog at:
You will not be disappointed!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pinch Proof!! A bit o'green you can wear and avoid the pinch!


This little pin will keep you from being "PINCHED" this St. Patrick's Day!!
The complete tutorial is located on The Old FarmHouse Gathering Blog site.
Or change it up to make a magnet for a hostess gift if you are going to celebrate with family or friends.
The photo below is the same shamrock as the pinch proof one above only glued onto a one inch square piece of wood then a magnet applied to the back! 

ENJOY and for heavensake don't get pinched!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS...

Doris of  iplayoutsidethebox.blogspot.com!!  Thank you to all that participated and told me about your traditions on St. Patrick's Day!  I will be adding Horseradish and green milk to the menu!  The blarney will happen and the corn beef will be eaten!   But until then think green and enjoy your day!