Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

I thought I would share our photos of our little people with fur. Every December, for I don' t know how many years, all the little people with four legs that live here must wear something Christmas and have their picture taken.  As you can tell from their expressions they are not too happy, but they do cooperate  for at least three takes.Also is a picture of our Gingerbread Tree...I usually decorate my pencil tree that is almost 6 ft., but decided to do a smaller one this year.  When we bought our house there was a play house in the back yard and we turned it into a Gingerbread House. Each year I try to add a character. We do not leave the yard art out all year, but we leave the house as you see it.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Craft shows for 2010 are over

We finished our last show Nov 13 and 14, 2010...did 3 fall shows..people were spending and were buying the higher price items.  We sold approx. 80% of our inventory...trailer is almost account..BIG.  So I have started making some elf shoes for next year...grand kids were here today (Thanksgiving) and I gave them a set.  I have 4 more sets to make.  We love going to craft shows this time of year, and are going to Live Oak,FL on Dec 4 to check out a one day show. We are planning to do a Spring show, where we will sell outdoor decor and bird houses.  We are riding in a local Christmas parade on that night also. I will post a parade picture from last year. My husband has a 1967 Military Jeep that has been fully restored to that era and we ride in several parades during the year. I will be walking the parade (cannot throw candy out of the vehicle) route beside the jeep throwing out candy to the kids and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
I hope everyone had a good all the leftovers...I cooked a turkey breast so there is not a lot of turkey left.  Our german shepherd also had turkey...and one of the cats.  Barney, the siamese was sick today so he did not eat any..could not keep his breakfast down in his stomach.  I panicked when I saw him vomiting...he has had 2 instances of kidney stones...that is one of the symptoms.. but he did not have any of the other signs and seems o.k. tonight.
We are decorating for Christmas this weekend.  It takes my husband almost 2 days to do the outside...I do the inside.  I bring boxes in and pack up all the stuff just sitting around and then put out all Christmas...will post photos later.
I wish everyone a Wonderful and Happy Christmas Season.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Took some time off from making crafts to sell and made these little pumpkin muffins "for me".  They are so easy to make..draw a circle about 8" in diameter, make a gathering stitch around the top with needle and thread and pull tightly and make knot, paint orange and prim with tea or coffee and cinnamon, go outside and find some small twigs for stems and glue in top, and finally add some green moss around stems and line an old rusty muffin tin with gray simple and quick.
I made several of these using a pattern from Olde Country Cupboard.  My husband made the box from old weathered wood. I added prim candy canes, christmas tree, greenery, moss. The sign  is made from muslin and stitched. 
My husband cut these stockings and bells from wood and I painted them, and added a wire for hanging and the stockings can be personalized. 
I made several of these snowmen from a Cotton Candy Creations pattern. I used warm and natural and tea stained, and muslin for the hat -they are sitting in a green xmas wreath and dusted with mica flakes.
I made these mittens from flannel and put in a santa and snowman and pip berries for the upcoming craft shows, just a little over 2 weeks away.
This type cactus grows along to road by my house.....lots of them in South GA. The winter weather does not affect them. The college here -ABAC- grows cactus  larva. Someone from the college comes out about every 3 months to  take cuttings from the new growth to feed to the larva.
My first order of Morning Glory stuffing from Amazon was delivered by Fed X yesterday.  I am continuing to contact WalMart for them to sell it.  Marshall Dry Good, the maker of MG wants it to be sold by WM also.  Please continue to contact WalMartand ask them to stock the stuffing again. You  can also send an email to: - she will collect emails and present them to WalMart.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Morning Glory Stuffing

Amazon has reduced the price of the 5 lb box of Morning Glory Stuffing from $29.99 to $14.99, with free shipping of $25.00 or more.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pumpkin Head Doll

I decided to take a break from crafts for upcoming shows and make something for myself.  I made this pumpkin doll, about 25 inches long. Her dress is a halloween fabric with spider web fabric for the bodice; I attached a yo-yo just down from the neck and orange rickrack at the waist.  I used a cinnamon stick for the pumpkin stem. She is holding a kitten with a cheesecloth neck tie with a rusty bell.  Well back to crafting...I only have 2 shows left this year.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's been a while since I posted, picking tomatoes...freezing goal was 25 quarts...I have 24 now. It has been so HOT here in south GA 100 to 104 degrees, and the vegetable garden has almost stopped producing. The tomato plants still look good and have plenty of blooms but I don't know it they will produce because of the heat.  Update on the opossum....he's back...he came back the next day; so now we are feeding him at night. He stays under the house; there's a ventilation hole with screen over it and he pushes it over and comes in the garage and eats.  I gave him ferret food one night and he refused to eat it...but he loves cat food.
I have also been busy making dolls and wood crafts for shows...the first one is only a month away. Here's a couple of pics. The large doll is made from a pattern from Kats Country Prims and the prarie dolls are made from a Sweet Meadows pattern. I decided to put faces on are they still prarie dolls?  Primitive crafts are not that popular here and one of the reason I did faces is because people will make the remark....these dolls do not have any faces.  Ornies with just the head of a doll also gets quite a few remarks.  But overall, I do well with the primitive line.
Have a great week everyone and get busy working on those crafts.....craft shows dates are coming up quickly and it will be Christmas before we are ready.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The tomato thief

Tomatoes are in season and so far we have picked 85 pounds from 20 plants, and there are many more to be picked. We have eaten so many bacon,lettuce and tomato sandwiches. I am freezing them...what's left...I take a big pot and fill about 2/3 with water and bring to a boil. I then put about 6 tomatoes in for about 5 minutes; remove from water and put on a towel to cool. The skin slips right off and I chop into little pieces. I then bring the chopped tomatoes to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes. I then fill the sink about 1/2 full with cold water and ice. When they are cool I fill quart bags about 3/4 and put in the freezer. I think this method is much easier than canning and they are so good in spaghetti sauce, lasagna, chile, and homemade soup. My goal is to have 25 quarts for the freezer.

After we pick tomatoes, we put them in the garage on a table to ripen. After a few days we noticed some small bites had been taken from several. We thought nothing about it..we live in the country and it's a mouse. This goes on a few days and then there are larger bites. I then put the outdoor camera in the garage and the next day I had a opossum on the picture. Last night we put the trap in the garage....does not hurt the animal in any...I love animals too much to hurt them. I put in 1/2 cup of cat food. I thought...whatever it is has been eating a lot of's time for some real food. During the night he found the food and was trapped inside the cage. The opossum was a baby...not much bigger than our 3 pound ferret. He hissed but they are harmless. When threatened they play dead. Looks like he still has his baby teeth. I took a few pictures and let him go; he ran off in the bushes.  Don't you think he is so cute?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Selling Blog

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Thursday, April 15, 2010


This is a rooster that we have made and sold over 100. My husband makes the body, legs, wings, head, and feet and I dress him in overalls and flannel shirt that I buy at the thrift store and he gets an ear of corn stuffed in his pocket. When we first started making them we put a stick of RedMan tobacco in his pocket, but it  would disappear at craft shows, so we stopped  including it.  He stands about 3 feet tall.  We started making these about 5 years ago.

Old Hutch

I talked my neighbor out of this old hutch several years ago - love the weathered, paint flaking finish. It was sitting outside under his carport and on one side most of the paint is gone due to weather and the other has most of the paint, but still crackled and flaking paint. The doors are long gone, but the hinges are still there.   I keep my pottery here and a few antiques. The top is where I keep my candles and tarts safe from inquisitive 2 cats and a ferret. I found the chair at a yard sale, paintd it red, then painted it Antique White and finished with a crackle finish and painted  some apples across the back.  I also made an apple cushion that I use sometimes.

I made these stockings a couple of weeks ago from an old man's red and white stripe cotton shirt and a piece of white with red stripe flannel, which I tea stained.  I then stuffed in the top some Christmas greenery, pip berries, Santa, the longer ones have a snowman and santa, and a primitive candy cane that I made. I  also added some rusty items, bells, stars hearts. The stockings range in size from 17" to 25".  I made lots of candy canes - tea/coffee stained and brushed with cinnamon - smells so good. If anyone is intrested in purchasing a stocking please email me at   I will email you some better pictures and payment is through Paypal.  Thanks to all for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Andys and Annies

Finished dols

I finally finished the little Andys and Annies - all 38. I know that if I don't go ahead and make all them at one time that I will never go back to make more.  Also  I finished some little 9" Annies - the pattern is from You Are Special. And last I finished a couple bag holders - My favorite is the one with the black background with cherries and the black and white dot top. I have bought some more fabric with larger cherries on a black backgroung that I will also be making for craft shows in the Fall.   Spring has arrived in South Georgia - daffodills have finished blooming - japanese magnolias are in full bloom, so are the crabapple trees and ornamental  pear trees.. We will be in the garden planting vegetables next month. Well, it's on to my next project - don't know what that will be yet. If you are intrested in purchasing anything just email me and I can send you some better pictures and invoice thru Paypal.  Until my next posting, take care, and enjoy this wonderful spring weather. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Annie VacuumCover

Hello to everyone from South Georgia. What a beautiful day we had today - temperature was 72. We have started working in the yard, trimming shrubs, putting out pine straw around flower beds. Spring is just around the corner, but I am not jumping into Spring just yet. There will be a few more cold days. Last year we planted our garden early (late march) and then the floods came and washed away all the seeds-- okra, squash, red potatoes, beans -- and we ended up planting the garden twice. This year we are going to wait until mid to late April.  We were also able to get a few things (birdhouses - churches - barns) stained today.
I have been working on another Raggedy Ann Vacuum Cover. I listed it today on Ebay - the number is 320499017124 - I have included a 12" annie and an annie pin that I made - my user name is primsandannies04. If you get a chance check it out - I have listed it with many photos. I like to leave the hair a little on the long side and if desired, it can be cut shorter.  I have done really well on Ebay with these - they are really time consuming - it is 53 inches long and has about 4 yards of fabric. I am making them from homespun - using some of the fabric I bought at Walmart before they closed the fabric department.  I am also finishing up 17 little 7" annies - I have already made the Andy's. These are always good sellers at craft shows.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shamrock Annie

Here's my new Annie for St. Patrick's day. She is listed on ebay, Item #320496001838 and my Ebay user name is primsandannies04

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow in South Georgia

It's really snowing in South Georgia. The forecast is for 1-3 inches. At 6:00 p.m. there was at least an inch.  I finished another Annie vacuum cover this week. If you would like to check it out on Ebay, the number is   320486792025 and my user name is primsandannies04

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Raggedy Ann Vacuum Cover

I made this Raggedy Ann Vacuum Cover last week and thought I would share it with you.  I have it listed on Ebay this week.
It is still so cold here in south Georgia - in the teens - when will it end - at least we have lots of sunshine.  The cold weather has not diminished the birds appetite.  We put the food out in the afternoon, so we won't have to go out early the next morning.  The water bowls are frozen every morning.  We bring one in at night so we can fill it and step out the back door and put it on the ground.  In about an hour, it has started freezing.
Crafts are going good - I am working on some primitive stockings that I made from old flannel (white with red stripe) and tea stained. I am also working on some black mammy bag holders that I will finish this week, and some 6" raggedy andy's.  I make a bunch at a time - I have 15 going - I have already made 10  6" annies - I have to make more of these - they sell before the andy's.
Everyone stay warm, until my next posting.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Love Old Barns - I took this picture in Tennessee