Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Itty Bitty Christmas Tree...

The livingroom in my new house is actually smaller than the livingroom I had in my apartment, so I can't fit my 7 1/2 foot Christmas tree in it!

I mean I probably could, if I change everything around but I don't really want to do that.

So I bought this little 2 foot tree at the Flea Market for $2. I also got the crock that it's sitting in for $4.

I miss my big tree but there's something cozy about the little one, too!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I somehow managed to lose a 3 inch needle yesterday while stitching!

What do you wanna bet it's gonna end up in someones a$$?


Friday, November 23, 2012

Give-Away Winner!

Hi All,

Hope everyone enjoyed Black Friday! LOL

Thanks so much to everyone who left a comment on my blog to enter the Give-Away...

I will definitely not wait so far and between to have another one!

The winner of my Give-Away is:

Please email me your address at: and I will happily send you your dollies!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Craft Show Help...?

Hey Girls,

First let me say that I am still having trouble with Photobucket and being able to upload my templates in their original size... I am losing my patience with it, honestly, but there is nothing I can do as of the moment. The woman that is helping me asked me to send her the file I was trying to upload... she successfully added it to my album but unfortunately, that does not help me... I have a few more I would like to add.

Onward: I have a couple of questions for all you ladies that do craft shows, if you would be so kind as to add your input. I stitched about 40 pillows for the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays this year... but I never completed them... so I am thinking about just going and going and maybe doing a craft show next year.

Now, I have never done a craft show before but I am thinking of just completing my pillows (and framed stitcheries) and making some dolls, bowl fillers, possibly some quilted table runners/wall hangings, room sprays and maybe even some dough ornies. I do work about 50 hours a week outside the home but I am thinking that if I work on this stuff throughout the year, I should have a pretty good inventory.

 I would have to stay in my area and would absolutely LOVE to do the Sturbridge, MA fair (I'm going this weekend and I can't wait!)

So my questions are:

Are craft shows worth your time and effort?

Has anyone ever regretted doing it?

Can anyone tell me how to get started on being accepted to a craft show?

Also, do you accept credit cards and if so, how would I go about setting that up?

Anyone help that you can give would be VERY MUCH appreciated!

Thank you!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Give-Away Time!


It has been FOREVER since I have had a Give-Away! I FINALLY made some time to get some crafting done... simply leave a comment and the winner will be chosen randomly by their post number.

In this Give-Away are 2 hand-made dolls:

The larger one is 18 inches and her dress is gingerbread men with a coordinating green homespun gingham trim and adorned with a rusty star.

The smaller one is 13 inches and she has a green check homespun top with a coordinating snowflake dress and is adorned with a rusty bell.

The rules for my Give-Away are as follows:
1. Must be a follower of my blog
2. Must leave a comment to be entered
3. Must live in the United States (Sorry!)

And that's it!
I will accept comments for the Give-Away until Friday, November 23rd at 8pm, when I will post the winner!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

More Flea Market Finds...

Pumpkin Welcome Door Hanger: $1.00

Primitive Star Boxes: $5.00

Angel Collector Picture: $2.00

Primitive Washboard: $4.00

Primitive Crocks: 25¢ each.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Autumn/Thanksgiving Graphic

Here is a new Autumn/Thanksgiving graphic I made today... just right click and 'Save'.

I will be posting new templates and directions soon... I am just waiting for some help from Photobucket... it seems I can't upload my templates in their original size (even though I have a Pro Account with them)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Follow Up To 'Stupid Ads'...

Just want to thank everyone for their input regarding my last post about the 'Stupid Ads'

It's so weird because I still see them but they just started showing up yesterday... I currently use Google Chrome for my default browser but I think I will install Firefox and see if that helps... I don't think it's my browser, though, because I am only seeing these ads on Blogger.

Well, anywho... I FINALLY got the code down for applying my templates... the directions are slightly different because the codes are now much longer than the ones that are compatible with the 'Minima' template (which Blogger no longer offers)

It's going to be a LOT of work to re-write the codes for my existing templates but luckily, there aren't that many.

I am working on 2 new templates right now for the season and will be posting the new directions when I post the templates. 

Hope everyone has a HAPPY SUNDAY!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stupid Ads?

What's with these stupid ads at the top of Blogger? You can't even close them out! It's our computer screens... I think we should have the choice as to what we want to see and not see on our screens.

I click AD OPTIONS and then click 'X' to close and... nothing... the ad just comes right back!


It's in the way of my graphic... looks like I will have to re-arrange that, too!

Blogger used to be so awesome.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bummer & New Christmas Graphic

Hello Everyone,

Finally got my computer back! Good news is... it's running like new and the cost was minimal. 

The bad news is... it had to be wiped out so I lost a LOT of files... Bummer.

Anyway, I have some more Flea Market finds to share... I will be posting those pics soon.

I still have yet to perfect the new directions for applying my templates... I haven't had my computer to do so but now that it's fixed... it shouldn't be long (Sorry!)

In the meantime, here is a little Christmas goody for you... I can't believe it's November already!

Have a great night. :-)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Flea Market Finds...

Hello Blog World,

My puter is in the shop... hopefully it will be fixed by Monday so I can get my new graphics on! I am using my computer at work right now...

Anyway... just wanted to share these cool flea market finds...

I got the Americana pillow for 25¢
and the old toolbox for $2.00!
I stuffed it full of these awesome hand-made
stars from this cool seller on Ebay.

Lovin' it!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I just want to say thank you for all the nice comments on my previous post! If anyone out there is thinking about doing it... I encourage you to do so!

It is very hard at first but once you lose those first few pounds... it motivates you like crazy and before you know it... you will have reached your goal!

I'm still working on perfecting the code to apply my templates, so bear with me... shouldn't be long now.

Have a great night, everyone!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What I Was Doing While I was MIA From Blogger

Ok Girls,

Usually when someone posts a BEFORE & AFTER picture on a prim blog... it's a prim item... but today... I am posting a BEFORE & AFTER picture of me.

(I do actually have some pics of new prims that I will share soon, LOL)

Last Spring, I decided to create some 'ME' time... my boys are 16 now... pretty much doing their own thing and my husband and I work opposite shifts so I decided that it was a good time to do this.

Now, I work full-time (outside the home) and also I waitress part-time, too.... and as we women know... taking care of family and home doesn't leave a lot of time for much else but...

My sister had to have hip-replacement surgery (she is only 47) and is soon going in for the other one... watching her go through that made me realize that I want to be HEALTHY and energetic (although, what she went through really had nothing to do with health) but you understand what I mean.

So I decided to start exercising and eating healthy... now I had tried that before but always tanked... but this time... (watching my sister not being able to even walk for months) - it just did something to me and I stuck with it.

So, here is me in the Summer of 2011: (GULP)

And here is me in Summer of 2012: (YAY!)

I lost 23 pounds and I have to say, I feel AMAZING... 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Couple Of New Autumn Graphics


Here are a couple of new Autumn graphics. Feel free to grab them for your blog or website. If you can grab a logo from 'My Logos' page-that would be great.

As I said in my earlier post, I am working on new directions on how to apply my templates (now that Blogger no longer has the 'Minima' template)... I pretty much have it figured out but am testing a little more to be sure.

Also, will have lots of Christmas graphics coming soon!


Working On Applying Templates

Hello Blog World,

I have been working on how to apply my templates (now that Blogger no longer has the 'Minima' template)... I think I pretty much have it figured out but I have to do a couple of more 'run tests' to be sure... then, of course, it's a matter of re-writing the codes for the already existing templates on my blog.

Also, I will be posting some holiday graphics soon.

Hope everyone has a great night!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'm Baaaaaaaaaack!

It seems Blogger has changed things up a bit so let me figure out how to apply my templates and I will post new directions on how to do so.

Also, will be posting new Holiday graphics soon!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Graphics...

Hi Everyone!

What a BEAUTIFUL day here in New England! It's absolutely freezing out right now but Spring is definitely in the air!

Here are a few new graphics I made today... feel free to grab them for your blogs or websites...

If you could grab one of my logos too, that would be great! You can find one under 'My Logos' page.

Hope everyone is having a glorious weekend!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Prim Pip Berries Template FIXED!

Hi Girls,

Thanks so much for your sweet comments and for letting me know that the code for the Prim Pip Berries template was incorrect! 

I usually test them to make sure but I didn't today...

It is fixed now and I did test it... it's working correctly!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Primitive Blog Templates...

Hi Everyone!

Life has been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! I am patiently awaiting Spring... we got some snow here in New England the past couple of days but it's 46 degrees out right now and the melting has begun...(very messy out, though)


Here are 2 new prim blog templates. I have been working on some new graphics and also working on some items for Ebay... it's slow going though... just not enough time in the day!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Just copy the code beneath the template you want and paste it under the 'HTML' section of 'ADD A GADGET'. Please remember to remove any previously applied templates.

You can find directions for applying my templates here:

Spring Blessings

Prim Pip Berries

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bummer & New Spring Graphic...

Hi Everyone...

Well, my Patriots lost the Super Bowl... being a TRUE Bostonian... I hate losing to ANY New York team (LOL!) but I am a true fan and still love my team... win or lose!

Here is a Spring graphic I made today... feel free to grab it for your blog or website.

I am working on some Spring blog templates and should have them up soon... 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Listings on EBAY and Super Bowl Sunday!

Hi Everyone!

I listed some things on EBAY today... I hope you will check them out! Below, I posted some pics of a few of the items. Now, I must get ready for my Super Bowl Pizza Party!  




Friday, January 20, 2012


Ok, you know I live in New England and I LOVE football! 


I mean, really, who DOESN'T love Mr. Hottie?! (I mean, Tom Brady)