Saturday, February 26, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

 Check out Ravenwood Whimzies for her Random Acts of Kindness give-away.  It's a terrific idea.  I don't know about you, but I enjoy getting little gifts unexpectedly.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grand Opening

Opening on March 1, 2011 is the new Prim Nest blog. It's an opening I don't want to miss. From the sounds of it, you will find Primitive, Folkart, and Vintage designs many different artisans "very exciting, don't you think"....  You can check it out right now, it's not complete but you can get a sneak peak. There is also a give-away that you won't want to miss. So, take some time right now and check it out by clicking on the Prim Nest it will bring you right over. And lastly, don't forget to sign up for the newsletter.  Oh yes, they are also on Facebook.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Shame on those who commit design theft....

While blog hopping today I came across Soft in the Head and a post from February 10, 2011.  It seems that one of her designs has been copied and the person selling the design sold it as their own.  This is very sad and I should hope this person would have enough of a conscience to apologize for what they have done.  I won't post the website on my blog as Soft in the Head has posted it on theirs.  Please go to Soft in the Head and read her post and take the time to leave a comment in support of design theft. Those with the talent to make their own designs have the right to expect that their designs not be copied.  All I can say is shame on know who you are!!!!

Giveaway at Primitive Quilts and Projects

Judy at Primitive Quilts and Projects is having a giveaway on her blog.   She is looking for more followers and hopes that this giveaway will bring them.  The giveaway will end on Presidents day so visit soon.  Good luck

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Getting a head start...

Does anyone have any pointers that they would like to share.  I have sent in my application to do a fair in November.  I haven't done a fair in about 5 years.  I told myself I was done, I wasn't going to do another one.  I can't do it, I have to do a fair.  I miss the people,  the all around commeradery of the set up and the fun of it all, and I just can't stand it.  I'm missing out on all the fun.
It's a 3 day fair so I need time to get it all done.  I'm giving myself plenty of time to get my product made, tagged, and/or bagged and put away till the big event.  My problem is I procrastinate, so I have to come up with a plan and/or strategy on how I'm going to do all this.  I figure if I do it all in steps I should be all set.
This is my plan.....

  • Step 1 - cutting out the patterns
  • Step 2 - stitching pieces together
  • Step 3 - stuffing all pieces and attaching (arms, legs, heads & such)
  • Step 4 - staining
  • Step 5 - painting
  • Step 6 - accessorizing (trinkets, clothes, embellishments & such)
  • Step 7 - a sigh of relief (it's done)

Does anyone have any tips that they would like to share.  I can use all the help that I can get, after all it's been 5 years, I'm sure things have changed.  I'm open to any ideas, tips, or anything that you'd like to share.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

And the winner is....

Sorry for the delay ladies....the weather didn't allow me to leave work in time for the drawing....but it's done now and the lucky winner is......"Donna @ Back In Tyme Primitives".....
All I need is your full name and mailing address and your surprise will be mailed out.
Due to the weather conditions in our great state of New Hampshire it most likely won't get to the P.O. until Thursday the 3rd....looking forward to 14 more inches of snow.  We'll see if the weather man is right.