Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MoRe of My ProJeCTs.....

As promised yesterday, more pictures of what I've been working on. Believe it or not, there was more "stuff". I forgot to take pictures of some of the goodies......

Mini homespun bags....

Homespun bag with star....

Muslin Pillow with appliqued star....

Patchwork Sack Lamps....

Mini painted stars............

Sheep pillows.......

Painted Muslin Hearts.........

Large size Painted Muslin Stars....there were mustard ones too! I seem to have lost the pic.

Always Kiss me Goodnight pillows....

Be back soon!


Last day to enter my web site contest for June! HURRY!!

Hugs and Blessings,


Monday, June 29, 2009

WhAt I'Ve BeeN DoiNG....

This is one of the reasons that I haven't had much time (lately) to post or comment. Thought I would share with all you blogging buddies what I have been working on....this is part of a wholesale order that I have since finished and shipped. But this is only part of it. I will post the rest of it tomorrow.

Sheep with pockets, berries............

Bestest friends pillows...........

Burgandy Candleholders....

and Black Candleholders.....

Homespun cats......

Lots of candlekeeps..........

Always and Forever pillows with homemade heart buttons....

Some of these goodies are not offered on my web site at all, but I try to do them for the folks that make special requests for them.

Only one day left to enter June's web site contest! Better Hurry!



Sunday, June 28, 2009


Sorry, it's been a while, actually a week since I have had a chance to post. Time just flies by for me this time of year. It seems there is always something to do. I have been working on orders and trying to get some new goodies made and haven't had any time to spare. But wanted everyone to know...................

This is the web site special for this week! More than 50% off! At $6.00 each!

You can find it here:


Running off to breakfast....be back soon!




There's still time to enter my contest for June!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

SuNDaY AfTerNooN......

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you Dad's out there!!! Hope you're having a great day!

Whew! What a day I had on Saturday. A quick explanation as to why I wasn't around to change my special of the day on my web site. I'm not much of a sleeper in the best of times and lately it has gotten so much worse. If I can keep my eyes closed for a few hours at a time, I am doing really good. Yesterday morning was a disaster! Finally at 5:15 or so I pulled myself out of bed with the headache from H---! No kidding! I haven't been that sick in years, literally! Hubby didn't even mow the grass 'cause I was feeling so rotten. I was afraid that I was going to have to go to the Dr. and could barely hold my head up. But, thankfully after spending almost the entire day in bed, I felt better about 7:00 last night. It really was the strangest thing........and I can probably go the rest of my life without that experience again.

But, on to better things....


This week's Web site Special is this fabulous Grungy Prairie Dress, designed and made by me!

Only $10.00 each

You can find it here:


It really is a great piece to hang from a peg or hook. I have mine hanging on the back of my kitchen door and I love it!


Be sure and check out my Etsy shop as I have a few things there that aren't on my web site! And I will be adding new goodies all this week. You can find it here:


There's a few new things going on my web site some time this week as well........


I have to run for now.



Friday, June 19, 2009

FRiDAy SpEciAL......

Today's Web Site Special is this wonderful little sign!

Only $7.49 ea.

You can find it here:


Until later.....


Thursday, June 18, 2009

NEw on EtSY....

New on Etsy for today!
Kneeling bench.....before


Prim Wood sconce....with a few pip berries...


Finished this up today, but not sure where I want to put it. It's really pretty cool in person.

Whale tail shelf.....

with just a simple pillar candle....

Break is over....back to work for me!

Until later,


ThuRSdAY SpEciAL.........

HAPPY 5th Anniversary to Homespun and Primitives
For Today Only!
You Choose ONE Item of your Choice and SAVE 50%!

You must pay with PAY PAL and You Must Place Your Order Today.
It's very simple~place your order as usual, just DON'T pay for it! I will send you an invoice thru PAY PAL with the correct amount to pay! I can't promise, but will try to adjust the shipping charges as well!!!
Let me know if you have any questions...
Until later.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WEdNeSDaY WeB SiTE SpEciAL....

Today's Web Site Special is a fabulous set of Ragballs!

Ya get 16 that range in size from 1-2 inches! (Bowl not included)

Only $6.99 for the set!

Find them here:


They won't last long at this price!

Be back soon!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TwiCE In ONe DAy....

I have decided to re-open my Etsy shop! After giving up my booth at the Antique Marketplace~ I thought I would give Etsy another shot. There are so many things (cupboards, shelves and benches) that I can't sell on my web site because of the way shipping charges are added and calculated. And my space at Walnut Cove just isn't large enough to accomodate larger pieces. So.....I'll be offering several things that you folks haven't seen before, plus some old favorites.

Wood star with grungy candle...

Larger size bowl/cutting cupboard....

Primitive Millie Doll......

You can check out ETSY here:


The weather here has been too rainy and gloomy to take pictures today, so if I can get the pictures right, I'm putting a kneeling bench on Etsy tomorrow. I made one today in Burgandy and it turned out beautiful!!! My girls will be making a few things as well! I'm excited to see what comes of it....

I'll be back tomorrow with a Wednesday Web Site Special!!

Until then. Hugs and Blessings,


AFTERTHOUGHT......................I forgot to mention that you guys don't have to comment at the June Giveaway post to be entered....you can leave a comment at any post and I put your name into the hat. I've had so many enter this one.... that as soon as I get the email that someone left a comment~~~~I immediately add their name in the giveaway....

Thanks to all!!

TuESdAy WeB SiTE SpeCiAL........

Brought back just for Tuesday's Web Site Special !

Handmade Patchwork Runner is priced to sell at $10.00 each! Get it while you can!

You can find it here:


Look forward to hearing from y'all!


Monday, June 15, 2009

MonDAy WeB SpECiAL.......

Monday's Web Site Special!

This wonderful handmade pillow can be done the color of your choice!

Only for today at this Special price!

You can find it here:


Until later!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

SpEciAl for ToDay!

This fabulous little sign is today's Special on my web site!! ONLY $5.49 each!!

Check it out here:

Get it while you can!!
All this week I will be changing the Special everyday in honor of my 5th Anniversary! June 18th was the day that I opened in 2004! Who knew that I would still be plugging away 5 years later????
On the 18th, I will be doing something totally off the wall...so be sure and check it out on my site early in the morning on Thursday!!
Don't forget to enter this months contest! Just leave a comment here or send me an email.........
Be back later. Hugs!

Friday, June 12, 2009

ReThA CaME To ViSiT.....

Retha came by the other day to drop off a few things that I couldn't get in my car when we moved out of the Marketplace Booth....I guess she is serious about giving up the Biz, cause she brought me all these goodies to boot!

Some great wood pieces to re-do along with some frames....

Great candleholders...can you see them black with grungy candles????

Rusty bells, pins, nails, embroidery hoops and more floss than I have bought in years!! Woo Hoo!! I'll be stitchin' for months!!

Thanks bunches, Retha!

Today, I decided to get up and do a few chores around my house before I started on orders. All these treasures were piled in my dining room, so I thought I would find a place to store them. In the garage for now, maybe????? or this might be a FABULOUS time for Cait to try her hand at re-doing. She needs to learn a few things, right???

I'm gonna try to make it to Walnut Cove today as I have lots to drop off there.

Be back later, if I run across anything worthy to share. LOL!!

Hugs and Happy Friday!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

BuSy WeeK So FaR...

First of all............the critter (according to HUBBY and several other sources) is a ground hog and Thankfully, I haven't seen him since. He would not be too pleasant to my cat, so we are taking precautions to not let Ruffie outside at all. He loves to run out and grab some grass, roll on the sidewalk and come back in. But, he hasn't been allowed to in the last few days.
We have had a couple of really hot days here in K-ville and thunderstorms in the evenings. Last night, Cait and I thought we might lose our Bradford Pear Tree in the front yard. Don't think I've ever seen one bend the way it did. Tonight wasn't as bad, but we did get get quite a bit of rain.

I have been working all this week on orders from my web site, plus a huge wholesale order. ( I am so blessed to stay busy all the time) Actually, it's after 10:00 pm now and I am grunging candles!! Hubby has been in Atlanta all week and I had hoped to get lots more done in my house...but, my new medicine is STILL making me sick to take it and I haven't been as productive as I would like to have been. I had plans to paint Cait's room, but no time this week. Maybe, next week...

This is something new that I have made this week. Amy over at Just Plain Country in Walnut Cove suggested that I make these. I took one over last week and it sold the first day. I have orders for more, so I decided to offer it on my site.
You can specify your hometown or whatever city or town you choose. Makes a nice gift for someone.....
Also working on a pillow using the same concept.
Well, got to finish my candles...
Until next time.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TuESDaY EVeniNG CriTTer...

Today was one of those super hot Summer days here in NC. I think it was 90 degrees when I got up this morning. I spent the day working on orders and ran to the post office late this afternoon. It was TOO hot to even stop at Walmart on the way home.
My sister called to tell me about her shopping day....she went to Apex to check out Pam's store. Wish I couldv'e gone with her. I'm sure there's lots and lots to see at the Rusty Bucket since I was there. But, anyway...when I was on the phone, I happen to glance out the window and see this!! I ran to get my camera as I think he was posing for me!!

I don't have a clue what it is, but it seemed to enjoy some of the "Greens" outside my front door.

Closer picture......

He stayed for several minutes just lookin around. I tried to show him to Ruffie, but the cat never showed any interest at all. Believe me, this is not the norm for my neighborhood! I WILL pay close attention next time I let Ruffie go outside. This critter had some REALLY nice claws.

Well, I think the thunderstorms are moving in, so until next time.

Hugs and Blessings,


Sunday, June 7, 2009

WeB SiTE SpEciAL.....

This weeks Web Site Special!

Personalized Pillow only $12.49 each!

You can find it here:



I'll be back later with some pics of something new I'm working on.............Don't forget to leave a comment for the contest!!


Saturday, June 6, 2009


It has finally stopped raining and we actually had a nice sunny day! We had several chores around the house and I'm still dealing with the excess inventory from the Antique Marketplace Booth. My dining room has been the storage facility and it's about to drive me crazy! There's still tons of "stuff" and I don't have any extra room to store it all. Come Tuesday, I'm taking another load to Walnut Cove and see if I can get a few more things in my booth there.
A little News tidbit.....my friend Deb has opened her web site, The Carolina Peddler, again! YIPEE! She has some really unique handmade items and will be slowly adding new goodies, so check it often! You can find it here:
I want to explain again about entering my web site contest for June. You can leave a comment on every single post that I make and get entered, again and again! It's fine with me if you just say HI! I LOVE to hear from you guys, regardless! LOL! I'm so glad so many folks are excited about the giveaway!
I've been busy most of today, so this is gonna be short for tonite. Resting (sort of) and watching a Hallmark movie.
Be back tomorrow!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Kind of a dreary day for us in K-ville today! I had several errands including a trip back to Just Plain Country in Walnut Cove. I was going to add some lattice to my booth there, but couldn't find anyone that would cut it in half for me and I can't get a full sheet in my car. So, I guess I'll have to come up with PLAN B.
Since I first sat down here several hours ago, it has rained and rained. I think the forecast is for rain for most of FRIDAY. I'm thinkin' I might just stay close to home tomorrow. This has been such a busy week for me and I have accomplished alot, so maybe I'll just leisurely work on a few orders and clean my house a bit...
I have a few pictures to share.... including this crock filled with beautiful geraniums! These are SOOOO realistic, but I don't have to water them! I think they'll like living in my Dining Room....

I couldn't pass up this little crow hanger thingy.

He's so cute hanging from a little wrought iron hook along with my baskets...........

These fabulous herbs are perfect for my burgandy jug that sits on the floor in my bedroom, along with a sampler....

And my most favorite thing from Thursday's outing is this sifter thingy with a stitck. I originally thought it would fit over my Atrium doors in my breakfast nook, but it's too big....now I have to rethink where to put it.....it's over 3 feet long.......


Finally, figured out where to put my sifters from a couple of weeks ago.........in my kitchen where my Saltbox house wreath used to be.....

Got the end of my hallway pretty much like I want it....still looking for a little lamp to use as a nite lite.........love my shaker boxes and chair.

Gonna wash my kitchen floor so I won't have to do it tomorrow.

Be back soon.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MuCH WorK on WedNEsDAy....

First of all, a big Thank you to all the folks that have entered my Web Site Giveaway for June (so far).........the 5th Anniversary of my web site is coming up on June 18th. In celebration, I thought it would be nice to have a really special giveaway for it. That's why I chose the items that I did. I had no idea that the Prize Package would be such a big hit. Remember everytime you leave a comment, YOU'RE ENTERED!! Plus you can send me an email..........
Okay, on to other things............this is one of the things that I made today. I would love to get it on my web site, but I don't have a clue what to call it. Any ideas??? It is really kinda cool. I saw one similiar hanging near a fireplace, but you could hang it anywhere.

Also, I made this the other day and stained it today. My sister wanted one so I thought I would give it a shot. It pretty neat too. I think I'll call this a "Standing Towel Bar". Perfect for a tea towel or just a piece of homespun. A jar candle would be nice with it or grungy tapers, maybe.


Whew!! Finally finished up this order that I have been working on (off and on) for over a week! I have to say, everything looks so GOOD! You know how sometimes things just work out and fall into place....this was one of those times.

Pillows, Dolls, Sheep, sheep and more sheep..........

Signs and more............

Big Ol' Eme Lou and more signs...........

Gracie, Dusting caps and Dresses.....

And Finally, three table benches in assorted colors!

It's beginning to be a little stormy out, so I'll be going for now...