I've been horrible with blogging lately. With the new kitty and work and stuff goin' on... I just haven't had the time. Or, MADE the time I guess. But I'm back. With lots of pictures to share!
Le Le is getting so big. I've had her over two weeks and she's grown so much! What a pleasure it is, to have a cat in the house again! I lost my last cat about 10 months ago after a 19 year relationship. It was so difficult and I was sure I would never do it again, for fear of the attachment and the eventual loss... but this little sweetie has proven me wrong! I just love her! She'll be going for her shots this week. :-)
As for work, I have some new dollies to share...
They are all currently on eBay and you can find them HERE!
I'll be visiting dad for a bit today. Other than that, a nice roasted chicken w/ stuffing and gravy is on the menu for dinner. Mmmm. You can't beat the smell coming from the oven!
It's cooled down a bit here. Hopefully, we'll be seeing the last of that horrendous heat! I'm ready for Fall now. For the crisp air, pumpkins and colorful leaves!
Have a restful Sunday! I promise not to take too long in between postings next time!
Hello everyone! I've been bad w/ the blogging lately..... So sorry I haven't been in touch!I've been working on some new Autumn primitives and have been quite busy!Here's an olde guy that is up for adoption on eBay... CLICK HERE to give him a visit!I'm also very much enjoying my new kitten, "LeLe"... she is a wonderful addition to my family. She's so energetic and I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! She really brings me joy! I'm so happy I took her in!So.... other than that, nothing much to report. The garden is so overgrown because of the heat... I just can't muster up the energy to go out and cut, prune and trim. At this point, I'm quite looking forward to the crisp Fall temps!I will be in touch to post some photos of "LeLe" real soon. Time to go make dinner.... We're having Italian sausage and spaghetti tonight.. Oh, and let's not forget that wonderful garlic bread too! :-)Until then friends,Blessings,~W
Hello friends! Wow, it's been a busy week! I wanted to share some photos of my new baby, Leah... or "Le Le"...
We took her in two days ago and she's brought such joy already! I think she's about 12 wks. old. Her markings are gorgeous and she's such a playful, loving little kitten...
I had two cats that recently passed away. I have always been a cat-lover and knew I couldn't live without a furry little creature roaming my house for too long. So....... I took a leap and took her in. After losing my two cats of 14 yrs. and 19 yrs. the emotional attachment I had was so deep that I swore I'd never take in another for fearing losing it once again. But I'm so glad I did.
She attacks my feet under the covers in the morning with a great, big pounce and wakes me to her little purr and I'm in heaven! She'll snuggle up around my neck when she's tired and rub her teensy little face against mine and I absolutely LOVE it!
Here she is...
What a sweetie, huh?
Other than my new addition, I've been working on some new Raggedies... You can find themHEREon eBay!
I hope you enjoy your weekend! It's nice 'n cool here today... thank goodness that oppressive humidity is gone for now at least!
Hi friends! A much cooler day today than what we've had in the past few days..... Temps are in the low 80°'s and it's comfy for a change. I don't need my knife to cut through the humidity when I walk out the door!
I hope all of you enjoyed the weekend. Saturday was such a hot day that I stayed in for most of it and crafted.
Sunday was a family day. I went to my cousin's graduation party in New Jersey and ate myself silly, as usual. :)
For now, I have two new Annies that I'd like to share w/ you! This sweet gal will be ending in a few days. She's a little cupboard doll measuring about 12". She's vintage, from her buttons to her outfit and is darling.
The next doll is a round-headed doll... she measures about 17" and is on eBay for a few more. You can visit them both by clicking on my eBay link on my home page. :)
So, for now, back to crafting. I'm working on a new giveaway that I promise I'll have finished this week. It's a Halloween primitive and I'm hoping you will enjoy it! Here's a little "sneak peek!".
Have a wonderful day wherever you are.....I will be in touch soon!
Hey friends! I'm stocking up on my fabric stash in case my Walmart decides to do away with their craft department.
One of my Walmarts already did. This one left is the only one near me. I will be so upset if they decide to do away with it.
I asked the fabric lady today if they had plans on doing away with crafts/fabric and she said she was still getting loads of fabrics in and she had no where to put them. So, hopefully, she's right and they'll keep it up. She did say they were trying to make this Walmart a Super Center with more food. I think a lot of the Walmarts are doing that and doing away with things they THINK we can do without. They have no idea how many crafters count on their fabrics! I refuse to shop at JoAnn's for fabrics until I'm forced to. I got the above fabrics for $1.50 yd. JoAnn's fabrics are about $8-$9 yd. I am NOT paying those kind of prices.
So..........with new fabrics comes new inspiration! I've completed another 17" Raggedy which will be on eBay later on tonight. She's a cutie pie! The doll hair I use is from CLOTH DOLL HAIR SUPPLIER... I highly recommend Susan's products! Her link is at the bottom of my homepage if you are interested!
I hope your week is going well so far. It has cooled down a little bit here in Philadelphia... only in the mid-80's right now. It's a bit of a relief. It's so hard to do anything when it's 100°. I lose my energy and inspiration.
My son went on a trip last Friday to Maine. To Cape Elizabeth. Wow, what a beautiful area. The pictures are just lovely. The beaches look a bit rocky though. Not like the beaches here in the New Jersey area.
He saw a lot of beautiful wildlife, ate a lot of seafood and had a great time. And although he's 18, I missed him like crazy! He called a couple of times a day to say hi and missed me too. I am so lucky to have the bond we share. I am truly blessed and couldn't ask for more. So anyway, he arrived home last night.
I have been working on Raggedies... Cleaning my craft room was such a wonderful idea. I organized, re-arranged and got everything in order and now, I am so inspired. There was a short period of time where no ideas were forthcoming. If you are having problems like that, I highly recommend a good clean-out and fresh start. It worked wonders!
So here is my latest little baby. She's 15" and has a round head. Isn't she sweet? The apron on this doll is from an antique clothespin bag... when I tell you it shreds like paper from dry rot, it does! LOL I tore it to make a rough hem and poof! Some dust flew about and a baby could have ripped it! But I love using authentic materials. Afterall, I'm not making new dolls, I'm making reproductions of primitive dolls, right? :)
She'll be on eBay tonight, starting at .99¢ if you want to give her a visit. There are three other Annies on eBay as well! My eBay link is on the right side of my homepage!
I'm going to bid you goodnight now. My eyes are sleepy and I've had enough for the day. Time to shut down. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week my friends!
Oh, by the way, I had my first tomato sandwich today.........WOW! THAT'S what I wait for all year long. Is there anything better?
Hello everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend so far.
I was up quite early today working on a new Raggedy for eBay... She'll make her debut tomorrow!
Today will be a lazy kinda day. I'm lunchin' w/ my very oldest friend, Donna. We grew up together on the same street and were very close. Now thirty some years later, I'm very much looking forward to our lunch and get-together!
After that, I'll be headed to the craft store... because I'm pretty much in need of everything. I don't normally use a lot of paint in the non-Fall seasons but with Fall coming... the paint will be splattering! LOL Oh, and if I don't get thread for the machine, nothing will be happenin'.
I have a new Raggedy on auction now... she's a large, round-headed gal w/ vintage clothing and buttons. You can click HERE to pay her a visit.
I will catch up with all of you a bit later on. I'll be working on my next giveaway, to be announced by Monday. Check back to see what will be offered! :-)
First, let me thank Jodi of RAGEDDY HAVEN for this beautiful Annie that I won in her giveaway! Isn't she just adorable? I am not usually a lucky kind of person, but got lucky to win this adorable little treasure.
Secondly, I received my swap box today from Tracy Mejias and absolutely love it all! She sent me delicious tarts and candles that smell so yummy! If you know me, then you KNOW I am always burning something in the house, whether a tart or candle. I love scents! Thank you Tracy for the lovely swap items.
I am currently working on a new Raggedy..... she should be finished by tomorrow. She's a larger, round headed doll w/ vintage clothing and buttons... take a peek atmy eBay! I'm also finishing up some special orders for some teddy bears and little Fall mice. I have them listed on my blog's homepage if you are interested! They are terrific scattered about your fall prims and pumpkins! A set of 5 is $25. Email me on Facebook to order!
I wish all of my friends a wonderful weekend! Before you know it, Fall will be here. Get out and enjoy the summer weather while we have it!
Although the temps are outrageously high, inside my little craft room there are signs of Fall!It won't be long folks! We'll have those crisp temperatures, the smell of fireplaces in the air, vivid leaves a fallin' and pumpkins on the porch!Here are a few photos of my creations so far... you'll find them HERE!Stay cool, shop with me and start your fall collection of primitives!! Blessings,~W
Well, the time has come for another one of my giveaways!
Here's an extremely primitive, plump ole pumpkin with a Fall Crow! Perfect for that sideboard, hutch, cupboard shelf or farmtable!
This piece measures approx. 10" high by 11" wide and will come to you signed, numbered and dated.
There's some "Autumn" sweet annie tucked in with some olde burlap leaves that have been wired so you can position them! And the hangtag reads: "Merry Harvest"...
All you have to do is comment below and if you want more chances to win this harvest pumpkin, post this photo on your blog with this link and/or your facebook wall or group page. Let me know what you've decided to do so I can enter you appropriately.
The contest will run from now until July 14th. I'll randomly choose a winner on the 15th and notify you by email. Please leave your email if you don't already have one linked to your account.
Good luck! Fall is almost here! :-) A Merry Ole Harvest-Thyme to Ya!
I must say, I have been neglecting my blog and my work these past few days......the weather has been too beautiful to be indoors.
The humidity has been low, the skies, a crystal blue and it feels more like September than July.
My apologies for the lack of updates. Sometimes the old brain needs a little vacation before whipping up new and exciting ideas.
So, I'm back. I made a great fall piece today. A fantastic, olde, distressed pumpkin, witch hat and mouse. Click my eBay link to visit the auction tonight at 10 EST. :-)
But before I did that... I wandered about in the garden... looking at all of my hard work come to fruition.
These baby American Robins are living in my garden. Running about in the ivy and mint. Sitting atop my chaise lounge... pooping on it, of course. But no worries. They are too cute to shoo them away. This shot I must say looks professional. And that never happens when I take a photo. The lighting was just so right and the coloring on this sweet baby... well. You don't get much better than that. How sweet. He doesn't even have a tail yet. Just born probably 1-2 wks. ago. :-)
I love watching them. They get into trouble, just like toddlers. LOL Here's another photo.. of the other baby. Sitting on my trumpet vine stalk. They let me get so close to them. It's amazing how innocent and trusting they are.
A baby Cardinal actually flew up to the Robins and the Robins thought the Cardinal was going to feed them. The baby Cardinal had no idea what was going on either!
I'm so happy to provide all of the things to make these birds feel comfortable in my garden. Shelter, water, food. They bring such smiles to my face each time I see them.
On another note, the tomatoes are growing each day. I am so looking forward to my tomato sandwiches. Mayo, white bread, salt, and maybe some American cheese and I'm a happy camper. These are beefsteak which are perfectly meaty for a sandwich. Not a lot of seeds and water inside.
And the Zinnias.....I just love them. They are one of my favorite olde-fashioned flowers. So beautiful! This orange is so vivid. The butterflies love the little yellow flowers in the center. :-) I grow them from seed each year and anxiously await which colors will show their faces. So far, I got a beautiful antique white one, a hot pink and a couple of beautiful hot orange. :) Hopefully, I'll get at least one cherry red!
So.........that's what I've been up to. I hope you will enjoy your holiday weekend. Please be safe and have fun and I'll be talking to you again real soon!
Good morning everyone! It has cooled off a bit here in Philly... We had some major thunderboomers yesterday from all of the humidity and today seems like it's gonna be a beautiful day! I wanted to list some dolls that will be ending on eBay within the next couple of days, in case you are interested.
This sweet Annie w/ her Vintage bear will be ending in 2 days... if you like her she is a buy it now for $89.95, free US shipping. Click HERE to visit her!
And a sweet ole prairie stump doll... she's on eBay at a low price! She has vintage clothing and antique clothespin arms.. Click HERE to visit her!
Love extreme primitive dolls? THIS is the one for you! on Ebay at .99¢! Click HERE to pay her a visit! She is wearing vintage clothing and is a real mess! Her face is primitively stitched and her hair is ragged and sparse! What a sweetie!
All doll hair used is from Cloth Doll Hair Supplier! Check her out on Facebook! GREAT doll hair!
Well, I'm off to finish some swaps! I hope you enjoy your day in your neck of the woods!
Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me! My name is Wendy and I am a self-representing folk artist who loves to re-create antique dolls, Raggedies and pieces of the past. I have been creating ever since I could hold a pencil and crayon and work with all mediums.
I am the owner of PRIMITIVES FROM THE ATTIC and you can find my work on eBay! Most of my auctions start at .99¢! I also run a group page on Facebook.. please come and join us!