Sunday, March 20, 2011

Have You Ever Felt Like Someone Is Watching You?

Here I was, minding my own business..working at my computer and I felt someone staring at me. I knew it wasn't the dogs, or my husband. Hmmm...took a look out the window and I had a visitor :)

I know these guys can be nasty, but it's hard to be angry at them getting in the trash when you look at their cute little bandit faces. This one just sat and stared at me for the longest time...I'm sure they are hand-fed by neighbors around here..too tame not to be. Not something I would do myself, and I don't like to encourage them to come around. I'm always afraid the dogs will chase them and I worry about rabies.

Still, I honestly was happy it was just a racoon and not a bear...or worse!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

By Your Hands Blogspot Feature!

My dear friends and OFG sisters, Bette and Deena surprised me this St. Patty's Day with my shop being featured on their fabulous blog "By Your Hands Blogspot"! Haven't stopped smiling since I saw it posted there :)

These two talented ladies have been selecting one shop from the Old Farmhouse Gathering team weekly and doing a beautifully written, nicely done feature and I can't thank them enough for choosing my shop this week!

Come take a peek if you get a chance..they always have wonderful posts there..much to see and learn, too.


Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Time for The Old Farmhouse Gathering Spring Celebration!

Whew! We've all been burning the midnight oil, so to speak, in order to put forth our most creative Celebration yet! Comprised of more than  150 Spring and Easter primitive and country folk art Spring and Easter themed creations , this unique gathering is something you won't want to miss.

Listings will be added througout the day today, so come visit and you're sure to find that special something you've been waiting for..I know I have! (there goes my paycheck!) Clicking on the above graphic will take you directly to the Celebration pages. It doesn't get much easier than that!

I'm posting a a picture or two of some of the things I've been working on, then it's off to try to pick up the after-effects of my "creativity" husband informed me last night that our house looks like he's walked into a Michael's Store! My response to that of course is.."and that's a BAD thing"?   :D

Enjoy your weekend, and please stop by the Farmhouse if you get a chance!
My Blackened Beeswax Rabbits
Baby Duck Sarah Jane Makedo
Rabbit and Egg Lighted Cheesebox Gathering

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Get Ready for the OFG Spring/Easter Celebration!

If you're looking for some super-special creations to decorate your Spring home, or to present to a lucky friend as a gift...the wait is almost over! Beginning this Friday, March 11 through Friday, March 25, the annual Old Farmhouse Gathering Team's Spring/Easter Celebration on etsy will be here, and it promises to be better than ever!

You may find the items created by this talented group of artists by typing "SECOFG" in your search beginning this Friday, and there will be treasuries spotlighting their primitive and folk art wares.

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to get ready than by sprucing up your surroundings with these creative heirlooms-in-the-making you're sure to cherish forever.

We hope to see you there!
Prim Hugs,

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Looove Bunnies!

Thought I'd share these blackened beeswax bunnies I'll be listing in my etsy shop when the Old Farmhouse Gathering begins its Spring Celebration in a few days :) I can see I'll definitely need to take better pictures of the pair..these just don't do them justice. Their sister, a chubby gal bunny has already been listed there...although she doesn't like to be reminded she's chubby!

I love to work with's natural fragrance is just so nice I'm constantly smelling everything I'm working on! My husband thinks I'm nuts. That's why I don't like to add fragrance oil to smells just like honey if you use fresh beeswax.. The amazing thing about beeswax is that it takes seven pounds of honey consumed by a bee to make one pound of beeswax. Those little buggers must eat like crazy!

And bunnies are about my favorite animal of all..we just lost "Mr. Bob", a French lop-eared bunny who lived to the ripe old age of 13. He just got worn out, I think..our vet said she'd never had a rabbit live that long in her practice. He was a tad spoiled, I suppose :)  He was named by my grandson Brendan when he was just a little guy. Even our big dogs were good with Mr. Bob..the male, Clouseau, would sit and clean his ears whenever he had the chance. Just goes to show you if given the opportunity, adversarial animals can get along... as long as Mom is watching, anyway!

My giveaway for Wendy is on its way to her..and I'll soon be doing another. It was fun! Hope to have many of you sign up for my next one also.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

We Have a Winner!

Woo-Hoo! Congratulations go out to Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies for being the winner of my very first blog giveaway! She must have had a wee bit o' Irish luck in her :)

Thanks to all of you who entered, and are followers..I am planning a Spring giveaway shortly so be on the look-out for that one to  "hop" onto my blog  *wink*wink*

Here's to a Happy St. Patty's Day to all of you!