Friday, April 30, 2010

FREE ePattern Winner!!!

This week's FREE epattern winner is KKL Primitives...congratulations!!! I emailed you directly...if you haven't received it, please email me.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Faye Frog...Free USA Shipping!!!

Just listed in our Etsy shop...Faye Frog.

Free USA Shipping!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cherry Ann on Etsy...Free Shipping!!!

I just listed the finished Cherry Ann doll Etsy.
Free Shipping in the USA!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Free ePattern Winner!!!

This week's FREE epattern winner is Debbi!!! I've sent you an email Debbi, if you haven't received it, please let me know.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Black Doll on Etsy...Free Ship USA

I just listed an oh so prim faceless black doll on Etsy. Free Shipping to the USA!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Doll Auctions Ending Soon!!!

Only a few hours left for this week's eBay doll auctions.*junction/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=50&_sop=12

Saturday, April 17, 2010

If you like FREE stuff...check this out.

If you don't mind clicking through a few advertising emails each day to earn some cash, then check out MyPoints. I've been do'n this for several years now, and it truly is legit. Your aim is to earn points, then cash them in for gift cards from big box retailers. How do you earn clicking through the advertisement emails they send you each day. If you don't want your inbox clogged up with these emails, then make a new email address specifically for your MyPoints emails.

You can also earn points by shopping online at hundreds of places...including eBay...who will pay you 2 points for every dollar you spend on those primitive goodies we all like to You do have to login to your MyPoints account first though, hit the shop tab, then click through the specific merchant link for it to be able to track your points. When you cash in your points, it takes about 2 weeks to receive your reward card...gotta love free money :-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Free ePattern

Starting April 23rd, we will be giving away a FREE EPATTERN every Friday to one of our lucky blog followers. Get in on the action!!! Simply sign up to follow our blog, and get a chance every week to receive a FREE EPATTERN OF YOUR CHOICE.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Needle Felting Doll Hair

I recently added "needle felting" the doll's hair as an option in a couple of our new doll patterns. Seems like most gals know the process of needle felting doll hair, but I've found out that there's still a few who have never done it before. It does require a felting needle...they usually come in a multiple pack, but you only use a single one for felting doll hair. My local craft store carries felting needles, but if yours doesn't, they are readily available online.

Here's a great Crafty Avenue tutorial by "Thru The Attic Door"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rug Punching Pattern

Sunday, April 11, 2010

eBay Doll Auctions Ending Soon!!!

Only a few hours left to bid on this weeks auctions.
Stop by and take a peek :-)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Keep Paint Brushes Like New

Here's a secret to keep those craft paint brushes all nice and new like the day you bought them..."Liquid Soap". Once you've cleaned the paint from your brush and the bristles are still damp, simply apply a drop of liquid soap to the bristles, and reshape. The soap will dry and keep your bristles nicely shaped and in proper form until the next time you use your brush. Any brand of liquid soap will do whether it's dish soap or hand soap.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wool Roving by Bernat

Have you seen this stuff yet??? I'm love'n it!!! It's a wool blend, and I've already used it for doll hair and needle felting. It gets my thumbs up for the availability and price...JoAnn Fabrics, 120 yds on a skein for $4.99. I did find it online too at Knitting-Warehouse, and for a tad bit cheaper, if don't have a JoAnn's near you.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free Stitchery Pattern - FSP6

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Free Stitchery Pattern - FSP5

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010


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Monday, April 5, 2010

Paint Tray

This is a school lunch tray that I picked up at the local thrift store for a whopping $0.50. was clean and paint free when I bought!!! Being that I like things to be simple, this tray with all of it's sections is so handy when it comes to painting. And clean up...forget it. Just let the paint dry right in there, and paint on it again the next time. After awhile it builds up and peels out clean as a whistle in one piece.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day :-)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Favorite Fabric Shop

This quilt shop is awesome for fabric...I could easily go broke each time I!!! They do have some goodies for sale on their website, but nothing beats visiting their shop in person. We live an hour south of Ohio Amish Country, so I don't get to visit as often as I like. If you ever get the pleasure of visiting Holmes County Ohio, be sure to add Miller's Dry Goods to your list of places to visit.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Knitting Needles...not just for yarn.

I get questions all the time about how to stuff dolls, and if I have any special tools I use. Tools yes...special, no. Even though I don't knit...I do crochet a little...I'd be lost without my knitting needles when it comes to stuffing my dolls and crafts.

With a blunt end for big areas, and a pointed end for small places like fingers and toes, you can't get much better than a knitting needle for a stuffing tool. It's solid and sturdy, which makes for easy pushing and packing...especially for those pesky doll necks that flop over if they don't have enough stuffing. The length works great too, because you have something that reaches way down into those doll legs where your fingers can't get to. And finally...speed. No more taking an hour or longer to stuff a doll. Using knitting needles will definately cut down on stuffing time.

Another added bonus...they come in super handy for turning. Anyone who makes dolls knows how tricky arms and legs can sometimes be to turn. With a knitting needle, simply flip the open end of the arm or leg over the blunt end of the needle, then push the needle up through.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tip Nut

If you don't already know about Tip Nut, it's worth the time to check it out. Not only is it a great resource for crafting and projects, but it's loaded with lots of other goodies that we gals love. They offer recipes, garden projects and plant info, cleaning tips, how to make homemade beauty items like bubble bath and body lotion, to general shortcuts and tips for things we do everyday. And the best's free.