Sunday, January 22, 2012

And The Winner Is….

First off…

I can’t believe I wasn't able to make it online yesterday, my Actual Blog Anniversary day.

But such has been life lately.

So, Happy 1 Day Late Blogiversary to me!!! :)

What a wonderful 3 years it has been.

Blogging has introduced me to sooo many wonderful people.

Who’s support, friendship, and inspiration means more to me than words can express.

Thank you all for entering my life!

And thank you to ALL my followers!!!

Of course, I love reading comments.

But even if you have never posted a comment, I am still so very grateful to you for following my little blog.

And I hope you all continue to follow along for the next year, or three, or ten!! :)

 

I had a total of 92 entries. Giving 2 entries to those who posted about giveaway.

Now without further delay…..

The winner of this burlap feed sack pillow is…..

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One of the Luckiest Ladies in Blogland!!!!

*I’m still hoping one day to go junkin’ with her!!

She always finds the most awesome goodies!!!

~ Raise your hand if you know who I’m talking about. :)

Comment #61…..

Carmen of Primcats!!!

Please join me in Congratulating Carmen!!!

Congratulations Carmen!!!!!

Please email me your shipping information and I will get your pillow mailed out ASAP.

APP ~Tammy

Thank you again to all my followers!!

Don’t worry if you didn't win this time….

Another giveaway coming soon!!

Take Care and Talk Soon,

Tam

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Newest Baby W/ Baby

 

I finally finished up my newest creation.

Meet Ella.

She is a prim prairie rag doll.

I drew out the pattern for her and her clothing.

She also comes with her little church doll.

She measures approx. 20” tall.

Her church doll measures approx. 7.5” tall.

The coloring (aging) on this doll turned out Fabulous!!

It is hard to tell in photos but she has an amazing old appearance to her.

She is completely and firmly rag stuffed.

Her clothing was made from reproduction and vintage fabrics, same for the church doll.

Her body was made from a vintage heavy, linen type, fabric.

The church doll was made of burlap and rag stuffed.

I even made her little prim black socks!!!

Her bonnet is removable.

Just untie and take it off, if you prefer.

No glue anywhere on either doll.

Everything was machine and hand sewn.

She has faintly pencil draw facial features.

Made to look worn away over the years.

Please see all photos below for more detail.

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Ella and baby are currently listed in my Etsy shop.

CLICK HERE to pop over and view them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,

zTam

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bunny Swap @ Ravenwood Whimzies

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Hi Everyone!

Just a quick post to let you know about a wonderful swap being hosted by Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies.

*Sign ups are open until Jan. 27th.

CLICK HERE to pop over to Wendy’s swap post and read the rules.

I’m joining in and hope you do too!!! :)

APP ~Tammy

It has been a crazy week so far, and unfortunately not in a good way.

I’m not going to go into the details right now, but I’m just ready for this week to get over with!!

I think I need a vacation!!

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya.
To Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama.
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go!!!

Way down to Kokomo!!! :)

Take Care and Talk Soon!!

Tam

*Bet you’re going to have that song stuck in your head for hours now!! Heehee! ;)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Not Enough Hours In The Day!

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Don’t you feel that way sometimes?

I sure do.

I don't know where the days go??

One day day it is Monday morning then POOF it is Sunday!

And I swear the older I get the faster the days go by.

When I was young time seemed to drag by.

Not anymore!! :)

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This is pretty much just a babbling post.

I don’t really have anything new to show off.

Hopefully soon.

I did get my selling blog finished up.

Well, for the most part.

And I did list goodies in most of the categories.

I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I wanted it to look like my website and it pretty much does.

So Yeah about that!! :)

Thanks again to all my wonderful blogging friends that helped me.

If you haven't stopped by my selling blog yet, you can pop over for a visit by CLICKING HERE.

I’ve worked on the width. I reduced it quite a bit.

But if you still have a problem with it being too wide for you monitor, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

I most definitely want it to be user friendly and having to scroll side to side is not.

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I have been thinking about the plans to paint my bathroom white.

I’m not sure it will work.  ???

Here’s why, all my fixtures are bone color (not white).

Do you think that will look bad??

Let me see if I can find a photo of my bath to show what I mean….

Okay, here’s a few….

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I’m not sure if you can tell the true color from these.

On my monitor they are appearing kind of white, but they aren’t.

I’m sure most of you know the difference between bone and white, though.

Plus all my cabinets are cherry wood.

Not sure about how that would look white white walls.

And no way would hubby let me even attempt to paint them. :)

So….

I’m still trying to figure out what paint color I should use.

White or a light tan like the rest of my rooms???

If you have any thoughts on the situation, please let me know.

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Hubby and I don’t have to work today, so not sure how the day will go.

I would love to spend the day catching up on my blogs.

* I have been reading them as much as possible, just not leaving my normal comments.

Then I would like to spend the rest of my time in my sewing room.

I have a few started projects and would love to be able to get them finished.

BUT….

I know my hubby, I’m sure there will be a list of “have-to’s” to do instead. ;)

We’ll see…

Also if haven’t done so already, don’t forget to sign up for my giveaway.

 

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You must enter on the actual giveaway post to be counted.

But you can CLICK HERE to pop right over to it.

Last day to enter is next Saturday, Jan. 21st.

 

APP ~Tammy

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

Take Care and Talk Soon,

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Friday, January 13, 2012

Progress on Selling Blog

Okay...

I have spent all day and all night working on figuring all of this out.

Big Huge THANK YOU to all of you for your comments and emails.

I still have tweaking to do and I don't have any items for sale yet, but...

I do have the basics up.

I actually set it up almost exactly like my website.

Even made the home page, first post, look like the front of my website.

If you would like to pop over and check out my NEW Selling Blog….

CLICK HERE.

And, of course, I would Love it if you chose to follow me there.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Thank you again for all your help.

It is almost midnight so I will be getting ready for bed soon.

I have to work tomorrow. :(

I’ll be back soon with a Real blog post, I promise. :)

Hugs,

zTam

Adding Pages To Blog?? HELP!! :)

I am trying, and let me stress...TRYING.... to open a selling blog.
I am trying to add multiple pages to the blog so I can divide items into categories.
But when I click on the gadget link, it only has the HOME page and no where to add another.
????
I know it should be possible, but for some reason I can't get it to work.

Any help you can give would be Greatly appreciated.
(Tips? Links that give help??)

I've tried doing searches asking questions but... Waste of time. I can't find anything that answers the questions I have.

Thanks in advance,
Tam

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Newest Burlap Creation

Just a quick post to show off this adorable bunny I made last night.

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Made from a vintage burlap sack.

Graphics show on ears and one side of the bunny's body.
The other side is solid brown burlap.

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Rag stuffed (burlap remnants).


Stick legs.

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Old quilt cotton quilt batting used for tail and details around legs.


Hand stitched eyes and whiskers.

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Bunny measures approx. 12" long by 9" tall, from the top of ears down.

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*Adapted from a Sweetpeas Primitives pattern from Mercantile Gatherings magazine.

I have him listed in My Etsy Shop.

You can CLICK HERE to pop over and view him.

APP ~Tammy

I also listed my other burlap dolls today.

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CLICK HERE to view large rag doll with church doll.

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CLICK HERE to view small burlap rag doll.

APP ~ Tammy

~ Now back to the sewing room.  :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Take Care and Talk Soon,

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Monday, January 9, 2012

I Need Help Selecting A White

Hi everyone.
I am wanting to repaint my bathroom and try a white on the walls.
But I need help selecting a white.
My hubby would think that was a crazy request.
To him, white is just white.
But we all understand that there are so many different shades.
So I am turning to all of you for some suggestions.
Do you have a favorite brand and shade for me??
Thanks for any help you can give.
Hugs,
Tam

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Bloggers Valentine Twist On DT Stockings + My Church Dolls

Hello Everyone!

Well, today I didn’t get as much sewing done as I had planned.

It was sort of a lazy day.

But I did get a couple of things finished.

Here are all my church dolls.

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These are the ones I am keeping for me.

Two made of burlap, one made of linen.

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I have them sitting inside my new cupboard for now.

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I love the blues and brown together.

I also made one more in burlap.

This one is for the larger burlap doll to hold.

It needed to one. :)

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I will be selling these two together as a pair.

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So cute together, don’t ya think?? :)

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Remember back in November my post about a cute twist you could make with these Dollar Tree socks??

http://aprimitiveplace.blogspot.com/2011/11/hello-everyone-i-wanted-to-share.html

If you don’t, you can CLICK HERE to read the original post.

Well…

Today Morgan at The Prim 'N Proper Shoppe made a post about a wonderful Valentine twist for these stockings.

I’m not going to show her photo off here.

You will need to CLICK HERE to pop over to her blog and check them out.

But trust me… You will LOVE them!!

She did an amazing job!!!

Thanks so much Morgan for sharing your wonderful idea for these socks with us.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

 

I must head off to watch The Good Wife.

Love that show.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take Care and Talk Soon,

A Primitive Place ~Tammy