I have started working on some new sets of chenille ornaments for the 2009 holidays, and my first new design is below – a set of 3 Valentine’s Day ornaments. They are made of chenille plus vintage Victorian paper scrap Valentine’s Day images printed on card stock. This set of chenille ornaments are available now in the Old World Primitives Etsy Shop.
I just added a new doll to my Old World Primitives Etsy shop that I am very excited to share – Cratchit the Crow! What a treat he was to make. He is all dressed up for winter, and just as I began his photo shoot it finally started to snow here in New Jersey – the first real snow we have had this winter at my home. Now it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I created this primitive crow doll using a Soft in the Head pattern, with permission. On to the photos…
SOLD, thank you!
There are a few more photos in his Etsy listing, go take a peek! 🙂
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is getting to see how beautiful my parents’ house looks all decorated for Christmas. My Mom spends 5 days putting all of her decorations out, plus a 6th day for decorating the tree. This year when I was at their house helping decorate the tree, I took a bunch of photos of their primitive and Victorian Christmas decor to share here. One day, I hope that my home will also look this nice.
Their Christmas tree is filled with so many wonderful antique and vintage ornaments. I have been adding more decorations to my primitive twig tree at my home too – I will have to post some updated pictures soon. It also now has 5 strands of antique glass bead garlands on it that my Mom pulled out of a box of antique Christmas decorations from my grandparents.
Entries for the free Door Prize giveaway over in the Old World Primitives WSOAPP Shop are now closed, and I have pulled the winner’s name out out of my bonnet.
The winner of a Set of 6 of my handmade Vintage Style Christmas Ornaments is…
Tina L. of Arizona!
Congratulations, Tina! And thank you to all who entered.
It’s time for the WSOAPP December 7th update! I just added the new extreme primitive angel doll pictured below to my Old World Primitives WSOAPP Shoppe. There are still a few days left to enter the free Door Prize giveaway that I am hosting in my WSOAPP shoppe too. The winner will be announced on December 10th!
This doll is SOLD and is getting ready to fly to her new home!
Don’t forget – WSOAPP is hosting a Holiday Open House through December 10th. Be sure to stop by and enter our giveaway for a $50 gift certificate that will be redeemable in any WSOAPP Market Street Shoppe (if you haven’t already!).
Yesterday the lovely Keri of Wall Dancers presented me with the The Spreader Of Love Award. Thank you for thinking of me! Next I am to pass it on to the blogs or friends that I adore. For The Spreader of Love Award the rules are:
1. Post a copy on your blog
2. Mention who gave you the award
3. Pass the award on to 6 others
4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know the honor has been bestowed upon them.
I am passing this award on to…
I hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed their holiday weekend. I spent quite a bit of time packing up all of the Halloween goodies in my home (well… most of them! some I love so much that they just have to stay out) and converting my decor over to Christmas and winter. Below are a few peeks at the fruits of my labor, featuring some of my favorite primitive Christmas ornaments and collectibles. I absolutely love burning holiday scented candles and lighting the fireplace during this time of year too.
Today has been quite an exciting day for me on Etsy! This morning my Vintage Style Chenille Santa Ornaments were featured in an article on Etsy’s “The Storque” blog called Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Ornaments. A big Thank You to those who voted for me! 🙂
Then this afternoon I logged onto Etsy and discovered my new Primitive Mrs. Snowman Doll on the Etsy front page – what a thrill!
I listed this new primitive snowman doll – or should I say, snowgal! – in my Etsy shop today. She is the Mrs. to the last snowman doll that I made. Perhaps that toothy grin is because she carries a snowball in her bag that is ready to throw?
I had a lot of fun taking pictures of her too. I love to get to play around with my collection of antiques and primitives and do a bit of redecorating around each new doll. It is almost time to finally tuck away the Halloween decorations that I still have filling my house (I love them so… I seem to stretch their stay a bit longer each year) and start bringing out the Christmas goodies. I bought a new primitive twig tree in Lancaster, PA last month that I can’t wait to set up and decorate for the first time. Soon I will have to find some time to make some extra sets of my candy cane and Santa ornaments for myself. Thank you to all of the wonderful customers who have been keeping me so busy making them!
One of the lovely ladies from the OFG Team on Etsy just pointed out to me that my set of 6 vintage style chenille Santa ornaments – which are also my WSOAPP Door Prize this month – have been included in an Etsy Holiday Ornament contest! The Storque article about the contest says, “You have until noon on Friday, November 21st, 2008 to cast your vote. You must be logged into Etsy to be able to vote. Your vote remains anonymous. 60 items were chosen by admin for your consideration.” My Santa ornaments that are featured in the contest are pictured below, if you would like to go take a peek and vote for me. 🙂
I would like to stay a visit a bit longer, but the holiday rush of orders and the sewing machine are calling me. I will have another new doll to share very soon. I am also delighted to have been accepted as a vendor on a new juried handmade marketplace site called 1000 Markets. My shop is here: Old World Primitives. And now I am off to get back to work on creating more goodies to fill it with!