Halloween Goodies & Kutztown Folk Festival

Can you believe it’s just about July already? This year has just been flying by. I have been busy working on new creations lately, and just finished updating my Early Work Mercantile Shop for our July 1st update. My offering this month is a primitive witch make-do, which I created using a Kentucky Primitives pattern.

primitive folk art witch make-do

SOLD, thank you!

I also added a new set of 3 vintage style chenille Halloween ornaments to the Old World Primitives Etsy Shop, and will be adding a bunch more Halloween ornaments (both chenille and cloth) soon too.

vintage style chenille Halloween ornaments

On Sunday I also had the pleasure of attending the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA for the first time and I enjoyed it so much, I can’t wait to go back again next year! The festival included over 200 crafters both selling and demonstrating their crafts, and the quality was just amazing. There were SO many things that I wanted to buy! It was hard to stick to my budget and leave with just a few small goodies, but it was really fun and inspiring to see so many high quality crafts. There was also a quilt barn filled with over 2,500 handmade quilts, many of which I wished I could bring home with me too. We also sampled lots of yummy food and drink including the homemade fudge that I am snacking on right now, looked at the many exhibits, listened to some live folk music, and watched a thatched roofing demonstration. A few of the pictures that I took at the festival are below.

Kutztown Folk Festival

Kutztown Folk Festival

Kutztown Folk Festival

Kutztown Folk Festival

Kutztown Folk Festival

And finally, a big thank you to everyone who voted for my extreme primitive black cat doll in the Etsy Americana Decor Voter Poll! She was featured in a Storque post announcing the voter favorites and is now included in the Americana Folk Gift Guide.

Primitive Folk Art Ghost Doll

Just listed on Etsy – a spooky new primitive folk art ghost doll, ready to haunt a house near you.

primitive folk art Halloween ghost doll

SOLD, thank you!

She is made of lightly stained muslin and cheesecloth, measures 22″ high, and was created using a Kentucky Primitives design. Float over to Etsy for more photos and a full description.

Giddy Over My Goodies

I am so excited about the beautiful prize that I received in the mail this past weekend that I had to share! I was the lucky winner of a giveaway hosted by Heather of Audrey Eclectic to celebrate the addition of prints to her Etsy shop, which is also filled with gorgeous original pieces of art. I won a print of “Orchard Sisters” and I absolutely love it! Thank you again, Heather!

Orchard Sisters by Audrey Eclectic

Soon I will be removing it from the pretty packaging that it arrived in and framing it in a barnwood frame that I ordered from my favorite handmade frame shop, All Barn Wood. I will then be hanging it right above my desk in my studio, where I think the “Follow Your Dreams” slogan will be most appropriate! 🙂

And while I am sharing fun new goodies, I also wanted to show off the reclaimed wood light switch cover that I recently purchased from Against the Grain on Etsy, since my hubby just installed it this weekend. Isn’t it unique? It looks great with the primitive decor in my living room (which is getting a new paint job soon – goodbye boring white walls!  Olde Century Colors simulated milk paint awaits).

primitive wooden switchplate