Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sale at the Girl's Back Porch

I just wanted everyone to know that I am having a sale at the Girl's Back Porch - 20% off all of my Christmas items - this sale will go until Christmas Eve.

Mission Mill & Greens Show

I found my camera cable so here are the pictures I took of Mission Mill show and the Greens Show. Both shows did really well for me, and I look forward to doing them next year.

Here are some pictures of my booth at Mission Mill

Here are some pictures of some of the other vendors at Mission Mill

Here are some pictures of my booth at the Greens Show:

Here's a picture of my mom - Hi Mom!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas at the Store

I'm sorry I haven't taken the time to update my blog in a while - its that time of year... I took some pictures of my space at the Girl's Back Porch yesterday. The open house is only one day long - it's a week from today as a matter of fact. When I'm done with this post I will correct it in my show listing. Monday I drop off for Blackberry Junction and Tuesday I work set up. I'm not going to get even close to all of the things I want to get made made, but what else is new. Now back to work with me.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Enter to win this great snowman from Bittersweet Prims

Bittersweet Prims is having a drawing for this great snowman - just  click here and go to her October 14th entry to enter to win. He is just too cute
Good Luck!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I just finished up these cute snowmen. The snowman with the tinsel is wearing an outfit made from a vintage blanket and the santa snowman is wearing an outfit made from shop rags - unused of course. These darling guys are made from a pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

2009 Crafts shows & events

It's that time of year again....
Here is a list of where to find me this holiday season
The Girl's Back Porch    8030 Wheatland Road Keizer Oregon
   Nov 14th (10am to 5pm)  is the Christmas open house, but I plan on having my Christmas items in the store right after Halloween and I will be restocking weekly.
Blackberry Junction    Fairmont Grange Hall 835 North Albany rd, Albany Oregon
    November 13th through November 21st  10am to 6pm everyday
Aunt Bee's Old Fashioned Christmas  Mission Mill Salem Oregon
     November 20th and 21st Friday 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Polk County Fairgrounds Craft Fair    at the Polk County Fairgrounds Rickreal Oregon
   November 27th to 28th 9am to 5pm
The Greens Show  Oregon State Fairgrounds
  December 4th 5th and 6th - not sure of the times yet

I hope to see many of you at these shows and I will try to up date everyone as time permits.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snowman Frames

I just finished making these frames last night, and really like how they came out -my son even wants to make one for his teacher for Christmas. The words are cut from vinyl using my cricut - which is such a fun toy - I mean tool , and the faces are sewn by hand with velvet scraps for noses. I only had four of the larger frames, I wish I had more ,but I got 16 of the smaller ones made. Each snowman has a different face . I will have these at all of my shows and the Girl's Back Porch when I start bringing in Christmas.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

First Santa of the Season

I've been working really hard making handmades for the up coming show season. I've been making my grubby spice candles, more cocoa and cider packets (they are just darling this year), candy canes. some collage blocks with copies of antique postcards and I've been fixing up some vintage pieces as well. This afternoon I just finished 6 of these Santas. He is made from a pattern from Bird in the hand Primitives ( I have here blog on my favorites list). I am really happy with how this jolly old soul came out. I'll be making more candle cozies next and I have some fun ideas for snowmen.

I also picked up a new show at Mission Mill here in Salem. I will posting with all of my shows and dates soon. Well I better get these old guys priced.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blackberry Junction

Today and tomorrow  I will be setting up at Blackberry Junction. This is such a fun show - it is so good I recommend going to it twice. The show begins this Friday and runs to Saturday September 26 th. I will be restocking several times during the show. Directions can be found at The Blackberry Junction blog.

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Crows

I finished up a couple of more crow projects yesterday and this morning. I still have a couple of more ideas that I will finish up later this week. I made a couple of crows on old ladles with waxed dipped pumpkins - really like how these came out. I also made some larger crows on vintage bobbins and hog scrappers - I really like how these came out too. I hope that they don't all sell so I can have one too. The crows on the ladles will be at Blackberry Junction and the crows on bobbins and hog scrappers will be at both The Girl's Back Porch and Blackberry Junction.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crows on Knobs

I'm still working hard for Blackberry Junction. I making all kinds of crows. I'm finishing up these crows on vintage door knobs - I made some of these last year and they sold really well for me. I also made some on old bobbins. The star in the background are one of the ones I covered in paper. I made oodles this year for the Girl's Back Porch and Blackberry Junction. Gotta get back to work.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Purcee the Pumpkin Man and fall garlands

I've been having fun with my cricut. I several vintage style garlands for Halloween and Harvest. They are at the Girl's Back Porch.

I also just finished these fun pumpkin guys from a pattern by Chestnut Junction.
These primitive fellas will be at the Girl's Back Porch and at Blackberry Junction.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fall at the Porch

I've been busy making fall goodies for the Girl's Back Porch and for Blackberry Junction. I hope I have enough things made. I will be dropping off new goodies every week at the Girl's Back Porch and several times during Blackberries. Blackberry Junction is in Albany and begins September 18 to September 26. I have a link to their blog on my blog list.
Most of the vendors at The Girl's Back Porch have brought in their fall goodies with more to come this weekend. I took some pictures of my space and through out the store.
If the pictures are too small - you can click on them to make them larger.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jacks on old bobbins

I've had a nice productive last couple of days. I framed some more vintage flash cards for Blackberry Junction, got some fall stitcheries framed and finished up these fun looking pumpkin Jacks on old bobbins. Each face is hand stitched and I made sure that the buttons that are their eyes don't match as well. I like how each one ended up with it's own personality. I had all of the orange ones cut out and then decided to make some ghost pumpkin one's as well. I got 18 of these fun guys made - some of the orange Jacks will be available at the Girl's Back Porch, and the rest will go to Blackberry Junction. All of the white one's will be at Blackberry Junction. I'm selling these fun pumpkin guys for $9.95 each.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I just finished up these great scarecrow shelf sitters. I will have them for sale at the Girl's Back Porch in a couple of weeks and Blackberry Junction in Albany in September. It feels so good to be craftin' for fall. The pattern is from Chestnut Junction - just love her designs.

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