Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tis the season of giving...

The economy is hard for many people right now and few have money for donations but I wanted to post about two organizations that I believe in.

Heifer International provides gifts of livestock for those living in poverty and who are suffering from hunger. Whether it be chicks for eggs, milk from a goat or even bees to help with pollinating crops and providing a source of income these gifts are surely appreciated from people who have so little.

Abundant Life Seeds provides seeds and assists in garden and farm projects around the world. Providing these seeds allows people who would possibly go hungry to be self reliant by growing their own food for themselves and their community.

Wishing all of you many blessings this Holiday Season! - BJ

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Eclectic Artisans Webshow Nov 24th....

The Eclectic Artisans Webshow will open Monday, November 24th. I am offering a Santa. Hope you will come by and visit!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

SALE on my website...(sorry, sale has ended)

I am offering a special on my ornaments. They are all $5 each. These make great little gifts for teachers, bus drivers, grandparents, etc.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My upcoming show...

I am doing a Christmas Open House in Clarkesville, Ga this Sunday, November the 2nd. I hope you will stop by if you are in the area. I have been working on lots of seasonal items. A few items are listed on ebay with "buy it now" options. Enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Eclectic Artisans Webshow....

The Eclectic Artisans Webshow is now open. I am offering a wool penny Christmas tree. Hope you will come by and visit!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm having another online craft yard sale...

I'm selling lots of fabric again as well as some out of print patterns. Come take a peek when you get a chance! - BJ

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New items added to my web site....

I've added some new goodies. Hope you will stop by and take a peek! - BJ

Friday, August 22, 2008

New items added to my web site!

I have added a couple pilgrim, several snowmen and some everyday needfuls to my website this evening. Please stop by and visit when you get a chance.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A busy blogger....

I just visited the blog of fellow artist Linda from Simple Treasures. This is one busy girl who is dedicated to the art of blogging. I spotted some really cute snowmen cone ornies she recently made. Stop by and visit with her when you get a chance!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Some beautiful cross stitch designs!

I really enjoy cross stitch. When I need a break from making dolls I sit and make some samplers. It's always nice to find a new pattern to try and I especially love Betty's (Primitive Bettys) school girl pocket sampler. Check out her other designs too!

I love gameboards!

I love gameboards and today I found these on Pam's (Goldie Loo Woodworks) site. Check them out if you get a chance! - BJ

Online Craft Supplies Yard Sale....

The clutter from all my prim supplies is driving me crazy. With prim making it's hard to keep a nice and tidy home so I do put up with some clutter but lately I've realized I would feel much better if I got rid of a few things. I am having an online "yard" sale on my picturetrail site. Above are just a few items I am selling. I am offering all sorts of goodies from fabric, sheep's wool, thread, rusty nails, paper mache cones, rug hooking magazines, scissors, glass head pins, etc. I hope you find something that will ignite your creativity. - BJ

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New items to be listed on my web site...

I will be adding new items to my web site today. The above picture shows just a few prims that I will be listing. Hope you will check back later tonight for a complete listing of my new fall and everyday items I have been working on. - BJ

Monday, June 9, 2008

TEA Webshow Today!!!

Today at 5:00 pm The Eclectic Artisan group will have its Primitive Folk Art webshow. Hope to see you there! - BJ

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Just for laughs...A request

To all my friends who sent me best wishes last year or promises of good luck if I forwarded something...


This year could you please just send either money, chocolate, or gas vouchers? Thank you!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Just for laughs... The Zen of Sarcasm

A friend of mine sends me some of the funniest emails. I thought I would post this here for you. - BJ

The Zen of Sarcasm

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.

3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.

6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you crticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is probably not for you.

10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably a wise investment.

12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

13. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.

14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

17. Duct tape is like 'The Force.' It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

19. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

20. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

21. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

22. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My latest offerings on ebay...

Where does the time go?! Our school year is nearing its end and with being room mom and a substitute teacher I have been staying very busy. I have a few more offerings on ebay this week. These are some little items that are perfect to tuck into any spot in your home.

Thank you to all who come and visit my blog. I'm always glad to read your thoughtful comments!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Some of my latest offerings on ebay...

These are a few of the items I have listed on ebay this week. Enjoy the weekend everybody. - BJ

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My latest creations...

I have several items that I will be listing on ebay later tonight. Hope you will take a peek when you get a chance. - BJ

Monday, April 21, 2008

Some give aways from fellow artists....

Two very talented artists, Lana of Honeysuckle Lane and Suzanne of Pear Tree Primitives, are celebrating their one year anniversary. Be sure to visit each of their sites to read all about it and possibly win some goodies! - BJ

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Special on my web site...

I have marked down many items on my web site to make room for new listings. Hope you will take a peek! - BJ

Friday, April 11, 2008

Primitive Gathering Give Away....

The Primitive Gathering site is celebrating its one year anniversary! You can visit their blog and leave a comment to enter their give away. Deena has a lot of wonderful artists participating in this site. - BJ

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Give Away from Primitive Bettys...

Go visit friend and fellow artist Betty of Primitive Bettys and sign up for her free give away. It's a sweet little doll with a cross stitched apron. Too cute!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Upcoming Folk Art Web Show...

Wendy Meagher of Whendi's Bears is organizing a web show for April 7th. Fellow friends and artists will have some new offerings to share with you on that date so please be sure to mark you calendar and stop on by.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Beautiful Prim Home....

Betty Alexander and her daughter Bridgett are an amazing mother and daughter team who both make wonderful samplers. Betty has posted some pictures of her home and with her permission I would like to share that link here. I just love her decorating style! - BJ

Thursday, March 13, 2008

For Angie, Betty and Jean....

Apparently there is a thing in blog land that is sort of like a chain letter where you are to share 5 things about yourself that perhaps others do not know. Well my friends Angie, Betty, and Jean all hit me up with this request so here is my list.

1. I can't wear heels over 2 inches high ... I'm not coordinated enough. LOL!

2. I have to have my fix of dark chocolate every day.

3. I have always wanted to travel to Alaska and Africa.

4. I am fascinated with the idea of living off the land and love to read about wild edible and medicinal plants.

5. I would much rather have a bouquet of weeds and wildflowers than some fancy florist flowers any day.

These are flowers my daughter picked for me the other day. Yes, they are just simple little weeds that pop up in our grass but my daughter presents me with these every spring and I think they are beautiful! - BJ

PS: I am sending this on to...

Paula and Tammie

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Something to ponder...

~~~Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind words are the roots,
Kind thoughts are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Kid's Corner...

I recently read in a magazine where a parent went to the store and picked up bunches of crafting supplies and she presented this box of crafting goodies to her child as a graduation present. I thought this was a great idea and plan on doing this to keep my child busy during summer vacation.

I also wanted to share with you some of my favorite children's books. I read a lot of books when I substitute teach and I also read with my child every night. I especially like folk tales and books with a moral message. Here are a few of my favorite titles I thought I would pass on to you.

If I Only Had A Green Nose by Max Lucado
(about being proud of who you are and not trying to be like others)

The Faerie's Gift by Tanya Robyn Batt
(a wish that could make not just you but others happy as well)

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent by Lauren Child
(sometimes simplicity is what really makes one happy)

Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier
(how a small gift of a goat helps an African family)

Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox
(a good story about war and accepting each other's differences)

The Quiltmakers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
(in the end it was the gift of giving that made this greedy king truly happy)

Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth
(short meditations to ponder)

The Three Questions by Jon J Muth
(a story of what is truly important in life)

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patrick McKissack
(a lesson in being honest)

Kate and The Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborn
(a female character adds a fun twist to this traditional story)

The Brave Little Seamstress by Mary Pope Osborn
(a very clever little girl in this folk tale)

Sleeping Bobby by Mary Pope Osborn
(a twist to the traditional tale when a female hero rescues the prince)

I would love to hear some book suggestions from you as well. Happy reading! - BJ

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Upcoming events...

Just a quick note to let you know that TDIPT Mercantile is celebrating it's 1 year anniversary. The site will be updated on March 1st and information on how to join for our gift giveaways will be provided on the site.

The Lemon Poppy Site and The Primitive Gathering will be updated on March 1st as well. Enjoy! - BJ

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Latest ebay listing...

I have a new bunny listed on ebay .


Monday, February 25, 2008

Something to ponder...

Whenever you're blue
find something to do
for somebody else
who is sadder than you.

Have a beautiful week everybody! smiles - BJ

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Anxiously awaiting spring!!

Penny Rabbit

Well we had a very dry summer last year in the southeast. So many of my plants died in the heat and others just did not flourish like they usually do. This past month we have had several good rains and I am hoping that will help all those sleeping plants so when they peek out this spring they will be happy and full of blooms. I am anxious for spring with its warmer and sunny skies, camping under the stars, trips to the mountains and just piddling around in my garden.

I have been making lots of bunnies to help celebrate the upcoming season. Some of them are pictured below. Descriptions, prices, and other rabbits may be viewed on my web site.
Folky Rabbit above
Wilma Rabbit above
Sitting Rabbit above
Tiny Rabbit with Radish above
Esther above