Thursday, August 27, 2015

~*New Pattern... and a Sweet Finish*~

Hello Dear Friends!

For the last update on Primitive Handmades Mercantile, I made a small stocking ornie with a Witch and Spider.  Many asked that it be made into a pattern.  So not to disappoint... it happened!  My latest pattern release is similar... with only small changes.


I call this pattern, simply... ~*Witch's Stocking*~.  It is available in my Etsy Shoppe as a PDF Pattern (instant download).  If you don't have an Etsy identity, purchase through email to me ~ my_tony1@yahoo.com ~ is also an option.

The pattern uses six strand DMC floss.  It also includes information for finishing with a crochet edge and loop.  The finished stocking is about 7".

The pattern is only $5.00!!!  It punches up and finishes quickly.  Do you have a black feather tree?  Or did you make one of those really cool wool feather trees?  Wouldn't it be totally awesome to display several stockings on it???  There is time to make them before the Halloween Holiday is here!!!   

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I spied this darling ditty on Facebook the other day.  Sandi hooked my ~*Olde Cat*~ freebie pattern .  She has her finish for sale in her Etsy Shoppe also.  I am so delighted to see her finish.  It is purely, sweetly, primitive!  Great hooking Sandi!  Thank you for working with my patterns.


Thank you all, for allowing me to share and supporting me with kindness to continue to create.

Wishing you warm smiles...

Betty

Thursday, August 20, 2015

~*Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update*~

Hello Dear Friends!  This month's update is happening NOW!


CLICK HERE to visit my page... but also be sure to visit all the other artists' pages... you will be DELIGHTED!

Wishing you warm smiles...

Betty

Sunday, August 16, 2015

~*Happy Sunday!*~

Hello Dear Friends!

This is the last weekend before the return to school.  We have been relaxing at home before the hectic school days begin again.  And relaxing for me...

I've been working on many, many finishes!  My stack of needlepunch pieces had really been piling up!  It feels great to have some D*O*N*E!

This coming Thursday evening it the update for Primitive Handmades Mercantile... so some of my pieces will be listed for sale then.

BUT... I have listed a few tonight on Ebay and Etsy!

~*Wynndelle Witch*~ has been listed on EBAY!  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTING PLEASE

 Isn't she fun?!?  

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The next few finishes have been listing in my ETSY SHOPPE... CLICK HERE TO VISIT THERE PLEASE

~*Rodney Raccoon*~


 ~*Skeleton Key*~ Primitive Pillow Tuck... Pin Stay/Keep

 Primitive ~*Pretty Blooms*~ Pillow Tuck PInkeep Stay
The ~*Pretty Bloom*~ pinkeep is made from my ~*Funky Flowers*~ freebie doodle.  I can't tell you why I changed the name... just me and my mixed up mind.  *wink*

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Thank you for allowing me to share with you!  Have a blessed return to school!

Betty

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

~*Another Freebie*~

Hello Dear Friends!

I'm suppose to be cleaning house... but feel more like crafting and doodling!  So... here ya go...

~*Sweet Jack*~ Freebie Doodle

Enjoy!  Hook, punch, stitch, paint... whatever the medium you choose... have fun with the doodle!  Resize to your desire.  Please though... give credit for the design to me ~ primitivebettys/Betty Dekat.  Your finished works may be sold, but no 'mass production' please.  Also, DO NOT sell the pattern!  It is free FREE FREE!  Thank you!  Oh... and I do love to see those finished items!  Share them with me!

Wishing you warm smiles...
Betty

Friday, July 31, 2015

~*Braggin'*~

Hello Dear Friends!

It has been so long since I've had a ~*Friday Finishes*~ post... so, I'm going to rename it a ~*Braggin'*~ post... and do it when I get the chance.

Here are some awesome finishes to brag about...

Julie punched up my freebie ~*Old Cat*~... and she did such a prim~perfect job!  She changed up the lettering a little bit to fit her needs and then mounted it on an old chalkboard.  Her choice of flosses and her finish is just wonderful!  I love it!  The cat looks amazingly~old!
 
Lauralee stitched my freebie ~*Sunflowers and Crows*~... and her finish into the super~darling pillow with rick~rack is stunning!  I love rick~rack!!!  Oh, and do you see her sweet sunflower pin in the corner?  Oh.... I love love love it!

Many sweet thanks to both you girls for working with my designs and for sharing!  I'm blushing that you both created such wonderful treasures from my designs!  Thank you!!!

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I stitched up this patriotic penny rug yesterday.  I volunteer one afternoon a week at our small town pool... working in the concession stand.  It isn't very busy... so I take advantage of my time and work on something.  This was my project this week.  It is a kit given to me by my good friend PatiJane.  I'm a little late for Independence Day this year.... but maybe I'll just leave it out all year!

It doesn't show very well from the photo, but the background wool has a beautiful checked pattern.  For stitching, I used some of my Valdani threads.

I was in Topeka today to run some errands.  Since I'm very low on lights and tans in my floss collection, I picked up a little.  Goodness.... my receipt was about 3 feet long!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

Monday, July 27, 2015

~*All About Wings... and another FREEBIE*~

Hello Dear Friends!

Our weekends, only due to my husband's work schedule, are three days... always.  They are Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  It really allows us to get a lot accomplished around home and, more importantly, spend more time together.

This weekend, my dear husband helped me with a few of my crafty and junky projects...

First... we made an angel... that I have named Laverne... from thrown out, scrappy items...

an old shutter
piece to a twin bed (with the legs cut off)
sticks from a small garden trellis
scrap piece of plywood
grapevine wreath
flower garland... 
(Both the wreath and garland were found at a thrift store for very few pennies!)
 She hangs on a shed near our chickens.  I think she is just darling!!! 

Why did I name her Laverne?  She is named after my dear Aunt Laverne... that passed away on July 21st.  I miss her dearly, but I know she is in a good place now and is surrounded by love.  She will always be near and dear to me.

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This morning, I purchased an old ceiling fan that was found on a Buy, Sell, Trade site.  It didn't take me long to put these dragonflies together!

This one is made with an old table leg, the ceiling fan blades (cut down to make a little curvy on the ends), old junk cabinet knobs for eyes, and pieces of a rusty coat hanger for antennae... It now hangs on the side of our boathouse near the pond...

While I had all the tools out... I made another!  This one is constructed from old boards ~ already painted white... and now chippy, old furniture hardware for eyes, and rusty bed-springs for the antennae.  (I think this one is my favorite of the two!)... It now hands on the front end of our pole-barn... facing the road.  Maybe it will make a passerby chuckle a bit!

I think all the re~claimed... re~purposed projects from our weekend are quite fun!

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And while I'm still on a 'wing' kick.... Here is another simple FREEBIE DOODLE for you...

~*Angel Love*~
 

She is simple.  The heart was left bare on purpose... maybe you will want to add initials? ... or cut the heart opening to frame a picture?  The design will be much more interesting when the fibers are added... the colors... the medium used.... the process of crafting with it.  At least that is what I'm thinking.  Have fun with it!

Enjoy!  Hook, punch, stitch, paint... whatever the medium you choose... have fun with the doodle!  Resize to your desire.  Please though... give credit for the design to me ~ primitivebettys/Betty Dekat.  Your finished works may be sold, but no 'mass production' please.  Also, DO NOT sell the pattern!  It is free FREE FREE!  Thank you!  Oh... and I do love to see those finished items!  Share them with me!

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The rest of the time over the weekend was mostly used for yard work... and resting.  It has been brutally hot here!  I can't even begin to tell you how much I've sweat!!!  Aarrggghhh

Wishing you all warm smiles... and crafty fun!

Betty