Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Primitively Wonderful News!!

I have the most wonderful hubby in the world. A year ago we moved to BC so we could be close to our granddaughter Madilyn. We bought a mobile home that desperately needed repairs. This isn't the first time we have lived in the middle of renovations, however, being close to Madilyn makes it all worthwhile! Well, my hubby has worked very hard this summer building me the most beautiful bathroom...and surprised me when he told me he was adding a sewing area to our bedroom. So, I am just one happy grandma, feeling very blessed in so very many ways. I finished decorating the bathroom with odds and ends that I found at Michael's 70% of sale. I love the colour orange...I find it very warm and comforting. And on Saturday, I had a gal come and help me organize my little sewing space...so I thought I would just show it too you. I am just so proud of Carl...he dreamed this all up in his head, and created it all by his lonesome...so, look away...and enjoy...I sure am!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So Thankful to Live in Primitive Heaven!!

Today a new exhibition opened at www.countryfriedprimitives.com. These are the 3 new crafts that I added to my store. As I toured through the site, I was so impressed with all the new additions from the other artists. It is certainly a fun site to go to especially if you like primitives.

I love crafting...and if you do as well, I would like to suggest that you go to
www.createaprim.com here you will find tons of tips, tutorials, ideas, friends, and even a place to shop if you wish. You can even find some of my patterns there under my name A Primitive Piece of Mine. I just love the owner of the site 'Kristal Norton'. She is a stay at home mom and has done some amazing things to raise awareness about the world of primitive crafting...She also makes and sells her own amazing crafts!

In Canada we celebrated Thanksgiving this past Monday. I think it is important to remember to be thankful every day of the year for the many blessings that we have in our lives. One of my special blessings has been my granddaughter Madilyn. She loves unconditionally, finds joy in the simplest things, and reminds me to stop and smell the flowers! I treasure our story times, our tea parties and our walks on the beach. I am especially thankful for her mommy and daddy who are raising her to be the wonderful little girl that she is, and who are so willing to share her with all her grandmas and grandpas. Thanks Sarah and Aaron, xoxoxo

Great Sunflower Quilt Giveaway

Head on over to see this great give away...see all the pictures and check out other great things on this blog...Good Luck on the draw!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall is Just so Heavenly here!!

Do you love Primitives...then Please pop on over to country fried primitives and visit all my friends who share their wonderful crafts their. You can see some of what I made at the Primitive Piece of Mine Shoppe!!

If you enjoy shopping, please click into the banner above and enjoy shopping 24/7!! You can see all my pattern designs under the category of Primitives, under my business name of A Primitive Piece of Mine!!! All my Halloween Patterns are half Price!!

Well friends, it is hard to believe that this morning we actually had our first frost! Luckily the sunflowers kicked back. So, I went out and put in my tulips and daffodills for spring. I am just a beginning gardener...so I will be anxiously awaiting these little flowers to pop up in the spring!! Ah but that is months away and there is oh so much to do before then.

A very good prim friend of mine sent me some sweet annie seeds in the spring, and I tried several ways to plant and grow them...but I was very unsuccessful. So being the sweetheart she is, she sent me some of hers that she grew!!! Oh my it is gorgeous...she sent some that is preserved, and some that I am drying. I also decided to try to dry some sunflowers by hanging them upside down in my shed. I had so many sunflowers grow this year, to my pure joy!!!! I saw some dried sunflowers on someone elses blog and thought they were neat...so this is a new experiment for me...I will post the results!!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My hubby Carl has recently renovated our bathroom, which is so beautiful!!! He refinished a nice old clawfoot bathtub so I could lay and soak my worries away!!! So, my part is to add all the finishing touches...I am not one to know instantly what I want...and I don't have any interior decorating skills. I am a crafter however, and once in awhile I come up with some great ideas...this is one of them. I had found some great copper/tin pieces with leave images that I have hanging over the tub, but I needed something for over the toilet. On Monday we were out walking and I really noticed the leaves, later on in the day, I saw this empty frame sitting behind the couch, my mind started clicking and so I went out to the back yard and gathered some leaves, I grabbed some coffee stained osnaburg that I had in my craft room, ripped it to size, found the leaves that fit into the space and got them all into the frame! It turned out so beautiful I even surprised myself!!! If anyone would like more instructions...just leave me a comment and I would be pleased to help you further.
Now, I just have to share more pictures of my sunflowers because they are just blooming like crazy!!!! I feel so blessed to have so many of them in such a small space! Oo-lala... Oh well, I dont know why the picture aren't posting...I will try again later is up top!!!
Before I go, I want to invite you to visit my wee little shop at http://www.countryfriedprimtives.com/ . The crafts I make are posted under my artists name A Primitive Piece of Mine... I will try to post pictures later :)
I also sell the epatterns I have created at http://www.countrycraftshowonline.com/ . If you would like to see my patterns you can see them under Primitives...A Primitive Place of Mine...Go there, leave me a comment here and if you purchase one, I will send you one for free!!! Pass it on!!
Have a wonderful day!!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oh My I Won 2 Awards!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oh My I got my first BLOGAWARD today...and then I got my second AWARD
I am so Humbled! I am so thrilled that people are finding me...I never expected this so soon...you guys are like Gods little angels flying into my life to let me know you care!!! My goodness all the way up here to my little Primitive Piece of Heaven in Canada.! Well first I want to thank Sandi with Sassy Soaps N Such and Alway Crafty 2! Sandy shares her business with her two daughters whom she seems to adore! Please check out her blog so you can see some of their wonderful creations!!! http://sassysoapsnsuch.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-first-blog-award.html The second award came to me from Angie from Angie Raggedy Patch. You can find Angie's cool cool ,blog at http://angiesraggedypatch.blogspot.com/. This means so much to me...first that people are finding me...then WOW, enjoying what they see! You gals are so,so GREAT! As a newbie to blogging I have been reading blogs, looking for ideas, finding new friends ...in fact I know I have no idea of just how much is out there, and how I will find the time to discover...but I will do a bit at a time, and look forward to what I can find...

Here are some rules of receiving the AWARD:
1. Put the logo on your blog;
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3. Nominate 7 (minimum 5) other blogs;
4. Add links to them on your blog
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.

1.So, I would love to offer this award to Jackie from http://fatjakoriginals.blogspot.com/ I was very inspired when I read Jackies blog tonight. First she is an amazing artist, but more amazing she has been through a very difficult time and has decided to deal with it by doing a major give away! So you must must must go to her blog...she has inspired me to do a give away...more on that later!!!

2The second person I would like to award his to is Shay from http://oldecolonialpeddler.blogspot.com/. I found Shay from Aunt Manny...Shay too is doing a give away...and I found out she wants to design patterns. She has made so many beautiful things, and I believe if she wants to create her own designs we are in for some great things!!! So she is teaching me some blogging tips, and I am giving her some designing tips...and we shall see where it all turns out!!!!
3 The third person I would like to offer this award to is Aunt Manny... you can find her at http://auntmannys.blogspot.com/. I discovered Aunt Manny a number of weeks ago. Her daughter Zoey was learning to make a halloween project. Zoey is 11. Well the project turned out so awesome that it went for sale on ebay, and it has now been turned into a pattern!!! I love to see people passing on their talents from one generation to another! While there, check out Zoey's work too!

4. The fourth person I would like to offer the award to is Donna at http://moonchildsprimitives.com/. Donna has been one of my favourite pattern designers for a number of years, and I always love to send people to see her work, especially in this season of halloween which is her favourite!!!

5The next place I would like to send folks is http://kitschnsinkstudio.blogspot.com/ first off, don't you just love the name??? I first discovered this artist on http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/ when I saw this most delightful set of 5 christmas primitives...santa, angel, elf, reindeer and one more ?
I honestly thought they were the cutest things I had ever seen!!!! So, I checked out her blog and there is so much more there...so gals,check it out!!!!
So...since I won 2 awards...I am going to honour more people...tommorow...
But first...

Give away at Jackies site...

Check it out today, and read her story!!!

And another giveaway at Shays blog!

Please go sign up for both these give aways!!!

Now..on that note...I am off to sleepy land...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Just another day in Primitive Heaven

My beautiful sunflowers are blooming like crazy!!! Since we moved to British Columbia last fall I wasn't sure if sunflowers would grow in our very sandy soil...but alas...here they are!!! Growing above the roof tops!

This vulture is from a pattern design from Donna Veal at Moonchilds Primitives. I just love this pattern, and I think it turned out so realistic! You will see some additions to the vulture, the hat, and crow are from patterns from Becky from Tennessee Ridge Primitives, the bat is from a pattern from R&K Creations...another very creative pattern designer...and the pumpkin...well I'm sorry I just forget where it came from, but I did use an actual stem that I had saved from the year before! I put them all together and voila...I ended up selling this whole piece together for $55.

From Becky at Tennessee Ridge Primitives...this pattern is one of her Valentines PatternsAnd this is my take on one of her patterns that she made in a snowman hat, but I used this lovely old tin can!
If you are a primitive lover like me...you need to check out these two websites

both of these gals are wonderful primitive artists...their designs are the greatest prims ever!!! Both gals offer free patterns. I have learned so much from both Becky and Donna. I have bought their patterns, and made their products.
I hope you will visit their sites often!!!
Happy Fall Prim Lovers!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Welcome to Beautiful British Columbia!

This is a picture of our beautiful Thompson River. It takes me less than a minute to get to this spot. It is so beautiful and peaceful here. As a primitive artist I am often asked where I get my inspiration from...well, I think it is important for all of us to take a wee bit of time to just look around us and appreciate the little things in life. So this week, I took my camera, and took some pictures of things I could see within the very short walk to this one beautiful spot. I realized how much I miss seeing everyday, and was very refreshed with new ideas. I need to remind myself to take the time to enjoy the simplest things in life, I hope you might do the same!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A New Day and So Many Things to Share!!!

It has been a busy day here in the beautiful country of Bristish Columbia!! I have helping my husband to get our bedroom ready for renovations! I have also been reading blogs to get some idea what others like to share. Please click on the banner above so you can see all the creative crafters at Country Fried Primitives...including ME!!! Each crafter offers a variety of their own homemade products and on the 15th of each month we all put new things up...what a showcase! You might also want to check out our sister sites...




SO MUCH talent!!!!

I just love primitives.

And for your reading pleasure, and to find some freebies, please go to


Have a wonderful evening friends.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Watch for news of the ANGEL AUCTION in support of the National Coaliton for Cervical Cancer I will update you with more information as I get. Some of the ladies from the following websites have contributed:
If you would like some more informaton about the inspiration for this auction, please visit this website
Together I hope we can help to make a difference. Thanks for you support!
Many thanks for your support!!!

A Primitive Piece of Mine

Hi Everyone, I am so new to blogging that I messed up my first blog...oh well, just so you now know, I am human! I have been a lover of primitives for just over 3 years now. I discovered primitives one day when I was shopping on ebay and I found the cutes Raggedy Annie. I won her, and her creater Julie and I have been best friends ever since!!! My love of primitives has continued to grow since then and I have discovered so many people, and places on the internet that have taught me all about the primitive way. Through this blog, I hope to share with you some of the places I have found, some of my favorite designers, and some of my own designs. I would also like to share a bit of my little piece of the world here in southern British Columbia Canada.

Today I would like to share one of my favorite spots


This is a place I go to many times. There is so much to be found here from ideas to tips and techniques, there are forums and even a place to shop. Kristal Norton created this site a few years back. She is a stay at home mom, and a wonderful prim artist herself.

Have fun on your trip to create a prim...
I look forward to meeting you, and look forward to reading your blogs!!! Cathryn

A Primitive Piece of Mine

Hi Everyone, this is my first time posting and I am so happy to be here!!! I discovered primitives three years ago when I was shopping on ebay and say the cutest Raggedy Annie for sale. I bought her and her creater Julie and became great friends and my love of primitives began to grow from there.
Over the past 3 years I have discovered a number of wonderful places where I have found ideas, and primitive tips, how to's etc. And I would love to share some of these with you. Also I would love to show you some of things I like to do, and share some of my own ideas...plus maybe introduce you to my little piece of the world.
Today I would like to share one of my very favourite spots with you it is called
here you will find tons of ideas, tips, freebies, and lots of folks to chat with. There is even a gallery of pictures and a shop where you can buy things. Kristal Norton the creater of this site is a stay at home mom and I have so much respect for her...she is a busy, busy gal, like the rest of us...LOL...well...just take a look at this site, you just might see an idea or two that is brand new to you!!!
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