Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

 Happy Halloween, have fun and be safe! Enjoy the day, and enjoy your family!

Country Primitive Shop giveaway

Follow the link below for another wonderful give away!

These would look wonderful on someone's tree.  I hope it will be me!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Beef Buritos

Beef Burritos

1 – 1 ½ pounds beef cubes
1/4 cup taco seasonings
1 cup water

In a pressure cooker add meat, taco seasoning, and water. Bring pressure cooker to rocker stage and cook 10 minutes. After 10 minutes remove from heat and let pressure drop. Carefully open and let the meat sit for a few minutes. When cooled enough to handle, cut the meat into small pieces.

Dice a large onion

1 can refried beans, heated up in a microwave for 2 minutes

Shredded Cheese (your favorite – cheddar, Mexican blend, taco cheese)

10 Large flour burrito shell – place in the microwave for 1 minute to heat them up so they will roll better.

Take one burrito shell, spread some refried beans on it, place small about of meat towards one end, and then add onion and cheese. Fold the sides in the roll up. To serve - warm them up in the microwave oven. Enjoy!

Sunday Artisan Market

This week I would love for you to meet some more incredible artist from the market.  First I would like to thank everyone who came out for our Halloween party, fun was had by all, young and old.

The first artist I would like you to meet this week is Suzette Wright from the Wright Design Card Company.  Suzette take wonderful pictures, has some frame for you to hang up when you get home, or you can add your on special frame to them.  Other are made into cards, and you will find something for every occasion.  Suzettes husband Ron helps her out selling her pictures at the market.  Suzette web site is:  please check out her web site or stop my the market to meet Suzette and take a look at her pictures.

The next artist is Robyn Hayne from A Robyn's Nest, who makes one of kind birds house and Christmas ornaments.  Robyn is still working on getting web site started, but you will find her at the market on Sunday.  Her bird house's are made from 80% recycled materials, so not only are you getting a one of kind item, but you are saving Mother Earth!

The last artist I have for you this week is Ginger Hayward, from Herbal Ginger Products.  Ginger makes soap, lotion and body spray.  They smell wonderful and would make a lovely gift for someone.  You will find her etsy shop to the left of this posting.

So if you are in Ann Arbor on Sunday stop by the market for some real handmade art, and fun!  The market is open to the Sunday before Christmas, for your shopping enjoyment!

Prairie Flower give away

Stop by the Prairie Flower Blog for her give away.  Become a follower, post on your blog, and get more chances to win.  You will win a wonderful window, with a wonderful verse.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Irish Corkies is having a giveaway

Please check out Irish Corkies for the wonderful giveaway that she is having.

Let your family and friends know, so they can enter. Some one will win on Nov 6.  Good Luck to everyone!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas Celebration have started in the Old Farmhouse Group

The wonderful artist from the Old Farmhouse Group have started their Christmas Celebration.  On etsy if you type in OFGHC you will find amazing works of art.  Eye candy for sure!

Sugar Creek Hollow

Sugar Creek is having a give away on her blog, plus a big sale in her etsy shop.

Check out the the yummy scented candles!  They will make you hungry!

Great Artist from the Old Farmhouse Gathering

It is a beautiful Monday in Southeastern Michigan.  The sun is out and warmer then we have had in the past couple of weeks.  The leaves are falling fast, and soon winter will be here.  But we need to enjoy the day, so after you have filled up on the beauty of the day, and need to take a break, please stop by the three shops I would love for you to visit today.  The first shop is Artbyme, where Cindy makes some wonderful primitive dolls in it.  Even thou Halloween is on Saturday, they still would make a great Christmas gift for someone on your list who just loves Halloween.  You can give a gift for another Holiday at Christmas to someone.  Please read about Cindy below:

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

Artbyme That is my name on Ebay and wanted to keep everything the same.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Little over a year

3. What type of items do you offer?

Primitive Folk Art Dolls

4. How long have you been crafting?

Over 20 years

5. Who or What inspires you?

I can get inspiration from just about anything. I do get a lot from other creative people.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Halloween items. I love creating Halloween items.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

The next shop is  Apple Tree Cottage, Martha can paint on anything, and will.  She has very different items to look at.  If you see something you like but need it a little different please contact Martha.  Please read about her below.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

When I was a little girl, my family moved. I was very lonely but found a library near our home, so I would walk there every day and spend hours browsing at books. I found a book titled Apple Tree Cottage and I was absolutely swept away by it. The cottage was a magical place where peace and love was found. I decided if I would name my shop in honor of this book that has such an impression on me when I was young.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

I joined Etsy in January, 2008.

The last shop I would love for you to visit is Harvest Moon Prims, Marilyn make primitive candles, stitchery, and dolls.  You can read more about Marilyn below.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

My Etsy shop is Harvest Moon Prims....Nothing is prettier or more magical in Fall...than a big ole Orange Harvest Moon....So when I was thinking on a name for etsy...that came to mind...

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

I have been on Etsy for over a year,but illness made me unable to do much with it until recently.

3. What type of items do you offer?

Hand crafted stitchery,prims,and needfuls

4. How long have you been crafting?

For as long as I can remember..but professionally for over 25 years

5. Who or What inspires you?

My Dad who was a wonderful floral designer was my biggest fan,and always was proud of what I created. Sadly he passed away four years ago,but I know he is smiling down on my saying..I am so proud of you!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

hummmm...thats a hard one..Usually my sticheries are my fav

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

I also have a

and on ebay under the user name


3. What type of items do you offer?

I offer an eclectic mix of vintage, folk art and primitive items. I love to paint on old pieces that have a story to tell when they come my way.

4. How long have you been crafting? FOREVER!

I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people who have encouraged me since I was small. My husband and my daughter are my two biggest fans.

5. Who or What inspires you?

I love things that come to me with a history. Old boxes, drawers and coffee pots have a story to tell and I like to add just a little “prim” icing on the cake when I find a piece that longs to be reinvented.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I can’t say I have one favorite piece. I love everything I paint… each item in my store is something that I would place in my own home.

So after you have read about these very taleted people stop by their shops, and if you have time please check out the Old Farmhouse Group.  On etsy just type in OFG in the search bar, and you can finish that Christmas list.  Easy as pie!

Speaking of pie please check out the Old Farmhouse Gathering blog, and the new Old Farmhouse Cooking blog.  Not only can they make wonderful art pieces they can cook, and are willing to share their receipts.

Everyone have a Happy Monday, and enjoy the wonderful colors before they are taken from us. 

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog) I sell only on Etsy.

You may visit my blog at

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Whitesheepprimitive is have a give away

Please check out whitesheepprimitive and enter a chance to win this wonderful little shoe, hand painted with a cute mouse, signed and dated!  Everyone will want to have this!

Hi All,

I am having my first blog give away to celebrate my blog and the start of OFG Holiday Celebration on Etsy. The winner will receive this Christmas ornament made from a small vintage baby shoe with my little farm mouse. It is signed and dated. So you all know what to do but I'm gonna tell ya anyway, all you have to do is be a blogger and leave me a comment on this post and let me know that you would like an entry. Link my site to your blog and you will get an additional entry just let me know that you posted a link. And that's it. The last date to enter this one will November 7, 2009. Drawing will be November 9, 2009. And I will announce the winner on my blog. So check for your name. Good Luck! U. S. residents only.

Oh, and one more thing I hope to be doing a couple more of these before Christmas. So just keep checking for my new giveaways.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday October 23, 2009

Each Friday I have introduced you to some of the wonderful Artisan From the Sunday Artisan Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Today I would love for you to visit Liz from the Beadingnutritionist.  Liz makes wonderful jewelry and loves to work the customers to get the look they like.  If you have something in mind please contact her and she will work very hard for you get what you want and you will love it. Liz has an etsy shop and a blog.

The next artist I would love for you to visit is Lenea Howe who is a folk artist.  Lenea makes the most wonderful folk art dolls.  Each one of her dolls is unique, and the personalty  of her dolls comes out in her design.  Lenea is new on etsy, but has sold in Art Fairs and galleries before.  Stop by her etsy shop or visit her and Liz at the market on Sunday.  The market is open from 11 - 4 each Sunday till the Sunday before Christmas.

Also this Sunday October 24, 2009 is the Halloween party at the market.  Bring your little ones for a scavenger hunt, story time, and custom parade.  All starting around 1 o'clock.  For more information check out the Sunday Artisan Market web site -

Have a great and wonderful weekend!  Enjoy the fall colors, they are wonderful this year!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

1 Large head of cabbage washed well

2 lb hamburger

2 eggs

1 cup cooked rice

1 – 2 large onions

1 cup chopped fine celery

2 tablespoons parsley

Cut the core form the cabbage, place in a large pot filled with water. Boil till the leaves start to fall off. Place the leaves in a large bowl and keep cooking to all the leaves are removed. You may have to re-cut the core to get more leaves off. The leaves should be soft enough to roll. While the cabbage is cooking, cook the rice and let cool. Mix the hamburger, eggs, rice, celery, onions together. Take one cabbage leave add some meat mixture and roll up, place in a large roaster pan. After all the cabbage leaves are rolled up, add some tomato juice, can tomatoes, or soup. Use what you have in the house. Cook in the oven at 350 for about 2 hours, or simmer on the stove for 3 to 4 hours. Check to make sure they are done. Serve with fresh rye bread and butter. According to my husband very cold beer!

Look at what I won!!!!

I have the cutest blocks from Jody at Primgal Primitives.  I have them out by the front door for everyone to look at.  I'm a very lucky lady to have won them!

From my kitchen window!

Today I would love for you to take a look out my kitchen window.  The colors are getting better everyday, and hour by hour.  Hard to any work done, when I would rather be looking at Mother Nature and have some tea.  I have also included some other pictures from around my yard.  I hope you enjoy yourself, and take a break and look around you at the wonderful world of color that surrounds your home.

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MommaB'sFrontPorch giveaway

Please check on this blog and enter for the great giveaway!

Hey everyone..I am having a painting crafting surface giveaway....look at all the goodies...I will list them so you know what you are getting...

One large Oar

One large chalkboard

2 metal ceiling tins

1 rusty metal pumpkin

6 wood napkin rings

1 paper mache mitten box

1 long skinny sled

1 large barrel stave

2 wood signs

1 rusty metal sign

6 mini chalkboards

1 piece of cork

1 heart shaped wall hanging

1 bag of mini pear bowl fillers

might throw in a couple extras....

now how to enter

post a comment on my blog..

for a second entry

put my giveaway on your blog..

I will need you to POST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!!!!

If you don't leave your email I cannot contact you if you win..

this will run till NOV 7....winner will be announced NOV 8...


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Firecracker Kid give away

Follow the link to a wonderful giveaway from the Firecracker Kid!  Carols work is wonderful, this would look great in my home or yours.

Indian Summer Giveaway

11&1/2" W x 14" H x 3/4" D

My hubby made the frame out of red oak wood. I painted it black over cobblestone brown, lightly combed, sanded and rubbed with paste stain. Includes glass, paper backing with sawtooth for hanging. For the walls or to set on a shelf. Pretty Fall colors. Felted, yarn, Calico fabric, stitchery thread on canvas. I crocheted three little pumpkins and stitched little green stems on them. Coffee and tea stained. If you would like to have this piece in your primitive home, just leave me a comment below with your email address so I can contact you.

Invite your friends to enter : )

USA entries only please.

I will draw and announce the winner Sunday, November 1.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday October 19, 2009

Good morning to everyone, it is a beautiful autumn day in Michigan.  The weather is going to warm up this week,  a great time to finish up some fall chores before winter gets here.  Before I head outside I would love for you to visit three shops on Etsy.  They are all from the Old Farmhouse Gathering.  So get something great to drink and take a look.  I have added some Christmas music to help with the Christmas shopping we all have.  The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team has many many great artist that have something to off for everyone on your list.  So please check out the great shops.  The first is Vintage Keepsake Truck, Joan offer many one of kind items.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

I chose this name because I like the idea of searching and finding an old trunk in the attic and opening it to find vintage time-worn treasures from the olden days.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

Since March 2009

3. What type of items do you offer?

Primitive Folk Art handmade soft-sculpture offerings featuring Art Dolls, Home Decor, Holiday and Seasonal Decorations and Collectibles, all created with that time-worn look.

4. How long have you been crafting?

35 years

5. Who or What inspires you?

I was inspired as a youth by my Great Aunt and Grandmother that taught me to sew on an old Singer Sewing machine. My crafting really took off when I was injured back in my 30's in an accident and was left in chronic pain and forced to change to a sedentary life style. Creating is Therapy for me and helps me to forget the pain and I thoroughly enjoy it!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Probably my Art Dolls. I love to dress them in vintage baby clothes from the 1920's and each of them comes out different with their own personality.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)


Home of Vintage Keepsake Trunk.....

The second shop for you to check out is Painted Kreations, with hand painted gingerbread men and more.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

Painted Kreations........chosen because I paint. The K in Kreations because of my name starting with a K and I wanted to be original.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

Since February of 2008

3. What type of items do you offer?

I have hand painted items on a variety of surfaces. I paint in different styles, and also create and paint my own gingerbread designs.

4. How long have you been crafting?

Probably 25 years, more so in the last 10 years, being involved in craft shows and such.

5. Who or What inspires you? I use painting as a stress release, inspired by designers such as Terrye French, Maxine Thomas, Monika Brint, Renee Mullins, etc.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

The angel tub with bath the soft colors and lavender scents

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog),,,

For the third shop I would love to look at is SugarMountainMercantile.  Debbie has some more one of kind items.  Each item made by hand! 

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

The name of my shop is Sugar Mountain Mercantile, which I named for the mountain in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee on which I am blessed to have a beautiful log home getaway. I called it a "Mercantile" because I just knew I'd be offering up a wide variety of items, kind of like a general store.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

Just over a year.

3. What type of items do you offer?

Well, it depends on how the mood strikes me! Nearly everything is holiday- themed, as I adore each and every holiday. I do machine and hand-embroidery, crochet, make primitive soaps, and I may list a few vintage items here and there. I haven’t yet filled my shop with what I really intend to sell. I also have plans to open a second shop in the near future, selling strictly baby items.

4. How long have you been crafting?

Gosh, ever since high school…I started out as a ceramics instructor in an after-school program for grade-schoolers..made me decide really quickly I did NOT want to be a teacher when I “grew up”!

5.Who or What inspires you?

Honestly, I am inspired and rejuvenated each and every time we go down to the cabin. It’s so peaceful and beautiful there, it would be hard not to be inspired. Every season has something to offer..the beautiful Fall colors, the snow-covered mountains in Winter, seeing the Spring flowers begin to bloom..and the beauty in Summer is just amazing!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I always like listing glass-blocks, because each one has a personality of its own, depending on the graphics I use, and how I choose to decorate it. Plus they seem to sell well!

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

I don’t yet have a blog, but can be found on the following:

Please as you visit each shop leave a heart, and you can mark you favorite items with a heart also.  Makes going back to find them easier.  I hope you enjoy some music and some more great shops.  The Old Farmhouse Gathering is getting the Holiday Basket ready, so stop by for updates on when you can enter the give away.  Enjoy your day today  it is present, tomorrow is a gift, and yesterday is in the past.  Remember all the good times, and forget the bad ones. 

Just another quick note, with all of us trying to get the most from our money, and making it stretch further and further.  You can also shop by dollar amounts.  Have a great and happy Monday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

October 16, 2009

Good Morning!  It is Friday, and on Friday I introduce you to some of the great artist from The Sunday Artisan Market.  We have 70 days to Christmas, these artist offer something very different for you shopping enjoyment.  Everything listed today can not be found at the local mall.  Each handmade and most can be made to order for the special someone on your shopping list.     I would love for you to meet Jean Wolter who makes felted hats and bags designed and adorned using lovely combinations of colors and textures. Most bags are lined. Some matching scarves and hats using ultra soft and warm yarns such as alpaca and silk. Comfortable and luxurious accessories. Some items embellished with beadwork. 

Also I would love for you to meet Mary Coscia who is also a basket weaver.  Her baskets use driftwood, and antlers.  One of the baskets with the antlers, with some handmade goodies would make a lovely gift for the hunter on your shopping list.  Mary makes some wonderful basket that are very different then mine, and her work is just wonderful.

The last artist I would like for you to meet is Christine Robertson, who is a  paper and mixed media artist. My products are unique and whimsical picture frames, greeting cards, gift tags, notebooks and original collages.  Some of her frames have school, or sport theme papers, add a picture of your son or daughter playing a sport, or school picture for a wonderful gift to someone.  We all have those on our list who are hard to buy for and a frame picture is quick and easy.  Christine has an etsy shop and the link to her shop is:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Look at what I found this week!

This chair was in very good shape, some one love this a lot and took very good care of it.  I found it at a resale shop for $10.00, all I did was clean it up with some Liquid Gold (Thanks Linda from Prairie Rose for the tips).  I am going to use this in the bedroom for putting on socks and shoes.  It is not a very big chair just the right size for my bedroom.  I also found some other great goodies that need a little clean up and will use to make the Holidays festive.  I will post pictures of those in the next couple of weeks.  We all need to save some money, and this fit's in the budget nicely.  Please check back to see the other goodies I will be showing off.

I won! I won!

I won a Boo block sign from Primgal Primitive Palette!  What a great surprise I received this morning.  Then my son called home from Afghanistan!!!  Two wonderful things this morning, I am truly blessed.

Congratulations to Rose of BasketsbyRose!! You are the winner of my Halloween Giveaway! Please send me your email address so that I can get your prize mailed off to you in time for Halloween!

Wow this giveaway was so much fun! I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter, and to leave such wonderful comments! I have the best followers in blogland! In the next couple of weeks I will be holding another giveaway just in time for Christmas, so be sure to stop back by. Hope everyone is having a great week....until next time.......Blessings to All

I am one very lucky lady to win these!! :0)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday morning with Old Farmhouse Gathering 10-12

Today is Monday October 12, Columbus Day!  On Monday I feature some great talent from the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team.  A great group of very talented artist, that I'm very lucky to be part of. So get something to drink, and put on your favorite slippers and check out the following shops.  The first is Barbara King from Prairie Harvest.  She make the most amazing ornies, primitive and Americana Folkart I have ever seen.  Something for each season, to add some wonderful prim charm to your home.  Also she has a couple of blog filled with wonderful stories and information for making a house a home.  You will sign up to follow all of them for sure.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

Prairie Harvest Arts is the name of my Etsy shop as well as my website. I am so lucky to live on a farm and the harvest time is when we see the fruit of our labor. I love seeing the leaves turn color, the scent of autumn in the air and the few quiet moments when you look at the harvested fields, the full pantry and the feeling of accomplishment, knowing that you did the best for your family. SO I live on the prairie and love the harvest and art, thus Prairie Harvest Arts.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

I have been a member since February 1, 2008.

3. What type of items do you offer?

I enjoy offering primitive and Americana folk art, sometimes in a form to what our predecessors created and sometimes with my own interpretation of what they did, appreciated or how they lived.

4. How long have you been crafting?

I have been sewing and painting since I was a child. We were always encouraged to be creative, play outside or at least “do something.” Sitting around was not part of our way of life.

5. Who or What inspires you?

I am so lucky. Every generation has been an inspiration to the following members of the family. Great Grandma Amelia came to the US at age 11, in the 1800s, by herself, worked hard and eventually married Julius Kringle (As in Santa Claus). As homesteaders, they worked hard and she was known for her beautiful handwork. She also made the best soap, from what I was told. Her daughter, Alice was superb knitter and did crocheted items we still enjoy. My mom was and is incredible. She encouraged us to create and always to gain new skills. She considered every part of life to be a piece of art that deserved your greatest attention and effort. She’s a od mom and my best friend.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

Right now my favorite item is the Pumpkins and Bittersweet. I think it would be considered to be a fabric sculpture. There are three pumpkins with a quilted crow sitting at the top. Bittersweet (which used to grow along the roadside everywhere-but no more) is made from hand painted muslin and beads. There is a great deal of detail on every part of the sculpture.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

I can also be found at:



Old Primitive Sisters Marketplace:


The Pattern Cupboard:

Crafty Avenue:

And I enjoy blogging at:

The second shop I would love for you to visit is Dorreen from Privies and Prims.  Dorreen make dolls, rugs, patterns, stitchery, and anything she can think of.   One very talented lady who enjoys everything she makes.  More wonderful prims for you to use in your home. 

When you are done looking at there sites on etsy, please type OFG into the search bar, to find some more great artist.  Also keep checking the Old Farmhouse Gathering blog for the new giveaway that will be happening soon.  It will have a great collection of Christmas items for you to use in your home

. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name? Privies & Prims has been my business name for about a year. I started out in a shed at my home on Blue Rock Rd., so I named my little shop Blue Rock Country Crafts. I had my first storefront in Burnsville, NC in 2000 and named the store Privies & Perches. I was making lots of outhouse bathroom decorations and my dad was making lots of prim birdhouses, so I changed the name. Inspired by God is all I can say. It just popped into my little brain!

2. How long have you been on Etsy? Had to go look at my profile for this question.  Seems I started in February 2008.

3. What type of items do you offer? Penny rugs, prim stitcheries, primitive & folk art dolls, punch needle embroidery & patterns, outhouse stuff, candlemats, prim wreaths, Americana prim t-shirts, wood signs, ornaments, & photographs of old barns and outhouses. I think that’s it. 

4. How long have you been crafting? As long as I can remember. I used to sit at the kitchen table and trace the designs on the napkins. In high school, I made a macramé hanging large enough to cover a window! We also did pottery and leather working. My special leather project was a framed image of a Michelob beer bottle ad. We used wood carving tools and I stuffed the “bottle” from the back with sawdust to give it dimension. At the time, it was my boyfriend’s favorite brand. Personally, I can’t stand the taste of any kind of alcohol. Just give me my McDonald’s sweet tea!

5. Who or What inspires you? First, I must give God the credit for my talents. He puts ideas into my head as I go along. I start out making a doll like the pattern photo, then God gives me ideas to make it my own. Sometimes, I think it’s a curse.  I’m always seeing stuff and thinking, “I can make that!” So, that’s why the list of things I make is so long. I just recently added punch needle embroidery to my list and I’m “hooked”. I’m designing patterns that I will sell as kits and will soon be designing prim doll patterns also that will be modeled after the mountain folk where I live.

I get inspired by’s monthly newsletters, looking at others creations online, visiting prim shops, looking through catalogs, and the list goes on and on. Gosh, everything I see inspires me! I look at people in restaurants and think of making a doll to look like them!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why? My favorite creations are my primitive dolls cause I love giving each one their own personality. The favorite ones I’ve made are 46” dolls from a Prim & Proper folks pattern.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog) I don’t sell on ebay too often. Seems I just pay them money and don’t have much luck there anymore. For Privies & Prims, my main website is, my etsy shoppe is, blog-, and at my brick & mortar store located at 110 West Main St., Burnsville, NC 28714.

I also do wedding photography,, and sell photographs of old barns and houses that I find here in the mountains. My pattern blog is, and I’ll soon be teaching classes in my store, so I have a blog for that.

And yes, I do find time to sleep.

My name is Doreen Brannan and you can contact me at

Have a blessed one!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday October 9, 2009

Welcome !  It is Friday and it is raining! :0(  I will be in Ann Arbor this evening for the second ArtWalk.  Hope the rain ends soon, and we have a lot of visitors.  I will be in Kerrytown, but the ArtWalk covers a large area of Ann Arbor.  Come out visit the art galleries, shops, start some Holiday shopping, and enjoy some good food.

On Friday I feature two the artisans from the Sunday Artisan Market.  Today I would love for you to meet Carol Fletcher, who is a great photographer, and president of our wonderful market.  Under Carols watchful eyes the market has doubled in the last couple of years.  Carol takes pictures of nature, some up close, and some are the big picture.  A lot are matted and framed, take one home and add something wonderful to your home.  Other are in greeting cards, journals and books.  Her pictures are from Michigan and the world.  She can tell you a story about each and every picture she has.  What a treat!  Carol is working on a web site and blog at this time, soon the world will find out what a wonderful person she is.

The next artist I would love for you to meet is Dawn Foerg, a fused glass and slumped glass artists.  The colors in her work are just lovely to look at and used.  Her display is always a treat to look at, and the sun coming through her art work looks like a big stain glass window.  If you love color stop at her booth, and your breath will be taken away.  Down does not have a web site at this time, but one should be coming soon!

I will be back on Monday to feature two more Artist from the Old Farmhouse Gathering.  If you have time please check out the new cooking blog they have.  Not only do the make wonderful items, then can cook as well!

I will be back on Monday with two more great artist from the Old Farmhouse Gathering.  If you have time check out the Farmhouse new cooking blog.  Some great cooks along with being great artist.