Saturday, July 31, 2010

My New Friend, Leah!

Hello friends! Wow, it's been a busy week! I wanted to share some photos of my new baby, Leah... or "Le Le"...

We took her in two days ago and she's brought such joy already! I think she's about 12 wks. old. Her markings are gorgeous and she's such a playful, loving little kitten...

I had two cats that recently passed away. I have always been a cat-lover and knew I couldn't live without a furry little creature roaming my house for too long. So....... I took a leap and took her in. After losing my two cats of 14 yrs. and 19 yrs. the emotional attachment I had was so deep that I swore I'd never take in another for fearing losing it once again. But I'm so glad I did.

She attacks my feet under the covers in the morning with a great, big pounce and wakes me to her little purr and I'm in heaven! She'll snuggle up around my neck when she's tired and rub her teensy little face against mine and I absolutely LOVE it!

Here she is...

What a sweetie, huh?

Other than my new addition, I've been working on some new Raggedies... You can find them HERE on eBay!

I hope you enjoy your weekend! It's nice 'n cool here today... thank goodness that oppressive humidity is gone for now at least!


Monday, July 26, 2010

New Raggedies Needin' A Home!~Sneak Peek at New Giveaway!

Hi friends! A much cooler day today than what we've had in the past few days..... Temps are in the low 80°'s and it's comfy for a change. I don't need my knife to cut through the humidity when I walk out the door!

I hope all of you enjoyed the weekend. Saturday was such a hot day that I stayed in for most of it and crafted.

Sunday was a family day. I went to my cousin's graduation party in New Jersey and ate myself silly, as usual. :)

For now, I have two new Annies that I'd like to share w/ you! This sweet gal will be ending in a few days. She's a little cupboard doll measuring about 12". She's vintage, from her buttons to her outfit and is darling.

The next doll is a round-headed doll... she measures about 17" and is on eBay for a few more. You can visit them both by clicking on my eBay link on my home page. :)

So, for now, back to crafting. I'm working on a new giveaway that I promise I'll have finished this week. It's a Halloween primitive and I'm hoping you will enjoy it! Here's a little "sneak peek!".

Have a wonderful day wherever you are.....I will be in touch soon!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stashing Fabrics in Case of FABRIC Emergency!!!!

Hey friends! I'm stocking up on my fabric stash in case my Walmart decides to do away with their craft department.

One of my Walmarts already did. This one left is the only one near me. I will be so upset if they decide to do away with it.

I asked the fabric lady today if they had plans on doing away with crafts/fabric and she said she was still getting loads of fabrics in and she had no where to put them. So, hopefully, she's right and they'll keep it up. She did say they were trying to make this Walmart a Super Center with more food. I think a lot of the Walmarts are doing that and doing away with things they THINK we can do without. They have no idea how many crafters count on their fabrics! I refuse to shop at JoAnn's for fabrics until I'm forced to. I got the above fabrics for $1.50 yd. JoAnn's fabrics are about $8-$9 yd. I am NOT paying those kind of prices.

So..........with new fabrics comes new inspiration! I've completed another 17" Raggedy which will be on eBay later on tonight. She's a cutie pie! The doll hair I use is from CLOTH DOLL HAIR SUPPLIER... I highly recommend Susan's products! Her link is at the bottom of my homepage if you are interested!

Have a terrific night! I will be in touch soon!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Dolly on eBay... Son back home from vacation!.. Tomato Sandwiches!! YES!

Hi friends!

I hope your week is going well so far. It has cooled down a little bit here in Philadelphia... only in the mid-80's right now. It's a bit of a relief. It's so hard to do anything when it's 100°. I lose my energy and inspiration.

My son went on a trip last Friday to Maine. To Cape Elizabeth. Wow, what a beautiful area. The pictures are just lovely. The beaches look a bit rocky though. Not like the beaches here in the New Jersey area.

He saw a lot of beautiful wildlife, ate a lot of seafood and had a great time. And although he's 18, I missed him like crazy! He called a couple of times a day to say hi and missed me too. I am so lucky to have the bond we share. I am truly blessed and couldn't ask for more. So anyway, he arrived home last night.

I have been working on Raggedies... Cleaning my craft room was such a wonderful idea. I organized, re-arranged and got everything in order and now, I am so inspired. There was a short period of time where no ideas were forthcoming. If you are having problems like that, I highly recommend a good clean-out and fresh start. It worked wonders!

So here is my latest little baby. She's 15" and has a round head. Isn't she sweet? The apron on this doll is from an antique clothespin bag... when I tell you it shreds like paper from dry rot, it does! LOL I tore it to make a rough hem and poof! Some dust flew about and a baby could have ripped it! But I love using authentic materials. Afterall, I'm not making new dolls, I'm making reproductions of primitive dolls, right? :)

She'll be on eBay tonight, starting at .99¢ if you want to give her a visit. There are three other Annies on eBay as well! My eBay link is on the right side of my homepage!

I'm going to bid you goodnight now. My eyes are sleepy and I've had enough for the day. Time to shut down. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week my friends!

Oh, by the way, I had my first tomato sandwich today.........WOW! THAT'S what I wait for all year long. Is there anything better?


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Results of the Poll and New Dollies Needing a Home!

Good Morning! It's a humid, warm Sunday morning here in Philadelphia..... A good day to stay in and craft!
I did stock up on my craft supplies... Somehow it gives me inspiration like crazy!

The dolly on the left was just completed.. she'll be on eBay tonight. She is a big ole doll dressed in vintage clothing with a mop-head full o' hair!

On another note, the poll has closed for your favorite Fall decor. Seems the pumpkins win, with the witches coming in second.

Thanks everyone for voting!

I hope you enjoy this Summer Sunday... I plan to craft a bit and get some food in the house. Don't know what I'll make for dinner... I guess it'll come to me when I get to the market!

Love to all of you and thank you for visiting my little prim world!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lunch w/ an old Friend and Stockin' the Craft Room...

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend so far.

I was up quite early today working on a new Raggedy for eBay... She'll make her debut tomorrow!

Today will be a lazy kinda day. I'm lunchin' w/ my very oldest friend, Donna. We grew up together on the same street and were very close. Now thirty some years later, I'm very much looking forward to our lunch and get-together!

After that, I'll be headed to the craft store... because I'm pretty much in need of everything. I don't normally use a lot of paint in the non-Fall seasons but with Fall coming... the paint will be splattering! LOL Oh, and if I don't get thread for the machine, nothing will be happenin'.

I have a new Raggedy on auction now... she's a large, round-headed gal w/ vintage clothing and buttons. You can click HERE to pay her a visit.

I will catch up with all of you a bit later on. I'll be working on my next giveaway, to be announced by Monday. Check back to see what will be offered! :-)

Love and hugs,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Wonderful Swap and A Sweet Li'L Treasure!

Wow, what a week for goodies!

First, let me thank Jodi of RAGEDDY HAVEN for this beautiful Annie that I won in her giveaway! Isn't she just adorable? I am not usually a lucky kind of person, but got lucky to win this adorable little treasure.

Secondly, I received my swap box today from Tracy Mejias and absolutely love it all! She sent me delicious tarts and candles that smell so yummy! If you know me, then you KNOW I am always burning something in the house, whether a tart or candle. I love scents! Thank you Tracy for the lovely swap items.

I am currently working on a new Raggedy..... she should be finished by tomorrow. She's a larger, round headed doll w/ vintage clothing and buttons... take a peek at my eBay! I'm also finishing up some special orders for some teddy bears and little Fall mice. I have them listed on my blog's homepage if you are interested! They are terrific scattered about your fall prims and pumpkins! A set of 5 is $25. Email me on Facebook to order!

I wish all of my friends a wonderful weekend! Before you know it, Fall will be here. Get out and enjoy the summer weather while we have it!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

And The Winner of the OLDE PumPkiN is........

Linda Parker, of Parker's Paradise.
Congratulations Linda! I hope you enjoy your new pumpkin and crow! I've emailed you Linda for your address... please get in touch with me!

Thanks to everyone who entered and for your interest in my creation!

I will announce a new giveaway by Friday... Stop back to enter!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Raggedies Up For Adoption on eBay! AND Last day to Sign up for Giveaway!

Hi Friends! These sweet Raggedies are now up for auction on eBay! Stop by and see them! They start at .99¢!
Click HERE to visit these ole Annies!

And don't forget, while you are here, tonight is the last night to sign up for my giveaway!

See post: "Time for another Giveaway at THE ATTIC" for details. Winner will be drawn tomorrow! Have a great night!

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm a Winner of this Sweet Ole Raggedy!

OMG, can you believe I won this adorable little Raggedy?

I won this sweetie pie from Jodi of Raggedy Haven Orphanage!

Thank you so much Jodi for your generosity! She will be loved for many years to come!

Visit Jodi! She's an awesome Raggedy maker and creates Bears and other goodies as well!

Have a great weekend friends!

New Fall Items at "The Attic"

A Good Friday Morning to You!

The temperature has finally come down to a cool 90° around here... yes, it beats those 100°+ days!

I've been working for Fall/Halloween and have a couple of new items to share with you..

One is this olde witch hat... perfect for a little touch of spooky in your prim home! It's on sale now HERE...

It's a great piece of folk art w/ lots of details.. even some cobwebs and mice thrown in for good measure!

And another great pumpkin... this one with a spooky Halloween bat! Click HERE to visit on eBay!


I'll be working on a Fall scarecrow today... I'm having so much fun Fall crafting!

I hope you enjoy these new, one of a kind pieces! The same ones will not be made again so please bid if you like 'em!

Have a great weekend and stay cool!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Although the temps are outrageously high, inside my little craft room there are signs of Fall! It won't be long folks! We'll have those crisp temperatures, the smell of fireplaces in the air, vivid leaves a fallin' and pumpkins on the porch! Here are a few photos of my creations so far... you'll find them HERE! Stay cool, shop with me and start your fall collection of primitives!! Blessings, ~W


Hello Friends!

Wow! What a day today is! It is currently 102° and it's still rising.

I thought I'd go out to water the garden again...( I watered it twice today) and found some interesting subjects to photograph. :-)

Here's one of the baby American Robins at my pond. The birds are fighting to get wet today... sometimes there's 10 birds in the bath at once!

One of my favorite things to do is watch them bathe. I love how they fluff themselves out and splash around! Especially the babies.. who are still learning how to do it.

Here they are, in the bath... there are six of them in there at the time I took the photo!

Here are some of my pretty petunias... these are the
WAVE petunias and they drape so nicely! I love the colors and they are so cheerful!

Here is my back garden... I love hanging flowers on the old fence! There's a really neat heart plaque I found at a thrift store, it's like a fractur painting, very folky and weathered!

And this photo I just LOVE! This is one of my favorite summer flowers... I love the coloring against the deep green foliage!

What a perfect shot! Not a mark on this flower! Nature sure is wonderful and inspiring!


I'm off to cook dinner.... Thank goodness for airconditioning!

I'm making some bbq'd chicken tonight w/ corn on the cob and a cold salad.

I'll have some new auctions listed tonight and tomorrow so take a peek when you get a chance. It may be 102° outside, but I'm crafting for Fall inside!

Blessings My Friends! Thanks for stoppin' by to view my blog!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Time for Another Giveaway at "The Attic!"

Hi Friends!

Well, the time has come for another one of my giveaways!

Here's an extremely primitive, plump ole pumpkin with a Fall Crow! Perfect for that sideboard, hutch, cupboard shelf or farmtable!

This piece measures approx. 10" high by 11" wide and will come to you signed, numbered and dated.

There's some "Autumn" sweet annie tucked in with some olde burlap leaves that have been wired so you can position them! And the hangtag reads: "Merry Harvest"...

All you have to do is comment below and if you want more chances to win this harvest pumpkin, post this photo on your blog with this link and/or your facebook wall or group page. Let me know what you've decided to do so I can enter you appropriately.

The contest will run from now until July 14th. I'll randomly choose a winner on the 15th and notify you by email. Please leave your email if you don't already have one linked to your account.

Good luck! Fall is almost here! :-) A Merry Ole Harvest-Thyme to Ya!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Babies, Buds and Beautiful Weather......

Hello My Friends!

I must say, I have been neglecting my blog and my work these past few days......the weather has been too beautiful to be indoors.

The humidity has been low, the skies, a crystal blue and it feels more like September than July.

My apologies for the lack of updates. Sometimes the old brain needs a little vacation before whipping up new and exciting ideas.

So, I'm back. I made a great fall piece today. A fantastic, olde, distressed pumpkin, witch hat and mouse. Click my eBay link to visit the auction tonight at 10 EST. :-)

But before I did that... I wandered about in the garden... looking at all of my hard work come to fruition.

These baby American Robins are living in my garden. Running about in the ivy and mint. Sitting atop my chaise lounge... pooping on it, of course. But no worries. They are too cute to shoo them away. This shot I must say looks professional. And that never happens when I take a photo. The lighting was just so right and the coloring on this sweet baby... well. You don't get much better than that. How sweet. He doesn't even have a tail yet. Just born probably 1-2 wks. ago. :-)

I love watching them. They get into trouble, just like toddlers. LOL
Here's another photo.. of the other baby.

Sitting on my trumpet vine stalk. They let me get so close to them. It's amazing how innocent and trusting they are.

A baby Cardinal actually flew up to the Robins and the Robins thought the Cardinal was going to feed them. The baby Cardinal had no idea what was going on either!

I'm so happy to provide all of the things to make these birds feel comfortable in my garden. Shelter, water, food. They bring such smiles to my face each time I see them.

On another note, the tomatoes are growing each day. I am so looking forward to my tomato sandwiches. Mayo, white bread, salt, and maybe some American cheese and I'm a happy camper. These are beefsteak which are perfectly meaty for a sandwich. Not a lot of seeds and water inside.

And the Zinnias.....I just love them. They are one of my favorite olde-fashioned flowers. So beautiful! This orange is so vivid. The butterflies love the little yellow flowers in the center. :-) I grow them from seed each year and anxiously await which colors will show their faces. So far, I got a beautiful antique white one, a hot pink and a couple of beautiful hot orange. :) Hopefully, I'll get at least one cherry red!

So.........that's what I've been up to. I hope you will enjoy your holiday weekend. Please be safe and have fun and I'll be talking to you again real soon!

Hugs and Simple Blessings to you my friends!

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