Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Moose Pattern

Here is a great Pattern to make a 9 inch Moose all wrapped up in Christmas Lights. Painted face and needle stitched nose you can get the pattern at Skunk Hollow Country Store There is a Cyber Monday sale going on there too. Buy 2 patterns get another of equal or lesser value for free.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What are Fixin's?

What are fixin's? They are similar to potpourri but can be considered more primitive, rustic or country. Displayed in a bowl they can fill the air with your favorite scent. Here we have scented rose hips, cinni sticks, putka pods, jingle bells and mini salt dough wax dipped and scented ornies. In this case you would get mini snowmen and gingerbread men and it would be scented in your favorite winter scent. All this is packaged in a hand painted muslin bag which was made by Skunk Hollow and the bag was painted by Babycakes Doodles and Designs. The Company name is Skunk Cakes so be sure to look for more to come.
Try some today and let the fragrance drift through your world.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Apple Gourds!

Can you believe these are gourds? Red, Yellow and Green. These gourds are apple gourds, they come in many sizes and shapes of apples. They would make a beautiful Thanksgiving or Christmas centerpiece.
Hand stained for years of enjoyment by Blue Rock Gourds

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Primitive Angels Pattern

Looking for a fast, cute pattern for a gift, tree or craft show? This is it!

This Primitive Angel Printed Pattern comes with easy to understand instructions and multiple printed photos to assist you in completing this piece. You can find this pattern by Mary of Starry Nites Farm at Skunk Hollow Country Store.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Little Santa Shelf Sitter Pattern

Maybe you know Melissa on ebay as Santa Lady or Face 2 Face but this is a wonderful Santa maker. Here is a 10 inch Santa shelf sitter pattern great for Craft shows. You can see more patterns of Melissa's at Skunk Hollow Country Store she sells the instant downloads and the paper patterns.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Uber Amazing Blog Award

I got this wonderful surprise today from Huckleberry Arts
The rules of this award are: * Put the logo on your blog or post.* Nominate at least 5 blogs(can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.*" Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from."

So here are my 5
Babycakes Cornbread Kids
The dity bag
Wood n Whimsey
Snowpond Primitives
Olde Harbor Saltbox

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Collage Santa for the People

This stunning holiday collage is mixed media on stretched canvas with hanging hardware installed. The elements of the collage are a vintage map of Great Britain; an antique page from a 1921 encyclopedia (with Christmas definition); vintage hand written invitation with roses; and vintage Santa images. The Santa holding the world is painted by the artist. This is from a very talented painter...Debra Linker. You can see more of her work on The Artisans Shoppe

Monday, November 17, 2008

Santa Painted on a Bar of Soap

This is a wonderful painting done by a wonderful painter. Inez of the Primitive Pineapple has painted another great item. She is also the one that paints on gourds, cyprus knees and wine bottles! Just check out this soap...the nice thing about it the painting does not wear off! The soap wears from the bottom up until you eventually have the entire painting sitting in the your hand. Just go and check it out closer on Skunk Hollow Country Store

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Belsnickel Santa Ornament

The Belsnickel Santa can be hung from his wire hanger, or stand alone. He is approx. 8 inches tall. His hair and beard are needle-felted wool. He is embellished with a vintage wire-brush wreath decorated with tiny mercury balls. A light dusting of mica flakes give him a wintery sparkle isn't he great? By Kitsch N Sink Studio

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Pattern just added

Cinder and Nutmeg were worried about no tree again this year so Cinder made one ...cheesey as it is...it's a cutie! Great Pattern mice are made from Warm and Natural. You can see more of it on Skunk Hollow Country Store.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thank you Annette

I have to thank my really good friend Annette of Huckleberry Arts for the back ground for my blog. She used one of my items "Jethro" to use on the background. If you want one for yours just go to Huckleberry Arts and get her to make you one too. Thank you Annette!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dont forget the dog at Christmas this year!

Do Not forget the Dog at Christmas or you'll be on someones list next year for sure! These are wonderful... You will receive one pound of Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers, one pound of Veggie Bones, and one pound of Milk Bones, one pound of apple drop biscuits, one pound of hardy breakfast bones, and one pound of cheese bones. In addition, one month you will receive a 4oz bottle of lavender spray along with your treats. Lavender spray is used to help calm an excited dog, freshen the dog or its bed, or to help ward off insects. Remember don't forget your dog at Christmas this year!
Just one of the Artistans on The Artisans Shoppe.

Santa in Fur Boots

Here is a darling 18 inch Santa in fur lined boots I found on Foxfire Creek Primitives Go check him out closer.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sylvester Snow

Here's a great 36 inch snowman. Lucy says he's kinda on the tubby side and was made by Lucy of Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives. Isn't he a hoot? A nice and big fellow too.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

LiL Snowman Sign

Here's a cute snowman sign that is freehand painted by Huckleberry Arts on The Artisans Shoppe It hangs with jute string on back of sign. Painted with wood from an old wood crate. I think this would look great next to a front door at Christmas.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Annie Angel

This darling doll was made by Julie G of My Raggedy Dolls she wears a wire crown with berries and greenery and carries an old rusty star. Don't you just love her hair? If you like this doll grab it fast because they sell super fast.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Check out this Butterfly House

This gourd is perfect for butterfly's and reminds me of Christmas Bells. Butterfly's like the rough material of the inside of the gourd. This house should be hung low in your garden or near a butterfly bush. An iron hook would be perfect for this house. This great item was made by Blue Rock Gourds you can see more of her work on The Artisans Shoppe.

Papa Christmas

One of my all time favorite Santa Patterns is by Melissa and Company. Just check it out. He has been seen in Country Sampler Magazine also.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Polar Bear Skating Card

Everyone needs Cards for the season and I found this great card on the Artisans Shoppe.I just loved this skating polar bear card. This would make anyone smile during the winter months. This would be a great xmas card as well. This card is blank inside but if you would like something stamped on the inside she will do that for you too. This card comes with a white envelope and is approximately 5.25 inches square

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just a Good Ole Guy and his crow pattern

This good ole guy is about 15 inches tall when sitting. He's holding his best friend Crow who has sewn on eyelids. He is also holding a stocking full of greenery and has rusty bells here and there. This pattern is by Sweet Prims and you can see it by clicking on the picture of it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Carved Trees

These little Cypress Knee trees are hand carved and make the perfect display to go with your Santa or Snowman carvings. I also see where Helena will happily make them into ornaments for you by adding a wire hanger. Each one is one of a kind and so unique. After carving each tree, she hand painted and antiqued them. Some are glittered for that frosty, snowy effect. Perfect to display with your Santas and snowmen, or keep out year round. Doesn't Helena do the best job of carving items? I love her work! That's Helena of Snow Pond Primitives.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Santa Makedo Doodle

Sandra colored this doodle so you can see how it would look finished if you colored it. All the doodles are sent to you in a pdf file in black and white. You can use them as stitchery patterns, coloring book pages, guides for atc cards etc. Like what you see? Click on the picture to see more of her work. She is also on Skunk Hollow Country Store and you can see more of her doodles there too.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cardinal Painting

One of the Artisans on the Artisan Shoppe with me is Debra Linker. Look at the Cardinal she has painted. Isn't it wonderful? This wintry bird is an original painting on 10" x 20" stretched canvas. Click on the bird to go there and see some of her other wonderful items.

Lots of Patterns available on Skunk Hollow Country Store

Patterns, finished items and a lot of Christmas goodies available on Skunk Hollow Country Store
Pattern designers are: Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives, Melissa and Company, Babycakes Doodles and Designs Doodles, Foxfire Creek Primitives, Lisa Johnson Patterns, Sweet Prims Patterns, My Raggedy Dolls Patterns, The Primitive Pineapple Painting Patterns, Starry Nites Farm Patterns and Huckleberry Arts. We have a wide array of patterns that cover all the holidays and then some and lots of animal patterns too. Click on a link to the website and check us out!
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