Thursday, March 17, 2016


Hello Dear Friends!

Let me get right to it!  Here is a FREEBIE for YOU!

~*Spring Friends*~

©primitivebettys 2016

*** This is a free doodle to use for your own crafting.  You may copy the image ~ enlarge or reduce ~ for your own personal use.  In other words, just don't MASS produce anything using the image.  For gifts and craft shows (even online)... items may be made using the doodle and sold.  Minor alterations to the doodle to personalize are acceptable.  Please give credit where due for the image... Betty Dekat/primitivebettys.  Please DO NOT copy and sell the doodle!  It is FREE! ***

Any medium of your choice it fine... needlepunch, rug hooking, applique, painted... HAVE FUN and ENJOY!


Yes!  I'm BACK!  WOW!  Time sure can go by fast!  I've missed you!  

Last September, I took a job at a nearby grocery store.  What was planned to be a simple part time job has become a new 'career' for me.  Since accepting the job, I have been promoted to Assistant Manager of my department.  It has been an adjustment... from a stay~at~home~Mom/Wife/Crafter to a working~full~time~Mom/Wife/Crafter.  As the days/weeks/months go by, I can feel it gradually coming together.  See?  I have a FREEBIE DOODLE FOR YOU!  *WINK*

It turns out that I needed a job... I needed to go back to work... I need to be around people!  My mind/body/soul have drastically changed... and changed for the better.  I truly love my job and my co~workers are GREAT!  Finding the balance to do everything I love has been difficult, but I'm getting there.  Time management and physical strength are getting better.  Things are positive... and only getting better!

Wishing you all warm smiles...


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

~*New Etsy Listings*~

Hello Dear Friends!

I hope you are all doing well... and having a GREAT beginning to Fall!  

(one of the Halloween pins listed for sale in my shoppe)

Things have remained busy on my end... working a new job and keeping up with family and our animal critters.  Today was a day off... and the first for over a month that I feel like my body may be catching up with my schedule.  I slept well last night and was able to get a lot accomplished today... including listing several Halloween needlepunches in my Etsy Shoppe!

Please CLICK HERE to take a look.  


I don't believe I've shared our chicken babies with you.  They hatched on or near September 1st.  So today they are about 5 weeks old (right?).  We have six babies.  We were able to do this only because my sister shared a dozen of her fertilized chicken eggs with us.  We don't have a rooster here... only 7 big hens.  One went broody (?... I'm new to this!).  So... we let her sit on the eggs we were given... and were so happy to see, that after 21 days, 6 hatched and they are all still healthy after 5 weeks.

We think (but, of course, don't know for sure) that we have at least two Roos in this bunch.  The one that my sister tells me is an American chicken, has been named Uncle Sam.  Here he is...

My SIL, Robin, did say we should call him Kernel Sanders.  I quickly NO~NOed that name!  It is funny though!

Here are all the babies together...

Wishing you all warm smiles...


Thursday, September 17, 2015

~*Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update*~

Hello Dear Friends!

The update for Primitive Handmades Mercantile is happening in just a few minutes!  Sadly, I'm sorry to say... I missed the update this month.  With a new job and numerous other priorities... I just couldn't make it.  However, I do hope to add some new items ~ very soon ~ to my Etsy Shoppe!

Please visit the offerings of all the super~talented artists!  You will LOVE everything!

Wishing you all warm smiles...


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 ~ ~ 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!!!   


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...


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...


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?!?  


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*


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