Wednesday, July 13, 2016

~*Freebie and My Selling Blog*~

Hello Dear Friends!

First of all... *SMILE*

~*Slurpy Jack*~ is a FUN, FUN, FUN doodle to punch... and make another thread holder box!

I've made one...

 I've also made this one...


The doodle is FREE for you to use.  DO NOT SELL MY DOODLES OR FREE PATTERNS!  You may, however, sell items made from them in limited quantities.  

The finished boxes are listed on my SELLING BLOG.  This is a 'new thing' for me... and I'm just trying to work it out and avoid the 'kinks'.  

Yes, I had thought of putting the items for sale in my Etsy Shoppe or even on my Facebook Page... but trying this first.  Please bare with me.


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Back to the doodle... use it as you wish... with your medium of choice.  Have fun with it!!!!  If you would like to know how I finish my boxes, download the FREE pattern ~*Summer Charms*~ from yesterday's post.  There are complete instructions added to it.


Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

~*Extra Special News!*~

Hello Dear Friends!!!

After some serious soul searching and contemplating...

all Primitivebettys patterns from here on out will be FREE!!!  Yes, you heard right!!!  Why, you ask?  Well, to best describe my thoughts on this is just because... it feels right to me.  I hope you see it as my way of sharing kindness and joy.  Don't we all need more of that? 

To begin with... here is the link for you to download for my latest pattern release (Click on the title of the pattern.  You will need Adobe reader to view/print the pattern.)...



I have plans to create more PDF patterns... for needlepunch and cross stitch.  The links to the PDF will be shared here on my blog and also on my Facebook page... primitivebettys.

My previous pattern releases (all listed in my Etsy Shoppe)... are discounted 50% using the coupon code ~ HALFOFFPATTERNS.  Once the paper patterns are gone... or at the end of August ~ whichever comes first... they will be permanently retired.  (All patterns listed in my Etsy Shoppe are half off... including earlier PDF patterns.  They too will be retired at the end of August.)

I will be selling my finished wares only.  They will be listed soon in my Etsy Shoppe.

Wishing you all warm smiles... and many more to come!

Betty


Friday, July 8, 2016

~*I'm Back AGAIN... and New PDF Pattern Release*~

Hello Dear Friends!

Yes, I know... I promise I will return and be more active... and then it doesn't happen.  Life whirls by so amazingly fast!  You are sure to agree!

Over the last few months, I have changed jobs again.  I did really enjoy working at the grocery store... and loved my promotion.  However, retail hours were so very demanding.  Days would go by and I didn't see my husband or my son.  Then came the opportunity to return to my long~ago employer.  I jumped on it!  It is not a 'career' job by any way shape or form... but I don't want a career!  Personally, I know stress is horrible for me.  I don't have the tools within me to deal with extra stress.  It diminishes my health and happiness... and my creative nuances.  

So, I am back to warehouse work.  It is a job, it is a paycheck, it is an exercise routine... and it allows me a steady schedule with 4 full days off each week... where I am, once again, finally... CREATING! 

If you are a Facebook Fan... you may have seen these recent finishes...





It feels GREAT to be making things again!

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Now... more wonderful news!!!

I have a new PDF Pattern available!!!

~*Summer Charms*~ PDF Pattern 
Primitive Needlepunch Thread Holder Boxes

This pattern offers all 4 doodles... and complete instructions for the construction of the boxes (begins with a ready~made paper mache box)... the crochet trim, and the distressed, paint finish.

My Etsy Shoppe has the updated listing for the pattern purchase.  This pattern is only available for purchase from me... and only available through PDF.  If you do not have an Etsy account for purchase and want the pattern, please email me.  I can deliver it via email after Paypal payment has been received. 

(The pattern is only $5 US.  This is a small price for the amount of material available in the pattern.) 

Thank you for stopping by my blog!  I hope to see you again soon!

Wishing you warm smiles...

Betty


Thursday, March 17, 2016

~* I'm BACK! FREEBIE DOODLE! *~

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!

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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...

Betty



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.  

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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...


Betty




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...

Betty