Thursday, December 20, 2012

~*Not So PRIM Owls*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Christmas is nearer and nearer yet!  We about have everything ready... but I've been stitching some small, last minute gifts.  And... well... they aren't all that PRIM!
I've stitched these up for my sister's three girls... my nieces.  I had some bright pink wool that has been on my shelf for a long time.  I just don't use PINK in my wares very often ya  know.  So... I thought it was perfect for this cute owl pattern!  I found the pattern over at The Crafty Button...
 Well, you can see... I stitched up more than 3!  Trinity really wanted one too... so he has now adopted a blue one.  And I have more!  The remainder will be for sale in my shop, booth at Ellie Lou's, or online..
 These owls are made from wool, filled with poly & some crushed walnut shells (for weight), hand stitched with linen thread... and trimmed with vintage buttons for eyes.  They are about 6 1/2 inches tall.  I think they are really cute!  My DIL suggested altering the pattern slightly to make kitty dolls... kind of like Hello Kitty.  I'll bet it could be done & I may just have to give it a try soon.

The owls, if interested, are $12 each plus mailing


Getting back into the PRIM sort of thing... I have been stitching.  Here is a little sneak peek of my next sampler... I'm thinking SPRING!
 I'm stitching & designing as I go.  It takes longer, but I enjoy the process of it so very much.  I'll share more later... and hopefully soon.

On a side note... I'm planning on making some crafty changes.  To begin with, I will no longer be updating on Early Work Mercantile or Primitive Handmades Mercantile.  I'm trying to get away from DEADLINES.  I need/want to create more patterns & finished handmades for my shop & booth.  I have set up the beginnings of a selling blog... and thinking of doing a picturetrail for updates... but time will tell.  Once Christmas is past, I will work on my plans more.  I'll keep you posted with my plans.

Trinity had his first piano recital this past Friday evening.  He was so nervous... but he really did great.  I was one very PROUD momma!!!  He has only been taking lessons since July.  He doesn't always want to practice... but he does love music.  Along with piano, he has been learning drums in beginning band this year too.  (Oh... and he also has an electric guitar, my Grandpa's banjo & harmonica, and my Grandma's ukulele... that he hopes to master!)
I just love this photo... and needed to share it with you.  If I don't post again before Christmas... Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Wishing you warm smiles...



  1. Darling little owls. I'm sure they will fly off your shelves. They're a hoot. (Sorry, couldn't resist. Lol)

  2. love the little owls...everything surely doesn't have to be primitive all the time my friend...follow your heart! congrats to Trinity on his recital...he looks so grown up in the photo :)
    and, Merry Christmas to you & yours as well ~

  3. Those are so cute and I love making cute too, fun to make presents for others. Wonderful photo of Trinity and nice that he is enjoying music.


  4. sweet little owls..
    congrats to trinity..
    lots of love for you all x

  5. Love your new design. I know I want it from seeing the pic. I don't like deadlines either! I would much rather buy from your selling blog.

    Cindy Huxtable

  6. I do love that picture of Trinity!!! Christmas card worthy.
    Merry Christmas :)

  7. Betty, I love the owls. But most of all, I love the pic of your son in the church. I think that picture is pretty special.

    God bless...

  8. Those owls are so dang cute! And the preview of the Spring Sampler is very soft and pretty! Looks to be another winner! I think most of us can relate to what you are saying concerning creativity and deadlines... a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do! lol! We know you will be the best! The pic of Trinity looks so peaceful! Would make a great Christmas card. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  9. That Spring sampler with touches of pink looks so pretty and soft. We haven't had any snow yet this month of December! The picture of Trinity is precious and beautiful. You should frame that picture!

  10. Have a most wonderful Christmas sweetie


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