Thursday, December 27, 2012

Family Pictures

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It’s always so nice to all get together! Here are some family pictures from Christmas day.

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Doug, my niece Ciara, Mom, Jake, Derek and Dad

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Me, my brother Greg and my mom

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Greg and daughter Ciara

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Elves At Play

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Rusty and I had fun the other day!  He cut out  elves and made the ladder and I painted them.  Years ago his mom bought one of these at a craft show and gave it to us when the boys were little. Usually I would prop it up against the Christmas tree to look like the elves were busy decorating. The other day our niece (who has the two little cuties, Grace and Lily) was asking her mom if anyone still had a set, so we got ours out and decided to try and make one for her. Won’t she be surprised?!
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I kind of hated to part with it since Rusty and I made it together, but I still have mine to enjoy!  Since we are talking about elves, I thought I would leave you with some silly little elf jokes…
What kind of bread do elves make sandwiches with?
Why, shortbread of course!

Why did Santa's helper see the doctor?
Because he had low "elf" esteem!

What did the elf say was the first step in using a Christmas computer? "First, YULE LOGon"!
What's the first thing elves learn in school? The "elf"-abet!
Why do elves scratch themselves? Because they're the only ones who know where it's itchy!
Why did the elves spell Christmas N-O-E? Because Santa had said, "No L!"
If athletes get athlete's foot, what do elves get? Mistle-toes!
Where do you find elves? Depends where you left them!
Mindy

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waterless Snow Globe

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I’ve been wanting to make a waterless snow globe for a long time now and I finally got it accomplished.  I had saved this big glass jar a long time ago knowing that someday I would have a use for it. Well that day finally arrived.  I went digging through my craft things and found a little tree and a Santa. I wanted a snowman but didn’t have it on hand. I did have some snow though. I hot glued the tree and Santa to the lid, threw in some snow, way too much snow the first time, I had Santa buried up to his neck. I then put the lid back on and turned it upside down. You could make all kinds of winter scenes! 

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I was having so much fun I decided to make some more. I love gingerbread men so of course I had to make one with a ginger in it.

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Then I went and found me some snowmen. Who knows, I may never stop, it’s so much fun.

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 Tammy, over at A Primitive Place has made one too. You’ll have to go and check hers out as well!

 Save your jars and have some fun!

Mindy

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Decorating

I think I’m pretty much done with my Christmas decor. I really like to enjoy my things but it gets harder and harder to lug all that stuff out each year.

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Happy December 1st!

Mindy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thank you

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Thank you to everyone who checked out my sale. I appreciate it.

Mindy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Sale

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If you are interested in purchasing any of my offerings, send me an email : mraymonds@msn.com, and let me know which item you would like to purchase along with your address and zip code and I will send you an invoice. I will accept Paypal and postal money orders only.
Thank you so much for stopping by!






Christmas Stockings journal
The journal itself is a Maggie Bonanomi pattern. I stitched on stockings for a Christmas touch. It is made of wool, lined with homespun and held together with twine. Measures 5 3/4”x 8 1/2”    $38.00 plus shipping.
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Set of 6 wool felt tags “Gold Set”
These cute little ornaments (2” x 3 3/4”)can also be used as gift tags.  $18.00 plus shipping
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Set of 6 wool felt tags “Blue Set”   $18.00 plus shipping
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Gingerbread journal
A Maggie Bonanomi based pattern. I stitched on little gingerbread men for a “sweet” Christmas!  Made of wool, lined with homespun and held together with twine. Measures 5 3/4” x 8 1/2.”  $38.00 plus shipping
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Little Stocking Garland
Love, peace, believe, joy, trust & faith. Coffee stained little socks tied onto twine with 3 added rusty jingle bells. Would be cute hanging on a cupboard.   $15.00 plus shipping
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Peace Dove Mat
This is a Primitive Gatherings pattern designed by Lisa Bongean. I handstitched it into a little penny rug measuring 5” x 7 1/2.”  It is made of wool and backed with wool.   $18.00 plus shippingCopy of pcp 11211


Yuletide St. Nick
This is a Country Stitches pattern designed by Brenda Gervais. I handstitched him and made it into a little pillow measuring 9” x 5 1/2”.  Backed with homespun. $10.00 plus shipping
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Boughs of Holly Wool Runner  
A Maggie Bonanomi design handstitched by me using hand-dyed wools backed with fabric backing.  Measures 9” x 28”  $38.00 plus shipping
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Little Prim Stockings
Little 5” “ stocking ornaments with a little twig of greenery and berries. Set of 4   $12.00  ( two sets available) plus shipping
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Candy Cane Gingerbread Ornaments
Little 3 1/2” sacks with greenery, candy cane and applesauce gingerbread man. Set of 4$12.00 ( two sets available) plus shipping
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just a Reminder

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Just a reminder my online Christmas sale is tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 28) at 6:00 p.m.  For purchasing information, click on the box to the right. Thanks everyone!

Mindy

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Christmas Sale

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Have a few things made up to sell. Never done this before so kind of nervous. Hope it goes ok. I’m hoping to maybe have a selling blog in the near future.

I guess it’s about time to start decorating for Christmas. Wish I had an elf to do all that for me, well I do have my new gingerbread boy pictured below to help me!

Mindy

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gingerbread Man

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Here’s my newest pal little gingerbread man made by friend Paula of Red Door Primitives.  He’s gonna help me decorate for Christmas!

Enjoy your Wednesday and have a nice Thanksgiving everyone!

Mindy

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Turkey’s Out & Sales To Come

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Decided I better drag my turkey out before Thanksgiving comes and goes. This is a busy time of year for me so haven't posted for awhile though I’ve been trying to check up on everyone’s blog when I get a chance.

Ever since I started my blog, I have thought off and on about maybe trying to sell some of the things I have made, well I’ve finally decided to give it a try. I will be posting some items for sale soon. I will be picking a day and time of when I will post my items and let you know in advance. There are a couple of “Maggie”  based patterns (you know how I love Maggie patterns) that I just recently finished and a few other items. I’m new at this, so we’ll see how it goes.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Mindy

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My Saturday

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This morning on Facebook I was seeing some pictures posted of Janice Elderkin’s home and I thought wow, what a wonderful home.  I was hurrying around getting ready to ride over to Roca with Joan to one of my favorite places, Sweet Annie’s, so I didn’t have much time to look. I decided I would check it out more when I got back home. Anyway, made it to Sweet Annie’s where we got to see shop owners, Phil and Linda, and check out all the latest goodies. Could have brought home tons of things but you know how that goes. I did manage to pick me up the little book light candle holder. Such a sweet simple little thing, love it and I also picked up the Holiday issue of A Primitive Place Magazine.

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On the way home I got to thumbing through the magazine and noticed Janice’s home is one of the homes featured in this issue. The only bummer is it didn’t have as many photos of it as I saw on Facebook. It’s a very beautiful home.  I never get tired of looking at all my books and magazines I have of primitive homes. I don’t just look at them and put them away, I get them out over and over and revisit them and get just as much enjoyment from them as the first time I saw them. They’re so inspiring!

Mindy