Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Treasures

I havent' posted in a very long time...I'm taking a little break from making dolls and spent the past month or so making myself several tote bags. I don't usually sew for myself. This weekend's crafting project was needle felting these tiny little pumpkins and acorns. I've been admiring them on etsy and decided to make a few for myslef...they are so cute! The acorn tops are from my yard, the double one(tiny brown one in front) is my favorite....there are a couple of white pumpkins in the works but my needles broke...I think my wrist needs a little rest
The weather is turning colder here, we've had the wood stove going for a few days now....looks like Winter is on it's way...for now I'm enjoying the brisk Autumn air....thanks for visiting...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Handmade tote!

I've been wanting to make myself a tote bag/purse for a long, long time and have never had the nerve or time to do it...until today! I was at Joann's browsing around and came across this awesome polka dot fabric in the remnant bin. I Love polka dots.....I immediately envisioned a cute tote; poking thru the bin some more, I came across a coordinating stripe. Both pieces cost under $6! My mind started racing...what else would I need to make a simple purse?? I found some magnetic snaps and was on my way....I searched the internet when I got home and found a great blog with a super easy pattern. It's filled with loads of fun ideas and patterns with easy to follow instructions! I printed out the instructions on how to make a simple, reversible tote bag and around 2 hours later, here it is!! I changed the shape of the tote in the instructions and added the snap with the help of another internet search.

I'm already planning on making a matching zippered pouch from the same site. I have the instructions all printed and just need to purchase a zipper.

I think the next bag I make may have 2 fabrics on the outside and I'll definately look into adding interfacing to stiffen the bag.....I hope you get a minute to check out this blog, it's has some great ideas! If you visit, click the 'sewing' link on the left side to find this great pattern and others~
Happy Saturday~

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Annies

I finally had some time to sew the other day and made a few annies...I used a new hair from my friend Suzy aka's called spoolie spun and it's great to work with! I have the 2 cute annies above currently on the link on the right to see them. I'm posting pictures of some other annies I made for an order, I'l be working on orders this week and next and hope to continue to have more time to sew~I miss it so much! Thanks for visiting....Nancy

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Autumn in the Air?

The past couple of days have been much cooler; in the 70's and 80's. We finally turned the a/c off and have the windows open, it almost feels like Autumn! I made this sweet Autumn Annie to celebrate the change in the weather. She's 16" tall and is dressed in a nice pumpkin print. I added a sweet resin pumpkin pin to her dress. Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing her, she's $38 including postage. Enjoy your Sunday~Nancy

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Evening Sky after the Rain

My son took these pictures last evening after the rains had stopped. The sky turned a beautiful orange color. This is the view out my front door...I thought it was so pretty, I had to share it...I'm sewing a custom annie for a very nice customer and hopefully making another annie before the weekend is over....Enjoy your weekend...Thanks for visiting~Nancy

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Annies!

We've been getting unusually hot weather this Summer...the other day my car thermometer read 107 degrees! I love Summer, but even this is a little much for me!
I finally took time to make some annies, it seems like ages since I've sewed....I love how they turned out, very different from each other~ Homespun Annie is 16" tall, she's wearing a pretty barn red homespun dress with stained flannel apron. She has curly hair with 2 bows. She's $38 including postage to the U.S. Sweet Olde Annie is 12" tall and is very primitive. She's been stained and baked for a primitive, olde and worn look. Her face is all hand stitched. I added some sweet annie to her tag. She's $35 including postage to the U.S. Spring Flowers Annie is still available also. She's 16" tall with a pretty yellow dress and slip. She's $38 including postage also. Please contact me if you'd like details or to make a purchase...Thanks for visiting.....Nancy
*Update:the top 2 annies have been sold...Thank you!!*

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rainy Days and Annies......

this annie is sold - Thank you!
I should post more often but the time seems to escape me lately. It's been raining the past few days; indoor activities for everyone...sewing time for me...I finished these annies a little bit ago. I miss the quiet of sewing and creating. It's a peaceful escape. I really love how these 2 annies turned out....They're both 15 1/2" tall,dressed in florals for Spring with pigtails. Please contact me if you'd like details on either or to make a purchase. They're $38 each which includes priority mail shipping to the US.
I'll be posting pictures of my flowers soon...the deer have been enjoying my hosta, pansies and roses...
Thanks for visiting~Nancy

Friday, May 21, 2010

Finally, time to post....and new Annies!

*Sold-Thank you!*
*Sold-Thank you!*
It's been a long time since I've posted anything...I finally had some time to take a few pictures of my flowers starting to bloom...I love this time of year. Everything is new again...the flowers and grass look renewed from the long winter. Here are a few pictures of my flowers just starting to bloom...I can't wait for the popies and flowers to open! The ants love the popies, and as much as I want to shoo them off, I've heard that they have to wander onto the buds to help them open! I managed to get a couple of Buddy our dog too...he's camera shy and never looks directly into the lens, so I was thrilled to get these shots of him!LOL
I have 2 dolls finished too....Watermelon Annie is 16" tall and Spring Bee Annie is 15" tall. You can click on their pictures to see close-up. They're $38 each which includes priority shipping. Please contact me by clicking on the link above if you'd like more details or to make a purchase....
Thanks for visiting....Nancy

Friday, April 30, 2010

And the winner is.....

Congratulations Aida and Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and signing up by posting or e-mailing to win little annie!

It's going to be very Summer-like this weekend! I'm looking forward to being outside and enjoying the nice weather...I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend~Nancy

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Annie Giveaway!

It's been around a year since I opened my blog and I just saw today that I have 100 followers! It's been an amazing year of changes and I'm celebrating with a little annie giveaway....Just post a comment and you'll be entered into a drawing to win my little 12" annie pictured above....I'll draw the winner on Friday(4/30/10) evening.
Thanks so much to everyone who has been so kind to visit my blog and my wonderful customers too!
Prim Blessings,

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Flowers Annies

The weather has turned toward Spring daffodils are in bloom and the trees are budding! We had near 80 degrees on Saturday and have started our yard clean up. I love being able to be outside again.....
Here are a few new annies I finished up with a Spring theme....they're all 16" tall(not including bunny ears) and are $38 each, including postage. Please contact me if you'd like details on any or to make a purchase~
I hope Spring has arrived where you are! Thanks for visiting~Nancy
(Update-annies have been sold~Thank you!!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Everyday Annies~

Here are some everyday annies I've been working on. I love the fabrics and hope you do too! My Easter annie is still available also, please check ebay for the listings~!
~Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter & Everyday Annies!

Sold-Thank you!
Sold-Thank you!
Sold - thank you!
I finished up some new annies this between working and re-doing the playroom, it's been a very welcome break! We had a flood in the basement at the end of January and had to tear up the boys playroom. We're slowly putting it back together with painting and new carpeting. I'll be finishing the painting this weekend and hopefully the carpet will be installed by the end of the week! I'm very excited to see it finished! We're going to see Martina McBride and Trace Adkins tomorrow night, it will be a fun way to end the weekend! I'm not a huge country music fan, but my husband is...I'm looking forward to seeing Martina and love her song 'This One's for the Girls'!

I made some Easter annies in pretty pastel dresses with whimiscal themed borders. They're both 18" tall and are $43 each. Everyday, Spring annie is dressed in the sweetest print with bumble bees and dandylion puffs...the whispy balls that blow around with the wind....she's  almost 17" tall and is $38. Tiny 'my dolly' annie is dressed in primitive burgundy and tan homespuns. She's 12" tall and is $19. Prices include priority mail shipping to the U.S., payment with paypal. Please contact me if you'd like details or to make a purchase.
Thanks very much for visiting....enjoy the weekend! Nancy
Update- Both Everyday Annies and Blue Easter Annie have been sold-Thanks!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

4 New Annies!

I spent the day finishing up some new annies....It's been snowing off and on the entire week....we are fortunate and so thankful to have power as so many in the state are's been a long Winter.
My newest annies are just over 16" and have painted and stitched faces. They're $38 each including priority shipping to the U.S. Please contact me if you'd like details on any or to make a purchase....Thanks for visiting~Nancy
(Update: Annies have been sold - Thank you!!)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day...I hope you spent the day with loved ones~

Yesterday was my twin's 15th birthday! We celebrated by going out to dinner at The Texas Roadhouse, there was an hour wait so we walked to Target....the boys picked out a video game...Dinner was fun, we teased the boys that we were going to announce their birthday and have the servers sing to them...the horror on their faces was funny! They were so full we didn't even have cake until today!LOL Today they had an XBox party with their friends. It's amazing how much 8 teenage boys can eat!

I took some time today to finish up a couple of new annies. They're just over 17" and have cute Spring time dresses on. Please contact me if you'd like details on either.

Enjoy the rest of the day and thanks for visiting~Nancy
(Pink Annie is currently listed on ebay, starting Feb. 21)

(this annie is sold - thank you!)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Newest Annies

Here are a few new annies I worked on this weekend. I've included buy-now buttons below each.

Pink Annie is 16 1/2" tall and is wearing a pretty pink dress with a rose floral slip and bloomers. She's $38 including priority shipping to the U.S.

Vintage Flowers Annie is 16 1/2" tall and has a pretty floral dress with a vintage look. I lightly stained it for a prim and time worn look. She's $38 including priority mail shipping to the U.S.

SOLD - Thank you!
Yellow Flowers Annie is 14" tall and is wearing a sweet yellow and green floral dress. She's $38 including priority mail shipping to the U.S.

SOLD - Thank you!

Please contact me if you have questions or would like details on any of my annies. Thanks for visiting! Nancy