Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Sales Blog

Hi, I am doing a makeover on my sales blog with the help of Brenda of Rusty Thimble. Thanks Brenda!! I would love it if you would go over and give me your opinion. I have also added two new winter items on there that I love. Just mosey over and see what you think
www.yorkiesprimitivessalesblog.blogspot.com Until next time...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just a reminder

Hi, this is just a reminder that I still need addresses from Nancy, Jenn, Dee and Kerri so that I can give them to your partners. Just email them to me at valerie999@concast.net Thanks, Until next time...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Two Huge Announcements

OFG is having their Warm Winter Hugs Giveaway on their blog. This giveaway is full of wonderful items donated from the artists at OFG. Head over there and enter for the giveaway. Just click on the snowman on the right and it will take you there.
Tommorrow starts our Winter Holiday Celebration at OFG on Etsy. Be sure and check back for the link to this Celebration. The members of this group have worked very hard creating items to help decorate for the Christmas season. Until next time...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Here's the list

OK I finally got it all together and made the list. Here it is:

Nancy-StitchesnStroked - Valerie-YorkiesPrimitives
Linda-Country Pickens - Wendy-RavenwoodWhimzies
Jenn-BusyBee - Dee-IcehouseCrafts
Amy-CottagePrims - Lorna-LiveOakPrimitivePeddler
Kerri-CalicoRabbit - Carol-FirecrackerKid

We have some wonderful artist in this swap and I am anxious to see what everyone comes up with. Just a reminder of the swap rules. You can also go over them down below in case I have missed something.
1 Christmas item worth at least $15.00 , 3 ornies of your choice, something wood. The deadline for sending the items is Nov. 15. You need to get conformation and keep it handy in case we need it.
Remember to send items that you would like to receive. I want this to be a fun and exciting swap. Please send me pictures of the items before you ship them because I will make a slide show to stay up until Christmas with a link back to your blog or shop.
Please send me an email tommorrow with your name, address, email address so that I can give this info to your partner. If you need me email me at valerie999@comcast.net
When you receive your info from your partner feel free to convo with them for likes and dislikes if you choose. Or if you want to keep it a surprise that's fine too. Just have fun!!!
Until next time...

My First Candle Wrap!

I received a candle with a candle wrap from Susan at Keepsake Korner from our last swap at OFG and I just fell in love with it. She is an amazing artist and I have linked her name to her etsy shop. You should go check it out and see all the items she makes.
Well I decided to try making candle wraps and candle mats for Christmas present. Well this is my first attempt and although it has some kinks in it, I am very proud of myself.
Here in Tenn. you can't find wool felt and I am allergic to felt anyway so I thought I would try regular felt. It is not as heavy as wool felt but I think it will last for a long time if taken care of. And because I am color blind, you will see one yellow bead in there that I thought was white.LOL And I know that practice makes perfect so maybe mine will get better in time, I hope.LOLOLOL I made this wrap from a Penny Lane Primitives pattern.

But here's a pic. See what you think of my first attempt at candle wraps. When I get the matt finished, I will post a pic of it too. Thanks Susan for giving me the idea. Until next time...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

See if I missed anyone

Hi, seems like I am missing someone. Here are the names I have. I will check again but if your name is not on this list, please let me know. I am giving out the names tommorrow. Thanks, Valerie
Nancy from Stitches n Strokes
Dee from Ice House Crafts
Jenn from Busy Bee
Linda from Country Pickins
Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies

You have until tommorrow to join in on the fun. Until next time...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just a reminder

I just wanted to remind everyone that there is only 2 more days left to sign up for our Christmas swap. If you are interested, just let me know. Until next time...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I was Featured!

Wow! Yesterday I was featured on Painted Panache Blog. Joann is a very talented painter. If you get a chance go check out her blog and read my feature. I was honored that she chose me. Until next time...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

U Tube Video

One of the ladies in OFG posted this video for us to see. It is so touching that I wanted to share it with my followers. Since this is the only way I know to post a link, I hope this works.
If you support our soldiers, please take a few minutes to watch this. You will be blessed. Until next time...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I am ashamed to say that I have neglected my recipe of the month link enormously. Please fogive me. So to try to make up for my laziness, I am uploading 2 recipes tonight for fall. Just go to my recipe link and you will find some yummy fall recipes. Until next time...

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Time For A Swap!!

I haven't had a swap in ages so it is time for a Christmas swap. Now I know this is a little early but Christmas is just around the corner so it will give you time to think about what you want to make. The rules are simple.
You must follow this blog. This is so I can keep up with everyone.
This is going to be an all handmade swap.
There will be three items in this swap. (1.) A Christmas item worth at least $15.00. This can be a Santa, Snowman, Tree, Gingerbread Man, etc. ( 2.) 3 ornies. ( 3.) Something wood. Now if you don't work in wood, it will be fine to purchase something as long as it is handmade by someone.
You must have confirmation on your package. You don't have to send it to me but keep it on hand in case we need it. We all know how the post office can be during Christmas season.
You can enter at any time but the cut off date is Oct. 15. I will send out partners on Oct. 17.
You must mail your package no later than Nov. 15. This will give you a month to make your items and get them in the mail. No one likes to wait until the season is over to get their swap package. Remember when you are making your items the cost of mailing. It doesn't have to be something huge, just something prim and something you would like too.,
Please play nice for this swap. Send items that you would like to receive yourself! I want this to be a fun and exciting swap. I love swaps. I love getting items from other artists and admiring their work. So anyone wanting to join can leave a post here or if you do not have a blog just send me your info to valerie999@comcast.net
Due to price of postage, this swap is limited to the U.S and Canads. Until next time...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Check out this giveaway

Brenda from http://therustythimble.blogspot.com/ is having a giveway for this awesome Santa. If you go sign up, please tell her that I sent you. Until next time...

Ezine tutorial info

I have created a new poem with 2010 and a poem with no date for those of you who downloaded my snowman tutorial from Down the Path Ezine. If you would like a copy of these poems, just email me at valerie999@comcast.net and I will more than happy to send you a copy. Until next time...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Jack-O

I just listed a new Jack-O in my etsy shop. http://www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com/

Friday, October 1, 2010

Check this out!

Wow! I am featured in this month's Down the Path Ezine. Head over and take a peek at all the free patterns they are sharing. Until next time...

I Got Another One

My package from Susan, aka Keepsake Korner , came today and it is awesome!!

I opened it and she had it all packed in an adorable fall bag, I think just to peak my curiosity.LOL
But I got in it and it is the most precious candle with a candle wrap around it. And to beat that it is scented in marshmallow vanilla. I have never even heard of that scent but I LOVE marshmallows. It could not have been a better scent for me. It smells good enough to eat.
Then she wrapped my recipes in a really cute black sheer fabric with jack o lanters on it. And I got some fabric coasters that I love. Thank you Susan!! I love everything!!!! Until next time...