Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winners Are Posted

I just want to let everyone know that the winners of my Easter giveaway are posted on my sales blog. Head over and see who won. www.yorkiesprimitivessalesblog.blogspot.com
I want to thank everyone who entered my giveaway and made it a success. Until next time...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Swap Package

I entered an Easter swap at Crow's Creek Proboard and got Jan from My Primitive Nest and this is what I received. I am thrilled!! She has put so much detail on both items and they are awesome!! Thanks Jan.
When I opened the package and looked at the dress and apron, I kept thinking "where did she find fabric that aged?" Well she put it on wrong side out! I would never have thought of doing that but it is an excellent idea. It looks so faded and prim.
And the pin keep is adorable! I would never have the patience to do this type of craft. And if you look close she even put a little bumble bee charm on one of the flowers! I have one of her sheep with the punch needle and it is adorable and now I have a pinkeep too. Thank you so much Jan!!! Yours is in the mail and I hope you like yours as much as I love mine!!!
Head over and check out her blog and see all the neat things she has made. And WOW, that sewing basket is AWESOME! Great work Jan. www.myprimitivenest.blogspot.com

New listing

I have just added this Easter Blessings Duck Stitchery on my sales blog. Head over and check out all my items.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The box is finished

I just posted a pic of the finished box on my sales blog. Head over and take a peek. To enter leave a comment on that site. I have extended the cutoff to Saturday night. I will announce the winner Sunday and it will still ship out on Monday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

New listing in Etsy

I just listed 5 Salt Dough Easter Ornies in my Esty shop. Head on over and check out my other listings also.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Check out our Spring/Easter Celebration

Here at the OFG Team has really went out all the way this year to offer some awesome Spring and Easter decorations for your home or Easter baskets. Here's just a few. Just click on the title to view this treasury or click on the banner on the right hand side and look at all of great items available.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at the box. I hope to have it finished by Monday to show you what it is!! Hope you enjoy.

OFG Spring/Easter Celebration

OFG starts its Spring/Easter Celebration on Etsy tommorrow morning! The artists of this Etsy Team have worked very hard to to create some awesome items to decorate for spring and Easter. Head over there in the morning and check it out. All you have to do when you get to Etsy is type in SECOFG in the search bar. You won't be disappointed. I also have a link on the right side bar.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Precious Memories

I remember as a child spending time with my grandma. There was no money then and no toys so you used your imagination on what to do. We did, however, have coloring books and crayons.
One day while my younger brother and I were coloring, Grandma asked what we were doing. So we showed her and begged her to color one page. Well she loved it so every time we went to Grandma's we colored with her. While we colored, she would tell stories about old days. This was so much fun.
My Aunt and Grandpa made fun of her for coloring because of her age so she wouldn't color one day. We told her they were silly and she told us that she knew she was too old for that but she loved to see what the beautiful colors looked like together. Well we told her that she just needed to color when they weren't around and they couldn't laugh at her. And she did.
So my brother and I saved all the money we could get hunting and selling coke bottles or helping someone for a little money and we bought Grandma her own coloring book and crayons. She hid them in her chest of drawers and when we weren't there she would color and get so excited to show us her pictures when we came to stay with her. All the money in the world could not have bought the pleasure that coloring with Grandma did.
It's not the money we spend that children remember when they grow, it's the time we spend with them.
What better way to spend time with your children than to craft with them this Easter. Make some salt dough, let them cut out their favorite shapes with cookie cutters and then sit down and paint with them. All you need is 1 cup plain flour, 1/2 cup salt and a enough water to make it damp. Knead it until smooth and roll out about 1/4 in. thick and cut out shapes. Then bake it in 250 degrees oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Just make sure they are hard. Let cool and sand just a little. Then get some acrylic paints and let them use their imagination on how to paint them.

We have set up a date with my granddaughter, great niece and my granddaught's friend to do this. It's a fun and cheap way to spend time with your kids or grandkids. Have fun and make your own memories.

The Rusty Thimble Giveaway

Brenda at The Rusty Thimble is having a giveaway. Some lucky winner will win this adorable chick. Head over and enter to win and please tell her that I sent you. www.therustythimble.blogspot.com

Monday, March 7, 2011

PAFA Giveaway

Head over to PAFA and enter to win their awesome giveaway. They have 21 + items in their giveaway. You better hurry because it ends March 15. Tell them I sent you.

My First Newsletter

I mailed out my first newsletter today and I want to thank everyone that signed up for it. If anyone who signed up did not receive it please let me know and I will send you one. Since this is my first time of doing this I am apt to make mistakes. But I look forward to this new andventure and getting to meet new people.
If you didn't get in on this, you can still sign up for my future newsletters by sending me an email and just put newsletter in the subject line. I will be glad to add you to the list. Until next time...

My First E-Pattern

I am so excited! I just created my first pdf e-pattern. I found a free program, downloaded the program and made the pattern all by myself!! You would have to know how computer illiterate I am to understand the magnitude of this.LOL I did get expert advice from Vicky of http://www.oldehomesteadbarn.com/ after I finished the pattern and she helped me with a few things that I didn't know about. Thanks Vicky!!

But I now have the pattern for sale on my sales blog, http://www.yorkiesprimitivessalesblog.com/ and etsy, http://www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com/ If you get a chance go take a peek at it and the other new items I have listed. Until next time...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hi everyone, Chester got to come home today.YEAH!! I've been really tired and slept most of the day. It's hard on old bodies to have to stay up all night.LOL Thanks for all the prayers.
Now, my newsletter will be out on Monday. I want to thank everyone for making my giveaway a success and for those of you that signed up for my newsletter.
I am excited to start this adventure and although I know I will make mistakes in the beginning(LOL), I hope to get the hang of this soon. Anyway, I am including a couple of surprises in my first newsletter so if you haven't signed up, you still have until Sunday night.
I will also be showing a few more additions to my box tommorrow evening. I am going to be working on it tommorrow morning. I can't wait until you see the next stage!!
I still have a little over a week for more people to sign up for the giveaway so spread the word. Thanks everyone, you are the best!!, Valerie


Hi, I am sorry I haven't gotten the newsletter out or added anything to my blog. Chester is in the hospital again and I just got home. I am going to bed and when I wake up I will be listing some items and listing an update on my giveaway sometime late this afternoon. I am so sorry but this is something that just couldn't be helped.
There isn't anything major wrong with him but he is having some problems that is going to cause him to stay there for a couple of days. I'll keep you updated.