Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Ideas

I just have to share this blog with you. The Stitching Cow has an adorable idea to make your hubby feel special this Valentine's Day. Maybe some of you have already done something like this but I never have. But I am doing it this year. Check out her blog and download her graphics for 14 days of Love. Hope you enjoy. Here's her link,

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oh Man! I Forgot!

If I had a brain, I would be dangerous!LOL I forgot to post the picture of the surprise that goes with my Valentine Giveaway. I told you I was making something with my new Cricut, so here it is. I hope to get better as I go.LOL

And the Winner Is.......

WOW! This is the largest number of entries for any of my giveaways! I had 60 comments with a total of 91 entries! So I want to thank each and everyone of you for entering. I have met some new friends and found some awesome blogs! I wish I could give everyone of you a set of these hearts but postage is just too high.
I unsed Custom Random Number Generator to select the winner and here is the winning number. Drum Roll please...... Number 9 was the number it gave and this is Carol Stuck of The Buttermilk Creek Farm. Congrats Carol! Send me your address and I will put your package in the mail. I have tried to post the random generator but I couldn't get it to work. I'm just not that computer savvy.LOL

Random Number:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Last Valentine Listing

I just listed my last Valentine items for this year. Annie's Valentines is in my Etsy shop. I love the way this little doll turned out. Check out my other Valentine items in my Etsy shop


For those of you who received 3 newsletters, I am so sorry. I was totally confused that early in the morning.LOL
For those of you who would like to receive my newsletter just send me an email at valerie999@comcast.net and put Newsletter in the subject line. I will send anyone who signs up now my Feb. newsletter. Thanks, Valerie

February Newsletter

I just emailed my February Newsletter out and am having some trouble with it. Can someone please let me know if it got to my list? And if someone is suppose to get it that didn't please let me know and I will work on it. Thanks, Valerie

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I WON!!!!

I am sooooo excited!!! I won Fircracker Kid's Chicken Nesting Box!! I have loved this box ever since I saw the first one she made. I am making a prim chicken to put in it as soon as I get it.

Thank you sooooo much Carol!! You made my day!!!!!
Check out Carol's blog by clicking here.
Carol and her husband make some wonderful items that they sell in her Etsy shop. Here's another one of my favorite items that she makes.

I actually love all her creations and you will too. They are so very talented!
Click here to see all her wonderful items.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Something New

I learned something new today! Most of you probably already knew how to do this but I am REALLY computer challenged.LOL
Brenda from The Rusty Thimble showed me how to add a blog list to my sidebar! Thanks Brenda!! So I will be adding my blogs that I follow to my sidebar and I will be checking while on these sites for buttons that I will also add to my sidebar.YEAH!!
So bear with me because this will take some time.LOL Don't think I have forgotten you because I will get them all up ASAP!

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Button

Thanks to Carol from Firecracker Kid I now have a button for everyone to share on your blogs!! Thanks Carol! So please share my button on your blog. Just copy the html link and paste on your sidebar.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Merchant Circle - PAFA

I am participating in PAFA's Monday Merchant Circle and my Monday Merchant this week is Rose from Baskets by Rose.
I am in awe of the baskets that Rose makes. Not only does she make baskets to use for every day but she makes some awesome seasonal baskets! Here are some of my favorite baskets that Rose makes.

Be sure and check out her Etsy shop and blogspot to see all her wonderful creations by clicking on the links provided at the end of this interview.
Here is what Rose has to say about her business.

1)How long have you been in business

I have been weaving baskets since 1993. I did my first show in 1994 and have grown my business since then. Selling on the web has been fun and I learn something new every day. The best part of selling on the web is that you are selling to the world and not a hand full of people walking pass you at a craft show. The hard part is they cannot pick up a basket and look to see how it is made, or talk to you about your art.

2)Who or what inspires you

Other people from painter and the colors they use, to quilter and the color in their work. Look at the colors and add them to your basket. Just have fun making a piece and the happiest will show in your work.

3)What is your creative style, primitive, country, folkart

Basket weaving can cover all styles. Just by changing the color you can go from traditional to primitive with the same basket.

4)What medium do you use in creating, clay, fabric, altered art, wood etc.
explain here if you would like to about your business and what you make and sell.
I use reed and wood in my baskets. I make each basket one at a time and no two baskets turn out the same. I also dye my reed and each batch of reed dyes different. I can weave a basket in any color you would like, and some I can change the size on. You will get a basket to fit into your home and that you can enjoy for many years.

5)What are your links (list your etsy shop, eBay, web site, blogs etc.)


Share The Love Celebration

OFG is having our Share The Love Celebration on Etsy starting today and going through Jan 30. This celebration is filled with some awesome Valentine creations made by some very talented artists! Head over and check out all the items by typing STLC in the search engine of treasuries. Here's a sneak peak at one of my items listed.

This might also be a clue on what my surprise gift in my giveaway is.hee hee So if you haven't entered my giveaway, scroll down and hit older post or click on my button on my sidebar and enter to win.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Snow Funny

I'm sure some of you have worry wort kids so you will appreciate the humor of this.
We were told it wouls snow here Thurs night and Fri. morning.
Well my 5 year old great niece's kindergarten teacher told all her kids to go home and do the snow dance and they would get a snow day on Friday. The snow dance is sleeping in your jamas, wrong side out and backwards, flushing ice down the toilet and sleeping with your head at the foot of the bed and your feet at the top.
So my great niece went home and told her mom that she had to do the snow dance. Well they put their jamas on wrong side out and backwards and flushed ice down the toilet. But when it came time to go to bed she panicked. She said, "Mom, if I sleep with my head where my feet go, I am going to suffocate and die"ROFLMBO!!! Well her Mom tried to explain to her that she wasn't putting her head under the cover, that she was going to lay on top of the cover and she was going to cover her with a blacket. But she just wouldn't do it! So little Ms. worr wort starting crying because if it didn't snow it would be all her fault.ROFLMBO!!!!!
And if that isn't funny enough, my daughter checks on my granddaughter, who is ten, and she is sleeping with her head at the foot of the bed because my great niece told her to for luck!!!!!
We didn't get snow so I don't know what my poor niece did with her daughter.LOLOLOL

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Another Day at the Gym

I just got back from the gym and I am up to 3/8 mile on the bicycler at 65RPM's and 3/8 mile on the treadmill at 2 miles per hour. WOOT WOOT!!
So I have kept my goal for the gym. Now if I could just keep the goal of cleaning my house.LOL But I guess I'll just have to keep on trying.
How are your goals for the New Year coming?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Three Hearts with Wings

I just listed 3 hearts with wings in my Etsy shop. Head over and check out my othr listings. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com
But remember I am giving a set of these away on the 25th of this month so if you haven't entered my giveaway, scroll down and enter.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A New Adventure!

Brittany taught me how to pin on pinterest tonight and I am hooked!! Chester told me to title this "A New Compulsive Behavior Problem"ROFLMBO!!! He's afraid I won't get off the puter now and he's probably right!LOl
So if you pinterest, follow me on pinterest. I really am hooked on this!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Love Praire Doll and Stitchery

I just listed this little Love Prairie Doll and Stitchery in my Etsy shop. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com Head over and check out my other items.
And if you haven't entered my giveaway be sure and scroll down and enter to win the three hearts with wings and the surprise!

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Item In My Etsy Shop

I have just listed my first spring item in my Etsy shop. I will be adding more in the following days. Head over check out my other Etsy listings.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's Time For A Giveaway

WOW! I blinked and I have 201 followers! So in appreciation for all of my followers and to celebrate my 60th birthday on Feb 14th, I am having a giveaway.
Someone will win these 3 hearts with wings. You can't tell from the picture but the wings have music printed on them from 3 different love songs; The Rose, Somewhere Out There and for a whimsical touch, A Bicycle Built For Two.LOL The bowl is not included in this giveaway.
The giveaway starts today and ends on Jan. 25 so that the winner can get the hearts by Feb. 1st to display for Valentine's Day.
All you have to do to enter is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. For two extra chances, place this giveaway on the sidebar of your blog with a link back to my blog. You can use the picture of the hearts for this. And like my facebook. That's it for 3 chances to win.
If you do not have a blog and would like to enter, just email me at valerie999@comcast.net and I will enter you name.
Oh, by the way, there will be a surprise in this giveaway that I am making with my new Cricut! I will post a picture of it when I announce the winner. So leave me a comment and spread the word please.