Monday, December 19, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life

This is a time of year when I focus on memories of "Christmas Past". I think back to when I was a little girl and no matter where the US Navy sent us, my mom made Christmas so magical. My Dad and I had such fun shopping for her little gifts which she always pretended to love. My parents are gone now but my memories of our times together will last forever. My husband, Bert, and I are getting ready to share our 53 Christmas together, having married when we were students at the College of William and Mary. Our first Christmas was spent in our little 2 room apartment decorated with a Charlie Brown Tree. Over the years, our tree has grown as well as our family and our celebrations. Our three grown children are each married to wonderful people and they presented us with 4 fabulous grandchildren. Now we are ten. To Bert and me, Christmas is about family and home. There are a few grumblings about our Christmas Productions which can be over the top. I think one day, however, our children and grandchildren will reminisce on their happy Christmas memories as I do now.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Pfatt Released Today

I have my Primitive Rabbit from PRIMS magazine and a cute little mohair bunny for sale on the April PFATT.the little white bunny is pictured here.For those of you that are initial challenged like I am (What is LOL anyway?) PFATT stands for Primitive Folk Art Trinket's and Treasures.The site features works by so many fabulous artists. My personal fiends are Robin Seeber of Out of the Box Primitives; Sharon of Mustard Seed Originals, Pam Gracia of Soft in the Head. (Aren't we all?)I don't personally know Wendy Meagher but I love her bears and I know that you will, too. My link to the site is: Please check out the works of all the talented artists.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Primitive Giraffe E-Pattern

I have discovered a very talented gal, Deena Davis, of Her site is full of wonderful printables to download and print. She, also, will convert a printed pattern to an e-pattern for a reasonable price and will even design the cover.Here is my new Folk Art Primitive Giraffe pattern must converted by Deena. the pattern is for sale in my e-Bay store but the first 5 people who make comments will get this pattern emailed to them free. Yes, I'm still trying to get folks to read my blog. Seems like not many people are interested.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Which Twin has the Toni?

Well, the answer to this deep question is: neither. One panda is my original and the other is a reproduction. I think that it’s time to announce that I was signed by Bethany Lowe Designs to reproduce my bears and hares. The signing actually occurred months ago but I have kept it quiet until I could see the product. I, now, have several bears, a hare and a Panda in the process of reproduction. They are coming along well. So which one is the original and which one is the repro? Take a guess and email me your answer at: I will send you a free pattern by email for wrong or right answer. I really want to see if anyone out there is reading this blog. If so, I will try and write often.Thanks.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Published in Prims

It has been 5 months since my last post. I honestly haven't had anything interesting to report. I do have some news now. One of my favorite magazines is Prims, a Stampington publication. I am proud to say that the brand new issue contains a primitive rabbit pattern by me. See the pictures here. This magazine is so much fun to read and has articles and works by so many fabulous artists. Several of my friends are included: Pam Gracia, Sharon Stevens and Nancy Malay. check out the magazine. I don't think that you will be disappointed.