Thursday, June 20, 2019

I Need Christmas

As the summer slow down lingers on, I decided dabbling in a little Christmas crafting would make me feel better, and it has.  I am very happy with these trees:

and these aren't exactly Christmas, but the bright reds are so pretty.  I've had these for a while, they just got a new photo session.

I just might start on fall next, that one always takes me a while, fall inspiration never comes naturally to me, but last years goods turned out ok.  Hoping for a brilliant plan to present itself!

Saturday, June 15, 2019


I bought some chickens this weekend...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

And Sales Come to a Screeching Halt

This spring has been such an improvement over years past on the sales front,  a bit slow at times, but I have had something to ship most days.  The internet appears to be closed at the moment, though.  I'm not even getting the silly questions that exasperate me--I think I'd even welcome one of those!  Now watch me backpedal furiously if that actually happens.

As with most of the Midwest, we are a bit saturated here.  Rain, rain, more rain and a few tornadoes have stopped by this week.  Here is the funnel cloud that my husband was driving by on the way home earlier this week.  It later went over our house, but no damage in town.

When not huddled in the basement, I have gotten a few things done.  These are the primitive and white group:

and the blue and white group:

and a bit of red and white:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Laundry Primitives

I am battling a spring cold and am still feeling a bit blah.  Weather is good, everything mostly ok, but I do want to sleep a LOT.  I still haven't done what I said I would do this winter, which is finally finish my guest room, but I think I will be able to start next week.  I have been doing massive amounts of yard work, raking and raking and raking and I swear it doesn't look much better.  Then there is also the mowing, mowing, mowing, which I have to do this afternoon.  The bed is looking sooo much better...

I did up a big bunch of laundry themed primitives, blue, of course.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A Little More French Blue...OK, A Lot More French Blue

I finished up more in French Blue milk paint and just purchased quite a few pieces of blue graniteware--it all looks wonderful together.  The toy graniteware is a bit expensive, but the regular stuff is not bad.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Today's Life Lesson--DO NOT BUY A FACEBOOK AD!!!

Well, I placed the facebook ad and got seven whole people to click on the photo, and as far as I can tell, not one person checked out this blog, which was where I sent them to find my eBay store.  I most certainly did not sell anything--the only sales this week were from my loyal customers from way back, thank goodness you girls are still with me!  Live and learn, as they say.  I was doing so well with the selling up until now, that I was in a very creative mood.  It was so easy to look at something and imagine it as something else.  I now have artist's block to go along with my sales slump.  I've been staring at a rather wonderful 1890s pantry tin for a week now, and it still looks just sad to me, I've got nothing in the idea department.  Thus, I am taking a break from the work room and using an creative energy I have to take new photographs of my unsold blues.  I got out some of my blue and white china from the cupboard, it makes a very pretty back drop.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Facebook Ads--Do They Work?

Well, I used to get all sorts of attention on facebook, lots of likes and people commenting on my posts, which are mostly about what I am selling.  Then they made their changes and suddenly I am lucky to get 5 responses to any post, and those are all my relatives.  I have been afraid to ask if the 1800 "friends" that I have find me yawnfully boring or if they just aren't seeing my posts.  I took the plunge and bought a facebook ad to promote my eBay store.  Now to see if I should have just flushed the cash or if I actually get a sale out of it.

Here are the primitives I put in the ad: