Scarecrow Cabin

Scarecrow Cabin

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very
Merry Christmas.
Hope your holiday is filled with 
Peace, Joy, Love and 
lots of cookies.
God Bless.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Craft Show season.

Good morning!

Craft show season is in full swing
in these parts and I'm lovin it.
Went shopping at 3 shows
this past Saturday and there
are at least 2 more in the area
this weekend.

I was also a vendor at a show
a couple of weeks ago.
Here are a few photos of my booth
(they are a little blurry).

The show was a great success,
I'm so glad I decided to rejoin the
craft show circuit.

Here are some of the 
Thanksgiving items that
are now available
in my Etsy store. 

And some of the
Christmas items
that are available. 

I will have many more
of the burlap banners
available in the coming days.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Frustrated with Facebook

Do you have a Facebook fanpage?

I created a Facebook fanpage
a few years ago in effort to
promote my Etsy store.

I figured out the basics,
how to post comments, pictures, etc.

Here is my problem.
 When I first created my fanpage
I could "Like" and comment
posts on other peoples pages but
my picture/avatar didn't
 appear next to my comments,
(the picture next to my comments was 
a blue & gray generic silhouette of a
persons head...very unflattering don't ya think?)

Now, for some unknown reason,
I cannot even Like a post or
leave a comment.
I haven't changed any of my settings
and my fanpage is public.
I have tried using the
Facebook Help center
but nothing has worked.
to resolve my problem.

I have seen other fanpages that
have "Liked" and commented on
posts of my fanpage, so I know it's possible.

This is so frustrating!
What am I doing wrong?
Please Help!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Craft Show count down....

Yes, it's true....
I will be participating in a local craft show
is just 2 weeks.
I love going to the seasonal craft shows
and seeing all the handmade wares
but, am I the only one who is
discouraged by all the VENDOR's
at these CRAFT shows in recent years? 
My mother and I used to do a few 
annual shows every 
year in the 1990's, with much success.
After a few years hiatus, we decided
to try a show in 2008.
Well, it was not what we expected.
The show had more vendors than crafter's.
The booth next to us was 
actually selling bed sheets.
That's right, nothing handmade,
 just pre-packaged bed sheets.
Bed sheet, tupper ware, food vendors 
and etc. belong in the flee-market circuit, 
not at the craft shows.
OK, I'm done venting,
now for the important stuff.....
I will be at 
St. Margaret of Scotland Church
in St. Clair Shores, MI 
on Nov. 2 from 9am-4pm.
I have been a shopper at this show for the 
past several years and they have a great 
variety of crafters. This is their 35th annual craft show. 

Here are a few of the new items that 
I will have for sale at the craft show.

 I am still working on many
other new projects and whatever
doesn't sell at craft show will
 be available in my Etsy store. 
Hope to see you there.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Goodies from my summer travels....

Finally got around to down loading
some of the pictures of all the goodies
I acquired during my summer travels.

Back in August, I took a trip to 
West Virginia to visit my Dad.
A stop a The Woolen Willow in Williamston, WV 
is a must for any quilter, wool lover 
or primitive collector.
Here are some of the goodies I found
at The Woolen Willow

Some beautiful hand-dyed wool.

A little wood crate, vintage bobbin 
and a rusty horseshoe.

A sweet mini charm pack by Moda.

A wood dough bowl and a burlap sack.

Then in the beginning of September
I attended the Harvest at the Mill 
show hosted by Dawn and her team
at Holly Hills Primitives 
in Holly, Michigan.
Just look at these treasures I found at the show.
Found this pumpkin and crock at the
Back Porch Antiques booth 
(aka: Prims by the Water) 
and the vintage scissors from
The Evening Stitcher booth.

Another prim pumpkin from 
Back Porch Antiques
and some Hand-dyed orange wool
from the Wool Room.
The bowl is full of dried walnut 
but I can't remember which 
vendor I bought them from.

The awesome primitive drawer from
Prism Antiques.

A vintage wood rake from 
Red Dog Antiques.
Can't wait until the next road trip.
Have a wonderful evening!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Here's what I've been working on....

I just love how these
wool pumpkins turned out.
Click here to purchase

      A little pear pillow
    click here to purchase

A sweet little prim sheep
click here to purchase

Some Fall acorn pillows
click here to purchase

This weekend I'll be finishing up some
apple pillows and more Fall pumpkins.
 I will also try to post some pictures of
all the goodies I brought home from
 my trip to The Woolen Willow store in WV
 and The Harvest at the Mill show.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Harvest at the Mill pictures

Good morning!

I was lucky enough to attend the
Harvest at the Mill
show last Saturday and
Oh Boy did we have a great time.

We didn't want to miss out on any
treasures so we arrived at 10am
for the opening,
everyone else had the same idea
because there was
a line to get inside.

Dawn and her team at
Holly Hills Primitives
 did a fabulous job hosting this show.
It was like primitive Heaven.

There were so many wonderful vendors,
antiques and primitive
goodies everywhere.
I was able to meet some
fellow bloggers too!

Here are some pictures for inside the vendors booths.

Love this little ladder at
Back Porch Antiques
(Janice - Prims by the Water)

More goodies at Back Porch Antiques

Antique treasures at The Evening Stitcher(Bobbie's booth)

Bowls and cookie cutters at
The Evening Stitcher

And a sweet little pie safe at
The Evening Stitcher

Fell in love with this Sheep hooked rug at
Teresa Koguts booth
(Teresa's Creative Whims)

This is Lauren's booth(Rugs and Pugs)
Isn't "Jack" cute!

More goodies at Rugs and Pugs

Some antiques goodies

Antique furniture at Prism Antiques

Love the Mantel with the
white chippy paint
and the pie safe with
the punched tin doors
at Prism Antiques

Country Primitives booth had these
awesome herb racks.
Hmmm, where could I use these?

Just love the primitive sunflowers
in the shotgun shell bags
at Country Primitives booth...too cute!

Wish I had taken more pictures but,
I was so overwelmed by all the goodies,
I forgot to take the camera out of my bag.

Well, after 5 hours of shopping I felt like
we had seen everything.
It was truly a great girls day
out at the Mill.

Can't wait until next years show!

I'll share some pictures of
all the goodies I brought home
in my next post.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Harvest at the Mill show.....

It's almost time for the
Harvest at the Mill show
in downtown Holly, MI

Harvest at the Mill

Here is the link with all the info:

Yippi...I'm so excited.
My Mom, sister and I are leaving at 8am
so that we can be there by 10am
for the opening.

Looks like the weather is going to be beautiful
for the show tomorrow.
I'll be bringing my camera along
and will post some pics for everyone to see.

I hope there is enough room in the SUV
for all the treasures we'll be bringing home.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

White Pumpkins and Autumn Leaves

I can't believe it's almost Autumn already!

I'm sooo behind on my fall projects.
Where does the time go?
Summer just flew by too fast, don't ya think?

I was finally able to get a few of my 
autumn projects finished.

Here are a couple of my White Pumpkins
that are for Sale. $9 each

And a wool Oak Leaves Penny Rug. $15

More pumpkins and
fall penny rugs will be available soon.

I'll share some pictures
of the treasures I bought
while visiting West Virginia
 in my next post.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

West Virginia here I come....

Finally taking a
long overdue trip to
visit my Dad
in West Virginia.

The car is packed and
ready to go at 5am tomorrow.
It's a long journey
but I just love traveling
through the mountains.

There's will be lots 
of front porch sittin'
and sweet tea sippin'
in the next few days.

As always,
Planning on making a stop
at The Woolen Willow
in Williamston, WV.
I just love their shop
(maybe  they'll let me take some pictures).

Oh Boy,
I can't wait to see what
treasures I'll find this time.

I'll be bringing some
wool stitching projects
along with me
to work on while I'm there.
The finished projects will
be listed in my Etsy store
along with some new Autumn items
(hint...white pumpkins)
when I return.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Soldsie anyone?

I just read a news article
about a fairly new app
called "Soldsie".

It's a Facebook app
that allows you to sell items
through comments
on your fan page.
Looks interesting! 

Has anyone out there
tried it?

Here is the link
to the article:


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Vintage finds......

Good Morning.
Just want to share with you
 some of the treasures
I found at a local
Antique Fair

 This little cabinet has a great patina,
I just love the rusty latch 
and Faux keyhole.

Here is a shot of the inside

Some vintage scissors, a wooden spool
and a another crock 
to add to my collection.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A visit to the Mill and some new projects

Oh my, It's been almost
a month since my last post
(bad blogger).

I recently took a day trip over
to Holly and had the pleasure of meeting
Dawn at Holly Hills Primitives.
Her shop is inside of an old Mill
and is filled with primitive treasures.
(I wish I had some pictures to share
with you but I forgot to bring my camera)

Dawn is hosting the 
Harvest At The Mill show
on Sept. 7 with vendors from
around the midwest.
Oh boy...I can't wait.
Check out her blog for more info:

I have been building a stash of wool
for some time now and
decided it was time to
use some of it.

 Cone Flower pillow

Crow and Flowers pillow

Star Penny Rug

A few months ago, I started
collecting vintage
tart / muffin tins.

Here are a couple of my
Pin Keeps

Primitive Pin Keep

 Cupcake Pin Cushion

Working on some burlap bunting
and some framed wool items
but it's just too darn HOT
to go outside and take pictures.

Have a wonderful day and stay Cool!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Goodbye Google reader....Hello Bloglovin

With google reader 
shutting down in a few days,
it was time to make a move.
Well, after a little research and
a lot of confusion
I copied my Google Reader
blog list to Bloglovin.

I'm not very good at posting
messages on my own blog
but I would truely miss
reading all the
wonderful blogs that I follow.

<a href="">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

I hope you will continue
to follow me.

Now, If I can just figure out
how to add the
Bloglovin widget to
my blog sidebar.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My winnings...

Where does the time go?
I have been so busy lately!
I haven't had the time to
properly thank my blog friends
for my latest winnings,
My apologies Ladies.

Take a look at these
wonderful gifts
that I won from
our fellow bloggers.

Thank you to
Apple Grove Treasures!

Lori sent me these beautiful
handmade daisies
in a rooster vase
and some lovely
flower seed packets.

Thank you to
The Rusty Thimble!

Brenda sent me these
sweet little Sheep.
Aren't these little fellas

I will be hosting
another giveaway in June.
Stay tunes!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Fun Celebration

It's finally here.
The Old Farmhouse Gathering teams
Summer Fun Celeration
is going on NOW!

Betsy Bunny is for sale
in my Etsy store
plus 3 other items
for the celebration.
Stop by and take a peek!