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Rusty Knob Prims and Dolls From a Primitive Heart

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pallet Project and Art Show

Pallet Project and Fall Art Show

Each October our community holds an Art Walk and Artistic Expressions art group holds our annual art show at a local art studio. This year South East Colorado Creative Partnership (SECCP) gave the creative community a monthly recycle challenge.  This month the project was to recycle a pallet. The projects were displayed for the Art Walk.
With the help of my dear husband and my sister-in-law we were able to create these adorable primitive style wheelbarrows.  Thanks to Cliff for the muscle and  Denise Hosea for the wheels and to Innovative Water Technologies who donated the pallets for my project. Thanks for teaming up with me to create a  primitive fall experience. I just love the Mums!

 Happy Fall ya all!

see you next week at the Fowler Craft show 8:30-3

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ask Me Why I Am Celebrating

Ask Me Why I Am Celebrating?

Give thanks unto the Lord for He is good



Ask me why I'm celebrating has been my question for the last six months.  God has healed me I've been given my own miracle and a second chance for which I'm grateful.
 My Dr. changed my diagnosis and my treatment plan in 2011 and since then my body is procuring a new healing process and gaining strength.  The brain is healing I am able to speak after nine and a half years (9 1/2) of silence and imprisonment with in my own body.
I"m blessed to have the loving support of my best friend and husband also the love and support of our son and his family. 
I am encouraged to have amazing friends and close friendships. I am thankful to those who have believed in me and supported me with help, kindness, rides, hugs and encouragement. 
Most importantly with out a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior I could not have risen above the current that threated to take me down so many times over the last ten years of hardship and struggle.  Through the struggle I have grown in character and understanding of who God made me.   I am celebrating change and the renewed person God has created in me. 

How are you celebrating?

A year ago we were celebrating live and today  our family celebrated the first birthday of our # 2 grandson. 
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Primitie Paper Pattern Sammie Snowman, Rudy Reindeer or Pumpkin In Boots

Paper Pattern with Sammie Snowman, Rudy Reindeer and Pumpkin in Boots get yours to just in time for the holidays click here go to pattern link.  Rusty Knob Prim Dolls published in
 Somerset Holidays and Celebrations


Rudy Reindeer orSammie Snowman

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Do you need a booth space to show and sell your wares and art? 

 Now opening up for applications

 Manzanola Trading Co

212 Park

Manzanola, Colorado

Booths take work, however the rewards can be positive.   Here are some tips when renting a space .  .
For the best booth for you pick a spot that makes you feel comfortable... if possible. 
 Use lots of different levels within the space to capture all ages of your audience.
   Keep it tidy and clean put your best foot forward.
    Keep a monthly inventory.
Work at the shop volunteer your time to get the know your community.  
Hope you can join us right here in SE Colorado.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014


How to make primitive stain? 
1/2 cup instant coffee, cup of hot water you may want to add vanilla, cinnamon or other scents.
Using a large paint brush, sponge brush  or spray bottle stain your washed fabric, doll or other primitives. 

New release patterns 2014 Rudy Reindeer, Sammie Snowman, and Pumpkin in Boots designed by Char Hosea as seen in Somerset Holidays and Celebrations fall issue 2014 order at on the WHATS new page or on  Etsy

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Have you been to a State Fair Doll Judging?

I went to the State Fair Judging for the first time since I have been entering my dolls in 2010.  It was informative and the Judge was very helpful. 
  • I learned that for primitive dolls a finished edge can be a running stitch. 
  • Elegant dolls must have finished edges no running stitch.
  • A doll should have something in her hand animals are the best if appropriate.
  • Pick a color that will make your doll "pop" when choosing your three colors.
It was beneficial for me to find out all that I was doing right.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Prim Tuesday

It's Tuesday and back to work on Fair Dolls hope its a great day for you too! Place  your order today leave me an email
Prim blessings,