Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Primitive Folk Art Dolls

I recall being bitten by the Primitive Bug about 10 years ago. I had just moved to Upstate NY from Pittsburgh, and was trying to learn my way around the area. Being a shoppe owner in PA, I began to frequent the small artsy shops in the area. We have a lot of talented people around here and the Festivals have no rival. One of my favorite books is The Velveteen know the one where the toy is so loved he looses his fur and eyes? (I am well loved...lost a lot of fur and have trifocals). I began seeing bears and old dolls and critters made in the "Prim Way"...that was it...hooked...I found my first Prim patterns on the web...Kentucky Primitives and I began sewing and never looked back. It was even hard to part with my creations...sometimes still is...OK...I have my favorites. The loved and worn look of the dolls and animals warms my heart and breaths into my soul. My work has evolved and I now have my tried and true style....fabrics, threads and such. My dolls are now recognised by collectors in the area and I have a sense of accomplishment. I have been including photos of past creations here on my blog. I will add new things on my web and etsy during April. I am also on Simply Primitives on the first of the month.   Today, after several feeble attempts to find the elusive kitty, I did start composing my shop policies for far so good...making progress

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Here Kitty...Kitty

Well, still on the look for my animated photobucket cat. I have worked on this for a long time today. I have been advised that this is an easy  process...I need a new advisor ...but I did promise that we would do this together....and where are you at this early time spot? I also spent some time on ETSY looking for about the time I read it all...I'll be long gone and I do mean ...dead.
So far, I like the way my blog looks and I have had one comment...thank you, Daniel....encouraging. I look at the others who are blogging and I do admire them much creativity. My matra is "If they can do it, so can I"....tomorrow I will proceed...Yes this a picture of me and what learning to blog can do to your face...comments?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

How Do They Do That?

I started this blog two years ago and I thought that I was doing well with two posts. Then I had a second to think about it...How could I possibly write a blog...I am nobody...I am somebody Upstate NY. I am a fabric Folk Artist AKA doll maker, critter creator and sewing fanatic. I sell my Primitive creations in several shops in the Finger Lake Region. I am well known...comfortable in my own skin.....but out there in BLOG land....I don't know...I can't do that..hence the two year lack of writing.
Well, what possessed me today? I thought there must be more of me out there...people who have not a clue about blogging. I know you are there, secretly reading and wishing that you too could do something cool, creative, noteworthy. Why not me? Why not you? I ask that you join me on that journey and come along....maybe we can create together. Lord knows I can really use the help. I want to upload a little Kitty moving photo from photo bucket. I thought that it was cute...did all the things they told me to do and was told to "Create a blog" Dah...I thought I was! I will continue to strive toward the kitty and succeed at a later date. Come along and blog with me.....