Wednesday, February 25, 2009

*Busy Busy*

Hello Everyone, I feel like I havent posted in for-ever. I have been trying to stay away from the computer so I can get some much needed things done around here. I am so far behind on getting spring crafting started, and cleaning. It's hard when the wash backs up and stuff just lays around for days. So, I thought I would do a quick post this morning and then busy myself with everything that needs to be done. Hopefully I can get most of the cleaning done today. I hate housework, I put it off and I really shouldnt.

Im working on some spring patterns, got them traced out and sewn up, just need to finish them.

I havent had much excitement to talk about. I did get a new laptop. I got tired of fighting the kids over the desktop, so I talked DH into letting me get one. Im sooo glad I did. What a difference it makes.

I have started on a few of the Goodwill finds from last week. I have one finished, and 2 that need to be finished. This one was the blue candle sconce I picked up. I painted black over antique gold and put a label on it. I like it.

I tell ya my days dont seem to last very long. By the time I get Josh up and ready for school, take him to meet my aunt. Get home, fix Wesley breakfast then it's time to start lunch because his nap time has to come early due to having to pick Josh up after school. Then it's time for me to go to work. My day is gone. I work til 6 and by the time I get home it's supper and baths then bedtime. There are just not enough hours in the day, and even if there were I probably wouldnt get everything done I would more than likely add to my list of things to do.

Well, I better get busy. Got that kitchen to clean and mop. I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I see the sun is finally coming up, it looked like rain but it may turn out to be a beautiful day after all. Until next time. Hugs..

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Monday, February 16, 2009


Just wanted to let y'all know that The Olde Hollow Crow is having a Sale. 20% off total order before shipping. Come on by and have a look around.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thrift Store finds and a Re-do

Morning all. Im a little behind on posting my thrift store finds. Wesley and I got up Friday morning and hit the thrift stores. I had several things in mind that I was looking for, but didnt find them. I did come home with a few things though and I have revamped one of them already. I spent a total of $22, I dont think that was to bad. This is what I picked up:

2- oval wooden bowls
1- wire rug beater
1- Candle sconce(blue)
1- Set of sconces
1- Soon to be wooden candle sconce (left) not sure what they are called, but gonna make it a candle holder
1- Wooden slotted thingy. Not sure what I will use it for, but I'll think of something. Any ideas will be appreciated
1- Set of canisters. They have some ugly potpori (sp) in them. Gonna put some labels on them and use'em in the bathroom.
1- Little wooden peg thingy, hard to see that one. In front of canister set.

My plans for Friday night were to finish them all, but with things goin on here I only finished the canister set. I hope to get the rest of them finished soon. Here is the completed canister set. I "had" to order more labels I got these from blue*cupboard*primitives on ebay. 54 in the set. Love'em.

Now for the Re-do part of my post. After visiting Lisa's shop yesterday, and getting all my goodies I had to find a home for them.

I have a cabinet that I have been wanting to paint for the longest time. I dont know why I have been putting it off. So, yesterday after returning home I set out to paint that cabinet. It took me the longest time, but I got it finished. Im soooo glad I painted it and now some of my items have a new home.

Before it was just a country looking cabinet with chicken wire on the doors on the top.

I think black is all the rage and it seems that everything I find or have I want to paint black. That was my color of choice. I had a wonderful little helper too. I cant forget to mention my helper. He did such a wonderful job painting the drawers and doors.
For those of you who have met my youngest, this is Wesley he is 4. He loooves to help his mama paint. I dont think it's so much that he thinks he's helping me I think it's the thrill of getting to paint. LOL

Here he is again thinking really hard about what it is he's doing.

Ok, ok back to the finished project. Here it is:

I replaced the wire with some homespun fabric rather than using the wire. I love how it turned out. Here are a few more of the items I chose to add to the cabinet.

There is one of the flicker candles and holder and the trivet I got from Lisa.

Sorry the fabric doesnt show very well in this pic

This pic is blurry, but I put the candle and some fabric in the top slot.

Well, that's all I have. I think everything turned out wonderful. Thanks for stoppin by. I hope you have a great day.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Honey!! Im home

Just wanted to let you all know that Angie and I had a great time today. As Angie said it felt good to get away.. We left around 9:45 this morning and it took us an hour and 15 mins to drive down. Lisa was sooo sweet, and she has a sweet little shop. I just loved everything. I dont see how she does it. But what a wonderful day it was. NO rain, the sun was shinning and we could not have asked for a better day to travel. Here is what I got. I just love it all.

Oh my I just love this candle. I have to learn how to makes these. So Lisa if you read this, I will be more than willing to take on class on making these..

I was amazed at how big this bunch of flowers was. I think they will look wonderful in some Spring creations.

After leaving Lisa's we decided to get some lunch. We ate the Cracker Barrell, and it was soooo yummy. I had chicken and dumplins, slaw, pinto beans and hashbrown casserole. I did eat all my veggies, just couldnt handle all those dumplins though. We then hit AC Moore. Got a few things, noting to really mention though just craft supplies..

Im so tired... I had a great day. Thank you Angie for goin with me. Thank you Lisa for having an Old Fashioned Valentine's. Hope to see you in the Spring.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day. I hope everyone has a very wonderful day.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Friday, February 13, 2009

Road Trip

Yep that's right. My friend Angie and I have planned a road trip. Where to, you may be asking...??? Well, we are headed to Trinity NC for Lisa's Homethrown Pottery Old-Fashioned Valentines. I can hardly wait. We have been wanting to go for a long time now, so we finally decided to head her way. It will be a good little drive for us but it will be soooo worth it.

Im trying to get the house in order today. You know that when the men folk are home alone they dont clean. So I better get busy and get things goin here. I just wanted to share my excitement.. I hope you all have a wonderful day..

WhooHoo!!! Angie,,, Im ready to go!!!

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I have to admit it. Im obsessed. It has nothing to do with crafting, collecting, eating, or anything like that. I am obsessed with Gone With the Wind. (did I hear a snicker?) I cant help I am sooo in love with this movie. I cant help watching it and thinking that the ending will be different each time. Funny I know. If only Scarlett had realized her love for Rhett sooner. I know I know, if only.

Ahh, and Clark Gable I think he was such a dreamy man and Vivian Leigh was just beautiful. Oh to have a love such as theirs.

After spending one Sunday watching the whole movie, I set out on a mission to find the sequel. Scarlett! Well, I found it on ebay and snatched it right up. Now Im obsessed that one. How silly is that?

These are not the only 2 movies I feel this way about. There are many others. Do you ever get like this? What are some movies you obsess over?

Friday, February 6, 2009

What I've been working on

I have been busy around here. Seems that I get pulled in 15 different directions. Do you ever feel that way? Lots of things goin on, to many to name.

I thought I would try my hand at salt dough bowl fillers. I just loved doing this project. And it really didnt take that long to make them. I am very pleased with how they came out. I have them for sale on my site and I also have the recipe for sale there as well.

With me trying anything new, I was a little afraid of how they would turn out. I got them all cut out and baked them and then the thought of how to grunge (grub) them took it's toll on me. But after many steps and alot of candle wax I finally got them finished.

I have seen quite a few GW finds that have been primmed up and they all look wonderful. Everyone is doing a wonderful job revamping their found treasures. So, tell me other than TS finds what are you working on?