I just like to thank you for taking the time to sit back and visit my blog. I am blessed to have a healthy family, beautiful kids and a lovely dog. Love to share ideas and decorations with you.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My amazing swap box arrived.....

Hi Prim Girls,
While I was spending the Holiday with my brother and family, this huge box arrived to my home... yes, my swap goodies from Christina from Old Thyme Primitives. We are partners in recent swap that Amy's host in her blog.  Christina spoiled me with amazing things. We exchange emails during this swap and she is very sweet person, pleasant, but I never imagined the extent of her generosity. 

Christina, THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything. My gratitude  goes beyond the words. As I told you before, for me every gift is a treasure , it is a bond of friendship. 

Look my new goodies. These are made by Christina.
Snowman picture. Her work is simply amazing.
Beautiful  distressed blue wooden raiser .
 Cutest snowman bowl fillers.
Three Candy canes... Simply Prim Perfect. I displayed them around my home.
Looking at the pictures, if you thought it was all, you are completely wrong. She also include this...
A lovely snowman ornament.
Three different beeswax ornaments, they looks and smells awesome.
A cute prim calico dress with the wooden hanger.
And finally this beauty, the most gorgeous  black doll with a candy cane bag. 
She is really wonderful. Love it.
 I feel so blessed for these gifts and for the  friends that we made in the blogland. 
BIG  Thanks, Christina, BIG Thanks

Bye , bye and see you soon, 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

And the Winner is.....

Hi Prim Girls,

My Old Tired Santa Giveaway winner was already selected. THANK YOU to everyone for taking time to enter in my giveaway and left me a comment, thank to the girls that post it in your blogs, your participation was so appreciated. 
I love to make Santas and I hope that the winner will enjoy this  as much I enjoyed making it.  I used Random.org  to select the winner and the person to take this Santa is .....
Are you seeing the name ?  If you say Robin, you are correct. 
Robin at The Cranky Crow you are the winner.
 Please, send me an  email  with your address to send it as soon as possible.

Bye and see you soon, 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Giveaway that I won, a New Santa and a Happy Thanksgiving

Hin Prim girls,
I had to make this post few days ago but I was feeling so bad with cold. I received an email from Carol from Buttermilk Creek Farm with an amazing surprise for me.. I was one of the three winners that she have in her giveaway. I won the first giveaway which was the most  cutest snowman that I have ever seen.
I am not kidding and I am not exaggerating, he is extremely beautiful. He is full of details, my words do not do justice. I was ecstatic watching him. Carol is a truly amazing artisan, you will not be dissapointed at all if you have one her creations. Visit her blog here for details of her primitive and vintage items  Look the details on it..
He has a veil of german glitter for a little sparkling, not to much only the correct quantity. Also, she send me this beautiful snowman pocket  and a set of Noel tags and card...


I finished another  primitive santa to my collection. He is an standing tall skinny Santa that holds a wool brown skinny tree. His face is pencil drawn,  and his head and body are partially rag stuffed. See pictures below ...

Hope you enjoy Thanksgiving Day with all your family.

See you, Evelyn

Friday, November 18, 2011

Who wants to adopt me?

Hi Prim Girls,

 Who wants to give a roof  this Christmas to this  "old tired Santa" ?Are you ready to adopt?  If you are,  please join this giveaway. I will only have this running for a week so after Thanksgiving weekend he will be on the way to your home. Sounds good, Ahhh.. 

  This make do is a OOAK Item. No pattern was used on it. He is made of  stained muslin, his clothes are flannel that had been stained and baked with a grungy mix to give them an old appearance. Santa's face is handculpted and stitched.  His brows, mustache and beard are wool.His hands are wood sticks. He holds a prim sheep and a grungy tag that says " O'l St. Nick". The pictures don't do justice, looks better in person. 

Usually in this season  I  have giveaways for my followers only but this year I will share this with anyone who wants to participate.
These are the rules...
  • You MUST be one of my followers.
  • You will post a comment ONLY in this post to receive an entry.
  • If you post this in your blog, let me a comment to include and additional entry with your name ( this is optional) 
  • If you don't have a blog, please, leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win.
If you want to participate, only you have a couple of days to sign up. I will announce the winner on  November 28. Good luck to all!

Hugs and See you soon,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OLM Swap Goodies

Hi Prim Girls,
This weekend I received a box that I was waiting to start my Christmas decorations. Few weeks ago, I participated in the awesome swap that Marie from Primitives by Olde Lady Morgan was hosting. She plans a fun swap where the same amount of ornies you sent was the same that would receive. I choose the maximum set... six, and this is what I received, six wonderful ornies.
First,  the most gorgeous primitive snowman, a gift from Marie-OLM. I want to confess  something, Marie posted a picture of the boxes that she received for this swap, and I could see this little snowman in that picture. I wanted it and I wish to receive one. The power of the mind is great because to my surprise was the first gift that I  found in the box.
Marie include in the box, a bag  with chocolate kisses and a beautiful tag.
Next, the cutest mitten that I ever seen, it was made by Karen from My Colonial Home. This is the first time that I see her work and it is really perfect, top quality details, simply amazing work.
Also, the  her gift had this tag that I used in my tree too.
The third ornie in the box was  this beautiful gingerbread man. Prim perfect! It was made by Becky from Primitives n Stitchin. 
Now, this precious salt dough glittery snowman face. It was a creation of Rachel from Some where in the middle. Do you think is cute? Believe me it is.
From Carmen and the Primcats  I received three lovely candy canes like this. Made with a beautiful fabric and adorned with cheese cloth and  sweet annie.
 And the last, was this adorable blackened beeswax ornament.... a Santa's head. It smells awesome, really good. It was a creation of Amy from Bumble bee lane cottage. 
 I want to say THANK YOU to Marie for hosting this swap and the Blogland girls for sharing your talents and creations with me. Love them! They are now proudly displayed in my LR Christmas trees with the handmade creations of other blogland friends.

The Santa for my Giveaway is finished. I think it looks so old and primitive. I will be making the post about him this week.
Stay tune and see you soon,

Monday, November 7, 2011

Door Box Tutorial and my New Giveaway

Hi Prim Girls,
I have been seeing this door box in some colonial homes, blogs and magazines and I decide to make one for my front door. I loved to make wood pieces.  I'm very pleased how this box turned out,  so I decide to share with you my last tutorial. I received emails from blog ladies that are using my tutorials to make their own pieces and that is amazing for me. Try this new one and enjoy making it!

You'll need the following materials:

1 piece of 1" x 12" x 4' wood board

1 piece of 1" x 3 1/2" x 4' wood board

nails and hammer

wood glue


table and/or gig saw

Paints ( I used black and  antique cream)


Drill,  screws ( if necessary)

Using a piece of 1x12, measure and mark 28" long in the board. In one side of the piece, measure 3 1/2" from the edges to inside and mark each points. Using the same side of the piece, measure 4" from the top to the bottom and mark points in each side. Connect the points from the edges and draw a semi circle. Cut the semi circles. Your board top will look like this.

Using the same board, measure the front piece of the box, using the bottom of the board mark 12" long like this...
Cut both pieces to obtain the back and the front of the box.  Then using the 3 1/2"  board measure 2 pieces of 12" and one of 10", cut them to make the sides and the bottom of the box. Make adjustments if necessary. You box will look like this...
We are ready to make the box. Secure the sides of the box to the front piece before attach it to the back.  Now, attach the box to the back piece. Remember, use glue and nail to secure each piece to give strength to it. Look how it looks with all pieces together.
Your piece is finished, now start with the fun part... Paint.  Round the edges and make sure all sanding has been completed prior to painting. Give the base color and then apply the color you want ( I used a light color in mine because my front door is barn red).  In this piece, I used antique cream over black ( base). To give a distressed look, use the sander and remove paint in the specific areas to create a worn appearance. Then apply stain. Now your piece looks worn and old. Primitive perfect!

Decorate the box  following the trends of the season.
Attach it to the door and enjoy it for the next seasons...

 Now, a little sample of my next giveaway. Do you like it? Want to participate? Back again this week...

Well, I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much I enjoyed making this piece.

Bye, Bye and see you soon