Friday, August 29, 2008

Today is Spookfest in Etsy for the Olde Farmhouse Gathering Team!

Hello everyone. One of the special dates that I have already told you about...but will tell you again about it since it has been a while is the Spookfest that is happening amongst the Olde Farmhouse Gathering members. The members that are participating have entered items that involve anything that has to do with Halloween and things that are involved this time of year. There are alot of great items that can be found and all the men and women have done an awesome job with the items they have in this great celebration! Please come and take a look ! You won't be disappointed. Just put "OFG Spookfest" in the search on the main page of Etsy and view all the many items that have been entered into this very important holiday that we call Halloween! I have now available for sale my Annie the Good Witch doll and Spud-Witch the Doxie/Dashund dog doll both for sale and up for viewing. Please come in and check them out as well and think Halloween decorating or gift giving! You'll be ahead of the game. The links to get there are listed below for easy access. Just copy and paste them into your search and you are on your way! ENJOY!

Primitive Spud-Witch the Doxie/ Dashund Dog Halloween Doll

Primitive Annie the" Good Witch" Halloween Doll



Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm back and new additions can be found on Ebay!

Hello all! I wanted to send you a quick note that I have just listed again on Ebay and invite all to see what I have put on. The first item was relisting my Primitive Scarey Witch and her Black Cat. I have reduced her beginning bid, so if you had your eyes on her but needed a lower beginning bid to be enough to try bidding on them, now is the time.

The second item I put on was the same witch I will be listing at the beginning of next month for the Halloween Celebration for Etsy. She is Witchie Poo Annie "the GOOD Witch Doll." She is also at a very attractive beginning price and is just waiting for a good home to go to!

Lastly, I have listed a set of my Black Cats with eyelids. Their eyes are just so soulful and would be perfect for the Halloween season! Please come into my Ebay sales and check them out! Looks like there is alot of interest there!

Now you are up to date on new additions in my different areas that I can be found and wish everyone that starts a bid..good luck on being the new owner of whatever has "spoken" to you to be brought into your home! Thank you for coming in today to see what new things have been listed and where! I hope you find this information helpful! Have a super day all!


Friday, August 15, 2008

Another NEW Item listed on Etsy!

Good morning all! I just wanted to let you know that I have just listed a new item on Etsy. I have finished six witch ornies/shelf sitters that can be now purchased in my Etsy shop and invite all of you to take a look! These are a sizeable group of ornies or a smaller sized shelf sitter. Each measures approximately 9 " tall and about 6 " wide. I could picture them in a large basket, or bowl or sitting alone , or in small groups on a shelf. You can get a closer look if you look at the pictures in my shop to see what you will be getting. Each witch has a tag on its front that say different Halloween words such as: Spook, Witch, Bewitching, Spells, 1884 and Haunted. I was going to sell this separately ,but after seeing them together, decided to sell them as a set. You could have a little Halloween all over your house or put them together to one larger conversation piece. Either way they will truly bring Halloween to you!

Keep your eyes peeled for I will be creating and posting more Halloween items very soon and I will tell you when and where they will be available. Come in and get an early start on your Halloween decorating. I am currently working on a cat witch and is a Moonchild's Prim pattern that I just can't wait to get done. I will have it posted here when it is available and tell you where she will be for sale keep a watchout! Enjoy!


Friday, August 8, 2008

Hello again Ebay!

Good morning readers! I have just done something that I thought I had put behind me. I have left Ebay for quite awhile. I have had my start selling items there, started sewing and selling with Ebay, and learned how to navigate through Ebay and Paypal by having my beginnnings there. Ebay had been very good to me and I joined in a number of artist groups and took part as much as I could. A number of unfortunate happenings took me away from crafting, selling and participating in my groups and I began to feel "out of the loop!" No one seemed to know who I was anymore, I started to shy away from group contacts and just started feeling alone and that I would have to start again in another place to begin again. Thus Etsy came about. All of this has been a continual problem with having dreams and having to get over them so I could move forward. It also happened to me in teaching. I worked on and off for 6 years , and was a kindergarten aide for one year. Teaching has now changed and my degree only allows 90 days of classroon teaching. To keep my degree active would require more training , 180 hours of in college classroom instruction, and when I found this out my son just graduated college and we were looking at his loans. How was I to go back? I never was in a situation long enough to be considered for a full time job! I had such a hard time with that to face it again but in another area of my life was too much... so I ran from it instead of facing the problem , as it was , and trying to work out a plan! I couldn't face starting all over...because you really need to keep working if you are to get a following and not lose anyone or grow in a job and have it amount to anything. I think Etsy was good move for me but I can't forget what Ebay can do either! It is a very powerful resource of customers that buy worldwide and I have just added International sales to my auctions. Good thing I've gotten the strength to widen out my customer base. I may need it!

Well I've had a change of heart and have opened myself to selling back on Ebay. Maybe starting more slowly this time but to ...on a more regular basis post auctions and be seen where I was , at one time known, in a forum for larger amounts of viewers and possible sales! What could it hurt!? Just making my presence known could stabilize me to keep my creations coming! I know alot of members had alot of problems with the Ebay rules being changed and the pricing being increased and primitive crafters to rethink where their listing their items..... but a bit of advice. ...give it a second may be well worth your time! I'm upset what has happened to my business that I've worked so hard for to build , and disappeared, but you are only a victim if you allow yourself to be. You don't know what is in your future unless you try! Sometimes that means taking chances and making a number of plans for backup!

Scott has has a very success for train business in Ebay and we just found a wholesaler where we will be looking to make some purchases and may open a Ebay store with these items. I will let my readers know before this happens in case you know of a train enthusiast that may be interested in checking it out! His Ebay name is Willowtree-Depot and he sells everything having to do with this hobby. So that is some interesting news for you! I can't wait to get started and am looking at it like a new window of opportunity!

One thing I have found is that pity parties are only felt by a select few. No one likes a person that thrives on negativity and thinks the worst! I tend to do that and then have a light of inspiration that comes down from nowhere and lifts my spirits and am calling on these things right now to get me in the right frame of mind to pick up again and start over with a positive attitude! I think it is like anything else it can get stale and you need to find ways to bring it back to life...breathe new air into it and appreciate that you can keep the enthusiasum and spark to try things a new way and not to give up! That is my moto starting out today! If you are getting discouraged in an area of your life I hope that my little talk has enlightened you! Believe me that there has been so many things in my life that I've had dreams of that never panned out . If I can pick up after all of this and feel good about'll hopefully see that your life has hope and promise! Don't allow yourself be the slave to your in command of it! Have a great day all and please check out my items that I have listed on Ebay. Hey a new place to find my items isn't that great? You can have fun bidding on them and hopefully will be the new owner of either dolls...or maybe both! I wish you all the luck! Once my husband's train business is settled I will leave the link so that you can see what is in his store or auctions depending on what is the most practical to run. Have a great day all and thank you for coming today!

primitive Halloween Witch Doll and Cat Doll

Primitive Scarey Halloween Witch and Cat Doll


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Another item in Etsy!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to share with you the newest edition on Etsy. I just added into my shop a set of three gingerbread men that are highly spiced. The look and smell like the real thing and would be just too cute in a bowl, basket or on a shelf for viewing and to smell their amazing fragrance. They are made of muslin and painted with a coffee mixture and had a coating of modpodge applied behind the recipe for gingerbread cookies ...and then the gingers where coated in a layer of modpodge to give a look of glazing. A final coat of secret spices where then grunged into the gingers adding its fragrace and giving the appearance to these bowlfillers of being real. Don't eat them, however, for they are only intended for decoration. Please come take a look at them today. If three isn't enough I have two sets available. Purchase the second set and expand the decoration you have made with the first set, set the second set in a different area, or give the second set to a friend or give as a gift! It is gift that is certainly to please!

I am currently busy working on a mixture of Halloween and Winter items. As soon as the items are finished I plan to get them posted on the Olde Primitive Sister's site and in my Etsy shop. I will post here what I have put on and where they are located and then leave a link to allow you to get to the correct site to read about my new additions as they happen. Enjoy and keep your eyes here for this is where you will hear it first! Have a great day all and take care!