Dec 20, 2008

Wintery Witch

Don't get excited lol no new pictures of the dollhouses yet...there coming I promise!
Just wanted to show everyone my new painting listed on ebay this week "In the Meadow"
I had to take a break and started a series of winter witches. Here is my first in the series.

I hope everyone has a very bright and blessed Yule and a happy holiday season!

Sorry....She is ***SOLD***

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Dec 3, 2008

Sissy's Dollhouse Part 2

Day 3, no survivors lol.

Just kidding, today I finished up the wallpapering and added some borders to some of the rooms. I had to do a really girly bedroom, which of course is pink stripes and flowered carpeting. I added a girl power poster, and some pictures to that room as well. I think the pink pony "pinkie pie" will like that one best.
The attic posed some tricky problems with the gable roof, but I pieced it in pretty well, a mish mash of paisley papers on the ceilings and back wall. This one has wainscoting, a gray and whitewashed paper that looks like wood and went around the edges of the bottom.

The biggest room is really retro, the paper is wild in there in swirls of purple, green, pink and cream. I did the side walls in matching green and tiny polka dots. I also trimmed the border with the same wild paper. There is a pictue on the wall in that one that says "princess". The tiffany lamp doesn't actually match but it still looks cute on the ceiling, that one isn't lighted.

The dining room has red vintage looking flooring, and a blue flowered wallpaper. Ok, now I promised to tell you what I was using for the wallpaper. I decided against contact paper or real wallpaper because it is just too expensive the small amounts I need. Plus I want to sink the bulk of the money for this project into the furniture, accessories and pony's so being an avid scrapbooker it dawned on me to use scrapbook papers. I have about a million of them, don't need to buy anything and already know how to cut & apply it. Scrapbook paper comes in millions probably billions of patterns and designs and is really pretty anyway. I cut the pieces to fit, and coated the back with a water based adhesive. It is workable so when I get it glued I can move it around a bit if I need to. The borders were fun to do, I found a matching color cut it to scale and I used some scalloped scissors to give it a nice edge. Some of the borders like the one I used in the bathroom was a printed design and I just cut it out of the paper. Windows and frames for pictures can be done easily as well. You clip the photograph or a picture from a magazine and they glue it to a frame cut from cardstock paper. Instant painting on the wall. I also added some stickers that look like pictures or posters in the girly bedroom. These were all scrap booking embellishments as well.

I have yet to start shingling the roof! I am thinking Popsicle sticks cut into fish scale patterns, unless I can find something that looks a little better. Dollhouse shingle are essentially Popsicle sticks anyway, packaged and sold as shingles lol. I still have to look into the lighting as well and how I am going to run that into the mix. I still have it hidden in the laundry room, but at least on top of the dryer I can work on it as long as I can keep them out. I eventually may have to answer the question "mom why is your bathrobe shaped like a dollhouse?"


Dec 2, 2008

Sissy's Dollhouse

So here I am with a great idea, well at least I thought it was great until I realized how much time I had to complete this project by Christmas Eve! I know you guys have been asking for pictures so I made a slideshow of the work in progress. For those of you that don't know, my little girl who is now almost 4 collects mini my little pony's. She wants a dollhouse for them. I thought it was a wonderful idea until I found out they don't really have full size dollhouses for the pony's, the big ones or the little ones.

Well there I go thinking again, I priced dollhouses and wow, I am not paying 200 bucks for a cheap piece of plastic that is not really even big. So that brings me to my next thought. My 2 yr. old daughter also collects the larger pony's, I grew up around construction and did it most of my adult life so why would I not build one myself? Something exactly that they would want. So there the idea grew.... and grew....and grew. I am now being referred to as "Tim Taylor" from the show tool time. Bigger / Better / More only I am not blowing anything up...yet. I am talking lighting fixtures and such but lets see how far I get. That doesn't even cover the huge pony palace I am making out of an old dresser...yes I said dresser.

Ok so here are your "Work In Progress" Pictures that you wanted, I will take more as I go. I did a little slideshow to start out with and I think I got a good head start on 3 rooms. The bathroom has now become my favorite...the wallpaper looks all seaweedy, in aqua and purple and grey. I added a aqua colored flooring and even a matching border to the top. (Don't look at the ceilings yet they aren't done.) I will tell you next time what I used for the wallpaper and why...

Sunday...we begin the shingles on the roof. 25 Days and counting until Christmas Eve, wish me luck.

Blessings to you all

Nov 26, 2008

Twas' The Night Before Christmas...

My week started of with a project and now that I am covered with most of the materials I used to hand craft this piece, I am happy with how it turned out. Christmas is right around the corner so I will be adding new things all week.

I listed this one up on ebay last night, a primitive grungy vintage Santa postcard book. I think he looks very primitive! An excerpt from the classic poem "twas the night before Christmas" is on left side and an old vintage Santa on the right. I used my normal techniques for mybooks on this piece but added primitive christmas flair to it as well. Lots of Sweet Annie, cinnamon and vanilla and it turned out yummy!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

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Nov 20, 2008

I Got An Award!

My fantastically talented friend Sue from Rabbit Hollow Prims gave me this terrific award!!! Thank you so much that was really sweet of you! If your not familiar with her work, check out my blog snowbells & sleighrides to see what cool stuff she makes! Then get over and visit her blog!

My picks for the blogs I think are uber amazing!

Jan- Moonhallow Vintage
Kat- Magickal Enchantments
Donna- Moonchilds Primitives
Gypsy- Barefoot in the Sand
Jules- Bead bugs

The rules of this award are: * Put the logo on your blog or post.* Nominate at least 5 blogs(can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.*" Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from."

Nov 19, 2008

Witches Tea

I was thinking that the new Yule season is coming up quickly and I need to get busy, its not all candy canes and snow balls for me though. I am still in that witchy mood and so I will go on to create witchy items. I am missing Halloween but there will be winter witches, and sleighrides to paint.
I have listed some new items in the shop as well as on etsy, peppermint bowl fillers, and candy cane ornaments. All hand baked and hand painted.

I also whipped up this Witches Tea Electric Lamp, just in case someone wants to give witchy gifts this year. We did get a light dusting of snow here, although today's sunshine melted it all away. It won't last for long though winter is officially here, its just too darn cold!

I hope you are all snuggling up with warm fuzzy slippers and sipping hot cocoa by the fire. Thats what I will be doing if I ever get all these new snowman stitched up lol.

Stay Warm!



Nov 4, 2008

Snowbells and Sleigh Rides...whoo hooo

Well all hallow's eve is over and what a sad thing it is.
However Yule is right around the corner and I am gearing up busily in my studio making new Christmas needfuls.
I love Yule it is such a great time of year to spend with family and friends.
I thought I would share with you some new primitives items I snagged up before the season has officially gone underway.

Check this out:
Primitive Snowman Snowangel and he is MINE!

The maker of this wonderful doll is Sue from Rabbit Hollow Prims, she is an awesome artist and her attention to detail and quality goes into each piece she makes. Stop by and visit her site if you are looking for some really unique finds this season!

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Oct 12, 2008

Witch Hollow Primitives Halloween Giveaway Winner...

The results are in the winner for the Witch Hollow Primitives giveaway is (drumroll please)....

Robert Lee from Michigan!

Bob is another artist who has the stippling technique down pat and continues to amaze us with this morbidly (and some just plain cute) bone daddies.

Bob is also know to many of his collectors and fellow artists as Blink.
You can see Bobs art here on his myspace: BLINK

You can also check out his auctions here on EBAY

Congrats Bob, you not only got every answer correct in detail but also the bonus!

Thanks to everyone that participated!!!

Sep 22, 2008

Witches Kitchen Primitive Electric Lamp

Another Witch Hollow Primitives Exclusive this season 2008
A new twist on my luminaries. Electric ones, no need to ever change the tea-light,
just plug it in.
A convenient way to leave your lamp on as long as you would like.

Here is a new one just added to the store today, for more details swing by the shoppe
and look under featured products or Halloween Luminaries.
I added just enough of my grungy mixture to let some of the light peer through the jar, as the image on the front gives off a soft glow. I am really happy with how this one turned out.

Blessings to All

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Sep 17, 2008

New Offerings in the Hollow...

Whats new in the Hollow This Season, come take a peek...

Vintage Halloween Lantern Co. electric lamps
A Witch Hollow Primitives exclusive for 2008!

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Sep 11, 2008

Welcome to The New Witch Hollow Primitives...

Hello everyone, this is my first blog but I will do my best to keep you all informed on whats new in the Hollow. As some of you may know I launched the new website last month and the response from family and customers has been overwhelming. I would like to thank everyone so much for your support in my endeavor. If you haven't seen the site yet, go take a peek and tell me what you think.