Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas is over but I am still working on Santa's

It seems like every year I continue to make Santa's through out Jan. I vow I will continue through out the winter. "I need to stock pile" I say to myself. But several weeks after Christmas it seems I have thought of rabbits. (my second favorite thing to create). I have been making Santa's since May! You would think I would tire of them. Maybe I would if I had them stock piled,but I don't have any left. So Sat. I decided to carve several. I guess it is my way to calm myself after all the hussle and bussle of Christmas.
I listed 2 of my carvings on Ebay last night.
Here are the links:

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Santa of the year

I have listed my last Santa of 2009. He is quite special to me. He has a red wool robe,cape and hat. A sweet little needle felted sheep. Found on ebay. id"folkartfromvermont. Listing ends Mon. evening.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Nearly Christmas

Well, I think I am finshed Christmas shopping. I still have more wrapping to do. Every year I vow to like wrapping and every year it turns out to be a chore. We are in the BIG chill in Vt. Below zero at this time of year is unreal.
I have 2 Santa's listed on Ebay. I made a OOAK original make do. It is a folky Santa on a moon sitting on a wooden abstract Christmas tree. It is one of my favorite pieces.
Here is the link:
Have a nice day and stay warm.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Santa Carvings

I have probably told you all this before..... Fifteen years ago I took Scandinavian flat palne carving classes at Fletcher Farms in Ludlow,Vt. It is a 57 year old artist school. Ludlow is a ski town but in the middle of it all is a great school that teaches all types of art. In the summer teachers from all over the country come to teach. My teacher Harley Refsal taught me the 200 year old art of Scandinavian carving. I learned on bass wood but I have devised my own method on clay. It is less labor intensive and I can still do what I love to to do even with arthritis.
I will be listing some on Ebay tonight.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

More Santa's

Oh I love the fall. And even though I have been creating my Santa's since May I get more excited now it is fall. So this is the beginning of my show and tell. Some have muslin needle sculpted faces and some have my carved clay faces. I really like going back and forth.
Ok that is enough for now.
These and more can be found on my new Etsy store. Primitivesbygloria

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NEW Etsy Shop

I am in the process of setting up and filling a new Etsy shop with some of my finished goodies. The Santa stars that I have been designing and selling for nearly 15 years. Along with other finished items.some of my epatterns and needle felting kits. It should be a fun site.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Give Me Goodies

On Sept 22nd I will be giving away one of my new "handy" credit card wallets for FREE. Hit on the button with the cookies to go see the site. The give away will only be up for 24 hours. The wallet pictured is the one I will be giving away.
Have a nice weekend. Gloria

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Americana Santa

This week I have offered 3 Santa Stars on Ebay. I especially love the America one.
The link is :
The faces are hand carved and hand painted so each one is a one of a kind. The Americana fabric dates back to 2001. It is the very last piece. I love it because it has a slight tea dye look.
Have a nice Sunday.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tri- Fold Large Wallets

I have been making large tri-fold wallets for nearly 10 years. I just love that you can organize your whole life in one. I finally retired the one I made for myself 6 years ago. I feel rather bad for my old wallet. It had become like an old friend or that favorite pair of old jeans. BUT IT WAS TIME. I decided on a blue,gray, cream and green print by Amy Butler. In fact I liked it so much that I made another one just like it and put it on Etsy this morning. I love to embellish with special buttons. Either handmade ceramic, fabric covered or vintage.
The link to my Etsy listing. Please check out all of my listings.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Santa climbing a Candy Cane

Several days ago I finished a 7" candy cane with a 4" Santa. It was truely a labor of love because the Santa has tiny little legs and srms. Just turning and stuffing them was a chore. But I do love a challenge. The pictures don't do this ornament any justice. I have put him on ebay for auction. The starting bid was $1.00.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Busy Aug.

Wow where has this month gone to? My daughter and her 3 little ones were here for week. The twins are 3 and the little one is 2. They are busy...very BUSY! It took this Gran a week to recover. Gosh they are so cute though and say the darnest things.
Anyway I am getting back on track. I plan on sewing a bag or 2 today. Love going into my fabric stash.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Making Miniatures

It looks like a nice sunny day in Vt.
I have always enjoyed making miniatures. Why I am really not sure because it is more difficult and tedious. The parts are small and difficult to turn and even the stuffing is a chore. Once I get through that part the rest is fun to me. I used to make miniature quilts too. It is a challenge to get the points to match,but I love the challenge. It is the same way with miniature folk art.
This week I made a pumpkin witch riding a crow. It was well over 8 hours of work to make this piece. He is listed on Ebay this week. A true Halloween collectable.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

8 Ft. Sunflowers

This summer has been incredible. I have self sewn 8 ft. sunflowers in front of my shop. They just kinds over took the front of the shop. They were blooming before the end of June. I have enjoyed them so much I just had to share.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Santa riding a Hen pull toy

I have been busy at work all weeekend. I decided to make a santa riding a hen pull toy. It was time consuming but alot of fun. #1 I prefur to make miniature things and they seem to require a bit of patience. I also love detail. The more the better.
Pictured is in the process ans several of the finished piece.
Have a nioce day.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Listed on Ebay this week

I have 4 Santa ornaments up for auction. They go off on Sun. evening.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, July 13, 2009

This week's Santa's

The sun is out and there is not a cloud in the sky. This is exciting!
This week on Ebay I have 3 Santa ornaments listed. I am sure I will be listing several more on Tue. evening.
My links to all my websites are right.
Have a nice Mon. and I hope the sun is shining whereever you may be.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Time to Sew

Good Sunday morning. Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I have been itching to do more sewing. For several years now I have not been able to sew and create as much as I would like. The economic down turn has given me more time. Why are there always pros and cons to things. Anyway I have decided to fill my Etsy store with lovely bags, wallets,coin purses and makeup bags. I adore beautiful fabrics and I so enjoy working with lots of color.
Well, I hadn't made one of my large wallets in a few years. I had several customers last year wishing I would make some more for my brick and motor shop. I had misplaced my directions,so that meant starting over. It is a tri-fold (7" x 4").
Inside there are 8 credit card pockets,check book holder,coin purse and a place for bills. Well, after 5 hours I finished one and now have my directions all written down. Whew after that I will not misplace my directions again. All in a days work.
Have a nice day.......the sun is out here in Vt.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My auctions for this week

Well, finally it is a gorgeous morning in Vt. It has rained here for 40 days and 40 nights. Not really but it certainlt feels like it. My sun flowers in front of the shop are over 5 ft. That is unheard here in Vt.
This week I have a huge slate blue chenille star with one of my santa's on it. It can either be a tree topper or for a door. He certainly makes a staement. And I have a santa ornament with an antique piece of a crazy quilt for a hat. He looks like he is up to mischief. And then there is a sweet little santa ornament with a wispy Cotswold beard.
Check them out on Ebay. Id name is Folkartfromvermont.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wool Special

Soon it will be time for those wonderful fall and Christmas shows. I have a buy 2 and get a bag of your choice. Super deal. The special will go on as long as supplies last.

Monday, June 15, 2009

This week's auctions

Yesterday was my birthday. I was born on Flag Day. A very special day in mind. I just don't where the time is going.
This week on Ebay I have listed 2 Santa ornaments and a pull toy. Pictured below.
I so enjoy making my little pieces of art.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Santa ornaments for this year

Yes, I have started my Santa ornaments for this year. Every year I make countless Santa ornaments. They have been my best sellers for many years. There are the 3?D carved ones,Santa Stars, Prim Santa ornaments and this year the new head Santa with gorgeous curls. The pictues are the new head Santa's.
The special on my mohair and wool site is: Buy 3 bags of wool and get 1 FREE.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Specials on my websites

Hi to all,
It has been a rainy week in Vt. I so prefer the sun. I do love to see the lawns so nice and green and the flowers are lovely. I have my hanging baskets hung on the porch. I have chose a red, white and blue theme this year. I am thrilled because the humming birds have come to feed off my red flowers. I will get pictures.
SPECIAL: Buy 3 bags of wool or wool roving and choose a bag for free.
On my pattern sites buy 2 patterns and choose one for free. You will need to email me with your free choice after purchase. I am putting a no limit on my specials.
This is the special from May 30th to June6th.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Memorial Day Special


I am offering a HUGE special for Memorial Day. On my website you can buy one pattern and choose one for FREE. This offer is for epatterns and mailed patterns. Just email with your free choice.On my fiber site- if you buy 3 bags of wool, wool roving, mohair or alpaca you will get a FREE bag. The free bag will be the same top quality. I do not give out seconds.

Here is a picture of me with a baby angora goat. This is Senorita's baby SI Si. She was born on Easter.

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday weekend. I am excited I will be going to my youngest son's graduation.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

I am starting my Santa's

Yes you heard me right. Last year I was so behind. Plus I have been in the mood to create my Santa's and ornaments. Last weekend I made a santa with a paper clay face and Border leicester sheep's wool beard. I also designed a sheep to go with him. The sheep's body has needle felted Blueface leicester curls. Today I am going to work on some needle felted Santa ornaments.
More pictures to come.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

President's Day Special

In honor of President's Day I am giving out a FREE Americana Pattern. Buy ONE pattern from my wedsite. or and then choose a FREE Americana pattern. It can be a mailed pattern or an email pattern. After you purchase a pattern just email me with your choice. Email- *(the pictures above are a few of my Americana patterns).

This special is only valid til Mon.evening Feb. 16th.

Remember we live in the "Home of the Free because of the BRAVE".

Thank you and have a nice day. Gloria