Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas...

Things are moving at a snail's pace at our house but improving daily. We are planning on enjoying a nice, quiet, healing, peaceful Christmas and New Year's with our furbabies. From all of us, to all of you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013!
~Poppa, Edna, Toby, Sassy Alice, Baxter & Dinky Sugar~

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crystal, my latest EPattern

I have just released my last epattern for 2012.  She is a sweet, easy to make Snow Elf.  You can find out information about my instant download patterns or patterns I personally email you on the pattern page on my website at PlumThicket.

Merry Christmas!  My God bless us everyone...

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Night Before Christmas Paper Chain

I love paper chains!!  I had fun with this epattern/printable. It is the complete story of The Night Before Christmas and is about 19' long when finished.  It is put together without tape, glue or staples and comes with it's own sepia snowflake background so everything matches.  Now available in all of my pattern shops including Instant Download at THE PATTERN CUPBOARD.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

In my spare time...

It's been a while since I knitted any thing other than socks and dish cloths.  I am working on a shrug made using Vana White's Sequins yarn.  I am loving this yarn and the way this piece is coming together.  Simple and elegant!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Zinnia's and Butterflies...

I love easy to grow Zinnia's and the butterflies love them too!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lady Bones - My Latest EPattern

About three years ago, I made a dapper skeleton guy named Bones that was published in the 2011 Autumn edition of Art Doll Quarterly. All this time, Bones has been waiting for a Lady Bones to accompany him on a night out on the town or just hanging around. She has finally come to life and is putting on the Ritz with her chic hat, dancing shoes and her pumpkin purse. I hope you have as much fun making ths sassy lady as I did.

in my The Prim Pattern Shop

Friday, September 7, 2012


I am delighted to have one of my patterns and one of my dolls published
in the November 2012 issue of Soft Dolls and Animals.

Pages 24, 25, 26 & 66

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A quiet Holiday

I managed to finish a pair of socks that I have been knitting on for a few months.  I like to keep a ongoing needlework project on my foot stool so that it is handy to pick up when I have some rare idle time.  Although I planted my zinnia's late this year, I am delighted with their bursts of color in my garden.  Zinnia's are very easy to grow and they reseed themselves so I would encourage you to plant them in your garden...and enjoy their simple beauty.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Before and After

I'm still working on my studio/nest.  My plan is to work my way around the room.  Here is one area BEFORE

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our Sassy Alice

Sassy has been with us for two years now.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Slow going...

See some before's and after's on the slow progress in my studio/nest makeover. Be sure to click on the Read More link below.

Monday, August 20, 2012

If not now, when?

I bought a sculpting DVD a couple of years ago.  About three months ago, I finally took time to watch a few minutes of it.  Today, I am looking for the DVD and I can't find it....any where.  I am tired of spending most of my time looking for stuff.  It is time to get organized and I mean organized.  It's time for a makeover!

This is phase 1 of Project 1  (Read more...)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fiber Flowers

I took a little bit longer vacation than I had planned due to a leg injury, but it gave me some time to look around on Pinterest.  I love that site.  I ran across some flowers that were made by a lady in Russia that really caught my attention.  My first thought was "How did she do that?" and then my second thought was, "HELLO, I used to make those flowers out of crochet yarn in the mid 1970's!"  Sometimes it pays to be a horder when it comes to old patterns and instructions.  I have been spending some time making these sweet flowers out of updated fibers that are so popular now for various crochet, doll and scrapbook projects.  Burlap is the also the rage so I'm dragging out my yards of burlap that I bought years ago and I'm getting ready to do some serious sewing.  Don't we have fun??

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mini Vacation

I will be away from my computer until Monday, July 30, 2012.  Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Shabby Primitive Pears...

This is my latest EPattern.  I wanted some shabby white pears to go on our coffee table so I made an epattern in the event you should want to make some pears for your home...or a gift.  Here is a picture of the epattern cover...
and here is a picture of the shabby white pears in a glass footed compote dish on our coffee table...

Pattern information is listed HERE if you are interested.
~Thank You~

Wishing every one a safe and blessed July 4th!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hog Heaven...Again...

I just love the smell of new software!
Now to find the time to use it :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Home Movies

I dug out my old camcorder.  I use to make home movies twice a year of all of the happenings here at the farm.  I haven't made movies in several years.  I really enjoyed doing that and don't know why I stopped.  I am going to turn my new seldom used computer (now 2 years old) into my production studio.  I have ordered new movie making software since our Sassy Alice chewed up one of the disks that went with my Pinnacle Studio.  It wouldn't work on my Windows 7 any way so it's a good excuse for new software and a new brand; this time I'm going with Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 11 before I upgrade my Pinnacle to Avid.  A girl can never have too much software :))

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Little Old House...

Those that know me or follow my work know that I love my Little Old House that Poppa built for me several years ago using old wood, door, windows, cabinets and mantel, circa 1900.  This old house stores my dolls, supplies and a few antiques.  It's my playhouse that I never had when I was a child...well, I'm still a child...just a little older.

Little Old House
Right next to my Little Old House is my Mold Building.  It is full to the brim with porcelain doll and ceramic molds.  Right behind my Little Old House is a gigantic dead Oak tree that is not on our property.  On Monday of last week a limb fell from the dead tree and put a sizeable dent in the roof of my Mold building.  This past Monday another limb fell and demolished my mold building.

Mold Building
The tree man is coming Saturday to give us an estimate to remove the dead tree. We do have permission from the property owner to take it down.  It will be 3-4 weeks before the tree man can get to us because he is so far behind.  Last summer's drought took a toll on trees and everything.  As for now, I need things in my Little Old House but I'm not taking a chance on another falling limb.....and praying nothing falls on my sweet Little Old House.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pond Project...

We have a sweet pond in front of our house. 
Read more about it on my At Home With Edna Blog

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day...

Thank you to our Military, past, present and future that keep us safe and preserves our freedom. Many have died so that we are free to voice our own matter how stupid it is.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Updates for TDIPT Mercantile's 5th Birthday Celebration

White Rabbit and Sweetness are now available at my TDIPT Mercantile.
Be sure to check out all of the updates by TDIPT Mercantile artists and
sign up for the handmade gifts or gift card drawing
5th Birthday Celebration.  See website for details.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

What if?

What if when you woke up this morning you only had the things in your life that you thanked God for yesterday?


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Four Aces - The Complete Series

Can you tell I had fun with this?
Pattern now available on my PatternMart Page
or check out my Pattern Page for more information.
If you don't want the complete set, INDIVIDUAL CARD DOLL
epatterns are also available if you don't want to make the complete set.

Monday, January 30, 2012

5th Birthday Celebration

Please join us for our 5th Birthday Giveaway!
Feb 29th @10:00 pm edt - March 20th
Fabulous prizes handmade and donated by our members

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Key To My Heart

I love the look of hammered copper so I had fun creating my faux version.

Listed on EBAY