Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wonders of Whimsy giveaway.

Go visit Jenny here for a really great giveaway. She's giving away a wonderful Altered Art Kit. Check it out!

Ta Da!!!

We have a winner! Her name is Debra! Visit her blog here
Congrats Debra! You are gonna LOVE these ornies. I will make sure that Jenn knows your email address. She'll ship them right out to you! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


We're gonna do our drawing at the end of the day TODAY! Last call! Get your name in fast! These ornies are so fabulous, you'll love them!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We just had our 2700th visitor!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Primitive Times Magazine

Here's the new November edition! Look for our Prim Friends ad! It looks fabulous. Angie did a wonderful job with it.

Info on our new Drawing!

Aren't these the cutest bowl fillers? They are hand rolled and cut, salt dough ornies, hand dipped in wax. They've been grubbied up for the fabulous prim look that we all love! You will win 2 dozen of these little chunky mini grubby snowmen and snowflakes scented in cinnamon. They will come in cello bags tied with homespun, a rusty bell, and a prim tag:) A $12.00 value. Okay girls! Sign up!!!

New featured crafter.....

I'd like to introduce you to Jacki Alcorn of Hearthside Collection.

Jacki, can you please give us a short summary of your website?

Hearthside Collection is a great place to find handmade primitive country decor item for your home! Some of our products include primitive stitcheries, stick family samplers, baskets, painted slate shingles, slate snowman ornaments, pip berry garlands and wreaths. I love to create! I have been making and selling things since I was in elementary school. It all started with macrame bracelets. My Dad saw the bracelets and necklaces I was making and suggested that we try to sell them through a little boutique in a nearby town. It worked!! That was just the beginning. Since them I have sold my items through several different avenues--consignment, wholesale, and craft shows. One of my favorite ways to display and sell my crafts has been in our 1890 home. When the Christmas season arrives, we open our home, and with 20-30 other crafters, fill the entire first floor with a wide variety of gifts and crafts for the community to enjoy.

Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?

This had become an adventure that the whole family has a part in. I love teaching my daughters to work with their hands, and so they help me out with the little jobs like painting frames and cutting baskets spokes. Of course, they enjoy the little extra cash! My son helped remove all the slate shingles for the top of a two-story house. My husband like to do manly things like lifting heavy objects and using power tools. Her is very supportive of my business venture. With their help, I have been able to expand my business. I am very grateful that God has given me such a wonderful family. We enjoy life in our small, one stoplight town, northern Indiana town. It has been a great place to raise our four children. We spend lots of time at basketball and soccer games, music programs and plays, church events and with extended family.

What is your favorite product or service you offer and why?

One goal I have is to help those who have a vision for something in their home, but can't create it themselves. Quite a few of my items can be customized and I've enjoyed special orders. I like providing something unique for my customers. An example of this is with our Stick Family Samplers. A customer contacted me an idea and wanted to know if I could make something for her. It was not something I was familiar with, but I loved the idea. With the help of a pencil and paper, a digital camera and back and forth emails we were able to provide what she wanted, and add a very personal, one-of-a-kind product to our Collection.

Jacki's contact info is:

New Drawing!

Our next drawing will be held on November 15th. We have a set of salt dough bowl fillers by Jenn! I will have pics and details coming soon.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I forgot!!!!

With all the crazy Halloween stuff, I forgot to draw our name for the drawing!!! DUH....

The winner is.....Dawn from Piece and Love Yay!!! I will pass your info on to Emmy and she'll get with you. You have won a really nice candle--bet it smells wonderful!