Thursday, December 9, 2010

Latest Painting

This is my latest painting .  It's a Terrye French design.  As you can see I'm still painting Christmas items.  I have one more to show you when I take the picture of it later today.  I will be having several dolls to share with you at the end of the week.  I think these will be the last for this season.  I still haven't done all that I wanted to paint and sew so we will see how it goes.  I am going shopping with my daughter today, hope I can finish with gifts and start on decorating my house for the holidays.  Still need to get my tree, hopefully today.  Time is getting short and it seems to go faster as I get older.  Hope everyone has a nice day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Ebay Link

Here's the link to my Ebay page.  Have a lot of items up now.  Be sure to check them out.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two New Dolls

I just finished up an elf doll that I'm very pleased with, I had to finish it all in two days, I just had to see how it was going to turn out.  It is a design from The Vintage Polka Dot .

The other one is a gingerbread doll from Sweet Meadows Farm.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these dolls.  I will be putting them up on Ebay tonight.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Due to the economy my Etsy shop has had its prices slashed on most of all items.  So if your looking for a good deal you might want to check it out.  Prices have never been lower!

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Paintings for Christmas

Just Chillin
Design by Renee Mullins
Winter Greetings
Design by Renee Mullins

Old St. Nick
Design by Renee Mullins

Winter Friends
Design by Renee Mullins
 Here is the latest paintings I'm offering for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Pictures of Iszack and Family

My little pumpkin has gained a pound since being born.  He had a rough start after he left the hospital.  During his first visit after being released he had to be readmitted because of jaundice for 7 days.  He's doing better now.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Time to reveal..CHRISTMAS ITEMS...YAY !!!!!

 More to come so check back again. 

Snowman with Lights
Design by Country Whims

Santa Penny Rug Sled
Design by Renee Mullins

Deck The Halls Bear
Design by Holly Hanley

Christmas is Love
Design by Old Road Primitives
Warm Wishes Snowman
design by Sandra Malone

Frosty's Feeders
Design by Renee Mullins

Let It Snow
Pattern Adapted by Olde Country Cupboard

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Grandson is Coming Home

Today is the day my grandson Joe is coming home from Afghanistan.  He's been in the Marines for the past 3 1/2 years and will be finishing his commitment in July.  This will be the first time he will be able to see his little Zack for the first time.  We thought the baby would be born after his return and he'd be able to particpate on this eventful day but  Zack was ready to come now.  I wish I could be there when he sees his son for the first time but will have to wait when he comes back into town.  I'm sure he will be proud.   

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Iszack Nelson Peregrina

  Baby Peregrina has arrived into this world! Iszack Nelson Peregrina came into our world at 12:41 a.m. on 10/16/10. 7lbs 9ounces 20inches long.  He is my first great grandson, and much loved already.

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Fall Items

Here the the latest Fall items I have made and sorry to say the last.  Getting ready for winter and Christmas decorations.  If interested in any of these items I will be listing to my Etsy shop later today.  Have a lot of Christmas items to photograph and will share when I am done doing so.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Sorry it's been awhile since my last post.  I had the unforunate problem of my computer crashing and ended up at the Geek Squad for 3 weeks.  Sheer torture, it's funny when we get so dependant on using a computer and missing it.  Still working out some of the bugs and missing all my patterns and photos that I bought and downloaded.  They wanted $90.00 dollars to backup my files and of course I said no way!  Luckily I remembered that my Norton backed up my pictures and files so I'm hoping to get all those back.  I'll have to email them and hope that extra feature my husband bought on our last renew order is correct.  To make matters even worst my car took a big dump, had to have the fuel pump replaced.  Whoever thought of putting the fuel pump in the gas tank should be shot.  Spent more on labor fees than the cost of the part.  Oh well, everything is back to being back to normal and hoping to get back to taking pictures and posting some of the items I've been working on. Bye for now.  Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

HCOFG Entries

Thought I 'd share with you my four entries for the Old Farhouse Gathering Halloween Celebration.  Be sure and check out all the other shops at OFG for  great decorating or gift giving ideas.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Let The Holidays Begin

You won't want to miss this over at Etsy.  We are offically starting our Halloween Celebration at OFG September 6th-20th.  Come and see what the Farmhouse has prepared for all of us.  Just type in HCOFG in the search bar.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It is so hot and humid today.  I hate this kind of weather, it's 107 and I haven't felt like doing anything, and I hate to say so but I haven't.  I have so much to do I don't even know where to start. Let's see, I want to paint my living room, have to take pictures of dolls that I've finished and I have a new paint book by Renee Mullins that I want to start painting some of her designs.  Oh well maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Just listed a few items on Ebay.  You can start here and just to the right you can click on see other items.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I've been busy sewing and painting away.  Have a new doll to share with you today.  She's a pattern from Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses.  They turned out really cute, I think.
I will be taking pictures of my newest paintings today and will share them with you later.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Autumn Celebration at Old Farmhouse Gathering

The old farmhouse is having our annual celebration for the fall.  Our artisans have been gearing up for the past few months to bring to you decorations and needfuls for your decorating needs.  When going to Etsy just type in ACOFG in search bar and you will see all the beautiful things we have to offer. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Just finished a couple of dolls and thought I'd share with you all.  This first one is a doll that is a design of mine, she's dressed in a blue dress with Noah's Ark on it.  The second doll is one that will go on sale on Monday as part of our  Autumn Celebration at Old Farmhouse Gathering.  She is a design by Sweet Meadows Farm.
The other items for our celebration are a pumpkin with florals on it and a picture of a scarecrow that I painted that is designed by Renee Mullins, but I think I'll keep that as a surprise for Monday.
I was sent this picture of one of the dolls I made for a dear customer.  She had ordered it for her daughter who was expecting a child.  She has earned the honor of sitting in the rocker in the nursery, at least til the child gets big enough to use it.  I think she looks lovely there, don't you think?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I HATE ants!!!!  For the last two weeks I've put my battle fatigues on and battled with ants.  I sprayed my yard and foundations with pesticides that were supposed to kill those little buggers.  Sprayed the inside just to have them back again, and they show up in the darnest places.  I got my iron out to press some muslin, turned it on and out came a borage of ants from the steam vent. Ugh! Killed them all with the steam only to take my iron out again today and yep there they were again.  And this is after we had to enlist an exterminator.  He said to give it a week for them to be all gone and if they returned we'd explore other alternatives.  So needless to say I didn't get much done.  I will have some pictures up tomorrow of what I did get done.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Been real busy sewing and painting and filling orders.  Just finished two dolls.  The first one is from The Olde Country Cupboard.  It features lambs wool hair that has been needle felted in head and embroidered facial features.  She is dressed in an Americana dress with apron and is wearing muslin pantaloons.  She comes with her star and tag.

Next is a design from Sweet Meadows Farm.  I just love how she turned out.  She is wearing a pink dress with white daisies and is carrying a pinwheel.  Her eyes are painted and all the other features are embroidered.

I also managed two finish these two ornaments.  Was waiting on ribbon and wire.

Have ten more dolls in the process of various stages so I better get back to sewing.  will post again when I  get them done.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Christmas in July

Come see what is on sale!  Artfire is hosting twelve days of Christmas sale starting July 12th-25th.  I opened my Artfire for expressly to sell my jewelry but I decided to put my Etsy items over there too.  I mean I'm paying a monthly fee so I might as well use it.  You can find my items by searching "EntchantedGemGarden" or use this link to go to my shop.
All Christmas items have been discounted by 20%.  This sale is only good for Artfire, if you purchase my items from Etsy the sale does not apply.  I will be running a sale on Etsy nearer to Christmas.  So don't forget the date and go over to Arfire and check us out.

Artfire will be running three contest to help promote the TDOCIJ sale on ArtFire. One that uses twitter, one that uses facebook, and one for bloggers. Here are the basic descriptions for each one. Because contests have to have specific language and rules these are NOT the official descriptions/rules. They have been written and will be posted separately very soon.

•The twitter contest will give away four $25 shopping sprees. Winners will be selected at random from a pool of people who RT a message from our @ArtFire account promoting the TDOCIJ trend page. Specific dates will be available in the forum topic created for this contest. The $25 shopping spree must be used for product(s) in the CIJ trend page.

•The facebook contest will give away two $50 shopping sprees. Winners will be selected at random from all of the people who "like" the CIJ trend page. There will be a facebook "like" button on the page very soon. The $50 shopping spree must be used for product(s) in the CIJ trend page.

•The blog contest will give away one $100 prize. The winner will be selected at random from all of the people who create a new blog post, feature product(s) from the CIJ trend page, and link to the CIJ trend page on ArtFire. These specifics will be in the forum post for the contest. The $100 prize must be used for product(s) in the CIJ trend page.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Christmas in July

The snowman is from Old Country Cupboard.  The Santas are from Country Whims and the ornaments are from  a magazine designed by Shara Reiner.
I always love the winter season and I try to get as much done as I can for Christmas but I always fall short.  By the time Christmas comes along I'm already pooped out from painting for all the other holidays.  So this year I started early, I started sewing and painting after Easter.  I got a lot of stuff done but waiting for the Christmas foliage to come into the shops.  I'm going to start participating in the after holidays sales so I can be prepared for next year.  Anyway here is a little preview of what you will be seeing in my Etsy shop in the next couple of days.  As always if you see something you have to have you can email me.  Will get more pictures up as soon as my camera's battery charges.
Have 4 new Annies to make pants for so I better get busy.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Southern Blessings Giveaway

Beryl from Southern Blessings is having an awwesome giveaway.   It's this darling praire doll.  Make sure you stop over and sign up for it now. The link is

Monday, June 21, 2010

What I've been up to...

Well I haven't got my pictures for you yet of the Christmas items I've been working on but I do have some of my paintings.  First is a peg plaque of a primitive rocking horse designed by Terre French.

Next is a design from Renee Mullins of a cat and a mystical pumpkin.  It sits on a black vase that doesn't show very well in picture.

And last is another design from Terrye French.  It is painted on a plaque that can be hung on the wall or used in a decorative easel on your bookcase or shelves.

If interested in any of these pieces just email me and let me know.  I will be listing them on Etsy later today.