Monday, December 26, 2011

After Christmas Sale-50% off

I am having a 50% off sale on my Etsy shop. Making room for new items. I don't know if I'll be painting as much as I have been. It's getting harder to prepare wood because of my health issues. I know I will continue to make dolls and doll clothes for American Girl dolls.

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Looking forward to a new year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I'd like to wish everyone of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I know it's been awhile but I haven't been feeling all to well. I have diabetes and I'm not doing to well to keep it under control. Maybe in the new year I can do much better. It's so hard to do when the holidays are upon us and there is too much good food.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pencil Santa Claus
Pattern design by Country Friends 
Christmas Mice
Pattern Design by Samantha Accesories
Well wouldn't you know it, my camera is acting up and won't let me take but a few pictures at a time.  Might be the batteries but I just bought new ones in Feb.  So I'll show you what it allowed me to take so far.  Will post more as I can later.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I can't believe it, it's been a whole month since I wrote last.  I've been extra busy making things for my Etsy shop, cleaning out my craft room and I've been sick in between.  Will share photos as soon as I can. 

My great grandson turned one year old on Sunday.  His parents had a birthday party for him at a park near them.  Wasn't able to go because my blood pressure was too high that I actually thought I was having a heart attack or a making of a stroke.

My TV went out after only being four years old.  Thought it was my cable company's fault but it wasn't.  I hate spending the amount of money we paid for it just to have it go out in four years.  Technician told me that I was lucky that it lasted that long for as much as I watched it.  I use to fall asleep with it on, leave it on for my dogs so they wouldn't get lonely when I was out about town and have it on even when I wasn't watching it just so I could have some noise in the house.  I forgot about the sales rep telling me that this tv would last 100,000 hours and that it would last for some time.  Hah!!! he didn't know me.  So I'm out looking for a new  tv and you all know I will be shuting my tv down when I'm not watching it.  Sometimes I wonder if these flat screen tv's are worth it, my daughters small tv has lasted her for 25 years with no problems.

Well I have to go for now but will be posting pictures soon.


Monday, September 19, 2011

More Added To My Etsy

Warm Winter Celebrations

Today starts the celebration at Etsy by Old Farmhouse Gathering.  Everyone has put a lot of their talents into this.  Go to Etsy and type wwhofg in the search bar to see what we've been up to.

I've added six items for this celebration.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Two New Dolls

I just finished these dolls.  Will post on Etsy some time today.  They are a new design to me.  The designer is from Bit of


Monday, August 1, 2011

Good Morning Friends

Just wanted to give you a heads up, all my word signs are on sale.  The price already depicts a $2.00 off regular price.  See them at  Prices will remain in effect till further notice.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Just finished new doll..

Meet Belle.  I think she did turn out well.
and a plaque.  I love how these turned out.  Remember in a earlier post I mentioned how I cut through the sleeve of a doll that I had just finished while trimming the hair?  Well I finished her new dress and here she is!  Belle is her name.
I received a new pattern from Sweet Meadows Farm and made her up yesterday.  I love all of Maureen's patterns.  She's a country prairie primitive.  She looks loved and well worn.  I usually don't make real grungy dolls but I think she just turned out beautiful.  I'm naming her Laura after the child in  "Little House on the Prairie".  I loved that show.  Wish there was more like it.

I also finished up a plaque by Terrye French.  She's another one of my favorite dedsgner.  It's called "To Market". 

And last but not least is a pattern I've had for along time and thought I'd make it up.  It's a cute stuffed bear made in lavender.

Well that's all I made this week.  I want to try my hand on one of Maureen's black dolls and a chicken.
Till next time, have a great week-end.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Halloween at OFG
So it's hot you say.... well cooler days will be upon us soon.  It's never too early to start thinking about fall leaves falling and cooler nights plus picking up some of your Fall decorating needs.  OFG has some very talented artist to help find what you need.  I have choosen three shops today to showcase, I hope you visit their shops and enjoy seeing what they have to offer.  You can see more of our groups items by typing ofg team in the search box.
Have a nice weekend~Charlene 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Don't forget....
There are only ten day left to PAFA's Christmas In July!  Be sure and get your decorating needs done early.  We have such  gifted artisans and it's always best to buy items from the good old USA!!!!  Here's a sampling of items that you can find at Etsy, just type in PAFACIJ in the search bar.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Dolls

This is a design by Annie's Cupboards
This is a raggedy by Oh Sew Dollin. 

Love this design by Sweet Meadows Farm
Well here's the pictures of the new dolls I promised.  Feeling kind of under the weather so I didn't take the pictures until now.  Have a few more dolls to finish up so I hope you will check back often.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Should Of Stayed.....

in bed.  Have you ever had one of those days?  I just finished one of my dolls and thought the hair needed to be a little shorter when all of a sudden I felt it and I heard it and then you know you cut something more than yarn.  I managed to cut through the sleeve of my dolls dress. Ohhh.. I was so mad at myself.  Now I'll have to make a new dress.  So I decided to go get some lunch and I should of saved my money, the food was awful.  Then to make matters worse, I went to pick up my lunch and Max decided he'd have some fun by chewing up my orthodontic insoles.  I guess I should of stayed in bed and forgot about crafting.
Anyway I do have two more dolls to share with you after I take their pictures later today.

Have a nice day~Charlene

Thursday, June 30, 2011

PAFA Christmas In July

Where does the time go?  Half the year is over and it's time for a new Christmas In July.  It starts July 1st and ends July 30th.  My two entries are snowmen.  Aren't they pretty, tell me what you think!  Just  enter PAFACIJ in your search box on Etsy and it will take you to all the items listed for this celebration.

I am busy making more dolls and snowmen so check into my Etsy for new listings.

Friday, June 3, 2011

This is a prairie doll bagholder that I have submitted for the Old Farmhouse Gatherings flag day celebration challenge. Abragail measures 18" long. She is wearing a royal blue dress with an apron of red, white and blue flags. She has a red and gold checked hat and carries a star and flag in her arms. Her bag dress has an elastic opening where you can store numerous plastic grocery bags for recycling. I hope you like her!  Some lucky winner will recieve a FREE gift. To view all the items in the challenge just go to and type FDOFG in the search bar.  Just click on the banner on my sidebar and vote for your favorite item.
Thanks for your votes!!!!!

Pattern design is by Samantha's Accessories.     

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Flag Day Appreciation Challenge

The Old Farmhouse Gathering team is having a

Flag Day Appreciation Challenge!!!

Mark your calendars! Beginning Saturday, June 4th through Saturday, June 11th, you will have an opportunity to vote on your favorite Flag Day item. To see the rules go to our OFG Blog and see how much fun it will be for one lucky voter!

The winner of the Challenge will receive a prize AND one voter (chosen at random among the comments) will also win a prize. Winners will be chosen and notified on Sunday, June 12th.

This will be a lot of fun for everyone!!! It's not necessary, but we would love it if you would post this to your blog, facebook, twitter, websites, newsletters, etc. Feel free to grab our Flag Day Challenge button if you would like!

Happy Voting!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm sorry I haven't been on for awhile.  I've been busy creating.  I've painted three Terrye French designs, five dolls (still need to get two of them clothed) and one rabbit doll.  Will get pictures to you as soon as I am done.  Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Stencil giveaway

Folk Art From the Harbor has a new stencil and you may be able to win it by entering on their site.  what a splendid way to show your appreciation for what our military does for us.  Click here for link

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Look what I got!!!

It's  been awhile since I received my swap from Natalie but my camera was acting up but now it's fixed and I can share what I received.  I got a Levi pocket filled with two bunnies, a package of Peeps (Yum), the cutest of shelf bunny in blues.  I also received some little note cards, some page markers and some foaming hand wash.  Thanks Natalie for a fun swap!

I also mentioned that I rescued a puppy from the streets and that I would post some pictures but the ones I took when she was new didn't turn out because of my camera acting up so here is one of him lying beside my 3year old dog.  We named him Max (he is the tan dog)  I don't know what kind of dog he is and I don't know what I was thinking about when I picked him up.  I've had the privilage of being surprised by a snail in my house on the carpet (had to wash carpet before Easter beause of the trail of slime that was left behind), all sizes of stones and tree limbs in my house and the best just happened two days ago (when the winds were blowing real bad) was two dead baby birds.  What was I thinking!!!!  But he is so cute, you just got to love him.

Well I need to work on some dolls today.  Sold all my dolls on Ebay yesterday so I better get busy.

Have a blessed day~Charlene

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Signs

I hope everyone had a nice Easter.  Here are a few more signs waiting to be added to Etsy.  Not your color? Just email me and I would love to make it in any color of your choice.  Going to be busy making some doll dresses today.  Hope to have some new dolls up soon.
God Bless this day!~Charlene