Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sunday and Monday Crafting

Since Bob worked the store this weekend, that left me home to do what I wanted to, so I decided to do some patriotic crafting. I drew many dollies, and I wanted to make as many as I could, until the darn sewing machine broke. First my needle broke..which is an easy fix, but then after I put in the new needle and tried to sew again, it made this awful sound, and when I opened the bobbin case, the guts all fell out. there ended my sewing projects. Now to reiterate Angela's comment---I am hoping the sewing machine doctor can make it good as new.

Before the sewing machine died on me, I was able to get a few items made, so tonight I am sharing with you all the items that I was working on this past Memorial Day weekend while staying out of the humidity...too hot even for the dock....

The doll on the left is wearing a vintage doll dress that I found on our recent buying trip.
This doll in the middle sporting her star spangled dress even looks cute hanging on the wall with her freshly picked mini strawberry inside her flag pouch.
Last but not least, this stump doll holding her sprig of tiny white flowers with her flag waving proudly.

Then I was able to make these patriotic peppermint sticks along with this heart make do with the flag on the vintage bobbin. I actually made 8 of the peppermint sticks...some black & white and others in color.

My camera is acting up, but these peppermint sticks are made from Liberty Candy with a picture of our founding father George Washington on each wrapper.

So while I was writing this post, I decided to have another giveaway...yes folks you heard me right...but don't tell Bob about this new's our little secret ok.

For every one of my followers who can bring over a new follower to my blog, I will give you my pattern FREE to make these peppermint sticks for yourself, including my secret to aging the paper. You must make a comment on this post giving me the name of the new follower you brought over, send me an email with the name of your new follower to  and then I will send you the pattern. It's that easy. New followers can also do the same if they bring someone over. This will be open until June 17th, which will give everyone enough time to make these peppermint sticks to enjoy before July 4th....and the good thing about these candy sticks is that they have zero calories!

One more thing...every person who just wants to leave a comment on this post without bringing a new follower over, will be entered into a drawing to be also held the night of June 17th. The winner of this drawing will receive 5 peppermint sticks in their choice of black/ white or color wrappers.

FREE PATTERN or CHANCE IN A DRAWING...are you up for the challenge ladies and decide.

Good luck everyone!
Take care,




  1. Woo Hoo Janice! Fun Giveaway - love these little peppermint sticks!! I would love to be entered in a chance to win them. (I'll try sending some followers over, but the only person who "listens" to me and does what I tell her to do already signed up as a follower!!) So, I'll take my chances in the draw - anyway, it'll be more fun to win them already done up! Love your little dollies too! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Love your dollies Janice! The one on the left looks so hugable and I love the star fabric on the middle doll. Geeze...I feel like we should have a wake for your machine...this is terrible! TERRIBLE! I hope the doc can fix her up for you. Give you time to trace & cut and when you get her back you'll be ready to sew! I want to post about your giveaway, but pls don't enter me this time since I just won your cute strawberries! ~*~Lisa

  3. Hi Janice! I am a new follower to your blog and was sent here by my mom. (Angela @ Thru Nana's Window) Love the peppermint sticks. Would be great to add to my patriotic decor. Hope you have a great day!

  4. Hi Janice, Love the giveaway. So sweet of you. I just sent Holly Davis at Popsicicle and Pigtails over and she is your newest follower. Can't wait for my free pattern. Thanks so much. Hoping you are having a great day.

  5. Hi Janice. I am a follower and will try and see if I can send anyone over... Just in case, please enter me.. What a fun giveaway!

  6. Howdy! Tina from Tina's Primitive Attic sent me over! Love all your items. The peppermint sticks are so cute! Please enter me. I will also try to send someone over to join the fun!

  7. I totally adore George! I don't share the same fondness for sewing..LoL..So of course I want a chance at the liberty sticks.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  8. How cute are those peppermint stix....Kat from primitive echos sent me over....I'm a new follower. I'd love either the pattern or the stix... Love your strawberries too!

  9. Janice ... I love your things! I will become a follower of your site for sure : ) Please enter me in the drawing for the candy sticks ... such a cute idea! Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies sent me here : ) I'm so sorry your sewing machine broke. I know what a bummer that is. I haven't sewn on mine for a couple of months now so I'm afraid to open it back up to see if it still runs! Please come visit me at Farmhouse Ponderings if you have a chance ... I'll put water in the kettle for tea : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  10. Hi - I am a new follower. Please enter me in your giveaway. I will try to send a new follower over too. Thanks, Trish

  11. Hi Janice. Trish at Me 2 U Primitives sent me over to your blog and I have become a follower. Please enter me in your giveaway.


  12. Hi Janice! I am a new follower to your blog and was sent here by Lisa at The Moonlit Stitch.Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Prim Blessings,

  13. Hi Janice- I'm a new follower to your Blog.
    Tina sent me over from Tina's Primitive Attic.
    Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!


  14. Hi,
    I am a new follower and posted on my blog. I would love to be entered. For some reason my earlier post isn't showing so trying again.
    Thanks for the chance these r really adorable

  15. Oh and by the way Wendy at Ravenwood whimsies sent me over.

  16. Hi Janice, what an awesome giveaway. I am a new follower and would love to be entered in your contest. Mary , from " Mammies, Marmies and More" sent me over. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! Thanks, Lecai

  17. your a new follower and came through Wendy at Ravenwood Whimsies....will post about your giveaway on my blog also....

  18. Janice,
    I am a new follower and was sent by Patti at
    Primitive at heart. Please enter me in the contest.
    I will post this on my sidebar.
    Country at heart

  19. I am now a follower...came from Wendy at Ravenwood Whimsies...lovely projects...I will post about yu on my blog!

  20. Hi Janice,
    I came here by way of Tina's Primitives
    I am a new follower and will post on my sidebar!
    Enjoy your day,

  21. Hi ..I am a new follower. Sent over from Dianne at Nellies Nest. Super cool peppermint sticks.
    You are very talented.
    Stop over and see me sometime.
    Hugs Granny Trace

  22. Hi Janice- Love your name!! I am here from Barb at Barb's Heartstrokes

    I am a new follower and love those peppermint sticks!! =)

    ((Hugs)) ~ Janice

  23. I love your peppermints, how appropriate to find you on Flag Day with these! I came from Dani at Eagles Wings, she shared your site on her blog!

    Smiles, cyndi

  24. What a darling giveaway. I was sent over by The Cranky Crow. I hope I will be able to send a few folks over too !!!

    Grace to you,

  25. Hi Janice,
    Iam a new follower, and i would love to be entered to win your marvelous giveaway. Thank you so much! Blessings,


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