Thursday, February 25, 2010

Back to some painting!

"The Easter Egg Tree"

After a long period of not doing any painting, I decided to jump back into painting to finally finish an idea I had about a year ago. LOL I just listed "The Easter Egg Tree" on Ebay. It was alot of fun to create and I love how painting always brings me to another place. I had forgotten how relaxing painting is for me! Of course, it's not easy to do with a 4 yr old running around so I was able to paint this piece while my son was at his school for the day. :)


Sometimes I run into really cool fabrics that I just feel the need to buy without a "plan". Alot of my designs started just that way. Either a fabric or even a song will get my mind thinking of what it reminds me of and what to create out of it. This catfish was thought up after I purchased this awesome square of cat themed fabric. To me, making a flat catfish with it seemed to fit the mold. :) He's definitely one funky lookin' fishy! LOL He was also just listed over on Ebay.

Well, looks like I'll be taking a long three day weekend from sewing and painting in order to hang out with my sons. It's their winter break week and we're due for a day or two out and about as cabin fever is taking hold. :) Have a great weekend!

till later!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New prims finished!!

Polkadotted Octopus

Whew! Spent a long day finishing up several critters and getting them listed on Ebay. It's always so nice to wrap up a few of the projects that have been "in the works" for a while. As soon as I finished these, though, my mind started swimmin' with new critters to design so it all starts again soon. LOL
A great friend of mine and a fellow primitive artist, Joyce, stated (jokingly) that I should create a tick doll so that our recent problems with ticks (yup, believe it or not during the WINTER!) would maybe go away. :) Well, I decided "what the heck, I'll do one" and he's now over on Ebay. :) Definitely something different in the prim world to say the least. LOL

till later!

Blue Crab

Primitive Tick :)

Irish Horsey

Shamus McSeahorse

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On to St. Patrick's Day!!

To me, nothin' says St Patrick's Day like a happy Irish Froggy! LOL
Frederick McFroggy has just been listed over on Ebay. I always enjoy creating different versions of my frogs, although this sucker proved to be quite a stubborn critter along the way. :)
Now that he's listed.....I'm continuing to work on more St Patty's day critters and should have more up and running on Ebay by the week's end.

till later!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow has arrived!

We got our 1st "real" snowfall last weekend and it sure puts one in the holiday spirit!

I have a few Santa "critters" that I've finished and listed on ebay........hopefully I can finish up a few more Christmas items I'm working on and get them listed by the end of this week! Time is flying by this season and before you know it, Christmas will be upon us!!!!

Back for another year, Santa Clam :)

Santa Jelly

Dodo Santa

Hope everyone's enjoying your holiday season so far!
Till later!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Frankenfrog's Back at OCSC!!!

Fall is definately here in New England and as the leaves are turning and falling, the creepy prim critters are in full swing here at Olde Crow Seed Co!!After a L O N G, injury filled week, I finally got this creepy critter finished and listed over on Ebay. There are several other Halloween critters that I hope to complete and list on both Ebay and my new Lemon Poppy Seeds Shoppe within the next few days.
till later!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Halloween Critters!!

Just finished and listed several new Halloween/fall critters over on Ebay. Halloween and Fall is one of my favorite seasons to create for as it's so much fun to think of creepy and weird things to do to my exsisting stable of creatures. :O) Of course, leading the way...front and center is my Halloween version of my Original Primitive Clam.....Count Clamula. :-P Actually, he's a little scary in "real life", LOL, as he's sitting here on my mantel and all I can see in the early morning shadows is his red eyes peeking out from behind his black and red shell. How a clam could be scary??? Who knows, but he can be at times. :O)

This pumpkin head make do/nodder always cracks me up when I look at him. He's one whimsical, silly creation. :)

My elephant witch is back for this Halloween season. This year her new addition is her pumpkin bucket she's holding. I added a flicker bulb inside which makes it look really cool at night!

My primitive Owl was new this summer and I loved how she turned out so much that I made another version of her as a Halloween witch, complete with a set of wooden witches' books. :)

All these critters, and some others, are now over on ebay ready to be adopted!
Now off to play outside with my boys!!!

till later!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Items!!!

Just listed a few birds over on Ebay which close this coming weekend.

Always wanted to create an ostrich but it kept getting pushed to the back burner for quite a while. Well, I finally got him drawn up, sewn and finished and really like how he turned out. He's quite the tall one, LOL, and is very "commanding" sitting on my hutch in the living room. LOL

Instead of adding tons of feathers and wings and detail, I decided to just keep him very simple and prim. I'm glad I went that way as he's one prim and grungy ostrich. :)

I don't think there are many Primitive Blue Footed Booby Dolls out there, LOL.

I always thought these guys are so unique with there normal shaded feathers and then their baby blue feet. :) You can't help but love their given name. LOL My youngest boys just laugh every time they say it. :)

After watching a nature show with my son, Chase, he suggested that I should create a Puffin doll as they are so unique and very similar in "style" to the Toucan which I have loved creating in the past. Their beaks are alot of fun to create and paint. LOTS of paint went into this guy. Seems like a Puffin lover has already set sights on adopting him over on Ebay so he'll be on to his new home soon!

I'm really happy to be starting some Halloween dolls/critters now, although I'm in NO HURRY for summer to end and for Fall to arrive. :) "Jack" is a pumpkinhead doll that originated at OCSC last Fall. Each one has been slightly different and seems to have it's own personality. :) Very prim and very much a Halloween staple for any prim home!

No Halloween home would be complete without a Piranha! :) This guy was a blast to create and actually came out looking alot scarier than I thought it would. LOL Thank goodness it's teeth are just frayed burlap and not the real thing!!! For it's tag, I thought to switch up the common statement of "its bark is worse than its bite" by putting "my bite is worse than my bark". These guys definately don't have the size and outward appearance of being nasty little ones, but can't ignore their mouths and what they can do with them.......LOL A couple of years ago, I created a scary deep sea fish for the Halloween season, so I figured I'd tap the waters of the Amazon for this season's scary fish creation. :)
All of these critters are now up for adoption over on Ebay........
Till later!