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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Winners of this weeks giveaways are....

so sorry I didn't get to post last night, but orders from the Country Sampler have been coming in. Had to work on more Scarecrows and do pattern orders. I had my husband draw the 5 names for the winners of this weeks giveaways and they are:

1st giveaway is:
2nd giveaway is: Gayle at
3rd giveaway is: Barnyard Country Crafaters
4th giveaway is: KKL Primitives
5th giveaway is: Taylors Farmhouse

So if you all would email your address, I will get your goodies on their way to you. thanks to all that entered, I wish everyone could win. Had a great response to this giveaway. But more giveaways are coming.

I have been working on one of my Snowman patterns. Managed to get 3 finished today. I cheated though, used wooden candy canes instead of the painted muslin ones. Started raining and had to bring all my painted items in. I still need to add some moss and patches here and there on the bag, then they will be finished. These are made on the large spool bobbins. They are fairly heavy.

I purchased a lot of clothespins last year, and finally got something made with them. I had purchased some little prairie clothespin dolls last year on ebay and loved them. I made up my own version on them yesterday. It is a great way to use up scraps. I think a little tree made up with a bunch of them would look great.

Next, I finally finished these clothespin snowman, I actually had started them last year and finally picked them up again to finish. My goal is to use up alot of those supplies I have bought over the years and declutter my craft room a little, at least so I can walk around in it, without tripping over something.

When I went to the Goodwill store last week with Carmen, I found a bag full of Christmas craft stuff and these plastic canes were in there. So I wrapped them with muslin and red fabric. I think they turned pretty cute. They were easy to make, still want to use a little glass glitter on them and a vintage tag and then they will be done. I also buy the plastic candy cane ornaments at Christmas and wrap them also. I have been told you can take aluminum foil and crinkle up into a candy cane shape and wrap the same way as the plastic canes.

While browsing the internet, I found this cute poem. I am going to attach it some green striped candy canes this year. I am thinking of making some of the big ones that I usually attach the candy cane poem to and do them in green striped with the grinch tag. I have added the Grinch poem in the share box if you are interested in it.

If any of you are interested in the clothespin patterns let me know, mostly they are just little bits and pieces glued together. Quick and inexpensive to make.


  1. I would love to have the clothespin patterns from you. I have tons of old clothespins. I used up a bunch of them by making your clothespin santa ornies (love that pattern!!), but I still have more clothespins to use up. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. You've really motivated me to finish up some of my old projects.


  2. I love the snowmen!! And I would love the pattern. You can never have too many snowmen or gingerbread men!! lol Natalie,

  3. Hey Sandy, Love the 3 snowmen.. the candy canes were a great find! I would love the pattern for the clothespin santas and prairie dolls, they are adorable. Thanks!
    Deb :)

  4. Congratulations to this weeks winners!

    I love the prairie doll clothespins. I found a bagful of those old clothespins when we moved into our house. Now I have another idea of what to do with them. Thank you!

    Take Care,

  5. Sandy love all you things and would love the pattern for the clothespin snowman, he is so cute...thanks.

  6. Congrats to you all!! I don't know how you find the time to get all of this stuff done. I think you have elves hiding in your craft room helping you-hee hee. Love your stuff, Kim

  7. Your items are awesome. I really love those snowmen. I would love to have the pattern for the clothespin people. Thanks for all your inspiration, Valerie

  8. Congrats to the lucky winners!!

  9. I am really lovin those snowmen! Too cute! Great job. Jayne

  10. Thank you for the wonderful free patterns you have already provided. I can't wait to make them. I think the Snowman and the Prairie Dolls are just awesome and would love the patterns to make these also. Thanking you in advance Bonnie

  11. Thanks for all the great patterns that you've provided. I love them all. I'd love the patterns for the snowman and prairie dolls.
    Congrats to all the winners of the giveaway!

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  13. Hi - I'm one of your winners on your giveaway - #4 - Thank you! And thank your husband for me for picking out my name!! :-)
    I don't see where to send you an email - my addy is

    Thank you so much for sharing all your patterns. I love them all. I just made up the mouse in the stocking- too cute!!!! Definitely interested in the clothespin snowmen pattern!!

    Just adore those snowmen made with the large spools - they are awesome!!!

    KKL Primitives

  14. Congrats to the winners!
    I love the snowmen! Well actually I love it all!

  15. Congratulations to all of the lucky winners!!
    Love the snowmen and the little clothes pin chickies and snowmen!! You are so creative, it's inspiring!!

  16. Love the little snowmen. Would love to have the pattern...sounds like I've missed several patterns from the looks of your comments. Just found your blog recently, but will be back often. Thank you, Debbie

  17. Love the clothespin ornies, would love the have the patterns. (the snowmen ones) thanks

  18. I love your craft ideas and i would love to have the clothespin pattern. Congrats to the lucky winners.

    Denise NE Ohio

  19. Sandy, Hi it's me peggy lee, who won your santa and crow with window, It came today!!! I jumped for joy and it was Christmas in July for me. Thanks again for picking me.
    Love love the snowmen!!

    peggy lee

  20. Thank you soooo much for all the freebies and all the info and ideas you have shared with us. I would love to have the snowman and prairie doll pattern. You are so kind.

  21. Love the snowmen you made!! Too cute!! Also the snowmen clothespins...and would love to have the pattern for them.
    Thanks for all the free patterns that you share with us. I downloaded the Candy Cane Annie pattern to make it for my friend for a Christmas gift. She loves Raggedy Annies and at last count...she had 68 of them!

    Congrats to your giveaway winners!!

  22. I still can't find a way to get an email off to you with my home address Sandy, for my prize. Please email me at
    Thank you
    KKL Primtiives

  23. Hi Sandy, I LOVE your blog, you are SOOOO talented!!!! I love how you show your work in progress, it inspires me!!!! Your clothespin snowmen and prairie dolls so are adorable!!!! Can't wait to see what you are working on next :) Blessings....Rhonda

  24. Sandy I am so excited!!! Congratulations to all the winners we are so lucky to receive your wonderful creations!!!Be Blessed!~Wendy

  25. Love all your work!! You’re so talented! I would love the pattern for the snowman clothespins. Thanks for sharing.