Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pictures of Our Booth At St. John's

The craft show was great! I love seeing the customers that come to our booth every year. I want to say thank you to all my loyal customers and see you next year!



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Snowman Family

I have 3 of these....the snowman family is sitting in a lighted wreath. They will be available at the St. John's craft show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I hope to see you there.

Friday, November 28, 2014

St. Johns' Craft Show

Don't forget to visit the Show Of Hands craft show at St. Johns' school on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 5- 9, on Saturday, 9-5 and Sunday, 9-3. The school is located at;
                  5701 Locust Ave.    Carmichael, CA   95608

I will be in the Christmas Room  (the school library) so please drop in and say hi!
Hope to see you there.    : )

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Items

Here a few new things I will have for the St. John's show. The Santa in the sleigh lights up.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Item

Here is one of the new gingerbread dolls I made for this years show at St. Johns'.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Here is a picture of some of the turkeys that I made......you can find them at the Front Porch in Auburn CA, or in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Show Time

This is the time of year when the craft shows are in full swing. Here are a couple of things that I will have at my shows. (Sorry 2 photos are sideways, I could not get them to stay upright). The ghost is a plant stick and I am finishing up some that are Frankenstein heads, Mummy heads and pumpkins. I will get those posted when they are done.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall Is Almost Here

In the retail business, we start each season early.....really early. I have been working on Halloween and Fall items since May, and I should have started in February. I have so many things to make, and the shows are just around the corner.
So....what will become of this pile of bodies........stay tuned to see the finished products.

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Pumpkin Pillow

Here is a new pillow for fall. It measures approxamently 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".

It can be found in my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/patchworkfriends

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

I want to wish all the Dad's a very Happy Father's Day, and especially to my Father, who passed away in December, 2011. You are truly missed Dad!   xoxo

Monday, May 19, 2014

My Etsy Team Summer Celebration

The Etsy team that I belong to, The Old Farmhouse Gathering, starts it's summer celebration today, and it runs through June 1st. Please stop by and take a peek at the wonderful handmade work from all the talented artist. Just go to Etsy, type in SCOFG, and take a look.
Here are a couple of things that I listed for the celebration.
 I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Summer Celebration

My Etsy team, The Old Farmhouse Gathering, is having a wonderful Summer celebration with the great artist on our team. Please be sure to stop by and take a look!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Two More Annie's For The Day

Here are 2 more Annie's for the day.....


My new Annie Doll

Here is one of my new Annie's I posted on my Etsy shop today....I have 3 more I will be posting later today.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A New Celebation From My Etsy Team

Be sure and visit Etsy on March 31, 2014 through April 6, 2014, for great new items posted by me and the wonderful team of The Old Farmhouse Gathering. Be sure to type in the letters, ATGOFG.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cute Picture

I saw this photo and just wanted to share it with everyone. This chick has attitude!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring Celebration on Etsy

My Etsy team is having a Spring celebration. The wonderful artist on this team have created some beautiful handmade items. Please stop by and take a look. Go to;
http://www.etsy.com  and type in NBCOFG and the pages will come up for the Old Farmhouse Gathering Spring Celebration.

Here is one of my new pillows that I listed for the celebration.

Everyone have a wonderful week!   : )

Monday, February 10, 2014

Chocolate Festivale in Old Auburn

Here are a couple of pictures of the Reese's peanut butter cup cupcakes from the chocolate festival yesterday in Old Auburn, at the Front Porch. It rained all day, but people still came out to get their chocolate!
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ventine's Day Shelf Sitters

Here are a couple of Annie shelf sitters I made today for Valentine's day. They will be available at the Front Porch tomorrow and I also have them available at my Eysy shop. Remember the chocolate festival will be tomorrow, 2/9/14 in Old Auburn, CA and the shop will be open from 10 to 5. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Etsy Team Swap

I belong to a team called The Old Farmhouse Gathering through my Etsy shop. We have a lot of things going on and this last one was a swap where you are partnered up with a teammate and you exchange a snowman, a piece of fabric, chocolate and an item of your choice. Here is a photo of what I received from Marilyn of Harvestmoon Prims. I love my goodies and I will be using my new fabric to make a dress for one of my dolls for the teams Spring celebration that starts February 24, 2014. I will post more information on that as it gets closer. Be sure to check out Marilyn's shop at;

Monday, January 13, 2014

Vaentine's Day Pillows

I hope everyone is having a great new year. It is almost the middle of January...time flies! We all need to stay focused and remember the promises that we made to ourselves and keep moving forward.
 I made a couple of Valentine's day pillows and you can view them on my Etsy page at;


Have a good week and remember the goal...."Be the best that you can be"!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


 The new year is here and I can't believe it is 2014! Where did the last year go!? I am glad to be in a new year and am looking forward to a new journey in my life. Today I have been doing some soul searching and I have had a light bulb moment.
 I think I learned a lot in 2013, probably more in that year than any other and I would like to take all of the positive, and the not so positive, lessons learned and use that knowledge in this new year. I have had some major turn of events happen and some horrific hurt and loss, but I need to accept what I cannot change and move forward. I am not saying that the hurt will magically disappear, but I will learn to live with it. We teach people how to treat us and I taught certain people well. I have spent so many years of my life letting people dictate what they think I should be, or what I should have done and I chose to let them make me feel bad about myself. I have allowed people to verbally abuse me, lie about me and I always let it go for fear of them not liking me or having them leave me, but I realize now that it is far better to be alone, than to be with people and still be alone. This is not just in relationships, it can be with family and friends too. They are there when there is something in it for them, but nowhere to be found when you need them. People that live in glass houses should not throw stones!
What I have learned along the way is that I am who I am.... a very strong, giving, compassionate and loyal person. There are, or were up until now, people in my life that could not walk a day in my shoes, especially during my hardest times and I got through it with dignity and grace, without whining or giving up. I have learned that the people in my life right now are the ones that mean the most and are the ones that have earned my trust and loyalty. The people I have chosen to not be a part of my life anymore, have earned that too. I can only be my true self and carry on.
 As I look back over the last 59 years of my life,  I have paid my dues, tolerated way to much and now it is time to change that. I will stand tall! It is like a weight has been lifted and now the time has come to be the best that I can be!
I wish all my true family and friends a very Happy New Year and that you  will be the best that you can be too!
Debbie    : )