Tuesday, December 18, 2007
"Thank You" to everyone who supported me in this new path this year. If anyone would have ever told me a year and a half ago that I'd be doing this kind of work full time, I wouldn't have believed it! "Our God Is An Awesome God"!!! He can use our skills in ways we've never dreamed if we just hand it all over to Him.
If there's anyone out there reading this wondering if they will ever "find themselves".... Believe. Believe.
Each one of us is His precious child and He will lead us if we put it all in His hands. Funny, you know? His hands are strong enough to hold it all, but gentle enough to let all the bad stuff slip through, until all that's left is the beautiful person He created us to be...
Love & Peace... *Linda*
Monday, December 17, 2007
At Etsy, I'll also be selling my early style stitcheries and my handcrafted primitive dolls like this sweet little Annie.
Just click on her picture to read more about her and see my other handcrafted items at etsy.
Blessings & Peace,
Merry Christmas! I am Dani, and live in inland Southern California with my husband of 34 years and our two sons, who are 16 and 19. We also have two adorable cats...
I am so blest to be a part of the Glad Tidings group....good fellowship, prayer, and fun. Even though we live in all parts of the US, different ages and places in life, we are one in the Spirit. God has brought us together and this is His work.
We blog on our own also, so please check out the different blogs, mine is Eagles Wings named after one of my favorite scriptures...
Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (KJV)
I love to do all sorts of crafting, learned from my mother and grandmother how to do embroidery and cross stitching...my paternal grandmother was an avid crafter with castoffs way before it was fashionable. She also searched thrift shops and garage sales for treasures back in the 50s and 60s..I guess I am a lot like her in many ways.
I posted one of my journal or memory jars as they are newest creations...please check my store for more details....I kinda like to think of these as memory preserves!
There is a link at the bottom of the page for the China Lake Shoppe...that's me!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Clicking on this picture will take you to my ebay store!
First, I want to thank everyone in our group who has helped so much in putting together this great, cozy place in this huge thing called cyberspace! You have all become such wonderful friends to me, and I thank the Lord every day for you, your talents, your love, and your prayers! I love you all!!
I've been working in crafts since the 70's, starting with hydrocal painting and ceramics. I loved giving classes, learning new techniques, and gracing my home with the finished product. I've dabbled in china painting, dolls, etc., but my true love has been the primitive and victorian type of crafts. When I moved to Virginia and lived in an old farmhouse on 240 acres, somehow I felt drawn to everything old! I just couldn't bear to throw anything away, no matter how worn and torn it was. I loved making memory arrangements in everything from sifters, colenders, and cigar boxes, to collages using old photos, laces, quilts and dried flowers.
After moving back to Florida, I began a wholesale business which lasted for a few years until I just burned out. Making the same thing over and over and over was hard for me, as I would have rather been creating new and different things.
Now, my time is taken up making angels, creating stitcheries in the old childish fashion on old, embroidered linens and doilies, and finding ways to make use of old quilts and quilt tops.
I love to write, and deepest parts of my soul are best stated in my poetry and my writings. I've tried to find creative ways to share these poems, etc., and enjoy making collages that incorporate them into the finished product. My goal with these is to encourage others as Christ has encouraged me and to take someone by the hand and lead them, even for just a few steps, through the desert periods of their lives.
Thank you so much for taking the time to let me share with you a little of myself, my creations, and my Lord Jesus Christ!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
My name is Andra.... and i'm a WAHM of 2 busy little boys.... and a devoted wife to my best friend of 10 years..... that doesn't seem like alot except that i'm only 25 lol! We have been married for 4 1/2 years. After much struggle i can honestly say right now our life is blessed..... far from perfect.... but blessed.
I have been making and selling primitives for 5 years... selling locally for 5, on ebay for 4, and on my own site for 9 months.
Here are a few of my favorite creations... and don't forget to check out what i have on ebay right now! From now untill 2008 all combined shipping is $4.60... some of the listings have multiple sets available.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
A little about me? I'm 54 years old & the Mom to three wonderful daughters, and a SIL. I also have the most beautiful granddaughters in the world!!! Jordan is 11, Randi is 8.
I am a born again, Bible believing, forgiven Christian! Jesus Christ is a part of my everyday life. I believe that He is always with me, just as the Bible tells us.
I love many different types of art and crafting. I make dolls, some art dolls, some paperclay sculpted, some Raggedies. I love to paint, watercolor being my favorite medium, but I mostly paint with acrylics on stretched canvas's now.
Glad Tidings Primitives & Folkart is my home-away-from-home. It's my Bible study, my worship service, my prayer meeting, and my favorite place on the internet! The sisters I have grown to know and love there are talented artisans. I have learned so much from all of them. I thank God for their fellowship & friendship.
The following scripture is one of my favorites. It always speaks to me in EXACTLY the way I need to hear it!
Jer 29:11 (NIV) "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Thanks for our visit. Come back soon.
Here are a couple of my recent creations. Clicking on the first picture will take you to my ebay auctions:
I love this photo I came across and I know it was meant to be shared. It reminds me of what my Grandmother's Christmas wardrobe might have appeared like. I find myself enchanted with those simpler times well, it seems simpler to me in my hectic life thoughts today but, I am sure I can NOT imagine how hard her life was then really. Getting up to get the chicken eggs and have a hot breakfast, getting the stove going for hot cocoa as she called it (hot chocolate to me)
I yearn to re-visit many of her days in my altered art mixed media Primative Style. When I can relax and get involved in my art, it journeys me to a place I desire to stay. I am collecting all kinds of abandoned items to recycle them for another use.
I have old windows, screens, boards, cans, bottles, fibers like yarns, ribbons, fabrics and vintage laces, crochet, etc. I could go on and on.
I shall share them with you as I embellish what is in my head. When I see it, so will you. Smiles,
My first sale was Four Halloween Pumpkins this FALL 2007 to Canada.
and I have to list my altered art wall cone? tussy mussie?
I am working on a new banner for my Blogger site! I am honored to be in Glad Tidings Groups and I BELIEVE!
OH Lord, Thou didst create the earth for man, and gave him the fruits of the earth and of the flocks and herds for his support, and hast said that food is to be santified by prayer. Santify this food to us, and us to Thy service for Jesus' sake. Amen"
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I'm Linda of Linda*Pinda*Designs.
The most important things in the world to me are Faith, Family, & Friends and being a part of this wonderful group of women helps me to center on those priorities and to grow on my journey everyday.
I just love primitives and folkart and have dabbled in creative arts all of my life thanks to my wonderful mom. God led me down a new path this past year and the bulk of my primitive business has been designing graphics and auction templates. This has been challenging and rewarding. Of all the wonderful things that have happened through my work, my prim sisters have been the greatest blessing!
When I'm not designing or primming, I'm busy keeping the homefires burning here in Southern New England. I have a wonderful husband, 6 precious children, and 1 cuter than cute miniature schnauzer, Merry!
Besides primitives, I love to write, take pictures, garden, cook, and share "the good news"!
Please feel free to visit my website: lindapindadesigns.com to learn more about me and see some of my offerings.
Prim Blessings... *Linda*
To read more About Me and view my current auctions, just click on my photo.
I remember loving to use my hands to make things since I was a young girl. Just give me any little scrap of fabric, a needle & thread and I was one happy girl! I haven't changed much. I'm still passionate about creating things to make my home a pleasant place to be. I truly enjoy sharing my work with others as well.
I must say that I am a bit partial to early style stitcheries & primitives dolls. Here is a sampling of my work ~
I am so thankful & blessed to be part of such a lovely group of talented Christian artists. Take a peek at their work. You won't be disappointed!
Glad Tidings Primitives and Folkart is an exciting group of gals who love God first, Family second. . . .and the work of their hands are proof of it all!
Thank you for being patient as we organized and planned this all out. We have surprises planned for you, so please check back often!