Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tag.....I'm it..I'm it...I'm it...I'm it?

WHEW!..I'm way behind in playing tag! I don't mean to be, but I am. I'm trying to get caught up, and I don't want anyone to feel slighted, or think that I'm a Party Pooper, b/c I love to play too. goes, first things first, I'll start w/ this.

I was tagged by dear sweet Angie of
Love the Prim Look for the
"How did you get your name game"
I have to tell how I got my business name.
Well......I know it's gonna come as a surprise to some, but I got my name b/c I love DOGS!

I really wanted a name that reflected who I am and what I love most. I had the hardest time to come up w/ something that I was happy with. There's nothing prim about Dogs...but again, I just had to have my name reflect my love for dogs, as it is the very essence of who I am! I thought, I took a trip down Memory Lane, and remembered when I was a little girl, we used to go on vacation to Miami Beach every summer. On our way down one time.....we stopped at a Tourest Trap (as my dad so fondly called them), it was way off the beaten path, and back in the hills of Georgia (I think), and it was called simply "Dogpatch". There was a little old lady (thinking back she resembled Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies), and there was a carousel, and many handmade quilts hanging on a line for sale. As young as I was, I remember loving those things, each one different from the other.
Boy...what I wouldn't give to get my hands on one of those beauts now!

So, there you have it...that's how I got my name :)

Visit Dogs Deserve Better to order your copy of this poignant print titled "Faithful Friend" which depicts a sweet little girl who's sat down to befriend and offer some companionship to a lonely tethered dog. Yes, even a child knows better.
Please remember.....Kindness Matters! it's my turn to pick 5 more people to tell the story of Their Name. It's not going to be easy to find someone who's not already been tagged and told.....but I will give these friends a shot.

1) Debbie of Simple country blessings

2) Justine of Little Ol Me

3) Susan of Prim and Proper Folks

4) Sweet Jamie of Peach Street Primitives

5) Paula of Hidden in the Attic

Sneak "Peek" a boo!

It's that time again...another deadline another online market update. This one is for Simply Primitives.

Here's a sneak peek at my offering (and you're only gettin a'll have to pop in to Simply Primitives if you want to see it all), and man, am I stuck on Eagles lately or what?
I promise I'm gonna move on to Sams and Libs here real soon....I've got a couple created right now as I type (in my mind, that is..hehe!)

Anyway.....I'm not telling what all comes w/ this set, I will say however that it is a Prim Patriotic Gathering, and it's got me thinkin JU-ly the 4th!
It's no be sure to stop by Simply Primitives on April Fools Day to see the rest.
Ta Ta for now :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nothing Compares....

nothing a TDIPT Swap!!!

I've been involved in some pretty nice prim swaps in some of my ebay groups.....but there aint no swap like a TDIPT Swap, trust me! The members of our group are not only some of the most kind, caring and talented folks to walk the face of the Earth, they're thee most generous you could ever hope to meet.

Some of you know I have been under the weather for the past couple of weeks due to a not so normal recovery from a root canal. I started to feel really sick and swell up just a few days after having it done. I am still having some facial and jaw pain, but I am starting to feel better. I should know in a few days (when the anitbiotics are gone) if I will even be able to keep my tooth that the root canal therapy was done on. I'm sure keeping my fingers crossed!
Anyway...that brings me to say, I'm way overdue on my posting, and especially regarding my swap treasures from none other than Suzanne Davis of Pear tree Primitives. When this gals sends goodies...she sends the Mother lode! I must be thee luckiest gal in TDIPT, but then again, I think we all think we're the luckiest of recipients!
My big huge box arrived on the day I first started feeling ill. What a delight it was to get it, and it really perked me up. The timing was perfect. I knew she was talented, but I hadn't realized just how multi-talented Suzanne was....until I opened and started unwrapping. My oh was incredible!

So, I guess I should stop teasin, and start showin!

Suzanne had everthing packed so nice and neat.

Just look at it all! I got some of her folky notecards, that i've been admiring for sometime now. And look at the cute Beagle "Pupper weight"....hehe, how fun is that? She knows I love Black Labs, and she sent me a Black Lab magnet. Also some yummy smelling tarts, wrapped so pretty. You can see to the left, a neat little wooden beehive bobbin. It's just the neatest little thing!
She also sent Starbucks and some really good Peanut Roca and Chocolate too!

But just look at this! Can you believe she sent me one of her handmade floorcloths? I have never had one, and I truly love this, with her own original design that she has hand painted onto it! I was just amazed!

She also sent along the redware bowl and eggs that she painted as well. She really put a lot of time into her gifts for me.

I would have been delighted w/ this, it was more than enough. But no......there is more!

Look at this sweet creature! She is a clay head bunny, and I am in love w/ her! Look at her dress! I will be keeping her out year round, she's not just for Easter.

I told you....Suzanne is multi-talented! And she home schools her two teenage boys as well. This is definitely one gal who has her ducks all in a row!

There's more...... very very favorite of all is this wonderful handpainted portrait of a dog, created in the likeness of my very first foster doggie, "Lucky"

I will cherish this forever, and am so happy to have something to always remind me of the sweet little dog who changed my life, and is responsible for saving so many more.

That's still not all.

I almost forgot, but not Suzanne, she didn't forget a thing. She was thoughtful enough to send something along for my Granddaughter Zoey. In a white box, tied w/ pretty green ribbon, was a handmade chick charm, and Zoey was delighted to wear it to school to show all of her girlfriends.

Did I mention, nothing compares to a TDIPT Swap?

Thank you dear Suzanne! that I'm feeling a bit better, I hope to get started on some of the fun goings on in blog land. I've been tagged a few times, and awarded a couple more times, and just need to catch up. I'm not ignoring, I promise, I just have not been up to playing, but I think I'm BACK, for now anyway.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Give it away.. give it away.. give it away now!

Tdipt Mercantile's Birthday party has started......and we have presents galore for you!

The artists of TDIPT Mercantile are just so very grateful to all the visitors and customers that have stopped by in our first year of existance..... and it's w/ great appreciation that we want to offer you, our visitors and customers a chance to win presents in celebration of our milestone.
There are over 30 gifts to be given away through a drawing as well as a $50.00 gift certificate to be used for anything from the Mercantile.
All you need to do to be entered in the drawing is visit our blog and leave a commet. Or...if you purchase something from the Merc, your name will be automatically added to the hat a second time!
So, w/out further hesitation, head over to the Mercantile to see all of the lovely new offerings the 1st of the month artists have to offer you, and whille there, be sure to take a peek at the treasures they have donated to be given away. From there, just hop on over to our blog, and wish us a Happy Birthday, and you're good to go!
Best of luck to all of you!