Sunday, October 28, 2012


Pattern By:Wendy of Pineberry Lane
1st I did the NP "Hang It" I stuffed it with wool snippets. The wool that I handsewed on the back is the same as I braided the hanger from. At the ends of the braid I attached rusy ol bells with rusty ol pins. Counting the hanger it's approx. 10 1/2" long ( which you can adjust) and the NP is 4 1/2" long X 5 3/4" wide.
Asking $48.00 + Shipping
After I did the NP I just HAD to adapt it and hook this rug!!!
It measures approx. 10" X 13"
Looks neat on my little antique chair!!!
Asking $126.00 + Shipping
is my own needle punch design. I used hand dyed Valdani pearl cottons on the witch and DMC on the background.  I handstitched a black & cream vintage tweed wool on the back and then made the braid and handstitched it on. I also stitched a small plastic ring on the back for hanging.
She's approx. 8 1/2" long X 5 1/2" wide.
Asking $49.00 + Shipping
This Make- Do is also my own design.
I used hand dyed Valdani pearl cotton to punch jack,sewed black wool on the back and stuffed him with wool snippets. I securely mounted him on an antique bobbin that I wrapped & tied hemp cord on that I threaded ol rusty bells to. The witch hat is stitched on and there's a teeny tiny black cat charm stitched to the jute that's tied around the witch hat.
Asking $39.00 + Shipping
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I hope you've enjoyed looking at my work!!!
Believe it or not I have many more things sitting here waiting to be finished!!!
Thanks For Stopping By!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012


YUP It's the 3rd Friday of the month, although I don't know where the other 2 went,and that means update day,New Stuff at Prmitive Handmade Mercantile!!! Just click on the banner over there on your right and it will take you there. That's where I'm goin' right now so I'll see you there!!!! Sherry....OUT

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Happy Hump Day!!! Or as I call it Social Security Pay Day!!! Yesterday I freaked my own freak,because when it's pay day the 1st thing I do after getting my coffee in the a.m. is go on line to make sure my money is there. Well yesterday there was NO money!!! WHY??? Where is it??? What happened??? Oh No!!!! So after a few minutes of that,I realized it was Tuesday!!! OK one day is the same as the next to me,except the week-end. I know it's the week-end because my soapie's not on and on Sunday someone from the church brings Communion to me. Everything's ok now it IS the 3rd Wed. of the month and my $602 courtesy of our goverment is in my acount and soon to be gone LOL!!! So I've been workin' on tons of stuff with most of them sitting here needing their finishing work. But I did manage to get this make-do finished yesterday. I call him, Mr. Jack and Cat. He's from a Mad Hen little booklet of black & white doodle drawings called Seasons. When I saw him I decided to punch him and I knew from the start that I was going to mount him on an antique beehive bobbin with a garland of rusty bells or cute tiny little pumpkins called putka pods. Found some on eBay,so that's what I decided to use. I used beautiful hand dyed Valdani pearl cotton to do all the punching. I think He should be kept out all year round,afterall he's just a well dressed pumpkin man holding his cat!!! He's on eBay right now. You can click on my eBay banner over there on the right if you'd like to see more pictures and this link doesn't work. Thanks For Stopping By!!!! Sherry.....OUT

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Few of My Hallowe'en Handmades

In almost 40 years of selling,over 30 of them out doing shows,out of the 1000's of things that I've made and sold,I kept very few things. Here's 3 of them. The Witch & cat doll is my own design. When I finished her I didn't want to part with her,so I kept her. The Witch,Cats & Jols swag is also my design. I did sell these,but managed to keep one for myself. The Cat was "supposed" to be for sale,but once I finshed him,I knew he was staying with me!!! This was a Hickety Pickety pattern. It has to be well over 20 years ago that I made these things and they come out every year still lookin' pretty good. The Cat's hat that I made of burlap & painted black has faded but it's ok. His clothes are black felt that I painted with orange stripes & his outfit still looks good and check out the black nail polish on the witch,still a perfect manicure!!!
Well back to work for me. Thanks for stopping by!!! Sherry....OUT

Monday, October 1, 2012


HAPPY OCTOBER!!!! I hope you'll take a little break today and go to EARLY WORK MERCANTILE to check out our October 1st update of all new things. You can click on the banner over there on your right and it will take you there!!!! Thanks For Looking!!! Sherry....OUT