Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Getting ready for December...
Check out my new listing on our AHA Marketplace website for December at http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/

Primitive folk art...Jack O' Hearts! He's dressed in a grunged jumpsuit made with ~ALEXANDER HENRY'S, "TATTOO HEARTS".

Assorted red hearts with gold lame outlining on a black background. 100% cotton, quilt weight fabric. A vintage rhinestone button on his belly and a coordinating gold stars on black fabric collar.

His head, arms and legs are made of stuffed osnaburg muslin. All parts have two coats of paint, sanded, then grunged with coffee and cinnamon stain and sanded again. He measures 17 inches from the top of his head to the tips of his toes. String hanger in back for hanging.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2010 4th Annual Victorian Holiday Boutique

The annual Victorian Holiday Boutique has outgrown Prescott's historic Brinkmeyer house, so this year it's moving to the Smoki Museum at 147 N. Arizona St. across from Lindley Field, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 12, 13 and 14th.

The 4th annual boutique will be wheelchair accessible for the first time, and people won't bump into each other so much.
The boutique hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There is no entrance fee and free coffee is available. The event accepts only cash and checks.

Forty-three crafters have produced hundreds of items perfect for holiday gifts, and most cost less than $20.

A short list of items includes miniature Christmas trees, cloth pumpkins, grunge dolls, ornaments, handbags, baby items, wreaths, pillows, walking sticks, jewelry, blankets, paper crafts, sachets, homemade soaps and other bath items, scarves, quilted items, photographs, books, paintings by local artists, cookbooks and lots of seasonal d├ęcor.

"If it ain't here, you don't need it!" co-organizer Bobbie Windham said only half-jokingly.

One shopper favorite is the hand-painted wine glasses with local sayings such as "What happens in Prescott stays in Prescott." Some are geared toward the Red Hat Ladies.

The sale also includes baked goods, and anyone who wants to donate food can call Nancy at 445-8765 or Cookie at 928 445-1645.

A special pink basket and pink Christmas tree raffle will benefit Jim Burch in memory of Angel Burch, a co-organizer of the annual boutique who died of breast cancer in August.

Proceeds from the boutique benefit the county government's historic Citizens' Cemetery on Sheldon Street. The Yavapai Cemetery Association is using the money to continue to build a metal fence around the cemetery to help protect its old headstones from vandals.

The boutique has raised more than $13,000 for the fence so far.

Over the years, many of the cemetery's headstones have been stolen or destroyed. It is the final resting place for thousands of Prescott's first pioneers, located at 815 E. Sheldon St.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My New Listing at AHA...Grunged Pumpkin Pete


Check out my new listing on our AHA Marketplace website beginning today. http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/

Pete is dressed in a grunged jumpsuit made with Jack o' lanterns and a dark orange and black striped grunged collar with a rusty pin and bell accent on his belly. His head, arms and legs have two coats of orange paint, then are grunged with dark coffee and cinnamon stain, and sanded. String hanger in back for hanging.

Please note that this is an "extreme" primitive, folk-art doll; some stitches were just meant to be seen! Doll will come to you signed and dated by doll artist Norine Centofante. All of my creations come from a smoke-free environment.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ahl Cooped Up...Her First Giveaway

Thanks to all her followers. Pat at Ahl Cooped Up is offering one of her very popular Frosty the Snowman. She'll will be adding some extras, but that's a secret.

The rules are simple.
1. You must be a follower of her blog for one entry. 2. If you leave a comment, you get two entries. 3. If you post this on your blog, you get three entries.
She will be picking the winner on her Mother's 80th Birthday, Oct. 22.

If you would like to purchase one, he's listed on her website, etsy, and there is an eBay auction going on for one now. Just look to the right of my blog and click on Ahl Cooped Up for your chance to win!!

Good Luck!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Primitive Folk-Art Raggedy WITCH-ESSCA Doll

I would like to share my Primitive little Raggedy Witch-essca "grunge" doll and her little black cat that I have listed on ebay.

She measures 12 inches from head to the bottom of her little black boots. She's made from muslin, stuffed and stained with coffee and cinnamon.
Her little undergarment and petticoat are made of muslin and her dress is little skull fabric on black. Two button accents.
Black button eyes, embroidered nose, mouth and eye features. Her hair strands are thick black, soft blend, lamb's wool yarn. Little black painted and grunged osnaberg muslin hat. All grunged with coffee and cinnamon stain.

I am also listing my Primitive Little Raggedy DORTY of OZ Doll on our AHA Marketplace beginning September 25th.

She measures 12 inches from head to the bottom of her little red shoes. She's made from muslin, stuffed and stained with coffee and cinnamon.
Her little bloomers and petticoat are made of muslin and her dress is pale blue gingham fabric with two button accents. Both are "grunged" with coffee stain.
Handpainted white socks and red shoes. Black button eyes, embroidered nose, mouth and eye brows. Her hair strands are thick, soft blend, lamb's wool yarn, tied with a matching piece of grunged fabric.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Connie of Celebrate 365 is the winner of my AHA GIVEAWAY!!

Our AHA Holiday Blog Giveaway is over and the winner for my blog is comment number 19, 'Connie' of Celebrate 365!
Congratulations Connie!
Please drop me a message (my facebook identity is Grunge Goddess Primitives) with your mailing address so I can ship out this little doll to you asap!
Thank you everyone who participated!

Check Connie's blog at: http://www.celebrate365.com/

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


aHa Marketplace opens August 25th with Grand Giveaways!
The aHa Studios Marketplace is open for business August 25th!!

And to celebrate this momentous occasion all Artisans are participating in a Blog Give-away! This Give-away will run from August 25th through September 12th. The rules are very simple, and you have a chance to win more than one prize.

Here's how it works.

First, each Artisan has posted a picture of our give-away prize clearly marked on our blogs. Next we have all chosen a random number.

All you have to do is post a comment under each prize picture (make sure to leave your email address so we can notify you). Now, if your comment corresponds with the Artisan's chosen number, then hooray, you win the prize for that blog. So, the more comments you post, the more chances you have to win! Easy!

Each of us have listed our fellow Artisans on our blogs, so all you have to do is follow the list from blog to blog, find the prize and comment. What could be easier?

All contest prizes will be posted on August 25th!

Good luck and Thank You for participating in the American Holiday Artist's Studio Marketplace Great Give-away!


Back In The Day Originals

Boy Howdie Folk Art

Elysian Field Originals

Fantasy Whispers

Folk `n Fiber

Folk Art By Penny

Folk Art From The Heart

Ginny Diezel Studios

Golders Creaky Gate

Granny Wolf Originals

Howling Mood Designs

Lowell Country Designs

Lynnelilly's Dog Art

Mother's Dream Artworks

Seasonal Whimsies

Skellyton Art

Smirking Goddes Studios

The Christmas Corgi

The Goode Wife Of Washington County

The Snippets

Whimsical Endeavors

Wings And Paws Whimsies

Enter to win my ~Primitive Folk Art Raggedy Doll~ give-away prize. She measures 12 inches from head to the bottom of her little black shoes. She's made from muslin, stuffed and stained with coffee!

I have chosen a lucky number, and all you have to do is leave a comment below and again your email address, if your comment number matches my chosen lucky number, then you win! Winner will be notified September 12, 2010.

Good Luck to all!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"STOMP" Collecting


Some women collect dolls. Some collect vintage fabrics (I know one personally, me). Some women even collect husbands (I know one of those too). And some women collect shoes...

This is a short (or lengthy depending how much you love a great pair of shoes), blog about a good friend of mine, here in the Las Vegas area, obsession with shoes. Not to be cofused with a dealing box designed to hold several decks of playing cards, but possibly just as expensive.

I have been asked to help clear out her double walk-in closet. Yes, I wrote "double" walk-in closet. She has the best taste and an appetite for very nice, fashion savvy apparel. I am sure with every item sold, another will replace it...but what fun we will have!

Stay with me here and follow the journey as I am listing name brand shoes, handbags and clothing (top of the line) for her at ebay.com. And please feel free to contribute to her cause if you see anything you "need".

I have placed a link to her beautiful things on the right of this blog, under lebudhz. Just click and shop from home. She is offering low starting bids and "free", USPS shipping on all her items. (The listing begins tonight at 9 PM, Pacific Time.)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

American Holiday Artists New Marketplace

A fabulous new web site filled with one-of-a-kind, original holiday art will debut on August 25th! American Holiday Artists Studio Marketplace (link will be provided on the launch date Aug 25.)

Thank you Suzanne (our fearless leader and founder), Susan, Sally and Sheryl for all your hardwork!

Just click the green AHA American Holiday Artists box on the right side of my page.