Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year Everyone

Well the old year will be coming to an end soon..

For some of us it has been the best year of our lives and some of us it may have been quite different..I will be one of those glad to start a new year with new hopes and new dreams..

2009 will be a much better year for my family and i ..... i feel it in my heart.

I truly hope that 2009 brings joyful and safe times to all my cyber friends, family and peace to your world...

Don't forget to sing loud, laugh alot and collect memories..

Huge Hugs Tanxxoo

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Check out My Last Lot of Item's At The Chocolate Crow Trader

As some of you may already know this is my last month displaying my primitive wares at
The Chocolate Crow Trader ...

Due to a huge amount of new commitments starting in 2009 i will not have a lot of spare time and something had to be dropped off the list..It will be sad not be involved with such a wonderful online magazine and great bunch of gals... Above you can find my prim wares for the month of December..

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pay It Forward!!!!

I am lucky enough to be part of Rustic Tarts

"Pay-it-forward" exchange - Thanks Christina.

This is such a wonderful idea and one that we should use every day that we can - not just in blogland but to those around in our own communities....but in this instance it is in the blogland community.

It is based on the concept of the movie "Pay It Forward", where acts of kindness are done without expecting anything in return, just passing it on, hoping that the recipients will do the same and pay it forward, like a never ending chain of kindness...

So do you want to play with me?

The first 3 visitors to visit my blog and leave a comment saying they would like to be involved will receive a handmade gift from me within 365 days of joining . You need to follow up with an email to me to confirm your spot!

These 3 visitors must have their own blog, place the PIF logo on your blog and link it back to me.

Then you must be prepared to offer the same, to the first 3 visitors to visit your blog. And follow the above steps as I have done.

There is plenty of time - we have a year and you won't know when you will receive it so it will be a big surprise.

I am happy to post internationally so don't let that stop you from joining in ...

So Come Join in the fun!!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Have Been Tagged!!!!

I have been tagged by Christina - Rustic Tarts - Woohoo!!! I always give her things like this so now it is!!!!!

The rules of this tag are:

1) Link to the person who tagged you.

2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6)

3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below)

4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.

5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog

6) Let the tagger know when your post is up

#1} I am a night owl and most nights I can be found lurking around my home in the early morning hours..

#2}I hate frogs and snakes ...I get goose bumps seeing them on the telly..They just freak me out...

#3}I can not cook with eggs and i don't like to eat them..They smell terrible and make me feel ill to look at them uncooked...

{yeppers I'm a nut case and you are laughing by now...}

#4} I don't like people who lie it drives me nuts if i think i have been lied to..

#5} I love anything burgundy and eggshell blue.

#6} I process things people say to me way to much..I always wonder if they say what they mean to say or they mean something different..It gets me in trouble most of the

I am meant to tag 6 others but will have to find some new people to tag

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I have received an Amazing Blog Award

How exciting, a HUGE Thank You to Treann for awarding me with the 'Uber Amazing Award'.
The rules of this award are:
*Put the logo on your blog or post
*Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that are Uber Amazing!
*Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
*Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I nominate the Blogs below because they are just fabby and i loooove them:
Christina and Marion -
Andrea -
Robin -
Amanda -

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Wishes Santa Hanger Epattern Now Available

Christmas Wishes Santa Hanger

Christmas Wishes Santa Hanger

Measurements: 36cms high { 14 inches}

He is stained for that great prim look.

He has been ...

Price: US$8.99

Click for details

Friday, November 21, 2008

Olde Thyme Santa

Measuring 50cms high { 19.5 inches }

This Olde Thyme Santa comes to you grubby and heavily cinnamon caked.. . He wears a suit of dark red felt and grubby warm and natural..…
Santa has hand stitches eyes and a thick jute beard..…
He stands on an old burgundy candle stick and has been adorned with real rusty bells.…
Santa holds a grubby linen star that says " Christmas Wishes " in his hands...
The Olde Thyme Santa sits on top of a burgundy pip berry wreath...…
© 2008 Tanya’s Prim Thyme Designs Original

Merry Christmas and Happy Bidding

Check out My Second Auction Item At The Chocolate Crow Trader

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Photo's Of Birthday Swap Gifts From P4P Sweeties

I am a very lucky gal to receive such delightful gifts from the girlie's in the Passion For Primitives Birthday swap... You are all such talented gals...Thank you again for your delightful pressies....

Hugs Tanxxoo

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thank You Birthday Swapers

I want to say a HUGE Thank You to the girls in the Birthday Swap at P4P...You are all very talented ladies...I will post photos of my special gifts tomorrow if i get a chance....You have made my Birthday soooo much more special with your parcels....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Look Who I found lurking In My Rose Garden

Meet Gray boy one of my Kitty Kat's..I just popped out to cut some roses for the house and someone beat me there..He looked really happy until i woke him from his afternoon

Sunday, October 19, 2008

How To Rust Tin Items !!!!!

Method #1............
I am going to share a primitive rust recipe that works well for me. First, place your items to be rusted into a container I use a jar for little items or bells or a big bucket for bigger items.... Pour enough bleach and apple cider vinegar into the container to cover the items you are rusting.I use equal parts of both..Pour in some rock salt... Let it sit like this for about 24 hours. I then drain the out the bleach mixture leaving the metal items still damp in the jar or bucket. Put the jar or bucket out in the sun to dry, uncovered, and the metal items in it will rust as they dry. It is the air that makes them rust.. When you mix up the bleach mixture DO NOT inhale it because it is very yuk and DO NOT put your hands in it either..Your hands will stain black...

Method #2............

First, place your items to be rusted into a container that has a lid . Pour enough bleach into the container to cover the items you are rusting, and then put the lid on. Let it sit like this for about 24 hours. Leaving the metal items still damp in the jar. Next cover them with cider vinegar and add in a healthy dose of salt. Cover again, and let sit overnight. Drain the mixture out leaving the damp bells/safety pins/what you have in the jar or bucket. Put the jar out in the sun to dry, uncovered, and the metal items in it will rust as they dry.This way is less toxic ...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Crazy Life!!!!!

Well i have not posted much in the last few weeks. I think I'm still trying to get over the shock of loosing my FIL so suddenly..I haven't felt like sewing much and have been staying at home and watching the world pass me by...But i have to get my act together soon. Can't keep walking around with all this on my mind ...

I have started working on my Christmas goodies for the website and for the craft fair at Gatton. I'm also working on some new birdhouses and game boards..So i hope they turn out well.

I have been rustin stuff up as well. I can't seem to leave things in a sliver love them the more rusted the better..I have a heap of pie tins sitting out on the table on my deck to finish the rusty process... I also have a few tins just started in the rustin mixture..I will get them out tomorrow and see how they are going..
..I had better duck off now and wash up...yuk!!!

Hugs Tanxxoo

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Grab a New Epattern of My Prim Sisters Doll's

Soozee and Mistletoe Prim Thyme Sisters Dolls
Soozee and Mistletoe Prim Thyme Sisters Dolls

Measurements: Both dolls are approx 40cms long when finished {15.5 inches}
Soozee and Mistletoe ...
Price: US$8.99

Click for details

Grab a Instant Epattern !!!!

Prim Thyme Angel's Blessings  Doll
Prim Thyme Angel's Blessings Doll

A wonderful new design for you all. She has been painted and sanded. She has been stained all over. ...
Price: US$8.99
Click for details

Sunday, August 31, 2008

****FREEBIE****Grab A New FREE Stitchery Design

.......Feel Free to Save the New Free Stitchery designs above....
They will be delightful stitched onto a pillow or in a frame...
Just remember if you plan to stitch them up and sell them please give credit to me at Tanya's Prim Thyme Designs....
Hugs Tanxxoo

Geham Spring Into The Country Craft Fair

Find my designs and many of other talented designers at
Spring into the Country
Tole Painting
Wrought Iron
Soaps & Candles
Patchwork & Quilting
Jewellery & Beading
Country Dolls & Bears
Plants and lots more
~ Cafe Style Eatery ~
Come and browse through an array of high quality hand made and home grown goods.
Geham State School Indoor Facility 9625 New England Hwy, GEHAM 4352
(22kms north of Toowoomba on the New England Highway)
~ Admission Fees ~ $5 adults Children under 12 free
Group bookings available

Saturday.....20th of September 2008 {9am ~ 7pm}
Sunday .....21st of September 2008 { 9am ~ 5 am}

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I have received a Primitive Excellence Award

Yipeeee! I have just received the Primitive Excellence Award from Brenda and Jan of Old Harbor Saltbox! Thank you so much you are just wonderful. It is soooo nice to know others just love primitives as much as i do... Make sure you checkout there blog link for their most delightful Primitives.
Once an award is received, the rules are as follows:Put the logo on your blog.Add a link to the person who awarded you.Nominate at least seven other blogs.Add links to those blogs on your blog.Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.
My nominees are
Rust and Dust
The Primitive Pear
Rustic Tarts
Treann's Place
My Black Birds Journey
Bracken Ridge Primitives

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Checkout This Little Sweetheart!!!!

Checkout this cute little guy..I have a really great deck area at the back of my house just off the kitchen where i love to sit and work most days in the warm ...Most other days i have the magpies and the peewees there to help me out. They sit on the table and watch me or pick at the cats dry bikkies i leave out for my cat bubbles..

But today i got the surprise of my life when this little kookaburra came right up to the cats bowl beside me...

In the rush to get the camera he popped off to sit on the clothes line..He looks like a youngin so i'm sure he will be back..This little guy has made my day....I just love all the birds that we have in our yard and the wildlife around the place..The country is the best place to live by far....
I will see if i can get pics of the magpies next time but they don't like to have snap shots taken of me i have tried ....
Hugs Tanxxoo

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Check out my range of Olde Thyme Prairie Wares on my Website !


Hope is the Thing with Feathers
By: Emily Dickinson

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea,
Yet never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Free Sheep , Crow and Hope Stitchery Doodle

Feel Free to click on images and save to your computer ...They would be a darling prim stitcheries in a frame or on a pillow...

Hugs Tanxxoo